Aptitude partnership

Aptitude Software engaged with Nicholson Search and Selection to help them to make strategic hires within the UK and North America.

Background

Aptitude Software are a software provider that help “CFOs to navigate the rapid pace of finance and accounting change”. Their tailored service works with elements of finance digitisation, subscription management, compliance and revenue management to provide clients with a clear solution to drive growth.

Their clientele range widely, working within areas such as: sales, marketing, engineering, and professional services.

Consistently innovating with the times, Aptitude have recently rebranded, launched a UK company acquisition and have also moved to working completely cloud-based. Their ethos of driving change echoes through their company culture.

Aptitude Software have been working with James and the team at Nicholson for many years.
We have a very successful working partnership which has resulted in many strategic hires within the UK and North America. This success has helped Aptitude Software to grow and scale and is a testament to James and the team at Nicholson.

Clare Groom

Chief People Officer, Aptitude Software

Approach

The search involves sourcing candidates at different levels, suitable for different roles within the same team. The consultants undertake a thorough face-to-face candidate screening, submit a refined shortlist of candidates to the organisation for review before arranging interviews. Our consultants support the final selection process, make the offers and close the successful candidates whilst providing thorough feedback to all parties.

Result: A growing team

Across the UK and US, Nicholson Search and Selection have placed over 190 people over the span of 10-12 years.

Although we work on both retained and contingency searches with Aptitude, we largely work with them exclusively. We attribute this to the time and care taken to truly know their business and our track-record of delivery.

12
years working together
190
people placed
3
continents covered

Our summary

Working closely with Aptitude has been very rewarding. As the nature of their searches are very niche, it’s been an enjoyable challenge. I’ve found that if you dedicate time to understand the needs of individual business units and how companies operate internally – it accelerates your delivery and allows you to grow and develop alongside your clients. I’ve gone on to work with them across 3 continents.

James Dobinson

Associate Director, Nicholson Search and Selection