HUDSON: aN OvErvIEw
Hudson is one of the world’s leading develop and retain people, underscored Currently, Hudson UK & Ireland operates
providers of permanent recruitment, contract by a commitment to building a diverse and across ten offices in the region, all providing
professionals, outsourced solutions and inclusive workforce. localised specialist services to each market.
talent management services. with nearly
2,500 employees in over 20 countries, we From single placements to outsourced
help our clients achieve greater organisa- solutions, we translate human capital strate-
tional performance by assessing, recruiting, gies into practical actions and measurable
developing and engaging the best and results. Beyond placing candidates into
brightest people for their businesses. contract, interim and permanent roles, we
help clients implement effective long-term
Getting the best from talented people recruiting and retention strategies. Our
begins with a well-crafted recruiting strategy underlying goal is to improve performance
to attract individuals with the capacity for at every level, so that the whole becomes
success. It takes reliable, accurate assess- greater than the sum of each individual’s
ment and selection methodologies. It also expertise.
requires effective solutions to engage,
HUDSON UK / IrELaND OFFICES
IN THE HOME COUNTIES
Based in Milton Keynes and Reading, Across the region, we specialise in the Our client list is varied, ranging from
Hudson has been serving the Home Coun- following specialist functional areas: privately owned businesses and SMEs
ties region for more than 20 years. Whilst through to FTSE 100’s and household Blue
Hudson is a global recruitment business, | Executive Appointments Chip companies. Our services include the
within the Home Counties we have a highly | Accounting & Finance following:
‘localised’ approach and understand that our
clients and candidates want to partner with RECRUITMENT
a consultancy that can offer local knowledge | IT From traditional search, advertising and
and expertise. database selection approaches to innovative,
web-based attraction and recruitment
The key to our success is our ability to | Marketing & Communications solutions for both permanent and contract
understand our clients’ needs. We are professionals.
passionate and take time to realise the
challenges that might be faced in both | Sales
attracting and retaining key talent. We strive | Supply Chain & Procurement A suite of high quality solutions around
to be recognised as an extension to the talent selection, development and effective-
| Public Sector
recruitment process by our clients, through ness, provided by our specialist team
offering a credible and value added service. of business psychologists and HR profes-
Our consultants have on average a decade
of experience within their specialised local
and functional markets. Drawing on this
Hudson has proven capability to provide a
experience, we are able to develop a deep
range of solutions for clients and has core
understanding of our clients’ challenges and
competencies in all areas of Recruitment
needs. Our track record ensures we have an
Process Outsourcing and Volume Recruit-
established network of contacts and talent
to draw from.
Our client approach is something we are
proud of; we are honest, open and focused
on delivering the end goal. This often results
in our clients becoming candidates, and
candidates becoming clients.
Hudson is widely recognised as a UK & In the Hr market, change is constant and Established, well-networked and market
Ireland market leader in the provision of fi- rapid, and finding future talent is becom- aware, Hudson IT brings mid to senior
nance professionals and can demonstrate ing a real challenge. Partnering with executive IT professionals and businesses
a significant track record of success. clients and candidates, our consultants together. we do not supply everyone, only
use their in-depth market knowledge to like-minded businesses that are looking
with consultants recruiting across build close, advisory relationships and for true value for money from a business
Commerce & Industry, Financial Services, source Hr professionals that will fit with partner willing to listen.
Practice and the Public Sector from your organisation.
part-qualified level through to Finance with over 25 years’ experience in provid-
Directors and Executive appointments, working across the Financial and ing permanent and contract IT recruitment
this team is a mix of accountants, gradu- Professional Services, Commerce & solutions, an extensive global office
ates and experienced recruiters. Industry and Public Sectors, we recruit network with UK and Ireland locations,
for a complete range of organisations, we have the resources and IT expertise
Positions covered, on a permanent, from new ventures to many of the world’s to enable an organisation to recruit, retain
contract and interim basis, include best-known companies, helping mid to and develop staff locally and globally.
Management accounting, Financial senior executive professionals find their
accounting, Commercial / Business / ideal roles. with the increased demand for we work with both business facing and
Financial analysis, Financial Manager / interim professionals in the Hr arena, we technical specialist IT professionals across
Controller, Internal audit and Systems also have dedicated consultants providing a range of sectors, including extensive
accounting, in addition to more specialist flexible resourcing for short, medium and coverage of the Public Sector. Our
project roles. long-term assignments. outstanding level of service is evident in
the many organisations we have member-
ship with or are accredited by – these
include aPSCo, SFIa, IBEC rEC and
Investors in People.
