The Edbury Daley Talent Identification Programme

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Our Talent Identification Programme is designed to support organisations who are serious about identifying the best available talent in a defined sector of the market through the creation of a Talent Pipeline.

In contrast to most recruitment services it is not a short term solution to a particular vacancy, but a long term strategic planning tool to help functional leaders make informed hiring decisions and ultimately recruit the very best possible people for key roles in their teams.

What is a Talent Pipeline?

At Edbury Daley we define a Talent Pipeline as follows:

A detailed report on the availability of candidates with a specific skill set in a given industry, location or other defined set of criteria.  It features a pipeline of highly talented professionals, both active and passive job seekers, whom we are in regular contact with for the purposes of assessing and priming them for future opportunities with our client.

Reasons To Build A Talent Pipeline

By proactively developing a pipeline of talent, you will:

  • Identify the right talent early.  If you’re waiting until you need a hire to start looking for candidates, you’re too late.
  • Reduce your time to hire and recruitment costs. Establishing an ongoing dialogue with candidates gives you the option to accelerate the discussion when the time is right.
  • Gain an insight into your competitors talent and potentially gain competitive advantage by hiring their best people.
  • Prevent superstar candidates from slipping away. When the time to hire arrives, you’re already in the mind of your chosen candidate, reducing the risk of a salary war against the competition.
  • Minimize the business disruption caused by vacancies, especially unexpected ones, making you a better partner to the business.
  • Strengthen your company employment brand, as well as awareness that you’re hiring the best available talent.

Creating An Effective Talent Pipeline

The Key Stages

  1. Planning
  2. Talent Mapping
  3. Candidate Engagement
  4. Pipeline Maintenance
  5. From Talent Pipeline To Employee

Many recruiters, and hiring managers underestimate the time and resources required to develop candidate pipelines. Identifying, contacting, and maintaining relationships with quality professionals is a time consuming process requiring detailed knowledge of the relevant market and a clear communication strategy. An effective Talent Pipeline requires strategic planning towards your short, medium and long term recruitment goals. We must start by identifying your pipeline goals.


The Spend Management sector – UK market skills update

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The UK Spend Management sector is enjoying strong market conditions with several key players experiencing significant growth.

In terms of human resource, there are a finite pool of people with experience in a rapidly growing sector.  This equation means there is a shortage of suitable talent that is only going to become more acute as the market continues to grow.

At Edbury Daley we have had a clear focus on the sector for several years now dating back to our first work with an established market leader in 2007.  Our network of contacts spans all the key players in the sector and we know where the best people are.

We also know which people might consider new roles, and which organisations are at risk of losing some of their best people due to market factors like salary increases, under investment in the product etc.

In a marketplace which is characterised by this skills shortage, growing organisations need a recruitment strategy that can help give them competitive advantage.

We strongly believe that our portfolio of services can be a major factor in delivering that competitive advantage to the companies that we work closely with.

We offer several different recruitment services for both interim and full time roles, a bespoke salary benchmarking service for the procurement technology market and an advisory service which focuses on improving talent attraction strategies.

If your business needs to address how they hire the best available people, we have the experience and market knowledge to make a difference.

Here are some examples of the appointments we’ve made so far this year in competitive market conditions:

Senior Sales Manager  – e-marketplace & analytics provider

Managing Consultant, Coupa/Ariba implementations – big four Consultancy

Senior ConsultantSAP Implementation– big four Consultancy

Senior Consultant, P2P Transformation  – niche consultancy

Senior Consultant– eSourcing suite provider

If you would like a more in depth view of the market, whether it be for a discussion about recruiting into your team or with regard to your own personal career choices, please contact Andrew Daley on 0161 924 2385.