A Selection of Global Case Studies


Supporting a household name to match their employer brand with their product brand.

WD-40 Corporation is a globally recognised leader in providing innovative and high-quality maintenance solutions. Their mission is to develop products that make everyday life easier and more efficient for their customers.

Since its early days in 1953, WD-40 Company has grown to over 500 people globally with annual sales of more than $400 million.

How Listgrove supported

WD-40 originally contacted Listgrove for support with specific recruitment needs for a Quality Engineer in Europe. Despite advertising via their own channels, they were struggling to find the right candidates. A large number of irrelevant applications and a need for specialist supplier and quality experience meant that the recruitment had become very challenging.

Upon appointment, Listgrove realised that the power of the WD-40 brand would be of great benefit to finding the right person, if we could promote the role broadly enough and with the right level of exposure. Listgrove’s consultants were able to combine selective advertising and targeted headhunting across their international network to explore the right candidate pool.

By establishing the right places to look and promoting the strength of the WD-40 brand, we were able to quickly attract the right candidates and ultimately, make a successful placement.
WD-40 are continuing to expand with the support of Listgrove and have been successful in filling a number of roles with us over the course of the partnership, so far.

Along with their friends at Duct tape, one of WD-40’s mantras is as follows, “All of life's problems can be solved with two things — duct tape and WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn't, you need duct tape. And if it doesn't move and it should, you need WD-40.” We would add to this an industry-specialist international recruiter, for those hard-to-fill roles!

What Candidates Say

“I can only say good words. Jason was very attentive during the whole process providing me with all the information needed and being fast answering my emails. He and his team also supported me, giving me tips that ended up being very helpful. Overall , I had a very good experience, I felt very well supported and treated and I appreciate the transparency and the fluidity in communication during the whole process.”

Quality Assurance Specialist EMEA

What Clients Say

“We have placed several key positions in our business with Listgrove and they have become our go-to experts when recruiting within our technical and operations teams. Listgrove have provided outstanding service throughout the entire recruitment process as well as providing candidates that align with our Company values and culture.”

HR Generalist, WD-40 Company