How to Recruit a London C-Suite or Executive Role
London is the heart of the UK’s financial industry, hosting domestic and international companies that are leaders in their sectors. The city is considered a centre of excellence for dozens of industry sectors with world-leading universities throughout London.
Exec Capital also calls London our home. You’ll find our office in the centre of London’s financial district, giving us direct access to thought leaders, executives, and CEOs. We’re proud to be London’s leading CEO recruitment agency with a specialist team who have a proven track record of connecting companies with winning candidates who can hit the ground running.
While London has one of the largest talent pools of candidates in the UK, the city brings with it a unique set of challenges to navigate. These growing challenges lead to most companies outsourcing their recruitment to a specialist agency, like Exec Capital, to streamline the process. London is still experiencing the impact of the ‘great resignation’ with executives seeking opportunities that offer more flexibility at the same time when companies are dealing with the cost of living crisis.
Exec Capital has our finger on the pulse of London’s recruitment industry with a growing network of London-based candidates and executives. We work with start-ups, SMEs, and scaling businesses to identify their skills gaps and leadership needs to find the ideal CEO candidate. Our part-time, interim, and fractional CEO recruitment makes London’s top talent more accessible to growing companies to enable them to unlock their potential.
How Executive Recruitment is Different in London
Executive recruitment is different in London. You’ll get access to one of the most extensive professional networks in the world. Companies are able to pull from a larger talent pool, including candidates who are willing to relocate to London or work remotely. We build our talent pool of candidates in London by developing relationships with top talent through industry-specific events, networking opportunities, and conferences. Our industry insights and knowledge of the London recruitment landscape help to streamline executive recruitment in the city.
One thing to consider when recruiting in London is the need to emphasise the importance of finding a candidate who fits into the company culture with a similar leadership style. You’ll want a candidate who is compatible with the role and your company values. London has some of the most diverse and culturally rich leadership and executive teams in the world. Therefore, you’ll also be able to recruit from a more diverse pool of candidates with a greater range of experience. Recruiting more diverse candidates can bring a fresh perspective to your company with new insights to bolster better decision making.
At Exec Capital, we’ll oversee every step of the evaluation and assessment process when helping your organisation choose the right candidate for your executive role. Your company will be actively involved in this process, including determining the timeline and practicalities. London’s recruitment market moves faster than most other cities in the UK. We’ll tell you what to expect and help you plan accordingly.
Part-Time, Interim, and Fractional C-Suite Roles in London
At Exec Capital, we specialise in part-time, interim, and fractional recruitment for executive and C-suite roles. These positions are ideal for London companies recruiting for executives and C-suite positions for thte first time. Recruiting a part-time executive can fill your company’s skills gaps, either on a project-by-project basis or as a long-term hire. This flexibility is ideal for companies still in the development stage who are building their executive team.
Working with a specialist recruitment agency like Exec Capital will help you identify the skills gap in your organisation and maximise the potential of your executive and C-suite appointments. Recruiting on a part-time basis is more cost-effective as it removes additional costs, such as equipment and training. Part-time executives often work with multiple companies at once and can deliver on a tight schedule. It’s a more financially viable option and provides the opportunity for scalability of the role as the company develops.
London’s Leading Executive Recruiter
Exec Capital was founded by industry experts with decades of experience in overseeing executive recruitment. Our team has the finger on the recruitment industry’s pulse, understanding the changing expectations of companies and candidates alike – from salary expectations to remote working and the rise in part-time executive roles.
Exec Capital is a full-service executive recruitment service, offering a bespoke range of hiring solutions that can be adapted to suit the needs of companies of every size. We take a 1-to-1 approach with every step of the recruitment process, providing a cost and time-efficient alternative to in-house recruitment.
We strive to offer recruitment solutions for companies at every stage of their development, from SMEs needing HR Directors to start-ups recruiting for a part-time Chief Marketing Officer.
Find out more about our London executive recruitment process by calling us today at 020 3287 2365 for a no-obligation consultation today.