Talent Mapping & Talent Insights

What We Do

Executive Talent Mapping & Insights

Our talent mapping and insights service combines advanced data science and business analytics with proven executive search techniques to help businesses plan and execute their future talent strategy. Using our state of the art talent mapping and insights technology we help large private and public companies understand, identify and engage the talent required at each stage of a businesses’ journey.  

Market Mapping & Intelligence

Helping You Answer Critical Talent Questions

Many of our clients are on a transformation journey and are looking for guidance on how to develop future capabilities within their organisation. Using data science and our team of highly experienced researchers, our bespoke market intelligence reports help businesses answer critical talent questions including:


  • Which organsiations should we benchmark ourselves against?

  • What talent capabilities do we need to support the future business strategy?

  • Where can we find these capabilities?

  • Which companies would make the best headhunting targets?

  • Where can we find more diverse talent?

  • How do other organisations develop and acquire talent?

  • Who is growing the best talent?

  • How big is the relevant talent pool for a future hire?

  • How much does the best talent cost?

  • How can we present our employment proposition in the most compelling way?

Future Talent Strategy

The data to help you acquire future talent capabilities. Insights on competitor and industry executive talent mapping strategy. Understand the key players in each business, their background, which companies they came from and diversity across a range of businesses.

Talent Mapping & Pipelining

The best diverse and hidden talent within a talent pool. Executive talent pipelining services that use advanced technology that allows us to search further, faster. We identify diverse and hard to find candidates and assess their suitability against the criteria you are looking for.

EVP Candidate Engagement Packs

Creating custom interactive EVP story packs to make the opportunity with you as attractive as possible. Particularly important when engaging hard to hire and in-demand talent pools or where a business has a perception challenge in the market.

Interim Management

Our Team

Our team

Who we are

Our consultants have on average more than 15 years of search experience within each of their specialised areas, bringing unparalleled levels of expertise, credibility and trust among clients and candidates alike.

Market Mapping & Intelligence

Executive Talent Mapping Services Tailored To You

We map talent pools internationally across Board, C-level, VP and Director levels, providing in-depth talent mapping and market research into your competitive landscape. Our experienced research teams highlight the top ten percent of global talent within each talent pool.

Our projects are able to be fully customisable to your needs and are designed to be modular in nature. From benchmarking to competitor analysis, succession planning, talent mapping and talent pipelining, we can run projects in isolation or in combination with our Executive Search, Interim Management and Consulting services. We work with you to fully understand your journey and how we can assist and create bespoke projects to support you internally and externally.

Market Mapping & Intelligence

Strategic Talent Planning

An evidence-based consulting project led by an experienced team with expertise in the function or Industry.

These projects are useful for engaging senior stakeholders around future function planning where the critical experiences required in a role or function are different to the current environment, or for insights into competitor talent strategy. Scenarios businesses use our mapping insights for include:


  • Growth
  • Change & transformation
  • New market entrance
  • Shifting competitive landscape
  • Competitor/industry analysis
  • Functional structure, teams and key players
  • Future function analysis


Within our talent mapping process, we work with you to select a number of relevant companies to focus on, typically either competitors or businesses from an industry or specific capability that is of particular interest. We uncover how diverse their team is, the industries they hire from, the structure of their business functions, who the key executives are and other valuable insights.


Market Mapping & Intelligence

Talent Mapping, Talent Pipelining & Succession Planning

Our talent pipelining services build a talent pool around your specific requirements with insights into the size, shape and diversity of that talent pool. Talent mapping and market research projects are ideally suited for when the critical experiences required for the role are well understood. 

These executive talent mapping projects are modular and can include:


  • Global, regional or country focus
  • Specific focus on diversity
  • Career path analysis
  • Industry background analysis
  • Availability and interest checking
  • Compensation benchmarking
  • Assessment of candidate suitability against your criteria

With over 20 years experience identifying and assessing executives internationally for some of the worlds’ biggest brands, we have a proven track record of accurately and thoroughly talent mapping markets to identify hard to find individuals. Our research teams know and understand their markets inside out, positioning them uniquely with access to diverse global networks, business intelligence and insight.

Market Mapping & Intelligence

EVP Candidate Story Packs

Most of our clients are on a transformation journey and some can struggle with candidate engagement due to historic perception challenges that exist with their brand. This can range from negative sentiment due to the industry they are in or simply not being known as a contemporary business on an exciting transformation journey.

We create custom candidate story packs which position the opportunity at your business in the most compelling way possible. These mobile optimised, interactive stories improve candidate engagement so that larger numbers of candidates flow through to later stages of the hiring process.

Our team will take a combination that includes interviewing key stakeholders blended with an in-depth online review and our expertise in talent acquisition to promote your company and increase engagement with hard to hire candidates.


Market Mapping & Intelligence

Increase Executive Diversity

Increasing executive diversity requires looking outside of the obvious places for talent. Our talent mapping and executive talent insight services combine sophisticated executive talent mapping technology with our research teams’ specialist knowledge and experience.

This approach allows us to rapidly cover the market, introduce fresh ideas into the search strategy and identify diverse candidates that others miss.


Advanced Market Mapping Capabilities

Find The Best Target Companies

We use data science to find relevant target companies that others haven’t considered. Our reports include rich data-driven visualisations and charts to help you understand target companies by their size, scale, organisational capabilities, digital maturity, diversity, growth, functional structure and key players.


Advanced Market Mapping Capabilities

See The Top Talent Within A Candidate Pool

Our highly experienced research team uses their proven approaches for finding top talent in combination with our state of the art technology to identify candidates that others miss.

Our executive talent insights reports include rich data on the candidate pool including career path analysis, industry backgrounds, diversity, location, experience in certain types of organisation and potential fit against your specific criteria.

These reports help you understand the external talent landscape, reveal ‘hidden gem’ and diverse executives and narrow down a list of targets for a future search.


Talent Mapping & Market Research

Board Ready Reports

This insight we create is distilled into our market intelligence reports and uses advanced categorisation and visualisation tools to help bring the information to life.

Business leaders and HR teams find these visual market mapping reports particularly useful when presenting talent strategy ideas to their board or other senior stakeholders.


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