About usThe Works offers successful search and selection for PR and corporatecommunications professionalsWe are an independent consultancy established in 1996We place high flyers on all levels with in-house communications teams andleading PR agenciesWe handle permanent and interim rolesWe cover London, the Home Counties, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific
What we offerExecutive searchA commissioned highly targeted search for senior level rolesContingency searchCandidates who are carefully selected from our database, advertise at our cost and useour extensive networkAdvertised selectionWe can transfer our discounted rates for on-line branded adverts with „The Guardian‟ and„PR Week‟Client training workshopsWe can design bespoke interview workshopsInterview training for individualsTailored training sessions with our specialised consultants
What we offerSector specialists consultants- Corporate Communications – external and internal roles- Financial Communications- Consumer Communications- Technology & Digital Communications- Healthcare Communications- Account Manager & Account Executives
Why clients think we are specialSupport you with market advice – on salary, how to best Highly regarded by candidates – over a 1/3 of oursell the role and the best method to fill it candidates are referred or returnersOnly put the right people forward – we carry out 1st stage We find great people – 42% of new clients in 2011interviews in line with brief approached „The Works‟ from a referralWe give peace of mind – exceptional success rate - only Access to exclusive talent – many candidates onlyone person didn‟t pass their 12 week probation this year as registered with us and we take them through their careershe decided to be a yoga teacherNo time-wasting – over 50% of our candidates are invited Impressive network – database of over 6,300 candidatesback for a 2nd stage interview who are active or passive jobseekersAttract great candidates - 44% of our registered candidates Thorough – we provide detailed candidate interview reportsin 2011 applied though our website
“Having been involved with the team at The Works for many years, I know I can trustand rely on their sound judgement to help identify those killer candidates. Above all,they‟re keenly aware of the fine line between a good candidate and a great candidateand I can rely on them not to waste my time.”Head of Media Relations - Eurostar
Why candidates keep coming backWe have an incomparable knowledge on We only send relevant briefscompanies and excellent insight aboutthe marketComprehensive interviews ensure we Access to our bi-monthly newsletter called „Thetake time to understand client‟s Word‟, which comments on trends in the industryexperience and values We are supportive, efficient and confidentialWe offer unbiased and sincere careeradvice We have a fantastic range of clientsWe offer advice on salary expectations
“Most agencies can be professional, some can give excellent insight, but not many make you feel like“The Works were by far the best recruiter I you are the only client/candidate theyworked with. I was impressed by their high have. Maybe that is what they call thedegree of professionalism and personal personal touch. The Works certainlymanner. I rapidly secured a position that have that .”meets my aspirations, within a greatconsultancy.” European PR & Events Controller – Accolade WinesSenior Vice President – FTI Consulting
Who are the works? “We are a team of sector specialist consultants adept atpinpointing great talent. We give relevant advice as we havemany networks to leverage from.
Sarah Leembruggen “Executive Search European PR & Events Controller – contingency basis. Her focus isSarah handles senior assignments on a search andAccolade Winesprimarily in corporate and financial communications. Most of her candidates are sourcedthrough referrals and many exclusively register with her.With 14 years of recruitment experience, Sarah is widely acknowledged as a leading playerin the sector. She ran The Works for a short time prior to going into partnership withLynne Wilkins at which point they bought the business.
Lynne Wilkins “Most agencies can beTechnology & Digital Communications professional, some can give excellentLynne works with clients and candidates from the technologymany digital arenas at mid insight, but not and make you feel like“The Works were by far the best recruiter I you are the only client/candidate theyto senior level, both client and consultancy side. have. Maybe that is what they call theworked with. I was impressed by their highdegree of professionalism and personal personal touch. The Works certainly have that .”She hasIbeen involvedawith technology PR recruitment at The Works since 2004 andmanner. rapidly secured position thathas over aspirations, within a greatexperience in total. Early inPR &career, she gained her firstmeets my 15 years recruitment European her Events Controllerconsultancy.”exposure to recruitment working in HR and went on to spent five years as an account – Accolade Wineshandler within a top – FTI ConsultingSenior Vice President 10 PR consultancy when she moved to London before finding her niche inrecruitment consultancy.
Paula Simmons Corporate Communications Paula’s candidates have a first class understanding of corporate communications, spanning reputation management, crisis and issues management, stakeholder management, internal communications and CSR. Paula has over 12 years PR experience, starting in the corporate team at ‘Hill & Knowlton’ and most recently in-house at ‘Virgin Management’.Senior Vice President – FTI Consulting
Melissa Hosken Financial Communications Melissa supports with mid to senior level hires within a variety of leading corporate and financial PR agencies and in-house corporate communications team in the financial services sector. She has a wealth of HR, PR and corporate communications recruitment experience. She started her career in PR before moving into recruitment, working in both agency and in- house. She was the Recruitment Manager for Brunswick for nearly four years, primarily responsible for resourcing at director level and below, in the UK and internationally.Senior Vice President – FTI Consulting
Charles Cowan Healthcare CommunicationsSenior Vice President – FTI Consulting Charles works across all branches of healthcare communications (ethical, consumer and medical education) focussing on candidates at the mid to senior level. He holds strong relationship with a number of leading PR consultancies and high profile in-house communications teams in the sector. He has a solid background in recruitment having worked for both global and boutique consultancies where he focused on senior level placements on both a contingency and retained basis.
Tarasyn Whitehead-PateySenior Vice President – FTI Consulting Account Managers & Account Executives Tarasyn focuses on supporting account executives, account managers and press officers to make great career moves across all the PR disciplines. Tarasyn was formerly a research analyst at a leading market research agency handling reports for Blue Chip companies. She holds a degree in Politics and Sociology from the University of Exeter and whilst studying held internships at ‘Bell Pottinger’ and in Government.
Any questions?Senior Vice President – FTI Consulting The Works Search and Selection 52 Brook Street London W1K 5DS www.the-works.co.uk