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
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
I received a very professional service with great communication throughout the process. Darren Richards took the time to get to know me and what I wanted from my next job. I would definitely recommend using Seymour John.
Internal Auditor, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group
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 first contacted Jordan back in 2013 and he secured me interim work. I found him to be extremely professional, approachable and unlike many other recruiters at the time he truly understood my skills and requirements. He was always willing to help and assist. I now find myself in a permanent managerial role where I am required to carry out recruitment on a regular basis. I therefore had no hesitation in immediately contacting Jordan as I knew I would receive excellent customer service and he would find me the right level of candidate, which of course he has always done.
Senior Manager Finance Operations, Secure Trust Bank
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
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
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
I worked with Seymour John for a year on a contract in Cardiff. They were regularly proactive in their contact, with some lovely touches such as bottles of wine or a meal out. It truly does feel like they value you as a contractor. Emlyn, Mark and Louisa are definitely people I would trust and recommend, which is very rare in their line of business.
Inspiring Evolution Consultancy Limited
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
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