A market mapping solution for a Multinational Consumer Goods Company

The challenge:

Our client, a multinational consumer goods company, engaged us to confidentially map the market for a Regional HR Director role, to replace the incumbent who was moving back to her home country. They had already spent three months with another agency with no success and it was becoming a time-sensitive issue. They were looking for a strategic regional HR lead who had prior country experience within a similar industry and who could implement a diversity programme.

Our solution:

As part of our detailed brief, we requested a list of who had been approached by the previous agency before our research team compiled its initial long list of potential candidates. This list was honed, after face-to-face and video interviews, into a shortlist, with the hiring manager kept fully informed throughout the process with weekly reports, feedback and debrief sessions.

The outcome:

  • We screened 53 potential candidates who had not been found by the first agency

  • We presented 12 of the highest quality, relevant candidates within just 10 days of starting the project

  • One of our candidates has gone through the interview process and is at the offer stage

  • The client now has a list of 100+ relevant candidates in their pipeline and continues to work with us on other roles