A Career WithHAMILTON BRADSHAW Investing in People with Passion
Investing in people Contents with passion. Hamilton Bradshaw Companies - Introduction / 3 - DRC Locums / 17 - James Caan / 5 - HB International / 19 - About the HB Group / 7 - Gemini / 21 - HB Portfolio Industry Sectors / 8 - Attenti / 23 - Our People / 9 - Caritas / 25 - Training / 13 - Eden Brown / 27 - Career Structure / 14 - EIC / 29 - Remuneration / 15 - Synergy Group / 31 - Some of our Clients / 16 - Resourcing Group / 33 - Webrecruit / 35 - The Real Deal / 43 - Exsurgo / 37 - Get The Job You Really Want / 45 - HB Retinue / 39 - Corporate and Social Responsibility / 47 - En-Spiral / 41
IntroductionHamilton Bradshaw (HB) is a leading specialist The businesses joining our portfolio often seekmid-market private equity firm, based in talented individuals to join their teams; to supportMayfair, London. We invest primarily in the the growth planned by their partnership withhuman capital sector, with a specific focus us. Positions range from Junior Consultants toand specialism in recruitment businesses. Our Managing Directors.investment strategy is to identify opportunities This book will provide you with more informationfor buyout and future capital. about the Hamilton Bradshaw group, industryWe provide companies with a combination sectors of our current portfolio companies, training,of financial investment as well as commercial career structure, clients and detailed information onexpertise to facilitate growth and maximize each of our companies. Explore the informationshareholder value. contained in this book to determine where your skills might be best matched and please apply toWe seek strong management teams of profitable that company or companies.businesses looking to accelerate growth bypartnering with a strategic investor.Our investment management team comprise ofhighly experienced and professional entrepreneurialtalent who are highly focused on adding value toour portfolio businesses. For more information: T: 020 7499 5151 www.hamiltonbradshaw.com
It’s yourattitude not James Caanyour aptitude James Caan is one of the UK’s most respected James is well known as a UK expert andthat determines entrepreneurs and a global name in recruitment. Since 1985, he has founded two global recruitment firms that today have a combined spokesperson for the employment sector. He is a frequent commentator in the media, and is an active advisor to the government on new policiesyour altitude. turnover of over £1 billion – Alexander Mann for business. The recent launch of his book, ‘Get and Hamilton Bradshaw Human Capital. the Job You Really Want’, has reinforced his James set up Private Equity firm Hamilton commitment to the employment sector and it has Bradshaw (HB) in 2004, to specifically invest been extremely well received by both candidates in recruitment businesses across all stages. and recruitment experts alike. The group now boasts a portfolio of over 30 James is a keen philanthropist, having donated companies. and raised money for various causes over the James is passionate about investing in people not past 10 years. He established The JCF in 2010, just businesses. He believes it’s important to work a charitable foundation which has raised over half closely with his portfolio management teams to a million pounds for a variety projects in the UK help develop and nurture support staff at all levels and overseas. and guide them through their career paths. For more information: T: 020 7499 5151 www.hamiltonbradshaw.com
About the Hamilton BradshawHB Group Portfolio Industry SectorsNow one of the Top 50 global recruitmentbusinesses, HB is experiencing excitinggrowth in the UK. DRC Locums Health Care Locum Doctors HB International Financial Services En-Spiral Environment & Engineering Gemini Digital Media & Marketing HB Retinue RPO attenti webrecruit Public Sector Executive Online Recruitment Search Exsurgo Caritas FMCG Social Care Resourcing Group Eden Brown The Built Environment & The Built Environment, Social Public Sector Care & Public Sector Synergy EIC Social Care & Public International Recruitment Sector
Our PeopleA selection of team members who workwithin our portfolio companies. Alastair Maynard Natashja van der Westhuizen Peter Milne Catherine Davis Associate Director Principal Consultant Financial Controller HR Director Being part of HB Group has Alastair has been part of Resourcing Group since Natashja started her recruitment career in 2004 in the Peter Milne is Group Financial Controller for HB Catherine Davis has been Group HR Director for DRC enabled me to realise my own March 2005 as part of the Public Sector Property Services Division and has successfully established private sector. In her spare time she volunteered for a charity and, on discovering an enthusiasm for the Human Capital. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand he came to the UK and Group and a member of the Board of HB Healthcare since January 2010. Prior to this she was HR Services Director for PULSE Healthcare Limited. Catherine is a potential as well as provide himself as a leading professional in his field. In 2009 Alastair was promoted to Associate Director. Whilst third sector, joined Eden Brown, a leading specialist in third sector recruitment. She gained valuable industry worked for a number of high profile organisations such as NatWest, RBS and Boots. During his time at chartered member of the CIPD with a PG Dip HRM with over 11 years experience in the recruitment industry. building on his connections Alastair has established experience which resulted in a promotion in 2011 Hamilton Bradshaw Human Capital Group, Peter has me with access to high quality long term strategic partnerships and is leading the way in innovative solutions for the Housing Market. He to Principal Recruitment Consultant. Now with six years of third sector experience, Natashja’s expertise guided his Finance team through a transformation into a Group Finance function. His team now Catherine feels that being part of HB has enabled her to realise her potential and gain invaluable experience at board level. She says, “The benefits of being part of the individuals that constantly was the top fee earner for the group in 2010/2011 as well as assisting in the growth of Resourcing Group’s has been recognised by clients and candidates, securing her excellent reputation within the industry. operates as a shared service centre for the seven HB Human Capital Group of companies and three HB portfolio are numerous; a strong brand presence for starters. As an HR practitioner I now have access brand within the market. He says, “Being part of HB She says, “The HB group really invests in its staff by external companies. Peter says, “Working as part of challenge and improve our Group has enabled me to realise my own potential as well as provide me with access to high quality providing continual training opportunities. HB have really opened doors for Eden Brown in terms of the HB group I have gained invaluable experience in the management of a large team. It’s an exciting to a team of specialists within the HB portfolio to assist with problem solving, new initiatives and to share best practice ideas. More importantly, employees are not business performance. individuals that constantly challenge and improve our business performance.” clients and candidates but at the same time respects Eden Brown’s vision and brand.” time for us as the group is growing rapidly and our processes are evolving and improving all the time.” limited to opportunities within their existing company, there is scope for high performers to realise their potential in other HB companies too.”
