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Executive Search

What we do for companies

We are an executive search consultancy in London that places high-flying Directors of Corporate Affairs into a huge array of PLCs and private companies and then help those comms leaders to build high performing teams. We also undertake searches for corporate communications agencies who need us to pinpoint skills for them to stay ahead.

Over the years, we have placed high performing corporate communications professionals at Battersea Power Station, Deloitte, Man Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Franklin Templeton, Klarna, YOOX Net-a-Porter and Sainsbury’s to name a few.

Why choose The Works Search?

We use our experience in Executive Search in London alongside our years of experience and extended network to provide the very best service to the businesses we work with.

The calibre of the candidates you will interview will far outweigh the ones you might source yourself or that an in-house HR team could ever source. We know exactly where to look to find the best people for the job and we have the expertise to recognise what great looks like.

A huge benefit is giving our clients peace of mind – when we commit to a role, we will fill the role. It really is that simple. We take character references from candidates’ former bosses too, just to be thorough.

We never rely on advertising as it doesn’t necessarily attract the best fit or the highest performers in the industry. 70% of our successful executive search placements were sourced from our network; 18% from LinkedIn, and only 12% from advertising.

Our Executive Search process

We map out all relevant people in a market for a role, looking out for the highest performers. It’s about finding the best fit and/or the highest performers for the role and we will proactively approach professionals – even those who are happy in their role, although they may consider a new one if it’s right.

We can work quickly too and we find great people for a shortlist in a matter of just a few weeks. No one has time to undertake lots of interviews so we will only present 4 great people for our clients to interview.

Working to a timetable of delivery is helpful for everyone. Candidate and clients will know when interviews are taking place and can make room in their diaries.

Through every stage of the process, we act as a partner to the company rather than a supplier, providing a sounding board and a vital fresh, external perspective and expert advice that can make all the difference. Our caring and detailed approach has allowed us to place senior professionals in exciting companies all around London and beyond and we enjoy seeing them flourish.

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