Client case study: Global Technology Programme

BACKGROUND 

Willis Towers Watson plc, (WTW) is a British-American multinational company providing insurance services. Founded in 2016, following a merger of the Willis Group and Towers Watson, they provide data-driven, insight-led solutions, global risk advisory, insurance brokerage and consulting solutions to multinational companies, governments, and other institutions. 

THE CHALLENGE

  • To build out a project team to support WTW on a critical technology platform rollout across their Nordic and European regions.
  • A number of positions were required, including a Senior Project Manager Business Analysts, Data Analysts and a Training Manager.
  • All contractors were required to speak Danish or Portuguese, be immediately available and have extensive Insurance experience.
  • Due to the specificity, they had exhausted all other options when trying to hire ahead of the project start date.

THE SOLUTION

  • An exclusive, multi-hire campaign was used to identify candidates with the desired languages and skills in the respective regions and remotely in the UK.
  • The initial shortlisted candidates, for all roles were at interview stage within one week of being instructed.

RESULTS

  • Successfully placed six contractors across the programme and covered all required positions within a very tight time frame.
  • WTW was able to achieve the anticipated start date for the project.
  • Regular positive feedback was received from both the hiring and the recruiting manager.
  • Cedar continues to support and work with WTW on roles.

“When our MSP was unable to provide suitable candidates for Denmark and Portugal, I tasked Cedar to support us across two projects. All our roles across both countries were filled within a short timescale. Cedar was informative and engaging throughout the process, working well with the Hiring Managers. I highly recommend Cedar; we would have been lost without them.”

- Recruiting Manager, WTW