Unit 4 RPO

Producing client delivery efficiency through rapid deployment of ‘near shore’ sourcing capability


Client Executive Summary

  • Unit4 is a leading provider of enterprise software applications (ERP).
  • Headquartered in The Netherlands, with operations in 26 countries worldwide, annual revenue of €500M and 4,000 employees.
  • Fast growth focussed with new sales strategy and venture capital owners.
  • Right-shoring their functions that are not client facing, for blend of cost and service delivery efficiencies.


Engagement Objectives

  • Use a talent acquisition specialist to partner with the HRD and Chief Exec team to develop the strategic workforce management and hiring plan.
  • Due-diligence services for €40m Near-shore location for professional services function.
  • Build a locally relevant employee value proposition for talent acquisition.
  • Establish an onsite recruiting function from zero capability/resource.
  • Develop a two year talent acquisition plan to make +200 hires.


Services Breakdown

Executive Search
Recruitment Process Outsourcing
Strategic Workforce Resourcing


NP Group Solution: Recruitment Process Outsourcing

  • Two year recruitment outsourcing (RPO) solution.
  • Rapid deployment, team of six in less than two weeks.
  • Full campaign methodology – team of six engaged locally, with nearshore support.
  • Talent mapping via NP Group’s offshore data mining partner of key competitors.
  • Academic program for graduate hires.
  • Scaling of team size, aligned with workforce demand forecast.



  • EVP developed and deployed and cemented as standard sourcing process.
  • National press coverage with President of Portugal – near shore centre, graduate program and new jobs.
  • Campaign days received rating of ‘Excellent’ by 100% of hiring managers.
  • Talent acquisition process executed: 73 total offers, 51 hires in 6 campaign days, over four months (130% of target YTD).


"NP Group bring a level of commitment and energy to the senior executive search and talent attraction process which is unrivalled in the market. Chris and the teams are able to articulate our new vision and strategy in a powerful way, with a fast process, which helps enable UNIT4 to successfully attract the world’s greatest software and technology talent at board level and below."

Jose Duarte, CEO

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