Managed interview day for a global CRO

The challenge:

Our client, a global CRO, was struggling to find and attract good quality talent. They had been losing candidates to competitors due to a slow recruitment process and lack of market knowledge. They were constantly behind with hiring needs, creating overworked current employees and costs were getting out of control.

Our solution:

We placed one of our experts at the client’s site full-time, in order to work closely with the management team to ensure we fully understood the expertise and capabilities required.

Using a combination of our excellent, current candidate pool and an effective referral program, we conducted our own first round interview process, providing in-depth MI throughout the process to ensure commitments being met.

Hydrogen delivered a talent management solution that resulted in 13 full time hires, within just two weeks and we pre-agreed the total cost at a fraction of our normal fees.

Filled positions included 13 Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialists, in a variety of locations all over the US. Having successfully completed the project in under two weeks our client decided to use this method of hiring every other month with Hydrogen Group.

Discipline areas with successful interviews days included: Clinical, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Biometrics and Engineering.

The outcome:

  • Our approach to strong candidate management led to an acceptance rate of 100%

  • Our client completed this project two months ahead of time, due to quick hiring at the start of the project

  • Staff retention rates dropped from 30% to 8%

  • Leadership team improved their interview technique and built teams, not just individuals