Andreia Duarte, Partner and Patrícia Peras, Managing Partner
Andreia Duarte and Patricia Peras have brought in a crucial breakthrough in the existing HR landscape. Being in the industry for eighteen years, they have gathered immense experience in their respective careers, working with different multinational HR consultancy companies. In the initial years, while being associated with the multinationals, Andreia and Patricia realised the need to tweak the existing proforma of HR services offered to the organisations. However, their obligation to several contractual guidelines and clauses of these multinationals restricted them to work on modifying the services as per needs. This triggered them to start their own venture, Bravemind, where they could have complete authority to design or modify the HR consultancy services and develop their own set of protocols for enhancing the existing HR services in the industry. This Portugal-based consultancy offers custom-tailored services for executive search, recruitment, and selection with their substantial capability to identify the right talents that meet the recruiting company’s expectations and culture while providing the candidates with their desired jobs too. They have been efficient in their role for hiring for the middle to top management positions, finding the top-notch talents that match the requirement of the position. Bravemind develops selection and recruitment processes for multiple qualified positions in several fields, majorly in IT, including AI, Smart Cities, Robotics, and cybersecurity. Besides, they have experience in several non-technical business areas as well. Their approach allows deeply engaging with the clients and candidates and understanding both the parties’ requirements and expectations, enabling them to match the right talents to the right positions. This helps the three C’s—the candidates, the clients, and the consultants, building a win-win relationship for all.
Bravemind has been assisting its clients in setting up competency centres from scratch in Portugal and other global locations. They extend the consultancy services to help them build new business areas, bringing the best insights and knowledge of the market. They guide the clients in understanding the profiles and roles that the market is engaging currently, identify the profiles that the clients need to hire, and even rewrite business rules for recruiting better-suitable clients that can add more value to their organisation. “We work as consultants helping companies align better with the changing trends of the market by delineating the most suitable recruitment profiles for the companies and assisting them to hire the right talent,” mentions Andreia Duarte, Partner, and Patrícia Peras, Managing Partner at Bravemind. Besides, working on a global scale has given them the privilege and opportunity to understand the global markets, various cultural aspects, and marketing approaches, and assist the local Portugal clients in adopting similar trends into their business.
“We act as an ambassador of our clients,” says Andreia. With the complete knowledge of the stakeholders, company culture, the recruitment areas, Bravemind approaches the candidates themselves on behalf of the client (recruiting company).
We work as consultants helping companies align better with the changing trends of the market by delineating the most suitable recruitment profiles for the companies and assisting them to hire the right talent
Their involvement with the clients helps them precisely understand the clients’ needs and carry out the recruitment precisely the way the client would have. Bravemind possesses thorough information of its candidates, their preferences, expectations and motivation, and capabilities, and based on these, they are able to identify those candidates who are the potential match for the company. They address these candidates, screen them and share valuable insights on the company, the probable challenges that they may face, and recruit the best candidates for the clients. This provides the clients with the best-fit talents while helping the candidates find a better opportunity for their career growth and get jobs that satisfy their requirements.
Moreover, Bravemind focuses on retaining the clients and the candidates, maintaining a business continuity model, and preserving proximity with the clients. They continue to follow-up with the candidates and clients even after they are placed and gather feedback on their experiences with their employers, ensuring candidates’ satisfaction towards the job role and company.
Substantiating Bravemind’s story, Andreia mentioned a multinational company’s case study that approached them to set up a competency centre in Portugal. Bravemind’s experience and insights on the market, the marketing and IT behaviour in Portugal, and their methodology helped win this multinational client. Hereon, they helped the client to set up highly qualified technological profiles, and make suitable placements and successfully deploy this project. In another instance, they helped a multinational renewable energy company that approached them to recruit specific IT profiles. They could recruit for Spain, Denmark, and Germany and set up a new competency centre for this client.
“The confidence, the trust and the credibility that we can pass on to our candidates and clients, makes us unique,” mentions Andreia. Bravemind makes sure to take up assignments based on their calibre and capability to ensure that they deliver it with the expected quality. They prepare themselves thoroughly for every project—studying and evaluating the profiles deeply and efficiently carrying out benchmarking. This helps them build the client’s trust in them. Moreover, Bravemind’s client services are available 24/7/365, assisting clients and candidates to reach out to them for any queries or assistance easily.
Bravemind’s approach has assisted several companies in carrying out their recruitment seamlessly amidst this pandemic too. They placed several clients remotely in 2020 without the candidates having to engage personally with the recruiting company. As an HR consultancy boutique, they aim to continue building trust and partnerships with the companies and discovering new ways to offer better services. Bravemind is also focusing on improving their services in terms of internal recruitments, working as advisors to the clients. As a long-term roadmap, Bravemind wishes to continue building trust relationships with their clients and streamline their recruiting and hiring processes to add value to the organisations and the industry. “We believe a good job in recruiting can make a real difference in the organisation’s growth and provide better companies to the market and yield satisfaction to the internal employees as well.”