Reliance High Tech is a leading security systems company, specialising in the use of advanced technology for high security environments. As a highly technical business, RHT work alongside the top FTSE 100 companies and are used to responding quickly to their clients’ demands. Learn more about RHT here.
With financial growth continuing at over 20% year on year, offices through the UK and employee numbers nearing 200, Reliance High Tech works with a broad range of clients across the private and public sectors. So it was essential that their skill sets matched their clients’ demands. However, with multiple projects undertaken simultaneously and a company ethos to consistently deliver great service, RHT found they couldn’t always justify or afford to recruit the people with the necessary skills required when it came to their legal team.
Rather than to continue to outsource the legal side of the business, Ten2Two worked with RHT to bring someone in-house who could be a bigger part of the commercial team; someone who could really get under the skin of the business and be involved in the future growth of the company.
Qualified candidates, local talent
And so began our search for a part-time qualified lawyer. They needed to have strong commercial experience, and be able to occasionally increase their hours to meet specific deadlines. The role was just ten hours a week with flexibility offered as to where and when these hours were worked.
Their chosen candidate was a qualified solicitor with more than 8 years’ experience specialising in general commercial law, with broad experience gained in an in-house legal team of a leading FTSE 100 company. This worked very well for both parties, but after two years, and with RHT’s best wishes, Bettina made the difficult decision to move back into practice.
Saving your business time and money
Soon the call came – could Ten2Two “please perform another miracle and find another Bettina”. Ten2Two had big shoes to fill! But once again, we quickly found another highly skilled replacement with fantastic commercial experience, gained as a lawyer for London Underground. As a result of using our expertise and local talent pool, RHT have been successful twice in finding the right candidate, and have been able to continue turning contracts around much faster, make financial savings by bringing legal counsel in-house, and in addition, gain valuable input towards the continued growth of the business from senior non-executives which otherwise would have been missed.
Andrew Kerr, RHT Finance Director, says, “We always need to flexibility and creativity when addressing how we resource the business. Part time works well for RHT as we can tap into very experienced individuals – we get commitment, experience, loyalty, hard work and value for money. Part-time enables us to attract candidates that would not work for a small company in full time circumstances. It’s a win-win for both parties”.
If you feel you’d like your business to benefit from the flexible career market, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you.