Colin Barnett

I work with clients who have a specific challenge, need or new project requirement right across the candidate lifecycle. Or even if they initially need a quick chat, some top-level advice and market context. There isn’t a typical client; it can be an owner-managed business, SME or larger organisation. Different sized businesses have different in-house expertise and consequently require differing scales and scope of support.

This support can be pre- and post-hire; from employer brand profile and attraction, through the candidate experience and selection process, to hiring decision, onboarding and the vital first 100 days. I strongly believe in ‘falling in love with the problem’ first and know how to ask the right questions to facilitate this. Often the challenge is linked to many factors and prompts the need to look at the entire recruitment and talent strategy. This experience comes from hundreds of client interactions over 30+ years and across all sectors.

I provide expert advice, market context and can scope solutions covering all key areas including media planning & buying, copywriting, employer brand development, creative services, assessment and selection, recruitment technology and social media.

Q. What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?

A. Skiing the Vallée Blanche; 18 kms of world-famous off-piste. Starting at nearly 3,800 metres on the slopes of Mont Blanc, it drops down to the town of Chamonix past crevasses and seracs and through deep powder snow.

Q. Who or what makes you laugh?

A. Micky Flanagan. Just search for ‘it tastes the same and it costs less’.