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
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.