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Transforming Health and Safety in Commercial Construction: A Success Story

  • Publish Date: Posted 15 days ago
  • Author:by Georgie Ramsdale

Welcome to the behind-the-scenes story of a recent success—a journey that illuminates the essence of Executive HSE Recruitment and its profound impact on Health and Safety standards in commercial construction. Join the Shirley Parsons Executive Seach team, as we unravel the narrative of strategic collaboration, perseverance, and tangible results.

Strategic Collaboration: A Foundation for Excellence

At Shirley Parsons, we pride ourselves on our ability to navigate the complex landscape of executive recruitment, particularly within industries where Health and Safety standards are paramount. Recently, we were approached by a highly prestigious commercial construction company to assist in filling a crucial Director-level position within their development division.

Our longstanding relationship with the Senior Executive in the company allowed us to step in and offer our expertise on a retained basis, highlighting the importance of cultivating and maintaining connections within the HSE industry. Leveraging our extensive global network, spanning offices in the USA, Europe, the UK, Asia, and New Zealand, we embarked on a comprehensive executive search, targeting top-tier candidates in Sydney and beyond.

Challenges and Solutions: Finding the 'Unicorn' Candidate

In today's market, Health and Safety recruitment demands a nuanced approach, taking into account not only technical proficiency but also a candidate's alignment with organisational culture and values. Recognising this, our team engaged in close collaboration with the client, gaining insight into their specific needs and challenges, including the pressing requirement for a candidate who could be described as a 'unicorn' – possessing a rare combination of skills and experiences.

Despite the challenges posed by a competitive market and a tight deadline, our partnership with the client and their willingness for flexibility proved instrumental in overcoming obstacles. Through meticulous screening and assessment processes, we identified a standout candidate with exemplary transferable skills and a track record of success in enhancing Health and Safety standards within their previous roles.

From Candidate to Director: Pioneering Safety Excellence

One of the key factors that set this candidate apart was their commitment to promoting a culture of safety excellence, aligning perfectly with the client's ethos. Their stellar references and glowing recommendations from former employers further reinforced our confidence in their suitability for the role.

Time was of the essence, and we understood the urgency of the assignment. Thanks to our agile and efficient recruitment approach, we were able to expedite the process, from initial engagement to offer acceptance, in just four weeks. This swift turnaround not only met the client's expectations but also underscored our commitment to delivering results with speed and precision.

In conclusion, our successful placement of a Director-level candidate underscores the value of a strategic and collaborative approach to executive search, particularly within industries where Health and Safety considerations are paramount. By leveraging our global network, industry expertise, and commitment to excellence, we were able to identify and secure a candidate who not only met but exceeded our client's expectations, elevating health and safety standards within their organisation.

If your team are searching for a Health and Safety Director who can positively impact your safety culture, contact the Shirley Parsons team today at contactANZ@shirleyparsons.com. Alternatively, head to the Contact Us page and fill out the form provided.