Poundland has to outsource hiring to cope with growth

Churchard, Claire
October 2009
People Management;10/8/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 21, p9
The article reports on the decision of value retailer Poundland to temporarily outsource its recruitment to help in placing high volumes of staff needed for rapid growth. According to Sonia Sharples, head of human resources (HR) at Poundland, the company was opening 43 new stores between April and November 2009 after Woolworths went into administration at the end of 2008. Poundland has an outsourcing deal with Resource Bank Lite (RBL) which will see RBL source staff for a five-week period.


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