Talent Pipelining for a Big 4 professional services firm

We worked with an EMEA systems integration practice within a Big 4 professional services firm.

They were scaling up rapidly and planned to onboard an additional 1,000 hires over a 2 year period covering multiple roles from certified Solutions Architects to Sales Directors.

In support of this expansion programme, Research Europe built and managed a talent pipeline covering 13 EMEA countries. Over 18 months, we identified around 1,400 potential candidates and prequalified them into tiers according to their suitability and calibre.

Most of these candidates were in very high demand, so we used a marketing pack developed in cooperation with the client to position the opportunities in the best possible light. We approached hundreds of candidates over the course of the pipelining programme and judged their suitability and interest. We agreed the format of a candidate phone interview with the client to ensure consistent qualification across all 13 territories and job types.

We subsequently managed the relationship with selected candidates on behalf of the client, often over many months, and organised interviews, feedback and job offers, all the while coordinating with the local recruitment teams.