• IBM - Testimonial for Research Partners


I have worked with Research Partners for 10 years during my time at Oracle, Salesforce, Cisco and IBM. Research Partners is a high quality Executive Search firm that stands out for three main reasons. Firstly, its consultants have real interest in their clients. Natalie and her team are well known to IBM, and have taken the time to really understand our business and our culture. Secondly, they have a global network of consultants in Europe, Asia and the US, and experience that has enabled us to use them successfully for both national searches in the UK but also internationally in regions such as South Africa, Czech Republic and Portugal as well as Western Europe when necessary.

Finally, they truly focus on delivering against one of our key measurements, time to fill. The team is driven not just by quality but also by how quickly that quality can be brought to the table. They have recently executed a talent pooling campaign for UK presales candidates that has proven to be very successful. Working on talent pooling projects with Research Partners significantly reduces time and cost per hire. IBM has found that it is a well suited strategy for difficult to fill roles, or roles in regular demand. I cannot recommend Natalie and her team more highly from both a candidate and client perspective. I look forward to a long partnership with Research Partners.

  • Client IBM
  • Name Kevin Blair
  • Job Title Head of Talent Acquisition, Global