As with all of our services, our HR Recruitment starts with you.

You are the expert on what your business needs, and while we have extensive experience in the HR recruitment space, we never assume we know what’s best. That’s why the first conversation we have will be one where you talk, and we listen.

Once we begin to gain a deeper understanding of your requirements, we will take time to clarify and fine tune our brief, to ensure that it meets your strategic objectives. Then, we reach out to our extensive network of senior HR candidates, and vet them on your behalf, before recommending the most suitable candidates to you.

We will only ever refer a candidate to you if they are someone we would hire ourselves.

The Underscore Difference

Many recruitment firms offer executive search capabilities – so why choose Underscore for your senior HR recruitment? Simply put, what sets us apart is the fact that we are HR professionals and have held senior HR leadership roles. We therefore know the pressures and challenges faced by senior HR leaders, and we know what it takes to succeed in these roles.

In our consulting experience, we have led a number of HR/People transformation projects and have designed many HR/People functions for a number of organisations, this gives us a different perspective on what good People functions require.

The Roles We Fill

Our specialism is recruitment of senior HR professionals. We are comfortable working across all industries and sectors, but focus on securing our client’s suitable candidates for strategic roles. These include:

HR Directors

HR Managers

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Learning and Development professionals

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Reward professionals

Shared Services & Operations professionals

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Helping You Build Your Strategic Advantage

Your senior HR team can, and should, be a driving force of not only your people strategy, but also the larger business strategy. This can only happen when you have skilled, experienced, and proactive HR leaders in post. At Underscore, we understand and appreciate the vital role that HR plays in the growth of a business, and work hard to place candidates within your business that will help your goals become reality.

By following a robust, and well-tested recruitment approach, you can rely on us to fill your vacancies at speed, while maintaining high quality.

The screening process is carried out by qualified HR professionals who understand the challenges functions and businesses are facing in Talent, Engagement, Operational Excellence, Reward, Leadership Development, and can offer unique insights into what capabilities a function might need in order to achieve its strategic objectives.

We start by homing in on the outcomes you want delivered and the capabilities required to do this. This goes beyond hard measures – we invest time understanding you and the function to determine the best fit in terms of culture, personality and delivery style.

The Underscore model is people-centric. Our Resourcing team works collaboratively and seamlessly with our Consultancy and Learning teams to understand the HR market, the capabilities to give our clients the best possible chance of finding clients the right talent. We share our knowledge and experience to increase our understanding of the external market and pass on this benefit to you when defining your requirements and outcomes.

We have an extensive network and are confident we will create a great shortlist of candidates that match the requirements of our clients.  As HR professionals we have developed a network of HR colleagues that is unmatched by other recruitment businesses, we get to know each of the candidates and thorough our operational experience of HR we will fully understand their capability and how it can match the requirements of clients.

We will identify the best shortlist of 2 to 3 candidates, you get CVs and an overview weighing their experience against the requirements of the role.

We support you throughout the interview and selection process, from reviewing candidates to providing interview settings and taking references.

Our thorough processes are designed to increase precision, we pride ourselves on the level of experience and support we offer you, our work also won’t stop when your new team member starts.  Throughout the project, we’re in regular contact to ensure your requirements are being met and to measure their orientation and integration into your team and your business.

Long Term Support For Our Clients and Candidates

We build long-term partnerships with our clients, and our candidates, because we know that’s how to ensure the best outcomes. As such we are on hand to provide additional support and services as needed both during the recruitment process and once a candidate is in role. This includes administrative support to ease the strain on your recruitment team (including payment and contact services for interim roles). We also conduct regular check-ins with you and the candidate to ensure that everything is going smoothly, and that your objectives are being met.

In addition, we are able to provide executive coaching and leadership development, to help your new hire hit the ground running and deliver the most impact, in the smallest amount of time.

And if you are also planning to initiate a change programme within your business, we can provide additional support to build the capabilities needed to create the perfect transformation programme team.

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