Worshipful Company of Weavers
The committee responsible for recruiting a new Clerk at The Worshipful Company of Weavers were set to manage the recruitment on their own, but John Pilling, the Trustee who oversaw the appointment, says that meeting Hanover Fox changed their minds:
“We decided to consider Executive Search companies as an option. Hanover Fox stood out. They had exceptional experience. They had the recruitment skills we lacked and knew how to manage the process. We were surprised to find it was also more cost-effective than we had imagined.”
Once appointed, Hanover Fox spent time with the outgoing Clerk to understand the role and the culture of the organisation, before reaching out through search and targeted online advertising to create a longlist of potential candidates.
John Pilling says: “I was delighted with the quality of the people. Hanover Fox’s written summaries and insights helped us create a shortlist on which we all agreed.”
Hanover Fox then advised on the interview procedure and sat in on both rounds of interviews to help the committee make the successful appointment.
John Pilling says he couldn’t fault the process. “I was very impressed with the way they captured the strengths and weaknesses of the various candidates. They understood their characters and personalities. They were also good at challenging us on how we were assessing each person.
“They delivered in every respect. We believe that we have made an excellent appointment. It was an interesting and enjoyable experience. I would recommend Hanover Fox without question.”
John Pilling – The Worshipful Company of WeaversTalk to us about how we can help your business