Society is a global executive search firm dedicated to serving responsible businesses and purpose-driven organisations. We work for a wide range of clients
This allows us to tackle
We help to put great people into
across the private, public and not-
everything from CEO or Board-
great organisations, because great
for-profit sectors, helping them to
level appointments, through to
organisations have the power to
appoint talented and motivated
mid-level roles, or programmes
change the world.
people who share their values and
of recruitment resulting from
expansion or restructure.
Societyâ€™s experienced team couples
Our firm is values-driven and gives
in-depth sector knowledge with
at least 10% of its annual profits to
cross-cutting functional expertise.
Make an impact. 1
The Value of Headhunting It's important to remember that there are essentially two types of candidate: the active candidate and the passive candidate.
Active candidates have made a
Public advertisements and contingent
you move beyond appointing only ‘the
conscious decision to find a new role.
recruitment firms only succeed
As such they will be looking at job
in accessing active candidates. A
adverts and networking furiously.
retained executive search firm like
Passive candidates are much more
Society can add value by reaching out
elusive. They’re usually busy people,
to passive candidates as well.
currently giving little thought to their next job move.
you want, unconstrained by sector or geographical boundaries. And at the end of the day you will be able to
Through a process of creative
appoint from a larger, higher calibre
research, patient courtship, and
and more diverse field of candidates.
nuanced advocacy, we are able to help
We can cast the net as widely as
We source talent for organisations that care about more than just their bottom line.
Our Approach i. Full Executive Search
Our goal is to solve your recruitment challenges, and to help you interact with and access the best talent in the marketplace.
Here are some of the ways in which we do it: 4
This forms the majority of our work. A full executive search process is the best way of making senior appointments. It typically consists of the following stages: we take an in-depth briefing from you in person, seeking to understand as much about your business and the role as possible; we conduct an extensive headhunt, making use of both our existing networks and creative research; we interview a longlist of suitably qualified candidates on your behalf and make recommendations as to who should be shortlisted; we help you to organise all the logistics of your own face-to-face interviews; we assist you with taking up references and conducting any final salary negotiations with your preferred candidate.
Take a look at our online portals for clients and candidates at www.society-search.com
iii. Bespoke Services
For mid-level appointments, a truncated research-only approach is sometimes appropriate. This streamlined model works as follows:
We look to form long-term partnerships with our clients and will therefore frequently help them on other projects. These might include:
we take an in-depth briefing from you over the phone;
conducting salary and benefits surveys for a specific role, gathering together data from an agreed set of comparator businesses;
we conduct an extensive headhunt, making use of both our existing networks and creative research (this is sometimes undertaken in parallel with a public advertisement);
mapping the organisational structure of an agreed competitor (or a specific team within it);
at the conclusion of the research phase, we sift all the candidate CVs and produce a preliminary grading;
running specially designed assessment centres to make sure you get the best results from your formal interview processes;
we then send you all the candidate paperwork electronically;
delivering an enhanced reference check on appointable candidates, including verifying their academic and professional qualifications;
you confirm which people you wish to take forward to interview, and we turn down any unsuccessful candidates.
conducting internal benchmarking exercises to help you identify existing talent or plan for organisational restructures.
Responsibility We're committed to being a responsible business. This means we don't just want to create profit, we also want to play our part in securing a fairer world and a more sustainable future. Our 10% pledge:
Our business actions:
Our client portfolio:
Society gives at least 10% of its annual
We are active members of Business
We have established a simple ethical
profits to charity. This is partly done
in the Community and participate in
framework that serves as an internal
through the Society Foundation
many of their flagship campaigns and
checklist for us when deciding
programmes, such as Give & Gain Day
whether to take on a new client.
provides capacity building grants
and the Ready For Work scheme.
to organisations that are seeking to assist potentially disadvantaged people into work.
We are bringing responsibility and sustainability into the engine room of how we run our company. 7
Our Values We are trying to build a new kind of search firm â€“ one where tenacity and commerciality are matched by integrity and innovation.
Partnership We’re a close-knit team, not just a collection of individuals. We collaborate and share expertise. We work in genuine partnership with our clients, remaining transparent throughout.
Authenticity We’re not 'salesy'. We hire colleagues who are genuine and personable. We value being trustworthy and approachable.
Integrity We treat people as people, not as a means to an end. We’re fair, ethical, and straightforward. We never 'blag'. If we don't know something, then we'll admit it.
Creativity Excellent search involves effective storytelling. We listen to the nuance of each brief, put bespoke research into every project, and think outside the box when sourcing great people. We embrace technology.
Diligence We’re all about the details. We take in-depth briefings. We follow up leads and leave no stone unturned when searching. We hold ourselves to the highest quality standards. You can count on us to be thorough.
We believe that organisations can have a positive societal impact, and that careers should have purpose and meaning.
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