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The Brief

We were tasked with appointing a world-class Talent and Development Director who would support our client's ambition of becoming the leading partner for consumer goods businesses.

Having been through a period of successful turnaround and subsequent cultural change, our client wanted to appoint a Talent and Development Director who would help them drive the next phase of their evolution through the design and implementation of innovative talent, learning and development and resourcing initiatives. This individual would ultimately be responsible for determining what the leadership of the organisation would look like in three years' time.

The successful candidate needed to be proactive and commercially-minded, with a robust personality in order to influence senior stakeholders and drive change throughout the organisation. Ideally, this individual would have a strong theoretical background in talent management as well a hands-on and adaptable approach, enabling them to deliver results in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

The Process

Having taken time to fully understand the brief, our in-house research team compiled a list of all relevant organisations, with a particular focus on consumer-facing businesses with multi-site operations.

We then mapped out all the relevant candidates across these businesses and leveraged our wide network of contacts to guide us towards the most highly-rated talent professionals in the market.

The Result

Our client was deeply impressed with the calibre of all candidates on the shortlist.

Following a thorough assessment process, our client appointed their chosen individual who was Head of Talent at a major retailer with a background in resourcing. She came highly recommended in the market and was an excellent cultural fit with our client.

"The Fortune Hill team has done first rate work for us. They have successfully sourced high calibre individuals for a number of our Board and senior leadership roles. They really get to know the business and culture, which makes them highly effective at attracting the best talent, accurately assessing candidates' suitability and nurturing them through the process. Everyone at Fortune Hill is a pleasure to deal with; they are experts who are straightforward, responsive and most importantly take great care to get the job done." People Director

The Fortune Hill difference

Our approach is different and that makes all the difference. By questioning common convention, we have developed a model that challenges the out-of-date methodologies and fee structures of traditional firms.

Exceptional talent

We perform in-depth due diligence to ensure that the talent we introduce is of the highest calibre and the best fit for your organisation.

Bespoke approach

We tailor our approach to each assignment and our team dedicates significant time to understanding your business, culture and specific requirements.

Industry leading results

Fortune Hill has a 98% success rate (the industry average is 65%).

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