Emerald Technology


Project ‘Spring Refresh’ – To hire 36 new sales individuals across EMEA in support of the CEO’s ‘Shift Plan’ under a Managed Service engagement.


Initially engaged to work on the first 36 hires, however continued success resulted in a further 35 being added. Emerald averaged 7 submitted candidates and 5 first interviews per assignment.


  • In under 18 months, over 75 individuals were placed into the ALU team globally.

What's next?

Following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia in 2015, Emerald continue to partner with them globally as their preferred supplier. Most recently, in 2017 we have been engaged on Project Boost, a new Managed Service assignment in support of their ongoing EMEA transformation.

Emerald were chosen to deliver a number of key strategic hires for Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Alcatel chose Emerald because of their specialisation within the communications market place, combined with their knowledge and experience of hiring across this region. The team at Emerald were quickly able to establish a target list of organisations and individuals, and were able to make the hires in a short timescale. Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia continues to partner with Emerald to build the region, and I would strongly recommend them for any key hires.

James Herriotts – Executive Recruitment Manager EMEA, Facebook (previously Alcatel-Lucent)