Set your company up for a promising future: put plans in place that mean you find the right talent again and again.
What is talent acquisition?
Talent acquisition focuses on developing a long-term strategy to find the right leaders and executives for your company. We take the time to understand the strategic aims of your business, providing a flexible and dynamic approach to finding candidates.
Talent acquisition helps you to find the perfect candidates for positions that require a very specific skill set, while not forgetting the importance of cultural fit. We understand the value of strong working relationships, which is why our strategy will evolve with your team. Our talent acquisition process helps to make your company an attractive place, where quality talent can thrive.
What are the benefits of talent acquisition?
You simply cannot overestimate the importance of sound leadership at the helm of your business.
That’s why talent acquisition is so vital: it makes sure you have leaders ready to step up when they’re required. These leaders will make the most important decisions as well as influencing people at every level of your organisation.
Not only will your future leaders guide your business towards greater success, but the talent acquisition strategy itself will have numerous benefits:
- Greater employee confidence in company direction
- Saves time and money by reducing risk of unsuccessful appointments
- Get ahead of rivals by acquiring the best industry talent
- Reinforced company culture
- Enhanced diversity and inclusion
All in all, well-handled talent acquisition sets your company up for a more certain, prosperous future.
How does our talent acquisition process work?
Understanding your business
Before we do anything else, we listen. We want to hear about your circumstances and your requirements. Then we can determine if your existing talent pool can help you fill any vacancies, or if you need to look outside of the business.
You’ll know where the vacancies are within your business. But you might not have such a good handle on potential skills or knowledge gaps. By designing a role carefully, we can help you get the people your evolving organisation needs.
Outlining the ‘ideal candidate’
Working closely with you, we’ll put together a profile for the perfect candidate. This isn’t intended to be a benchmark, but it helps us to identify the skills and personality traits to look for.
Attracting top candidates
We use our extensive network of contacts and best-in-class software to discover candidates who can flourish in your business – and help it flourish.
Detailed reference checks
Once you’ve interviewed candidates and made one of them an offer of employment, we carry out extensive reference checks, making sure you have the full picture of the person behind the CV.
Once you’ve found the right person and offered them a role, you want to be certain they’ll have a smooth transition into that role. That’s where our bespoke onboarding services come in.
What type of talent acquisition services do we offer?
At agp, we specialise in the following sectors:
- Retail Executive Search
- Luxury Executive Search
- Hospitality & Leisure Executive Search
- Consumer Goods Executive Search
- Travel Executive Search
Why choose agp for your talent acquisition needs?
You’ll benefit greatly from our years of experience in executive search. Over that time, we’ve built up a detailed knowledge of what businesses need from leaders – and a huge network of contacts. So, when it comes to finding top talent for your company, you can rely on us.
We have high standards and a tireless work ethic. That means we won’t stop until we’ve found exactly the right fit for your company. Market research, competitor analysis, in-depth reference checks, talent pipeline analysis, psychometric testing…we apply all our expertise to your strategy.
You’ll get a completely bespoke service when you come to us for talent acquisition. Our consultants will really get to know your business and devise a talent acquisition strategy to help you succeed.
Talent acquisition takes a holistic view of your organisation’s talent needs, matching them with longer term business objectives. It involves thinking ahead and thinking strategically, which is the basis for any successful business.
Executive search means that you’re looking to recruit someone to your team within (usually) a short time frame to fulfil a specific need or requirement, and in order to fill a vacancy.
Talent acquisition, on the other hand, is the process of strategically looking for specialists, leaders, future executives, or other qualified professionals – for a specific position you anticipate needing to fill in the future. This could be part of your broader succession planning or for a specific project such as a new product launch.
The pricing of our talent acquisition services varies according to your long-term business goals. Please get in touch today to discuss pricing and how your business can benefit from this service.
Companies of all sizes and in all sectors can benefit from talent acquisition – because every company thrives when they have the best people. Since talent acquisition is focused on the future of your business, if you anticipate a period of growth, it’s particularly important that you consider a detailed talent acquisition strategy.
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
Tony is my go to search consultant for executive leaders.
His deep knowledge and understanding of the retail market combined with his extensive network enables him to put forward exceptional candidates.
I also find that he listens and asks great questions to truly understand what is needed for each role and for the organisation.
I have recruited some of my very best leaders through him.
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
Tony invests time in both his clients and his candidates even when there is nothing specific to discuss. This is what makes him a great search specialist: he is approachable, engaging, warm and incredibly well-networked.
I’m a huge advocate of Tony and recommend him very strongly. Our relationship spans 10 years, which is testament to his personable way, his expansive network and his proactive approach to executive search.
Tony gives excellent advice, considers all angles and prepares candidates for success through precision planning. From my experience, Tony is the go-to expert in his field and is always my first point of contact!
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agp recruits a wide range of permanent and interim C-suite roles for leading employers spanning the Retail, Luxury, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Sectors.