Oakleaf Executive Search and Interim Management Solutions has been formed to serve our growing customer network. We have a strong representation across all sectors and HR related functions, and work with a wide range of clients from start ups to FTSE 100 organisations, both private and public sector.
As the largest independent HR recruitment business our clients and candidates can be assured they are working with highly experienced and knowledgeable HR consultants, only focusing on delivering an exceptional bespoke customer experience. We have developed an extensive high-quality talent pool, which continue to expand through on-going customer interaction and extensive market mapping via accurate research analytics.
We have a strong track record recruiting and advising senior executives who are recognised as top talent. Our reputation as an executive team has stemmed from 75 years of combined search and selection expertise. We have supported a large number of individuals throughout their career and development, alongside supporting businesses as they transform.
More and more, company boards have recognised the strategic role the human resources department plays in working with them on core business plans including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and restructuring. We work with and advice individuals with demonstrated ability and experience to partner with senior management to ensure the people agenda is heard and delivered.
Why Oakleaf Search and Interim Management Solutions
- Group Director of Reward - Retail, London
- Head of HR – Asset Management
- Chief People Officer - Hospitality
- Global Head of HR – Fin Tech
- Group Head of Resourcing – Media
- Head of Payroll – Fin Tech
- Interim Head of Payroll – Banking
- Group Head of Reward -Insurance, London
- Group Head of Reward - Technology, London
- Head of Executive Compensation Banking
- Director of Reward - Banking
- Director of Learning and Development – Financial Services
- Head of HR – Consultancy
- Head of Reward - Asset Management
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Oakleaf provided an excellent, professional and open response to my request to work together to source and secure a new global Head of HR for Henderson. Excellent in the quality and diverse backgrounds of the candidates that they sourced and the in-depth analysis on each candidate; professional in how they dealt with me, Henderson and the candidates; and open in the ease in which we were able to discuss the profile of the role, the candidates and agree on the shortlist and final selection.
The fact that we recruited the existing interim head of HR is itself a testament to Oakleaf. They presented each candidate equally and fairly, whilst being incredibly helpful in identifying the relative strengths of each candidate, but did not push for a result.
As well as excellent service, I enjoyed working with Oakleaf and would recommend them to others.
Roger Thompson - Finance Director, Henderson Global Investors
In relation to a recent senior HR appointment within our organisation I found Oakleaf Partnership to be professional in every way in fulfilling the assignment. They quickly formulated a comprehensive insight into our business and the specific requirements of the role. I have no hesitation in recommending Oakleaf Partnership as a specialist customer focused recruitment partner within the HR and Payroll disciplines.
Adrian Roche - Managing Director, Signature Senior Lifestyle
I was referred to Katrina Stewart when my organization was looking for a Head of Human Resources. Katrina immediately grasped the role and the complexity. She sourced and presented candidates in line with the recruitment process we discussed at the beginning, showed her ability to identify candidates right for our business.
Lisa Erhle – MD – Capital Dynamics LLP
I have worked with Richard and Oakleaf for some years and have complete confidence in all the Oakleaf team. I have valued not only their HR knowledge and expertise but also their business perspective.
Simon Lloyd - Head of HR & Company Secretary, Santander (UK)
Oakleaf Partnership have been a valuable talent acquisition partner and their service has always been excellent. Their understanding of the business needs and culture of our organisation has enabled them to provide us with high calibre applicants. They have always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone. In particular, it has been a pleasure working with Katrina who I highly recommend as a professional, diligent and extremely competent senior consultant who helped us find the right talent and identified critical talent for our organization.
Grant King – Head of HR, TD Securities
Although a new supplier to Centrica, Jade and her team look like they are on target to fill 100% of the external roles that we've given them so far. Jade has been a delight to deal with, she's bright, bubbly and full of enthusiasm. Her subject matter knowledge means that she knows what will work and what won't, especially when it comes to the candidates that she puts forward. Her energy means that she seems to work tirelessly.
Personally, I like the way that Jade is constantly reviewing her position and corralling her colleagues to deliver a joined-up solution across multiple areas within Reward. I have no hesitation in recommending both Jade and Oakleaf as highly trusted partners.
Mark Lawton - Senior Resourcing Business Partner, Centrica
Oakleaf Partnership did an excellent job for us! They produced a high-quality “long list” of well-qualified candidates in a short period of time in our search for a Global HR Director. From this, I was able to select a strong short list for our final decision. The approach of Oakleaf was professional, thoughtful and responsive, and I would recommend them as a company.
Brian Gosschalk - Ipsos, Head of the Office of the Presidents
The Towergate HR Exec and I have been delighted to form a strategic partnership with Oakleaf throughout 2015 & 2016. Working together we have successfully recruited HR leaders & professionals in Service Delivery, Transformation, Reward and Business Partnering. Client focus, integrity and constant straightforward communication are the strengths we value most, resulting in great candidates that fit our business and deliver results.
Catherine Lynch – Group HR Director, Towergate Insurance
We have used Oakleaf for a number of roles and they have delivered excellent candidates. Their knowledge of the HR market is thorough and they seem to build a great rapport with candidates.
Jim Richardson - Santander UK
Having worked with Oakleaf over a number of years, both as a client and a candidate, I can say that their advice and knowledge of the HR profession and the marketplace has given us confidence in the solutions, support and ultimately the candidates they offer.
Candidate experience has been exemplary with careful matching of candidate to organisation and support offered once in post.
From a company perspective, insightful questioning and probing alongside their extensive market database enables successful and confident hiring.
Charlotte Sword - Partner, Global Head of Human Resources