Head of Compliance Monitoring
Senior Manager Compliance Policy & Advice
Senior Manager Conduct Risk
Up to £70k + Benefits
I will be using Spencer Edwards solely for our forthcoming requirements
CHIEF RISK OFFICER
After 6 weeks of working on a contingent based recruitment plan with a number of other specialist agencies based in London and Manchester, there was little progress made with regards to sourcing candidates of the calibre required.
In addition to a distinct shortage of qualified and experienced compliance sector candidates in the local area, the company had a historic issue with their brand perception in the market, preventing access to top talent from the major players in the sector.
Spencer Edwards was invited to review their recruitment strategy on these positions. In addition to providing an extensive search of the market, we worked closely with the company on addressing their incorrect perception in the market for potential employees, thus making the prospect of joining the company a more attractive one. In particular, the company wanted to be more competitive when looking to attract individuals from direct national competitors and the major 'big name' mainstream Banks & Financial Institutions.
During a consultative discussion, we identified 2 key areas that required attention.
Management of expectations, backed by our local market insight
A positive brand communication plan
It was agreed that a retained head hunting process was the best solution.
During this consultation, new role profiles were created and designed by Spencer Edwards
A major networking campaign across Yorkshire and the UK combined with a formal headhunting exercise was undertaken
Timelines for key stages in the process were agreed and monitored
7 candidates shortlisted for first interview
4 candidates invited for final interview
3 of the final stage candidates were appointed
Nb. Furthermore the 4th candidate from the final interviews was offered an additional role as IT / Operational Risk Manager.
"As an ex HR professional prior to my role as Cheif Risk Officer and having used various other agencies in the past, we have found that the services provided by Spencer Edwards are unique in the quality of service offered. James Johnson and his team have demonstrated utmost professionalism in their approach to our recruitment needs.
The searches were carried out both promptly and professionally with thorough communication and feedback at all times. Out of the 7 candidates shortlisted, 6 of them met our requirements not only technically but also as perfect cultural fits for our business, 4 were subsequently appointed.
I will be using Spencer Edwards solely for our forthcoming requirements and would not hesitate to recommend James and Spencer Edwards."
CHIEF RISK OFFICER