Recruitment tech firm Futurestep plans to fill 100 positions at its new Manchester Talent Delivery Centre by the end of 2017, and 150 in the next two years.

Established in 1998, the company is a division of human resources firm Korn Ferry, and provides clients with customised, flexible services to help organisations meet their talent and recruitment needs.

In March, it opened the doors of its new TDC facility, which will complement existing hubs and take a lead role in the company’s regional delivery of senior and specialist recruitment services.

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Based in an existing Korn Ferry office in Manchester city centre, staff will be responsible for customer satisfaction and candidate management for clients including GlaxoSmithKline.

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Kay Cooper, vice President of global key accounts

Currently, the organisation has more than 1,700 employees working out of 116 offices in 80 countries.

Vice President of global key accounts Kay Cooper is responsible for leading strategic account development and investment for Futurestep’s top global RPO clients.

She told BusinessCloud: “Futurestep's Manchester Talent Delivery Centre plays a key role in our ability to deliver solutions to clients in the United Kingdom and throughout the European region.

“We know Manchester itself is a thriving area, full of creativity, talent and commercial vibrancy.

“The city has seen a number of high profile businesses make the move there in recent times, cementing its position as a leading commercial hub, not just in the UK, but on the international stage.

“We’re excited by the prospect of seeing our business grow here and being part of Manchester’s continued growth.

“The centre will be helping to recruit for companies in life sciences, industrial and financial services.”

The talent delivery centre currently has two 'recruitment process outsourcing' clients to date, and 80 per cent date of the client base should be on its platform by July.

Describing Futurestep’s RPO technology, Cooper added: “GlaxoSmithKline is keen to provide the best experience for candidates, their hiring managers, and teams to help drive their business performance and competitiveness.

“Futurestep’s talent acquisition platform will allow GSK to benefit from a suite of talent acquisition tools, technologies and award-winning IP, including assessment and interview capabilities.”

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“From RPO, project recruitment, and search to talent acquisition and employer brand consulting services, our solutions combine the experience and expertise to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success.

"In short, we deliver professional talent with impact.

“[We provide] expertise and service to clients through a large array of recruitment tools and technology to ensure they find the right talent.

“Clients can make use of a CRM, video interviewing capability, e-scheduling, an AI sourcing engine, benchmark profiling, and a full suite of analytics.”

The platform has been deployed to Futurestep search business across all English speaking territories, meaning clients in countries including the UK, Singapore and ANZ can benefit. The roadmap will extend to key European and APAC markets with local language capability by June 2017.

Futurestep also has plans for the deployment of consultants exclusively dedicated to its professional search services, delivering single and multiple professional search level hires, to complement the client solutions on offer.