Venquis source highly specialist, senior candidate where others failed

Global specialty lines insurer and managing general agent for Lloyd’s of London required a lean sigma black belt with previous experience of underwriting processes within London’s insurance market. The successful candidate would be tasked with rationalising and improving their underwriting processes and previous experience in a similar role was essential.

The hiring manager responsible for the role released the details to his organisation’s preferred suppliers, who were unable to source any suitable candidates. The situation had become business critical, and the project start date only a fortnight away, when the hiring manager, acting on a colleague’s recommendation, approached Venquis.

The next day, Venquis submitted the CV of a highly qualified applicant who we had sourced as a result of candidate networking and referrals. Our client interviewed our candidate and offered her the role.  Our client was delighted; the time taken between them briefing us and making an offer to a perfect candidate was less than a week.