ASM Assembly Systems & Cogito

ASM are driving digitalization forward –
Do you want to be part of it?

We are proud to be the recruitment partner for ASM Assembly Systems a global electronics organisation with 5 regional trading entities in Germany, EMEA, China, Asia and Americas.

With global industry trends of Industry 4.0 and digitalization, realizing smart factory concept remains a vital priority for electronics manufacturers.  ASM has made the Smart SMT Factory a reality and has successfully realised a multitude of highly automated shop floor concepts together with its customers. 

ASM solutions are designed to support the integration, automation and optimisation of central production workflows.  Hardware, Software, PSP and Service Solutions form collaborative solution chains and make dramatic KPI improvements in productivity, flexibility and quality possible.

 

Working for ASM

With solutions for electronics manufacturing, ASM move boundaries and make products that turn our world into a safe, comfortable and more sustainable place. ASM is the world’s leading manufacturer and technology leader of SMT solutions; thanks to the know-how and motivation of our employees, who find innovative solutions to new challenges every day.

ASM offer great financial benefits to their employees, you will also enjoy free onsite parking, a subsidised canteen and being part of a business which truly values the contribution of its people.  Plus many of the roles at ASM work flexitime hours enabling you to enhance your work/life balance.

If you want to be at the forefront of technology, value creative freedom, development opportunities and are looking for a job that challenges you and is fun, then ASM is the place for you. Apply to become part of a strong, global team, based in Weymouth, Dorset.

 

Current Vacancies

 

Director of Project Management

As Director of Project Management you will oversee the portfolio of new product and sustainability projects, leading a team of Project Managers, working effectively with a global and local peer groups by providing your expertise and knowledge. 

Click here to apply and find out more 

 

 

Senior Mechanical Engineer

 As a Senior Mechanical Engineer (SME) you will be working as part of a highly skilled Research and Development team, actively involved in supporting the design and development of innovative world-class products.

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Procurement Engineer

We are interested in meeting candidates to strengthen the Procurement Engineering function located in theProduct Line Innovation Centre.  Primary activities are to value engineer and manage sourcing of new product designs, supporting the long-term commitment to be technology leader in providing manufacturing solutions with very high functional value, for their customers.

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Buyer

This is a fantastic opportunity for a procurement professional to join this amazing business.

As a Project Buyer in the Product Sustaining Group (PSG), you will be working as part of a highly skilled team, actively involved in supporting the procurement of innovative world-class products.

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Standards Technician

This is a key role supporting the mechanical design team in the development of sustainable products and processes. You will be working in a forward thinking environment which benefits from continuous investment and the opportunity to be part of exciting new projects for the future on a global scale. You will be responsible for the management and documentation of standard and catalogue parts, materials and surface treatments which have been specified in the products within our business segment.

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Get in touch

To find out more about ASM Assembly Systems visit https://www.asm-smt.com/ or to speak to us about current or future employment opportunities email asm@cogitotalent.com or call us on 0117 456 3390

Join Cogito

We are Cogito, a talent consultancy which empowers businesses to improve direct hiring, improve candidate quality and increase the return upon investment.

Our business was founded in 2014 to offer a truly unique solution.  We have worked with some of the most well known employers in the UK and Globally including News UK, Zurich, Lidl, Clarks and Dyson along with a range of SMEs, all with a desire to use insight to shape their recruitment strategy and how they engage with talent.

Our head office is in central Bristol, 10 minutes walk from Temple Meads station, from which we conduct our research and analytics to support our customers and our customer based teams.

Cogito is a business for those who want to change the world of Talent Acquisition. We love to work with passionate, driven, fun and ambitious people who want to deliver something unique.

 

Our Current Vacancies:

DELIVERY CONSULTANT – BRISTOL

Providing high quality recruitment expertise you will support our dedicated outsource programmes to our engineering customers.  We are responsible for all aspects of our customers recruitment models from attraction and assessment to strategy and training – you will play a key role in helping us to build a recruitment model they can proud of, which attracts great talent, reduces spend and increases direct hiring.

