Kirklees Council


Kirklees Council

Finalists for the In-House Recruitment Award for Candidate Experience, with a little help from Oleeo


Local Authority

Recruiting scope

11,000+ yearly applications

Main challenges

Inflexibility and lack of reporting tools


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With up to 300 different jobs advertised on their site, over 11,000 yearly applications and over 1500 hires, Kirklees Local Authority need a recruitment system they can depend on. 

Unfortunately their existing system did not allow them to customise application processes, data and reports were difficult and time-consuming to prepare and recruiters and managers relied on off-system information for tracking applications and activity.

"Our recruitment team love it, it’s changed their lives."

Chloe Thomas- Recruitment Manager, Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council needed a new system that would…

Why Oleeo and what was the implementation like?

Kirklees council needed an ATS that would keep up with the high quantity of applications but also cater to the many different sectors that the council advertised.

Oleeo’s ability to shape the questions to the job was an exciting development in Kirklees’ recruitment. No longer were candidates stuck with the only option of uploading a Word document.  

Chloe Thomas, Recruitment Manager and the recruitment team are now able to ask the really important questions saving the equally-important-but -can-wait-questions until later, speeding up the shortlisting process. 

“I think what it allows us to do and how it allows us to shape what we do is just the most valuable tool.”

Chloe Thomas - Recruitment Manager, Kirklees Council


Since implementing Oleeo, Chloe and her team are delighted with the results:

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Positive candidate experience rating

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Yearly applications

The Future

There is much to be proud of in the recruitment department of Kirklees council but that’s not stopping Chloe and her team continuing to improve and streamline their services.  There are lots of other exciting features from Oleeo that are in the pipeline including Quick Apply. 

After the glitz and glamour of the award ceremony (good luck Kirklees!), it’s back to making their recruitment easier, quicker and more helpful for their future employees.

Watch this space!

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