Make more informed decisions about senior positions

Leadership Hiring
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Leadership Hiring

engage with your next senior hire

Salary benchmarking

Our dedicated Leadership Hiring and Intelligence team provide an innovative and insight-led search process, allowing us to find the very best senior candidates for your role.

Our expertise span any sector on an international scale, from senior roles to those hard-to-find skill-niche roles.

We support our clients in making more informed decisions about senior positions, pay and candidates, improving return on investment from senior hiring and benchmarking projects.

Our services are ideal for businesses that do not gain value from headhunter retainers and do not want to incur a cancellation fee when the headhunter fails to deliver.

How Do We Do It?

We can create bespoke research, insights, reporting and pricing model based on your needs.

Our experts apply research methodology to identify the talent you want to hire and gather people and competitor data to shape your decision-making. Analysing data to present market and candidate trends, we can assess the competency of a candidate and their ability to fit within your organisation. 

Adopting a flexible approach, we will give you the opportunity to directly engage with the best talent when you are ready based upon your capability, goals and budget. We aim to provide a tailored report in-person informing you of the next steps.



Utilising our wide range of data sources and research methodology, we expertly identify the talent you want to hire and provide a range of candidate and market insights to enable you to take the project forward without incurring future placement fees.


Blending our research and headhunt expertise, we identify and approach, confidentially where required, prospective candidates to understand their appetite for a career move, their suitability versus role pre-requisites and financial package detail.


Our experienced senior-level interviewers conduct face to face interviews with candidates of greatest interest to your leaders. Where required our range of behavioural and psychometric profiling can be incorporated into this phase.

We produce detailed interview reports including competency-based scoring to support your evaluation of candidates in a Candidate Shortlist Report.

Plan To Succeed With Succession 

With Our  Leadership Hiring, You Can:

  • Conduct senior recruitment, confidential searches or benchmarking activity without the internal expertise.
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation’s salary structure.
  • Focus on the face to face interview stages of the recruitment process.
  • Build direct candidate relationships early in the process.
  • Understand more about the external market before commencing a full recruitment project.
  • Obtain candidate-specific information to support internal benchmarking, remuneration and job role creation.

Meet Mike

Mike Tonks

Mike Tonks

Solutions Lead

Mike Tonks is Solutions Lead for Executive Search here at Cogito, where he and his team work to deliver executive leadership search and insights to our clients. Mike has recently joined Cogito to support the growth of this exciting business area. He previously worked with Cogito for 18 months in 2016 and 2017 as an associate delivering a variety of talent acquisition, executive search, and talent research projects

Mike has worked in recruitment since 1999 (a very long time ago). For much of that time, he has focused on management and technical hires, particularly across Government, Military and Defence sectors. However, since 2015, in a mix of contractor and permanent appointments, he has worked in various industry sectors, including medical devices, manufacturing, FMCG, financial services and management consulting. This recent experience has focused on a mix of executive search and talent acquisition strategy and delivery.

Get In Touch

We would love to set up a call to understand your recruitment needs and chat through our services in more detail.