Why Leadenhall?

At Leadenhall Search, we partner with our clients, becoming an extension of your brand to the external market. We take an intelligent, consultative approach to deliver in-depth industry insights to you as well as understanding your company culture and ethos to provide you with the best, most suitable candidates. Our approach focuses on targeting passive candidates within market leading consultancies, FTSE 100 firms and Fintechs allowing you to access talent that you would otherwise not see.

We’re an APSCO approved recruitment firm and service the Permanent, Contract, Temporary and Executive Search market. The majority of our work is done on an exclusive, retained basis whilst we also engage in contingency based searches.

It is our objective to enable you to advance your career, realise that promotion, scale-up and grow the business.

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How we work

Listen

To gain a full insight into your vacancy, your team and the wider business.  We know that acquiring the right skill set is of optimum importance but the team and company culture are equally vital to you. It is  imperative that we know why this hire is important to you and the wider business so that we are fully equipped to properly represent your company and vacancies to our candidates.

Select

In the majority of cases, the ideal candidate will not be active on the market, this is where our network comes in. We have strong and trusted relationships with the top-performing candidates in our verticals allowing us to deliver quality solutions, quicker than our competitors whilst also giving you access to sources of talent that would normally be hidden.

Deliver

We will then present you with 2–3 CVs per headcount based on high suitability. We understand that our clients are busy and hiring is a very small percentage of your overall job. By only representing top talent, we will save you time and allow you to make the best hire.

How we work

Leadenhall Client Process

To gain a full insight into your vacancy, your team and the wider business.  We know that acquiring the right skill set is of optimum importance but the team and company culture are equally vital to you. It is imperative that we know why this hire is important to you and the wider business so that we are fully equipped to properly represent your company and vacancies to our candidates.

In the majority of cases, the ideal candidate will not be active on the market, this is where our network comes in. We have strong and trusted relationships with the top-performing candidates in our verticals allowing us to deliver quality solutions, quicker than our competitors whilst also giving you access to sources of talent that would normally be hidden.

We will then present you with 2–3 CVs per headcount based on high suitability. We understand that our clients are busy and hiring is a very small percentage of your overall job. By only representing top talent, we will save you time and allow you to make the best hire.

Retainer model example:

A business has a requirement for software engineers, due to growth and employee attrition. That attrition has been an average of 5 employees a year over the past 3 years. At an average pay rate of £60,000, if they use a small list of five recruiting vendors to fill them who all charge an average 20% per placement, their recruiting costs in fees are £60,000 (5 placements X’s £12,000).

Of those five recruiting vendors, at any given time any one of them has a 20% chance of filling an open role, so they do what most contingency firms do and repost the position on job boards, email their networks, and make a few calls to active candidates, then move on to their next job.

Because these vendors are not fully accessing the passive candidate market they are missing out on a significant number of the most relevant candidates. This means the engineers that they’re placing turn over faster due to performance issues, compensation issues, or a host of other factors such as ineffective front-end screening.

As an alternative if you were to pay Leadenhall £4,000 per position up front, locking both you and us into the deal, this would give us the ability to really deep-dive into the search, access the passive candidate market, sell the opportunity to attract the top-engineers, screen them in-depth so no unsuitable hires slip through the cracks, and fully train the management staff to not only interview effectively but also onboard and retain them effectively?.

Would that be a better solution for your business? Of course!

It doesn’t cost you any more. You are paying a fee regardless. But because now our closing rate has gone from 20% to 90% or even higher, we will do the extra work and spend the extra resources, because we don’t have to spread ourselves over five or six jobs to secure just one.

Now let’s say we can cut your employee attrition by half over the long-term because of our more in-depth service. Now you have an average of 2.5 openings per year due to lower turnover. You are paying £30,000 in fees instead of £60,000, and we make £30,000 instead of £12,000 (1 fee per year out of 5 other vendors), plus we are an actual partner, not a vendor.

Looking to register a vacancy, have questions on your hiring strategy, salary benchmarking or benefits to our retained/exclusive model?

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Testimonials

I’ve worked with Bob on several occasions to fill roles within my team and he has a very high success rate. Bob always takes the time to meet personally to understand the brief for a role and this allows him to select candidates that are very well matched. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending his services for Credit Risk recruitment.

Head of Acquisitions, Leading Retail Bank

We have worked with Leadenhall over the past year and found them to be a highly professional team with excellent sector experience. During a period of rapid expansion, their knowledge of our business has enabled them to put forward a number of relevant candidates, many of whom have subsequently been hired. We look forward to further strengthening our working relationship with Leadenhall over the coming months and years.

Director, Leading Credit Risk Consultancy

I have worked with Leadenhall for over two years and throughout this time they have consistently provided an excellent service during a period of significant growth.

Leadenhall have differentiated themselves by truly understanding all aspects of our business including our culture, values and the specific solutions we offer our clients. This, in turn, has resulted in a great number of placements in our business and an impressive conversion rate from the number of candidates Leadenhall have presented to us.

To sum up, Leadenhall Search has very impressive networks and provide an honest and tailored approach. This has made them trusted recruitment partners who deliver on what they say they will do. I would highly recommend Leadenhall to any employer looking to add quality risk analytics personnel to their team.

COO, Leading Risk Analytics Consultancy

We have worked with Oliver and the folks at Leadenhall for several years and they have consistently been our number one go-to for all of our resourcing needs. We find most recruitment agencies to be too aggressive, with teams of associates pushing large volumes of low quality and poorly matched candidates in order to secure short-term wins. Leadenhall appears to be much more focused on building and growing long-term relationships through actually listening to our specific needs and working with us to adapt their support model as our business evolves. I would not hesitate to recommend Leadenhall to any business looking for an easier, more effective recruiter relationship.

Manager, Data Engineering Firm