Anna Jeffs Elliot Darcy Summer Rattigan David McLean ReidRecruitment Consultant Investment Manager Group Marketing Manager Chief Executive OfficerAnna started her recruitment career in 2006 within thecommercial sector, building up a strong foundation of Eliot Darcy joined Hamilton Bradshaw as an Investment Manager in June 2011. Previously he qualified as a Summer is the Group Marketing Manager for Hamilton Bradshaw Human Capital and delivers integrated After reading economics in his native South Africa, David began his recruitment career with global giant Hays in Being part of HB allows youexperience, as well as attaining her MREC qualificationin 2008. Following this she moved into the social care Chartered Accountant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers before joining a technology venture capital fund, where he played an integral part in making new marketing to help drive revenue and growth for the group. She has gained extensive experience from a Australia before a transfer to the UK allowed him to move swiftly into senior management at Shorterm Engineers, Resourcing Solutions and Beresford Blake Thomas. In the flexibility to be extremelymarket and quickly established herself as a leading number of leading global recruitment and professionalprofessional in her field. After joining Caritas as aConsultant in Sept 2010, Anna built up a loyal book investments and supporting investee companies by sitting on their boards. Eliot has experience in services organisations, as well as high-end IT solutions providers. Her team implements all areas of early 2008, David became the first joint venture partner with HBHC when forming Lehman Ambrose, before entrepreneurial, whilst providing the support of a larger, moreof working candidates and a strong network of clients a number of markets and sectors, and has been marketing including branding and communications moving on to Eden Brown as Sales Director. Currently a successful in all parts of the investment lifecycle, non-executive Director at Resourcing Group and CEOacross the UK. She has an in depth understanding strategies, PR, research, advertising, events and from originating new investments to exiting portfolio at Eden Brown, David has been an integral part of the corporate environment.of the market and the specialised requirements of fundraising for partner charities. She says, “I really companies with an impressive return on investments. rapid growth at HB Human Capital. He says, “Beingclients within this sector. enjoy the innovative culture of Hamilton Bradshaw. He says, “Being a part of the HB group gives you part of HB allows you the flexibility to be extremely I feel it supports me in terms of cultivating highly access to the very best people in the industry, and entrepreneurial, whilst providing the support of a this combined excellence will help me, and the Group, creative, proactive and standout marketers – who larger, more corporate environment, the combination grow from strength to strength.” ultimately consult and guide our Group’s MD’s.” of which provides an excellent platform for sustainable growth and is, in my experience, unique.”
We focus on giving our people The diversity and breadth of thean edge by providing them with group provides an unparalleledregular and practical training. opportunity for career progression.Training Career StructureOur companies pride themselves on being There are various career paths in your Our companies attract top talent at every People who have strong industry sectorinvestors of people. As a group, we believe journey at a Hamilton Bradshaw portfolio level and are constantly looking for dynamic knowledge with a proven track recordin attracting, developing and retaining company and lots of opportunities for and talented individuals who are driven of performance, who are ambitious andtop talent. Our people are our greatest career development. The career structure to achieve success. The diversity and who demonstrate a hunger for careerasset and we focus on giving our people is designed to guide you in the right breadth of the group provides an unparalled development, generally achieve successan edge by providing them with regular direction for you, at the right time. opportunity for career progression. within our structure.and practical training in order to enhance We use practical on the job training plus a Typically we hire people at the following The group has achieved phenomenaltheir careers and to help them achieve variety of external industry leading trainers levels: growth over the last 5 years despite thetheir full potential. Our training programs to ensure that your skills are always challenging conditions within the market.are designed to provide key skills to help best in class. The training covers sales, Junior Consultant This has only been achieved through theenhance performance on the job. Our management and leadership training, Consultant passion and ambition of our people whopeople’s success is our success. using audio, video and classroom based Senior Consultant have consistently pushed themselves to modules. Team Leader achieve greater success. Director Associate Director Managing Director Joint Venture Partner
Our peoples’ success is our success.RemunerationHamilton Bradshaw companies offer attractive andmarket comparable salaries. We operate a meritocraticremuneration structure where performance isrecognised.Typically most consultants will earn a generous basicsalary with a commission structure and will be incentivisedthrough bonus schemes.Our commission structures reflect our philosophy ofawarding stellar performance with tangible financial reward.Some of our companies offer employee share schemesallowing for employees to participate in the success of thebusiness they contribute value to.A number of our businesses consistently reward theirpeople above and beyond financial incentives, for example,travel abroad, entertainment and days out and gifts suchas iPads. *The Hamilton Bradhsaw portfolio of companies work with a huge range of major brands and blue chip companies, as well as the public sector.
