Caliber8 Recruitment: Building a team for a Multinational Business into Singapore

15 February 2024 Karthik Bala

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Imagine entering a new market, a foreign land buzzing with potential but riddled with unknowns. Building your team, the backbone of your success, becomes a daunting task. This was the reality for a large European logistics firm setting up a team in Singapore. They needed a partner, not just a recruiter, to navigate the intricacies of the local talent pool and assemble a top-notch team within tight deadlines.

Caliber8 Recruitment saw their challenge as our own, embracing the responsibility of ensuring their smooth entry into the Singapore market. Here's how we transformed their recruitment woes into a seamless success story:

Understanding the Landscape:

First things first, we activated our Singaporean talent landscape. Through in-depth market mapping and collaborative JD development with our client, we pinpointed the ideal candidate profiles for each of the 10 crucial roles in – Finance, IT, HR, Operations, and Sales.

Precision & Speed: A Winning Formula:

Understanding the urgency, we identified and prioritized the three most critical roles. To fill them quickly, we implemented a meticulous three-stage screening process led by dedicated recruitment experts and featuring in-depth interviews. This strategic approach led to 10 successful hires within a three-month timeframe across all roles. Our commitment to efficiency extends beyond hiring; for each role, talent experts presented five shortlisted candidates within 72 hours, adhering to our service charter.

Quality Over Quantity:

But efficiency wasn't at the expense of quality. 70% of our candidates progressed to the first interview round, a testament to our targeted sourcing strategies. We conducted Adept Assessment tests to filter and assess the candidature of all applicants. Moreover, all interviews were conducted face-to-face by our experts, ensuring a personalized touch and cultural fit assessment.

Beyond Recruitment: A Holistic Approach:

At Caliber8, we believe in going the extra mile. We handled reference checks, offer negotiations, employment pass approvals and even onboarding support, minimizing the client's burden and ensuring a smooth transition for each new hire. Additionally, our competitive fee structure and dedicated key account manager provided valuable guidance and cost-effective solutions.

Data-Driven Decisions:

We leveraged Adept assessments, a powerful psychometric tool, to gain deeper insights into candidate suitability and cultural fit. This data-driven approach empowered the client to make informed decisions, ultimately leading to a team that aligned perfectly with their values and goals.

The Caliber8 Impact:

This case study is a testament to our commitment to exceeding expectations. We are more than just recruiters; we are partners in your success story. Through market expertise, efficient processes, and a data-driven approach, we help businesses like yours navigate the complexities of talent acquisition and build winning teams, even in unfamiliar territory.

If you are looking to build a team in Singapore and seeking a partner, feel free to reach us at  karthikb@caliber8.sgor