How GroupM Places Top Executive Talent with ContactOut

You can find tools that will give you a free trial, but I need that level of reliability that comes with ContactOut. It is comprehensive coverage.
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM

GroupM

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. The company as a whole manages $62 billion in media investment, most of which is spent on ad placement for Fortune 500 clients. We sat down with Michael Wright who is the Global Head of Talent Acquisition to see how he and his team at GroupM use ContactOut to connect with top talent to fill high profile C-suite positions.

Highlights

Challenges
  • Finding a tool that makes getting ahold of top talent seamless and swift
Solution
  • Using ContactOut to obtain candidate phone numbers
Results
  • 14 Senior positions filled within the past 6 months

Challenges:

Reliability was the most important factor when Michael began searching for a new sourcing tool. Many of the tools he tried previously had outdated information, which meant phone calls to incorrect numbers and emails being bounced back. He did a comprehensive review of all the tools in the market and finally settled on ContactOut and has not gone back since.

There’s nothing more annoying than sending an email just to see it bounce back.
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM
Free tools are free for a reason. They do not compare to the accuracy of ContactOut.
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM

Solution:

Michael and his team are power users of ContactOut’s Chrome extension feature. With the click of a button, the team is able to easily see a candidate’s phone number and immediately send off an SMS to engage with the candidate. The team found that their LinkedIn messages were often missed, lost in the noise of the many other unread messages a candidate may have. By texting a candidate directly, they were able to convey exciting career opportunities in a timely, effective manner, resulting in more happy candidates placed.
75%
of the world’s professional’s contact
90%
accurate in providing information
It takes under ten seconds. It takes me literally one click. That is the process. You click and then it is over.
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM
My favorite way to connect is SMS. It is as precise as you can get. My response rate with it is phenomenal, over 90%.
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM

Results:

The results speak for themselves. Michael has been able to deliver considerable savings versus using the networks of traditional executive search firms.

In addition to that, GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. Because they support multiple Fortune 500 companies, they need to stay ahead of the game when it comes to recruitment. They need to fill roles with the best possible candidates and as efficiently as possible. ContactOut is a tool that Michael and his team will keep in their belt.

I am a student of recruitment tools and technology. I wanted something in the recruitment tool space that was going to stand the test of time.
Michael Wright
Global Head of Talent Acquisition at GroupM

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