Case Study: Going above and beyond to fill an urgent contract position in 4 days
Our client approached us with a unique and challenging project. They had less than a month to source complete quality control team to oversee field testing aboard a boat that had been converted into a lab.
Their internal recruitment team were struggling to find 2 Senior QC Chemists, 1 Lead Technician and 2 Lab Technicians that were qualified and willing to undertake this exciting, but demanding project.
The job required the team to live and work on the boat on a 2-week-on, 2-week-off shift pattern, working 12 hours for 14 consecutive days. Also, the continuation of the project was dependent on the test results, meaning the company could only offer 3-month rolling contracts.
Hobson Prior solution
With timing key, we immediately conducted searches across our international database to identify available candidates with required experience. Our recruiters proactively headhunt and contact our contractors daily to keep our database updated so we were quickly able to highlight relevant candidates.
Within 24 hours, we were able to supply a list of available, appropriately skilled and pre-vetted candidates for this position, which our client was able to go through and select those they wanted to interview. Working over the weekend, we provided soft references, confirmed compliance and prepared the successful candidates that made it to the video interview stage.
The role was given to us late on a Thursday and by Monday, the client was ready to offer a contract position to an excited and qualified candidate.
Our role wasn’t finished there, we helped facilitate the onboarding, background checks and get the contracts in place and the new starter began their first day just 10-days after we were given the position to fill.
With the swift hire of our contract candidate, the team was able to submit their project on time, with both client and candidate thrilled with the experience.
Our client was so impressed with our dedication to meet their deadline and go above and beyond to deliver, they have signed exclusivity with Hobson Prior for their future life sciences roles.