BAE Systems wanted to build its own internal SAP organisation in order disengage with its implementation and support partner, to become self-sufficient. However, they were struggling to attract the best permanent SAP professionals through their existing suppliers; some vacancies had been open for over 12 months.
bluewaveSELECT was recommended to members of BAE’s leadership team because of its successful track record in permanent SAP hiring solutions. BAE were attracted to bluewaveSELECT’s capability to provide a single point of accountability for all of their roles.
bluewaveSELECT scheduled weekly phone calls with BAE’s hiring managers and recruitment teams to update on all roles, requirements, candidate pipelines and updates in circumstances. This provided BAE’s leadership team with full visibility of the ongoing recruitment process, working in direct partnership with bluewaveSELECT.
Behind the scenes, bluewaveSELECT took a ‘no stone unturned’ approach; this meant sourcing passive and hidden candidates, local to BAE’s head office location, from their extensive network of SAP professionals.
All of BAE’s permanent vacancies were filled within six weeks of their partnering with bluewaveSELECT. BAE’s hiring team were genuinely impressed with the service levels received, as well as the hidden candidate pools that bluewaveSELECT were able to provide access to.
With their internal team in place, BAE is able to fulfil its goals of long term self-sufficiency, greater control and cost saving.