Abbott Healthcare

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Sector: Retail, Sales
Services: Retained Recruitment Services

The Brief

Abbott are an American healthcare giant that operate worldwide. Nearly a decade ago, they set about on an ambitious growth spurt, and needed skilled professionals quickly, in a vastly competitive market to ensure their growth.

The Challenge

Time was of the essence. Abbot Healthcare needed a high volume of strong managers to develop an area from scratch.

So, we required a slick search process, across multiple vacancies, including challenge of notice period negotiation and a tight handover management strategy.

Our campaign targeted a large geographical area in a very candidate driven market, so it was essential that they captured the right attention, at the right time.

The Approach

We implemented a robust search campaign, including

  • Managed Ads
  • Headhunting via LinkedIn and our network of industry contacts
  • Engagement with talent communities using our sales industry expertise
  • Use of Videocall interview for geographical flexibility and a faster process
  • Meticulous candidate screening

Once the right talent was established, we managed the onboarding and ongoing relationship through

  • Notice period negotiation
  • Candidate relationship strategy
  • A strong candidate retention process

The Result

  • All vacancies filled were filled by the required start dates, in a number of geographical locations
  • Key leadership candidates were successfully placed
  • The business was left extremely satisfied with our handover process
  • Notice periods were effectively reduced to satisfy the client
  • We achieved excellent placements and a good retention rate
  • Our senior placements have gone on to perform above expectations
  • Our International placements are fulfilling all criteria
  • Our client was able to obtain high quality candidates without the hassle of an in-house campaign

The Impact

  • We supported Abbot Healthcare in developing a great team, which has worked to achieve numerous businesses successes.
  • The placement of a senior candidate with major impact has allowed the business to thrive under strong leadership.
  • Our clients had the satisfaction of having a team in place in time for seasonal business.
  • Abbot Healthcare have successfully developed a new area of diversified business.
  • We improved morale within the firm through sourcing an ideal culture fit of candidate.

Simon Wood – General Manager EMEA

I partnered with the People Pod for nearly a decade to recruit a variety of talented specialists into the business. They spent significant amounts of time making sure they understood our needs and business model. This allowed them to honestly represent the company to potential candidates. Their headhunting skills and talent attraction techniques were vital to the success of our relationship. We found that they consistently provided top quality candidates that matched our needs. In addition, they had the imagination to provide candidates that would fit the company culture. This ensured we did not waste time reviewing inappropriate CVs or interviewing unsuitable candidates. Having filled numerous challenging recruitment campaigns over the years, they were the recruiter that consistently delivered the results we were looking for.

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