Manager Recruitment Project for Offshore Installation.
Aker Kvaerner Operations deliver facilities and operations management services to the oil and gas industry. With a high focus on increasing production efficiency, optimising operational costs and increasing project value, Aker Kvaerner is aiming to be the preferred operations management contractor in this market
We were approached by their Human Resources department to help out with the appointment of a key role within the business. The position of Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) was to be filled through an internal promotion. With a number of candidates keen to apply for the role, Aker Kvaerner approached Taylor Clarke to act as an independent external expert to advise and support an objective selection process.
The project was commissioned against a backdrop of a highly competitive and buoyant job market within the UK Oil and Gas industry, a stable and maturing workforce within the company, and an extremely high focus on safety. It was important to develop a thorough process that would maintain the motivation of all candidates during and after the assessment process completed, whether they were successful or not.
We worked with a small team of internal managers and HR staff in a three phase project.
From initial discussions we were able to complete all three phases of the project within 4 weeks from beginning to end. The impact of this was to minimise the period of uncertainty for all the candidates; to help the business complete this business critical change in a timely fashion (hitting a limited window of ‘onshore’ availability); to minimise disruption to business as usual activity; and to ensure an objective and reliable recruitment decision.