Ready to meet your people-resource challenges

Talent remains crucial for success, whether organisations are thriving or fighting for survival

In a recent Kornferry survey, 39% of HR leaders stated that they will be harnessing this crisis to reshape and re-prioritise their company’s talent agenda. With the best ‘talent’ being eight times more productive than their ‘average’ colleagues (McKinsey), the organisations bouncing back the quickest will be those with the best people.

As a progressive, productive, agile business, committed to minimising our environmental impact, the ‘new normal’ is not new. Remote working has been part of what we do for some time. Whether it is video interviewing and virtual assessment centres or online profiling and virtual onboarding, coaching and development, we are ready to meet your current and future people-resource challenges.

People are our business

We are a specialist recruitment and strategic HR consultancy. We believe that where people flourish, business thrives. Whether it is delivering permanent and interim talent solutions or aligned people and change initiatives, ours is a fresh, integrated, holistic approach to ensuring you always have the right people in the right positions at the right time for sustainable organisational success.

We practise what we preach

We are fiercely committed to the people we work with, building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and respect. We apply the same tailored, supportive and flexible approach to our team as we do to the candidates and clients we support. Honest, open, collaborative, we model a more positive, progressive and productive organisational culture. The equation is simple: people who are in the right role and who are engaged, motivated and empowered are more productive, creative and effective.

The inside track to a successful talent strategy

Our people have years of combined experience. Between them, they have built up extensive networks, offering you access to rich and diverse pools of talent. We work with ambitious start-ups and SMEs through to established corporates and public-sector organisations, bringing an objective clarity to the most complex of people-resource challenges. Whether it is the attraction of new talent or the development of your existing people, ours is a human-centric, quality-over-quantity approach that unlocks potential, reduces costs and supports sustainable growth and profitability.

Speak to one of our expert consultants and find out how Seymour John can help your organisation thrive.

I’ve been in the industry for over 30 years – a good number of these as UK Director of one the world’s largest specialist recruitment companies. And I’ve worked on both sides. Over those years, the more convinced I have become that transactional, factory-farm recruiters just can’t offer the kind of reliable, pin-point, specialist service that progressive organisations need to prosper in today’s complex business environments. This is why Emlyn John and I set up Seymour John – a dedicated, expert, people-resource partner, delivering aligned, integrated talent solutions that ensure sustainable organisational success.

Mark Seymour
Founding Director

Search & Selection

For us, there is no distinction between a candidate and a client, the goal is the same; to find the best fit.

People & Change

An agile, flexible, strategically aligned business driver for sustainable growth and profitability: Welcome to the HR function of the future.


A shot of high value, highly qualified talent without the long-term commitment or risk

Public Sector & Not For Profit

There is no substitute for sector experience and expertise: Compliant, OJEU-approved, specialist recruitment that mitigates risk and ensures a return on investment