Junior male professional

How We Do It

In the era of job boards and LinkedIn, our clients could start the hiring process themselves. Yet they come to us because we offer so much more than a list of profiles.

Knowledge and dedication
We combine our knowledge with our commitment and dedication to bring energy and creativity to every search.

Explain and recommend
We are open with our clients, explaining what will work and what won’t and recommending  the most successful hiring strategy.

Comprehensive shortlists
We know where to look for the best people and how to get their attention, resulting in rapid and comprehensive shortlists.

Screening for fit
We take the time to understand your culture and use our expertise to focus in on the right people for your business. 

Investment
We invest in new technologies – using tools like MyPER to make the hiring process both transparent and efficient.

Support team
Our experienced support team take care of all meetings reducing your need to divert valuable internal resources.

The hiring process

 

Securing people for senior roles
Hear why recruiting for experienced professionals requires a dedicated strategy.

 

Securing people for junior roles
Gail explains a typical approach to recruiting analysts and associates.

Our Expertise

Understand
We take the time to understand the need – that way we know precisely the kind of person we are looking for.

Explain and recommend
We are open with our clients – explaining what will work and what won’t and recommending the most successful
hiring strategy.

Screening process
We apply expert judgement to the screening process – using our expertise to focus in on the right person and advising you of their strengths and weaknesses.

Comprehensive shortlists
We know where to look for the best people and how to get their attention – resulting in rapid and comprehensive shortlists.

Support team
We have an experienced support team – we take care of all meetings and administration requirements, reducing your need to divert valuable internal resources.

Investment
We invest in new technologies – using tools like MyPER to make the hiring process both transparent and efficient.

Knowledge and commitment
We combine our knowledge with our commitment and dedication to bring creativity and effort to every search so we seek out and secure the right person.

Our Client Experiences

Large or small. First time fund or industry stalwart. We work with all types of private equity and related investment funds. Here are just a few...

The Challenge

While North American in origin, this asset manager has long been global in outlook. Two years ago the firm decided to capitalise on this by establishing an international network. PER was invited to partner with them to help establish their first European office in London. 

They faced a number of significant talent-related challenges. Brand awareness in the UK was low and its investment model wasn’t well-established. Rather than following a traditional majority investment buy-out model, the firm make significant minority investments in target businesses and co-underwrite deals.

To compound this, the firm had demanding criteria for the first assignment they gave us. We were briefed to recruit a Senior Associate / VP-level investment professional with private equity experience and fluency in written English, French and one other European language.

Our Solution

By drawing on our extensive network, we were able to map our population, targeting private equity experienced people with exposure to large ticket investments and accomplished language skills.  Importantly, we didn’t underestimate the challenge of converting them with our client’s singular proposition.

Recognizing that knowledge and understanding is built one conversation at a time, we talked and talked to our target audience, educating as many people as possible in order to achieve the required number of recommendations without comprising our quality criteria.

“Bringing a new market entrant to the attention of our network is a challenge we relish.”

Debbie Eidelman, PER Senior Consultant

The Results

PER’s Senior Consultant, Debbie Eidelman, led the engagement and presented a shortlist of seven highly experienced people within three weeks of starting our first assignment. The relationship we cultivated with the firm’s senior team and Human Resources was crucial to the success.  It helped that Debbie was able to talk in French to the head office team.  We’ve been able to translate our first success into a series of placements over the last two years which have seen us make four strategic hires in London and two in Asia.

Since establishing its network of international offices, the firm has deployed billions in private equity and begun a programme of active direct investment execution. PER has supported this at every step of the way, with around 60% of the London and Asia teams originating from our recruitment partnership.

Back to top