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KPMG Case Study

Vine Resources - providing a fast response when the business needs are critical

Company background

KPMG is a leading consulting and services company with 145,000 employees across 150 countries. KPMG combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities.

The challenge

KPMG needed a senior operations engineer for a key role based in Holland: providing infrastructure support and deployment for its global network. This new, business-critical position also included managing vendor partners and helping to ensure the smooth running of KPMG's global data centre operations for Europe, the Americas and the Asia/Pacific regions. However, local recruitment agencies in Holland failed to identify a single candidate over a 4-6 month period.

The solution

KPMG turned to Vine Resources for help. "We had good experiences using Vine Resources for previous IT recruitment assignments: the service was great and we enjoyed working together," explains Stijn Folkers, HR Advisor at KPMG.

Although headquartered in the UK, Vine has global capabilities and so finding a candidate for Holland was not an issue. However, Vine recognised that the right blend of skills required would be hard to find, but they love a challenge! The candidate also needed experience working for large organisations. The Vine team began an extensive search and soon found a stand-out candidate.

The result

The candidate was working for another telecoms provider in Amsterdam on a 24-hour shift pattern. The regular business hours offered by the KPMG role was an added attraction. His CV was submitted, followed by a three-stage interview process and duly appointmented. The candidate and KPMG were delighted. "Other recruitment agencies couldn't find the right people - but Vine Resources could," adds Stijn Folkers at KPMG. "Vine Resources understand our business and are very open, honest and motivated to help. They deliver suitable candidates at short notice."​

The challenge in short

  • Senior operations engineer needed for this business-critical role
  • Niche skills required, plus experience of managing vendor partners
  • Local recruitment companies failed to find any candidates, despite searching for 4-6 months

The solution in short

  • Vine Resources used contacts to quickly identify a highly-skilled, locally-based candidate, looking for such a role
  • Managed the three-stage interview and negotiation process
  • Both parties delighted with the outcome

The result

  • Suitable candidate recruited with the right experience
  • Increased candidate motivation by what KPMG could offer, including an improved working pattern
  • Timely appointment, making up for the 4-6 months already taken by the other agencies

Why Vine Resources?

For more than 15 years, we’ve been providing talent solutions for clients from fast growing start-ups to established brands, providing contract resources, permanent hires and project solutions.

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