Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)

Derby City Council – Candidate generation for future generations

Derby City Council needed to recruit several Directors to drive forward their 2030 vision for a safer, stronger city. They engaged our expertise in Candidate Generation and Assessment solutions to ensure the right candidates were identified and assessed in a robust, pragmatic way. We delivered a streamlined, structured solution to ensure they had the information they needed to make successful appointments based on objective, role-specific insights.

SOLUTION HIGHLIGHTS
• A ROBUST PROCESS
• IN-DEPTH INSIGHT
• MEASUREMENT & VALIDATION
• BESPOKE CANDIDATE REPORTS
• SUCCESSFUL APPOINTMENTS

IDENTIFYING THE RIGHT CANDIDATES TO DRIVE DERBY’S 2030 VISION

SCOPE & SCALE

Derby City Council has a clear vision for 2030, based on building a “safe, strong, ambitious city”.To achieve this vision they needed to recruit a number of Directors to drive forward their ambitious plans.

SITUATION

Derby City Council engaged our expertise in Candidate Generation and Assessment solutions to ensure the right candidates were identified and assessed in a robust, pragmatic way

SOLUTION

IN-DEPTH INSIGHT
To target suitable candidates for each of the roles, our specialist Candidate Generation team immersed themselves in the culture of Derby City Council. They asked questions to understand the key success requirements, experience and qualities essential for each role. This also supported the development of a compelling, yet realistic, narrative that could be used to keep candidates motivated to complete the recruitment journey.

MEASUREMENT & VALIDATION
Our Senior Assessment Consultant ensured that each candidate completed two personality questionnaires to measure their profiles against the organisation’s key strategic level
competencies. In addition, our Occupational Psychologist conducted a 60-minute validation call with each individual to really get under their skin and bring their behavioral preferences to life.

BESPOKE CANDIDATE REPORTS
We then compiled a report on every candidate, highlighting their key strengths and development areas, providing briefs for the panel to use to probe further during the selection interviews.

RESULTS

SUCCESSFUL APPOINTMENTS
This streamlined, structured solution ensured that Derby City Council had the information they needed to make appointment decisions based on objective, role-specific insights.

A ROBUST PROCESS
It also made for a fair process which both successful and unsuccessful candidates found to be enriching, as they received insightful feedback throughout. Similarly, the assessor panel reported that the briefings helped to focus their questions at the final stage interviews for each candidate.