An IT solutions provider across Infrastructure, Applications and Cyber Security from their Midlands and London offices and employs around 200 people.
With a three-year roadmap of strategic acquisitions as part of a recent private equity investment, they found themselves in the position of having to make multiple technology hires within very tight timescales.
In February we acquired a Digital Transformation Solutions business and I was in a position where I need to put a plan in place to hire a lot of technology skilled talent within 3 months! I had joined the business myself in January as a board director responsible for services and was faced immediately with this exciting challenge.
When we announced the acquisition it was not clear exactly what I would need and how many people would be required, but I knew I need to find a lot of people quickly and failure was not an option for me or my recruiting partner. We had to find a partner who could cope with an ever changing landscape, find the talent I needed, interview them and produce a short list, while fully supporting my team leaders during onsite interviews.
I had first met Robert Taylor at Concept Resourcing a few years before and was impressed by straight talking, no nonsense approach to resourcing and contacted him straight away even though we had an existing list of suppliers.
Robert and I agreed a way forward during an initial meeting and then he and his team started looking for approximately 15 permanent IT professionals and some tactical contractors. The pressure was on us both and we committed totally to making this happen in very tight timescales as i had to retain specific customer knowledge from the existing Digital Transformation Solutions team. Of course,rapid knowledge transfer to the new recruits quickly was of paramount importance.
I contacted Robert at Concept as I wanted to a fully committed and shared risk service. Robert convinced me he and his team could source the necessary skills including a number of Service Desk operators, Wintel and Senior Wintel professionals, Networking Engineers, Project Managers and a new Operations Director to report into me and lead a team of eight.
I chose to use Robert and Concept Resourcing because they assured me they could fully support me in this recruitment project, but they further impressed me with their commitment to quickly gain the trust and confidence of my leadership team. Concept conducted telephone interviews and met all of the candidates face to face, they supported my hiring managers in interviews and then managed the offers, negotiations and start dates.
Within a few weeks of our first discussions we had successfully made offers to over half of the initial hires we needed to achieve our knowledge transfer timescales. My leadership team remarked on how well Concept understood our challenge and were committed to delivering the outcomes. No one had worked in this way with a recruiter before, either at our business or previous companies and it was a refreshing experience.
I cannot recommend Robert and Concept highly enough and would be happy to talk to any other technology focused MSP or similar who share my beliefs that fully committing to a capable recruitment partner returns a swift and successful solution to resourcing needs.
Chief Services Officer
If you’d like to know more about how the Concept team can help your business, please get in touch with Robert Taylor directly.
01384 245 869