This case study from Liverpool John Moores University shows how a targeted search can turn around an appointment where advertising had failed.
LJMU had actually advertised the position of Director of the Liverpool Screen School twice in the national media and specialist press before IJA were engaged to search for candidates. They had come close to making appointments but had not succeeded and our search had to market the position to potential candidates who were wondering why an appointment had not been made.
In fact, the proposition was a good one. Skillset funding and forthcoming investment in new buildings by the University along with a thriving regional industry made for a great message to communicate directly to potential applicants, and a strong short list was developed from the search that subsequently led to the appointment of Professor Graham Roberts as Director.