Our Client, a locally owned and managed professional services business, was looking to expand its business on the island of Ireland. To achieve this, they needed to hire a General Manager with the relevant strategic vision and commercial acumen to drive their business forward.
We conducted a strategic and customised search to develop facts and information necessary to target and attract fresh, passive talent to the client. We carried out an exhaustive investigation of the local marketplace by validating contact and competitor information and identifying specific candidates. We used online social media, reference directories, industrial and academic library sources and the Alternatives database of screened senior marketing and commercial candidates, built up over the last 16 years.
In addition to this we drew on our own experience, our extensive business networks and on referrals from professional organisations and the business community, to create a comprehensive target list.
Following in-depth interview and assessment (using our unique ELECT approach to candidate assessment), a select number of candidates were presented and, following first and second round interviews a preferred, a local candidate was identified and offered the position.