and recruit more of
the right people
Search & Intelligence
Armstrong Craven helps organisations attract global talent by providing
Executive Search and Intelligence services that use the power of information
to deliver business advantage. Our Executive Search services enable clients to
identify, select and secure the best talent for senior management, professional
and technical roles. Meanwhile, Intelligence services give them better understanding
of their markets, allowing them to refine their strategic talent planning and
make better-informed decisions.
Whether we are helping you identify and recruit a new leadership team or
benchmark your competition, we believe in delivering exactly what we promise.
Attention to detail, outstanding research credentials, unrivalled market knowledge
and our sheer enthusiasm for doing a great job have made us a leader in our
field.That’s why Armstrong Craven is the intelligent choice.
At Armstrong Craven, we know the best-fit candidate is not always immediately
visible or currently on the market.That’s why we don’t restrict ourselves to
looking in the obvious places. Our background in research gives us a huge
advantage, enabling us to locate and engage individuals who might otherwise
never have been considered.
We are passionate about finding those candidates who are most appropriately
experienced for the role and suited to the culture and expectations of the
hiring organisation.What’s more, we won’t limit our search to one industry
sector or a particular geographical area. Our clients expect no less, because
when you’re hiring key talent, only the best will do.
An intelligent approach Added-value information
Our approach, based on proven research The research-based approach to Executive Search
methodologies, ensures that individuals are gathers a wealth of market and candidate
properly benchmarked against the market, information. Once the search is concluded, this
delivering the highest quality shortlists – quickly information is shared with you, providing a rich
and at considerable cost savings compared to seam of intelligence beyond the point of hire
traditional search methods. and significantly reducing the cost of additional
searches or multiple placements from a readily
We won’t dictate a rigid process either.The total available talent pool.
flexibility of our intelligence-gathering allows
clients to determine the level of support they
need.We can handle the entire process, including Complimentary solutions
full candidate testing and assessment services, Armstrong Craven is part of Work Group, which
or work seamlessly alongside your internal team provides a full range of support for employer
to get the job done. brand communications, internal communications
and recruitment process outsourcing. Working
with Armstrong Craven allows you to support
A team you can trust all your recruitment and retention needs, helping
Our researchers have extensive experience across you find and keep the people you need for
market sectors, internationally and across functions long-term business success.
– from board-level to niche and technical specialist
roles.When sensitive information is hard to obtain
or people are difficult to reach, they will go the
extra mile to get the best outcome for the client.
Our track record for delivering high quality is
outstanding, because our people are not just
first-class, but committed to results.
Genuinely-talented people are always in demand. Armstrong Craven provides
Intelligence services that make it easier to find and attract the right people for
your business, as well as providing context for a wide range of human resources
decisions.Whether you intend to hire now or in future, understanding the market
and available talent keeps you one step ahead of the competition in the race to
secure the star performers.
Our deep expertise in talent-related Intelligence allows us to identify and connect
with sources of information and potential candidates far more effectively, even
when seeking rare, elusive or premium talent.
Benchmarking business Understand
Our proven methodologies can equally be applied Many organisations struggle to recruit the right
to market and people intelligence projects that people. More often than not, this is because they
help solve key questions for business managers. are inadequately informed about the talent market.
Revealing what best practice looks like in a Or, it may be due to misperceptions on the part
particular industry, performing due diligence, of potential candidates. Engaging with individuals
benchmarking against competitors, exploring in the talent pool, we develop a clear picture not
diversity – when you need to know how to get only of their location, experience and compensation,
maximum return on talent-related investment, but also of their motivations, aspirations and
Armstrong Craven can provide insights that are requirements. As an employer, this intelligence
unavailable elsewhere. gives you valuable insight into why really strong
candidates might want to join your organisation
and how to go about attracting them.
The secret of successful search is: knowing where Recruit
to start looking. Armstrong Craven’s team of Now you have a better understanding of the
experts will work with you to fully understand available talent, your recruitment and retention
the skills, experience, personal qualities and strategies will be more effective.You have the
behaviour that are essential for your business to ability to benchmark internal candidates against
succeed.That understanding is used to create a the market.Your recruitment communications
talent map as the basis for confidential networking will strike a chord with the highest calibre
and bespoke research to identify people who fit candidates and Armstrong Craven can assist
your ideal profile. you in securing them while the competition
watches with envy.
Of course, finding and hiring fresh talent are only
the first steps in a long relationship between your
company and a new employee.The next challenge
is motivating and retaining those individuals, making
sure they reach their full potential. We can help
you protect your people investments, advising
on succession planning, employee engagement
and compensation benchmarking.
Building profitable relationships
At Armstrong Craven, we deliver detailed
intelligence about the best talent – including
available and passive candidates –whether local,
national or international. Our transparent approach
makes all the information we gather available to
you, so you can continue to gain value from it
at no extra cost. Many of our clients choose to
use our database as the starting point for a
new talent bank, which becomes a powerful
tool for creating proactive talent management
and recruitment initiatives, with associated cost
savings over time.
We offer completely flexible intelligence services,
allowing clients to define the scope of support
they need. Our highly-skilled researchers are
experts in delivering often complex research
projects, enabling better business decisions
based on facts rather than guesswork.
Why Armstrong Craven?
Armstrong Craven provides more than Our industry leadership is down to
candidates; it provides detailed intelligence our passionate attention to detail and
to produce better resourcing outcomes. commitment to understanding the
Our research-led approach benchmarks client’s needs.
candidates – whether internal or external,
active or passive – against the market,
The flexibility of our pricing and delivery
ensuring the highest quality talent pipelines
models means we can tailor our offerings
to support all or any part of the client’s
Search and Intelligence requirements.
This flexibility facilitates a quicker and
Our experience and scope – sector and
more cost effective service compared to
functional expertise, global reach, delivery
traditional search providers.
track record and ability to obtain sensitive data
– allow us to outperform other providers
in Search and provide unrivalled access to Being part of Work Group allows us to offer
Intelligence about the talent market. comprehensive support for recruitment and
retention, including full candidate assessment,
employer branding, internal communications
We deliver what we promise and more. and recruitment process outsourcing.
Clients own all the data we gather during
an Intelligence or Search project, giving them
ongoing value from the talent pool beyond
the point of hire.
If you would like to know more about the intelligence of Armstrong Craven please call 0161 493 1700
or email email@example.com
Armstrong Craven are part of Work Group plc.