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International information security consultancy

To source an IT Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) Consultant

The Challenge

When an international cyber and information security company relocated their operations from London to Cheltenham, they needed to find a technology recruitment partner with an understanding of the niche IT Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) Consultant market. The client was fully aware how difficult this task would be since the specifics of the role not only demand a sound technical expertise, but it also means the right individual would need finance experience, be based in the South West of England, ad be prepared to travel throughout the UK and Europe. This reduced the size of the candidate that could be tapped into; hence, the reason to appoint a recruitment partner with prior experience in finding and securing top talent for niche and hard-to-place roles.

The Solution

Firstly, Xist4 visited the client at their new base to get a better understanding of the business and their culture so they could match the most talented person to this environment with the right skills. After the meeting, Xist4 tailored a recruitment fulfilment strategy that incorporated both a targeted search approach and traditional recruitment activities with more pro-active methods such as referral networking within the finance domain and other social and business networking platforms. 

The Result

Xist4’s search identified several key individuals; after a thorough candidate qualification process involving face-to-face, video conferencing and telephone interviewing, they were able to knowingly prepare a short list of talented IT GRC candidates perfect for the role. This attention to detail saved valuable time and energy since Xist4 found the client an individual that was able to deliver against several high-profile projects. Based on this success, Xist4 became their preferred technology recruitment partner.

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We have had a very positive working experience working with Xist4 IT Recruitment. Gozie was very proactive in making sure that our requirements were understood, which meant that all the CV's sent to us were relevant, saving us time and effort. He also made certain that all interviewees were briefed properly. All the candidates we interviewed were of very high quality and the only difficulty was in narrowing the choice down to one.