AMMA is pleased to welcome recruitment solutions company Futurestep as an AMMA Associate Member. In this article, Futurestep Director of Industrial Client Solutions Scott MacFarlane introduces the company and explains the expertise they offer.

Digging deeper to find the brightest talent

Futurestep is a wholly owned subsidiary of Korn/Ferry International, the world’s premier provider of talent management solutions since 1969. At Futurestep, we focus on global, high impact recruitment solutions. We offer fully customized, flexible services to help organisations meet their talent and recruitment needs. Our services have a truly world-class capability to deliver talent with impact, providing the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success.

With 39 offices in 20 countries, we have over 800 Futurestep professionals delivering consistently high quality, cross-border solutions as well as an extensive global talent database that spans all major industries and key functions. Our diverse employees speak over 30 different languages and have the specialist niche market sector and functional expertise to drive successful relationships with one in three Fortune 100 companies.

As a global entity we work across all industry sectors (Industrial, Consumer/Retail, Technology, Life Sciences, Government/Public Sector and Financial Service), however 30% of all our business lies within the Industrial sector, including mining and engineering services. Our industry teams are aligned globally and support some of the largest heavy industrial organisations as well as aspirational small-to-medium cap organisations.

At Futurestep we execute high impact recruitment solutions through:

Talent acquisition with offerings in search, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and project-based recruitment and assessment for selection.
Talent effectiveness which includes technology implementation and optimization (e.g. Forte, our new career development application) and consulting on talent strategy.

We discover and deliver high impact talent for organisations and help them manage their talent more effectively.

Search (Industrial)
Using best-in-class candidates sourcing tools and innovative web technologies, we provide a bespoke and scalable solution to discovering top talent – talent that will positively impact your business.
Dennis Wolff a Managing Consultant in our Global Mining Practice recently authored ‘Solving the Recruitment Conundrum’ for the Fall 2012 edition of the Canadian Mining Magazine highlighting recruitment solutions for the worldwide skill shortage of qualified talent in the mining sector. He has been working on market searches with Newmont Mining, Nyrstar Capstone Mining and Goldcorp.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO)
Our tailor-made RPO services offer flexibility and scalability through a combination of high-touch on-site/off-site resources. We manage for you, in your name, under your control, all or parts of your recruitment processes. Over the past 13 years we’ve established ourselves as a leading RPO specialist and our solutions range from supporting organisations with expansion to global enterprise solutions.

Project Recruitment & Assessment for Selection
We offer a proven, outsourced approach for organisations recruiting multiple hires due to a need for talent in a niche specialism, expansion in a new country or unexpected changes in hiring needs. Utilizing a tried and tested recruitment methodology, we deliver the right talent, in the right numbers, in the right location over an agreed timeframe that aligns with an organization’s broader talent strategy

Our expertise in management assessment and vast experience helping businesses analyze their assessment and selection strategies enable us to integrate assessment and selection processes within broader talent management strategies. Delivering improved return on investment and effort we look to maximize the role that technology can play in improving the way organisations assess and select the best talent.

Technology
We retain an independent and impartial overview on technology, advising organisations on which technologies are right for them. Specializing in the implementation and optimization of HR and talent management systems, we have expertise in leading tools and are strategic partners with Oracle and SAP, among others. We truly understand the evolving recruitment technology marketplace and the capacity it has to transform the way organisations discover and deliver talent.

Consulting Services
We use our consulting expertise to help organisations with their talent strategy. Our services include operational audit, workforce planning, developing profiles in excellence, and talent communications and employer branding. By providing innovative, new ways to align an organization’s people, processes and technologies, we improve the efficiency and reduce the costs associated with its recruitment and talent management processes.

Futurestep is proud to partner with AMMA, which represents one of our key resourcing sectors and provides recruitment expertise on key trends within the Industrial sector. This is an exciting venture which aligns with our larger strategy to provide a greater level of service to mining and engineering service organisations.

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