G.R. Lane Health Products

Saving the family-run business hours of time through CV shortlisting

The Company


Established over 80 years ago, G.R. Lane Health Products is a family-run business that supplies a wide range of pharmaceutical and healthcare products, including well-known brands such as Kalms, Pro Plus and Jakemans.

The Challenge


Bridget Hares, HR and H&S Manager for G.R. Lane Health Products, has worked in various roles within the business over the past 13 years. She lists the company’s biggest recruitment challenges as not having enough time to sort through CVs, as well as sourcing specialist skill-sets.

We’ve always struggled to recruit for specialist roles requiring niche skill-sets, such as Validation Engineers. Even through agencies we haven’t been able to find anyone.”

The Solution


G.R. Lane Health Products previously used a local online job board to advertise its vacancies, however Bridget was looking for alternative options. She stumbled across Webrecruit through an internet search.

I was drawn to Webrecruit because I liked the service offering that came along with the advertising – you don’t get that when working with job boards directly. In particular, it was the CV filtering service that appealed to me, along with the exposure across a wider range of online job boards.”

By using Webrecruit’s fixed-fee recruitment solution, G.R. Lane Health Products also received access to Webrecruit’s base-level Applicant Tracking System and copywriting service.

Webrecruit’s job advert copywriting is good; our adverts are usually on the mark. I think I’ve only ever requested a couple of changes and that was in the early days of working with you. I feel like we’ve fine-tuned the style of advertising we like to put out now.”

The Results


Since working with Webrecruit, Bridget and the team at G.R. Lane Health Products have saved a significant amount of time, which has equated to cost savings.

The amount of time we’ve saved through the Webrecruit team shortlisting CVs for us has been amazing. They filter out all the unsuitable candidates, which is so helpful for roles that attract a lot of applications.”

My account manager has been great. While we still struggle sometimes with niche roles, we’ve had success recruiting for other roles within the business, including Accounts and Process Team Leader roles. The positions that we’ve struggled to recruit for haven’t failed because of Webrecruit, it’s more to do with the skills shortage at the moment. Even agencies have struggled with them.”

Final Words

I would definitely recommend Webrecruit. The service is great, quick and responsive. I like the ease of access and all the CV filtering that I receive.”

– Bridget Hares, HR and H&S Manager.

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