How successful companies think about talent.

Our Talent Decision Engine uses machine learning to identify, categorize and rank talent across geographies to better understand what’s happening in different locations, sectors and functional areas of expertise.

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Identifies the signals within the noise


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Single Location Analysis

Identify neighborhoods with access to the highest quality and largest talent pool.
Understand talent composition and trends to help you prioritize the right neighborhoods and avoid massive search costs.

Key Features

Compare employer characteristics such as employee skill type, quality, headcount, talent growth or contraction, and salary

Identify neighborhoods with surprising talent characteristics that are under the radar

Dynamic Company Report

Compare companies in any region
Gain insights into key trend data in order to easily monitor & assess the performance of any company in any region in the world.

Get a unique Credit Score per company to augment standard financial data reports

Key Features

Global & Local Core vs Non-Core Talent Comparisons

Global vs Local Hiring Trends over Time

Global Employee Distribution & Local Employee Role

Global vs Local TalentRank

Market Canvassing Reports

Quickly dive in and understand your next prospective client
We help you consolidate a comparative analysis of a specific company with multi-level market research in one simple report.

Key Features

Analyze and understand the current landscape of your client and its top five competitors

View side-by-side comparisons of density, talent pool, and growth trends amongst competitors

Branded with your company’s logo, we’ll establish a partnership to help strengthen your story

Simple and digestible single report to quickly captivate your audience

Metro Benchmarking Analysis

Identify the optimal location for your next office
Compare the characteristics of a specific talent pool between multiple cities in the United States or internationally, pinpoint optimal locations and avoid costly  site selection mistakes.

Key Features

View side-by-side comparisons of depth of quality, diversity, seniority, tenure and experience

Assess market competitiveness including concentration of talent, salary, job openings & tenure

Track the inflow and outflow of target talent to identify growing and shrinking hubs in real time

Rank MSAs within a real estate portfolio to identify which offices to keep and which to consolidate

When we needed to concentrate our workplace strategy on the best growth markets for top engineering talent, we looked to Terrain data to help us understand which were the best growth markets that had the deepest talent pools. We were able to quickly understand the best cities for us with the right talent, while streamlining our operations to achieve significant cost savings.

Roger van Overbeek, Director of Corporate Real Estate

Before Terrain, we didn’t know where the best markets for talent were for our business. Terrain helped us identify the top geos, and gave us the insights we needed to build a strategy we were confident about, and that would allow us to have data-driven conversations with executives.

Leslie Pendergrast, Chief People Officer

When one of our portfolio companies was struggling to hire top talent in their core market, we tapped Terrain to help identify optimal markets to expand into. Their data helped us determine where the best, deepest and most cost-effective talent pools were that mapped to our companies specific technical requirements. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results.

Hannah Johnson, Head of HR

We were initially introduced to Terrain via our broker after we'd already made a final site selection decision in a new city. Despite this, our broker asked Terrain to help us compare our final two cities. The insights they provided were surprising, our runner-up city actually outperformed our selected city on nearly every metric! This led to a number of executive-level conversations around our global workforce strategy. Since then, we've worked with Terrain to analyze talent in cities across the world in EMEA, APAC, LATAM, and North America.

VP of Global Real Estate & Workplace for High Tech Company (Confidential)

When Transactive started thinking about where in mainland Europe to establish our 2nd headquarters location we were struggling to really assess the pros & cons of the talent pools across different cities & countries. It’s easy to assess things like salaries and rent but choosing the wrong location and not having success in hiring the engineering and operations talent we needed would have set us back substantially. Terrain was able to provide us with the insight we needed to confidently select Vilnius, Lithuania as an optimal location to recruit the talent we needed.

Daniel Edwards, CEO

These guys are not a research firm. Terrain is a next gen technology solution. The insights we got from them gave us clarity into the best markets with the best talent for our business, and enabled us to take immediate action.
That’s unprecedented.

Pallaw Sharma, Chief Data Science Officer

When we wanted to look at Acquihire targets to augment our technical talent acquisition efforts, Terrain’s machine learning enabled us to process massive amounts of data and surface a multitude of new options very quickly. Pairing this with our own team’s network & knowledge provided us with a bespoke yet robust universe of companies fast & efficiently.

John, Corporate Development Leader

In the past, the post-acquisition process of identifying and retaining top talent was a manual and cumbersome process that would have taken us months. With the Terrain data, we were able to quickly analyze the acquired team, identify top performers who were “at risk” of churning, and begin formulating a retention strategy -  all within 30 days.

John Jenkins, Fmr CFO

Terrain provides us with unique insights into talent at both the market and individual building level that no one else has. It has allowed us to provide a differentiated level of advice and service to our clients, which gives us a significant advantage over our competitors and increases our transaction volume.

Jeff Weber, Managing Director

Terrain’s data platform provides us with access to insights that we cannot get anywhere else. Combined with our own market knowledge, it enables us to develop investment conviction through all nature of volatility.

Rajiv Patel, President

Terrain’s solution fit our needs perfectly. Their data was tremendously helpful in narrowing our list of target cities, providing the quantitative data we were seeking in order to build conviction on our location strategy, and helping us identify where we could optimize the candidate pool across several different functions. The Terrain team was highly engaged and invested in our expansion success, resulting in a fast and efficient process.

Brad Woodcox, Head of Operations

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