Exclusive Search Case Study: Core

Our client

Core is Ireland’s largest marketing communications company. They are now a collective of nine agencies practices, working towards a single purpose, to expand the possibilities of what brands can achieve.

They have billings of €235 million and employ over 300 FT employees. They are responsible for planning & buying over a third of all the adverts we see across Digital, TV, Radio, Press and out of home channels.

The Brief

3 years ago, their visionary board set up the first of its kind data science agency to service their clients and the communications industry in Ireland.

Due to continued growth, the time came to recruit their first Managing Director of the Data Practice.

The challenge provided was to find them someone from outside their network that would bring new ways thinking and shape their future growth plans.

Our solution

It all started with the brief and a series of one on one workshops with their senior leadership team.

Given the unique nature of the role, from these workshops, we produced a comprehensive one-page brief. This enabled us to deliver a pinpoint market map of the local and international talent pool and in turn get the talent really excited about the opportunity.

After the presentation of our market map and shortlist, 8 chemistry sessions were set up for their leadership team. From this 4 candidates entered into the formal process, and after a thorough series of interviews, they selected their new Managing Director.

Justin Cullen, Chief Development Officer at Core said:
“Our engagement with Talent Hub for this role was the most collaborative process we have ever entered into for talent acquisition. The time taken to understand our vision and needs created a brief that could only be successful. The level of interaction between the Talent Hub and Core team delivered the highest quality candidates to enable us to choose an individual who made an immediate impact on our business and has been the agent of change we required in the highly dynamic word of data & analytics.”

If you’d like to find out more about hiring the best talent for your team, talk to us. We’d be delighted to chat – and we know the best people!

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