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Does video work in Executive Search? MG Search think so!

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MG Search in partnership, with Hinterview, is taking headhunting into the digital era by offering a challenger brand to the typical executive search model.

Led by one of Scotland’s rising stars in executive search, ex-Page Executive Director Ken Morrice, who is partnered by experienced head-hunters Claire Gillespie and Jane Setter, MG Search aims to disrupt the UK market and beyond with a more creative and non-complacent approach.

Ken, Claire & Jane completely buy-in to the benefits of Hinterview from all view points; for their clients, candidates and for the benefit of the wider business. MG Search have adopted Hinterview into all processes and use it routinely as part of their daily business.

Specialising in senior and board level recruitment, MG Search is finding top talent by ripping up the rule book of traditional executive search. Embracing innovation in a more refreshing approach to what was once deemed a slightly more rigid recruitment practice.

Deviating from the traditional corporate culture, MG Search work in a consultative and collaborative approach. The speed and quality of delivery with a slightly quirky edge is what makes MG Search one to watch in 2019!


How has Hinterview helped this journey?

MG Search identify the very best senior talent with an emphasis on relationship building allowing them to understand their client’s business as they are their portal to the candidate world. MG Search need to identify the culture of a business and then source candidates that can not only perform the duties of the specific role but can also fit in with the culture of the business to help the further growth.

MG Search have seen the added value of Hinterview for both their clients and candidates. Within the Executive Search market, personality and capability to engage at all levels of the business is incredibly important. MG Search have used Hinterview to present a shortlist of candidates to a client with a video interview accompanied with their CV, summary details and their own interview notes.

This ease of use has allowed MG Search to work in partnership with the client on a retained executive search for a pivotal role. This position required a specific style of leadership generally not akin to the industry. When presenting candidates through Hinterview, clients felt that they got to know the candidates a lot better by “seeing them in action” at this initial stage. This allowed them to delve into more relevant questioning during the face to face interviews.

Although a video interview doesn’t replace the face-to-face meeting, it does allow the client to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the candidate ensuring an educated decision is made on who they bring forward to an onsite interview.


For further information on MG Search please contact Ken Morrice (ken@mgsearch.co.uk) and to discuss Hinterview, and the benefits of video within recruitment please contact Jessica Kilkenny Roddy (jessica@hinterview.com).

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