Part-time HR Director builds new department in high growth financial services firm | Capability Jane

Part-time HR Director builds new department in high growth financial services firm

High quality work but not high volume

The client, a corporate finance firm focusing on telecoms, media and technology, wished to recruit an HR professional to set up and manage a new HR department, and to be at home in their fast paced, and highly professional working environment. They had an immediate need - to address staff turnover at a junior level in the business, and they also wanted to improve processes and procedures to ensure the highest standards of professionalism. The role, with its strong strategic requirements, was very high level, but in reality the volume of work – for an experienced executive – did not warrant a full-time hire, so the client was very keen to engage a very capable individual on a part-time basis.

New expectations

The successful candidate was a highly experienced HR Director with excellent credentials and a successful career. However, she was now looking for a different work-life balance. Although her needs had changed, this candidate wanted to achieve her new balance without sacrificing the stature of position, the quality of work or the pedigree of company that she was currently enjoying. Having led HR departments in the professional services industry, and with a strong personality that suited the client’s style, she was a brilliant match.

Delivering to order

Both candidate and client were delighted that their needs could be met. Both had assumed they would have to compromise but instead they negotiated a contract that was ideal for them both. Capability Jane Recruitment had correctly positioned the role, accurately identified the prime motivations on both sides, moved the process through the necessary negotiations and achieved true win-win for the client and the candidate.

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