A bespoke campaign with the pace of le Tour

“We, as a team, have been bowled over today by the professionalism, the experience and the talent Brightsparks have found for us.

Brightsparks attracted several hundred CV’s and expressions of interest, telephone interviewed almost 100 of them and invited 36 to attend the day. 27 showed up and we have invited 11 of those 27 for a formal interview this Thursday. In all honesty, we could probably take all 11 if we had 11 roles, as they are all very strong candidates. The difference here for us though, was that our request was to have people with Sales experience rather than raw grads, given the nature of what we are trying to achieve with our DBAM team and that is exactly what we got.

These guys have literally saved us a fortune on time and costs internally.”

Mark Petty, Sales Director

Dimension Data are the official technology partner to le Tour de France and generate $8bn revenue a year. Their core values, which are shared by their team around the world, are a fundamental element to their global success.

Our conversation about supporting their Talent Acquisition requirements began in July with the Commercial Sales Director who soon involved HR in our discussions. After spending the necessary time to fully understand their needs and values, a bespoke campaign with incredibly tight deadlines was signed off on 16 September.

The attraction and screening began without delay and on 27 September, just 9 working days after sign-off, Brightsparks delivered a bespoke assessment centre containing 27 candidates who had been carefully screened for Dimension Data’s specific needs and values. These included both fresh graduates and those with a few years of relevant experience.

From these, 11 candidates were invited to the final round in the following days, with offers extended and accepted for their four immediate vacancies the following week and start dates in October; just one month from the launch of the campaign.


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