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Niche companies

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Isis Innovation Ltd (Oxford University)

The overview

Isis Innovation Ltd is the highly successful technology transfer company owned by the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated by the University. Working with over four thousand of the world’s brightest minds, Isis helps translate their ideas and expertise into projects that make a tangible difference to businesses and governments through technology licensing and the formation of spin-out companies.

Working relationship

We are intricately involved in Isis’s recruitment process: processing application forms and CVs, dealing with enquiries, administering psychometric testing, handling shortlisting, and conducting initial face-to-face and telephone interviews. We work closely with the Isis HR team throughout the recruitment cycle to ensure that there is a seamless and successful recruitment experience for both the recruiting manager and the candidates.

Placements include those joining the life and physical science teams who manage projects from inception to spin out.

For more details visit the Isis Innovation website

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Private school

The project

We were approached by the headmaster of a prestigious private school on behalf of the Board of Governors and senior management team to conduct, collate and report on a survey carried out to ascertain parent satisfaction across all year groups.


Due to the success in the implementation of this confidential report we were asked to repeat the exercise three years later where positive feedback from parents was consistent across all year groups.

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