DRC Locums is one of the UK’s leading healthcare staffing providersOne of the UK’s top healthcare to the NHS.staff providers Working with the top public and private sector clientsWith over 10 years’ experience and a team with unrivalled market knowledge, DRC Locums is one DRC have been a member of the NHS National Framework Agreement for the supply of medical staffof the UK’s leading healthcare staffing providers to the NHS. Currently ranked in the top 3 medical since 2005 and during this period have established themselves as a top three supplier of medical locumstaff suppliers in the country, they hold contractual relationships with the majority of NHS Trusts, thus staff to the NHS. They hold over 90 Service Level Agreements with the NHS Trusts and private sectorallowing them to offer the very best job opportunities, whilst their unparalleled specialist recruitment clients throughout the UK. What’s more, their ability to supply within that framework means they areexpertise means they also provide exceptional levels of service to their clients. one of only five suppliers that have been awarded a place on the NHS Scotland National Framework Agreement for the supply of medical locums.An ambitious vision and a cutting edge approach With growth comes career opportunityThe DRC vision is to be recognised by staff, customers and candidates alike as the best and mostknowledgeable provider of medical staffing solutions to both the public and private sectors. Importantly, As DRC continue to expand there will be openings in many areas of the business. Some resourcers gothey also see their cutting edge approach to the development of the business and commitment to on to be Managers, whilst others decide that the Recruitment Consultant path is more suited to them.developing their people as the catalysts for attracting the best talent in the market. Compliance is another key area. As the paragraph largest Buying Solutions approved agency, DRC need to adhere to the highest standards. Accordingly they have a team of consultants and managers inA new breed of staffing solutions place to ensure 100% compliance. Plus, in an increasingly competitive market, they are keen to ensure they meet client expectations and explore new markets specialities. This means there will be openingsThe changing landscape for healthcare services in the UK and internationally presents an opportunity at all levels in business development. Last but not least, Recruitment Consultants - those joining DRC asfor DRC to develop and deliver a new breed of staffing solutions. Accordingly, they have a 3-year plan Consultants’ can progress to Senior Consultant level then either to a Principal or Managing Consultantto enhance value for their customers through more effective procurement and supply processes and role, depending on whether they want to become a Manager or stay purely as a Recruiter.better use of technology. They also intend to broaden their service and expand geographically by bothorganic and, where appropriate, acquisitive growth. For more information: T: 01908 545 999 www.drclocums.com
HB International delivers a personalisedservice to an exclusive client base. The Financial Services sectors partner of choice A leading global executive search firm specialising Working with financial big hitters in the Financial Services sector, HB International Operating in areas such as Private Wealth delivers a personalised service to an exclusive Management, Treasury & Transaction Banking, client base. Their team are one of the few global Commodities and Executive Office and emerging search specialists and have access to unrivalled markets, HB International’s client list includes market intelligence that they gather through their names like Standard Chartered, Coutts, HSBC, strong international network of contacts. That, Barclays, Standard Bank, RBS Coutts, Petrochina, combined with a unique and highly successful Oando, Gazprom, McKinsey, JP Morgan and methodology, means that HB International are Goldman Sachs. very much seen as a partner of choice by each and every one of their clients. Training & Development is the backbone of their success Pre-eminence through service delivery HB International prides itself on being a true HB International’s vision is simple - to be the pre- meritocracy. The regular training and development eminent partner of choice globally for executive they provide for all levels of staff ensures each search across each of their areas of specialisation individual is well equipped to deliver the very best and to continue to provide the very best service to service. Indeed, it’s the dedication to their training their enviable and select group of clients globally. and development programme that enables them to nurture and develop raw talent, as well Building businesses, creating wealth as attract experienced Senior Consultants and HB International’s ongoing strategy is to employ Practice Heads. and enter into equity participation with leaders in their respective sectors and to help them build their business. They aim to do this by providing back office support, attraction of top talent, cross selling and training and development, therefore For more information: leading to mutual benefits in wealth creation. T: 020 7290 5560 www.hbinternational.co.uk
