Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence
and HR Consulting

Improve attraction, retention and development through data-driven decision-making.

Business intelligence and HR Consulting

Our data, driving better business decisions

Our services improve attraction, retention and development of employees and are deployed throughout the recruitment and personal development process. 

Salary and Remuneration benchmarking

Are you paying your business-critical employees enough to reduce the risk of losing them in increasingly competitive markets?

Replacing key staff can be stressful and expensive. A broad spectrum of our clients have used our Business Intelligence services to reduce costs and improve performance within their organisations.

With the right data you can budget, attract, retain and incentivise your teams. Our specialist team can deliver accurate, real-time data tailored to your specific needs, using our proven methodology and proprietary database of over 70,000 renewables professionals. We also work within the market to gather real-world data for every role that we benchmark – giving you peace of mind that our research is comprehensive and up-to-the-minute.

Selection process benchmarking

Are you losing strong candidates to your competitors even when money isn’t the issue?

The candidate experience during the interview process can be critical to success in a highly competitive and constrained talent market. Our specialists will work with you to improve your interview and selection processes in line with how your competitors are attracting and assessing talent, saving you time and money. 

Organisational design

Do you need support structuring your team to maintain competitive advantage or create more value?

Whether you’re new to the offshore wind, onshore wind, solar, energy storage or green hydrogen industry, or going through a period of transition or growth, we can inform and design your organisation and team structures to maximise efficiency and business effectiveness. Our services include organogram design, job description benchmarking, and KPI benchmarking and design.

Psychometric Profiling

Are your teams lacking certain competencies? Do you need to improve communication between teams?

You need to be certain that your development plans are focusing on the right competencies for all team members. Our consultants are certified to conduct Thomas International DISC profiling, which aims to improve selection decisions and cultural fit within your teams. This has been invaluable to many of our retained clients, but is also effect as a standalone product both in selection processes and in team development exercises, benchmarking, and KPI benchmarking and design.

Succession planning

Changes happen, but leadership changes can have a major impact on organisational culture, share price and talent retention.

In this situation, it’s vital that you can reassure investors and alleviate potential negative market reaction. We work as a trusted partner to the world’s leading renewable energy businesses to manage transitions of this nature, prioritising proactive planning ahead of these inevitable changes. We’ll help you identify a shortlist of potential successors, approachable up to 12 months prior to a vacancy, using our trusted industry knowledge and extensive network of senior renewables professionals.

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Head of Research and Business Intelligence

Managing Director, Offshore Renewables

Case study: Organisational design, remuneration benchmarking, recruitment services

Shaping future success for a joint venture ScotWind bidder

In the preparation of its business plan, a joint venture bidder in the ScotWind auction round retained Taylor Hopkinson’s Business Intelligence team to design its entire organisational structure and deliver a remuneration benchmarking report for its eventual bid submission.

This work involved defining the project’s organisational structure pre- and post-consent, detailing job descriptions, competency frameworks, and creating a recruitment timeline based on the risk register for all the roles.

Our client submitted a successful bid and is now in development on a major project driving the energy transition in Scotland, with Taylor Hopkinson also retained to deliver several exceptional candidates for key roles within the new organisation.

Case study: Remuneration benchmarking

Delivering benchmarking solutions for a leading Fortune 500 offshore wind investor

Taylor Hopkinson is retained by a leading Fortune 500 global business to carry out regular remuneration benchmarking on four key roles within its offshore wind investment division.

Using our unique access to industry-specific salary data and direct engagement with the market, we identified, analysed and stratified distinct tiers within these roles. Our expert Business Intelligence researchers identified different levels of seniority, and clearly defined the changes in salary that come with progression through the levels.

We also outlined variations around factors like career background and skillset and benchmarked salaries against inflation. As a trusted, independent third party, our benchmarking provides weight in Board meetings for sign-off on salaries, ensuring that they remain competitive and in turn attracting top-tier talent to its offshore wind business.

Our work also helps our client produce more accurate financial forecasts, offers its people clarity and agency over their future career paths, and aids in succession planning.

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Case study: Remuneration benchmarking

Enabling data-driven decision-making at a major offshore wind developer

A major European utility with offshore wind projects around the world retained Taylor Hopkinson to benchmark ten critical roles within the organisation.

Our research team identified relevant roles and benchmarked like-for-like, using our in-house database compiled over 15 years and leveraging our deep industry network and connections to gather fresh insight.

Because these roles were located across several countries with marked differences in average salaries, we provided international cost comparison, helping our client understand variations across its territories. This project also covered a range of disciplines, including financial, technical and commercial roles – highlighting the depth of our expertise in the sector.

Our review provided our client’s Board with valuable insight, enabling this global business to reduce risk and retain staff by signing-off on informed decisions based on up-to-the-minute data.

Taylor Hopkinson helped us identify competency gaps in our existing team and conduct psychometric profiling on all our team members, then helped us to design role descriptions for new hires to address those gaps, and develop a selection and interview format that would assess these competencies. This process was extremely valuable to us in terms of attracting and retaining our talent.

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Tom Hopkinson

Strategy & Leadership

Tom is the Founder and CEO of Taylor Hopkinson and he focuses on growing the TH business and teams across all regions. Supported by our team of researchers and consultants in international locations he also advises our clients on building world class management teams at C-Suite and Director levels. His personal experience is heavily focused on the onshore and offshore wind sectors internationally. 

“Tom and his team have performed an outstanding job for us, making a relevant contribution to the success of our firm.”

-Adrian Katzew Corenstein, CEO at Zuma Energia

Clint Harrison, Managing Director, Offshore Renewables at leading renewable energy recruiters Taylor Hopkinson

Clint Harrison

Offshore Renewables

Clint leads our dedicated Offshore Renewables team, which specialises in permanent and executive search for key talent within the investment fund, IPP, utility, EPC and OEM sectors. Clint works across the full project and asset lifecycle, partnering with clients on a retained basis to successfully recruit and build out their development, construction and operational teams across the UK, European and North American markets.

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