4 years ago by Mark Burke

Case Study: OTT Platform Launch: 85 Candidates Placed

Recruiting for multiple roles to a short time-scale…

The Client

A global sports rights holder and digital content provider.

The Terms

Exclusive recruiter.

The Brief

To recruit a brand-new team of highly skilled technical staff ready for the launch of a cutting-edge OTT platform.  Our client was urgently looking to fill multiple vacancies across various UK offices, including a new facility in Leeds.  Roles included Broadcast Engineers, Post Production Engineers, Engineering Supervisors and OSS Engineers.  

This presented a real challenge given the large volume, the short-turnaround over the Christmas period and the base locations away from typical broadcast hubs.

Our Approach

We utilised our extensive database and network of contacts, particularly those who had an association with the North of the UK. Our in-depth searches identified Engineers not only based locally but those who had previously studied or grown up in the region.

All competitor companies were mapped out within the local area to identify fresh talent and we also went further afield to recruit European candidates keen to relocate to the UK.

The Outcome

We successfully placed 37 candidates in 2016, to agreed timescales. Our proven ability to deliver quality candidates, within a tight deadline, led to a strong ongoing partnership.

A year later, we were engaged to recruit for a further 48 vacancies, on an exclusive agency basis, for our client’s launch in Canada and other regions worldwide.

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