Award Winners – Most Successful Recruitment Experience

Wren Kitchens wins a prestigious award for its outstanding and personalised enrolment process which provides new team members with an exceptionally warm and comprehensive welcome to the business.

The UK’s number one kitchen retailer and best place to work with 8,500 family members across the UK and USA, has secured the Best Online Candidate Experience award at the prestigious Onrec Online Recruitment Awards – now in its 16th year. Onrec is a source of expertise in the recruitment industry and supports human resource professionals, recruiters and job seekers.

Up against household names such as Tesco and Paddy Power Betfair, Wren Kitchens excelled ahead of the competition with its newly reinvigorated onboarding process which is a package developed in-house with personalised videos and engaging introductory content.

Wren launched the award-winning induction last year which saw those joining the business rating it 4.7 out of 5 for its friendly, and in-depth approach.

Victoria Fairbairn, Wren Kitchens People & performance Director, said: “For every single Wren family member, we’re truly committed to providing a world-class welcome to introduce them to the Wren way, our family culture and renowned passion in everything that we do.

“Before new team members even walk through our doors, it’s important that they feel valued which is why we recognised the importance of developing our enrolment package throughout their whole journey to create an exceptional start to their progressive career with Wren.”

The induction is developed to create a seamless, friendly and informative experience to immerse new starters into the world of Wren.

It includes:

  • Personalised congratulations email
  • Step-by-step personalised videos
  • Engaging team member handbook
  • Interactive training
  • On the first induction day – free freshly cooked breakfast, insight into Wren presentation, a tour of Wren’s manufacturing facilities, the experience of virtual reality and much more!

Wren Kitchens is the biggest employer in the Humber region, and it’s already renowned for its warm, family culture with winning The Best Place to Work in the UK for two years running by, the world’s biggest job site.

With over 400 different job roles, Wren is a vast organisation across multiple locations including its head office and manufacturing facilities in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, over 100 showrooms across the length and breadth of the UK and eight transport depots in Barton-upon-Humber, Howden, Cairn Lodge, Trafford Park, Tipton, Stansted, Rochester and Bristol.

At its head office in Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, the company provides a free onsite gym with all the latest equipment, access to an on-site scenic lake walk and healthy subsidised food and drink in its restaurants.

Plus, Wren has over 300 team members in the northeast of America including its three showrooms in Milford, Newington and Levittown, state-of-the-art head office, transport depot and manufacturing facility.

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