Case Studies

“Once capability and competence criteria are met, behaviours and cultural fit are the key factors most likely to determine the successful hire and integration of a leader. There’s too much at stake to make a recruitment and selection mistake when scaling a business”.

Kate Shahid, Managing Director, Mosaic Partners

Executive Recruitment Project


Mosaic Partners were engaged to support the region’s talent integration specialists, NRG, in a leadership recruitment and succession planning project for a scaling digital business based in the North East.


To work in partnership with NRG to provide consultancy support to a pair of successful local entrepreneurs who were looking to build internal leadership capability and develop talent and succession plans to help grow their business effectively.


Working in close partnership with NRG’s Chief Executive and the Executive Recruitment Team, Mosaic completed a detailed analysis of the organisation’s history and growth strategy. We consulted with the business leaders regarding areas of strength, cautions and gaps that existed in the leadership team at that time. The results of this exercise and reporting were then used to develop leadership and succession plans to support growth ambitions.

Mosaic liaised closely with both the client and NRG throughout the search and selection process, carrying out role benchmarking and profiling all shortlisted candidates to form an additional layer in the recruitment process with an emphasis on behavioural and cultural fit.

Results and Impact

  • The following results and impact were reported:
  • Increased levels of self-awareness of business leaders including leadership styles and environmental preferences.
  • Greater relational awareness and reduction in team conflict.
  • Enhanced understanding of talent and skills gaps on the leadership team.
  • Successful development and implementation of leadership and succession plan, aligned to business growth strategy.
  • Additional layer of important candidate information utilised in the recruitment process.
  • Successful leadership appointments and tailored on-boarding to integrate candidates quickly.
Client Testimonials

Client Quote

“Mosaic Partners delivered personalised profiling and interpretation feedback for a leading scaling digital fashion business, where NRG were engaged to conduct search and selection for two director level appointments as a succession planning model for the 2 business owners.

The profiling proved significant in the successful outcome of the recruitment exercise not least in the consultancy feedback of the two owners but in supporting the successful appointments for two new directors, and subsequent appointments of two non-exec directors.

Mosaic deliver a high quality service which adds value to key decision making in high profile assessment of candidates.”

Therese Liddle, Chief Executive NRG and Regional Vice-Chair of the Institute of Directors

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