From start to finish, for the first two roles, the process took 10 weeks. We began the search for the UK MD & Head of Operations at the beginning of April 2019, diving straight into research mode, we presented a shortlist of qualified candidates within 4 weeks, subsequently managing several telephone and in-person interviews. By mid-June, ubitricity had chosen their candidate for the Head of Operations role who consequently accepted and started with them in August.
For the UK MD, having interviewed a couple of candidates that we had shortlisted, ubitricity decided to proceed with a candidate that they had been introduced to directly via their shareholder, EDF Energy. This candidate joined the business in June 2019.
For the five additional roles, the entire process took 12 weeks. Again, following deep research of which commenced in August 2019, extensive mapping of various markets, several telephone, Skype and face to face meetings, working closely with the recently appointed MD, we presented a shortlist of candidates within 3-4 weeks. By November, every candidate had accepted their offers to join the business including two candidates who actually started that same month.