Our client, a fast-expanding Fintech company with strong regional presence in APAC, was starting a new business in Hong Kong and needed to hire a Risk Director that would fit in a start-up environment. The ideal candidate would have experience in communicating with local regulators and building the risk framework, policy, procedures, and systems from scratch. The start-up had engaged recruitment agencies before without success and wanted a partner with not just a strong network in Hong Kong, but also who could act as their brand ambassador.
We began our retainer with a market map of their competitors’ employees who met the criteria, presenting a shortlist and arranging interviews of the best. While that process was underway, we then extended our search, meeting and managing candidates, to provide a follow-up list of more candidates who had the required skillsets. When the ideal candidate was chosen, we managed the full offer process on the company’s behalf.
The Risk Director joined the company within four months of us beginning our retained search
We communicated the full employer proposition and culture to the candidates with the client happy with our role as brand ambassador
They were so happy with our solution that they have since opened up more roles in Corporate Governance to us