APPLY HERE

 

RECRUITMENT RESEARCHER – BRISTOL

You will be part of a fast growing team which blends research skills with data analytics in order to inform our customers in the most unique, innovative and insightful way. Click here for more information and to apply

At Cogito we want our employees to contribute ideas, energy and excellence.  You will be encouraged to thrive and be given the opportunity to take ownership of your career.

We can’t wait to meet you.

APPLY HERE

 

Work for Cogito and enjoy being part of a unique business which has been disrupting the recruitment industry since 2014.  We want innovators, thinkers and people who love to challenge the norm.

 

For more information about working for Cogito call 0177 456 3390 or email connect@cogitotalent.com

iThink HR Seminar – Flexible and Remote Working: The Impact upon your Organisation

As more businesses embrace or consider implementing flexible and remote working to address recruitment and retention challenges, the pressure upon leaders to create effective support and management frameworks is increasing.

In many cases new ways of motivating and supporting employees is required, but how do businesses ensure that they can drive strong performance, maintain a collaborative working culture and deliver the right level of duty of care to employees?

In this iThink HR Seminar, Cogito and our expert Talent speakers will share experiences and case studies which will empower HR professionals to provide insight and ideas to their organisations, so that they can consider the benefits of a different approach, as well as the challenges that they may face.

 

Is it all about trust?

What changes will your business need to make?

How do you know when your business is ready?

What are the risks?

What impact can it have?

SPEAKERS:

Rob Cross – Founder Muru Leadership

 Although born in the UK Rob grew up in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. From an early age he developed a deep passion for understanding people and for leadership. This passion transformed into his career, and ultimately, into his purpose. Through his career Rob has worked in a variety blue-chip companies across the world. In each role he focused on developing leaders so they can improve performance by empowering people to deliver their best contribution.

As a leader and a human, Rob has also focused on ‘practicing what he preaches’, even in times when life and work have been at their most challenging. Rob is now the founder of Muru Leadership, which brings to life the next generation of leadership and personal development.

With extensive experience in designing and delivering 

different ways of working, including hot desking and virtual working, applying the Muru lens of ‘leading the true human experience Rob will share the lessons he’s learned across different companies. Using these lessons and the Muru approach, Rob will share practical tips on how to equip leaders to bring out the best contribution from their people, no matter how and where they work.

Jane Ginnever – Founder of Bath based Shift Consultancy

As a former teacher’s pet, Queen’s Guide, military officer and general control freak, Jane’s not your typical corporate rebel. Having started her career in customer service roles, Jane joined the RAF as a commissioned officer to develop her leadership skills in 1990, and was subsequently in leadership positions within a broad range of organisations for 25 years.

Despite having her roots in corporates and the military, Jane challenges the traditional hierarchical, command and control model of work. She uses her expertise in leadership, management and HR to help leaders of organisations introduce more autonomy for employees. Working with whole teams to co-create new ways of working, she transform teams and cultures.

An authoritative voice on the future of work and a regular speaker on matters relating to people and organisations, Jane is a qualified member of CIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and collaborates widely on positive change projects in the UK.

Richard Roberts – People Direct

or, Pure Planet

 An employee engagement specialist who’s ‘walked the walk’ with some of the UK’s best known brands, Richard is passionate about helping organisations create engaged, inspired and productive teams with a positive, can do, values based culture. 

 Richard has worked as a Generalist HR professional for over twenty years, working for ten years at Virgin. On leaving Virgin Mobile at the end of May 2009 he set up “enRich” and became a Consultant helping organisations on Employee Engagement and Employer Branding.  

He is currently working on a part time basis as People Director for the renewable energy provider Pure Planet.  

Over the last few years, he has “presented” at over 20 conferences and delivered a number of Employee Engagement and Employer Branding seminars and workshops in the UK, Europe, Qatar, Mauritius and South Africa. He runs the Bristol Media People Forum, bringing interesting speakers to Bristol’s HR and leadership community.

