Recruit Economics Professionals
Strategic thinking, research, and assessment to unearth high-quality professionals.
Discover how the Economists we place help organisations and their stakeholders
Understanding the impact of economic conditions is crucial for all organisations. These external forces affect market conditions creating direct and indirect consequences for organisations.
Economists conduct impact analysis for organisations which helps to predict how a change in the economic environment will affect their sector. This might be a change in market demand or supply chain disruption, capacity, production, or pricing. More broadly, effects in the wider economy may include job losses or creation, changes to GDP, household income, taxation and demographics.
Organisations including industry, regulators, trade and professional associations, as well as government, depend on economists to digest complex statistical analysis into compelling narratives for a business or policy audience, with the aim of achieving macroeconomic stability or growth.
They also play a vital role in communicating the economic benefits and costs of changes to key stakeholders.
These individuals are precise and analytical; they understand the need for adaptability and strategic thinking. Economists work across sectors, honing in on their industry vertical to build relationships with, and provide valuable tools for, key stakeholders.
Much like that of economics specialists, our work involves strategic thinking, research, and assessment to unearth high-quality professionals.
As one of the few recruitment consultancies specialising in economics placements, we have access to a diverse network of specialists. Our established team of consultants work hard to support, enhance and maintain our network of talent, cultivating candidates best suited to our clients’ needs.
It is our ethos of truly ethical and research-led search and selection consultancy that is central to all that we do. We provide unparalleled insight into core sectors supported by the work of economics professionals, placing these individuals where they are needed most.
Our consultants work with our vast network to successfully generate referrals and identify the ideal candidates for clients. From heads of department to executive level positions and directors; we provide clients with candidates who will expand and enhance their position in the market.
Our dedicated consultants work to build long-term, valuable relationships with both clients and candidates. Drawing on years of experience, our consultants select candidates who will successfully navigate economic policy and offer leading economic analysis. Our unrivalled insight and advanced understanding of the industry enables us to place professionals with the right knowledge and expertise.
We will use the retained search again as they demonstrated that their network and market mapping process uncovers a strong selection of candidates.
We have recently placed our Head of Public Affairs using Murray McIntosh, an important hire for us as we are about to enter a period of transition for the organisation so the role is key support to our Director of Policy and Public Affairs. We had engaged another agency but did not see the quality of candidate we needed.
Lauren talked us through the retained search method and explained how this ensures a thorough search, tied to a timeframe. Our PPA Director found this particularly useful, as we could work around his diary in advance.
We met to brief the role and define expectations on both sides, including a check-in point halfway through the market mapping process to ensure a relevant shortlist was coming together. Lauren was insightful, reliable and very transparent throughout and the process proved to be very efficient.
We started in January. The role was placed 6 weeks later after seeing 6 video interviews on The Lobby platform, inviting 3 candidates for first stage interview, and seeing 2 for a final stage.
We will use the retained search again in future as they demonstrated for us that their network and market mapping process uncovers a strong selection of candidates. That being said, they only introduce those who have demonstrated their interest and commitment to the role, so our time wasn’t wasted by dropouts and the offer process for our favoured candidate was very straightforward.
HR Manager - HR Manager at London chamber of Commerce and Industry
Multiple successful placements across our Public Policy team as well as our Communications and International department.
We started working with Murray McIntosh in 2016, and have since made multiple successful placements across our Public Policy team as well as our Communications and International department. From Economists to niche Tech and Innovation policy roles, to our first permanent Government Affairs hire based in Brussels, they’ve shown a real understanding of the market and our organisational needs,
The MM team always make the effort to understand requirements thoroughly and beyond that, appreciate the importance of culture fit, too.
Working on a retained basis, they develop their process to suit our timescales and always produce shortlists of talented individuals who are well qualified on skillset as well as motivation.
Of our most recent process for a Senior Policy Manager, working on trade policy, our Head of Policy commented on an extremely strong shortlist of stand-out candidates from which it was tough to make a choice!
Katie Milbourn - Director of Group HR at The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Ltd
It was critical that we engaged an agency that could work efficiently and knew how to promote us to a competitive market.
Energy UK has recently been through a restructure and this resulted in a number of key vacancies across our policy and communications teams. This not only presented a challenge for volume candidate attraction but also put pressure on internal administration and interviewing- made even trickier with the challenges the energy industry was facing, resulting in extra time pressures on our managers.
It was critical that we engaged an agency that could work efficiently and knew how to promote us to a competitive market. Having worked with Murray McIntosh for over 7 years, we knew that they had a great network and we put a project plan in place to deliver 10 roles in 10 weeks.
Following a salary benchmarking exercise, we developed a schedule for shortlisting, interviews and even 1st stage interview questions that allowed for unbiased assessment.
Candidates were screened by MM and shortlisted using recorded video interviews which really helped to reduce the impact on managers’ time.
MM understood not just role requirements but our values, including our commitment to D&I. The process was account managed, with regular updates and feedback.
We’ve successfully hired talented and enthusiastic new employees that we are confident will help us provide the best possible service to our members.
Nicola Rowland - Head of HR at Energy UK
Our work across closely linked specialisms has allowed us to build a network and knowledge base that informs our work, improves our delivery and has given us insight into strategic and granular delivery.
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Our successful retainer solutions
A retainer is a three-part process based on the key milestones of an assignment; commencement, shortlist and appointment.
We are accountable for a time-conscious, structured process which guarantees results.
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