April 16, 2021 – Mississauga, ON-headquartered executive search firm TSI Group Inc. has become the first Canadian search firm to adopt Teamscope, a data and talent analytics platform. TSI Group chose Teamscope to enhance its executive search methodology with data-analytics and decision science. “The move is part of a larger strategy to deliver more value to their clients reinforcing TSI’s ongoing commitment to offer the best tools in the marketplace to support their hiring process,” the search firm said.
By bringing data into the hiring process, Teamscope disrupts hiring decisions clients often make that rely on gut feeling. Instead, the platform measures a candidate’s fit by identifying team values and personality traits, then presents this data in a concise, informative dashboard. This scientific approach reduces the probability of expensive hiring mistakes. “We were looking for a tool that would help our clients make the best hiring decisions and build winning teams,” said Pamela Ruebusch, CEO of TSI Group. “Teamscope’s simplicity of a hiring dashboard with science-backed talent analytics, gave us the depth and clarity we needed to give our clients the confidence with important hiring decisions.”
“Boutique executive search firms like TSI Group tend to offer the best quality by actively engaging their partners at all stages of the search process,” said Tonis Arro, Teamscope’s co-founder and chairman. “Teamscope provides TSI Group with the data-based platform they need to structure the search process and differentiates themselves using science.”
Teamscope is a platform that enables executive search firms and enterprise clients to make better, data-based hiring decisions, as well as develop teams, and plan for succession. Established in 2015, Teamscope is headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, with offices in the U.K. and Poland. Collaboration with TSI Group is the first step into the Canadian market.
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TSI Group is a boutique search firm that provides executive search, strategic talent acquisition and leadership development to clients throughout North America. Celebrating over 30 years in business, TSI Group utilizes a robust search methodology and strategic approach to deliver optimal hiring and succession planning results.
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The impact of COVID-19 across Canada, of course, has forced executive search firms to make some quick adjustments last year and TSI Group was no exception. “Boutique firms largely have niche areas of specialty and represent professional level hires up to the C-suite,” said Ms. Ruebusch. “Fewer only play at the executive leadership level. Boutique firms continue to dominate the market and success continues to be built on cultivating relationships with clients.” Interim executive search continues to have its place in the market, while many search firms, she said, are differentiating themselves by offering credible leadership assessment, corporate cultural evaluation, and succession planning services “to give clients confidence in their future hiring needs from a strategic value proposition vantage point.”
To be sure, COVID-19 has had a big impact on the entire Canadian recruitment industry, slowing hiring and pausing incoming new business for recruiters. “As such, Q2 and Q3 of 2020 seemed most impacted,” Ms. Ruebusch said. “Then, the pendulum began to shift, and hiring is now on its way to returning to pre-COVID-19 levels. The impacts of staff working from home was another adjustment that had to be made and forced the adoption of working remotely which has proved harder for some than others. I expect the second half of 2021 will show a surge in hiring. This will, however, depend on the success of the return-to-work strategies based on vaccines being administered, which is why countries need to make vaccine distribution a top priority.”
“Our manufacturing clients in healthcare and industrial manufacturing continue to hire at the leadership level and for inventory and procurement, sales and marketing, operations, finance as well as GM and president roles,” Ms. Ruebusch said. “Our clients in the integrated supply chain continue to streamline their operations and are active with middle to senior-level hires that will improve people, processes and technology. Some of our third-party logistics clients cannot keep up with hiring at all levels, given the increase in online purchases” that accelerated during the pandemic.
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