Headhunting 2018-02-07T13:21:34+00:00

Why use a Property Headhunt / Executive Search for your next hire?

If you want to recruit the very best talent available for your next hire, then you should think seriously about using our property headhunt search strategy.

For virtually all your hires you want the best you can find, but for some hires you really do want the very best available on the market. The only way to ensure you get this is by asking us to conduct a full industry Headhunt specific for your role.

The methods we employ in our Headhunts involve mapping out your competitor’s staff structures and those businesses in allied sectors to identify everyone who could potentially be the best fit for your role. This is the only way you can be sure each person who fits the brief for your vacancy will have been directly approached. We use our expertise to communicate why the opportunity you’re offering would be so tempting to the very best talent.

This proactive, extremely thorough approach to making direct approaches will undoubtedly attract a much bigger and higher quality response than any other recruitment method.

By the time the shortlist of applicants gets to you all those who could fill your role have been approached about it and the selection process has then reduced those interested to the very best shortlist possible.

This not only gives you complete confidence you’re choosing from the very best, but also saves you precious time on reviewing CV’s or wasted interviews. A valuable saving that helps you to make a quicker appointment and massively reduces the high cost of a bad hire.

What roles do we Headhunt on?

Traditionally the Headhunt has been seen as reserved for only the most senior appointments, and of course we conduct a lot of work at board level. However due to our track record of success we started to get requests to Headhunt on roles at other levels. As we like to be a solution provider to our clients’ needs we now also work on roles from middle management upwards

What our customers say about us?

Lisa is understanding, supportive, hardworking and caring.

She really understood my needs and was very fast in terms of getting me to where I needed and wanted to be.

Shaadi Karimi
Part II Assistant

Lisa was a great support and worked with honesty and professionalism. She was very proactive, great with advice at the right time and I’d be delighted to endorse and recommend her to employers and those seeking new opportunities.

Matthew Burl
Associate Director

“I was so happy to have come across Clifton Gray recruitment consultancy on LinkedIn for a job opportunity in the property sector. Rachael was in touch regularly with me in scheduling my interviews and really made the whole process as simple as possible. I’d 100% recommend Clifton Gray to anyone. A really helpful service. “

Charlotte Sharpe
Marketing Manager

Lisa has recently acted on my behalf to search for new opportunities in the architectural sector.  Whilst adopting a professional, proactive, honest approach, Lisa focused on the main aspects of my expertise and experience to match these to a suitable practice. During the process I received regular positive updates. It is evident that Lisa is a respected recruitment professional within the architectural community.  Lisa’s continued efforts, knowledge and extensive network of contacts resulted in my successful permanent appointment as a Senior Architect. I have no hesitation in recommending Lisa to both those seeking new opportunities and to employers who require the right professionals.

Mike Guy
Senior Architect

Lisa has been integral in my search for employment in Manchester. It has been refreshing to work with someone who clearly had my best interests at heart, and someone with great contacts in the architectural industry, I hasten to add! She was able to secure a great selection of meetings with key personnel from a variety of practice types, allowing me to scope out the best possible vacancy for my next step in architecture. Things moved very quickly, eventually leading to a job offer from a fantastic city centre practice.
Without doubt, it was Lisa's ability to maintain communication throughout the process, which gave me confidence that I was working with the right person. She also sends congratulatory greeting cards... and who doesn't like them!

Bharat Tripathi
Architectural Assistant

I have had the pleasure of working with Rachael on many occasions over the past 6 years as both an Employer and more recently as a candidate. My experiences of working with her on either side have always been extremely positive. From an employer’s perspective, I find Rachael to be adept at fully understanding my office dynamic, what the job specification is and also, most importantly, what the personal specification is. As a result of this she always delivers quality candidates who are well prepared for the interview and well suited to a role within one of my teams. I have also found Rachael’s advice and honesty very helpful and this is something that sets her apart from other recruiters in the industry. As a candidate, Rachael helped me find the perfect role and was quick with feedback and advice during the process. I can recommend Rachael unreservedly to any employer or candidate.

Andrew Schofield
Head of Operations

If you’re looking for a recruitment consultant who really matched the candidate with the right employer, Rachael is the lady for you. I was struggling to attend interviews during the day time due to my current work commitment but she worked effortlessly with both parties to make this work and find a time that suited us both…. and as a result I got the dream job I wanted!!

Her professionalism throughout was commendable and made you feel you were her only priority as a lovely touch I even received a little congrats card in the post.

Sue Kinsella
Senior Property Manager

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