 

If you require any further information please call Hugo Reoch on: 0117 456 3390 or email hugoreoch@cogitotalent.com

This event is for HR Professionals only, any third party or non-HR registrations may be cancelled.

Testimonials

It’s great when a customer tells you how great it is to work with Cogito!

Take a look at a selection of our testimonials below, and get in touch if you’d like to explore how we could make you feel the same.

 

“Arval operate in a highly competitive market, as such the quality of talent is of paramount importance to us.  We recognised that we needed a partner who could demonstrate thought leadership and build a new, energetic and best practice recruitment model, Cogito were the obvious choice.  We are delighted to have worked with a partner who puts our needs first and who have helped to transform our recruitment into something we can be proud of.”  

Ailsa Firth, HR Director – Arval

 

“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 methods and suppliers.

As a partner they have 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 recruitment agency and headhunt spend, and increasing the overall capability of the people in our organisation to achieve our strategy.

Marc and his team have been great support at all levels of our organisation and I look forward to continue to work with them as a key partner.” 

Tony Taylor CEO, British Ceramic Tile

 

“In engaging Cogito on a series of mapping and research programmes we have been able to make significant steps in our direct sourcing strategy.  Our recruitment team have become empowered through the external candidate data and competitor insight delivered by Cogito, which has enabled us to directly engage with candidates who would not usually be aware of our vacancies.

This increased access to candidates with increased knowledge of the market across multiple disciplines has helped us to increased direct sourcing performance and reduce cost per hire.  We consider Cogito to be a key strategic partner and look forward to benefiting further from their consultative approach and insightful solutions.”

Richard Frost, Head of Talent & Development, Natures Way Foods

 

“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.”

Kim Randers, VP HR Europe – Fleetcor

 

“As a small, yet ambitious business with big growth plans we identified the need to think more creatively about recruitment.  Of utmost importance was to work with a partner who could find talent which matched our culture and ways of working, along with the ability to promote our relatively unknown employer brand to people with the skills we desired, but that did not create significant levels of spend.

 We engaged Cogito to create talent pipelines for our business; supporting both immediate hiring needs and providing the foundation for us to make future hires without additional costs.  The quality of candidates and level of market insight which enabled us to develop an effective proposition has led to immediate success, cost savings and the platform to recruit the right people for our business.”

Andrew Brown, Director – Bennison Brown

 

“We worked with Cogito on an end-to-end review of our recruitment activity – the approach they took was first class, I received extremely positive feedback from senior stakeholders and my recruitment team on their professionalism an engagement through this process and the insight they provided from both the qualitative and quantitative analysis has given me a clear roadmap of activity ensure our team adds real value to the business and offer a great candidate experience”

Head of Talent – Financial Services

 

“Cogito’s research enabled us to adapt new ways of promoting our employer brand to prospective employees with full recognition of how our competitors were conducting their recruitment. These have enabled us to make positive changes to our recruitment model and tactics which have resulted in improvements within the first six months”

Head of HR – Logistics organisation

 

“The depth and quality of insight provided by Cogito to assist our search for a Pensions Director 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 – Retail

 

Case Study: Talent Mapping to support a Business Start Up

Case Study: Talent Mapping to support a Business Start Up

 

The Problem

Bennison Brown was formed in 2016 to address concerns that people have about the cost of financial advice, not knowing where they can receive trusted impartial advice to plan their financial future.  Key to their ethos of being a business where trust, integrity and value are at the heart of what they do are their staff, specifically Mortgage Advisers.  As a start-up with a desire to engage experienced talent from more prominent employers they knew they needed to think differently.

 

What We Did

Cogito was engaged to conduct a talent mapping project, focusing upon London-based Mortgage professionals at leading UK banks.  Key to our research was gaining an understanding of career ambitions and the type of businesses Mortgage Advisers wanted to work within, along with propensity to move, interest in Bennison Brown and remuneration expectations.

Whilst live vacancies existed, Bennison Brown wanted the added value of a future talent pipeline to avoid agency fees and the platform to engage with talent for the long term.  In addition the insights gained from conversations with over 160 individuals enabled the Directors to shape an effective employment proposition.

