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Energy Service Provider Rapidly Expands Technical Services Team

Client Challenge

DoubleStar was engaged by a company in an emerging industry to lead recruiting. Because most of the hiring managers worked in the field and there was no talent acquisition team in place, they needed a partner who could provide soup-to-nuts recruiting services. Our team was tasked with research, qualifying, engagement, and screening initiatives. This partnership accelerated the company’s growth and ability to support their customers. 

Our Solution

DoubleStar approached this as both a recruiting and educational partnership. Each client is unique, and it is vital for clients to educate our team on their specific needs. In exchange, we educate them on the market, best practices, and how we will achieve their goals. 

The DoubleStar team began recruiting for multiple positions which included a mix of management level and individual contributors. We staffed the project with consultants that held expertise in research, recruiting, and project management. There were many factors that proved to be challenging from the start:

  • Potential candidates worked in the field. Finding, engaging, and qualifying them took more time.
  • Mutual availability between the candidates and hiring managers to conduct interviews was sparse.
  • Speed and efficiency were critical – as the client began new projects, they needed workers on sites or risked losing contracts.
  • Candidates were required to have specialized skill sets and certifications. We quickly found out there is no national standard for these certifications – requirements vary state to state.

Our experts were successfully able to navigate these hurdles and deliver results by developing an extensive candidate funnel. With the success of the initial engagement, we became a trusted partner and expanded the project to fulfill continued growth. We are proud of this relationship and that we were viewed as essential to the success of their organization. 

Business Impacts

DoubleStar’s unique service-based pricing structure historically delivers clients 40%-60% savings versus firms with traditional transaction-based pricing methods. With the current state of the economy, we understand how vital it is to efficiently maximize your budget. Whether it is a high-volume project like this recent example or a group of specialty positions you need filled, we can deliver the right candidates at an affordable cost. 

PSPS Q1 Thought Leadership Experience

DoubleStar is proud to be a sponsor of the PSPS Q1 Thought Leadership Experience: Staying Human in the Age of AI and Technology. We look forward to seeing you at the event on Wednesday, February 7th at 8AM at CYTO | PHL. Learn more about the event below.

DoubleStar Awarded 2023 Best Wellness Employer

DoubleStar, Inc., the country’s leading consulting firm focused on delivering talent acquisition solutions to employers in diverse industries, is honored to announce that it has been recognized as a Bronze Best Wellness Employer by Wellness Workdays – a Harvard University sponsored research program. The certification recognizes the outstanding achievements of businesses and organizations committed to creating best-in-class corporate wellness programs that promote a ​culture of wellbeing to engage employees.

“We are extremely proud to be recognized for the fifth year in a row as a ‘Best Wellness Employer’ by Wellness Workdays for our focus on creating programs to improve the wellbeing and wellness of our employees,” says Barbara Herbein, Managing Director, Operations. “We continue to offer a variety of exercise, mindfulness, and nutrition sessions through our wellness program partner, Simplex Wellness, which provide the opportunity for our entire workforce to participate.”

Wellness Workdays utilizes its proprietary, four-step wellness process to create corporate wellness and nutritional programs that will promote employee health and morale, increase productivity, and lower organization’s health care costs. You can find out more at wellnessworkdays.com and can also find them on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

Employee Spotlight: Andy Abshier

Meet Andy Abshier, a Research Consultant at DoubleStar.

As a remote employee, Andy finds that communication is critical, as he works with multiple teams and a variety of clients. What attracted Andy to the opportunity at DoubleStar is that they keep people at the forefront of their mission. View his video to learn more about Andy and the work culture at DoubleStar.

Want to join an exceptional team of recruitment professionals?

Watch more Employee Spotlight videos or view our open positions.

Specialized Life Sciences Company Benefits From DoubleStar Sourcing Strategy

Talent acquisition is critical for every organization but for an early growth company, it can make or break them. To achieve business goals and continue development of their team, this life sciences company could not settle for anything less than top candidates. While it is an arduous task to hire just one position in today’s environment, hiring for multiple positions requires an expert business partner like DoubleStar.

Client Challenge

DoubleStar was contacted in early 2022 by a life sciences company developing a cutting edge, first-to-market therapy. The company did not have a formal talent acquisition function and given its small staff, most were working in labs daily. This left little time to find and assess potential hires. They needed a partner to research, source, engage, and screen prospective candidates with the end goal of delivering a qualified and interested pool of individuals to the hiring managers. Given that this company’s product is like no other currently in market, it required very specific science-based talent. Although our recruiters have extensive life sciences experience, the advanced nature of the client’s needs required them to quickly educate themselves on very technical profiles to be able to identify the right candidates.

Our Solution

Throughout the discovery process, we learned that the client had previously utilized recruitment firms that were unable to consistently meet their hiring needs. Our team of experts identified the hardships this client had faced and educated them about how DoubleStar’s approach would deliver on their needs, and how, together, their goals could be achieved. DoubleStar staffed the project with a team of researchers, recruiters, and a project leader. This team immediately faced headwinds as they began the candidate search. The positions:

  • Required very niche scientific backgrounds.
  • Entailed working on site (on the heels of the pandemic).
  • Had little exposure. Positions had previously been posted only on the company’s website where there was low awareness of the roles and the organization.
  • Had skill requirements that changed frequently to meet the demands of a young company where business needs were evolving.

To overcome these challenges, the team focused on a heavy research campaign to penetrate the limited talent pool. We knew it would take time to identify and engage the right candidates, so as we do with every project, we emphasized transparent communication with our client and provided education on delivering a quality candidate experience. As the client began to see results from our efforts, we were able to gain their trust in our methods; and they felt confident we would deliver the right talent. Through this approach, the initial positions were filled and DoubleStar was tasked with hiring for more roles.

Business Impacts

Over the course of the project, the team had many successful hires. This has been viewed as a tremendous accomplishment by both DoubleStar and the client, especially given the very specific nature of these positions. Our team’s commitment to delivering only the highest quality of candidates led to them sourcing thousands of individuals for these roles. In addition to providing the client with valuable knowledge, which they can use for future recruitment efforts, our service-based pricing method yielded significant cost savings. Our service-based cost structure continually delivers 40%-60% savings compared to firms with traditional transaction-based pricing methods. In this specific example, we were able to deliver savings of 50%.