On the Hunt for a Managing Director
Their previous agency had successfully placed a candidate in the role; however, they left the firm after only three months leaving the client on the lookout for a replacement. In the absence of an offer from their previous agency offer to refund the company, the current MD decided instead to use a Manchester based agency to recruit for a replacement. He wanted a company that better understood the local market place and the culture of the city in order the identify an individual that matched their ethos.
After separate discussions with two national Manchester based agencies, Alexander Hancock were offered exclusivity on the assignment based on their “obvious passion and immediate understanding, not only of the technical expertise required, but also of the need for the person to ‘fit’ into the company.” Having been with the company since its inception, the MD wanted to pass this business on to someone who would share his view and have the ability to take it to the next level.
Based on a rigorous interview and selection process, five candidates were recommended to the firm for a first interview. All candidates were of exceptional calibre and held the skillset required to fill the position. After the initial interviews, five candidates were shortlisted to three and flew overseas for their final interview. Impressed with one candidate in particular, a decision was made on who to offer the position to. The director praised Alexander Hancock on their role in the recruitment process and commented “We were unsure initially of whether or not Alexander Hancock, having seen their size and not being an exclusively executive level recruiter, could handle such a role. Now we wish they could recruit for us in the US, we will most definitely be recommending them to our other UK based companies”.