Specialists Gemini clients range from blue chip multinationals to SMEs, each committed in creative, to finding the best talent. advertising, digital and media The very best recruitment solutionsGemini Search is a specialist media and In an increasingly competitive world, Gemini Search fully appreciate that the effectiveness of anyadvertising focused recruitment business organisation depends entirely upon its people. With that in mind, their ongoing strategy will be to helpmade up of three specialist divisions – clients and candidates alike fulfil their potential by sourcing only the very best talent and providing theDigital, Advertising and Integrated. Each very best career opportunities. In short, Gemini is all about outstanding service, genuine dedication andteam provides targeted and comprehensive recruitment solutions that are second to none.recruitment services for permanent,temporary, contract and freelance roles and Clients in some exciting fieldssource people at every level from graduate Gemini clients range from blue chip multinationals to SMEs, each committed to finding the best talent.entry through to executives on salaries in The areas they operate in are too extensive to list but include: Advertising, Marketing, Sales Promotion,excess of £100k+ a year. POS, Retail, Broadcast, Ambient, Digital, Experiential, Print, Press, Shopper Marketing, DM and Integrated.Where passion and versatility aboundGemini Search are a passionate and The opportunity to influence lives and help achieve goalsversatile team whose aim is simple - through A career with Gemini Search offers the opportunity to deliver expert advice, influence peoples’continuous growth and increasing market working lives and help organisations realise their commercial goals. Gemini’s consultants also have theexpertise, to become leaders in their field independence to make decisions that have a direct impact on their business. They love who they arewithout compromising their personable For more information: and how they do things and invest heavily in their people. Accordingly, all new staff are equipped toapproach and boutique feel. perform to the highest standards and develop their career. T: 020 3056 5515 www.gemini-search.co.uk
Totally focused on improvingAttentive, and making a real differencetrusted to organisations by helping them meet the businessand challenges they are facing.talented A range of clientsBringing together the combined expertise of talented executive search, OD and attenti’s team has extensive experience of delivering at a senior level for a wide range oftransformation, restructuring, assessment, and interim management professionals, organisations that include local authorities, housing associations and charities, as well asattenti provide their clients with a unique range of high quality, individually tailored healthcare and private sector employers.service. The attenti vision is to help organisations meet the unique and variedchallenges that they are facing. An unforgettable experience awaits Made up of a talented team of experienced professionals, attenti have thought about everyFocused on making a difference system, every process and every last detail to make sure their clients and candidates willTotally focused on improving and making a real difference to organisations by never forget the attention they receive when they experience attenti. The attenti valueshelping them meet the business challenges they are facing, attenti’s values sum also aim to grow and develop their employees into the most talented and successfulup the ethos of everything they do - attentive, trusted and talented. professionals in their field.Delivering choice, quality and valueGone are the days of one-size fits all consultancy services. That’s why attenti’songoing aim is to deliver choice, quality and value to clients, candidates and seniorteams alike. Whether that’s recruitment, assessment, re-organisation, restructuring,transformation or interim solutions, they will achieve this by delivering all or part ofthe solution, as clients require, by using their high level of expertise, listening to For more information:the clients needs and customizing their services to meet those needs. T: 020 7422 0620 www.attenti.co.uk
Aiming for The ultimate goal for Caritas is to be thethe top in market-leading supplier of Qualifiedsocial care Social Workers in the UK.recruitment A diverse client baseAn established presence in their marketplace, the Caritas team has over 80 years combined Caritas work with a wide selection of statutory, private and voluntary organisations across the entireexperience in the Social Care recruitment arena. Regularly placing temporary, project-based and social care spectrum. As well as supplying candidates to temporary, contract, project based andpermanent Social Care professionals throughout the UK, they work with an array of statutory, permanent vacancies, they also handle ad-hoc shift bookings, through to longer-term contractsprivate and voluntary organisations. and permanent recruitment campaigns – each tailored as a bespoke offering to individual clients’ needs.Building on success to date Structured progression and great rewardsCaritas are already renowned as an agency that focuses on developing quality relationships withcandidates and clients alike. Their immediate aim is to maintain, build upon and further promote Everyone at Caritas enjoys a competitive salary, commission structure, bonus scheme andthat positive reputation in the market. Through strengthening those relationships with clients and benefits and a clear progression path. They are also incentivised to contribute to the growth of thecandidates, as well as industry stakeholders, Caritas will continue to deliver the highest quality, business through a generous staff equity scheme. 5% of Caritas’ share holdings are set aside toholistic solution available, whilst their flexible approach will enable them to seek out new and reward performance and commitment from the team over the first three years, whilst promotioninnovative ways to gain exclusivity and brand loyalty. opportunities are based purely upon commitment. There are five levels of Consultants ranging from Recruitment Consultant through to Associate Director - Sales. When employees qualify to be anBig plans and a great place to work Executive Consultant they’re invited to attend a quarterly board meeting and able to hire a Resourcer to support them. As well as the Consultant route, there are also openings from time to time for TeamThe ultimate goal for Caritas is to be the market-leading supplier of Qualified Social Workers in Leaders or those who would prefer to go into management.the UK, without compromising on their personalised quality service. They also aim to be the firstchoice recruiter for all off contract clients and to achieve £30 million turnover by 2014. Above all,however, they want to continue to be known as a great place to work. For more information: T: 020 7456 8950 www.caritasrecruitment.com