A Shortlist of immediately available candidates were submitted for consideration along with a larger pipeline of individuals to be approached for future vacancies.

Following first stage interviews, Cogito administered Psychometric and Ability testing to provide Bennison Brown with greater insight into the candidates.

 

The Outcome

Bennison Brown successfully hired for their open positions, presenting an immediate cost saving versus Recruitment Agency costs, as well benefiting from potential future recruits with an interest in working for Bennison Brown when they make their next career move.

 

As a small, yet ambitious business with big growth plans we identified the need to think more creatively about recruitment.  Of utmost importance was to work with a partner who could find talent which matched our culture and ways of working, along with the ability to promote our relatively unknown employer brand to people with the skills we desired, but that did not create significant levels of spend. 

We engaged Cogito to create talent pipelines for our business;  supporting both immediate hiring needs and providing the foundation for us to make future hires without additional costs.  The quality of candidates and level of market insight which enabled us to develop an effective proposition has led to immediate success, cost savings and the platform to recruit the right people for our business.” 

Andrew Brown, Director

 

To find out how your organisation can benefit from Talent Mapping and understand what good looks like, call Cogito on 01179200125 or email connect@cogitotalent.com

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iThink HR Seminar 2018 – Gender Pay: Stat Reporting or A Call to Action


On the 25th April 2018, he iThink HR Seminar series hosted by Cogito returned to Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol with a focus upon Gender Pay, asking if this was just stat reporting or a call to action.

Chaired by our Managing Director, Marc Drew, our expert speakers and HR delegates from across the West of England explored how businesses could seek to use the spotlight of gender pay to ignite change in organisations.

The Speakers:

Sandy Vossos – Employer Brand, Marketing & Communications expert

 What could you be doing to address your pay gap?  

Sandy has worked agency-side in the field of employer branding, marketing and communications for over twenty years. Most recently, she held a board level position at ThirtyThree, one of the world’s largest agencies in this sector, and worked with a number of leading national and international brands.  She is now working as a consultant helping organisations manage their brands when communicating with existing and potential employees. Her focus is in ensuring alignment of all brand messaging across the whole customer, candidate and employee experience – so businesses are able to attract and engage the talent they need to perform at their best.

 

Jane Ginnever – Founder of Bath based consultancy Shift 

Are you sure you want women at the top of your organisation?

As a former teacher’s pet, Queen’s Guide, military officer and general control freak, Jane’s not your typical corporate rebel.

Having started her career in customer service roles, Jane joined the RAF as a commissioned officer to develop her leadership skills in 1990, and was subsequently in leadership positions within a broad range of organisations for 25 years.  

With experience of financial, facilities and HR management Jane decided to specialise in HR management following her completion of a MBA in 2007. Throughout her career she’s been focused on change: identifying changing customer and business needs, developing change strategies, managing change communication and the implementation of change programmes.

From 2009 to 2015 she led HR functions within 3 different businesses (with between 70-700 employees). In 2015 she founded Shift to focus her energy on developing a culture of engagement and innovation within organisations through the introduction of more agile working practices, including flexible working, self-organising teams, devolved decision-making and performance management initiatives. Through her consultancy work she combines her knowledge of HR practice, experience of line management, change leadership and business effectiveness to help organisations change and with a view to changing the world of work.  

An authoritative voice on the future of work and a regular speaker on matters relating to people and organisations, Jane is a qualified member of CIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and collaborates widely on positive change projects in the UK.

 

Gareth Edwards – Partner at Veale Wasbrough Vizards 

Gareth will look at how gender pay gap reporting sits within the wider diversity agenda and what can be done at senior team level to influence change and best practice in the wider workforce.

Gareth is an employment law partner with national law firm VWV and is based in Bristol. He has specialised in advising employers on employment law issues for over 20 years. Over the last 12 months he has worked with a number of employers as they have gathered their gender pay gap data and reported their pay gap. The issue has been firmly on the agenda of many boards but how many board members really understand what is being measured (how many have assumed we are talking about equal pay?) and what can HE leaders do to influence change in their organisations?

