Filling the role (and another one, too).

Contingency Placement for Gescan


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  • Founded: 1920
  • Client Since: 2012
  • Industry: Electrical Supplies & Distribution
  • Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta
  • Branches: 24 Across Western Canada & Ontario

Gescan is a leading Canadian distributor of electrical supplies and equipment. A division of Sonepar Canada, the company serves customers ranging from independent contractors to national commercial and industrial enterprises. Its 24 branches span British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario.


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At A Glance

The Challenge

Filling a Pricing Coordinator position, fast. Previous recruiters had wasted time on poorly-fit and unqualified candidates, and the hiring timeline had shrunk to the point of panic.

Our Solution

Contingency recruiting services, with Recruiting Social’s trademark in-depth role discovery. This included several hiring manager interviews delving into company culture, management style, succession plans, and how the role would evolve over time.


Key Successes

Recommended qualified candidates within less than 1 week

Filled the Pricing Coordinator role within less than 1 month

Recruited 2 hires, exceeding the 1 hire sought

“Within a few working days Recruiting Social introduced us to candidates that weren’t just the best available from their pool, but were truly the right fit for our team. Their drive and determination to fill these roles with high quality employees was nothing short of impressive.”

Sandy Vegt, Manager of Pricing, Gescan


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