UHY (Hacker Young)

How Webrecruit helped the leading accountancy firm increase their direct sourcing capability

The Company


The UHY Hacker Young Group is an ambitious and growing network of UK Chartered Accountants. Established more than 90 years ago and with 22 offices across the UK, they have grown to become one of the Top 15 national groups of Chartered Accountants.

The Challenge


Charlotte Tappin, Recruitment & HR Manager for UHY Hacker Young, has been a long-time user of Webrecruit’s online recruitment advertising services to help the firm overcome their challenge of attracting high quality accountancy candidates. She was also looking for a way to increase direct hiring within the business.

We wanted to push direct hiring rather than using agencies but we didn’t have the right technology in place. We needed an efficient way of being able to do our own hiring and easily pull candidate details off the system.”

The Solution


Charlotte was already using a basic version of Webrecruit’s candidate management technology. However, in January 2017, UHY Hacker Young upgraded to our more advanced ATS, Webrecruit ATS, to ramp up their direct sourcing capabilities.

Webrecruit ATS is easy-to-use and it does exactly what our business needs; we’re a medium sized firm and it meets all our requirements. It’s accessible and reliable. The customisable email templates within the system are great as they make it easy to communicate with candidates. It’s also helpful for managing agencies and monitoring candidates so we can see exactly what stage of the process they’re at.”

The Results


Since using Webrecruit ATS, Charlotte and the UHY team have noticed a reduction in their time spent managing the recruitment process.

We’ve achieved significant cost savings and huge savings to our own time. Previously we were working with job boards directly and managing applications on spreadsheets. Webrecruit has enabled me to develop the department in other areas because of the time that we’ve saved.”

Other systems on the market might have additional features but Webrecruit ATS does everything that we need it to do for us, and it does it for a fraction of the cost of other systems. We haven’t had to compromise on our requirements at all.”

As a long-time user of our online recruitment advertising solutions, it’s the level of service Charlotte has received that has kept her coming back to Webrecruit.

It’s 100% the account management and customer service that’s kept me coming back. The people at Webrecruit are fantastic to work with. My account manager is always very helpful and does her best to help if we’ve got an urgent issue. We can be quite demanding but we never feel like we’re a burden. The tech team have been great too, really dynamic and responsive to our needs.”

Final Words

Webrecruit has partnered with us to really understand our requirements and how our business is set up. This is quite rare. We feel valued and like we’re always listened to. I already recommend Webrecruit and I will continue to do so in the future.”


– Charlotte Tappin, Recruitment & HR Manager, UHY Hacker Young.

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