Global manufacturing firm enhances talent acquisition capabilities; dramatically reduces cost

Global manufacturing firm enhances talent acquisition capabilities; dramatically reduces cost

The Challenge:

In the midst of significant business transformation, attracting top talent for our client has never been more important. For the C-suite, securing the right talent is a priority.  With a lean corporate Human Resources team in place, obtaining a scalable recruitment solution which would achieve hiring objectives in a timely and cost effective manner was critical.  With limited talent acquisition expertise and no applicant tracking system (ATS) in place, the client lacked best in class processes, sourcing mechanisms and technologies.  As a result, the capability to effectively measure recruitment performance was also nonexistent. 

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Global manufacturing firm hires VP of R&D at fee 62% lower than predecessor

Global manufacturing firm hires VP of R&D at fee 62% lower than predecessor

The Challenge:

Our client had hired a VP of Research and Development 18 months earlier through a relationship with one of the top global retained search firms.  The individual proved to be a poor cultural fit, resulting in a general lack of collaboration and progress within the R&D, Science and Engineering groups.  Ultimately, the client lost market share due to the lack of ability to innovate and launch new products.   The client had a referral whom they wanted to evaluate against the marketplace.  Doing so at traditional fees of 33% or more created some discomfort within the executive leadership team. 

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Automotive supplier adds recruitment capability within 2 weeks; fills critical openings in < 45 days

Automotive supplier adds recruitment capability within 2 weeks; fills critical openings in < 45 days

The Challenge:

The firm filed for bankruptcy as a result of the recession, was acquired by a private equity firm, restructured, began to grow and recently completed an IPO.  During this process deep cuts were made to the human resources capability across the organization.  The remaining infrastructure is unable to support the growth, specifically as it pertains to the acquisition of talent.  The client must re-establish their employer of choice reputation within the candidate marketplace, build talent succession into their recruitment process, and hire critical talent in order to meet customer demands and business plans.

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