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Research and Sourcing

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FMCG Site Accountant Case Study

Business Issue:

The specific skill set that the client required was highly specialised - it combined both FMCG and cost accounting experience. As a result there were few, if any, 'active' candidates in the marketplace. OCG had searched their own extensive FMCG sector database - the role had previously been advertised but no results came of these efforts.

OCG Solution:

OCG undertook what has become our 'best practice' research assignment approach of:

  • Assignment Specification Development - Understanding the real job needs.
  • Research Strategy Plan - Developing a candidate profile and a list of potential sources and keywords to search
  • Company List Research - Knowing Boolean strings, Google secrets and other search engines was important, as was ascertaining up-to-date company directories, published business magazines and resources.
  • Candidate Name Generation-Cyber sleuthing online communities, deep internet mining and other media and communication research approaches undertaken.
  • Candidate Qualification - Confidential phone conversations to screen and evaluate suitability and interest.
  • Candidates short-listed for OCG Recruitment Consultant to review - Consultant further evaluates, selects, and shortlists for the client.

The names of passive/hidden talent that the Research & Sourcing team uncovered matched the brief/specification accurately. This enabled a significant number of valuable conversations with these candidates who at the time, were not in the job market - they were not looking at job boards, were not 'registered' on any recruitment consultancy database and therefore not aware of the opportunity.


From the candidate list presented, the role successfully placed in a relatively short period of time.