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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Goodson Thomas: Diversity & Creativity

Monday 23rd August 2021

Goodson Thomas are passionate about delivering creative and diverse longlists for out clients and challenging board room dynamics, having delivered a 50/50 gender split in senior appointments since 2015. We source candidates based on the strength of their profile and experience, and the potential value they can offer as a result of their experiences to date, mindful at all times of finding candidates with the right cultural fit. Senior Consultant Ross O'Keefe tells us more.

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Goodson Thomas: Our Reach

Monday 9th August 2021

Founded in Cardiff in 2015, Goodson Thomas's reach has expanded across the UK and Europe, and we regularly represent talent on an international scale. By making the best use of technology, our commitment to delivering diversity in our candidate pools and our professional credibility and in-house experience, Goodson Thomas will continue to invest in new markets and industries. Our Director, Juliet Jukes, tells us more

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Goodson Thomas: Our Process

Thursday 29th July 2021

The success of Goodson Thomas's end-to-end service is underpinned by a tenacious pursuit for quality and a robust process. These combined forces enable us to maximise value and exceed client and candidate expectations time and again. Senior Consultant Ross O'Keefe tells us more.

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Goodson Thomas extends its reach

Monday 19th July 2021

This week marks Goodson Thomas' seventh year delivering value to our clients and most recently, our busiest year during the most challenging time for us all globally. Whilst that in itself calls for us to proudly celebrate, we're also excited to announce that Principal Consultant Juliet Jukes will now be based in London, boosting our presence in the south east whilst also continuing to deliver for our existing network in Wales, the south west and the midlands. This decision responds to a growing demand for our services and increasing awareness of the quality-driven, tailored approach we take. During the pandemic, we made additional appointments to the team and will shortly be starting a new recruitment drive as we continue to…

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Talent Stories: Alex Currie, Vice President, People and Talent at GoCompare

Thursday 14th November 2019

In our Talent Stories series, we put some of Wales' most accomplished and successful executives under the spotlight, sharing their inspiring stories with you. This time we feature one of the brightest human resources professionals working in Wales today. Alex Currie describes himself as a "senior change agent and strategic facilitator" at GoCompare. Responsible for a workforce of 340 at a fast-growing multi-million-pound company, Alex is passionate about driving success through organisational values and people.  He's also a big fan of using Lego-based techniques to overcome challenges and resolve conflict - more on that later. Here, Alex shares the story of his stellar career to date.  Hi Alex. Can you give us a potted history of your career journey to date?  I can clearly remember choosing…

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Talent stories: Abi Harris, Executive Director of Strategic Planning, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Thursday 12th September 2019

In our #TalentStories series, we put some of Wales' most talented and successful executives under the spotlight, sharing their inspiring stories with you. First up is Plymouth-born Abigail Harris, one of the very few people to have worked at director level in the NHS, local and central Government in Wales. We worked with Abigail as a client, recruiting Programme Director Ed Hunt into her team. Abigail is responsible for strategic planning for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, one of the largest NHS organisations in Europe. With a budget of £1.3 billion, a workforce of 14,500 and serving a population of 2.5 million, the health board is one of the best performing in Wales and regularly wins awards, commendations and research grants. Abigail…

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Talent stories: Alison Copus, Director of Communications and Engagement, Wales Millennium Centre

Thursday 8th August 2019

Here at Goodson Thomas, we love nothing more than placing a candidate in a role that is perfect for them and watching them shine. We have placed hundreds of talented senior executives and board members over the last four years, all with their own unique career stories and journeys. In a new series, we'll be putting some of these people under the spotlight, sharing their inspiring stories with you. First up is Alison Copus, an award-winning marketing senior executive, whose stellar career has taken her all over the world. From building Virgin Atlantic into one of the world's most admired brands to launching Tripadvisor, her CV glitters with global business success. Alison is now back in Wales, where she is Strategic Director of Communications…

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Succession planning: A guide

Thursday 18th July 2019

Businesses and public sector organisations are increasingly recognising the importance of succession planning, both within the senior executive team and at board level. We advise several clients on succession planning, and it is becoming more of a focus for ambitious organisations who want to future-proof their operations. Here we present the Goodson Thomas guide to everything you need to consider when it comes to future-proofing your organisation. Why do we need a succession plan? The skills, knowledge and experience required to steer an organisation effectively will inevitably change over time in response to market developments, opportunities and challenges. Board succession planning allows directors to match the organisation's future needs based on the long-term vision with the best-qualified directors. Taking a long-term, strategic approach to your…

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How to approach diversity in your business

Wednesday 19th June 2019
Sian Goodson

Diversity makes clear business sense, yet many companies still haven't woken up to the benefits of diversity, and too many sectors are woefully behind when it comes to ensuring their workforce represents the people they serve.  It's important to remember that diversity comes in many forms, not just gender, age or physical ability. The most successful firms have a variety of different perspectives and mindsets in their teams; achieving this means being creative in the way you approach your talent recruitment and retention strategy. Here are some strategies to help you ensure you have a more diverse workforce and senior team. 1. Have an equal opportunities policy in place An equal opportunities policy sets out your organisation's commitment to fairness and states how you will deal…

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