A reputation Eden Brown is a place where successful recruiters truly thrive.that’s secondto none Ambitious growth plans Two fast track routes to successWith over 21 years’ experience, Eden Brown As well as employing top-notch consultants As with all Hamilton Bradshaw businesses,have gained an enviable reputation and worked and support staff who can bring growth and Eden Brown enjoys full and comprehensivewith an exceptionally wide range of clients. add knowledge, ability and experience to the support in developing prospective managersLittle wonder then that they have access to business, Eden Brown will seek to maintain their and directors at an exceptionally fast rate.the majority of relevant Approved Suppliers geographical reach within their core markets. They also offer two very distinct routes to aLists. And, with their core markets covering They’ll also focus on stealing market share from directorship:both public and private sectors and including key competitors. Put simply, Eden Brown’s aimtechnical, social and healthcare, housing, is to sustain their current growth curve by both Traditional management – those with the rightcharities and not-for-profit, Eden Brown is a organic and acquisitive means. personal qualities and relevant experience underplace where successful recruiters truly thrive. their belt can join as a Senior Consultant and Working with the very best quickly progress to Team Manager, AssociateEstablished but still hungry Director and then Divisional Director. Eden Brown’s list of key clients read like aFar from resting on the laurels of their success, ‘who’s who’ of their specialisms and, amongst Sales – this route also takes a path that starts atEden Brown’s goal is to become the UK’s others, includes blue chip organisations such Senior Consultant level but you will then moveleading recruitment consultancy across all of as WS Atkins, WSP, Network Rail, Jacobs through to Principal Consultant level beforetheir specialist disciplines and to continue with Global, British Land, Savills and Jones Lang becoming an Associate Director - Sales. Thistheir relentless drive to employ only the very best LaSalle, as well as public sector giants like the path allows those who don’t necessarily wantpeople. Along the way, they’ll look to exceed NHS, many local and regional councils and all to manage large teams to develop to the same For more information:the highest expectations in all facets of the of the London Boroughs. level and at the same speed as others.business as they continue to build upon theirreputation as a highly professional knowledge- T: 0845 450 5202based recruitment business. www.edenbrown.com
The most recognised recruitment brand in A passion for emergingtwo countries is testament to their success. markets Elite International Careers specialise in the and be expert in finding highly educated and recruitment of highly skilled and educated highly skilled local talent for localised recruitment emerging market nationals from around the world requirements. into large companies operating in Africa, The Middle East and Latin America. They have had a An enviable client list presence in the emerging markets for over 5 years Elite’s client list includes well-known companies and enjoy excellent working relationships with a like Chevron, Halliburton, Coca Cola, Procter variety of high profile clients. and Gamble, HSBC, Saudi Aramco, Odebrecht, Accenture, Dow, Boeing and Microsoft, as well as a A vision of expansion variety of lesser known but thriving organisations. Already the recruiter of choice for multinationals with operations in Angola and Saudi Arabia seeking Passion and flair large numbers of early to mid career professionals The key to a successful career with Elite is a from the local workforce, Elite works at the highest passion for emerging market recruitment and lots levels to assist with the politically sensitive issue of of entrepreneurial flair – it’s these two attributes localising the workforce. Their vision is to expand that will enable you to develop and grow. For into additional emerging markets in Latin America, example, one of Elite’s team joined as a part time Africa and the Middle East and Asia so that they admin assistant and within 3 months had landed can eventually offer global recruitment to their a full time role. Within a year he single handedly enviable client base. developed and launched a training service and is now leading the sales for Elite’s Angolan events, A recognised brand acts as a consultant for IT issues and has input For a small recruitment company Elite definitely into marketing and client delivery services. As a punch above their weight! Indeed, being the most result his salary has also increased by 200%. recognised recruitment brand in two countries For more information: is testament to their success. Elite’s strategy for growth is two pronged: hire locals who are T: 020 3402 2730 passionate about helping their country to develop www.eliteic.net
A refreshingly different Delivering services with integrity and professionalism. approachThe Synergy Group has been providing recruitment, growing number of digital channels such as social media and data roaming technology, Synergy will buildtraining and consultancy solutions to public and private a variety of online communities for candidates and clients to exchange ideas and information. Synergysector employers across the UK since 1997. During that believes that the future, not just within recruitment, but in businesses globally, will demand specialists intime they have successfully grown by delivering services every field to communicate and collaborate for the advancement of industry. Part of Synergy’s strategywith integrity and professionalism and are now firmly is to play a key role in bringing about this change.established as one of the leading providers of staffingsolutions in the country. Or, in their own words, they deliver A varied and extensive client list‘a refreshingly different approach to staffing solutions’. Having worked hard to develop their client base, Synergy clients include many of the leading organisations in both the public and private sectors. They have supplier relationships with 70% of theA service with innovation and quality at its heart local authorities in England and work closely with a