Unit 2 Ferry Wharf
Hove Enterprise Centre
Basin Road North
Portslade, East Sussex
What makes us different
We are proud of our track record of repeat and referred business. We like to think that clients enjoy working with us initially because we can demonstrate a depth of understanding of the recruitment challenge, and because we strive to deliver on a process which exceeds expectations. In turn, once we have proven our abilities, we like to think that clients choose to work with us again because we have taken the time to build a relationship based on trust, honesty and tangible results.
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No two recruitment assignments are alike and we always aim to tailor our approach to client needs. If a role is confidential, you may need discreet search and selection services, but for a newly created position or a start-up business you may need to build your brand and go with a full advertising and social media campaign. Whatever the situation, we’ll listen and recommend the best solution to attract the best-fit individual, not just the best person available at the time.
This may include international/national searches, advertised selections, proactive networking or discreet market benchmarking.
Contingent: Search and selection which saves time and internal resources
Sometimes recruiting a role requires quick and easy access to quality candidates, less time spent by your team reviewing CVs and interviewing; and a low risk financial investment. In this instance contingent search and selection may be the most appropriate approach. Using leading edge technology and with access to job boards and candidate databases we can quickly engage with and identify the right talent for your permanent or interim role. We’ll qualify the candidates as well as our recommendation of their suitability; and then help manage the process through to offer and acceptance.
Exclusive & Retained Services: Search services where a dedicated or discreet process is required:
Whether you are a start-up or family owned business, a public or not for profit organisation, or a large corporate company, we can assist where a tailored and consultative approach is required. By truly working in partnership with you, we take accountability for delivering on an appointment which will have the impact that is desired – however difficult or pressing that brief is, and however long that takes. Using our extensive network and reputation for credibility we will help to design a process which will ensure that your opportunity is presented to the best talent in a professional way. Headhunting and engaging passive candidates in a tight labour market takes subtlety and persistence – we will act as an extension of your brand to bring the best people to the table.
Team Moves/Acquisitions: Brokerage services for accountancy & legal practices
Acting as a trusted intermediary we can assist with the recruitment of entire teams moving from one accountancy or legal firm to another. This often involves providing both parties with a committed and confidential brokerage service over a number of months to ensure that the process is handled in a smooth and transparent way. We have an excellent track record of helping firms to navigate this complex process resulting in successful and profitable outcomes for all parties.
Our Interim team will work with you closely and with urgency to find a temporary solution at short notice for business critical assignments. Whether it’s short term cover for a current employee’s absence, or to complete a business critical project on time, we will take care of the search, the legal compliance and the payroll requirements. Our knowledge of the interim talent pool and our network of contacts allows us to access the skills you need to ease any pinch points in your operations.
Fixed Term Contracts:
If you are looking to recruit an interim resource and administer their costs through your own payroll we can assist with recruiting accountancy and legal expertise on a fixed term contract basis. Recruiting expertise on a fixed-term basis can give you greater control and cost savings, as well as offering the employee enhanced benefits and increased job security.
Market mapping: To identify future talent and benchmark internal resource planning
We are increasingly requested by clients to assist them with identifying potential talent pools. This may be to assist with developing strategic organisational objectives, to plan for perceived succession issues or to understand competitive advantage at a specific point in time. Whatever the reason, by using our extensive research capabilities we can provide a comprehensive report on the talent landscape in a particular sector or sub-specialism. This in turn can be a valuable tool in recruitment decisions. Again every market mapping exercise is different, so we tailor our approach and fee arrangement for this service to suit client needs.
If you are looking to build your brand or promote a new service within your business we can manage the entire campaign for you from end to end. We will tailor our approach to suit your requirements and can include everything for scoping the role and writing the job description to publishing branded advertising on appropriate online job boards or professional publications. Following this we can assist with designing the recruitment process and then facilitate interviews themselves, if your requirement demands this. Campaign management can ease the pressure on internal resources if they are lacking and ensure costs are managed efficiently.
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I received a fantastic level of service. Harvey John really cared about what I was looking for and helped me to find it. They listened to me, and offered great advice along the way.
After 6 years in my previous company, and an initial reluctance to move roles, I met Hayley. She was the first recruitment agent that I have met who took the time to understand my strengths, weaknesses and future career and personal ambitions. I am now happily in my new role with my wonderful new company which is a perfect fit for me and I cannot recommend Hayley enough for getting me to this point. I will never use another recruiter and I absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to move to a new in-house role.
I had an extremely positive experience working with Georgina at Harvey John. Professional, friendly and efficient Georgina was always a pleasure to deal with, keeping me informed about potential roles and always providing honest feedback about the position. I am now in a role that suits me. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Thank you Georgina!