Recruiter On Demand in Action

The project resourcing challenge

Richard heads up the resourcing team at a national civil engineering consulting firm. Along with his two colleagues, he struggles to support recruitment for ad hoc projects that get thrown at his team at short notice a couple of times a year. Richard had to use recruitment agencies on the last big project, which his stakeholders weren’t happy about paying for.

The challenge of overwhelming response rates

Gillian is the recruiter for an international development organisation. She’s one half of a team of two. Her colleague is a coordinator, and all the resourcing and recruitment fall to Gillian.

One of the organisation’s strong points has meant that Gillian’s workload is far greater than some of her colleagues in similar sized organisations. The organisation has a great employer brand, and they get an overwhelming response to adverts for programme management roles around the world. Gillian was struggling to cope, but with the number of actual hires and the recruitment budget they had, the organisation couldn’t justify another permanent employee.