The Problem

Following significant investment our global client set upon a strategy to triple the size of their business within 3 years.  A number of key senior positions were created to ensure successful and rapid execution of the growth plan.  Amongst these new positions was Chief Technology Officer, a role which would lead the worldwide development of IT infrastructure and teams to enable customer facing and operation functions to thrive.

 

What We Did

Our research methodology was applied to ensure that senior technology talent was identified through a range of workstreams; competitors, growth businesses, thought leaders and talent in relevant sectors and suitably sized organisations.

A talent map of 300 were approached with tailored messages to ensure that the key benefits of working for our client were evident in our initial engagement, followed by competency based screening of interested candidates to create a qualified longlist of 19 individuals.

 

The Outcome

This longlist was presented alongside insights relating to package, location, propensity to move and experience, in a feedback session with our client in which the longlisted individuals were benchmarked and a refined.

Those individuals of greatest interested were interviewed by Cogito senior recruiters against a set of competency questions, agreed with our client.  All individuals were psychometrically tested to provide both personality insight alongside the interview detail.

A shortlist of 6 candidates were presented to our client, from which 4 were invited to interview and the successful candidate was selected from the final four.