The client manufactures process pumps and systems for the oil, gas, water and chemical process sectors across the UK. In order to improve operational KPIs and grow the business, they needed to recruit an Operations Director. This was a business-critical role that required a retained search service.
ATA met with the client to gain a thorough understanding of the current business challenges and the objectives for the future. Following this, we identified the competencies and behaviours of the ideal candidate and created a full job description and specification. ATA’s recruitment plan outlined the brief, expectations and timescales of the project, providing the client with complete transparency of the executive search process.
Following a headhunting campaign across competing businesses, we met face-to-face with candidates, Including a technical and commercial assessment.
We asked candidates to present us with their plans for the first 30, 60 and 90 days in the role, and to outline why they are the right fit for the business. All of this took place before the client conducted their interviews – ensuring they receive a concise shortlist of the best talent.
Since the search assignment was completed and the successful candidate joined the business, the client have been able to increase their staff retention and improve their operational KPIs.
ATA now work as a preferred recruitment supplier to the client across both permanent and contract, and we have gone on to recruit some of their key management team, including a Managing Director for their European operation.
ATA Recruitment fully briefs themselves on our company and the specific vacancies which results in very strong shortlist of candidates who closely match our requirements which in turn leads to successful placements.
-Human Resources Manager