Why us

We recognise that in-house talent acquisition teams may want to approach, engage and manage potential candidates themselves. We absolutely get this.

We focus on candidates who are not actively looking for roles, as well as those who are more visible. Talent mapping gives our clients robust name identification and competitor insights to guide in-house approaches, both for immediate hires or longer term opportunities.

Benefits of talent mapping

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Lower costs than recruitment agencies

Our costs are based on the work we do, rather than a percentage of the salary package. And, because we don’t charge placement fees, you can recruit multiple people from our identified talent pools without any associated costs.

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Proactive approach

Our research uncovers the best talent, not just those who are actively seeking a new role. This approach allows you to find the right people for the role with confidence that a wide talent pool has been reviewed and the best selected for you to take forward.

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Insight as well as talent

Not only do we find individuals who fit the role requirements, we also provide competitor mapping. This provides an understanding of how industry-leading organisations are structured, helping you to improve recruitment and shape organisation design.

Our team has significant experience in searching the market, both in the UK and overseas and across a wide range of industries. We take the time to ensure you have the best insights to guide your recruitment activity.

How talent mapping can help your business

In general, our mapping services can be split into two main areas: market mapping and competitor mapping.


Mapping the market

Once we have understood your requirements, we spend time proactively seeking and finding relevant individuals in the market.

This information is shared with you through a Market Mapping Report, which includes information about the individuals and all the details you need to progress recruitment with those of interest.

Our data also allows you to understand the marketplace, in particular gender splits and relevant competitor companies.


Meeting your diversity and inclusion objectives

Our research with 25 global organisations across different sectors found that while 92% said D&I was a focus for their business, only 16% highly rated their organisation’s initiatives.

We take a proactive approach to helping you meet your D&I objectives by mapping the market to identify a diverse pool of talent for your hiring requirements. This allows you to reach candidates who may be missed by a traditional approach.

Diversity is a long-term focus so we can also support you with ongoing identification of diverse talent for inclusion in future recruitment campaigns. This normally takes place over a 6-12 month period. We take a modest, fixed number of research days each month to identify a diverse talent pool for a small number of specific job families.

Individuals are identified via online and telephone research techniques. You will receive monthly Market Mapping Reports containing comprehensive listings of the diverse talent in the external market. This allows you to ensure you have diverse and balanced shortlists for key roles and gives you market information to guide your strategy.

Our approach fits seamlessly with your internal team and facilitates direct approach. If your internal Talent Acquisition team don’t have the capacity to approach directly, we can also manage this stage for you. We directly engage with candidates on your behalf, fully profiling and briefing them and placing them into your talent pipeline for future engagement.

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Understanding competitors

Here our approach is focused on target companies, rather than individuals. Our insights cover a wide range of essential information, including size, structure and organisation design, key talent and employer brand reputation. This allows you to understand your competitors’ approach to talent and provides valuable information to make informed strategic decisions.

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Why work with us for talent mapping?

We understand that it’s essential that you can rely on the information we provide, which is why we take a bespoke approach to each talent mapping project. This ensures we can tailor our response to meet your requirements. And our experience and approach means we can provide you with access to data that allows you to progress recruitment with confidence.

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Experienced consultants

We always work in partnership with you to understand your needs. Our team has significant experience and expertise and we share insights and find candidates that will ensure the business is well-placed for the future.

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Strategic, insight-driven approach

Everything we do is driven by knowledge. Our service not only finds individuals for you to approach but also offers context through external, verifiable research. We share insights into the market, your competitors and your brand perception, so you can make better informed strategic decisions.

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Global reach

We have experience of recruiting for roles across Europe, North America, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Australia.

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Ongoing relationship with your business

Almost all of our clients have an ongoing relationship with us. We can continue to support you in filling future vacancies but our wider services may also help you with other needs.

Our talent mapping process

We always work closely with our clients to ensure we understand the needs of the role and your business. Our process ensures you have the right information to progress with recruitment.

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Research the market

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Find the right individuals

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Provide a detailed report and associated insights

Talent mapping case studies

Recruiting for a key role to head up a new and growing function

We took just three weeks to fill this important role, and our work also led to an additional hire at no extra cost.

Filling strategic talent gaps in the Asia Pacific region

For our client, a senior level role was critical to business success. We carried out a global market map to meet their specific needs, leading to a successful hire and further candidates identified for future roles.

Proactive forward thinking ahead of internal restructuring

Our client anticipated changes within its General Manager population as a result of a restructure. They wanted to get ahead of the curve for future hiring across Europe.

What our clients say

“You did a superb job of understanding our requirements, despite the brief being incredibly wide! Fast forward 18 months and we have hired two new people from the original research. Not only do we have two brilliant people in the organisation, we often refer back to the research when scoping out the market as the insight from the work has helped us shape future hiring strategies.”

Head of Resourcing

“This is a great report. Some great insights in here too and very interesting reading. Really appreciate all the excellent work you guys do for us!”

Head of Global Expansion

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