An international hotel organisation presented a requirement for a VP Finance for one of their regions. The role was confidential and psd were required to ensure no rumour or “noise” in the market.
A retained approach was agreed, with a project fee paid at the outset. All candidates approached for the position were required to sign and return an NDA before they were given full details about the position.
An international search was undertaken identifying candidates who had worked in this location previously, as well as those already in the market. The long list of c. 45 candidates was reduced to a final shortlist of six.
All candidates were put through a thorough behavioural and competency interview and measured carefully against the detailed criteria set out by the client.
Once the shortlist was presented the candidates were initially telephone interviewed. The face-to-face interviews were more challenging due to logistics.
The successful candidate undertook two back to back overnight flights to meet with the client which, in addition to their capability, endorsed their commitment and enthusiasm for the role.