Business Elite Awards 2022

43 | Business Elite 2022 14 | Q2 2022 Mar22408 A Different Kind of Agency Intelligent People is a boutique recruitment agency with over 20 years’ specialist knowledge of the industry, specialising in retained executive search, permanent contingency recruitment, and contract/interim placement. It places experienced and executive level product management, marketing, e-commerce, and commercial leadership candidates within scale-up and enterprise B2B and B2C companies in the UK and internationally. In light of Intelligent People being recognised as Leading Product Management and eCommerce Recruitment Consultancy, 2022 – London, we take a closer look at how it can help clients and candidates. Priding itself on being a different kind of agency, Intelligent People always takes a collaborative and ethical approach to recruitment. Since 2002, it has been genuine in its brand mission – to help clients find expert talent and leaders across product, marketing, and e-commerce, while taking the most exciting career opportunities to its candidate network. It does this by taking the time to understand the needs of its client, and aspirations of its candidates. In doing this, the company is highly successful and has become a trusted recruitment partner to many large and scaling businesses across the world. Its expert consultants and researchers manage recruitment projects from end to end. They are a team made up of experts who listen closely and work ethically, providing support as needed and keeping employee wellbeing as a priority. More often than not, they get it right – placing the right candidate in the right role, leading to lower staff turnover and a greater impact on client businesses. For corporate and scale-up clients, this means advising on employer branding, candidate profiles, salary benchmarking, search strategy, engagement strategy, candidate assessment, selection process, and everything to do with engaging interims. For candidates, it offers advice around career planning, personal development, salary/benefits, benchmarking, resumé formatting, and interview preparation. Intelligent People’s considered, highly consultative approach means it constantly meets candidates and gets to know every single individual – not just their professional capability, but what makes them happy and what makes them tick. This goes hand in hand with listening carefully to its clients’ needs and the kinds of people they want to see thrive in their business. Don’t take our word for it; Intelligent People’s clients speak for themselves. Nick Brown, Chief Product Officer at Pebble said, “Simply put, Intelligent People are my go-to for product hires. I’ve been on both sides (IP have placed me in a new role as well as helped me recruit candidates multiple times, most recently as CPO of a marketplace), and they have always been honest, professional, and considerate balancing the needs of candidates with those of the hiring company. For my recent search - in a very difficult market - they were my first port of call and helped me land the perfect Product Manager for the role, who’s doing a fantastic job. The process was simple and straightforward, the shortlist was exactly what I wanted and the advice along the way, including salary benchmarks, candidate profiling and analysis was invaluable and refreshing in the scrappy world of recruitment. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to hire at any level in product or indeed as a recruiter to work with as a candidate.” Ruth Tapley, Lead Product Manager at Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd said, “A friendly and professional team who really know their market and clients, I’d highly recommend Intelligent People as specialist recruiters for product and product design. They take the time to thoroughly understand a brief, role and requirements, and always put forward a shortlist of highly relevant candidates. Intelligent People are our first stop for product positions, and we’ve successfully recruited a number of both contract and perm roles over the years.” Candidates are delighted with their experience of dealing with the agency, too, having successfully found career opportunities while enjoying the process. Jade Phillips said, “By far one of the best recruitment agencies out there. I’ve worked with Intelligent People twice and on both occasions, they have genuinely focused on helping me to find a role that is right for me. Highly recommend working with them!” Adam Maidment said, “Chris and Doug placed me in an early Web Developer role back in 2007. Since then, I have gone on to build my own agency and now Intelligent People is a client of ours. Chris and Doug are the same honest, personable and down to earth guys as they were over a decade ago and their team is based on the same values. I can’t recommend Intelligent People enough.” Ultimately, Intelligent People’s clients and candidates can’t say enough positive things about it – and it’s easy to see how the agency has achieved such success within the SME Business Elite Awards 2022. The agency is now focused on the future, with plans to extend its networks and place more executive level candidates into their dream roles. Company: Intelligent People Contact: Laura Richards Email: Website: