We meet with all our clients so we can appreciate and understand all issues relating to any recruitment project thus ensuring we completely understand our clients requirements.
When starting a key recruitment project, working with an experienced operator will give you the expertise and impartial view of the market to work effectively in securing the right staff.
Databases and websites are undoubtedly useful for attracting the active job seeker but often the best person for your business is the passive candidate, someone who is being retained at your key competitor. Engaging Harperstone will help to increase your chances of attracting this person to your business before they even make that decision to start their job hunt online.
No two recruitment projects are ever the same and each requires its own individual solution. We provide our clients with a range of resourcing solutions and then recommend a tailor made approach designed to guarantee the creation of the best possible shortlist and so the best candidate for the role.
We have built a successful business around our ability to deliver on our promises. We can operate to very tight timescales without sacrificing any quality throughout the process. Please let us know if you would like to speak with any of our clients so that you can hear from them about the value we can bring to any external resourcing project or indeed a benchmarking exercise for internal candidates.
Harperstone is a recruitment consultancy specialising in the search and selection of senior financial appointments in the UK and internationally.
In today’s highly competitive business environment it is critical to secure and retain the best talent available to your organisation. Finding the right mix of experience, skills and personality is a key challenge and can be satisfied by working with the right recruitment partner, one who can effectively represent you and your business in the market.
Harperstone's approach and methodology is to simplify the recruitment process, focusing on successful delivery to our clients whilst building strong working relationships and encouraging open, honest communication.
Harperstone is consultative, collaborative and creates long term relationships, acting as a business partner to bring value to the recruitment process.
Securing the Right People
Securing the right people and creating talented teams is essential to the success of every business and its strategic goals. As a privately owned business, Harperstone has the flexibility and agility to think beyond the traditional behaviours of the recruitment industry. At Harperstone we use our extensive network to access the very best candidates for our clients and the very best career opportunities for our candidates.
We encourage open, honest, direct communication and simplicity in the financial recruitment process. Ultimately, delivery on a project is imperative, ensuring our clients' and candidates' expectations are met and managed throughout the recruitment process.
Harperstone recruits for and represents some of the most exciting companies in the world; global brands, fast growing SME’s, listed and privately held organisations, exciting emerging businesses. We work alongside these respected companies giving them access to the outstanding network of talented individuals Harperstone represents.
As a candidate at Harperstone you have access to the following:
- Career management discussion - planning the next move
- Our industry contacts
- Medium and long term career planning - maximise your potential
- Advice on your CV document - representing yourself to the market
- Up to date market information - what the market can offer you
- Remuneration package information and advice - compare yourself to your peers.
As a client at Harperstone you have access to the following:
- Access to the Harperstone network
- Provision of good quality and appropriate candidates
- Transparency in the process and simplified methods of working
- Advice and help on how to attract the right people into your business
- Advice and help on how to retain the right people in your business
- Represent your company and sending a positive, consistent message to the market.
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Your CV is critical to your success.
The CV document should ideally be no more than three pages long and should focus on factual information like personal details, academic and professional qualifications, career history, achievements and progression...
If your CV is easy to follow and read this will make a positive initial impact and encourage the reader to finish reading the document. Keep their attention with relevant information.
Start with your most recent position. Your earlier career can be summarised to show your journey to where you are now without cluttering your CV with detail that is less important now. If you want to add a covering letter with your CV keep it brief, it is the facts on your CV employers are interested in.
The jury is out on the 'Executive Summary’. Our advice is don’t write one, it is not a good way to start your CV. Get to the point and grab the readers attention with the information they are looking for; education and professional qualification, who you work for, your position, your achievements and your progression. Company details are important to give the reader the perspective in which you work; turnover, division, Head Office, size of team etc. What you have achieved is vital. Employers want to know what you can do, what you are capable of.
Personal details should be basic without the fluff around family members, dogs name and hobbies you haven’t practiced for many years.
Include current salary details in full and a simple summary of expectations. Do not try to second-guess what the CV reader is looking for, it clouds the information you are presenting.
"I have worked with Dawn for many years, initially as a candidate and subsequently as a client. Dawn offers genuine and insightful councel whenever asked, she never wastes time proposing inappropriate candidates or solutions, and has repeatedly found excellent people for me."
"I have had the opportunity to work with Dawn on a few senior finance assignments when I was VP Human Resources for Hilton Worldwide. Dawn was extremely professional throughout the whole process. She knew the candidates she presented to me extremely well, and took great care in presenting their details in a clear and uniform format that made it easy for us to compare them."
"I have known Dawn for many years. She placed me in both of the roles I have worked in since qualifying and I feel she has been an integral part of my successful career development. I have subsequently worked with Dawn as a client and so can say confidently, that her greatest strength is her ability to not only perfectly match the technical skills of a candidate to a job, but also to match the personality to the culture."
"Having happily used Harperstone services previously, we returned earlier this year to get help to find a Group Financial Controller. Dawn immediately understood our requirements and desired candidate profile. Within six hours we received the CV of the person we went on to hire (in addition to a good selection of carefully chosen alternatives over the next few days). The whole process from requirement gathering to post hiring feedback was handled smoothly, professionally and attentively and indeed some six months on Dawn continues to proactively maintain ongoing relationships with company and candidate alike."
"Dawn stands out as a recruitment manager because she builds and maintains a long-term relationship, which I have found to be both productive and a breath of fresh air in the recruitment world.
She has a genuine interest in her candidates and takes time to discuss in detail her candidates' career aspirations and needs. This allows her to better match the jobs she has in hand to her candidates; rather than trying to fill her jobs by hard-selling potentially unsuitable jobs to candidates."
"Dawn is direct and forces you to think hard on what you really need, she then delivers good people who fit in quickly and perform - she's very straight, very effective.
"I have worked with Dawn many times, she always makes sure the requirements are clear and appropriate, she has always been professional and rigorous in her preparation of shortlists, she provides great advice and has without fail delivered high quality candidates that fit the organisation well."
Al Wathba Company
"Dawn has worked on a number of recruitment assignments for me over a long period and has always delivered top quality candidates many of whom are still in the organisations. She is always extremely professional, takes time to understand the requirements and then briefs the candidates well."