Talent Pipelining

Talent pipelining transforms talent acquisition from a reactive to an agile, proactive process

Helping clients develop their own talent pools: providing ‘on-demand’ candidates for any level, function or geography

We create pipelines of qualified, motivated and high-calibre talent so that vacancies can be filled quickly, seamlessly and cost-effectively.  We help clients develop their own talent pools which provide ‘on-demand’ candidates for any level, function or geography.

We identify and connect with the right talent over the short or long term, so that when the time comes to hire, you have an engaged and relevant pool of candidates to choose from. A typical talent pipeline project spans anything between two and 12 months but is always designed and tailored to your exact needs.

Our consultants invest time and effort in identifying, qualifying and engaging the right people, and building a relationship with them on your behalf. We get to know them, keeping them updated on developments, understanding any barriers or challenges, and growing their understanding of your brand and culture. As a result, you’ll have a pool of interested and applicable candidates to choose from, as and when you need them.

Our expertise extends to building and managing ‘mini’ pipelines over the course of a few weeks or months, as well as complex programmes spanning two years.

We believe in the power of open dialogue. Our interactions with candidates are more than just interviews; they are open career conversations. By building meaningful relationships, we create a talent pipeline that is not only robust but also one that can be revisited and nurtured over time. This approach keeps candidates continually engaged and connected with opportunities.

Every candidate is treated with respect and care. We understand that each interaction is a reflection of your brand, and we take this responsibility seriously.  As your brand ambassadors, we represent your organisation's values and ethos in every interaction.

Case study

Talent pipelining for a Big Four professional services firm

We supported an EMEA systems integration practice within a Big Four professional services firm.

They were scaling up rapidly and planned to onboard an additional 1,000 hires over a two-year period, covering multiple roles from certified solutions architects to sales directors.

In support of this expansion programme, we built and managed a talent pipeline covering 13 EMEA countries. Over 18 months, we identified around 1,400 potential candidates and prequalified them into tiers according to their suitability and calibre.

Most of these candidates were in very high demand, so we used a marketing pack developed in cooperation with the client to position the opportunities in the best possible light. We approached hundreds of candidates over the course of the pipelining programme and judged their suitability and interest. We agreed the format of a candidate phone interview with the client to ensure consistent qualification across all 13 territories and job types.

We subsequently managed the relationship with selected candidates on behalf of the client (often over many months), and organised interviews, feedback and job offers, all the while coordinating with local recruitment teams.