Our Strategy

We have a strategic plan at MBA. It is called "doing things really well". We think like our customers and we care about our candidates in equal measure. And when we are not executing on this promise, we are knee deep in data; collecting it, analysing it and delivering off the back of it. We wouldn’t be MBA if we weren’t dreamers as well though and we are addicted to innovation, whether technology or technique.

Hear from our CEO & Founder Matt Burton on delivering on those promises and what we see as the future for both MBA & our clients.

MBA are deeply embedded sector specialists

MBA combines a management consulting mindset with total talent solutions methodology to advise clients on all recruiting practices. From proposition development and campaign design, to talent mapping and psychometric testing, we provide you with the very best talent tools and techniques available and confidence in the selection process.

Our service is combined with a granular understanding of the industries in which we operate, an expansive network and a team of experienced sector specialist consultants and proven source and selection techniques. We do this all with an agile approach to commercials from our award winning MSP and RPO solutions to our cost effective, transparently priced and efficiently executed contingency solution.

We're entrepreneurial

Our business was built by, and is run by, entrepreneurs, so:

  • We’re always excited by the prospect of work and never scared of the competition
  • As entrepreneurs, we’re always on the lookout for new innovations and ideas which gain a competitive edge
  • We’re better able to translate the concerns and insights of our clients into solutions, making them truly tailored
  • We give our people freedom to achieve results the way they want to, thus encouraging their entrepreneurial spirit and increasing their commitment and engagement

We’re agile

Our clients benefit from our agility because we can better meet their demands:

  • We’re able to scale up and down according to their requirements
  • We’re able to welcome change and harness it to their advantage
  • Projects are delivered faster, and to budget
  • We welcome and value face-to-face communication
  • We regularly pause and reflect on how we can be more effective and fine-tune our behaviour accordingly

We’re disruptive

Our tendency to disrupt benefits clients because it leads to a better solution:

  • We don’t accept the status quo in our industry and are constantly looking for new ways of doing things
  • By embracing digital disruption we can engage the best candidates differently, and more effectively, across a range of non-traditional touchpoints
  • Digital innovation often equates with speed - we’ll not only provide better solutions, we’ll deliver them faster
  • Disruption keeps us agile – we can respond rapidly to new propositions and ideas

MBA was born out of frustration

MBA was born out of frustration.

Frustration with the lack client value; frustration with the transactional nature of recruitment; and frustration with the mercenary lens our industry looks through.

We have come a long way since 2008 and have a very clear perspective of why we exist and what are our definition of customer success looks like.”