Case Studies: Case Study

Our client needed to re-evaluate the existing leadership capability and assess the talent acquisition requirements to realise the business's ambitious growth plan.

Emma Jones
CEO Disruptive
Emma Jones

Disruptive Case Study


New MD for EMEA in place with a remit to take the business to the next stage of growth from$1.2bn to over $2bn. Our client needed to re-evaluate the existing leadership capability and assess the talent acquisition requirements to realise the business's ambitious growth plan. The client had a great back story, having grown successfully to this point with an in-house team and a highly respected delivery capability offshored in India. The Talent Acquisition strategy had, despite its steady growth, been rather adhoc. Using multiple external agencies to fill demand, the client now wanted to work with key partners to build capability in advance as opposed to just reaching out to any takers to help cope with spikes in demand.

Phase One

Disruptive Hiring was consulted originally as part of the multiple agency, adhoc approach on a number of leadership positions in the UK. We used this engagement to showcase what we could deliver and used these to leverage further conversations. Despite being up against other agencies in our race against time to find the right hire, we kept strictly to the basics of what we firmly believe are, the foundations for success in talent acquisition. We did our research into the client, their business, and their competition. Our market mapping exercise delivered the MI to support meaningful conversations with key stakeholders and provided feedback to stakeholders on the prospects of successful hire on the terms shared. Further information was supplied to the client in relation to candidate salary expectations and market perception of the brand. Not being drawn into the recruitment rat race combined with an impressive level of due diligence, paid dividends leading to several successful hires.

Phase Two

Having proved our framework for success works, we were further engaged with the client, this time on a number of retained, exclusive roles across EMEA. As a company, we understand that a large part of your branding proposition can be achieved through your recruitment process, onboarding and integration. With that in mind, we set out to create a marketing recruitment e-brochure with the intention to provide every potential candidate the background on our client, their active markets, specialities, thedeals, accolades and a highly detailed job description. The final document when distributed had all the necessary information to attract even the most passive of candidates and got them to the point of being more than just curious.

Importantly our consultants were provided with further data from a range of highly respectable sources so that their market knowledge was unquestionably superior. This then had the additional benefit of having meaningful conversations and supporting MI that truly supported the expectations of the in-house team and hiring managers. In-house teams benefitted from submissions of the highest quality and service that was an extension of the work they do; stakeholders experienced higher levels of control and they were furnished with a range of evaluation tools that allowed them to understand candidate motivators and behaviours. In addition to this, executive-level roles were engaged internally with a thorough onboarding program and externally from access to the disruptive Executive Hiring Illuminate Program. As an end-to-end service, this ensured that our client’s pain points were massively reduced and they could genuinely see the value of having a trusted and exclusive partner.

Phase Three

Having enjoyed the earlier successes of the previous two phases, the client felt safe to explore new avenues and ways of working with Disruptive as their partner. The client wanted to develop niche areas of the business i.e.theircloud capability and build a dedicated cloud business. Utilising the proven processes, a volume of roles have been released to Disruptive Hiringwhichwe continue to fill successfully.

The Results Thus Far

Quality of hire
Relationship with the client
Future opportunities for working
Volatility of Recruitment Requirement
Trusted Adviser Status
Candidate Experience
Disruptive Case Study

What our clients say

  • David Brooks
    Emma possesses a deep knowledge of the insurance sector and works with a wide network of well-qualified individuals across a range of job disciplines. She has come up trumps before, sometimes when vacancies have been unfilled for a while. What I value most is that Emma always listens and is never afraid to push back when she feels that someone is the right fit for the role. Emma and her team have been supportive, motivating and highly professional throughout my time with them, often adding valuable market information. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Emma to other hiring leaders.
  • Antony Davies
    I have worked with Emma over the last 7 years both as a recruitment specialist in the same organisation, and then as an external where Disruptive matched me to my latest role. I have always found Emma and her team to be professional and insightful in understanding what the company requires, and honest and open to candidates. In a time where quality recruitment is increasingly hard to find, Emma and team are up there amongst the best.
  • Eranga Parthirage
    Emma and her team have helped our organisation secure some of the best talent in the marketplace. Disruptive Hiring distinguishes herself by being genuinely passionate, caring, and professional. The team are able to understand the needs of our organization and define what we are looking for in terms of future strategic leaders and then find them. I would recommend Disruptive Hiring to anyone in the technology sector who is looking for leaders to drive their teams to success. They have an enviable track record and are a delight to work with!