This global specialist agency are experts in their field and with strong brand presence. They had been through some significant changes over the past 3-4 years, including new ownership by a well-known Private Equity firm. With this change of ownership came restructuring and investment which included the appointment of a future-focused, performance-driven global CPO. The CPO designed a strong HR strategy to meet the needs of the high-growth business and in doing so identified some key priorities around the Talent Acquisition function, which included new systems and processes, attraction strategies for key talent particularly in technology, employer brand, and EVP.
The challenge of this brief was to find an accomplished recruiter with both sales and technology experience in an international context (preferably including US experience), who had also been responsible for the wider talent acquisition strategies and efforts to include careers site development, early careers programmes, DEI, EVP, employer brand etc. The client was open to consider up and coming talent, but they needed to have had some of this more strategic experience too.
We developed a strong partnership with our client, who was able to outline the client-side process from the outset and this greatly contributed to the strong candidate experience we were able to provide.
We wanted to “cast the net” as wide as possible so placed an advertisement on LinkedIn and received a very strong response in terms of both quality and quantity. There was however a smaller number of candidates who fully the met the brief. It became apparent that there was a good amount of well qualified, international recruiters with both sales and technology experience, but they were lacking the wider, more strategic experience at this level.
We were able to produce a shortlist of 5, well qualified candidates, with one that consistently through both the Tucker Stone and client processes demonstrated she was the best candidate with all the requisite experience we were looking for. She was also what could be considered up and coming talent, this was her first Director level role, and she was able to clearly demonstrate, based on her previous performance and achievements, that she was an excellent choice.