Data and Analytics

A great company is only as good as its data. We put the right people at the heart of your data strategy.
Data is at the heart of enterprise technology.
The need for companies to manage, curate, use and monetise data has increased exponentially in recent years – and the amount of data that companies hold has exploded. At the same time regulation around that data has increased in complexity and is increasingly stringent.
All that means that data is both a huge business risk and a huge business opportunity. You need to have the right people in place to deal with it.
At Vocative, we work with numerous candidates in the data space, from senior leadership through data architecture to data scientists. We’ve placed senior, board level candidates to take ownership of Data Strategy across financial services businesses; we’ve placed people into roles involving the development of new products around data analytics, AI, machine learning: and we’ve placed Data Modellers, Data Architects and DW developers into financial companies and large corporates.
The trick is understanding that candidates aren’t just a skill set.
This is a fast paced, high demand market where good candidates are hard to find and harder to hire. You need an expert on your side.
That’s where Vocative come in. We’ve had over 25 years of experience in working with candidates who combine technical expertise with significant business acumen – we have the network to find the right person, and we know how to engage them and understand what their motivations are.
In most cases we’re engaged at board level with our customers, helping shape role definitions and working with candidates whose combination of technical skill, domain knowledge, leadership capability and good old fashioned business nous have made them the right person to change the business.

We can do the same for you. Click the links below to get in touch – whether we can help you to find the person your business needs, or talk to you about your next career move.

Case Studies Contact us

Finding the right candidate is a challenge in a crowded market

30th July 2020

Finding the right candidate is a challenge in a crowded market.   It’s no secret that there are a lot of candidates in the market at the moment. So it should be easy to find the person you need, right? […]

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Why do companies engage us?

2nd July 2020

What is “The Art of Recruitment”? One thing recruitment companies are notoriously bad at is articulating how they do what they do. Or to put it another way, they are terrible are explaining why you’d want to use them. Partly […]

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What our Clients & Candidates Say

  • VP People

    Justin and I have worked very closely on a number of particularly challenging and complex campaigns. As a business woman I appreciate the work he puts into the twin perils of senior level recruitment - 1. sourcing quality candidates and 2. ensuring he keeps them interested in our opportunity through what is nearly always a 'long and winding road'! As a person I appreciate Justin's candour, sharp observations and his sense of humour. Through what are often fairly knotty propositions, we have fun and get the job done.

    - VP People

  • Client (Head of IT)

    I can't say that I enjoy dealing with Recruiters but Justin changed my opinion - honest, follows the client's lead, does the hard work and not a pressure merchant. Will use him again when I need to recruit.

    - Client (Head of IT)

  • Candidate – Placed as Senior Java Developer – Investment Banking, Zurich

    Justin was far more professional than any other headhunter I've worked with.

    - Candidate – Placed as Senior Java Developer – Investment Banking, Zurich

  • Client (Head of Recruitment)

    I first engaged Justin when I was recruiting manager for Microsoft Australia. Because of the quality of his work, he became a preferred vendor and we used him repeatedly to source technical people for product support, technical evangelism and consulting. Justin is a straight shooter, builds and effectively leverages an impressive network and operates with integrity. I would have liked to have hired him to be an employee but he prefers to be an independent agent. I would work with Justin any time, either as a client or as a candidate.

    - Client (Head of Recruitment)

  • HR Director

    Alastair was introduced to us as we had a senior recruitment need. I was really impressed with the time Alastair spent getting to know our business and our culture so that he understood the uniqueness of what we do. This was a new role to us and it was important to get it right. Alastair was able to balance ours and the candidates needs and worked with us not for us which is where other recruiters, I think, go wrong. I felt in control of the process from beginning to end and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend without hesitation.

    - HR Director

  • Candidate – Placed as IT Manager

    Justin is an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated professional. He has a unique knowledge and in-depth experience of the IT sector and candidate market. He provides a credible and commercial resourcing service to the business. Rather than throwing CV’s my way he absolutely gets our vision. Justin has a real knack for understanding the needs of the business and sourcing quality candidates to match those needs. His approach is refreshing and he is an absolute pleasure to work with.

    - Candidate – Placed as IT Manager

  • Programme Manager, Client and Contractor

    I have worked with Alastair as both a client and a customer. As a client the service he provided was A1, he listened to my requirements and carefully vetted candidates to ensure they met my needs. He provided great information regarding candidate types and salaries and helped address any concerns I had about individual interviewees. As a customer, he gave me relevant information about the role and ensured I was briefed sufficiently to interview effectively. He sorted contract issues and gave me honest and sage advice. I whole heartedly recommend Alastair and will definitely be using his services again.

    - Programme Manager, Client and Contractor

  • Candidate – placed as Project Manager

    Justin contacted me with reference to a vacancy at Atkins.He guided me through the process with excellent results. I can not thank Justin enough for his support, integrity and super service.during this time. Thanks again.

    - Candidate – placed as Project Manager

  • CTO candidate

    Alastair demonstrates the perfect mix of a professional and personable approach to drive successful outcomes for both clients and applicants. He spends quality time in understanding the challenge and provides excellent support with a real attention to detail. As a result is he perfectly suited to help navigate complex recruitment scenarios whilst building trusted and long term relationships. An absolute pleasure to deal with!

    - CTO candidate

  • CIO/CTO

    Alastair has successfully supported a number of opportunities that I have had, orchestrating his teams and aligning them to the needs of his client. This is born from his customer focus and desire to fully understand the environment, culture and team dynamic, all essential requirements needed to ensure that the short lists presented not only match the skills and experience required, but also the organisational fit. His proactive, professional and diligent approach has eased what can be a time consuming and difficult process when building high performing teams.

    - CIO/CTO