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Online Legal Services Company

To source a creative .Net Developer at short notice to develop a new e-commerce site.

The Challenge

Maintaining a competitive advantage means staying ahead of your competitors and being able to react quickly to changes. In 2011, when the Legal Services Act paved the way to make to legal services more accessible, a Bristol-based online legal services company was quick to seize the opportunity to expand their web presence.

To do this meant enhancing their existing team capabilities with the appointment of a .Net Developer with the capability to develop an entirely new website. Any delay in sourcing a suitable person posed a real risk to our client losing ground on their competition and struggling to seize the opportunities presented as a direct consequence of the new legislation coming into force. Time was of the essence.

The Solution

Following a meeting with the company director at the online legal services company just days before the legislation came into effect, Xist4 recognised the necessity to look for local candidates with a strong background in developing, coupled with an understanding of e-commerce.

After a thorough search of their databases, a pro-active and targeted search of the candidate market, and advertising the role on several job boards, Xist4 conducted initial face to face conversations with potential candidates before presenting the company with the CVs from a refined short list of just three candidates.

The Result

Just ten days after receiving the brief, the online legal service company interviewed the three shortlisted candidates and offered the role to one of them, who started with them in less than two weeks. 

Their swift response to developing and optimising a site meant that the legal services company continued to attract millions of visitors to their site for everything from advice on family and employment law to information on road traffic law and finding a local solicitor.

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The service we received from Xist4 was extremely professional. Gozie understood that we were working to a tight deadline and made every resource available for our search. Communication between parties was outstanding and we would use them again in the future.

Operation Manager