Overcoming challenges posed throughout the recruitment process
There can be significant challenges throughout the recruitment process for start-up businesses or smaller businesses who have recently been awarded funding or received private investment. With Vertex Hydrogen, they were already feeling the pressure of tight timescales and furthering their growth which was heavily reliant on the recruitment of two key roles for the business. Without these business-critical roles in situ, Vertex Hydrogen wouldn’t have been able to progress to the next stage of government funding.
Not only was there a significant pressure with timescales, the roles Vertex Hydrogen were keen to recruit for were niche positions, with very limited talent pools. As a newer industry within the clean energy market, there is a significant lack of experienced talent without sourcing talent from other allied sectors.
While working for a new, innovative start-up organisation can appeal to some, it can often be a difficult sell to candidates working in larger, more established businesses. This is something our team of experts spend time having detailed conversations with candidates to talk them through in detail such as the company’s structure, plans and vision.
Partnering with an industry specialist to drive hiring results
Having spent nine months trying to hire a Financial Manager, it was at this point that the CFO first engaged with CSG Talent. After initial conversations, Elle, a senior consultant within the renewable energy recruitment team had a meeting with the HR Business Partner. Elle is an expert within the hydrogen energy market and she demonstrated this throughout the meeting, highlighting the niche expertise and skillsets within the team and the benefits this knowledge can bring to the success of recruitment campaigns of this nature.
Vertex Hydrogen had no prior experience working with an industry specialist, so it was a totally new concept for them to partner with a renewable energy expert who not only has in-depth knowledge of the market, but a specialist on the full hiring and talent attraction process.
Two of the most recent positions CSG Talent supported Vertex Hydrogen with were a Financial Manager and a Commercial Manager, two senior level roles which were key to driving the business growth and progressing to the next stage of government funding on such impactful projects within energy. These are huge projects driving decarbonisation and clean energy.