In July 2019, Compass Associates’ Healthcare division were engaged in an exclusive partnership with now NYSE listed, Babylon Healthcare, to undertake a significant ‘blitz scale’ rapid recruitment growth project as part of a major company strategy.

Since the division was established in 2011, the diverse General Healthcare team are responsible for supplying the wide-reaching and varied Healthcare sub-sectors – ranging from Digital Health, Primary Care, Private Acute and Cosmetics and beyond. The success at delivering team builds has made Compass Associates one of the go-to recruitment specialists for the independent Healthcare markets.

This formidable reputation and established relationships with the internal talent acquisition decision-makers saw the team successfully pitch and win the project on an exclusive basis, for an initial six month project. The core objective of the business was to reduce locum/agency spend through recruiting a permanent headcount, as well as securing a larger client base of UK staff to accommodate for future forecasted growth.

Owing to the success of delivery, Babylon extended the project in order to accommodate the outstanding quality of candidates being provided by Compass Associates – far exceeding the initial 50 permanent headcount they had requested. The team were able to deliver:

  • 440 CV’s submitted
  • 370 first-stage interviews
  • 219 second-stage interviews
  • 142 offers generated

The Healthcare division mobilised 8 dedicated Consultants specifically to the Babylon project, and were able to ultimately deliver more than double the initially agreed headcount as part of the expansive growth plans for the Digital Healthcare start-up. Babylon have since scaled internationally and are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Stuart Cousins (FREC CertRP)

Head of Compass Associates (National)

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