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Case Study | Taylor & Francis

Posted on April 2022

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​Paying attention to the details to secure a talented HR professional with a complex combination of skills

Worldwide publishers Taylor & Francis were implementing a new platform to manage their career pathways and succession planning. This critical role required a combination of HR expertise and impeccable stakeholder engagement, project management and integration experience.

Priorities supported:

  • A knowledgeable HR professional experienced in integrating and implementing talent management systems, to help create a new platform combining analysis of performance and skills with career pathing and succession

  • A specialist and trusted supplier with a proven track record who would be able to understand this innovative brief and engage with candidates in a niche talent pool to secure their interest

  • A structured and well-organised recruitment process including stakeholders from the UK, Canada and the USA

Experience applied:

  • Referred by their parent company Informa, Taylor & Francis approached us with confidence

  • Convening key contacts across various time zones, we held a comprehensive initial briefing call to ensure no details were overlooked so that we could confidently represent the organisation’s culture and requirement

  • Recognising the challenge of identifying the limited number of candidates who could fulfil this requirement, we launched a campaign across all our advertising channels alongside database searches and recommendation requests

Outcomes delivered:

  • Of the initial four candidates we submitted, each with a covering note highlighting their matching skills and experience, one was immediately chosen for interview

  • Having already ensured all candidates were available for interview, we could quickly set up interviews with Global VPs and a Learning & Technology Manager

  • The successful candidate received an offer the next day (total end-to-end recruitment timeline was just eight days)

  • Our care and attention to detail in briefing candidates ensured an efficient process that quickly succeeded in securing a highly-talented HR Professional

"Attentive and experienced, this is a team that truly work as a team. For me Venn Group stand out as one in a million"

HR Programme Manager