Holmes Place

“Quick, easy and convenient, just like us” – why recruiting with onlyfy makes all the difference for Holmes Place

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new recruits per year

21 days

time to hire

12 days

time to interview

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application process

Situation & challenges

Holmes Place has long since made a name for itself among those with an affinity for sports as the leading premium fitness provider in Germany. In the race for the best talents, however, the medium-sized company is up against numerous powerful competitors.

“We also have to contend with a peculiarity of the fitness industry: here, it is common practice for fitness trainers to become self-employed as personal trainers after a few months. For us, this means having to fill around 120 vacancies every year,” says Veronika Gersdorf, Recruiting and Employer Branding Specialist at Holmes Place.

To reduce the challenges in recruiting to just trainer vacancies would be too much of a simplification, Veronika Gersdorf explains: “We have a wide range of vacancies to fill – from IT specialists and sales managers at the head office to the trainers in the studios.”


The solution – onlyfy

In its search for a partner to overcome these diverse challenges, Holmes Place has found what it was looking for with onlyfy. And the team headed by Veronika Gersdorf has been thrilled with the smart support in their daily recruiting ever since. “onlyfy is just as fast, easy and convenient as we are – that’s why I am so satisfied with it and can only recommend it”, says the specialist.

“With onlyfy we always have the right channels available: we can actively search for IT specialists, or on the other hand, we can search for trainers with the help of the huge reach of job ads,” Veronika Gersdorf points out. Thanks to onlyfy one Application Manager, the entire recruiting process can be bundled into one integrated solution. “


Conclusion & outlook

With the continuous development of the onlyfy product portfolio, Holmes Place stays ahead of the curve: “We know that talents expect a lot during the application process. If it is too complicated, then you often risk losing before you have even started”, emphasises Veronika Gersdorf.

Working from this foundation, the company hopes to continue pleasing candidates throughout the entire recruiting process: from the initial contact with the employer brand on kununu and XING to the targeted combination of active and passive sourcing, to a seamless, convenient application process – both parties should be enthusiastic.

Holmes Place

Health, fitness & wellness

Company size
400 employees


Holmes Place is the leading premium health, fitness and wellness provider and has also been operating in Germany since 2001. In the 14 clubs spread throughout Germany, first-class trainers help members to look after their health and fitness.

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Products used

onlyfy TalentManager

Employer Branding Profile

onlyfy one Application Manager