Day surgery centre
The challenge: identifying the true needs of an evolving organisation
The Chief Executive of this independent day surgery centre, for whom we had recruited many times in the past, was trying to recruit a suitable Clinical Services Manager. He was not getting the calibre of candidates coming forward that he would ideally like to appoint. After spending two days with the team, we realised this client required something quite different from the role he was advertising. The needs of this developing business were evolving and the right candidate would need to have the clinical and personal skills to take the patient services forward.
When one is so close to the recruitment challenge it can be hard to see clearly – and that’s where Raine expertise made a difference. Our recommendation? Combine management of the operating theatre department with the rest of patient services. The job then would become more attractive and the right candidate’s focus would be on delivering the service in all areas, meeting the needs of both patients and Consultant/GP users. Together with the client we developed a new job description and personal specification and provided details of the salary and benefits package that would be needed to attract the right candidate. Then our client felt well able to advertise the post himself and manage the selection process in-house.
We didn’t bombard him with CVs as many recruitment agencies would, so it was a cost-effective exercise. And a recruitment problem with a happy solution.
Elizabeth Finn Care Homes Ltd
The challenge: maintaining high quality senior appointments
Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the charity Elizabeth Finn Care. Operating a portfolio of nine high quality care homes throughout England, Elizabeth Finn Homes provides the highest standards of care.
The company requires that any new General Manager it appoints for its homes is both commercially successful and has the absolute interests of the residents at the forefront of everything they do. As well as being a figurehead for Elizabeth Finn, a home General Manager also has to be a qualified and experienced nurse. These are highly coveted positions that are widely sought after.
How we help
For many years, Raine has recruited almost all Elizabeth Finn’s General Managers for its care homes throughout the country. We understand totally the Elizabeth Finn brand and its philosophy, so we instinctively know when a candidate is the perfect fit. As a result, we are able to recommend a shortlist of talented people, all of whom we know would be ideal for the role. In fact, our success rate to date has been 100%.