BIE are delighted to be announced top of the Recruiter’s FAST 50 league, which ranks the fastest-growing private recruitment businesses in the UK according to annual sales growth over the last three years.

BIE is marked as a ‘new breed of progressive recruitment companies’ that, with ‘a compound annual growth rate of 88.8% over the past three years and a newcomer to the FAST 50, is a clear winner — more than 20 percentage points ahead of the runner-up.’

Rob Walker, CEO attributes this to BIE’s integrated solutions of Business Consulting, Interim Management and Executive search designed to support businesses throughout their evolution.

In BIE’s recent research of over 140 business leaders, 82% say leading and delivering step changes in how the business is conducted is their highest priority, but only 41% say their organisation currently has the required internal capability to successfully deliver this.

“The survey points to a worrying paradox in our boardrooms,” says BIE Executive CEO Rob Walker.

“Business leaders know this and understand that being in a position to deliver step changes in the way they operate is inevitable. However, it appears that not enough of them have the in-house skills and resources required to deliver real transformation.”

This capability paradox has been the driving force behind a strategic shift in the BIE’s business model since 2014. With 94% of business leaders stating that agility is a business priority, BIE’s end-to-end resourcing model is designed to support businesses at every stage of their evolution through a combination of business consulting, executive search and high quality interim teams.

“Whilst many leaders believe they don’t have the right internal capability, most are in the dark about the capability they actually might need,”

“The truth of the matter is that before you even think about a major change programme, you need to have an absolute grip on what the whole journey might look like – how you’ll initiate, how you’ll implement, how you’ll handle the inevitable bumps in the road, how you’ll embed your new Target Operating Model.”

“Our new approach involves engaging with clients at the outset around making key appointments – working with them to articulate what the resourcing model could look like and how that would set their initiatives up for success whilst mitigating typical transformation programme pitfalls.

“The added value for clients of this model is around providing an expert view on what the key attributes, skills and experience of those resources should be, as well as providing a range of ideas about how they might be able to resource the remainder of the programme with their existing internal resources.

“We’re finding that it is increasingly attractive to clients because they’re able to retain more control of their programme whilst at the same time building a legacy of capability within their organisation.”

“We see it very much as an educational piece, giving our clients an insight into the art of the possible and allowing them to create an affordable transformation solution containing the ability to flex along the journey,” says Walker

“Rather than bringing in a big name consultancy at significant cost to scope a transformation programme and then a recruiter to resource it, we’re providing a one stop shop ‘management consultancy and recruitment ’ solution which, we believe, is a real game-changer in its field.”

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