We take on your people-resource challenges and make them our own
To attract and retain the right talent, you need a strategic ally that offers pin-point specialist services that are tailored to both yours and a candidate’s unique requirements. We are true advocates for both. We are fiercely committed to the people we work with, building long-term relationships based on mutual trust and respect. Our hands on, human-centric, quality-over-quantity approach means we consistently find the right fit.
Built over many years, our proven track record in the regions we serve means we’ve been able to develop a treasure chest of high-calibre talent. It is why so many of our clients prefer to work with us exclusively or on a retained basis and why so much of our work is generated through repeat business and referrals. At Seymour John, we offer a range of flexible approaches to meet your people-resource challenges and ensure you always have the right people in the right positions, at the right time.
We understand that clients don’t always require our full suite of services. Sometimes, for mid-level positions, where there is a good supply of qualified talent and a low risk of associated failed placement, they simply need support in generating candidates. In such cases, they value our in-depth market knowledge and extensive talent networks to supply shortlists to complement that of competing agencies or their own recruitment processes and direct advertising, often choosing to carry out the assessment and selection process in-house.
We are nimble, agile and responsive, rising to the usual time-pressure challenges associated with contingent engagement and have the capacity to work with numerous assignments concurrently, delivering a shortlist in hours, if needs be. Our reputation is built on integrity and trust. In the rare instance that we can’t find a suitable match, we’ll tell you. We won’t ever waste your time by putting forward someone who is unsuitable.
We take the same tailored approach to interim, as we do to permanent people searches. Our team has vast experience in supplying interim, contract and temporary solutions across the UK, offering expert, objective support to bring clarity to the most complex of people challenges. Whether you’re looking for talent to fulfil a specific project, immediate cover for a business-critical role whist you take time to secure the right permanent appointment or a team to take you through organisational or operational change, we can help. Again, time is often of the essence. With an extensive talent pool, built over many years, we can save you time and mitigate risk by drawing on talent that we know and have worked with over many years.
With in depth understanding of your particular industry sector, our experienced, specialist consultants are able to hit the ground running, responding effectively to your requirements, however tight the turnaround. Our reputation in the industry for complete contractor care means our clients benefit from a rich resource of talent. We are hands on throughout. From full contract lifecycle to payroll management and support services, we facilitate seamless, efficient and compliant contractor relationships that save you time and money and that offer complete peace of mind.
Exclusive & Retained
The best talent gives you the competitive edge. Progressive organisations understand that the proven path to attracting, retaining and developing it is by working exclusively with an expert talent ally, particularly when the role is business-critical.
Consistently reliable results are achieved through the development of long-term partnerships, with our clients and our candidates. It is a process based on the development of a profound understanding of the very particular requirements of both candidate and client, and marrying the two. Working as a strategic talent ally means that, over time this understanding is refined. As your business evolves, so does our understanding. Your specific context is always our defining criterion. Our rigorous commitment to continuous assessment and evaluation is a proven approach that enables us to predict a prospective employee’s ability to adapt and develop within an organisation, ensuring a cultural as well as technical-capabilities-based fit.
Our specialist consultants have years of combined experience. Over this time, they have developed extensive networks of talent. And so, for our exclusive and retained partners, we have the value-added option of delving discreetly into a deep pool of ‘passive’ talent to find your exact match.
Partners benefit from our holistic, integrated approach that offers complete talent lifecycle solutions, aligned with their business objectives. Anticipatory and forward facing, we not only work with you to address today’s immediate challenges, but also develop plans to secure the talent pipeline for the future. In shifting business contexts, continuous evaluation and succession planning will identify any skills gaps and areas for development to ensure your talent strategy has flexibility and sustainability built in.
It is not simply about finding the right person for a particular role. From initial identification, assessment and selection through to employee evaluation, development and retention, we’re in it for the long haul. Once appointed, we want to see your new employee flourish and your business thrive, which is why we support you both through onboarding, and beyond to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
Managed Service Provider (MSP)
The larger the organisation the more complex and challenging the oversight of non-permanent staff can be, particularly in operating environments where demand for products and services can fluctuate. Progressive organisations understand the benefits of outsourcing non-core operational functions, like this, to specialists.
Our fully managed service offers our larger clients more efficient and cost-effective operational control. Centralising resources enables more effective performance monitoring and ensures continuity in the talent pipeline. It also mitigates risk by establishing a compliance standard across the whole of your temporary, interim, contractor and consultant staff. Aligned to specific business objectives, our fully managed service offers value to our partners by reducing costs and their exposure to risk, providing them with a more efficient and effective way to get the best from their non-permanent staff.