Talent Search

We do executive search with a twist 

Every role we take on is a unique role, so the search needs to be unique too. We deliver a research led approach to source, engage and attract senior talent whether in the UK or across the globe.

The twist – We have a fixed price model, based on a day rate for resource used, where our clients own all candidate relationships and market insight. This is proven at reducing our clients senior hiring costs by over 50%.

Hybrid & truly bespoke

That’s right, there’s no candidate database and no black-book! No two roles are identical, so we start from scratch for every assignment. We focus on detailed research to provide our clients with a broad view of the talent landscape and an inclusive approach to sourcing and attracting talent. By understanding your culture and requirements we source the right people for you.

Working best as an extension to your in-house hiring team, we provide instant capacity to source, engage and shortlist senior talent. All of this for a fixed cost, including ownership of talent relationships and market insight, with no percentage fees charged.

How the process works for you

Your dedicated team will work with your in-house function from the commencement of the search, understanding the brief and scope of assignment, through to qualifying and shortlisting talent before introducing you to them. Using a blend of phone and online sourcing we will research target organisations, before identifying relevant individuals to approach, engage and attract.  

Source. Engage. Attract.

An end to end solution – working with stakeholders to define and inform the project brief before engaging and attracting talent to build exceptional candidate shortlists.

When engaging potential talent, we will qualify them against the requirements of the role and gain an understanding of their career motivations and aspirations, ensuring they are a right fit both technically and culturally.

In consultation with all hiring stakeholders, which includes informing the recruitment process using real-time market insight, we will present our shortlist, introduce relevant candidates and manage any individuals who are not being progressed. 

As an extension to your in-house team, you will have full visibility of the search progress, through online reporting, and ownership of all individuals that express an interest in opportunities with you.  

We enable proactive senior hiring through the development of a talent community, fed into by targeted research and sourcing.

Expand your network of high demand talent, reduce time & cost per hire and improve diverse hiring.

Talent Insight

We can support your Talent Strategy through targeted research of the market, helping you to be informed when making you in your hiring decisions.

We use a blend of qualitative and quantitative techniques, to get inside the mindset of your target market.  

Case studies

Our clients

Charlie and his team have been an essential part of my recruitment strategy for the last 10 years to ensure we deliver on time and in a cost effective way.

Head of Talent Acquisition, The Access Group

I can’t thank you enough for your help! The fact that we could confidentially fill this important vacancy, with you leading on it, makes your business a true asset to our recruitment team.

Global FTSE listed business

I found your approach to be excellent, during our dialogue over recent weeks; super professional, highly personable and relaxed and really proactive in keeping me up to date.

So in short, thank you for what you brought to the process.  No doubt you’re a valuable asset to Charlie McIntosh, The Access Group and other clients.

Candidate, 2023

The quality of the research has resulted in 100% success, +95% retention after 5 years and contributed to our 35% diversity in leadership appointments…I love the transparency of communication and excellent customer service.

Head of Talent Acquisition, Global SaaS Firm

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