number of central government departments andThe Synergy brand is synonymous with innovation and housing associations. Their commercial client list is also extremely varied, ranging from the largestquality. To sustain that reputation the Synergy team banks and financial institutions in the world, to local businesses across the UK.continually push themselves to provide a level of servicethat outperforms their competitors. Their vision is to A clear career path and a culture of learning and developmentmaintain their position as a top percentile recruitment Synergy is committed to providing a working environment in which all employees feel valued andservices provider in all of their core sectors. They also respected. They promote a culture of openness and mutual respect, in which all employees canaim to continue to provide services with professionalism develop to their full potential and achieve a healthy work/life balance. Paths for career advancement areand integrity, and are committed to the development and available to everyone and are based on personal performance against set criteria. Synergy believes it’sadvancement of their employees. this approach that empowers their employees to plan their careers and forge their own success. In line with a strong commitment to Investors in People (IIP), they provide regular skills analysis and trainingKeeping ahead of the future so that staff can maintain their performance and motivation. By enabling their team to utilise the latestThrough increased investment in the development of their recruitment tools and methodologies, they have created a real culture of learning and development.services, Synergy aim to expand their national network and For more information:extend the reach of their specialist recruitment solutions,including the award winning ‘Kickstart’ programme and T: 0800 725 900Managed Vendor Services. What’s more, in line with the www.synergygroup.co.uk
The best Established back in 2000,solutions in Resourcing Group are one of the market leaders in public sector andtheir field technical recruitment solutions.Established back in 2000, Resourcing Group are one of the marketleaders in public sector and technical recruitment solutions. Workingacross a variety of sectors, including social housing, maintenance,construction, and the built environment, their focus has been onestablishing strong relationships with clients and candidates alike.Indeed, a large percentage of candidates come to ResourcingGroup via word of mouth referrals whilst many of their clients havebeen with them from the beginning. Established client relationshipsAiming for the top through continued growth Resourcing Group has long established relationships with a range of clients to serve all recruitmentWhen it comes to a vision, Resourcing Group’s is crystal clear - to requirements through a Master Vendor or Sole Supplier Relationship. They also enjoy key relationshipsbe the market-leading specialist recruiter for the social housing, with four housing associations and have a specific strategy to extend this portfolio within the nextconstruction and property sectors. In addition, as a consultative 12-24 months. These relationships mostly fall within the social housing sector, although they alsoand professional recruiter, they want to ensure they retain their supply contractors through agreements with a number of clients. This, in turn, supports a strong andpersonal touch whilst continuing to grow their portfolio of clients. consistent job flow in other sectors.A reputation to maintain Every encouragement and opportunity to succeedResourcing Group’s strategy is to maintain their reputation as a Consultants who join Resourcing Group will have an exceptional opportunity to succeed within a‘stand-out’ supplier of innovative solutions that helps clients tackle visionary and professional business. Employees are given clear direction and a consistent reviewtheir recruitment challenges. To achieve this, they will continue process to guide their career development. There are also market leading commission schemesto deliver those solutions, increase their penetration in the social in place to reward high achievers. As they continue to grow, there will be increasing opportunityhousing market and new and improved ways of catering for the for consultants to follow a managerial or business development path. An organisation that puts anfull breadth of clients’ needs. There are also plans to diversify emphasis on training and development, Resourcing Group’s career path structure typically enables For more information:into specialist technical markets within the private sector, whilst successful consultants to progress from Trainee to Associate Director level at a fast pace.remaining mindful of the need to maintain a healthy balance of T: 020 72644 0707permanent and temporary solutions. www.resourcinggroup.co.uk
They revolutionised Passionate about bringing candidates and the recruitment employers closer together. business An impressive client list Firstly, sales. Employees are recruited asBack in 2001, webrecruit changed the recruitment have given clients big and small more control over Clients that have used the webrecruit model Telesales Executives and supported to progressindustry forever. At a time when companies the recruitment process and for candidates a include easyJet, Dyson, EDF, AskJeeves, L’Oreal, to Sales Consultant, Account Manager andwere paying thousands to secure new talent, fairer way to be considered for their ideal job. Little SIG, 118 118, JD Wetherspoons, Everest and then Senior Account Manager level. Secondly,webrecruit saw a gap in the market and made a wonder that, in the ten years since they opened Sunlight. It’s also a firm favourite with a variety communications. Those wishing to pursue abold move by breaking away from the traditional for business, webrecruit have built a client base of small and medium sized businesses that career in communications are taken on as Juniorrecruitment agency model and pioneered a brand of around 4,500 made up of a heady mix of major recognise the advantage to be gained in reducing Copywriters, then progress to Copywriter/Teamnew concept – an easy to use, low-cost