Case Study

Transforming Recruitment in the Construction Industry

Running a recruitment search and selection campaign for a leading UK construction company


  • UK

Business needs:

  • Assistance in recruiting certified professionals
  • Ongoing staffing provision as Premium Supplier

Damia Group’s impact:

  • Supplying 23 professionals within a very strict timeframe
  • Additional added value including: a UK-wide candidate attraction campaign, advanced selection and short listing of candidates, face to face qualification of all candidates, and through the use of video technology, accompanying each CV, 3 key questions supplied by the hiring manager answered by the candidate

Wates Case Study

Project History:

Our client outlined a 5 year roadmap to assist them in achieving their target of £1 bn turnover by 2018. To achieve this goal, they identified some key strategic hires across the business.

How we help:

We believe world class recruitment requires world class processes and this is where we start.

Our dedicated Account Manager met individually with each of the stakeholders, face to face, to fully understand the requirements of the business, obtain a detailed job specification for each position, and to understand the ‘softer skills’ required in the roles (the aptitudes and competences expected, and the end client, where relevant, and their expectations, for example).

The resourcing team led the search and qualification campaign for each requirement through a variety of candidate attraction techniques including UK wide advertising campaigns, networking with known talent and headhunting. Once a shortlist had been compiled the Account Manager and senior staff within Damia Group began the second tier of qualifications through face to face interviews, reducing the shortlist further.

For each position we selected the top 3 candidates based on experience, qualifications and our face to face qualification; these candidates were presented to the hiring manager and their peers. Our SLA is a 3 : 2 : 1 ratio of CV’s sent, Interviews arranged, placements made.

During the interview and offer stages we support both our client and candidate to reduce complications and ensure the process completes smoothly.

As well as running ongoing activities, Damia continues to provide value to our relationship with the client. In the last 12 months we have supported a UK-wide candidate attraction campaign to ensure there is a steady pipeline of talent being drawn to our clients’ opportunities.

The Damia Group Solution:

Having been brought onto the PSL through demonstrating our capabilities in search, qualification and selection we designed a comprehensive solution to find the right professionals for our client.

To ensure the process added value we put together a specialist recruitment team, led by an experienced Account Manager that acted as the single point of contact for our clients internal team. We created a thorough candidate attraction campaign for each requirement and used internal tools to shortlist and select appropriate candidates for consideration by the client.