Drakkar : Optimizing human capital

Accomplishments

Executive and Professional Search

Industry: Aerospace and Airport

Customer

International manufacturer

Needs

The customer is looking for a partner to hire a large number of engineers.

Mandate

On the strength of its reputation in recruiting executives and professionals in all areas of engineering, Drakkar is chosen as a preferred supplier.

Solutions and Methods Used
  • Use of the customer’s recognized position in the aerospace sector
  • In order to source candidates directly, development of a network involving schools (specializing in aerospace) and associations
  • Headhunting and use of international network in aerospace
  • Contribution of international aerospace partners (in England, France, and other countries)
  • Implementation of a complete interview process to identify the technical skills and key behaviours sought, to better profile candidates
  • Use of proven tests tailored to positions
  • Presentation of candidates selected
  • Checks of employment references, degrees, criminal record and medical tests (as well as credit history in the case of executives)
  • Use of psychometric assessments with tailored tests
  • Management of employee files and pay for technical positions
  • Weekly follow-ups with managers and monthly follow-ups with senior management
Results and Measures of Success
  • Exceeded objectives for 2008
  • Earned the customer’s trust, which led to additional mandates

Industry: Retail and Wholesale

Customer

Major North American fashion company

Needs

Because of its rapid growth, our customer needs to expand its management team quickly by recruiting the best candidates.

Mandate

Drakkar was chosen as a partner to ensure that the selection process was of the highest quality.

The mandate involved recruiting for a number of management and senior management positions, including a Vice President of Operations, Director of Human Resources, Director of Production, Director of Transportation and Customs, and Director of Distribution and Logistics.

Solutions and Methods Used
  • Analysis of the customer’s needs and development of profiles sought
  • Search for and headhunting of top-caliber candidates
  • Use of our network and important contacts in the world of fashion
  • Planning of interviews and the search for a fit between position and the candidate
  • Presentation of candidates selected
  • Checks of employment references, degrees, criminal record and credit history
  • Follow-ups with both the candidates and company to evaluate customer satisfaction
Results and Measures of Success
  • A first successful mandate to recruit a Vice President of Operations led to other mandates for executive search, because of the close, trusting partnership developed with the customer
  • All mandates were exclusive, and all were completed

Industry: Food

Customer

Important Canadian supplier

Needs

Against a backdrop of rapid growth, the customer is looking for long-term solutions for recruiting high-caliber executives and professionals in the accounting and finance field of expertise. The customer realized that the task required the efforts of a company of professionals.

Mandate

On the strength of its reputation in accounting and finance, Drakkar was awarded the mandate to recruit executives and professionals for the company.

Solutions and Methods Used
  • Analysis of the customer’s needs and development of profiles for candidates sought
  • Search for and headhunting of top-caliber candidates
  • The use of our network of important contacts in the food sector
  • Planning interviews and the search for a fit between position and the candidate
  • Presentation of candidates selected
  • Checks of employment references, degrees, criminal record and credit history
  • Follow-ups on both sides to evaluate customer satisfaction
Results and Measures of Success
  • Development of a business partnership based on trust and the resulting reciprocal understanding of challenges
  • Role of business partner to senior management
  • Exclusive national mandate
  • Drakkar later became involved in new mandates for organizational development and training
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