Candidates were sourced through psd’s existing network of UK and international markets, alongside a proactive project to identify new targets. Sophisticated selection and screening processes ensured the best possible candidates were identified for the role.
Relevant candidates were then invited to attend competency based interviews, and their motivations for the role and their ability to promote operational collaboration were closely scrutinised.
One particular candidate, whose career was outstandingly well matched to the brief, stood out to the client. The COO met with the candidate a few days later. The meeting was successful, however the candidate was about to leave, driving through France to Morocco with his family for a four week holiday.
psd carried out thorough referencing for the candidate whilst he was away, all of which endorsed his suitability for the role. The candidate showed a great deal of interest in the opportunity, and when the client asked if he would be willing to sacrifice some of his holiday to fly to Thailand and meet the Executive team, the candidate agreed to do so.
By the time the candidate had returned from holiday, psd had negotiated his remuneration package and he signed his contract. He has settled in well and is now tasked with accelerating the growth of the Benihana brand through hotels and retail with franchise partners across the globe.