"Tragic Back Story:"​ How Adoption Taught Me the Importance of Identity

Wednesday 2nd November 2022
Ross O'Keefe

In the wake of National Adoption Week, our Director Ross O'Keefe, has reflected on what becoming an adoptive father taught him about himself and what he hopes to teach his children for to support their future success. The best superheroes find a way to harness the pain of past trauma so that it fuels them to do future good. In truth, we are all shaped (to some degree) by our experiences whether we realise it or not. We are frequently the products of our environments, learning from those who orbit us, and teaching others whom we orbit, in sometimes overt and other times subliminal ways. It forms part of our story, and our stories are vital to helping us understand…

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Goodson Thomas wins place on Crown Commercial Services Framework

Thursday 13th October 2022
Catrin Taylor

Following a competitive process, we have been selected as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Executive Recruitment Framework (RM6290). The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office, supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers. Successfully securing a place on Lot 1, 2 and 3 of the Framework evidences our strength and ability to deliver executive and non-executive recruitment services to public sector organisations across the UK. Headquartered in Cardiff, we are a generalist search company delivering across multiple sectors and…

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Hiring an Unconventional Candidate

Thursday 28th July 2022
Sam Boult

The last couple of years has not only changed the way we work, but the way we hire. Employers must adjust to how they recruit against a backdrop of skills-shortages and shifting market priorities. As we navigate the emerging economic impacts of the pandemic, the most agile companies are considering alternative approaches to sharpen their competitive edge. One option that holds value is the hiring of candidates you may consider 'unconventional' when considered against old practice. An unconventional candidate is one who may not fit the traditional job mould. They are typically overlooked because their profile doesn't align to a long established ideal. Yet, unconventional candidates may very well have the right skills for the job if not specific sector experience,…

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Delivering a high quality service for 7 years

Tuesday 26th July 2022

It's a huge month for Goodson Thomas as we commemorate seven years of developing strong client partnerships and delivering a high-quality service for candidates and partners alike and embark upon our biggest year in business. Today we're celebrating our overall success rate. Since 2015 we have supported the placement of 175 senior candidates in pivotal roles for clients, with a placement success rate of 99.4%. Approximately 50% of our assignments, comes from repeat business, which is testament to the quality of the service we deliver and we are proud to have been a partner in the placement of: · 25 Chief Executives · 40 Board-level Directors · 13 Chairs · 50 Non-Executives ...and many more…

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Our commitment to Diversity

Thursday 21st July 2022

As we celebrate our 7th year in business this month, an aspect of our work we are particularly proud of is our commitment to diversity and our achievements in striking a competitive gender balance for senior appointments. 51% of our 175 senior placements to date been female appointees and in the past few months alone we have supported several female candidates into new roles, including Lucy Sutherland, who will soon be taking up her new post as the Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales - Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru, and Angela O'Driscoll who will be taking up the Director of Workforce and Organisational Development role at Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust. Our search process allows us to navigate diverse…

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Celebrating 7 Years of Goodson Thomas

Tuesday 19th July 2022

This month Goodson Thomas is celebrating its 7th year of developing strong client partnerships and delivering a high quality service for candidates and partners alike, and we will continue to develop these relationships and expand our ever-widening networks as we look to the future. In the past year alone, we have supported in the placement of 45 roles, a large proportion of which have been commissioned by repeat customers, proving that the standard we hold ourselves to is first class, and that we are the go-to executive search partner for many organisations in Wales. We have maintained a market leading fill rate of 99.4% and have invested inward to expand the diversity and expertise of our team to ensure we can deliver…

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Client Testimonial

Wednesday 29th June 2022

Following the recent announcement of Lucy Sutherland MAICD as the new Director of the National Botanic Garden of Wales - Gardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru, the team at Goodson Thomas is delighted to share this recent testimonial from the board.

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International Women's Day

Tuesday 8th March 2022

To Celebrate International Women's Day 2022 Goodson Thomas are proud to share our contribution to gender diversity in the placement of Executive and Non-Executive appointments, achieving a 51% / 49% split in favour of female candidates across 160 successful assignments. In addition, we are signatories to the Voluntary Code for Executive Search organisations, meaning we will strive to deliver a candidate pool that is greater than 40% female and we will present every female candidate to our clients.

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Nadolig llawen a blwyddyn newydd dda / Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Thursday 23rd December 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, the team at Goodson Thomas wanted to wish everyone within our network a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year. Although this year has seen many challenges to public health, we're especially proud of the milestones Goodson Thomas has achieved: We have made 155 appointments since our launch in 2015 We have maintained a 50:50 gender split across all Executive and Non-Executive appointments We have rebranded and strengthened our professional networks We have opened a second office in London We could not have achieved this without the support and engagement of our clients and candidates alike, and we hope you all have a productive and rewarding 2022.

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Client Testimonial

Friday 5th November 2021

When enlisting our service, you benefit from the strength of our process and the added value that stems from our commitment to high quality. But don't take our word for it, read this Testimonial from one of our recent clients and judge for yourself:

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Goodson Thomas: Track Record

Tuesday 21st September 2021

Goodson Thomas is extremely proud of its track record to date. We've worked with an extensive range of clients, from international PLCs to start ups. Our versatility can be attributed to the adaptability and flexibility of our in-house team, who each come with strong industry and strategic leadership experience. We have done a great deal of work within regulated industries, such as FinTech, transport and infrastructure and the third sector; in health and social care; with prominent organisations in arts and culture; and within education. Senior consultant Ross O'Keefe tells us more.

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Goodson Thomas: Quality Assurance

Monday 6th September 2021

One of the most important aspects of work is quality assurance. Goodson Thomas prides itself on delivering significant value for clients that derives from the care and attention that goes into delivering our product. We listen to the needs of our clients now and take time to understand their goals for the future and take ownership of the search process with this in mind. We deliver detailed insights and measured, professional perspectives throughout the life of our projects. At all times we act as advocates, protecting client and candidate reputations and maintaining discretion and confidentiality throughout. Goodson Thomas are confident in our ability to deliver a high quality service and we offer strong guarantees to support this. Hear our Director, Juliet Jukes as she tells…

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