Colin explains the principles and success of HorrexCole’s executive recruitment model and how it has delivered exceptional results worldwide in Executive Search for G4S Plc.
Group Head Resourcing and HR Systems, G4S Plc
I had heard positive echoes about HorrexCole from referrals from peers in the industry. The model was unique and innovative. “These are people who understand what recruitment is about, the traditional headhunting/agency approach risks becoming a dinosaur”, was commented by a member of my recruitment team… One of the advantages of HorrexCole brought, was that they adapt their processes to suit your needs. You can use as little or as much expertise as you require.
Furthermore – the costing model with HorrexCole is cost-effective and manageable – what you pay is in direct proportion to the effort put-in. No commission, up-front fees or variables which depend on the final package of the selected candidate.
Although CERN attracts around 40,000 applicants per annum, in recruitment its quality not quantity that counts. HorrexCole provided an innovative and targeted solution that in this case was critical to the success of this C-level recruit.
Head of Talent Acquisition, CERN
We (CIBT) are a medium sized global business with offices in around 15 countries around the globe. Our senior HR team are based in London and as such it has been helpful to partner with UK based Talent Acquisition specialists when we have vacancies around the world.
We have used the Executive Search service from HorrexCole to recruit two difficult roles. During this process HorrexCole took time to understand the nature of our business, the vacancy and the unique challenges of the role. They provided professional feedback on our expectations in relation to the current job market and also guided us in terms of competitive remuneration packages.
HorrexCole put effort into keeping the recruiting manager and the central HR team up to date with their progress and also do an excellent job of engaging with the candidates. The two candidates we have subsequently hired haven’t really realised that the HorrexCole aren’t part of CIBT.
The added bonus is of course that the Executive Search function is very competitively priced and has delivered a great recruitment service in a very cost effective manner, something that every HR team wants!
Global Director of Talent, CIBT UK Limited
I had the opportunity to experience the HorrexCole services from both a candidate and client perspective. I was impressed by the dedication, professionalism and flexibility of the consultants. HorrexCole is a reliable partner in finding the right people to create future success.
Regional Head of Resourcing & Talent Management Europe, G4S Plc
As a pro-active HRD for a global organisation, I was intrigued by the HorrexCole Ltd hourly model matrix when I first met with them at a CIPD event. I entrusted them with a challenging role within a certain sector and I was not disappointed. From the initial briefing stage, through to offer I felt the needs of the business and the experience required of the candidate was understood and my time was not wasted with unsuitable candidates. In summary, Horrexcole Ltd did exactly what they said they would do by providing a quality candidate at a competitive cost to my business. I have no hesitation in recommending HorrexCole and I like to think of them as an extension of my HR team without the overhead.
Head of Group Human Resources, Photo Me International Plc
I am very pleased to recommend the HorrexCole’s services to anyone looking for a dedicated and professional recruitment agency who really values the candidate experience. I was very impressed with the way they handled my journey from the very from the very first moment I have been contacted until I actually started in my new role. I particularly appreciated the spotless communication flow and how I was kept up-to-date with developments in a timely manner. I was happy to be a candidate and definitely looking forward to working with HorrexCole from a client perspective!
Head of Recruitment, Falk
Having had over 15 years in the world of recruitment, both within agency and in-house, I appreciate good recruitment when I see it. I’m also pretty demanding given I’ve worked both sides and know that it takes more than just a good CV to be a good recruiter. I also want to create a model in-house where we can create the capability to have our own long-term pipeline of talent, whilst at the same time trying to fill an existing vacancy. To that end, working with HorrexCole on a leadership role, and with E-sift on a critical mid-level hire, has been amazing. They not only get me the right candidates, but in terms of how they work they are an absolute delight to work with. All their consultants are engaging, inquisitive, consultative and results driven. They all work with such a positive, upbeat attitude and I can relax knowing that they are supporting to extend our employee brand out within the candidate market. I would recommend both solutions without hesitation as we have got the hires we needed, but it was also an absolute pleasure to work with them. True professionals who understand exactly what it means to support in-house recruiters with their strategic recruitment goals.
Recruitment Manager, WCN