Our Contributors

Our thought leaders share their expertise and unique, informed insights into how companies can harness innovative talent acquisition strategies to drive greater business value and results.

Heather DeLand


Heather is Executive Creative Director for PeopleScout’s EMEA Talent Advisory Business. She has headed up multi-award-winning creative departments in both London and New York, and now looks after a broad team delivering creative, film, technology, media planning, social and project management specifically designed to take on talent challenges. She enjoys partnering with clients to make the most of a changing market, and is a regular public speaker for diversity and inclusion, as well as innovation. Heather mentors with global organization She Says, which encourages female creative talent to progress within the industry.

Nicole Fuqua


Nicole has been a part of the PeopleScout team since April 2017 as a content marketing coordinator in the Chicago headquarters. In addition to her contributions to PeopleScout NEXT, she also hosts the Talking Talent with PeopleScout podcast and webinar series. Nicole comes to the talent acquisition industry after spending five years working as a journalist at television stations across the Midwest. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Fiadhna McEvoy


Fiadhna strives to create a talented team that can push boundaries and continuously grow and develop its assessment offering. Because she has a talented team, she can deliver the best talent for her clients – high-performing employees who are happy and engaged at work. Fiadhna is fascinated by what drives people to come to work and perform, be happy, and stick around. With the assessment team sitting at the heart of a much broader resourcing offer, she works alongside some amazingly talented creative and digital teams, and this allows her to blend the science that is so important to her, as a chartered occupational psychologist, with the art that allows a very different way of thinking about a problem.

Victoria Officer


Victoria works as a senior consultant on the assessment and development services team and is a qualified business psychologist. She is particularly passionate about innovating within the discipline of occupational psychology in order to blend rigorous science with the art of the possible — ensuring organizations get robust solutions with a positive candidate experience. As a manager, Victoria is very keen to instill a growth mindset in her team and to encourage creative thinking to identify new and exciting opportunities to help others.

Fraser Rix


Fraser is a Senior Talent Manager for PeopleScout working on the Omnicom Media Group account in Australia. Based within PHD, Australia’s fastest growing Media Network, he manages all external recruitment and is continually trying to find better ways of working within a tight market. He enjoys working with clients to solve interesting business challenges, over and above pure recruitment needs, and works closely with the leadership teams to achieve this. What’s most important to Fraser is delivering the right outcomes and watching people who start with the business flourish and grow to be future stars.

Paula Simmons


As part of PeopleScout’s talent advisory practice, Paula leads strategic planning, which is focused on connecting insight across skill sets, demographics and the employee lifecycle to employer brand and recruitment communications strategies. She is responsible for partnering with specialists across the business to shape client solutions that deliver the candidates that clients need to drive organizational performance. Paula joined PeopleScout through the acquisition of UK RPO, resourcing and employer branding company TMP Holdings Ltd. Previously, she worked in a range of corporate communications roles, both in-house and in agency.

Simon Wright


Simon, Managing Partner, Advisory Services at PeopleScout, brings together PeopleScout’s broad capabilities around employer branding, assessment, insight and diversity. Simon and his team design and execute strategies and programs that make a tangible contribution to improved organizational performance. Simon joined PeopleScout through the acquisition of TMP Holdings LTD, an independent UK RPO, resourcing and employer branding company. Prior to working with PeopleScout, Simon spent time in both agency and in-house roles in the UK and Australia spanning a variety of sectors.

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