A Recent Case Study
A large, multinational organisation reached out to Wright Executive to discuss the potential need to source a ‘Chief Financial Officer’ from within the local market.
Some time prior to the call to Wright Executive, the client company had hired a candidate from a direct competitor, someone they knew of from within the industry, and who came highly recommended. The company was very happy to have secured this individual, however things weren’t what they seemed and unfortunately this CFO did not last long and moved on.
Wright Executive was approached and given a basic brief over the phone, before a more formal meeting was arranged between ourselves and the hiring company, at their place of business. During this meeting we were able to fully understand the needs of the client, the specifics of the role, and more importantly the cultural and motivational fit for the required candidate. We discussed the reasons why the previous incumbent did not succeed, and made absolutely certain we properly understood every aspect of the role and hiring requirements.
After the client briefing, Wright Executive returned to our Sydney office. We continued to research the client and produced a formal ‘proposal’ document outlining our approach to executing this search, and effectively attracting the most appropriate talent for our client. We recommended a ‘retained’ search, which enabled our team to fully commit to the process over the coming days and weeks, until such a point we felt we had a strong ‘shortlist’ of candidates. To reach this point we exercised tried and tested ‘executive search’ methodologies, reaching out to our extensive network of people, engaging with relevant and appropriate talent and all the while painting an impressive picture of the opportunity. A long list of candidates was created, which over time and after significant interview meetings was reduced to a shortlist of 4 exceptional candidates.
At this point the client commenced a robust and methodical interview process with each candidate, which included 3 stages with a number of the leadership team on a regional scale. A preferred candidate was highlighted and ultimately offered the position.
This process happened nearly 2 years ago. The CFO who was hired through this process is very much still with the client company in this role, and has been an outstanding success. The feedback from the client has been nothing short of superb, they absolutely feel the process was worth every effort, Wright Executive removed the pressure and burden of the previous hiring issues, understood the brief from start to finish, and delivered an exceptional hire to the client company.
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Rare people in recruitment Paul from Wright Executive was a pleasure to work with. One of the rare people in recruitment that goes above and beyond to really learn what I'm looking for in the next role. When working with Paul he made sure I was always well prepared for every interview, was very transparent and professional. Would recommend for both companies looking to hire and job seekers.Adam Ingles
Paul was an absolute pleasure to work with as he helped me secure a new role. He provided great advice and insight on not only the role and company I was interviewing with, but also gave me the time and support I needed as I considered all opportunities. Paul ensured there was constant communication throughout the process, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Paul and Wright Executive to you in you next job search.Catherine Patterson
When it comes to Executive recruitment Paul should be your first call. When it comes to Executive recruitment Paul should be your first call. He spends the time understanding the position you are trying to fill and goes the extra mile in finding that person for you. Paul has a wealth of experience and this really shows. He provides a very personal service and builds true relationships with his clients. This is why they come back to him time and time again when they are hiring. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Paul to any company truly wanting to hire the right person the first time.Angus Button
Excellent reputation and for good reason. Paul has an excellent reputation and for good reason. He is the best recruiter I've worked with. He listens and finds career oppurtunities that work for you. He is also incredibly generous with his time. I have periodically called him for advice and his instincts are always impecible. I value the help Paul has given me over the years and I would recommend his services any day of the week.Frances Doolan
Extremely impressed with Wright Executive I was extremely impressed with Wright Executive. They really took the time to understand my business and culture. 100% happy to recommend. They are in a different league.Ziggy de Haan
He is a real asset to your business In the field of recruiting over the years for myself personally and working with clients I've worked with over a dozen different operators and Paul leaves them in the dust. Timely communication, clear language, he doesn't waste his own time and neither will he waste yours. He uses his commercial expertise to identify what the business needs now and in future and what the candidate is looking for, now and in future and lines them up. He is a real asset to your business and a great bloke to share a beer with as a candidate as well. I can highly recommend him, and have done for years. Thanks Paul you're a star!Tim Fairweather