Talent Pipelining

Putting you ahead in your hiring process Talent Pipelining saves you time in sourcing and condensing your ideal candidate profile. Providing a comprehensive view of the talent landscape, we take the time to create and develop a customised plan enabling you to attract those key individuals.

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Benefits of Talent Pipelining

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You gain a trusted recruitment partner
Able to act in your interest whenever the opportunity arises
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Build relationships ahead of a need
Well positioned and confident in who they appoint
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Reduced business disruption
Higher acceptance rate and roles are filled quicker
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Transition of pivotal roles is smoother
New recruits make an impact quickly
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I've used the services of Collingwood on several occasions over a period of more than 10 years and have found in every case them to be exemplary in all aspects. Their attention to finding the right fit in search and selection is excellent as is their expertise in the provision of development tools in team development. I would have no hesitation in recommending them both professionally and personal.

Managing Director,
Leading Window Systems Provider
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We have used Collingwood twice so far and both times have proved successful in identifying a quality recruitment for the role we were looking to fill; a Sales & Marketing Director and a Production Manager. I have no hesitation in recommending Collingwood and would use again.

Client,
Managing Director, Provider of SCADA and Command and Control Systems
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Since placing the candidates, I have gained feedback from all involved.  The result has not only been successful in terms of their individual performances but the three appointees regularly meet up to share best practice and guide each other.

It was not only a very rewarding set of assignments but I obtained added satisfaction from the fact that this new contact from Germany completely understood the importance of partnership in order to gain maximum return.  I cannot wait to work with her and, what is, a great client again.

Mark Goldsmith,
Senior Executive Search Consultant at Collingwood headhunting for German based Construction Products Group
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Doug is involved with his clients every step of the way. I could of not asked for better support. I would highly recommend working with Doug for all recruitment needs

Candidate,
Director of Corporate Development, Private Healthcare
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Collingwood provided professional and personalised support and advice throughout the recruitment process combined with regular and open communication leading to my successful appointment. Collingwood are enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend their executive search and recruitment services to other individuals or organisations.

Director of Operations,
Look Ahead Care, Learning Disability Services
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I was not really actively seeking a change in employment; however when Justin called me, his drive and enthusiasm drew me in. Clearly passionate about the organisation he was representing, he made me keen to learn more. He personally met with me in order to learn more about my skills, experience and behavioural traits. He was therefore in a position to evaluate that not only was I the right person for the position, the organisation was the right one for me. He clearly fully understood all aspects of client’s business in order to answer all my questions – of which there were many.

Placed Candidate, Care Operations Director
The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
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I have worked with Doug and the team at Collingwood over several years, both as a hiring manager and as a candidate. On both sides of the recruitment process what stands out is the effort that the team put in to understand the business and its culture, find high quality candidates suited to the role, understand their aspirations and work to achieve a strong match. Their approach extends through all aspects of the recruitment process, from role definition through on-boarding and during the initial employment period, and has achieved great results.

Client and Candidate ,
Aircraft Manufacturer
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From start to finish, the approach Mark used to introduce his client and the job role, was excellent. His knowledge of the client, the job requirements and skills set and personality they were looking for was expressed effectively to ensure a suitable fit. Mark had intricate knowledge of the client, including its future ambition and how the role would be an important area for the organisation. His approach was efficient and honest. He managed the whole process with integrity and I felt I was kept informed during all stages of the recruitment process. I would happily recommend Mark as an exemplary recruiter for senior positions.

SHEQ Director, Candidate
Utilities
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We have used Collingwood on a number of occasions over the years and have always been impressed with their understanding of our business and our needs. The outcome of that understanding is high quality candidates and ultimately, some excellent, long-term, employees. I can fully recommend them and would not hesitate to use them in the future.

Client,
Business Development Director - Respiratory
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We have been partnering Collingwood Executive Search for over 6 years and have successfully recruited a UK Managing Director, a UK General Sales Manager, a Global Training Manager and a Regional Sales Director in Spain. They really understand the European Ophthalmic Industry and combined with their focus on understanding our company culture, they have simplified our recruitment process.

CEO,
Leading Ophthalmic manufacturer
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Mark is a professional, friendly and intelligent recruitment professional. He has excellent communication skills and the ability to identify talent and find the right person for the identified role.