Hudson Legal is a leading provider of Businesses today demand that Marketing Hudson’s 20 years experience in the Pub-
professionals to the legal industry within & Communications professionals possess lic Sector encompasses the recruitment of
the Home Counties. The majority of our traditional marketing skills alongside an mid to executive level professionals across
consultants are qualified lawyers and have ability to turn their hand to digital and viral all areas of the sector, including central
extensive knowledge of the legal recruit- marketing techniques. Hudson Marketing and local government, the NHS, education
ment market. & Communications are well placed to and not-for-profit organisations.
secure a professional who understands
Our Private Practice Team sources and meets today’s requirements for your at Hudson we have a thorough
high calibre candidates across all levels organisation. Each campaign we under- understanding of the complexities of the
of experience, from partners and senior take is tailored specifically for our clients’ public sector, particularly around issues
associates through to paralegals and requirements and we employ a range of of diversity and inclusion. we understand
newly qualified solicitors. online and talent management expertise public sector processes and the need for
to source the best available talent. complementary recruitment practices that
Our In-house Team is the UK’s leading are timely and efficient.
in-house recruitment practice, providing The team handles mid to senior level
professional recruitment services to marketing and communications roles we deliver a responsive, professional
corporations and public sector bodies. within their own specific vertical market and high quality service. whether your
we source qualified lawyers, general sector. we transact permanent, interim department or agency is small or large,
counsel, company secretaries, patent and and executive recruitment appointments, whether you’re looking for a permanent or
trademark attorneys, commercial and a significant number of which are retained temporary employee, whether it’s one role
contract managers, paralegals and legal search and selection projects. Sectors or many – we can help you.
executives. include Commerce & Industry, Financial &
Professional Services, Public Sector and
Hudson Legal recruits on a retained,
Not - for -Profit.
contingent, temporary or contract basis
offering flexibility to recruitment solutions.
Hudson Sales in the Home Counties deliv- Hudson Supply Chain & Procurement is In an industry that’s all about connecting
ers specialist recruitment services across one of Europe’s largest and most effective people, Hudson Telecoms brings mid to
B2B service sectors, telecommunications industry specialist recruitment teams. senior level Telecoms professionals and
and technology, providing permanent Our client portfolio, spanning SMEs to businesses together within fixed or mobile
and interim sales recruitment solutions listed and multi-national companies, is telecoms.
from mid level to executive appointments. impressive and ever growing. we pride
This specialist division delivers recruit- ourselves on the broad range of clients we work with an extensive client base,
ment assignments for a wide range of who actively seek to partner with us to from the main Telecoms companies
companies, from SMEs through to major recruit for professionals from mid to senior to niche specialists, and within broad
blue chip organisations. with an extensive executive level. technical markets including, but not limited
suite of innovative recruitment tools, our to, OSS, project/programme management,
team source candidates from database, without question, people are the key to radio design, IP design and convergence;
advertised selection, targeted search or our success. Our team is enthusiastic, raN; business analysts and vOIP.
specialist internet search campaigns – dedicated, knowledgeable, focused and
passionate, and, combined with strong Operating within specific technical
quickly and cost effectively.
communicative ability, collaborative style markets and technologies enables us
and creative thinking, we are uniquely to provide a high level of expertise to
equipped to respond to our clients’ diverse our clients, within a real-time delivery
requirements. we also strive to provide timescale. we provide a full range of
high value candidates that can leverage recruitment services, from executive
profit and process, deliver significant recruitment to retained and project-based
returns on investment and reduce risk and assignments, on both a permanent and a
costs. contract basis.
a clear focus on team performance and
an impressive track record of delivery
means that repeat and exclusive business
is achieved with the majority of our clients..
aN INTEGraTED aPPrOaCH
Making the right hire, whether on a For employers, the cost of making the The key to limiting this risk is using a
permanent or contract basis, is no longer wrong hire can be between 3 and 5 times thorough and robust recruitment process
purely a case of matching someone with a
EXPERTISE an employee’s annual salary according to that combines the traditional methods of
technical specification and job description. the Harvard Business School. while for interviewing and assessment with tools
It is increasingly leaning towards finding specialist functions the cost can be up to 10 focused on getting “under the skin” of the
SALARY COMPETENCY ROLE
someone with the same cultural aspirations,
CONSULTATION PROFILING times their annual salary, meaning the wrong
the same approach to work as the organisa- hire can be costly!
tion and someone who can add value, not
only to a job, but also to the & SELECTION of
a company’s personality. METHODOLOGIES
STEP 1: aDvISOrY STEP 2: aTTraCTION
It goes without saying that we will use our expertise and Hudson offers modular candidate attraction solutions
experience to offer advice and guidance on the best and elements of the offering are combined to produce
approach appropriate to your needs. However, we offer a the optimum, tailor-made strategy for each individual
formalised advisory process that enables you to establish client.
highly specific requirements at the onset…
Our r&D facility in Belgium has produced a series of CROSS-SECTO
innovative online attraction tools that give you full visibility & FUNCTIONAL
CROSS-SECTOR of your recruitment campaigns.
SALARY COMPETENCY ROLE
ADVERTISING DATABASE NETWORKING
CONSULTATION PROFILING DESCRIPTION SALARY COMPETENCY
POOL & SELECTION
STEP 3: aSSESSMENT & SELECTION
The right choice can not be made on “gut feel” alone and
whilst informal interviews have their place, Hudson ensures
a robust interview and assessment process that put the
science behind your decision. we include competency
based face-to-face interviews and psychometric profiling
as standard elements of the recruitment process.
