HR & Development

At Search HR & Development, we provide a tailored and personal service to our candidates and clients to help them either secure a new human resources opportunity or find a new member of staff.

Search HR & Development provides permanent and interim recruitment solutions for HR departments across every major industry sector - giving total UK coverage via our network of sites. With a thorough understanding of the HR function, our specialist consultants have gained an enviable reputation for quality and outstanding service delivery from both a client and candidate perspective. We have offices across the length of the UK, from Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow and Edinburgh, through to Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Crawley.

As you would expect, our client portfolio includes some of the UK’s largest employers. Our assignments are often challenging and are always diverse in their requirements – ranging from contingency based recruitment solutions through to retained advertising campaigns.

Our HR teams specialise in the provision of human resources and training professionals, from advisory level to heads of service. Priding ourselves on sourcing high achievers for our clients, we work in partnership with you to tailor a professional, efficient and quality service so that we can provide the very best candidates operating in today’s competitive marketplace throughout the UK, from Inverness, Leicester to Brighton.

Our experienced consultants assist professionals at all levels within the arenas of HR, learning & development and internal resourcing to find, either permanent, contract or interim assignments within the private or public sector.

For our clients, we go the extra mile to ensure that the HR candidates we present are the right fit for the role and your business.

By working closely with your management teams to accurately assess the individual needs of each business area, our specialist consultants can offer some of the most varied amounts of services a health and safety recruitment agency can possibly provide. Either from providing comprehensive career guidance or specific consultative advice within each market discipline, Search is here to help.  

As one of the leading UK HR & Development recruitment agencies, some of the roles that we recruit for include:

  • HR generalists (including business partners)
  • HR specialists (including job evaluation, compensation & benefits, HR information systems, shared-service managers, equality/diversity, organisational design and business change)
  • Recruitment/Resourcing staff (including assessment centre design and outplacement)
  • Learning and development staff (including management development and e-learning)

The recruitment services we provide include:

  • Permanent and interim recruitment
  • Assessment centre design and facilitation
  • Aptitude, ability and psychometric testing (SHL)
  • Payroll facility
  • HR consultancy
  • Outplacement service
  • Recruitment advertising & response management
  • Research
  • Interview facilities
  • Online advertising

About HR

Within companies, HR positions generally fall into one of two categories: generalist and specialist. Generalists support employees directly with their questions, grievances, and work on a range of projects within the organisation. Specialists, conversely, work in a specific HR function.

Some practitioners will spend an entire career as either a generalist or a specialist while others will obtain experiences from each and choose a path later. At our specialist HR recruitment agencies, we recognise the difference between specialists and generalists and can advise on the best fit for your company.

Our consultants across Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield can advise you on the best way to recruit your next HR hire.

About Development

The practice of training and development encompasses three main activities: training, education, and development.

Training is both focused upon and evaluated against the job that an individual currently holds. Education, on the other hand, focuses upon the jobs that an individual may potentially hold in the future, and is evaluated against those jobs. Development focuses upon the activities that the organisation employing the individual, or that the individual is part of, may partake in the future.

Typical roles in the field include:

  • Executive and supervisory/management development,
  • New-employee orientation,
  • Professional-skills training,
  • Technical/job training,
  • Customer-service training,
  • Sales-and-marketing training,
  • Health-and-safety training.

Job titles may include:

  • Vice-president of organisational effectiveness,
  • Training manager or director,
  • Management development specialist,
  • Blended-learning designer,
  • Training-needs analyst,
  • Chief learning officer,
  • Individual career-development advisor.

Talent development is the process of changing an organisation, its employees, its stakeholders, and groups of people within it, using planned and unplanned learning, in order to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage for the organisation.

This is another area in which Search’s specialist HR recruitment agencies can help you to find the next hire for your organisation. While talent development is reserved for the top management, it is becoming increasingly clear that career development is necessary for the retention of any employee, no matter what their level in the company.

Research undertaken by Search and the wider industry has shown that some type of career path is necessary for job satisfaction and hence job retention. Talent development encompasses a variety of components such as training, career development, career management, and organizational development, and training and development.

It is expected that during the 21st century more companies will begin to use more integrated terms such as talent development, and Search Consultancy is committed to keeping abreast of these changes across the industry thanks to our knowledgeable pool of consultants, many of whom have an HR and development background themselves.

Contact us today to find out how we can help with your HR and development recruitment needs.

We look forward to working with you.