online industry players and SMEs. their cost-per-hire whilst maintaining control of the Leader level and become accountable for arecruitment service. Suddenly, businesses had recruitment process. number of junior-level writers before consideringa real alternative to the high costs of traditional A passion for innovation routes into marketing communications.agencies and press advertising. Ten years on, Two distinct career paths Webrecruit’s aim is to continue to change thetheir innovative recruitment solution continues to face of recruitment. They’re passionate about webrecruit’s commitment to nurturing, developinggo from strength to strength. bringing candidates and employers closer and retaining talent has been one of its core values together by embracing the latest technologies, since inception. Whilst the team comprises aA technology success story delivering significant savings and being innovative. number of disciplines, from sales and accounting,Through the application of ground breaking With significant investment in online resources to marketing, customer service and operations,technology, webrecruit have helped drive down and people, including social media channels, there are two distinct career paths.the cost of recruitment. They have also drastically job boards, their own website and extensive For more information:cut the time it takes to find the best possible match knowledge of the sector, they offer a mass-marketof candidate and employer. Put simply, webrecruit approach coupled with minimal risk. T: 0845 070 7337 www.webrecruit.co.uk
To be the best, you need the best With good principles comes growth Exsurgo’s ultimate goal is to be recognised Exsurgo’s list of key clients is extremely as being the best at what they do in every commercial sector they work in. They’ll achieve this by continuing to provide the bestRelatively young but growing fast, Exsurgorecruits for clients in the private sector, both quality service to their clients and candidates alike whilst staying true to their core principles diverse and ranges of belief, empowerment, growth, delivery,in UK & global markets, in areas such asOperations, Marketing, Sales, International,Interim and Commercial. Adept at servicing partnership and integrity. from top tier FTSE 100 & 250 An extremely varied client basethe human capital needs of a variety of multi-national, mid-cap and start-up businesses, Exsurgo’s list of key clients is extremelythey work with speed and integrity and are diverse and ranges from top tier FTSE 100 &passionate about excelling at what they do.Maybe that’s why, in 2010, their sales grew 250 businesses through to dynamic SMEs. Names like Procter & Gamble and The businesses throughby 300% and headcount by 140%.It’s people that make things happen Carphone Warehouse, Gu Puddings and Arsenal FC are just a few examples of the variety of organisations Exsurgo work with. to dynamic SMEs.The immediate future for Exsurgo isn’t just Unsurpassed opportunitiesabout focusing on identifying and attractingmid to senior level leaders across a range The opportunities to progress at Exsurgo are,of functions and sectors. It’s also about quite simply, excellent. They tend to recruitattracting enthusiastic and ambitious externally from graduate to director level and,recruitment consultants across all areas of whether you take the management or thetheir business. Indeed, talented people with billing route, Exsurgo more or less guaranteelots of imagination and initiative are very firmly that their business growth will keep paceat the top of the Exsurgo agenda. That’s with your desire for development. In short, For more information:why everyone who joins them is rewarded come in and prove yourself and you’ll soonwith best in class training from best in class discover you can develop your career faster T: 020 3056 4525recruiters. than in many other recruitment businesses. www.exsurgo-group.com
For the very best in RPOsolutions Consistently A broad and impressive client baseHB Retinue is an innovative RecruitmentProcess Outsourcing service provider that agility, expertise and passion are at the heart of everything HB Retinue create and do. HB Retinue’s clients come from a diverse range of business sectors that include, achieving theexcels at delivering high calibre talent sourcing It all adds up to a service that empowers amongst others, NHS & private health,and consistently achieving the highest levelof customer satisfaction. Operating in 17 their clients to maximise their talent strategy return on investment. professional service, Pharmaceuticals, Education, IT/Telecoms, Construction and highest levelcountries and with a combined 50+ years Housing. of customerof RPO and managed service experience, Getting it right, each and every timetheir senior management team understands Career path The best blend of people and technologymore than most that successful businesses HB Retinue is a people powered business – that’s the HB Retinue ethos. They prideare built by talented people. satisfaction. themselves on their ability to get the delicate so joining the team provides passionate balance between people, process and and motivated people with the environment,It’s all about agility, expertise and technology right, each and every time. HB opportunity and skills to maximisepassion Retinue achieve significant process savings their potential through a defined careerThe HB Retinue vision is all about designing for their clients too, by using market leading, development path. Every member of theand delivering talent solutions, solving business friendly technology and concise team is allocated a career mentor, has aproblems and overcoming challenges. By management information to produce the tailored development plan and benefits theirdefining their goals and strategic objectives perfect solution. own individual training and developmenttogether with their clients the result is a ‘win budget. HB Retinue’s goal is to empowerwin’ solution for both parties. Put simply, their people to realise their full potential and For more information: provide HB Retinue’s clients with a world class service. T: 0845 521 9481 www.hbretinue.com
