An exclusive search for a niche role

The challenge:

Our client, a leading international bank, was looking to recruit a specialist Legal Counsel from a particularly small talent pool. They had previously been advised to instruct multiple agencies on the search, which had backfired. As the talent pool is so small, strong candidates had been approached several times about the role by different agencies, which sent out a negative message to the market that the client was struggling to fill the role. Secondees in the teams were also being approached about this confidential role, which equally did not look good.

Our solution:

The client chose to work with us exclusively so that we could conduct a targeted and discreet search within our network. First, we took an in-depth briefing on the role and analysed their team culture to gain as much information as possible. Next, we conducted a bespoke search, only targeting those candidates with the most relevant experience, maintaining a consistent message to the market about the search. We delivered a shortlist of the best suited candidates in the market, who were met and screened within two weeks.

The outcome:

  • The search resulted in a smoother and faster process and a successful placement.

  • The client saved time and money by dealing with a single agency.

  • The client was able to maintain their strong team reputation and brand within a small and well-networked market.

  • They have since worked with us exclusively on several more roles, which we have all placed successfully, and they have recommended us to other hiring managers across the