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Sodexo is a UK market leader for Total Facilities Management. Headquartered in Paris, the company currently employs over 35,000 people in over 2,000 client locations across all market sectors. Sodexo is the only business to provide a complete service offering across over 100 professions.
CSG Talent first worked with Sodexo to source their Head of Resource for the UK and Ireland. The company struggled internally to find the right calibre of candidate with only standard recruitment methods such as job boards available to them. From the shortlist of candidates compiled by CSG’s specialist consultant, Sodexo appointed the first candidate presented, beginning their partnership with a successful outcome.
After successfully fulfilling the initial assignment, Sodexo tasked CSG with sourcing a Workplace Director.
This role was particularly challenging as it had numerous, very specific responsibilities. It required innovation to implement new workplace technologies and to improve staff retention, and was based in a location with very few appropriate candidates.
With little talent in the local area, CSG conducted a full talent search, interviewing candidates across the whole of the UK. As the role was very specialist, and relatively uncommon, CSG utilised carefully crafted adverts, headhunting and exhaustive networking to secure the right candidate.
Since this role, CSG has filled numerous other positions for Sodexo, including their Managing Director for Defence in Cyprus, and Business Directors for Energy in both Aberdeen and Houston.
We uphold strong relationships with seven key stakeholders within Sodexo, from HR Directors to Directors of Engineering.
As a result of so many successful placements, CSG maintains a strong, on-going working relationship with Sodexo, working most often on a retained basis.
Throughout the process their consultant was extremely communicative and well aware of each step and what was needed to do to progress. My role required international relocation guidance and CSG was well equipped to advise on these matters.
Over 100 candidates were approached, 20 internal interviews were conducted, and a shortlist of five candidates was presented to Sodexo.
Sodexo hired one from this shortlist, who had extensive experience in the Science, Technology and Facilities Management sectors, working for both clients and contractors.