First months: learnings
As some of you might have noticed, we launched New Amsterdam Capital a few months ago. Quite a lot of people have expressed they like to follow us on what we are doing, so we plan on sharing some insights every now and then.
Now that we've been live for a few months, there is actually a lot to share. Some wins and some losses, but most of all; our learnings. Two decades of recruitment experience gave us a great kick-start, but we noticed that we are still learning every day. 😉
Working with great scale-ups and grown-ups (aka corporate ventures) is what inspires us. Through our growing network of VC's, we meet more and more scale-ups and grown-ups with an international mindset.
By running various projects at different kind of businesses, we have fine-tuned our services as well as our pricing models and we are very proud to be able to offer a great recruitment solution.
If you are interested to find out more about our typical clients and their story, I suggest you have a look here.
“On recruitment, we had some stuff already in place. For example, we put a lot of effort into building a strong employer brand. We want our team to be happy with their work and be true ambassadors. Also, we tried working with several agencies before. However, we still struggled to attract the perfect matches. We just did not have the manpower in-house to be fully committed to recruitment and bring in high numbers of applicants.”. Manfred, COO & Founder 50five.
What we learned is that most scale-ups have similar challenges. By raising another round or growing the business exponentially, recruitment, talent acquisition and attracting a-players becomes challenge numero uno.
They all need one or more key-hires, they need more people but the current recruitment solution is not bringing in results, or they have nothing in place at all.
Getting an in-house recruiter or interim-recruiter to support is 'a solution', however, the good ones are hard to find too these days.
Our Services And Solutions
By learning from these projects and these companies, we were able to create 3 simple solutions: Recruit-One, Recruit-More and Recruit-All.
In a few slides, we have captured our 'why, what and how' a bit more, which you can find here. However, for every solution, we always following these 3 drivers:
The Proof Is In The Pudding They Say
“I like how New Amsterdam Capital always thinks together with us. When the pressure was off, by hiring the first key positions, they suggested to extend the project but on a lower intensity than how we started off. This is what you need as a company; to work in full partnership!”
50five (one of our active clients) recently shared their experience with New Amsterdam Capital, in this case-study. It's a nice, few-minutes-read.
Working together with 50five is going great! The project is now live since mid-February, and we are heading towards an average of one hire a week. 👊
It's great to see how we really can work as partners and book these great results together with our client.
We Just Love Technology
Even though our biggest competitive advantage is our 2 decades of recruitment experience, one of our unique selling points, is that we use technology to work efficiently.
Bootstrapped, we're using several tools that we need to offer the best service possible to our clients. From great SAAS products like Teamleader, Recruitee, Mixmax and of course LinkedIn, another great example is our awesome colleague Debbie Breg.
Through Dreamassist, she is now our virtual PA, helping us out with everything related to customer experience and operations. We just love technology (and great people).
First Signs Of Growth
Besides growing the teams of amazing scale-ups and grown-ups, we have also expanded our own team. After Tim, Quentine, and Debbie, Lianne Middeldorp will join us as of May 15th.
Lianne brings in recruitment experience, a fresh attitude, and hands-on power to help our clients. On top of this, she is a great illustrator and will challenge you (and beat you) any day for a round of golf. We found a great article with more background on her right here.
Guess What, We're Hiring Too!
Of course, we're always looking for people to join us. Recruitment experience is interesting to us, but more importantly; you must fit our DNA.
If you know anyone or if you're interested yourself, visit this link and check out more on what it is we offer and are looking for.
Spaces Keizersgracht, A Work Of Art
By the way, we moving office as of June 1st. 👊
That's All Folks!
In less than 20 weeks, we brought New Amsterdam Capital to a phase in which we are now open to take on new projects and new challenges.
We have the processes, experience, and people in place. So if your company is scaling or you know a company who could use our support, let us know. We are ready for you.
You can drop us an email, give us a call or just click here and we'll reach out to you.
Anyway, enough said. Looking forward to work with you.
Lianne, Debbie, Quentine, Tim & Kaan.