Trinity Scott: A Careers Service Exclusively for Executive Search Researchers
Like with all new, great business ideas, it seems too obvious. Are you sure this didn’t exist already? ‘A careers services for executive search researchers’? Surely, somebody has done that before?
According to Martin Gooden of Trinity Scott, “Not as far as we are aware. There have been various search to search and recruitment to recruitment firms catering for researchers to varying degrees. The complaint we hear most often is that they are very transactional focused, simply wanting to place the researcher in a new role, whatever the role. This is understandable given that these are usually recruitment companies specialising in consultants more than researchers, and the focus is often on the fee rather than the candidate themselves.”
So as to distinguish Trinity Scott’s approach from this transactional outlook, Mr Gooden completely zooms in on the career first, the job second. To this end he has assembled an Advisory Panel of experienced researchers with over 80 years of experience between them.
Mr Gooden added: “Unlike a search to search or recruitment to recruitment firm, our business is about offering careers advice to executive search researchers, helping them with what’s best for them. Consequently we become a trusted careers advisory partner, hopefully for life, offering careers advice first and employment options second. We help individuals maximise their career potential, whether that’s with their current employer or with a new one.”
Trinity Scott does not charge researchers for the careers advice that it offers, nor does it have any plans to do so in the future: “In a sense, our advisors’ time is subsidised by the search firms and corporates who end up hiring some of our researchers. In this instance, we charge a % of the first year’s salary in the same way that a search firm does.”
Jason Turner recently benefited from Trinity Scott’s careers consultancy: “They showed a genuine interest in understanding my career goals and cultural fit; something which will no doubt benefit both their researchers and the search firms that use them.’
search-consult is published by Dillistone Systems, supplier of FileFinder Executive Search software. Dillistone Systems is part of Dillistone Group Plc, as are Voyager Recruitment Software, FCP Internet, supplier of the Evolve Recruitment Software SaaS system and ISV Software, provider of online pre-employment skills testing and training tools.