Candidates

For Candidates

You Are One

People like you are rare – we will spend more time than anyone else getting to know you, your unique skills and ambitions. We will help you tell your story and we’ll assemble a group of people (your Many) around you, who will complement and enhance your performance. When we put you forward for a role we expect you to get it and deliver beyond expectations.

WE UNDERSTAND YOU

We won’t present you with a brief until we truly understand where you’ve been and where you want to be.

WE CHALLENGE YOU

We won’t give you a brief that you can deliver with your eyes closed. We will give a challenge where you can grow and leave a legacy.

You Are The One

Interim

Practicus is rated one of the Top 2 interim providers in the UK by the Institute of Interim Management (2019) and has placed among the top providers every year since the survey began. You can depend on us for a decent brief, thorough vetting and accurate representation.

You Are The One

Permanent

The world is changing. The pressures that cause today’s gig economy are just as strongly mirrored in permanent recruitment. Simply put, there are no business-as-usual jobs at a senior level any more. We all need to deliver against particular challenges, with particular outcomes expected. And we need to deliver quickly. Ultimately, you want a job to get you where you want to go and we will partner with you to find the right opportunity. We’ll help you get beneath the job spec to understand the real business challenges and opportunities so you can hit the ground running.

For Candidates

You + Many

Use the Many to support you on an assignment. Hit the ground running, never feel alone – amplify your skills and make a bigger impact by having access to excellent support. Our people are confident and generous and know that being seen as a regular contributor to successful outcomes is hugely valuable to their career, so if you need help when on an assignment – you can speak to a community member for advice.

WE EQUIP YOU

When you need advice and your own network comes up short, you can turn to our community to help you navigate the challenge. We provide you comprehensive on-boarding and stay in touch throughout the assignment. 

WE CELEBRATE YOU

Every time you deliver we will encourage you to share the challenges you faced and how you overcame them. Clients see an engaged and generous candidate. Our community learns from you. You learn from our community.

One+Many

One+Many Stories

Ask the Community

gain hundreds of years of collective hindsight and wisdom on almost any challenge in any sector
 

When community members have a problem, they come to us to leverage the rest of the community to help them. It could be as simple as a confidential conversation to help them get ahead of an issue or a second opinion on a new approach they would like to try. Equally, it could be a big issue needs the input of a lot of community members, as Sarah found below.

The ONE

Sarah is an exceptional talent within customer insight and online engagement in retail. She’s made a career of being the expert, the person other people turn to for answers around intelligence and analytics. However, when she arrived at a rapidly growing online retailer to be their Chief Customer Officer, she found herself in a unique situation. She had worked with existing BI tools in larger companies but never implemented a new system from scratch. She turned to us to learn from our community and draw on its collective hindsight.

The Many

With the help of our community, we produced a 17 page report for Sarah with tailored analysis of the best tools for her organisation given its size, capabilities and growth plans, as well as the right approach to implementation, outlining pitfalls and ‘get rights’. Sarah was able to deliver a blueprint for success to her new organisation because she was able to draw on the diverse experience and lessons learned of people just like her in the Practicus community.

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One+Many Stories

Workshops

We run workshops – small and large – to bring together all the critical perspectives to solve your problem.
 

When you need to get all the right people in the room and have it independently facilitated by an expert, we’re right there for you. 

Here are the thoughts of one of our community members on the value of the workshops we have design for his organisation: 

Here’s an example of a workshop we supported with a leading charity:

The ONE

One of the UK’s best known charities was looking to modernise and create a new digitally-enabled vision for its work. It realised it needed insight from other industries with a mature understanding of Digital opportunities to get it right. We were already talking to community members at the organisation about their projects and on hearing the problem, we knew we could help. 

The Many

We engaged our community to support a workshop with the charity. A number of our digital community members accepted an invite to take part and share their advice. Using a collaborative road-mapping approach provided by one of our community members, insights were gathered on what digital technologies could be leveraged by the organisation and its partners to save lives. Using the output from the workshop, a vision for the charity was developed, covering everything from smart clothing and wearables to a partially autonomous fleet and geo messaging. That vision is now in place. It’s hard to quantify the value of something like a clear vision but it will ultimately lead to more efficient and effective investment in saving lives. 

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One+Many Stories

Events

CLIENTS AND INTERIMS SHARE TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND FRESH PERSPECTIVE THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY EVENTS.

We run a huge variety of events from small, private dining affairs to big interactive capability demonstrations. They can be networking, knowledge sharing, aligned to a business problem or just coming together around a particular passion or activity. This gives our community members the opportunity to build and expand their network, or demonstrate their own capability. This is well illustrated by the film below where members of our community tackled the challenge most of our clients face, namely how to quickly get rich insights from unstructured data. 

And another, a round table betweeen NHS leaders on establishing sustainable change within the NHS:

Here’s another example of a slightly smaller event supporting one of our community members. 

The ONE

A member of our community, Alex, had spotted a gap in the market and created a Business Intelligence (BI) governance tool. He had reached the ‘minimum viable product’ stage of development and was looking for feedback to further improve the product. In particular, he was interested in the view of subject matter experts and prospective clients to gauge whether he was on the right track.

The Many

Our community is full of just those sort of people, experts who advise on BI tools and strategies (including governance) and senior stakeholders in large organisations who are responsible for BI. Both would be real life customers for this tool so we created an event in a format inspired by the show Dragon’s Den. It consisted of a panel of eight senior community members. The tool was then showcased, queried by the ‘dragons’ and gained their honest and constructive feedback and advice. At the end of the event, we asked those present whether they would procure the tool or not in its current guise. Alex was overwhelmed with the feedback and as a result has made some significant advances in the products development. Those attending also enjoyed the event and are meeting again to review the next version of the tool. 

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One+Many Stories

Proactive Representation

WE WILL TAKE YOUR UNIQUE STORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS AND TELL THE MARKET ABOUT THEM
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If you’re in our community and looking for your next challenge, we will invest time looking at everything you’ve done and aligning it to current market drivers to craft a compelling story – in words, in pictures and infographics. We will work with you to carefully segment the market against your ambitions and we will take that out into the world to find you your next assignment.

Here’s an example of pro-active representation of one of our SMEs in Enterprise Architecture:

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One+Many Stories

First access to new assignments

Our Community members get exclusive first access to assignments

The first questions that we always ask ourselves is, “Who do we know?” And we know our community members best. In fact, 58% of our placements are people we know well, 46% are people we’ve placed before.