About Us

The inclusive search firm...

What is Inventum Search? 

An executive search firm with a laser-sharp focus on diversity and inclusion

What is our aim?

To increase diversity at the executive, c-suite and board level

How do we do it? 

Incredible networks, decades of experience, cutting-edge technology and a highly scientific methodology

Why are we doing it? 

Diverse and inclusive companies are socially innovative AND highly commercial

'My partners and I have all been in executive-level recruitment and search for a long time. And for most of those years, conversations about diversity and inclusion, especially at executive and board level, were rare. It wasn’t on the agenda and there were too few diverse candidates with the right experience applying for senior roles.

Diversity has always been important to all of us at Inventum. As the products of a combination of diverse backgrounds ourselves (although frankly, our own stories are unimportant in the bigger picture) we decided that change wasn’t just going to happen on its own, so we decided to launch Inventum Search to redress that balance in the best way we knew how.

Inventum Search is part of the Wells Tobias Recruitment Group that we founded in 2005. Whilst we have always provided search and executive-level recruitment at Wells Tobias, we felt we needed a different brand to help tell and shape our own evolving story around diversity and inclusion, and hence Inventum Search (meaning discovery) was born in early 2018.

Our motivations for Inventum Search are straight-forward...

Ethics - Diversity and inclusion in business has a lot to do with fairness and equality. It's about creating workplaces that are inclusive for all members of society. There remains considerable under-representation of women, ethnic and racial minorities, members of the LGBT+ community, older workers and the disabled (including those with neuro-diverse conditions) at the upper echelons of the corporate world.

Commerciality - diversity is great for business. McKinsey & Co’s report ‘Why Diversity Matters’ and its follow up ‘Delivering Through Diversity’ clearly demonstrate the linear relationship between diversity at the executive level and organisational performance. Diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their non-diverse competitors.

The great news is that the message is starting to get through; our clients, ranging from tech start-ups through to multinational organisations, are embracing the significant innovation and new ways of business-thinking that a diverse and inclusive workplace brings.'

Adam Tobias (Partner)

Transforming Talent & Culture...

Our sister company Inventum Consulting delivers strategy and execution to increase workplace inclusion and workforce diversity & belongingOur expertise in talent management enabled us to appreciate, first hand, the tremendous benefits a truly inclusive culture brings to business. We enable our clients to improve inclusion in their organisation, build diverse teams and increase belonging throughout their workforce.

Organisations today are 6 times more likely to fail than just 40 years ago – killed by a lack of innovation, resilience and adaptability in the face of relentless change. We’re at the gateposts of the 4th Industrial Revolution – artificial intelligence, digitisation and automation is impacting the very fabric of every workplace; organisations need to fundamentally change the way they engage with their biggest and most important asset – their workforce. But the way talent is attracted, retained, developed, managed and deployed hasn’t changed at nearly the same pace.

Diversity & Inclusion equals performance and profits...

  • Diverse organisations are 35% more likely to outperform their competitors
  • Creating teams based on Diversity of Thought’ enables faster innovation and scale of new products and services
  • Companies with diverse leadership earn 50% of revenue from products and services launched within the last 3 years (Innovation Revenue)
  • Organisations with diverse leadership are 70% more likely to capture new market share
  • Culturally intelligent leaders are 3.5 times more likely to extract the full potential from their workforce

      (*Sources: BCG, McKinsey & Co, HBR, Forbes)

What we do:

  • Inclusion & Diversity Training & Education developing leadership and talent, creating understanding about the commercial and ethical opportunities enabled by inclusion and diversity
  • Inclusion & Diversity Auditing taking a health check of your organisation to best understand where you are at and what improvements can be made
  • Behavioural & Psychometric Profiling - to enable insight into existing ‘cognitive fit’ where the gaps are and how to build great teams
  • Legal Guidance advising on legal compliance and understanding the Equality Act (2010)
  • Inclusive Attraction & Retention Strategy to ensure your process is truly inclusive and diverse
  • Workforce Engagement Programmes improving staff engagement and belonging through inclusion and diversity training and activities
  • Internal & External Communications – to ensure your workforce receive clear messaging around inclusion and diversity, help you carry your message to market and customers and crisis communications
  • People & Organisational Change/Transformation assisting your business to define, design and deliver the; Strategy, Target Operating Model, Organisational Structure and Technology to support an inclusive and diverse culture

Our team:

We draw on our own diverse team to build project teams delivering bespoke client solutions. Our team includes:

  • Talent Management Specialists
  • HR Consultants
  • Organisational Psychologists & Psychiatrists
  • Marketeers & Communications Professionals
  • Transformation & Change Consultants
  • Diversity Consultants
  • Well-being Practitioners

For more information about Inventum Consulting, our services and team and how we can deliver inclusive solutions, contact Adam Tobias on 020 3008 4335 / adam@inventumsearch.com