Most recruitment businesses sound the same and on the face of it, that is until you look under the surface…
We meet and really get to know both our clients and candidates wherever they are physically located around the world. Understanding ‘the what’ of our clients’ business objectives and the complexity of each and every environment is incredibly important to us. This deep knowledge allows us to interview and select candidates by assessing technical and business competencies, qualifications, references and working style.
We support our candidates by offering insight into personalities and projects as well as advisory services for relocation and tax advice. Our commitment continues way beyond negotiation and start date as we are in this for the long-term.
Rather than verbalize about a set of services and their perceived value we will instead give ‘real life examples’ backed up by case studies and customer recommendations.
We believe this is the best Method of presenting our capabilities, let our customers do the talking…
Architects – Geneva
Method were retained to hire a Chief Architect, Functional Architect and Solution Architect for one of the worlds leading Agribusiness in Geneva. Each role-played a critical part of the transition from old to new target operating models.
The task of pinpointing best-in-class Architects that have built successful solutions that deliver business benefit within
Commodities’ trading is very challenging. Our client was looking for proven track records in building and delivering CTRM systems and Advanced Analytics platforms.
Over the course of an 6 week search campaign we carefully selected a shortlist of 3 candidates for each role. In all cases our first choice candidate was also the first choice candidate selected and offered by our client. The project is now underway and gathering a head of steam.
Method were instructed to identify a South America (SoAM) CIO for one of the leading Agribusinesses in Brazil. In addition we also tasked with identifying Technical Architects, Project Managers, Development Managers and a Head of Infrastructure.
This project was in support of our clients’ growth strategy in the SoAM region, where they had historically struggled to hire the ‘right kind of talent’. Method were selected specifically as an ‘international’ rather than ‘local’ specialist for this project. Within 4 weeks we interviewed and shortlisted 14 candidates across all roles. All candidates were exactly the ‘change agents’ needed to build a world class IT organization within SoAM, many have now been appointed.
The thing we are most proud of is our clients feedback around our ‘capability to deliver globally from the UK’ and the recognition and the ‘close and respectful relationships developed with each and every candidate involved in this project’.
Method respect the identity and integrity of our clients and for this reason have we not branded these particular case studies at this time. If you would like a more detailed reference directly from our clients we are more than happy to arrange calls with CIO’s and HR Leaders.
What we do
Whilst we do not position ourselves as a competitor to the traditional executive search ‘SHREK’ brands we are told that our knowledge, relationships and discretion levels are unrivalled. We keep the approach and commercials simple and straightforward rather than over-complicate things. Our customers find it a refreshing change.
We operate on a number of preferred supplier lists and enjoy the prestige and the commitment levels of such partnerships. Nothing that we do is ever about a one off fee or short-termism.
Interim / Contract
We have an established and referenced pool of IT / Commodity SME contractors that are known to us by reputation and mutual relationships. This group will always grow organically but we will never compromise on the rigor and quality control involved. We have no interest on having thousands of contractors registered with us that we hardly know. We do not sell ‘virtual bench’ solutions but are highly effective at building super talented teams quickly (references available).
In some cases we do not charge for advisory work, our customer relationships usually evolve into an advisory capacity naturally. Over the course of the last 12 months we have been involved in projects such as:
- Feasibility of near shore location strategy
- OPEX / CAPEX / TCO benchmarking
- Buy Vs. Build Analysis
- Global Human Capital / Cost Per Head Strategy (Europe, North America, South America, Asia)