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Alliance Trust appoints Core-Asset Consulting as its principal recruitment partner

Alliance Trust is the first of Core-Asset’s clients to adopt its new Principal Recruitment Partner (PRP) model. Unique within the Scottish financial sector, the PRP model will allow Alliance Trust to dispense with the need for both an internal, onsite recruiter and a multiple agency, preferred supplier list (PSL) arrangement. In addition, this approach will combine the best aspects of contingency sourcing and executive search techniques, while also providing temporary recruitment services.

This new partnership model will give Alliance Trust access to Core-Asset’s existing recruitment infrastructure, as well as a raft of additional specialist services including salary benchmarking, market insights, candidate testing, succession planning and talent management advice.

Betsy Williamson, managing director of Core-Asset Consulting, said, “Alliance Trust has ambitious plans to develop its business over the next few years. With Core-Asset Consulting as its principal recruitment partner, this agreement will create the best platform to support this growth.

“Our consultants operate on a multi-discipline, sector-specialist basis, contrary to the single-discipline, multi-sector approach which characterises much of the recruitment industry. This means we can support Alliance Trust on an exclusive basis, and in doing so offer high value and high engagement. This is more in line with how other professional service firms support their clients.

“As its principal recruitment partner we will have a much closer relationship with Alliance Trust, allowing us to develop a more detailed understanding of their business objectives and helping us to better anticipate future resourcing needs.                                                                                                

“Ultimately, I believe our partnership will lead to increased recruitment efficiency, reduced bottom-line costs and a further enhancement of Alliance Trust as a leading employer in Scotland and beyond.”

Lynne Dalgarno, human resources director for Alliance Trust, said, “Recruiting great people across our business is a key contributor to the delivery of our ambitious growth plans. We are delighted to have Core-Asset as our principal recruitment partner. Their unique model will allow us to bring greater efficiency to our recruitment activity and ensure that we have access to the best possible candidates for the wide variety of roles that we recruit for.”  


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