Candidate,
Head of Sales - Aggregates, Rail Freight
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I have worked with Justin for several years - initially when he placed me with my current organisation. The attention to detail during that period was second to none and the personal service incredible. Since then we have worked closely in the search and placement of roles within my teams. Working across multiple disciplines within the broadcast business, he is very well connected and knows the business inside out. If you are looking for a recommendation - Justin is most likely your man!

Client and Candidate,
Director of Tech, Healthcare Charity
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I came across Jordan during a recent hiring process. He is direct, dependable and professional and it was a pleasure to work with him. He will tell you it as it is, with his humour that makes the process more enjoyable, certainly less stiff and ultimately gets the best out of the candidate. Thank you Jordan.

Managing Director EMEA ,
Industrial Distributor
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I had the pleasure of working with Jordan to fill a number of open positions on my team. Throughout the process, he worked to understand my organization's culture to ensure he was identifying candidates that not only had the skills I was looking for but would also be able to assimilate quickly into the company. Jordan brings a tailored approach to his recruiting strategy and has an inherent ability to identify talent. I look forward to working with Jordan on future opportunities.

Director of Global Accounts ,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer
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I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Jordan, whilst searching for my next career move. from day one Jordan was very open and supportive and this continued throughout the whole process. His ability to engage and guide you through each stage was exceptional and nothing was ever too much trouble. Jordan's communication, empathy and availability made the experience quite enjoyable. I would recommend Jordan and am sure we will connect again in the future.

Candidate,
Sales and Commercial Director - Asset Management Providers
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It was a pleasure working with Jordan recently. He is extremely professional, kept me updated proactively throughout the entire process and was always able to answer any question or concern that came from my side. I can definitely recommend him and I will for sure keep using his and Collingwood's services in the future.

Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland - Industrial Technology,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer
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I had the pleasure to work with David, He loves his job and cares about the person he’s working with. I always felt I could trust him 100%, during the pre-selection process and also during and post selection. He’s able to give the right advice in the right way, even when things get complicated

Global Head of Marketing , Candidate
Plastics and Industrial Automation
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David has the ability to establish confidence relationship very fast, even at a distance. This is allowing him -when searching for the good candidate- to go beyond the written hard skills list, and scale up the discussion towards soft skills and people motivation.

Candidate,
Global R&D Director – Lighting and Industrial Automation
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David is a seasoned and senior global executive. With very strong business, sales, marketing, management and leadership acumen. I have worked with him on key projects where he’s always able to find the right person for the right role. I have high degree of confidence he can bring the people, resources, and experience needed to support our goals & objectives. I will continue to work with him and encourage anyone looking to grow and succeed to consider him as the right person to call on for the toughest challenges

CMO,
Global Cloud Infrastructure Organisation
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David has provided some top talent for our team while avoiding lower quality deal flow. David listens and asks the right questions to map our challenges and needs into specific deal flow that reflects what we are searching for. We continue to work with David!

COO,
Cyber Security Solution Provider
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David's understanding of the security market and my requirements ensured I was able to very quickly and straightforwardly recruit some great individuals to my delivery team.

CEO,
Global Systems Integrator
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It was a pleasure working with Jordan recently. He is extremely professional, kept me updated proactively throughout the entire process and was always able to answer any question or concern that came from my side. I can definitely recommend him and I will for sure keep using his and Collingwood's services in the future.

Client,
Industrial Automation Manufacturer
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I had the pleasure to work with Jordan on a recruiting project. Jordan was able to identify the right talent/candidates, communicate effectively with all parties involved, lead the project from beginning to finish, and provide unique insight and advice for negotiation. Jordan is a great asset and professional in placing talented leaders in Technology companies globally.

Client,
Director, National Accounts - Technology Industry
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Jordan has been an incredible Executive recruiter to work with. From day one he was very knowledgeable on the clients requirements as well as expectations from candidates. He kept me informed throughout the entire process. Jordan is passionate about his work and sincerely cares about both clients and candidates.

VP of Sales,
Industrial Technology
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From start to finish, the approach Mark used to introduce his client and the job role, was excellent. His knowledge of the client, the job requirements and skills set and personality they were looking for was expressed effectively to ensure a suitable fit. Mark had intricate knowledge of the client, including its future ambition and how the role would be an important area for the organisation. His approach was efficient and honest. He managed the whole process with integrity and I felt I was kept informed during all stages of the recruitment process. I would happily recommend Mark as a exemplary recruiter for senior positions.

