New job title: Research Executive
Role Location: Geneva
Sector: Market Research
Function: Consumer research
Candidate location: France
Old job title: Junior Research Consultant
Duration of search: 6 weeks
Consultant name: Mark Darlington
The Client - a world leader in market research, came to Mark as they had encountered difficulties recruiting for their European offices. They had been particularly stuck on a role in Switzerland and the HR Manager was under pressure to find a solution quickly.
Mark immediately began work, advertising the role internationally and conducting a thorough, step by step headhunt. As the role was based Switzerland, he conducted a search on LinkedIn to source professionals with skills and experience required by the client.
After a thorough search, he identified three potential candidates that fit the brief and came from relevant backgrounds in agencies. Initial phone interviews were conducted and Mark was able to create a shortlist of two candidates.
One of the candidates Mark put forward was made an offer as they had the skills required (and had worked for a direct competitor of our client).
Stonor Search were able to fill a role that had been live for over six months, inside six weeks, proving that we have the capability to fulfill complex assignments outside of the UK in a limited time frame. The HR Manager was impressed and has since briefed us on roles in Russia, Poland and the Nordics.
"This was a particularly satisfying assignment due to the fact that everything had to be organised remotely and the client had failed to identify anyone in the six months prior to me being engaged."