Executive search is not simply about acquiring talent, but requires the skilled management of a complex process that involves a deep understanding of the culture and motivation of our clients and the candidates with whom we interact, allied to our deep knowledge of the marketplace.
The direction of executive search has moved from knowing where to look for talent to adding value at every step of the process by expertly marrying the expectations of both the client and the candidates and matching talent to the business’ goals, culture and future strategy.
It also means adding real value and offering genuine choice. Simply meeting the brief, whilst essential, is no longer enough. Diversity is not a mantra, but part of a cohesive effort to reflect the changing face of business and to give our clients the best choices. We believe that talent transcends boundaries and it is right to challenge preconceptions.
We believe in regular and comprehensive communication with both clients and candidates reflecting honesty and clarity. Pace and speed are virtues of quality and are key to success. Imagination, flair and effort all play their essential part. No matter how good the technical approach, we are dealing with people. We never lose sight of that human touch. Equally, we need to know what our sectors and markets are doing – and also what keeps their leaders awake at night. By combining these skills we go the extra step and aim to delight rather than simply please – and ensure that clients give us repeat mandates. Long standing relationships, rather than transactional work, benefits us all.
Our reputation in the UK and globally is second to none. We are not so large as to confine our operations through excessive off limits, but have critical mass and are sector leaders in a number of areas. We are also unusual in having strong presence across the UK. We make a real impact to our clients and provide an exceptional service. Nothing matters more to us than that.
Our teams are divided into practice groups across a range of disciplines. Each team has strength in depth, being led by a partner supported by sector specialists. For more information about each Practice group and examples of our assignments, please click here.