The renewables, energy andlow-carbon recruitmentspecialists Flexible, ethical and transparent Breathing space to developEn-Spiral is a visionary business with acore aim to become the market leader forthe low carbon, green and renewables En-Spiral recognise that not everyone wants the same recruitment solution. Accordingly, their approach is totally flexible. They take En-Spiral offers those with the talent to carve out a career in a global industry genuinely scaleable opportunities to work both across They take pride in their ethicsarenas. Founded by people with a passionfor the environment and extensive industry pride in their ethics too and operate a transparent, open pricing policy. Long- the UK and internationally. Their drive to develop prospective consultants, managers and operate a transparent, openexperience, En-Spiral have the contacts and standing relationships are paramount. That’s and directors at an exceptionally fast rate,expertise it takes to match people and jobs,quickly and effectively. why, if En-Spiral believe they can’t meet a client’s needs and expectations, they coupled with the amazing growth of the sectors they operate in, means every new pricing policy. won’t take on the assignment, but instead hire will enjoy clear and immediate headroomA truly consultative approach recommend viable alternatives. to develop.With networks and databases of contacts A dynamic client basebuilt up over the last 21 years, En-Spiral takea consultative approach to identify and source En-Spiral works across some of the fastestscarce skill sets for hard-to-fill roles. They growing markets around. Organisationsalso deliver the most valuable combination include some true industry powerhouses,of recruitment techniques including search, as well as rapidly expanding SMEs, publictraditional methods, as well as innovative sector bodies and agencies, both within thestrategies. UK and around the globe. For more information: T: 020 7422 7300 www.en-spiral.com
The Real Deal An inspiring read Entertaining and informative‘The Real Deal’ is the incredible story of James’ remarkable I read a lot of business biographies and this has to be up Reading the stories are truly entertaining and it feels likelife. With lucid realism, the journey starts from his childhood there as one of the best. James enthusiasm and drive comes talking to James directly. I admire James Caan’s humour, gutas a 1960s Pakistani immigrant in Brick Lane and his through strongly. This is a great starting point for any would- and wisdom. I highly recommend this book to young peopledecision not to join the family business, through to the be entrepreneur. and entrepreneurs alike.phenomenal success of his first headhunting company,Alexander Mann. Since its release, this intelligibly writtenbut grounded life story has ranked at the top of numerousbook charts. ‘The Real Deal’ has continued to appeal topeople who are interested to hear the story of James thebusinessman but also James the personality behind thesuccess. Since its release, this Truly inspirational book Loved it! intelligibly written but Fantastic book. Very well written. I read it during my lunch breaks at work, every time I came back The Real Deal is a great business book. It’s a compelling read as well as an excellent source of business advice from someone who really knows his stuff. grounded life story has in, I always felt more motivated and inspired. ranked at the top of numerous book charts.
Get The JobYou Really Empowering Stuff ExcellentWant It will inspire you to continue searching for your dream job, positively engaged and methodical. I recommend it 100%. A straightforward, common sense read about everything you need to consider when looking for that elusive job.Never has the job market been tougher and candidatesneed all the help they can get to stand out from the crowd.It was the current economic climate that convinced Jamesthat it was time to gather his 30 years of experience inthe recruitment market into one definitive and accessibleguide, ‘Get The Job You Really Want’.The book was aimed at candidates at all levels to helpthem at all stages of the recruitment process, from theinitial application and crucial interview preparation, throughto closing a deal on a job offer. Top marks! Changed my approach Get The Job shot upWithin weeks of its launch, ‘Get The Job’ shot up theAmazon Charts to be ranked No. 1 in three categories and to job hunting the Amazon Charts to be ranked No. 1 in 3No. 20 in the overall chart. The book also attracted theattention of TV, Radio and Press and James conducted a A fantastic book, which changed my approach to job hunting.range of media interviews to provide his insights on the UK I liked it because it changed my mindset and helped meemployment. understand what was important to employers. categories and No. 20 in the overall chart.
Corporate SocialResponsibilityWhen James sold his first company in 2002, he took a yearoff from his professional life to reflect on his journey and hisachievements. That year saw him go back to school, andhe successfully graduated from the Advanced ManagementProgramme at Harvard University.Following that he took a trip to Pakistan, the country of hisbirth. Once there, he very quickly became acquainted withone of its worst socio-economic problems – the severelack of education and extreme illiteracy rates. The personalimpact of having to go through life without a formal academicfoundation, coupled with the fact his father was illiterate,compelled him to try and offer an alternative to the childrenhe met. This was the starting point of an incredible journey ofwhat was to be later known as the James Caan Foundation.In 2010, the foundation was re-launched as The JCF, thistime as a public charity managed by James’ daughter Hanah.The JCF, having now formed its own identity, represents theethos of its founder, whilst focusing on three key causes:• Education• Entrepreneurship• Disaster ReliefHowever, the foundation embodies a very entrepreneurialspirit itself. It employs very commercial values and structuresto create better efficiencies within its own organization andprojects, enabling greater impact for the causes it supports.
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