Due to the prestige and reputation of the company, we decided to narrow down the search to the best economics and technical universities for graduates. Profiles of people employed so far in this team confirmed this direction of search. In addition, we noticed that the largest group are graduates of the Warsaw School of Economics in the field of Quantitative Methods and Information Systems. We sent the potential candidates a message in the style “Your colleagues are already working for us, join them!”.
From the beginning, we assumed that in this recruitment, an elite candidate would not come to us themself, but we would have to find them. This resulted in us not publishing job offers for the position.
Although the Warsaw market is very large, we also decided to go beyond this area from the beginning and contacted candidates all over Poland and Poles abroad. The first conversations took place remotely, the next ones happened in Warsaw. The job offer was interesting enough that the candidates were willing to move to another city for it.
One of the biggest advantages of the offer, apart from the fact that it was a new product and the department was on the rising tide, was the possibility of direct cooperation with the Director. Usually people in the positions of Consultants reported to Managers, and not to Directors. Therefore, in this case a consultant in this position would have the opportunity to peek and learn from the best.
We prepared the candidates well for the job interviews, each of those who received an offer were invited by us for lunch and in exchange they shared their impressions and opinions. Thanks to this, we were able to better understand the position and act even more effectively.
With the partnership approach to recruitment, candidates, regardless of whether they received a job offer or not, recommended their colleagues to us. Sometimes it was just a name, but usually it was an email address or a phone number.