A Failsafe Approach to ‘mission Impossible’

01 January, 2018


We were required to find a resilient candidate with proven leadership skills for a senior, safety-critical role, with the personality to implement positive change in a very complex and challenging sector

The Challenge:

This was no fresh task for our client.  Despite a 4-year recruitment process, they had struggled to fill the role and were beginning to think about alternative options.

Managing the Task:

Key to the success of this assignment was the ability to understand what skills and traits make a good leader within the industry and applying this information to our search practice.  Our intense, in-depth research opened the door to a broader range of proven candidates with the specific mix of skills to be successful within the role.
One-to-one meetings we essential in ensuring the right candidate accepted the job offer.

What Benefits the Assignment Provided:

We were able to find a high caliber candidate for our client, who was in place and fully operational within 2 months of our initial contact with the client.  The individual successfully implemented a change program, which has been positively received around the organization.


After 4 years, we thought the person we were looking for simply didn’t exist. It took only two months for Edward Drummond to prove us wrong.

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