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The clients need was focused on their Powertrain Consulting Services. Specific skills included Calibration, Design Release Engineers and Controls. They were targeting mid level professionals (3 to 5 years experience).
Their goal was to have a minimum of 8 to 10 candidates to interview over a two day span and they were looking for 3 to 5 hires.
We used a combination of contingent search with headhunting, network and referrals.
They usually have a struggle to find candidates that fit their complicated profile. They were looking for highly specialised Powertrain skills, specifically European Calibration Engineers. These Engineers would be required to move to Michigan via their head office in Graz. The double relocation requirement, visa requirements plus the specialist skills required meant it was a very challenging assignment.
In addition the process has an incredibly long recruiting cycle which poses challenges for a successful recruitment project and keeping the candidates live in the process. Being flexible and being prepared to manage that cycle was critical. Internally very senior people needed to be involved in the interview process, which lead to difficulties in scheduling and co-ordinating interviews.
Our Powertrain team used existing International talent pools to network, research and identify suitable people. After screening we short-listed 10 CVs leading to 8 1st stage interviews. We attended the final interviews ourselves to assist client staff
We worked hard to keep the communication flowing both ways throughout the long process.We paid close attention to detail, ensuring we had covered every eventuality.
“Overall, we received many qualified candidates that had been properly vetted. It was very helpful to feel confident that every candidate you submitted had been properly interviewed, qualified and was genuinely interested.”