The senior and executive HR talent you need to drive cultural transformation
HR is transforming. In progressive organisations it is becoming an important driver for organisational success. As such, competition for the new breed of senior leaders, with the ability to implement people initiatives that enable cultural transformation and deliver sustainable performance improvements, is fierce.
Seymour John Human Resources is a niche senior and executive HR recruitment specialist working across the public and private sector. We are a strategic, talent ally ensuring you always have the permanent and interim HR leadership talent you need, when you need it.
The inside track to the latest market insight
We work alongside our own strategic HR consultancy, keeping our clients ahead of the curve with deep insight into the trends shaping the future of the function. Progressive and innovative, they help organisations evolve in complex and ever-changing operating environments. Whether it is the attraction of new talent or the development of your existing people, ours is an integrated approach to unlocking potential, reducing costs and supporting sustainable growth.
To read more about how HR is transforming, click here
Creating cultures where people thrive
In a competitive market where the talent pool is shrinking, the need for the best commercially astute HR talent is pressing. You need leaders who can create a culture where your people thrive. In an increasingly transparent, digital world, they are your best advocates. The organisations that people queue up to work for are the ones where employees feel valued, engaged, nurtured and developed. The best HR leaders will help you do all of this, enabling you to attract the people you need.
To read more about creating a ‘great place to work’, click here
Talent for the public sector
The challenges of the public sector are well documented. With rising demand for services and decreasing budgets, leaders are under relentless pressure to do more with less. And, with often inflexible salary bands, attracting the best talent against stiff competition from the private sector can be difficult. Organisations must transform. As such, HR has an important role to play.
The need to become more commercially innovative means that many organisations are turning to the private sector for inspiration. With access to a wealth of senior executives (across the private as well as public and not-for-profit-sector networks) of the whole Seymour John group, our dedicated OJEU framework awarded public-sector team are uniquely well placed to help support you in what are becoming increasingly difficult roles to fill.
To read more about our approach to executive search, click here
Offering interim as well as permanent solutions for change and transformation projects, our awarded supplier status on the most relevant OJEU frameworks – like the ESPO 3S Strategic HR Services Framework – mean procuring transparent, compliant, quality-assured recruitment consultancy, tailored to your specific requirements is straightforward.
To read about the range of OJEU frameworks for which we have been awarded, click here
Over the course of my career I have had involvement with lots of recruiters, and Lee always comes out on top. Unlike many others, Lee really listens and develops an understanding of who you are and what you want from your next career step. His support, knowledge and advice, as I juggled with different opportunities, was so helpful. I would fully recommend Lee and Seymour John!
Denso UK, Financial Controller
I was approached by Darren Richards at Seymour John about a career opportunity, and from the start found his take on things friendly and professional, and not at all pushy like some recruiters. I was kept regularly informed about the application process and what was going on, and Darren was always available to answer any questions that I had. I got the impression that there was a real desire to find the right person for the right job, and not just fill a vacancy, and I was fortunate to benefit from Darren’s wealth of experience in the Risk arena in making a really important career decision.
Capital Modelling and Risk Analytics, Lloyds Banking Group
Seymour John were absolutely great, always there to help with anything I needed and gave me great support in the whole process. This really is a people person firm. I found a really great role that I am enjoying enormously and they have continued to support me to this point. If you are in search of a new role then this is a firm that will really get to know you as a candidate and find the role that you are looking for. They go above and beyond which you really come to appreciate.
Treasury Accountant, Secure Trust Bank
Seymour John are a refreshing change from other recruitment agencies. They value their Consultants, treat them as individuals, pay promptly, give guidance on administrative issues quickly and throughout the term of the contract they are in regular contact to discuss the progress of the project. I particularly enjoyed working with Emlyn John with his upbeat humour and regular contact which has meant I have felt fully supported in the assignment. I look forward to working with Seymour John again at sometime in the very near future.
ACA Compliance Ltd
I already had a strong relationship with Simon as a client so when I decided that it was time for a career move he was the obvious choice for help and guidance… he found the right business, with the right culture and people, in the right location and got me face time… now I am Finance Director of that business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Simon to anyone in my network.
Finance Director, McAuliffe Group
Phil has both an extensive detailed knowledge of businesses in the local area and a large contact base. However what I really like about Phil is that he is very personable and works so very hard to secure you the opportunity that is right for you. He takes the time to get to know you and then maintains regular contact with updates and potential opportunities. He has an excellent communication style with prospective employees and you know you are in very capable hands as he sells your skill set. I can honestly say that he is the best recruitment agent I have worked with and am very pleased to say that his efforts secured me my new role where I am very happy. Thank you Phil.
Director of Finance and Information, Severn Hospice
Phil is one of the best recruiters I have worked with. He delivers a first class service, does exactly what he says he will and is completely honest with you. I would recommend him to anyone.
Finance Director, Summit Systems Ltd
On a personal level I have not come across a recruiter who has worked at relationships with candidates and clients as much as Phil Topper. If I am asked for a referral Phil’s name will without doubt be top of the list.
Mike Attwood ACMA
From my initial contact with Seymour John they provided a service which was both very efficient and professional. Emlyn and Mark took the time to fully understand my needs and expectations, taking pride in building a worthwhile relationship through regular contact both on the phone and face to face. As a candidate of Seymour John you feel extremely valued and I would highly recommend them.
IS Griffiths Ltd
Having Seymour John represent me was a smooth transition in finding me a placement and I felt highly valued throughout the whole process from start to end. Should the need arise again, I’d have every confidence to use them again.
Management Accountant, Henry Howard Finance