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Appoint an experienced Board-level HR professional with the capability to lead our client's business through major change.
Our client was about to embark on a major turnaround programme and needed to appoint a senior and highly experienced People Director able to formulate and execute a programme of strategic change.
Ultimately the objective was to lead the people agenda to contribute towards a hugely improved customer experience; and thus drive a considerable step change in commercial performance. The client's business is heavily unionised so experience in this area was a prerequisite for the role.
This assignment was executed on a strictly confidential basis without any details being disclosed about our client. A Pan-European search was carried out, resulting in the identification of more than 250 potential candidates for this role.
Extensive background research led to a candidate longlist being presented to and approved by the client. Each target candidate was asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement before meeting with Fortune Hill and references were thoroughly checked prior to the client interviewing the shortlist.