Headhunting a Regional Manager
In preparation for the retirement of the current incumbent, this state agency advertised the position in local and national press. Following the normal screening and assessment procedures, a shortlist of candidates were formally interviewed by the appointed selection panel. Unfortunately no candidate was deemed suitable.
Torc was fully briefed on the difficulties encountered to-date in filling the position, as well as on the structure of the region, the complexities of the role and the specification of the ideal candidate.
Clearly this situation could only be resolved by head-hunting a suitable candidate for the role. Our researcher immediately set about identifying comparable public and private sector entities in the region and nationally. In addition, we investigated our internal candidate database to identify possible candidates.
Our highly structured process yielded a target list of potential candidates. Following detailed interview and assessment, a new shortlist was presented to the selection panel.
Formal interviews by the panel were conducted in our office and a successful candidate was appointed.
The new appointee has proven to be a highly suitable fit for the regional and the national organisation.