Our client, a leading law firm, needed a new HR Manager at a mid to senior level, with regional experience, to start and complete a handover in Abu Dhabi before the outgoing manager relocated back to the UK. The firm had previously engaged another agency who had not managed to meet the criteria for a candidate with strong knowledge of labour laws, as well as performance management and recruitment expertise.
The specific requirements meant that the talent pool was very small and soon exhausted, but our credibility in the market meant that the firm was persuaded to rework the criteria a little to widen our search options. Our network of referrals soon meant we could produce a shortlist.
The position was successfully filled with a candidate who would have been rejected based on the original criteria
We filled the role so quickly that the outgoing manager was able to handover to our candidate before their relocation, which was of huge benefit to the business