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A Leadership Insights Business

Enhancing senior hiring and benchmarking through unrivalled executive recruitment and leadership insights

How Do We Do It?

 

  • Create bespoke research, insights, reporting and pricing model based upon your needs
  • Apply research methodology to identify the talent you want to hire and gather people and competitor data which shapes your decision making 
  • Expertly and confidentially target competitors and aligned organisations, markets and regions
  • Analyse data to present market and candidate trends
  • Assess candidate competence and fit through career analysis and interview process, adopting your assessment criteria where desired
  • Adopt a flexible approach, providing you with the opportunity to directly engage with the best talent when you are ready based upon your capability, goals and budget
  • Create a tailored report, presented in person, providing candidate commentary and insight analysis to enhance understanding of individuals, data trends and to inform next steps 

Flexible Solutions Designed For You

We believe that the traditional executive search model needs disrupting.  Unlike headhunters we adopt a flexible approach and will create a solution to meet your needs.

iheadhunt is the alternative to the norm and was created for businesses which;

  • want to make more informed decisions about senior positions, pay and candidates

  • want an improved return on investment from senior hiring and benchmarking projects

  • want to take ownership of the process when they are ready

  • do not gain value from headhunter retainers

  • do not want to incur a cancellation fee where the headhunter fails to deliver

We offer a range of options; Identify, Engage and Assess, all of which incorporate our extensive experience of leadership recruitment, assessment and insights.

Our options range from a research based approach which empowers you with insight to improve the development of the role proposition, benchmarking and recruitment planning, to the creation of talent maps, candidate shortlists and full end-to-end support.

Identify

What We Do

Utilising our wide range of data sources and research methodology, we expertly identify the talent you want to hire and provide a range of candidate and market insights to enable you to take the project forward without incurring future placement fees.

Our combination of desk-based research and data analysis enables us to present a bespoke Talent Mapping and Insights Report which provides you with a platform for informed next step planning and candidate engagement.

Who Is This For?

  • Businesses conducting senior recruitment or benchmarking activity without the required expertise within the organisation

  • Businesses wishing to conduct confidential searches and candidate approaches

  • Businesses with an in-house recruitment team who want to make the approaches to candidates of greatest interest

  • Businesses who want to build direct candidate relationships early in the process

  • Businesses who want to benchmark internal candidates before considering an external recruitment project and associated spend

  • Businesses who want to understand more about the external market before committing to a full recruitment project and costs

  • Businesses who want to reduce the cost of senior hiring

What You Will Get

  • Market Map of prospective candidates detailing Name, Role, Company, Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • Market Map trends in relation to role pre-requisites
  • Organisational Structures insight
  • Geographic, Demographic and Diversity trends
  • Reward and Benefits insight
  • Competitor intelligence

Fee Structure

Fixed Project Fee based on clear deliverables and expectations.

No Placement Fees

Engage

What We Do

Blending our research and headhunt expertise, we identify and approach, confidentially where required, prospective candidates to understand their appetite for a career move, their suitability versus role pre-requisites and financial package detail. 

We conduct detailed interviews to collate key data and produce a Candidate and Insights report, presenting you with a comprehensive understanding of the market and the confidence to take the project forward with clarity and without incurring placement fees.

Who Is This For?

  • Businesses conducting senior recruitment, confidential searches or benchmarking activity without the internal expertise

  • Businesses with an in-house recruitment team who want to focus upon the face to face interview stages of the recruitment process

  • Businesses wishing to gain a deeper understanding about candidates than through traditional recruitment options to ensure fact based shortlisting

  • Businesses who want to build direct candidate relationships early in the process, without the involvement of third parties

  • Businesses who want to gain candidate specific information to support internal benchmarking, remuneration and job role creation 

  • Businesses who want to understand more about the external market before commencing a full recruitment project

  • Businesses who want to reduce the cost of senior hiring

What You Will Get

  • Market Map of prospective candidates detailing Name, Role, Company, Skills, Experience and Qualifications
  • Market Map trends in relation to role pre-requisites
  • Interested Candidate Bio
  • Perception of your Company, Level of Interest and Reasons for Decline
  • Organisational Structures insight
  • Geographic, Demographic and Diversity trends
  • Reward and Benefits insight
  • Competitor intelligence
  • Candidate Motivators and What’s Important

Fee Structure

Fixed Project Fee based on clear deliverables and expectations.

No Placement Fees

Assess

What We Do

Either as an extension to the Engage option, or as a stand alone project to evaluate your candidates, we work with you to create interview questions and assessment criteria to ensure you select the best candidate.

Our experienced senior level interviewers conduct face to face interviews with candidates of greatest interest to your leaders. Where required our range of behavioural and psychometric profiling can be incorporated into this phase.

We produce detailed interview reports including competency-based scoring to support your evaluation of candidates in a Candidate Shortlist Report.

Who Is This For?

  • Businesses without an in-house recruitment team or without individuals with the required experience of conducting senior role competency-based, behavioural and leadership interviews
  • Businesses requiring an independent and expert assessment of candidates
  • Businesses who want to make objective and evidence-based hiring decisions

What You Will Get

  • Candidate Interview Report
  • Competency Scoring Comparison
  • Experience & Skills analysis versus Person Specification
  • Personality Profiling (where required)

Fee Structure

Fixed Project Fee split between clear deliverables, expectations and placement fee

  • “The quality of candidate insight has enabled us to engage with high calibre talent for key positions which will support our business growth and the provision of full market maps has further helped us to create future talent pipelines. Their consultative approach and ability to gather and analyse people and market data provided our business leaders with the deep insight required to support them in making the strategic decision to expand our geographical footprint within the UK.  We consider Cogito to be a partner who puts our goals first and one which we will continue to work with in the future as key component of our recruitment model.”  VP HR – Global FinTech Organisation

  • “Operating in a highly competitive market and as a business placing high emphasis on recruiting individuals against our values, it is vital that we work with a partner who understands our organisation, our people and our future. Cogito completely get it; their research and mapping solutions have enabled us to engage with talent we would not normally attract through our traditional recruitment suppliers.” CEO – UK Manufacturing Organisation

  • “As a partner Cogito has offered consultative advice to help us shape roles and propositions to ensure that we are able to attract the best and helping us to achieve our goals of reducing headhunt spend, and increasing the overall capability of the people in our organisation to achieve our strategy.” CEO – UK Design Organisation

  • The depth and quality of insight provided by Cogito to assist our search has been exceptional. Their ability to understand not only the skill but type of person we needed gave us full confidence that they were the right partner. The standard of shortlisted candidates was of the highest standard and we look forward to engaging them on future mapping projects”  Head of Recruitment – Global Retailer

  • “We have benefited from Cogito’s unique approach to support Executive recruitment projects which not only resulted in an improved recruitment service for our hiring managers but also enabled us to reduce recruitment spend and create talent pipelines for future roles “ HR Director – Marine Manufacturer

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