Waiting to hear back from Kearney Dubai

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Anonymous A asked on Mar 04, 2020

Hi all,

I had a CV screening call with Kearney Dubai early February. The call went well and the partner said he'd recommend me for an interview. However, I haven't heard back from the HR yet. I haven't been contacted by any HR until now, so I am not sure who to reach out to (I did talk to the Partner two weeks ago and he said HR will take care of it).

Has anyone faced the same situation with Kearney Dubai. Is there any other way to speed up the process?

Thanks for your answers

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Anonymous replied on Apr 30, 2020

Hi A,

Unfortunately, it's a typical situation with Kearney and you are not along.

Several persons responsible for HR have quited lastly, therefore, it was a mess for the new HR contact. Due to COVID all recruiting in the region is now frozen.

So follow up with the partner again.

Best,

andré

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Jade replied on Mar 22, 2021

Hi ... please could you pm me?

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Gaurav
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replied on Feb 28, 2021
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Hi there!

You can reach out to HR first referring to the talk with Partner and then in case of no response contact Partner as well.
There were some delays in answers, hope it's fine by now.

Cheers,
GB

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Clara
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replied on Mar 05, 2020
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Hello!

Indeed it´s talking a long time!

I would do the following, in order:

  1. Catch up with HR, especifically telling them that the partner told you they would be the ones taking the next step
  2. Only if HR does not respond -or not quick enaugh-, follow up with the partner

Good luck!

Cheers,

Clara

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Robert
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replied on Mar 05, 2020
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Hi Anonymous,

These days I am hearing a lot about longer duration of recruiting processes and feedback, and I believe it's also due to Corona (shift of schedules, cancellation of meetings, ...).

However, not sure if this is the specific issue in your case - just reach out to HR, because it's their job to be your first point of contact. I would even do so via phone and not via email, then you get immediate response. If this proves to be not successful (if HR tells you they will come back until xx.yy.zzzz but don't do that), there is no point against contacting your partner and openly addressing the situation from a factual perspective.

Hope that helps - if so, please give it a thumbs-up with the upvote button!

Robert

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Francesco
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Hi Anonymous,

I agree with Nathaniel, I would first reach out to HR mentioning you had a chat with the partner in the last weeks and ask for next steps. If they don’t reply, I would then follow up with the partner as well.

Hope this helps,
Francesco

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Nathaniel
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replied on Mar 04, 2020
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Hello there,

With Dubai, there's definitely cases where the pipeline of HR is very long, as even on referral lane, they have quite an amount.
Some even spans for months.

I'd say send an email to the HR team, explaining your situation and inquire if you are already in interview pipeline consideration.

Also, you could follow-up with the partner in parallel, just to check how things are going.

Hope it helps.

Kind regards,
Nathan

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