The client is an Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate and part of a sovereign wealth fund that manages industrial and construction projects across the GCC and employs nearly 1,000 staff.

THE CHALLENGE
A change of CEO had led to the departure of a number of middle management and technical staff, and the new office holder consequently needed to build what was almost a completely new team as quickly as possible. This meant making over twenty critical hires in a highly competitive marketplace within a very narrow timeframe. Furthermore, because many senior members of the HR function had left, there was little in the way of internal support available.

THE SOLUTION
Cielo responded by providing a dedicated team of recruitment experts. Because of the pressure to deliver results rapidly, the team designed and implemented a multi-channel hiring model that embraced a range of talent attraction tools. The team then built comprehensive job specifications and candidate assessment criteria for all roles, both at senior and mid-level, defined the employer brand message and personally conducted all first interviews with candidates and managed the offer process.

THE RESULTS
All 24 vacancies were filled within three months, allowing the new CEO to form his new team ahead of schedule. Not only was the assignment completed to a very tight deadline, but Cielo also helped the company to save 1 million AED in projected recruitment costs.