Staffing Challenge

This well-established Northern Ontario-based $1 billion international mining services company had grown rapidly through a combination of organic growth and acquisitions.

With this growth, the company now had a wide range of IT platforms and software systems resulting in a number of challenges with financial and management reporting, planning and management of the business.

Up until this point, IT was managed as part of finance and, as a result, there was no senior IT leadership. The company was in need of its first global CIO.

Location and the fact this was a newly created position would make the identification and attraction of prospective candidates far more challenging.


Recruitment Solution

We worked with our client to develop a plan to identify and attract suitably qualified candidates who would be willing to relocate to Northern Ontario.

We were able to identify a number of prospects with the appropriate international IT leadership experience with ties to the North.

A list of six highly qualified candidates was presented of which three were selected for second round interviews. From this group of three finalists, a successful hire was completed.


Staffing Problem

The candidate hired has a background in IT leadership with a major Canadian-based international manufacturer. Not only did the candidate have the necessary competencies and skills for the CIO role, but was also a good fit with the corporate culture.

Since joining the company, the new CIO has assessed the IT needs of the organization and its current IT resources and developed a corporate-wide IT strategy and plan for implementation.

This search was successfully completed on a very short timeline to meet our client’s needs.

Tom Sinclair

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