Confidas People have carried out a number of assignments for me. The combination of extensive referencing and psychometric testing that Confidas People undertakes is an essential part of my management due diligence and gives a real insight into the likely behaviours of the individuals.
Senior Partner, Dunedin LLP
We have engaged the Confidas team on a number of management due diligence assignments and have been consistently impressed with the quality of their output and flexibility to work to what are often challenging timescales. The insight they provide into both individuals and the dynamic across management teams has proven scarily accurate on many occasions and has been invaluable in helping us to identify potential gaps, development needs or other key changes necessary to deliver optimum people performance across our investments.
Director, Maven Capital Partners
Confidas People undertook a key piece of referencing work for us. The referencing exercise was extensive, thorough and accessed a great cross section of relevant people providing us with the confidence we needed. We look forward to working with Confidas People again
Investment Director, Palatine Impact Fund
Confidas People make a difference by providing insight into our management teams which enables us not only to make an assessment of their capability but also their ability to work as a cohesive unit and how we, as an Investor can most effectively work with them to achieve our mutual objectives. Confidas People stand out for an ability to generate good depth of referencing activity, including un-named references which are typically difficult and time consuming to obtain.
Investment Manager, Mercia Asset Management
Confidas People were excellent at profiling our shortlisted candidates for an important Executive Board position within Pulsant. The psychometric profiling assessments, with the detailed reporting proved to be very insightful and an important part of our process. We are very grateful to the team for turning this around within the tight timescales requested. I would highly recommend and look forward to using them again in the near future.
HR Director, Pulsant
We engaged the Confidas team to help with a management team reset and provide clarity on the ideal profile for an incoming CEO. Their work was superb and provided an immense level of unique and valuable insight, in addition the advice and guidance to support development plans for the team was a rare example of practical and executable advice.
We cannot overstate the importance of this work and support from the Confidas team. It was crucial to our decision making process.
Would highly recommend to anyone trying to improve team effectiveness.
Investment Director. Bridges Fund Management
We have worked with Bruce and the team in the past and recently used Confidas People to assess multiple final stage candidates for a key position for one of our portfolio businesses. We look forward to working with Bruce over the next few months, as their scientific approach is effective in assessing people remotely and would give us peace of mind that we are making well informed decisions during this essential period of social distancing and when face to face meetings are not appropriate. Bruce’s team are also very efficient and really easy to work with, we would thoroughly recommend them.
Bridges Fund Management Growth Team
We used Confidas People to help assess people remotely when face to face meetings were difficult and to keep a process moving during the shutdown. This not only helped to keep candidates engaged but also added some real insight to help guide our decision making. We will definitely continue to involve Confidas People in management assessments for deals we are considering during this period as it really helps get under the skin of who we are backing under normal circumstances but, which is so much harder without the ability to meet in person
Founding Partner, Inspirit Capital
People are the key part of any investment and Confidas provide a valuable insight into the team dynamic at a critical point in the investment process. Management teams see the process as additive to the future value of the business, identifying gaps and areas which are resource constrained, ensuring a proper support network and resource plan is put in place for the future growth of the business.
Foresight Group, Investment Manager