Who we are Inspired Selection - a specialist recruitment consultancy dedicated to serving the publishing industry in traditional print and digital media. A Search and Selection service for senior executives, through mid-management to entry level positions, in all disciplines. With offices in Oxford and London, we are well-placed to source candidates from within the two main publishing centres and appoint them into roles across the UK and internationally. Since setting up in 1999 we have established ourselves as the market leader in publishing recruitment.
Inspired Partners 1801 Group acquired Inspired Selection in January 2010. We now have partner companies within the group including: Leading media recruiter serving media agencies and media owners across the UK and Internationally. www.hamblynselection.com Global partnership of media recruiters covering capital cities around the world. www.themediaunion.com Individual and team development programme for senior executives. www.personalbrandspirit.com Inspired Selection also works closely with: JCA Ltd (Occupational psychologists) Providing psychometric analysis on shortlisted candidates. www.jca.biz
Where we operate
Digitally Inspired Activity Inspired has for a number of years been building its digital capability and resource We have with the addition of Hamblyn Media Selection to the Group added several thousand digital candidates We can now cater for a diverse range of digital capability including: e-Publisher, Project Managers, Media Producers, Digital Editors, e-Book Marketers, Strategy Directors, SEO, SEM, etc.
Some Inspiring Facts Inspired Selection was briefed on 1157 assignments in 2008. Inspired Selection placed 406 candidates in over 100 different client companies in 2008. Inspired Selection has made successful placements at over 330 different publishing organisations.
Clients To Be Inspired By Pearson Group Reed Elsevier PLC Taylor & Francis Group Wiley-Blackwell Macmillan British Standards Institute HarperCollins SAGE Publications Hachette Livre UK Sweet & Maxwell Phaidon Press Thomas Telford Walker Books The Stationery Office Egmont Books Nelson Thornes A&C Black Oxford University Press Some of our Clients include:
How We Inspire… Looking After Our Clients Our consultants are dedicated to specific market areas and job functions within publishing, so have an excellent understanding of your market sector as well as candidates’ relevant work experience. Each vacancy is advertised in a variety of targeted media to ensure maximum exposure to candidates who are seeking new opportunities. We ensure that every CV you receive is highly relevant to the vacancy. We ensure that candidates are thoroughly informed about your organisation. We maintain close relationships with our clients, offering advice and counsel when needed and information on market trends and conditions
Working with Candidates Each candidate undergoes a thorough registration interview with their dedicated consultant to assess their needs and goals. Candidates are emailed with daily updates of all of our new roles to ensure that they are fully up to date with every opportunity. Consultants filter candidates and select using expertise/judgement so ensuring only most suitable candidates presented to the Client.
Let Other Clients Inspire You “ I am pleased to recommend Inspired Selection as a recruitment agency that we work closely with at HarperCollins. Their consultants are all from publishing backgrounds, so they have an excellent knowledge of the industry, and the different job roles within publishing. Their approach is also highly professional - they listen carefully to our needs, take feedback well and vet candidates thoroughly before introducing them - a far cry from many other recruitment firms I have experienced! All in all a great firm to work with who have placed many candidates successfully with HarperCollins. I am sure we will continue to partner closely with Inspired for many years to come.” Jen Duckworth - HR Business Partner HarperCollins
Let Other Candidates Inspire You “ Inspired Selection's vacancy update service shows the range of exciting and high profile jobs they have on offer. This, combined with their professional, friendly service, made me feel they had my best career interests at heart - it paid off as I'm about to start a fabulous new job they found for me!” Lucy Winder (Editor at the International Bar Association) “ From my introductory interview, to being offered a job, I found Inspired Selection offered a very friendly and professional recruitment service, which I can whole heartedly recommend.” Helen Johnson (Key Accounts Executive at The Stationery Office) “ Inspired Selection have really helped me further my career. The people there are great - they listen when you tell them what kind of job you would like and don’t waste your time with unsuitable roles. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to any of my friends in editorial, or to employers who are recruiting. “ Emma Reitano, Deputy Editor, The Tax Journal, LexisNexis
Inspired Marketing & Advertising All vacancies receive maximum exposure to the publishing market. Roles are advertised in relevant trade press, such as: The Bookseller www.thebookseller.co.uk
Inspired Marketing & Advertising All vacancies receive maximum exposure to the publishing market. All roles are advertised on our own fully interactive and widely promoted website: www.inspiredselection.com Roles are advertised in relevant trade press, such as: The Bookseller www.thebookseller.co.uk and in The Media Guardian www. guardian .co.uk/ media . We also advertise roles on We also are the only publishing recruitment agency to exhibit at the London Book Fair.
Inspired Relationships We work hard to be more than simply a supplier of recruitment services. Our aim is to partner with our clients in talent management. Whatever your recruitment needs are, whether hiring new staff or restructuring your department, we are here to help.
Inspired Contacts Please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly teams would welcome the chance to meet you. London Office Oxford Office Hedges House First Floor Offices 153-155 Regent Street Golden Cross Court London 4 Cornmarket Street W1B 4JE Oxford OX1 3EX 0207 440 1500 01865 260270 Email: [email_address] Web: www.inspiredselection.com