Are all recruitment companies the same? How do you differentiate in a competitive sector? Is anything truly unique?
Founder and Managing Director Neil Holloway started in recruitment in 2000. A lot has changed since then – no more fax machines, no more boxes of cards with client and candidate details, no more yellow pages. Instead we now have email, mobile, google, LinkedIn and automation.
Fundamentally though this is still a people and relationship business. And yet so many recruitment companies seem to get this wrong. They’re not approachable or accessible. They don’t communicate very well. They think everything can be done via email. They have a short-term approach – “how can we maximise the fee whilst minimising our effort”. They take advantage of companies and individuals for their own personal gain.
Here at Wilson Brook we're not looking to reinvent the wheel, but we do want to set the standard. We're combining first-rate traditional head-hunting techniques with the benefits of modern technology to deliver a best in class experience for our customers – both employers and individuals alike. Of course, ultimately, it’s about identifying and securing the best possible people for our client companies and in return helping those individuals improve their careers and realise their potential.
After many years of working for others and not always being happy with how they’ve run their companies Neil decided to take that leap of faith and establish his own executive search and consulting business in late 2018. Why? Neil explains:
"I had a vision as to how executive search should be done. Realising, unlike much of the recruitment industry, that the responsibility of helping people's careers (and by extension their families) along with ensuring companies could recruit the best, should be done in the most thorough, professional, honest & fair way possible. Not a dash for cash, mud on the wall, cutting corners, KPI focused, an uncaring approach that others seemed fixated on. I am passionate about delivering exceptional service to our customers, both companies and individuals alike. I believe that our process is unbeatable whilst our commercial proposition is unique."