Vlisco, one of the myriads of African FMCG companies taking advantage of the economic boom, had common difficulties to surmount when entering and growing new regions. When candidates for a given role become harder to find, the impact on time to hire, and ultimately the business can be significant. This was a challenge Vlisco faced, seeking a HR Manager for DR Congo.
A global search and selection campaign, scouring global talent pool for the right combination of skills, nationality and experience.
Success. Happy candidate and happy Vlisco!
The major additional benefit of a global search, on top of being able to look more widely for the right person, is that bringing in internationally-based candidates provides your company with a global outlook that can be very important for companies with global operations or aspirations. As a recruiter with a tough brief like Vlisco’s, when you know you’ve found the right candidate, this is enormously satisfying work.