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Advised Insight Tech - Case Study AG/001

Updated: Feb 2, 2018

Advised Group Solutions Help Digital Security Firm Engage Future-Ready Leaders.

The Client - a leading digital security firm, protects digital platforms for media and connected industries. Its software and services protect billions of devices and applications for some of the world’s most iconic brands.

The Challenge

To ensure the business had the right people deployed in the right places and establish a global platform for talent acquisition.

The company had experienced a spike in growth driven by new products and territories.

To meet increased customer demand, the CEO wanted to better understand the “state of the organization” in terms of succession, development, bench strength, and middle and upper management team effectiveness.

It was also important to identify any additional technical expertise needed within each team and to discover who may consider redeployment to new markets or divisions.

The Solution

During the early stages of the project, Client Partners from Advised Group met with each member of the middle and upper management teams in offices across Europe, Asia and North America.

Advised Group then carried out a program of executive assessments. This was followed by benchmarking against those holding similar positions in other leading organisations. Assessment reports focused on the individual’s succession plan, fit and development needs.

Advised Group’s search consultants worked with the CEO to bridge any talent gaps through development, redeployment and delivered strategic searches to bring in the people required in each team and location.

The project also required Advised Group to build a global platform for general talent acquisition and devise talent attraction and identification methods that would reduce the reliance upon external recruitment vendors.

Working closely with the Group HR Director, Advised Group selected and implemented applicant tracking and onboarding technologies and designed best-in-class methodologies for the recruitment process, interview procedure, applicant evaluation and bespoke technical and aptitude testing.

The Results

The executive assessments resulted in a management team better aligned and engaged with the CEO’s vision for the company. Several members of the upper management teams relocated to open new offices or launched new product divisions. Many roles vacated were filled by promotions from members within existing teams. Other members of the management team received additional learning and development support and mentoring to make them future-ready.

Advised Group search consultants delivered into the business 14 new executives and 22 technical specialists to bridge talent gaps in 5 global locations. This has allowed the company to continue competing and delivering sector leading level of customer satisfaction and product innovation.

The streamlined and cohesive recruitment processes built by Advised Group significantly raised the quality of hires and reduced the global costs associated with the recruitment process by more than $1.1m per annum.

Just as importantly, Advised Group recruitment process management also reduced the time-to-hire, raised the calibre of applicant and improved offer acceptance ratios.

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