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Shirley Parsons Recruits Company’s First Safety Director Within Weeks
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Shirley Parsons Recruits Company’s First Safety Director Within Weeks

  • Publish Date: Posted about 1 year ago

​An 8-week recruitment process successfully appoints Senior Safety Director.

The Challenge

A manufacturing and installation company with 1,500 employees approached Shirley Parsons to help them identify and hire the company’s first-ever Safety Director. This organization had recently experienced rapid growth, winning large contracts with two Fortune 100 companies. They needed a candidate who could quickly elevate their safety program to drive a more mature, high-performing safety culture.

Our Approach

With our client having never previously hired a senior safety professional, we provided extensive advice on the current market and likely challenges and in-depth guidance on salary and how to make this position attractive to the candidate they were looking for. We also worked with the client to develop the job description for this role before approaching our network of senior candidates in their local area.

The Result

By gaining a strong understanding of the company’s history and growth plans, we successfully sold this opportunity to several candidates from much larger organizations. A shortlist of 12 candidates was presented within just 2 weeks, most of whom were interviewed by the CEO, General Counsel and VP of HR, and a successful hire was made in just 8 weeks. This person is now creating and implementing a new companywide safety strategy with improved programs and is upskilling the rest of the organization’s safety department.

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