On every search, we carefully analyze a client’s needs and find innovative, customized solutions that translate into measurable results. Here are several case studies, representing just a few of the searches since the firm’s founding in 1998, that show the way we work with our clients to help achieve their human capital goals.
Our Solution – We did an extensive national search – sourcing over 200 potential candidates. The final slate included five US-based candidates and one located in Hong Kong, who became the successful hire. This candidate was unique in many ways. He had the HR skills and experience required and, although an expatriate resident in Hong Kong, he had previously worked in Tokyo and was open to returning. Originally from New England, he was very interested in eventually repatriating to a New England-based company.
Our Solution – The fit was critical to the success of this search. We did extensive referencing on all the candidates, drawing on our network of contacts, to make sure the final candidate would work well within the firm’s competitive, “Wall Street” culture. We identified a new Managing Director of Human Resources with financial services experience, an understanding of the hedge fund environment and a strong track record as a top compensation specialist.
The Result – In his first six months, the Managing Director realigned the human resources function, developed a new performance management and compensation program and continued the firm’s focus on talent management and acquisition.
Our Solution – Based on our extensive knowledge of the local marketplace for senior talent we were able to identify a slate of 3 candidates that did not require relocation. Their backgrounds included experience in global payroll, finance, HR service delivery and transformation.
The Result – The client hired two of the three candidates that were presented. One to fill the original search for the Head of Global Payroll and the second to fill a newly created role focused on the HR transformation work in Global HR Services Delivery.
Identifying a Unique Mix of Skills
Our Solution – Within four weeks, we identified the successful candidate who held top HR roles at three Fortune 100 companies and had recently taken a sabbatical to develop a successful mentoring program at his former high school.
The Result – today, he has driven the transformation process, working with senior leadership and the Board to introduce new talent management and organizational design programs.
Our Solution – We identified an interim candidate to temporarily fill the position. The experienced HR consultant dealt with the most immediate issues while we searched for the SVP of Human Resources.
The Result – Within 90 days the search was completed with a candidate with foreign bank experience and in-depth knowledge of global benefits issues.
Our Solution – We quickly identified and recommended the most influential potential candidates. Following the client review of the report, we were engaged to conduct the search based in Switzerland.
The Result – The search was completed within two months. After one year, he was promoted to Managing Director of Global Compensation and Benefits – and, after three years, he was responsible for a global human resources function of more than 40,000 employees. Our success with the search resulted in three additional searches to build the management team and functional expertise.
Our Solution – We identified a candidate with a legal background and had transformation experience. The successful candidate, an attorney who had extensive HR consulting HR experience had introduced and reengineered systems.
The Result – The company has completed two acquisitions, where the Vice President of Human Resources played a critical role as the company almost doubled in size.
Searching for HR Talent for a Start-Up
Our Solution – Within six weeks, we identified a candidate who had built a state-of-the-art recruitment function within another start up and had large company training.
The Result – this successful candidate, within the first year, had built a human resources function, as the employee headcount increased five-fold. Today, the company has completed two acquisitions, opened six new US offices and expanded globally into Europe and India. As the company scales the Director of Human Resources continues to redesign the HR infrastructure.