Non-executive recruitment has never been more business critical. It’s no overstatement to say that successful candidates will be setting the strategic direction and ethos of important organisations. We know it’s vital to get it right.
With extensive experience in governance across the public service sector, an advanced understanding of the role of boards, and of setting and evaluating strategic frameworks, we are well placed to develop a persuasive recruitment proposition.
We begin by ensuring we have the clearest possible understanding of your organisational purpose, strategy and values, as well as its future challenges. This confidential, positive and open conversation establishes a strong mutual relationship between consultant and client.
Campbell Tickell’s established reputation for incisive analysis and cross-sector insight also contributes significantly to our success in identifying the very best candidates, and securing their trust and commitment to the process. We are looking not only for professional excellence, but additional aspects of character and vision that aren’t always expressed in a career history. And we are profoundly committed to playing a positive part in increasing the diversity of non-executives, harnessing collective talent and insight from the whole breadth of society.
A timely session and a reminder that we need to think beyond the pandemic. it will not be the habitual way of working.
The CT People & Culture Masterclass was a really useful session. The speakers were varied and interesting and it was great to hear some of the thoughts and intentions behind the development of the new 2020 code. Each panellist provided different perspectives and there was opportunity to discuss different ideas about culture; how it is developed and of particular interest, thoughts and practical ideas of how it might be measured. I would definitely recommend attendance for both Board and Exec leads.
Fascinating and challenging discussion which will help us all consider how best to make time for authentic discussions around people and culture, at Board and senior manager level.
The CT Masterclasses are very useful, focused sessions on really relevant topics. Expert input from speakers and excellent discussion with peers.
If you want insight to the new NHF code expectations in bite size chunks, look no further than the CT masterclass sessions. A well organised, well attended and interactive session on People & Culture ensured attendees had the opportunity to join in an interesting and thought provoking discussion, and gave pointers for starting the ‘compliance’ conversation back in the organisation. Would recommend for Board Members, Executives and Company Secretaries a like.
Our board is made up of highly experienced members; working with Campbell Tickell using the We. Scan psychometric test gave us an innovative way of looking at the talent we collectively possess. It gave us new insights into what drives our behaviours, and enabled a meaningful conversation on how we get the best from our diverse members. This board development work with Campbell Tickell has given us a strong platform to understand how we can work better as a team and how we will go from achieving good to great governance as a board.
Your knowledge of the sector and of the potential candidates experience, made finding excellent people for the shortlist very easy.
Campbell Tickell approached our recruitment project with a clear understanding of our requirements and were responsive in devising a successful recruitment programme to suit our needs.
Campbell Tickell understood immediately what we were looking for in the recruitment of a Managing Director and were able to source suitable candidates. They were also able to work within the budgets we had available and were flexible during a challenging time (lockdown).
In the midst of the pandemic, the project delivered by Campbell Tickell was innovative, professional and timely. The project was managed extremely well and gave us the confidence to progress when the easy option would have been to delay.
I thought I should just drop you a line to say how successful the recent recruitment process has been.
We have now appointed two NEDs as a result of this recruitment and they are already making a significant and valuable contribution to Board and other discussions across a wide range of issues.
PA has deployed the specialist services provided by Campbell Tickell in a range of business areas. Their experts have enabled us to enhance our activities in a faster, professional and cost-effective manner to complement the work performed by my colleagues. I would have no hesitation in recommending Campbell Tickell to other organisations.
What we discovered was that there was no such thing as too much communication. It was communication, communication, communication.
In that regard, the WhatsApp Group Campbell Tickell set up was really, really useful. It gave chief execs a safe space to offload, to ask questions, to check what other people were doing, to sense-check, to check stuff. It was really helpful, and I’d like to carry that sort of forum forward.
I think actually it accelerated decision-making in the sector and helped us make better decisions more quickly.
SPEAR engaged Campbell Tickell to lead on the recruitment of a new Chief Executive recently. From the start CT showed a clear understanding of what Trustees and the charity needed from a new CE and they carried out a professional and wide ranging search to attract a strong field of candidates. CT supported SPEAR throughout with clear guidance, analysis and assistance through responsive and prompt action and ensured the best possible outcome for the charity. We now look forward to our new CE arriving in May.
Excellent engagement and high quality challenge, providing great insights as well as a very useful and thorough review of the fundamentals. A real value adding service as well as being good Value For Money.
CT were easy to work with. The process was good and we had a good range of candidates.
Extremely accessible team who provide a high support high challenge approach to their work. Extremely knowledgeable about their field of work inspiring confidence with their recommendations
I would like to thank Campbell Tickell for their help and support during the recruitment of a new Chief Executive. From the initial reply, to our tender invitation, it was clear that CT’s attention to detail; searching out our needs and the support to the senior members of the board to refine their thinking; made all the difference to the final outcome. The innovative approach employed to involve the full board has been commented on and the final agreement by them made the selection of the best candidate a relatively simple matter. The list of potential applicants was wide and varied and gave us the opportunity to test the market and line up a new CEO to fit our needs in the next stage of our development. It was gratifying to note that the panels of Trustees and CT’s own interviews brought out the same results. This gave the board a measure of confidence added to their own thoughts in the final analysis. The whole process was designed to involve as many of the board as wished to take part, with the final selection of the last 3 being attended by the full board. This gave the necessary buy-in by the board and was handled in an innovative way with presentations from the candidates. I would have no problem in recommending Campbell Tickell for recruitment or other work in our space, you seem to have a great and detailed understanding of the needs of our sector.
Our Tenants Panel review project was managed sensitively and effectively by Irene Banon. With Irene’s help our Tenants Panel has a clear direction for the future, supported by a workable framework for implementing the changes. I would highly recommend to others.
Thank you so much to Greg and team for an outstanding job in helping us recruit our new Chairman. Your help with what was a thorough process and in supporting our final selection was invaluable. All candidates spoke very highly of the whole process and the calibre of candidates was exceptional. We could have appointed any one of the last three candidates, which is testament to the great job by you and your team. All together a rigorous process and appointment. Michael, our CEO, and the Board are delighted with the outcome.