Case Studies
Case Studies

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From diversity to strategy, compassion, innovation and everything in-between, see how we've helped companies across the globe connect talent strategies with business performance.

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Telecommunications
Telecommunications
Selecting the right leaders for market and business context
Reviving revenue and market share by increasing diversity through shaking up a stale, biased leadership selection process
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Telecommunications
Telecommunications
Unlocking potential by understanding the Human Capitalisation Rate in context
Working with a FTSE 10 telecoms provider, Chemistry used its proprietary IP to measure the Human Capitalisation Rate and modify the team management of 12 accounts, resulting in a 12.7% performance growth within 12 months.
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Telecommunications
Telecommunications
Facilitating a transition in sales focus to modernised digital products
Working with a renowned global telecommunications company, Chemistry's pioneering WGLL™ methodology was used to transform sales team behaviour, resulting in a 21% turnaround in revenue performance within 12 months.
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FMCG
FMCG
Creating an organisation reflective of its customers to compete on a global stage
How can a world leading drinks manufacturer more accurately reflect its consumers? Our work pioneered diversity as a competitive advantage for this global FMCG company, paving the way for it to become one of the most respected FTSE 100 companies on diversity and inclusiveness.
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Healthcare
Healthcare
Sick leave reduction boosts staff productivity and patient care
Working with one of the NHS' largest trusts, Chemistry's algorithmic hiring platform was used to reduce admin in the hiring process, ensure that the most qualified and compassionate candidates were not being overlooked and free up nurses' time spent in recruitment. Our follow up highlighted the happy consequence of creating a team truly committed to the wellbeing of their patients – a staggering 60% drop in the number of staff sick days.
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Telecommunications
Telecommunications
The fastest corporate turnaround in UK history via a people-first approach
Our work with this client was an extraordinary example of the power of people in driving business change. Chemistry were completely immersed within the business to understand its complexities and the crossroad it had come to, rolling out and hiring, developmental and performance programmes and platforms to take it from debts and dire straits to corporate turnaround and £700m takeover within two years.
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Software
Software
Winning in a competitive talent market for sales
Understanding what talent to invest in and the speed at which it can develop is key to developing a successful sales academy. Working with Chemistry, this global software and cloud app business created an award winning early-talent hiring strategy for sales, selecting 500 candidates from 40,000 applications across 25 different countries in just six months. The programme achieved gender parity and a 73% decrease in applicant drop out and the new sales talent went on to contribute to organisational record revenues.
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Financial Services
Financial Services
Igniting innovation by accelerating towards agile ways of working
Even the "world's most innovative company" had doubts about transitioning to agile, worried that over half of its workforce would be opposed to a new way of working. Our insights revealed this was a baseless preconception, equipping the client with a roadmap to agile working within three years.
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Retail
Retail
Creating market leadership through sector leading in-store talent
Responding to changes in the smartphone market this global mobile phone operator wanted to switch its retail operation from sales to service, while increasing revenue and market share. By understanding the change in consumer expectations and translating this into corresponding employee behaviour to meet them, they became the dominant mobile phone retailer in the UK.
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Construction
Construction
A team to deliver Europe’s largest infrastructure project
This ground-breaking organisation needed to understand the leadership capability required to lead £multi-billion investments with multiple stakeholders across the private and public sectors – and quickly. Chemistry delivered the necessary leadership changes and in tandem, transformed the organisation’s at scale hiring processes, through a customised blend of online and offline assessment experiences and a flawless apprenticeship program.
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3 leadership lessons from a lifetime of observation

Leadership is one of the most debated topics in business. Over the last seventeen years with Chemistry I have had the good fortune to profile and work with exceptional leaders….

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The Life Changing Magic Of NOT Doing The Same Thing And Expecting Different Results.

Why the ‘right team’ in the ‘wrong context’ can be a disaster for business We often talk about the importance of giving feedback as a leader. This week I’m writing…

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Covid-19: After “The Great Disruption” do businesses have the right leaders in place for our new context?

For as long as any of us care to remember we have been chasing the holy grail of a business that disrupts an industry or sector. To find the Uber…

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A lesson in leadership from one of the greats: Hire Great. Nothing less will do.

This year marks my 28th year in the world of talent. Whether or not that makes me an expert, I’ll leave to my clients to comment, but 28 years definitely…

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What is the cost of poor leadership?

We all feel the cost of poor leadership. We’re living it right now. The mismanagement of a pandemic, prejudicial police tactics, inaction on climate change – the cost is severe….

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Working from home best practice – what does the research say?

In the process of developing our new assessment tool to better help you understand a distributed workforce in the “new normal” we have done a lot of reading to inform…

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Transforming businesses to adapt to the “new normal” – what should success look like for you?

If you are anything like me you will have been thinking a lot about the future recently, and what it holds for the organisational structure of your business in the…

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CVs are BS: There has to be a better way to recruit talent

Deep down we all know that the CV is total nonsense. “Please sum up the entirety of your professional career and every important thing you’ve ever done at work onto…

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Is there such a thing as empathetic capitalism?

One of our favourite weekly podcasts is Professor Scott Galloway’s Pivot. Though he is a self-professed Capitalist, he has some very forthright views on what that should actually mean that…

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The True Measure of Leadership

How do you judge the value of the leaders in your business? What are the true measures of CEO performance? We tend to judge the value of a leadership team…

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