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Hiring Hub expands into Germany

Simon Swan

Hiring Hub, is expanding into Germany following its appointment by Henkel, a German multinational consumer goods company, to streamline and support all of its third-party recruitment activity.

With headquarters in Dusseldorf, Henkel owns major household brands including Schwarzkopf, Persil and Loctite. It will use Hiring Hub’s Portal product to consolidate all its third-party recruitment activity, allowing it to ensure compliance, track supplier performance, and route all payments through one vendor and platform.

The three-year deal for Portal gives the cloud-based recruitment platform provider a foothold in Germany, which it plans to build upon over the coming 12 months courtesy of a strong pipeline of German prospects.

Hiring Hub’s core product – a B2B recruitment marketplace – connects employers with top-rated recruitment agencies to help them find the best candidates. It first launched version one of Portal in 2020 to help large companies manage their recruitment supply chain, measure performance and track spend.

Portal will enable Henkel’s in-house recruitment teams to centralise all of its suppliers’ activity, while cutting the time it takes to onboard new recruiters, giving the €20.1billion turnover business more flexibility to use boutique recruitment agencies for specialist roles.

Henkel, which has over 50,000 employees globally, is the first major international client to adopt Portal. The announcement follows an period of solid growth for Hiring Hub, which secured a multimillion-pound investment from MonacoSol in January this year.

Simon Swan, CEO and founder of Hiring Hub, said: “The partnership with Henkel not only represents a major client win but also acts as a gateway into Germany for Hiring Hub, a region for which our Portal solution feels particularly well-suited.

“It was enterprises like Henkel we designed Portal for – large organisations that wanted a single platform to manage all third-party suppliers and procurement to ensure compliance, accelerate onboarding, and provide data and insights for its in-house recruitment team. We proud to partner with such an established and progressive company.”

Henkel’s head of recruitment in Germany, Marcus Krahforst, added: “We have been impressed with Hiring Hub’s user-friendly platform and commitment to customer service. Implementation was straightforward, and our partnership is only getting stronger thanks to the consistency and responsiveness of Hiring Hub’s relationship management team.”

Hiring Hub’s recruitment technology is also used by major employers including On The Beach, London & Partners, SSE, and Sega.

Although details of the contract have not been released, we assume that, unlike Oz and the rest of the Auf Wiedersehen, Pet cast, Hiring Hub will not be working all day in Dusseldorf for a pittance of pay. Rumours of kissing unknown dames remained unsubstantiated at the time of publication.

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