Tempting Ventures have deep rooted experience working with corporate clients in the recruitment industry and beyond on projects to include:
Talent management: To include benchmarking, assessment, attraction, mobility, development and retention.
Sales strategy and training.
Preparing for exit events.
"We started working with Melissa and the team at TV on the back of a referral. They were brought in to advise on the restructuring of our new business and relationship management sales team (circa 20 heads). Kingsbridge is a private equity backed, fast growth business and had until working with TV very much learned as we went. Melissa has been instrumental in re-designing the sales process, appraisal process and incentive scheme for our new business and relationship management teams. The deep understanding that Mel has of how good sales teams should operate helped us to transform the sales team, completely restructure it, drive a demonstrable growth in sales and allow me to step away from the day to day running of the team.
Through training and development, we have seen a significant uplift in the results of our team, as well as some diligent and consistent processes that will be incorporated into the business on a long-term basis. She has worked with all levels of the senior management team, generating ideas, processes and helping them all execute them. Bringing Melissa on board has been a great investment for Kingsbridge and I would wholly recommend working with her in any capacity - and will undoubtedly continue to rely on her for guidance."
Thomas Wynne, Managing Director, Kingsbridge Contractor Insurance.
"We have used Ryan on a number of occasions to advise portfolio companies on how best to structure and review their sales team members, processes and operations. The feedback from management teams has always been excellent and his input highly valued. He has an amazing ability to pinpoint flaws in the process that others had overlooked, recommend short and long-term improvements and produce results. He is great fun to work with, is a real people person and is able to get the best out of team members across a range of industries and seniority, from junior sales team members to board level directors and advisers. I would not hesitate to recommend Ryan."
Avent Bezuidenhoudt Senior Fund Manager, The FSE Group
"Ryan advised our Senior Management and HR Team on topics around Talent Attraction and Hiring, at a time when the business was going through a period rapid growth and expansion. Ryan's advice was insightful, practical and incredibly engaging - offering food for thought on topics of Employer Branding, the hiring process and Retention. As a result of Ryan's insights, our HR and Senior Management teams spent time aligning on 'what excellence means for HelloFresh', when we think about the candidates we hire and the process we follow to hire them. Having this clear vision allowed us to build a simple, streamlined recruitment process, where we sought to provide an exciting, yet realistic view of what it means to work for the business and the candidate's potential journey ahead. The end result, being an additional 233 staff members hired to the HelloFresh UK Family in 2016.
Whilst our Talent Attraction and Hiring strategy continues to be a work in progress as we mature as a business, the key takeaways from Ryan certainly guide our decisions and are instilled in the minds of our Senior Management team. He's an engaging speaker who offers practical advice and is always available to offer guidance. It's a pleasure working with him!"
Chloe Bartle People Lead at Hello Fresh UK