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  2. 2. 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, aBErDEEN HUDSON UK / IrELaND OFFICES GLaSGOw EDINBUrGH LEEDS DUBLIN MaNCHESTEr BIrMINGHaM MILTON KEYNES rEaDING LONDON
  3. 3. HUDSON 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 | HR 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, | Telecommunications 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. | Legal passionate and take time to realise the challenges that might be faced in both | Sales TALENT MANAgEMENT 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- sionals. Our consultants have on average a decade of experience within their specialised local OUTSOURCED SOLUTIONS 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 ment. 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.
  4. 4. SPECIaLIST CaPaBILITIES 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.
  5. 5. PUBLIC SECTOR 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.
  6. 6. PUBLIC PUBLIC SECTOR SECTOR PUBLIC SECTOR 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..
  7. 7. aN INTEGraTED aPPrOaCH TO rECrUITMENT Making the right hire, whether on a For employers, the cost of making the The key to limiting this risk is using a CROSS-SECTOR permanent or contract basis, is no longer wrong hire can be between 3 and 5 times thorough and robust recruitment process & FUNCTIONAL 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 DESCRIPTION candidate. the same approach to work as the organisa- hire can be costly! tion and someone who can add value, not ATTRACTION only to a job, but also to the & SELECTION of development a company’s personality. METHODOLOGIES CONSULTATION 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 EXPERTISE CROSS-SECTOR of your recruitment campaigns. & FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE SALARY COMPETENCY ROLE ADVERTISING DATABASE NETWORKING CONSULTATION PROFILING DESCRIPTION SALARY COMPETENCY CONSULTATION PROFILING ATTRACTION OFFLINE & SELECTION METHODOLOGIES CONSULTATION TALENT ATTRACTION POOL & SELECTION METHODOLOGIE CONSULTATION ONLINE JOB HUDSON MICROSITE BOARDS WEBSITE HUDSON HUDSON SOCIAL CANDIDATE CLIENT NETWORKING PORTAL PORTAL
  8. 8. CANDIDATE RE-SCREEN COMPETENCY BASED F2F INTERVIEW 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 SHORTLIST as standard elements of the recruitment process. BUSINESS CANDIDATE ATTITUDE 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. F2F INTERVIEW OFFER SHORTLIST MANAGEMENT BUSINESS CONTRACT DATABASE NETWORKING ATTITUDE NEGOTIATION QUESTIONNAIRE OFFLINE CLIENT INTERVIEW REFERENCING TALENT RECOMMENDATION JOB POOL DEALING WITH & SELECTION BUY-BACK BOARDS HUDSON CAN ONLINE RELOCATION ADVISORY HUDSON MICROSITE WEBSITE POST PLACEMENT HUDSON HUDSON REVIEW CANDIDATE CLIENT PORTAL PORTAL
  9. 9. wHaT MaKES US DIFFErENT? 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 GLOBaL rEaCH 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 pool. 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.
  10. 10. 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: | respect | Collaboration “valuing the differences among our employees and candidates allows us to | Empowerment 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.
  11. 11. 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: Global Energy 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 airline 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. Software House
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