Key Hire

Top talent for your business.

WHAT IS KEY HIRE?

Our expert team work directly with you to find the best possible talent for your priority role.

By mapping out the market with a specialised, targeted focus tailored to the needs of your business, we guarantee the highest calibre of candidates, saving you time and money down the line.

This was the first time we had used an executive search agency to support us with a role so understandably we were a little apprehensive going into the process. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Grant and his team, their work ethic is unparalleled, the feedback I have received from the candidate's perspective could not praise them enough.

YorkTest, HR Director

WHAT WE OFFER

  • DEDICATED ACCOUNT MANAGER
    One of our industry specialists is focused on your hire, finding you the best fit.
  • RESEARCH & RESOURCE TEAM
    Our team is your team. A full resource team scouting hires across the market just for you.
  • CANDIDATE EXCLUSIVITY
    Instead of the old-fashioned style of recruitment, we find the right fit for you, minimising the risk of your competitors taking them first.
  • DIVERSITY-LED HEADHUNTING
    We understand that diversity is a focus for your business, so we guarantee a diverse shortlist with our targeted searches.
  • DELIVERY GUARANTEE
    Your business is fast-paced and requires the most effective hire, so we pride ourselves in delivering on time.
  • REPLACEMENT
    Don’t worry, we’ll replace your hires for free it for some reason it doesn’t work out in the first four months.

AREAS OF SPECIALISM

  • Commercial
    Sales, Marketing, Partnerships, Sponsorships, Digital, Business Development, Account Management, Activation, Revenue
  • Data
    Scientists, Engineers, Analytics, Warehouse, Business Intelligence
  • Legal
    Generalists, Intellectual Property, Technology, Commercial, General Counsel
  • sales & marketing
    Brand, eCommerce, Digital, Customer Relationship Management, Creative
  • project & programme
    Business and Information Technology, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Resource Planning
  • operations
    Venue Operations, Stadium Operations, Facility Operations, People Operations, Sporting Operations

THE TRUE COST OF A BAD HIRE

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WHAT WE’RE PROUD OF

Brief

ATP Tour is the governing body of men's professional tennis, entertaining billions of fans globally and showcasing the world's greatest players at prestigious tournaments. One of the tournaments ATP runs, the Challenger Tour, was missing a strategic leader who could deliver an optimum player pathway to continue fueling the sport's overall growth. This is where FB Sports stepped in.

 

Challenge

Due to the niche skillset required to take on this role, ATP needed to cover the entire market to ensure they had maximum exposure to the small pool of talent who could successfully take on this role. Even though ATP has an extensive network, they don't have full market coverage. It would take immense time, effort, and money for them to take on that challenge fully. Additionally, the role was time sensitive; ATP Tour required the executive to start within five months. Considering the average notice period of three months in the UK for this particular level, it didn't leave much time at all.

 

Solution

FB Sports provided a solution through our key hire model, allowing us access to our research and insight team's resources to generate talent on a global basis. We unearthed every potential candidate who could be a fit for the role, then through the use of AI, were able to prioritize the list in order of most likely to be interested, to work to the speed that was required to have this person start within the necessary timeframe. From the long list, four individuals went through the interview process for the shortlist. We managed the process for ATP, from the shortlist to assisting with relocating the successful candidate (the then CEO of Tennis South Africa) from South Africa to London. We even managed to get him started sooner than the five-month target start date.