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
I established a great working relationship with the team from the outset. They maintain the right level of contact and provide clear guidance when required. A very friendly firm who I am extremely pleased to have developed a great working relationship with.
Senior Compliance Manager
Recruitment at its best.
John and his team recently placed me in my perfect role, and I have to say their recruitment process is the best I’ve come across. They took so much time to understand what I was looking for and to ultimately ensure the role I was placed in was a perfect fit.
As an employer, I wouldn’t use any other agency now I’ve been through their process as a candidate. They do so much of the work the employer usually would, saving you precious time, but more importantly giving you peace of mind you’re employing the right person. I look forward to working with them more in the future and highly recommend them to both candidates and employers.
Assistant Director of Finance, Gloucester City Homes
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
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 have been talking to Darren Richards at Seymour John for several months, exploring the audit and risk market. Darren is a pleasure to deal with, always helpful and he was careful to select only those roles that were the best fit for my skills and experience. Darren was easy to talk to and kept in touch without prompting, something many other recruitment firms have not done. I have now managed to secure a superb role in Internal Audit thanks in no small part to the efforts of Darren Richards. I would recommend Darren and Seymour John unreservedly, a pleasure to deal with from start to finish.
Risk Assurance Manager, Lloyds Banking Group
I would like to recommend Phil Topper to anyone looking for the best possible advice, support and guidance when facing any career decision. His detailed understanding of not just what I wanted for my career, but also what I needed for my work/life balance was very refreshing and exactly what I was looking for. Phil helped me make the best career decision possible for me, and I would call on his expertise again in the future without any hesitation.
Margin Analyst, Autoclimate Ltd
Darren was recommended to me by a previous client I had completed some work for whilst working in consultancy, always a good sign. After a lengthy chat, which did not feel rushed or a roll out of the usual questions, he found out why I wanted to leave my current role, seemed to fully understand the reasons behind this and grasped the type of role and direction I was looking for. The result being a great interview with a great company and eventually a great job offer which I hope will be the start of the next stage of my career. Seymour John has the personal touch I was looking for which is difficult to find these days and the level of communication was outstanding.
Risk & Regulatory Manager, RAC
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 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
As a candidate I found that all the team at Seymour John offer a very professional, efficient and personable service. They arranged an interview promptly and remained in contact and gave support throughout my contract. I would have no hesitation in working with them again.
Costello Contracting Ltd