Case study

Human Resources (HR) Consulting Case Study

The Challenge

A contract dairy manufacturer needed an HR strategy to support a full relocation and restructure following rapid growth over recent years with further growth potential identified. The move involved the closure of a manufacturing plant in south Canterbury and subsequent relocation to Christchurch and required outgoing placement support for those staff who did not wish to relocate.

The Solution

We quickly recognised that communication and support for staff were key elements of the strategy, from the announcement through to implementation. This included onsite group workshops and individual programmes for those not moving with the company. Preparation of CVs, cover letters and interview techniques were all provided. All external messaging was handled by introducing a PR company to our client to manage continuity of message.

Concurrently Brannigans managed the recruitment process for the new Christchurch manufacturing plant which required the recruitment of 35 staff from over 700 applications. As part of this process we designed and developed tailor-made HR systems to futureproof the business.

The Result

The relocation was successful with minimal disruption and the staff turnover in the new plant has been minimal. Having set up the HR framework for the business, Brannigans now provides on-going external HR consultancy support in all areas.