Candidate,
Group HSE Director at Leading Industrial Building Materials Group
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I had the pleasure to work with Jordan on a recruiting project. Jordan was able to identify the right talent/candidates, communicate effectively with all parties involved, lead the project from beginning to finish, and provide unique insight and advice for negotiation. Jordan is a great asset and professional in placing talented leaders in Technology companies globally.

 

Client,
Strategic Account Director - Industrial Technology
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We have used Collingwood on a number of occasions over the years and have always been impressed with their understanding of our business and our needs. The outcome of that understanding is high quality candidates and ultimately, some excellent, long-term, employees. I can fully recommend them and would not hesitate to use them in the future

CEO,
Global Medical Devices Manufacturer
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Doug is an enthusiastic person who will stretch himself to search the right person for our company and understands the business we are in. He delivers high quality of people within a very short time. He never loses sights our needs. It has always been a pleasure to work with Doug because he meets our expectations. I would recommend Doug to anyone who was serious about finding the right talent for their business.

Client,
HR Director, International Healthcare Organisation
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We have worked with Collingwood on several occasions over the past five years, having had meaningful conversations about what we were looking for, they were always ultra-professional in their dealings with us and they found some fabulous candidates which were all certainly credible. We would not hesitate to recommend them to other businesses

Managing Director,
Building Products & Construction
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In my opinion Mark has the x-factor that most recruiters are missing. He isn't just looking for a professional fit to meet the brief that most professional recruiters do. He truly understands the immeasurable value of personal fit and future relationships, and the potential impact on the culture of a business. He placed considerable emphasis on this throughout the process, and his understanding and recollection of the detail was seriously impressive. The level of service Mark provided, combined with his engaging personality, gave me the best recruitment experience I've had in over 30 years of both recruiting and being recruited. I could not recommend Mark and the level of service he provides highly enough. I will certainly be working with him again in the future.

Candidate,
Sales Director, Matrix Networks
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We are very happy with our new MD for the UK. Mark monitored the process towards us as well as towards the candidates very carefully and made adjustments where necessary. We have never seen a process running so smoothly. As a group, we operate in various European countries, as well as the USA, Canada and South Africa. Fortunately for us, Collingwood also perform their activities outside the UK. A reliable, effective and pleasant recruitment partner, which we truly can recommend.

HR Director,
International Packaging Company
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Jordan without a doubt is the most passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable consultant I have ever met. His technical understanding and business knowledge are top notch. I am impressed by his professionalism, ethics, and attentiveness. I look forward to working again with Jordan.

Candidate,
Global Wire & Cable Manufacturer
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David is a very professional yet friendly recruiter who helped me to earn my current job. David mentored me throughout the process and kept close communication with me and my employer. He always stands by his words, I definitely recommend him.

Successful Candidate,
Solutions Consultant - Global Industrial Automation Organisation
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“Jordan without a doubt is the most passionate, experienced, and knowledgeable consultant I have ever met. His technical understanding and business knowledge are top notch. I am impressed by his professionalism, ethics, and attentiveness. I look forward to working more with Jordan in the future.”

Candidate,
Business Strategy Leader EMEA

Successful sourcing in step with your strategy

Undoubtedly the greatest, and most important asset of any organisation is their workforce. Yet unlike most other areas of business that come with complex business plans and set strategic goals, when it comes to employees, particularly senior employees, - the asset which wields the most influence over the success or failure of a business - planning is all too often lacking.

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How does talent pipelining work?

Talent pipelining is the process of mapping and understanding an industry’s talent landscape, identifying and delving deep into a network of high calibre individuals who match an agreed criteria, set by you (defined capabilities, behaviours, previous experience, etc.)

 

These aren’t individuals who are looking to make an immediate career change, and they are not approached to do so. Instead, from the initial identification point, a trusted relationship is built. Ongoing communication is conducted with a view to nurturing and developing relationships, creating an engaged, known network of potential future employees who have the skills, experience, values and drive to fill your senior and business critical roles.

Doug Mcckay

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