A Global FMCG business backed by private equity, our client was entering the final stages of a restructure. A key role based at the manufacturing operation in the north of England was being moved and integrated into head-office in London. We were briefed on finding a new permanent member of staff in London but as the meeting unfolded it became clear that the project nature of the role and the urgency of the situation called for some immediate interim assistance. The assignment required a strong candidate who could work with the departing incumbent to transfer the knowledge of the role and to integrate processes and systems into the head-office.
Within two days we helped hire the right person for the role. We provided a small broad shortlist of candidates who had previously worked for us on similar assignments. After four months our interim had completed his objectives and managed to hand over to the new permanent employee, allowing them to settle in quicker and ensuring critical knowledge was retained within the organisation.
Tuesday Role Briefing, Wednesday Three interviews from a shortlist of four, Thursday Offer and acceptance, Monday Assignment start.