Building Talent

Nationwide Building Society selects Lorien for talent acquisition solution

Lorien, a leading recruitment solutions specialist with over 40 years’ industry experience, has been selected as Nationwide Building Society’s partner to deliver an end-to-end talent acquisition solution for their volume and specialist recruitment.

The partnership will see Lorien deliver an integrated workforce strategy covering Nationwide’s technology, head office and branch recruitment. The new contract will build on the success of Lorien’s technology RPO at Nationwide, and will include recruitment specialists in key verticals, as well as onsite teams at Nationwide’s Swindon and London offices.

“We are delighted to partner with Nationwide Building Society as they continue their talent acquisition journey,” said David Gettins, MD of Lorien. “We’ve been working with Nationwide on their digital and tech talent strategy for almost a year now and we’re excited to scale our service on the back of that success. The complexity of the current market means that top talent is more vital than ever to steer businesses through challenges, but also to generate new ideas and to promote growth. Nationwide’s transformation journey will be reliant on the best talent, and we’re excited to provide a solution that will deliver the agility, efficiency and expertise to achieve the Society’s vision.”

The five-year contract will include strategies for transforming the workplace and embracing diversity; creating an engaging candidate experience for permanent workers, utilising sector leading technology to streamline and improve the candidate experience, and enabling informed business decision making to ensure Nationwide is best placed to respond to the current market factors.

Chris Bleakley, director of resourcing, Nationwide Building Society, added: “We’re really pleased to further cement the relationship with Lorien as a key recruitment partner to ensure we continue to bring the best and most diverse Talent to Nationwide now and in the future. Lorien’s expertise in the technology space has served us well and we look forward to further utilising their capabilities in realising our volume and specialist recruitment ambitions. During truly unprecedented times, it’s vital that our workforce reflects the future skills and capabilities required to ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of our 16 million members, both today and in the future. Together with Lorien’s commitment to delivering a great candidate experience, we’re excited for candidates to see how the work we’re doing is building a stronger, kinder, greener society.”

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