Talent Acquisition and Recruitment
The Client, an early-stage e-commerce startup, needed to build and grow its own in-house talent sourcing function.
By building an in-house souring team, Client hoped to reduce expenditure on external headhunting agencies that lacked an in-depth understanding of Client’s employer value proposition.
We worked closely with Client to achieve the following outcomes: (1) developed talent sourcing processes and roadmaps for team, (2) recruited and trained a team of talent source’s, (3) delivered executive search mandates, (4) wrote recruitment communications material, and (5) trained internal colleagues for continuity purposes.
Along the way, this extensive project faced numerous challenges which were overcome through planning, strategy and innovative approaches. Client’s high hiring bar required team to identify candidates with extensive corporate and academic pedigree (Fortune 50 or FAANG career history, Ivy League education, etc.). A geographically and culturally diverse team had to be built and trained from scratch. Language barriers necessitated that training be delivered in multiple languages.
Through talent sourcing team’s efforts, Client was able to hire and develop a leadership team that successfully grew company revenue by up to 90% year on year, culminating in a highly successful NYSE IPO. Furthermore, the talent sourcing team has generated – and continues to generate – millions of dollars in cost savings via avoidance of recruitment agency fees.