Cambridge, MA

Client Opportunity

Orna was tasked with aggressive hiring goals and had plans to build out multiple functional teams in a short timeline. Hiring top talent at all levels was critical for their growth plans.  The Bowdoin Group was hired to help Orna build a best-in-class recruitment process; sourcing and attracting excellent candidates, implementing an operationally sound process and ultimately placing top talent. Throughout our engagement, they have raised Series B funding and have formed a partnership with Merck. They needed a partner that could scale up and down quickly based on different milestones in their growth.

The TBG Process

  • Fully created and operationalized a process from requisition approval through candidate placement
  • Created Hiring Manager reporting and analytic dashboards to provide insight into searches and statuses of candidates
  • In addition to actively sourcing and mapping the market for passive candidates, Bowdoin also managed inbound applicants and referrals for all assigned roles
  • Managed external vendors, including LinkedIn and other agencies to support all talent-related initiatives
  • Partnered with Orna’s outside Marketing partner to create a talent-branded LinkedIn Life page to attract passive candidates 
  • Lead multiple company-wide interview training sessions; focusing on interview best practices, unconscious bias, behavioral interview techniques, and more
  • Currently implementing an Applicant Tracking System
  • Services:
    • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Markets:
    • Biotech
  • Employee Count:
    • 50-99
  • Funding Rounds:
    • Series B

Client Result

Through our partnership, we have placed over 55 candidates with Orna while ensuring the candidate and manager experience are exceptional. As Orna has continued to grow, the partnership with Bowdoin has as well. What started with three Bowdoin partners supporting the account, the team has now increased to six. Orna continues to add to their team and Bowdoin continues to partner to help facilitate this tremendous growth and success.