EY in Singapore is a global brand, committed to building a better working world with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. Their ambition is to build a better working world through their own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals.
They had a need for a Manager to work on capital modelling, but also have exposure to other areas such as ERM and Reserving.
After trying to fill this position via local agencies without success, Hewitt Stone was invited to help find a suitable candidate.
The challenge was to find a suitable manager level candidate who had a breadth of experience spanning capital, ERM and reserving. Typically, actuaries would specialise within a specific area, which made finding a suitable actuary with the right mix of local and international experience, as well as the required skills, somewhat difficult.
In addition to the technical requirements, the ideal candidate was to lead teams and project work streams including project planning, budgeting and performance management of the team members, and contribute to practice management, including recruitment, coaching, mentoring and appraisals.
Following a briefing with the client, we realised that a suitable candidate would have to come from the local Singapore market. Knowing that the Singapore market was relatively small, we also identified that the best methodology for satisfying the client needs would be a mix of targeted headhunting and referrals.
Using our network of Singapore based professionals and local research, we were able to identify a small pool of local but highly recommended individuals for the position.
Employing a direct headhunting approach and conducting thorough preliminary assessments, we arrived at a shortlist of three candidates, which were submitted to the client.
The interview process was swift as the front running candidate was based locally. We successfully filled the position within a couple of weeks of being invited to help.