Human Resources (HR) Consulting Case Study
A contract dairy manufacturer had experienced rapid growth over several years and needed an HR strategy which supported a full relocation and restructure and identified further growth potential. The move involved the closure of a manufacturing plant in south Canterbury and relocation to Christchurch. It also required outgoing placement support for those staff who did not wish to relocate.
Brannigans quickly recognised that communication and support for staff were key elements of the strategy, from the announcement through to implementation. This included on-site group workshops and individual programmes for those not moving with the company. Preparation of CVs, cover letters and interview techniques were all provided. For consistency of external messaging, Brannigans engaged a PR company on behalf of the client.
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 future-proof the business.
The relocation was successful with minimal disruption and the staff turnover in the new plant has been low. Having set up the HR framework for the business, Brannigans now provides ongoing external HR consultancy support in all areas.