Relied on manual and dated methods. Needed a more modern and strategic recruitment model.
Modern navigation, functionality and an interface suited to collaborative recruitment needs.
Easier to communicate and collaborate on candidates and manage overall recruitment needs.
The candidate communication tool
BearingPoint operates in three units: Consulting, Solutions and Ventures. Consulting covers the advisory business; Solutions provides the tools for successful digital transformation, regulatory technology and advanced analytics; Ventures drives the financing and development of start-ups.
BearingPoint’s clients include many of the world’s leading companies and organisations. The firm has a global consulting network with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 75 countries. Helping to grow the team in Ireland is Senior Recruiter, Seán Fitzgerald. Seán joined BearingPoint’s recruiting team in 2012.
Hiring at BearingPoint
Seán describes hiring at BearingPoint as a ‘machine that never sleeps’. In a competitive business hiring bright talent in areas such as IT Advisory, Digital & Strategy, Data & Analytics is ongoing. In terms of roles that Bearing Point recruit for they span from IT architects, software developers, business analysts and software testers in the tech space, to a wide range of commercial roles available in the business consulting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) sides of the organisation
The interview process comprises of a mix of phone, Skype and face-to-face interviews depending on where the candidate is based. BearingPoint also has a range of specific assessments that they incorporate into their graduate recruitment process. These include presentations, technical tests, case study analysis and business writing exercises.
Using HireHive at BearingPoint
Having developed a new careers website and recruiting processes to meet a changing candidate market, the need for a complete, user-friendly applicant tracking system (ATS) was pressing. Having looked at a few options, HireHive proved to be the right solution:
We viewed HireHive as an innovative tool, with a slick interface, very easy to navigate, great functionality; when you’re using a tool every day, you want to enjoy using it and have fun with it.
The ability to post open roles to the careers site, job boards and social media were also big pluses for the company. Sean’s favourite feature in HireHive is the candidate communication tool. He finds the shared inbox functionality very helpful.
The importance of employer branding
Using a mix of recruitment marketing, advertising, PR, networking and events, BearingPoint adopts an integrated approach to engaging with their ideal candidates. These integrated campaigns also help BearingPoint to clearly communicate their compelling Employee Value Proposition (EVP) to their target audience. Also, they help build a strong employer brand across the business. Seán attributes his love of working in recruitment both to the industry and his employer. The company culture at BearingPoint allows for employees to have a great work/life balance.
I love working in recruitment! I’m very lucky to work with a team of super talented people right across the organisation – we work hard and we play hard! We have an excellent Sports and Social committee who do tremendous work keeping us all entertained.
Furthermore, he emphasises the importance of working for a brand you are passionate about. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, you can’t sell it. He describes employer branding as a major focus for Bearing Point:
This is an area that has evolved hugely over the past number of years. We invest heavily in building sourcing strategies that help us to target and attract the people we identify as being a strong cultural fit for BearingPoint.
From the moment that candidates first engage with the brand, to the point where they are actively involved in an interview process, the team at BearingPoint do everything they can to provide a first-rate candidate recruitment experience. In fact, managing this journey is Seán’s favourite part of working in recruitment.
For unsuccessful candidates, the journey doesn’t stop there. Seán explains how BearingPoint often reconnect with candidates who were unsuccessful for one role, but may be suitable for another role. They look at a candidate’s wider skill set and see if they’re a better fit in another area. They are hiring right throughout the year and actively looking for people to join their team.
Bearing Point are currently hiring, check out Bearing Point Careers to see the full list of open jobs.