RE-SCREEN CANDIDATE STEP 4: PLaCEMENT & FOLLOw UP
ESTIONNAIRE PRE-SCREEN Hudson manages the referencing, contract and offer
process, and ensures that both the client and candidate’s
COMPETENCY expectations are realised on commencement of the role
BASED and beyond.
DATABASE NETWORKING ATTITUDE NEGOTIATION
POOL DEALING WITH
& SELECTION BUY-BACK BOARDS
HUDSON HUDSON REVIEW
wHaT MaKES US
we believe there are a number of differentia- LOCaL ExPErTISE wITH TECHNOLOGY & INNOvaTION
tors that provide us, and our clients, with In a world where technology is rapidly
significant competitive advantage. changing and progressing, recruitment
with nearly 2,500 employees in more than
20 countries and more than $1 billion in companies must meet the needs of the
PraCTICE GrOUP revenue, Hudson is one of the largest pro- dynamic nature of both candidate and client
SPECIaLISaTION fessional staffing and services firms in the behaviour. Uniquely, we have partnered with
Structuring our practices around specific world. Combined with local market knowl- Google, and use this search technology
functional disciplines promotes recruitment edge and expertise, we create customised on our extensive database. This allows us
expertise and faster service delivery. Our programmes that take into account factors to search specific Cv content rather than
recruiters and account managers focus of cost, culture, and geographic reach. remain within parameters of traditional
exclusively within a particular position and/or search terms.
niche, creating insider insight into the market BraND aND NaTIONaL
for talent. additionally, our research & Development
COvEraGE facility in Belgium have developed a number
with 10 offices across the UK and Ireland
INTEGraTED rECrUITMENT of innovative and leading-edge tools for the
we hold a competitive advantage in being
attraction and management of your talent
SOLUTIONS able to co-ordinate national recruitment
Hudson can integrate recruitment and drives. with our strong brand and presence
staffing services with in-house talent in national publications, we attract and
management solutions that not only help maintain relationships with the best talent in
clients attract and objectively select the the market.
most talented candidates, but also help them
fully engage and develop their employees.
These integrated assessment and consulting
services provide our clients with a “one-stop”
recruitment and talent management partner.
THE waY wE wOrK
OUr STaNDarDS Finally, we have developed and established a we take our responsibility to the wider com-
Hudson is a values-led organisation. as set of formal rules and processes that allow munity very seriously and have developed a
a publicly owned global business, we are our people to ensure that their day to day Corporate Social responsibility framework
committed to acting ethically in the interests actions are constantly serving the needs and that covers the following:
of our stakeholders within the regulatory best interests of our clients and candidates.
1. Ethical Business Conduct
and financial frameworks of the societies in
which we operate. DIvErSITY, INCLUSION 2. Policies Specific to Employees
& COrPOraTE SOCIaL 3. Community Commitment
Our corporate values represent the ethos of
rESPONSIBILITY 4. Environmental Policy
our business, and each of our consultants
at Hudson, we have seen our diverse work-
and all staff members are committed to For further information on any of the above,
force encourage creativity and innovation.
ensuring they work according to them. please visit our website or contact us at your
This is why it is a critical step in our recruit-
Hudson’s values are: nearest office.
ment process and why we have established
a global diversity mission statement:
| Collaboration “valuing the differences among our
employees and candidates allows us to
better serve the needs of clients worldwide.
| Integrity we actively recruit candidates from many
| responsibility different perspectives and backgrounds and
promote a culture that allows all employees
But how do we measure this? and how and candidates to contribute to their fullest
does Hudson help its staff to reach such potential.”
high standards? we have created a set
of Operating Guideline Principles which
act as a constant reminder that we have a
responsibility to each other and to the clients
and candidates that we engage with.
wHaT OUr CLIENTS HavE
TO SaY aBOUT US
BELOw arE SOME ExaMPLES OF wHaT CLIENTS IN THE HOME COUNTIES HavE SaID OF THEIr
ExPErIENCES wOrKING wITH HUDSON:
Group retail Banking
My consultant is clearly passionate Hudson has an I was very impressed My consultant is not your
about what she does. She took the excellent grasp of with my consultant typical consultant! She’s
time to understand the business - we our requirements and the questions always very nice and hon-
met once and immediately she knew and of course she asked to obtain a est. She has good technical
what I was looking for and found them this was born out good understanding knowledge of roles that we
(candidates). would have absolute faith in a successful of the role and the have worked on together
in her ability to support me in the future placement. culture of the team. and she is leading the way
(and she’s fun to work with too!). compared to the others I
have dealt with.
Healthcare Multinational International
UK Financial Services European
& Property Group FMCG Company
Hudson has an excellent My Hudson consultant’s excellent communication, work Great personal ser-
understanding of our needs and ethic and professionalism shone throughout the process, vice from Hudson.
provides excellent service. and she spent time understanding our business and the They worked very
needs for each role specifically. Her desire to provide me hard on keeping
with appropriate Cvs based on experience and appropri- me informed on
ate fit for our company’s culture proves her dedication to progress.
the service that she provides. I would highly recommend
Hudson for any recruitment opportunity in the future.