Intelligence fuels everything, it provides insight, and facilitates great connections. It’s what provides value, and attracts the best talent. Recruitment without intelligence is costly, pointless and downright frustrating for all involved.

The Talent Acumen team based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, works with with some of the UK’s best known organisations in relation to key talent and associated market insight on an international basis. Yes we get around, and with our combined experience of over 40 years in talent search, talent insight, talent pipelining and senior level recruitment, you won’t be surprised to hear that we have more than a few priceless nuggets to share with our clients on how to really get the best individuals in place.  So, whether it’s intelligent candidate search, organisational design, a remuneration or location survey or something else get in touch to find out more about how we can help.

Talent research is the true alternative to traditional head-hunters and recruitment firms – and we ensure clients that we engage THE best people in the marketplace.

Get in touch …

We’d love to hear from you…

0113 3450870

Our values…

Our key areas of expertise…

Talent Search

Our consultants are all experienced, head-hunters and recruiters with a comprehensive understanding of recruitment at all levels.


Talent Pipelining

Our flexible talent pipeline service offers you the ability to get a picture of who the talent is, without needing to make a placement straightaway.


Talent Insight

Our consultants are all experienced, head-hunters and recruiters with a comprehensive understanding of recruitment at all levels.

Why us …

Apart from the fact that we beat search fees by at least 50%, do you mean?…


Succession Planning

We’re a trusted and valued resource when it comes to talent pipelining. We provide pre-qualified candidates for immediate, mid or long term requirements, protecting you from organisational risk, as well as enabling future strategic succession planning and/or expansion.


Talent Identification

We regularly help clients discover the undiscoverables, tapping into future stars, – you’ll be excited by who we can bring to the party.


Market Insight

We’re committed to providing you with the intelligence you need to support business growth and recruitment decisions. Our services include organisational mapping, salary & reward surveys, perception audits and location insight. We are your eyes and ears, and are as passionate about growth as you are.

We offer recruitment and insight experience across multiple industry sectors (including healthcare, pharmaceutical, finance services, retail, FMCG, engineering and professional services), multiple functions (typically senior management roles to C-Level) and multiple geographies (extensive expertise in APAC, Middle East and North America as well as UK & Europe).

Why else are we worth a coffee?

  • Our proven recruitment & insight processes work, and it doesn’t cost the earth
  • We know what’s annoying – and we don’t do it. No mailshot spamming. No tired CVs
  • You get direct access to our Directors and their hugely valuable talent search, pipelining and insight knowledge
  • We will adapt our service to suit your budget and your internal resources – we want to work with your
    team, not against them
  • You can make multiple hires from the one project fee
  • We will always go above and beyond in times when things don’t go to plan – we are realists, committed to results
  • We work as an alliance not a supplier. We are constantly in touch, communicating with weekly reporting and collaborating on moving forwards – we don’t keep you in the dark, we keep you in the know.
  • We love reporting, and transparency. We have nothing to hide – we have an approach to shout about
  • With us comes a Yorkshire honesty that cuts through the noise. “There’s nowt as funny as folk” and we ensure that you are in the picture 100% to interpret, digest and act upon our insights.
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