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 Drew | Cogito Talent | Managing Director | Recruitment | Talent Mapping

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

 


Mark Muscroft
Director

Mark Muscroft | Cogito Talent | Director | Recruitment | Talent Mapping

Mark has built a career in resourcing spanning almost two decades delivering consultancy support across a broad spectrum of HR services.

With a highly experienced background encompassing senior search, recruitment advertising, EVP & brand and ATS systems, Mark has worked with some of the UK's leading organisations helping them hire key senior leaders, train in-house recruitment teams and develop innovative approaches to building and utilising talent pipelines.

Mark's logical and consultative approach helps clients better control their resourcing and talent functions to deliver higher quality outcomes.

To contact Mark call 07791 836157 or email markmuscroft@cogitotalent.com

 

 

 


James Hammond
Head of Insight

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

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


 

  

Case Study: Direct Sourcing Excellence

Case Study: Direct Sourcing Excellence for Arval

The Problem
After over 10 years of utilising a recruitment outsourced provider which delivered inconsistent quality of candidate and a lack of return upon investment, our customer, Arval a global financial services organisation engage Cogito to implement a Direct Sourcing Programme to realise their desire to take greater ownership of recruitment spend and employer brand.

What We Did
We delivered a modular change programme to create a direct sourcing model which focused upon quality of candidate, hiring manager experience and cost reduction. Commencing with an audit of the RPO provider performance, our consultants created a transition plan – led by Cogito – which ensured continuity of service and exited the incumbent. In collaboration with Arval stakeholders  we hired a recruitment manager to lead the recruitment activities for the client onsite and under their instruction.

The Outcome
The recruitment model transition successfully – on time and without any disruption to service. Direct hiring has increased and overall recruitment spend significantly reduced. The transformation programme has achieved its time and performance targets including the provision of candidate brand perception and talent mapping projects to support long term strategic goal setting.

"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

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If you would like us to contact you about how Recruitment Research, Talent Mapping or any of our services could improve your recruitment performance and increase your return on investment please get in touch

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Cogito Talent Limited
53 Queen Charlotte Street
Bristol
BS1 4HQ
United Kingdom

0117 456 3390

connect@cogitotalent.com

About us

We put recruitment intelligence at the heart of your business strategy

We believe that every company has the potential to recruit the most talented candidates without the use of recruitment agencies. Cogito exists to empower our customers to take greater ownership of recruitment and increase their return on investment.

Our extensive recruitment leadership experience is combined with research and data analytical tools enabling in-house recruit teams to:

  • increase candidate quality
  • reduce recruitment costs
  • reduce their reliance upon third parties
  • gain control of employer brand
  • enhance candidate experience

We want to work with customers who want to make a real and long term change to the ‘who’ and ‘how’ they recruit, 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 the best talent is recruited through direct recruitment activity.

Challenge the recruitment norm and work for us


Marc Drew
Managing Director

Marc Drew | Cogito Talent | Managing Director | Recruitment | Talent Mapping

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

 


Mark Muscroft
Director

 

Mark Muscroft | Cogito Talent | Director | Recruitment | Talent Mapping

Mark has built a career in resourcing spanning almost two decades delivering consultancy support across a broad spectrum of HR services.

With a highly experienced background encompassing senior search, recruitment advertising, EVP & brand and ATS systems, Mark has worked with some of the UK’s leading organisations helping them hire key senior leaders, train in-house recruitment teams and develop innovative approaches to building and utilising talent pipelines.

Mark’s logical and consultative approach helps clients better control their resourcing and talent functions to deliver higher quality outcomes.

To contact Mark call 07791 836157 or email markmuscroft@cogitotalent.com

 


James Hammond
Head of Insight

 

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

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


 

 

 

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