Role: HR Director- EMEA

Openet is an Irish software multinational that has gone from a start up to a company that has conquered the world in its area of expertise. It has grown from two people with an idea to 800+ people with offices worldwide. Their issue was recruitment and retention of talented people and a need to better resource their HR team.


Initially we met with a small team of Openet’s executives to understand the issues and work through a solution on which we agreed. It took a few discussions and reviewing some sample CVs to come to an agreed conclusion that a high calibre EMEA HR Director, who sits on the board, was the right way to go.
RFC prepared a recruitment strategy report to “tie down” what was agreed. We then followed our tried and tested recruitment process delivering a “long list” of 80+ candidates.
Once this was reviewed with Openet the short listing and initial interview selection process was conducted by RFC. This yielded a shortlist of seven for first interview.


A high calibre Director was found who matched the role criteria. The impact has been felt and HR KPI’s have improved significantly.