We are a friendly bunch who enjoy constantly pushing each other to improve, develop and ensure we delight our clients. Repeat business is one of our key objectives and around 75% of our revenue every year comes from repeat clients with 99% of all our clients returning at some point. Around a further 20% comes from our clients referring us to help their network recruit senior roles.
We have created a values-driven team that live to collaborate with one another and with our clients to solve recruitment problems.
We also insist on having fun along the way and that includes promoting positive mental health and wellbeing and having a family and pet friendly environment. Since being established in 2005, we have had no interest in transactional recruitment! Our Purpose is strong and it is focused on helping our clients to strengthen the foundations of their businesses so that they can accelerate their performance. We believe this can be achieved by partnering with clients and following the proactive, relentless and robust process that executive search brings.
By transactional we mean creating a job description and waiting for candidate CV's that align to it even if your target talent doesn't actually exist! We mean viewing recruitment as a black and white process when in fact you really need to use market intelligence or data to inform your decision(s). Imagine if you could attract a new employee who is even better than the one you originally set out to recruit!
Working with the right clients is critical to our success
We work hard to ensure that we work with like minded clients who want to collaborate with our team to solve their recruitment problems.
Without aligning at the outset we have found that success is difficult to achieve.
For us, success comes as a result of;
- Collaboration – access to decision makers who want to invest their valuable time with us to solve their recruitment problems
- Consultation – use live market intelligence data to make informed decisions
- Commitment – agree and work to mile-stoned project objectives and not disappear at any point
- Care – mutual respect for all parties
- Transparency - be comfortable to be up front and honest with one another
Our strategy wheel demonstrates how we operate our business
The core purpose is the emotional connection to a business – why you get out of bed in the morning, our reason for being; why Collingwood exist.
The vision is how we want the market to perceive us, and our ambition. This is the logical foil to the intrinsic, emotional purpose.
This is how we know we’ve achieved our vision, our measure of success.
Strategic activities detailing ‘what’ needs to be done to achieve our vision and measure. This will form the part of our change programme to align the business and get to where we want to be.
How we consistently conduct ourselves when we carry out the ‘whats’ and work towards our vision and purpose.