Our client, an international life insurance company, needed a mid-level Legal Counsel on a three-month contract, to report into the COO of a newly set up business. The right candidate needed to be able to work independently and manage stakeholders. They were initially looking to hire a paralegal role for this; however, this person would not have the requisite qualifications or experience to do a Legal Counsel’s job.
We proposed that instead they should look to hire a legally qualified candidate who would be open to a short-term contract. As they were willing to get someone on Dependent Pass, we proposed that we look at candidates who were overseas qualified and interested in a Legal role in Singapore. Given it was in-house, the hiring manager was open to our suggestion, especially once they saw the quality of the candidates we had to offer.
We placed an overseas qualified lawyer who was willing to take up a short-term contract, as her last contract role was coming to an end
At the end of the contract, the candidate was hired permanently as she had made such a positive impact on the business
We have since placed other lawyers into their team as the business has expanded and enjoy an ongoing positive working relationship with the COO