Intelligent Hiring

Discover, engage and nurture relationships with the perfect talent for your business

In today's competitive recruitment market, finding and attracting the very best talent is perhaps the biggest key to commercial success.

Our Talent Research solutions help you find the people you need, both now and for the future, wherever they may be and importantly, alongside the facts-and-figures, the deep insights we offer enable you to directly engage with this talent in the most effective way to enhance your employment proposition, reduce advertising spend and recruitment agency use.

Knowing precisely where your desired talent is, their remuneration, their career aspirations and what will attract them to your organisation, is a powerful commercial advantage over your less well-informed competitors.    

Our ability to identify and connect with talent helps our customers to hire the best candidates for their business from Executives to Operational roles.  On average our solution is 50% less spend than engaging candidates through a recruitment agency or headhunter, plus our customers own the data which means no more placement fees in the future.

So how can we help you?  



For senior and executive hires, we provide you with deeper insight into the candidate market than you get through a traditional headhunter approach.  We engage with individuals who match your person and role specification, discovering if they want to work for you, and if they don't why.  We then assess them against role competencies and provide you with a shortlist of interested candidates, along with demographic, competitor, organisational and reward insights to support benchmarking and development of the role proposition.  You own all of the candidate data, which means no placement fees!  


Talent Pipelines

For multiple orproject based hiring, our deep-dive research and ability to assess technical competence and fit, provides you with the platform to build direct relationships with the best people in the market for immediate recruitment campaigns and longer term talent hiring needs.  Individuals are presented in three key categories: 1) those interested in working for now, 2 ) those interested in working for you in the future and 3) those who have yet to decide.

In our engagement with prospective talent we discover what they think of your brand, what they think of working for you and how you can best attract them in the future.  Using this insight, we then work with you to build effective communication which nurtures relationships and converts them into direct hires without placement fees.


People Analytics and Insights

Offering a broader outlook, our People Analytics Reports provide deep analysis of specific skills markets to highlight external factors and key trends, so that you can create fact-based people strategies which enables you to improve recruitment quality, increase retention and gain increased return upon recruitment spend.

We help you to understand external hiring demand, career pathways, tenure trends, motivators and geographical spread of talent, which gives you a clear commercial advantage over just-in-time recruitment.

 Here's what our customers say...

"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 - Natures Way Foods


“The consultative approach and ability to gather and analyse 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 model.”

Kim Randers, VP HR Europe - Fleetcor


“Operating in a highly competitive market and as a business placing high emphasis on employing individuals against our values, it is vital that we work with a partner who understands our organisation and our future.  Cogito completely get it; their research solutions have enabled us to engage with people we would not normally attract. As a partner they have offered consultative advice to help us shape propositions to ensure that we are able to achieve our goals.” 

Tony Taylor, CEO - British Ceramic Tile


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