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Shirley Parsons Netherlands was approached by PPG Industries, a leading player in the paints and coatings sector, to assist in the recruitment of a highly qualified Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Manager.
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Navigating Success in HSE Manager Recruitment

  • Publish Date: Posted 9 months ago

Shirley Parsons Netherlands was approached by global paint and coatings manufacturer to assist in the recruitment of a highly qualified Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Manager. Given the client's strong emphasis on workplace safety and cohesive company culture, establishing a meaningful candidate-client connection was paramount.

Understanding the Opportunities and Company Culture

Our approach to this challenge began with building a collaborative partnership with the client's hiring team. Through insightful discussions, we gained a holistic understanding of the HSE Manager position's intricacies, as well as the values and ethos that define the client company's culture.

Our Approach:

Holistic Candidate Portrayal: Armed with a comprehensive grasp of the vacancy and organizational culture, we crafted a nuanced candidate profile that went beyond skills and qualifications, encompassing individual attributes and potential cultural alignment.

Proactive Talent Sourcing: Our sourcing strategy combined diverse approaches, including tapping into our extensive network, leveraging specialized job platforms, and initiating direct outreach to passive candidates, ensuring that no promising candidate remained undiscovered.

Nurturing Communication: Central to our approach was maintaining consistent, transparent, and empathetic communication throughout the journey. We provided regular updates to both the client and candidates, ensuring everyone was well-informed and engaged.

Cultivating Candidate Relationships: As the search progressed, we focused on nurturing relationships with potential candidates. By emphasizing the distinctive attributes of the client and how the role could enhance their career trajectory, we demonstrated our commitment to their success.

​In-depth Candidate Evaluation: Each candidate underwent a meticulous evaluation process, encompassing not only technical competencies but also their potential fit within the client's work environment and cultural fabric.

What was the outcome?

Through our unwavering commitment to nurturing relationships, we identified a standout candidate who not only possessed the required technical acumen but also resonated deeply with the client company's culture. Our sustained engagement with the candidate ensured they were comfortable and well-informed at every stage of the process.

What benefits did Shirley Parsons bring to the process?

  • Seamless Integration: The selected HSE Manager knew that the start to his career in this particular site would be difficult, given the recent circumstances of their previous H&S team. However, the candidate took this opportunity to establish a fresh mindset to a team that had been resistant to change in the past. Following his initial integration period, he merged his ideas into the client company's culture, hitting the ground running and swiftly contributing to the team's success.

  • Elevated Workplace Safety: With the new HSE Manager in place, the client was better equipped to elevate its workplace safety standards and regulatory compliance.

  • Time and Resource Efficiency: By prioritizing relationship-building and maintaining open lines of communication, we expedited the recruitment timeline and reduced operational expenses.

Shirley Parson's proficiency in comprehending client needs and company culture, as well as our commitment to fostering authentic candidate relationships. By prioritizing transparent communication and personalized engagement, we navigated the intricate process of identifying an ideal HSE Manager match for the client.

If you're looking for an experienced recruitment partner to support you in recruiting HSE professionals, please feel free to contact us below for a consultation on how Shirley Parsons can improve your recruitment.