Client Services

As a specialist HR recruitment firm our clients benefit from our focus being solely HR. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of the HR function, HR recruitment and the local and global market is an imperative part of our service. Across the team, our collective experience in regards to both HR recruitment and working as HR professionals enables this expert guidance and sets us apart from our competitors.

We offer several different approaches to recruitment as we understand that one size doesn’t fit all. At the outset of each engagement our team will discuss the most appropriate solution to meet your needs. Please get in touch if you have any questions about our different approaches or have a recruitment need we can assist you with.   

Executive Search (Retained)

Our executive search process involves a traditional “retained” approach to recruitment. This may be the best approach for your needs if you’re looking to work exclusively with a recruitment partner and require a thorough mapping of the market to identify candidates, a long list and short list and more detailed progress reports and candidate profiles. 

When engaging Elliott Scott to perform a retained search the overall fee is invoiced in three stages: one third on commencement of the search, one third on presentation of a shortlist and the final third on the start date of the successful candidate. 

Contingent Search (Contained) 

As the recruitment market has evolved so have our client services. We identified the need to adapt our approach when working in countries and industries where traditional executive search methodologies were not well established and in situations where clients are looking for a more nimble approach to retained search. For these reasons, we offer a contingent search approach, known as the “contained” method. Many of our clients prefer to engage us in a contained way due to the speed with which they can receive CV’s as there is no official shortlist stage. Contained search is a great solution for clients looking to hire senior HR professionals or those who have a niche role or a role in an obscure location.

When engaging Elliott Scott to perform a contained search the overall fee is invoiced in two stages: one third on commencement of the search and two thirds on the start date of the successful candidate.

Contingent Recruitment

Contingent recruitment underpins the majority of HR placements and is often the most cost effective solution for our clients, particularly for junior and mid-level placements and for roles that have a larger candidate pool. 

When engaging Elliott Scott to manage contingent recruitment our fee is invoiced in one stage; with the full fee payable on the start date of the successful candidate.

Interim HR Solutions (Contractors and Temporary Staff) 

Alongside our permanent recruitment business we also offer interim staffing solutions. It could be that you need someone to cover maternity leave or long term illness or that you have a project role for a defined period of time. In these situations we will discuss the nature of your assignment and advise you on whether we think it’s possible to source the right interim talent. Globally, contractor and temporary staff markets vary a great deal and in some countries it is much easier to find interim candidates than in others. If you require a third party to employ and payroll an interim HR professional, we are able to provide these services through a partnership with a third party provider who is an expert in this field. Please contact us for further information and pricing. 

Elliott Scott Mobility 

In 2015 we established Elliott Scott Mobility, an international global mobility and expatriate management recruitment business. Elliott Scott Mobility provides a boutique service experience with a global perspective on a growing industry. We cover key areas including in-house global mobility positions and outsourced HR / relocation service provider roles. Our experienced mobility consultants have local know-how and language skills coupled with specialised knowledge and networks in the mobility market. We have made international placements with a diverse range of clients, filling vacancies across the Americas, Europe and Asia.  

Market Intelligence 

Our team are passionate about HR and work proactively to grow their market knowledge. We run proprietary surveys to track market trends and publish market commentaries and thought leadership blogs to keep candidates and clients fully informed of the latest developments. Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a meeting to discuss the market in your area or join our mailing list to receive market intelligence and event invitations.