Why us

Talent search:
finding the best talent on your behalf

If you have vacancies that you need to fill immediately, talent search is a genuine alternative to expensive recruitment agencies. We research the market and discover and hire the right individuals for specific roles.

Are you looking for a senior executive? Someone with specialist skills? Just finding it hard to fill a vacancy? We work closely alongside internal teams to find the right person for the role.

Benefits for your business

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More cost-effective than recruitment agencies

Our services are costed according to the work we do, rather than a percentage of the salary package. We don’t charge placement fees either. This significantly reduces your costs and means you can fill more than one role from a search without paying extra.

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Confidentially explore the market

There’s a reason that many of the case studies on the website are unnamed. If you want to recruit for sensitive roles, or you need to keep your activity confidential, our services help. We never share company names or other information without your consent and taking necessary steps to ensure confidentiality.

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Insight as well as recruitment

As part of our work, we uncover a wealth of information which you perhaps wouldn’t discover yourselves. From honest feedback about your brand to competitor data and pay information, we make sure you have the necessary insight to make informed decisions about the future of talent in your business.

Our team bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to ensure that we find the best person for your business, whether they’re actively seeking a new role or not visible in the market.

How talent search can help your business

Talent search is a bespoke service, designed specifically to meet your needs. But here are a few ways in which it could help.

Filling senior roles

When an executive leaves the business, it is essential that the talent gap is filled quickly to minimise the business impact. However, it can be difficult to find people with the right experience and do so confidentially. 

Our service finds individuals who match your criteria and who may not be actively pursuing a new position. And because they are speaking to us directly, we’re able to maintain confidentiality and keep your business anonymous until the right stage in the process.

Finding specialists or hard-to-recruit individuals

When an executive leaves the business, it is essential that the talent gap is filled quickly to minimise the business impact. However, it can be difficult to find people with the right experience and do so confidentially. 

Our service finds individuals who match your criteria and who may not be actively pursuing a new position. And because they are speaking to us directly, we’re able to maintain confidentiality and keep your business anonymous until the right stage in the process.

Understanding the competitive landscape

We often get approached by companies who are struggling to fill roles. They may have an idea why – everything from company perception to salary and location may be causes. But without the right research, it can be difficult to know for sure.

Our insights undercover the key factors influencing your recruitment, allowing you make the right strategic changes to minimise these risks. This insight also allows us to understand candidates more fully, so we can focus on what’s important to them and ensure your role is filled.

Reaching candidates who aren't actively looking

The perfect person for your role may be working for a competitor and not actively seeking a new role. Approaching these individuals can be problematic. But because we are separate from your business, we can have those initial conversations.

Our research also uncovers individuals who may be perfect but are unknown to you and may not have applied through traditional means.

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Why work with us?

Our clients know that making informed decisions relies on access to data, knowledge of the market and insights drawn from research. We listen and take time to understand your business so we can concentrate on what you want to know. Insight is at the heart of everything we do, so you can rely on us to give you the right information.

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Strategic, insight-driven approach

Everything we do is driven by knowledge. Our insights offer you external, verifiable research to allow you to understand the market, get ahead of your competitors and minimise risks.

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Global experience

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

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An extension to your team

Our team brings their expertise to your business, working in partnership with you. Our talent search service not only finds the right candidates but frees you up to manage the rest of your job.

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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 process

We manage the whole process from start to finish, working closely with internal teams. We make sure our approach is aligned to your business so each project is bespoke. But, in general, our process is to:

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Research the market

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Find the right individuals

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Approach and engage candidates

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Schedule interviews

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Manage offers

What our clients say about our service

“Thank you so much for all you have done. I shared the final search report with one of the assessors who said it was the most thorough she has seen.”

Head of Talent Acquisition, public sector

“I’ve been really impressed with the service. It has been a pleasure working with you.”

Resourcing Manager, Global law firm

Talent search case studies

Saving time and money on recruiting senior specialist roles

We saved our client £36,500 vs a traditional approach and provided valuable business insights to guide their strategy.

Speaking to the best talent in the market

Our client reduced their costs by over 50% while gaining an understanding of the market and successfully filling the role.

Recruiting a key financial role to support growth

Our client needed an experienced Financial Director to drive the business. We found them the right individual at a 50% cost saving vs traditional recruitment agencies.

Need another service?

If talent search isn’t what you’re looking for, we can also help with other needs:

Talent intelligence

If you’re looking for insights about your market, competitors or impact of your location on finding talent, our experienced team can give you the information you need.

More about talent intelligence

Talent mapping

If you want the option of approaching candidates yourself, we can research the market and provide options for suitable individuals for one or more vacancies.

More about talent mapping

Talent pipelining

If you need to get ahead of recruiting future roles or succession planning, this service ensures you're ready

More about talent pipelining