Recruiting Challenge: Global Practice Leader Needed to Drive Growth
Rice Cohen International Client Stories
RCI was retained to lead the efforts to find an individual to run the Global Talent Strategy Practice for a Global Human Capital Consulting firm. Our client had recently acquired a few boutique firms and after those acquisitions had been integrated they saw an opportunity for growth with their new capabilities for Talent Strategy. They had specific requirements regarding candidates; this person needed to be a subject matter expert that had experience growing consulting practices, they needed to have had extensive global experience and extensive experience leading high performing teams.
We made it our top priority to strategize with our client on the ideal profile as well as the types of firms they would want this candidate to come from. Our research team then targeted the number 1 and number 2 most senior Talent Strategy practitioners from each firm on the target company list. Our team then proactively reached out to all those people and came back to our client with a short list of the best 6 candidates.
The Search Results
The 6 candidates went through 3 initial interviews and our client narrowed down the candidate pool to 4 people. Those 4 people went on to 3 additional interviews. Out of the 4, 2 finalists were selected, they moved on to a final interview and gave a presentation on a business plan that they had prepared. Our client asked us to specifically target the lead Talent Strategy person from a competitor, which ended up being 1 of the 2 finalists. Our client ending up choosing the other candidate not from their biggest competing firm and were very pleased that our industry experience led them to a strong candidate who was stronger than the person they originally thought was perfect for the job.