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Case Study: Executive Talent Mapping

Case Study: Executive Talent Mapping

Insight to support leadership hiring

The Problem

British Ceramic Tile is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of ceramic tiles, the business set ambitious growth plans and required the leadership structure and talent to develop the strategy.  As well as a desire for strong candidates, the CEO identified a need for greater market insight to shape their thinking and engaged Cogito to conduct Executive Talent Mapping.

 

What We Did

Our research commenced with a study of organisational structures of similar sized organisations and those organisations who had achieved similar growth.  With particular insight into the roles, responsibilities, experience and career trends from CEO to Heads of in those businesses.

From our insight British Ceramic Tile were able to determine the best structure for their organisation and the specific skills and experience they would require in two key positions; Operations Director and Commercial Director.

We helped develop the role proposition, pre-requisites and package and commenced a market mapping programme to identify suitable talent in relevant organisations and sectors.  Our insight ensured that we were approaching individuals who matched the skills, experience and stage of career required.

 

The Outcome

British Ceramic Tile successfully hired for both positions with candidates who not only came from target sectors, but who also displayed the right behaviours and career drivers to fit into their dynamic and ambitious business.

The overall project was delivered for less cost than their historic headhunt provider and the broader organisational insight is helping to shape future talent strategies.

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 methods and suppliers.

As a partner they have 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 recruitment agency and headhunt spend, and increasing the overall capability of the people in our organisation to achieve our strategy.

Marc and his team have been great support at all levels of our organisation and I look forward to continue to work with them as a key partner.” Tony Taylor CEO

 

 

To find out how your organisation can benefit from Executive Talent Mapping and understand what good looks like, call Cogito on 01179200125 or email connect@cogitotalent.com

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About us

We put people intelligence at the heart of your business strategy

We believe that every company has the potential to recruit and retain the most talented people. Cogito exists to empower our customers to take greater ownership of people strategies which are aligned to business goals, retain the best and increase their return on investment.

Our extensive people leadership experience is combined with research and data analytical tools enabling organisations to:

  • increase candidate quality
  • reduce recruitment costs
  • reduce unwanted attrition
  • gain control of employer brand
  • develop a positive culture

We want to work with customers who want to make a real and long term change to their business through its people, businesses with a desire to create talent strategies which enhance the long term sustainability of the organisation.

We make this a reality by working as a partner with our customers; developing a deep understanding of their culture, capabilities, goals and vision and providing consultative advice underpinned by fact based intelligence which ensures that people strategies are directly linked to business success.

Challenge the norm and work for us


Marc Drew
Managing Director

 

Marc has led recruitment solutions to some of the worlds largest and most renowned employers, evolving services to do more than purely provide people for over 13 years, from talent mapping to strategic transformation.

In managing recruitment operations, onsite teams and RPO models within the Engineering, Technology, Space, Commercial and Aviation sectors, Marc has consistently adapted strategies to overcome challenging hiring landscapes; focusing on the engagement of niche talent with global hiring strategies.

In leading Cogito, Marc is able to add value in a different way to the traditional consultancy engagement, fulfilling his overriding desire to put the customer first and bringing his experience to the fore.

Marc and his team work closely with clients to solve the problem and empower companies to identify, engage with and nurture the best talent relationships.

To contact Marc call 07966465529 or email marcdrew@cogitotalent.com

 

James Hammond | Cogito Talent | Head of Insight | Recruitment | Talent Mapping

James Hammond
Head of Insight

 

James is a highly experienced data analyst building a career in identifying key trends for HR and Recruitment functions.

He applies analytical excellence to our projects, leading the data review and research activities which support talent mapping, recruitment research and recruitment audits. He has enabled organisations to understand causes for under performance, the future impact of existing practices and highlight how to reduce the financial impact of poor recruitment. His ability to help recruitment teams to consider the external impacts of social, economic, legislative and political factors has also played a key role in the ways in which companies are able to implement staff retention and territorial growth strategies.

To contact James call 07490497496 or email jameshammond@cogitotalent.com