International Recruitment Company, CIG London has successfully recruited a key Big Data Marketing expert for Canadian Loyalty business Points.com. The new hire will expands their Product Marketing capabilities with European clients. Commenting, CEO Justin Mills said: “We were delighted that Points.com continues to work with us to develop their UK & European team. What was so satisfying about this recent assignment was two things in particular. The role we just filled was a replacement for an existing appointment we made a couple of years ago. That person had performed so well that he was being promoted to a senior role and needed to relocate to Toronto. That felt like a real pat on the back to start with. And the recruitment assignment was a prime example of how well the Cornerstone International Network works. My colleague in Toronto, Jill McLeod, and I worked hand in glove on the assignment over the notoriously difficult Summer Vacation period. We were able to target a superb shortlist of candidates in record breaking time. Time zones made no difference and between us we were able to offer a seamless experience to our client. International Recruitment doesn’t need to be difficult.
Some of the key learning about recruiting internationally is the need to understand both the local market and also the expectations of the hiring company. This was made particularly easy on this occasion as we have worked with Points.com in the past and have a good feel for the culture of the company and how they like to operate. Also, having recruited internationally for many North American companies, both US and Canadian, we know that finding great hires is about getting expectations right. This means finding people who understand the different expectations and working practices between UK and North American companies so there is a quicker on boarding process and no misunderstanding.”