Clearwater Corporate Finance is a leading mid-market corporate finance advisory firm, operating in the UK and internationally. To date, Clearwater has completed more than 400 transactions, working alongside management teams, shareholders, private equity investors, privately owned businesses and large companies on all aspects of corporate finance, from mergers and acquisitions, company sales, management buy-outs and fundraising transactions.
Thanks to the specialist nature of M&A deal making, Clearwater Corporate Finance has traditionally found recruitment, in particular finding the right calibre of candidates, a challenge. Here, James Hales, a director in the firm’s Manchester office, explains how Hiring Hub helped him not only find the right candidate, but how it did it in just two weeks from start to finish:
“I’d heard about Hiring Hub following an award it won, and I was really impressed when we started looking into it – I thought it was an innovative and disruptive model, which is probably why its won so many awards.
“Initially I called Hiring Hub about a role we had within our Deal Origination team, and I was impressed immediately by both the level of sector-specific knowledge the sales consultant I spoke to at Hiring Hub possessed, and the software in general – it was very user friendly and accessible.
“Traditionally, we find recruitment very difficult within Clearwater. We operate within a specialist area of the finance sector, and although when advertising our vacancies we always receive a high number of applications, the challenge lies in: 1) actually finding the time to sift through those applications; and 2) unearthing the real quality.
“That is just one of the reasons we found Hiring Hub so beneficial, because using it dramatically cuts the amount of time the process of posting a vacancy, engaging recruitment agencies and reviewing candidate submissions takes. Giving employers the opportunity to set their own placement is another big positive, and negates those awkward negotiations with individual agencies.
“It’s Hiring Hub’s technology that drives that time saving, and when you combine that with the excellent customer service received from our account manager – who was always there when I called – it was not only a pleasure to use, but a real benefit to us.
“To have that one single point of contact, which meant I didn’t have to constantly communicate with multiple recruitment agencies but could still get feedback to them quickly, saved me a lot of time.
“Most importantly though, from posting our first vacancy on Hiring Hub to filling that position took just two weeks, which is fantastic. With that in mind, I’d definitely recommend Hiring Hub to other financial companies and, indeed, businesses within any sector because the process works – it certainly worked very well for us.”