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No candidate ownership

Excellent Consultant Tenure & Low Staff Turnover

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Generalist, L&D, Recruitment, OD, Diversity & Inclusion

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for Reward, MI, Systems, Payroll, Global Mobility, Immigration, Expat Tax & Pensions

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Up to 55k / 55k-100k / 100k+

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Testimonials

Who better to tell you what we’re like than our very own clients? Here’s what some of them have to say about their experiences with Oakleaf.

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"The best candidate experience I've had with recruitment agencies! Robyn helped me find my dream job during the pandemic and she really stood out from other agency recruiters! She always found the time to catch up, answer any questions I had, update me on the recruitment processes and help me prep for interviews. She really cares about the candidates she works with - I can't thank you enough Robyn!"

Lara Hornillos, HR Coordinator

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"Having previously worked with Oakleaf as a client, Zoe reached out to me when discoverinfg that I was looking for a new role and she has been a delight to work with throughout. In a candidate heavy, job light market, Zoe took the time to truly understand the type of role (in terms of seniority and scope) and company that I was looking for and managed to find me a great match. Personable, always checking in and informative about the interviews, I'd recommend Zoe to anyone looking for a more consultative approach to recruitment."

Jonny Morton

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"Oakleaf have been wonderful to work with and have been great in every department. I couldn't recommend them enough from my personal experience. Zoe has been a delight, easy to get hold of and has been a joy to work with. If I've had a query, I know she would get back to me and help where she can! Couldn't recommend her enough!"

Jordan Morris

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"Linda is a great person and exceptional professional. She genuinely cares about people and communicates with job seekers with humanity and positive attitude. I remember during the long months of lockdown, Linda called me to make sure that I was doing well for which I am very grateful. Linda has the perfect understanding of how a recruiter should act with conviction and willingness to help."

Nagy Mansor, Interim Payroll Manager, European Healthcare Ltd.

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"Becky recently supported me when I was made redundant and looking for a new role whilst faced with the backdrop of COVID and all the uncertainty the pandemic brought with it. My candidate experience exceeded all expectations and I felt extremely well supported and well informed throughout. Becky would provide good insight and advice, was prompt in relaying feedback to and from all parties during the stages of interview and to a high standard of professionalism throughout. I am delighted that the search resulted in a successful placement, and small touches such as a good luck message for day 1 and regular subsequent check ins on the role, really demonstrated that Becky's focus and candidate care doesn't end once the position is filled and the search concluded. I am delighted to have Becky as part of my professional network and would not hesitate to recommend."

Louisa Conway, Talent, Leadership & Development Director, Molson Coors.

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''Zoe contacted me regarding an opportunity within Whitbread. When we spoke about the role, she listened to my career aspiration along with my salary expectations. Given the market climate and despite being unemployed throughout the pandemic period, she helped me secure a promotional opportunity very quickly, in fact in matter of days. She has regularly contacted me throughout my assignment and offered me any additional support, specifically, with my onboarding process. I have been very impressed with Zoe's professionalism and how she goes about managing both her candidate and client's expectations. I would happily recommend Zoe as a candidate and a future client."

Noreen Safdar

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"I connected with Rebecca a couple of years ago and she placed me in a job I love! Rebecca provided a smooth process, communicating thoroughly and eloquently. I would describe her as a commercially minded and approachable Consultant, always keeping in touch and offering advice and ideas. I would highly recommend her to candidates and clients."

Natasha Hayiannis, Recruitment Partner, Bill's Restaurants

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"It has been a pleasure working with Alan. He helped to secure my current role and was professional but engaging throughout the whole process. He takes time to understand candidate profiles to search for the correct role rather than selling roles that are not suitable. Alan is there through all stages to support his candidate's search including the aftercare piece once someone has started their new role which is much appreciated during the current pandemic. I would definitely work with Alan again."

Anneeka Patel, HR Manager UK, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management

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“It was a pleasure working with Liz. Her approach was brilliant!

Firstly, by meeting me to see if the role would be the right “fit” for both me and the Company.

She then ensured that I was kept up to date and engaged on the status of my application from start to finish, even in the unprecedented times we are currently facing. Prior to every interview, she briefed me on not only what I should expect from the interview in terms of questioning but also provided background to the person I was “meeting” so I felt comfortable.

I felt supported throughout the recruitment process.

Thanks again Liz. If ever I am looking for a change, you will be my first point of contact!"

Simi Moti, Executive Reward Analyst, Aviva.

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“Simon recently supported us successfully with finding a senior HR Business Intelligence and Analytics role.

We were very impressed with the candidates we interviewed throughout this process and Simon displayed valuable market knowledge within the HRIS space.

I found Simon to be personable, responsive and thorough. Our process ran very smoothly and the HR team are very happy with the outcome.

I would happily recommend Simon in this space to other firms."

Cassie Carr, Recruitment Manager, Mayer Brown

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“It took just 5 weeks from Alan and I first speaking about my job search to me securing an offer, which I think speaks for itself in terms of service, particularly in these unusual times!   Alan was great at fully understanding what I was looking for and making sure that I was well prepared for the unusual virtual interview process.   He also played a key role in keeping me upbeat through the search and managing through to an offer I was happy with.   I have worked with Oakleaf in the past too as a candidate, and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend again.”

Nicola Griffiths

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For anyone who is seeking a new job opportunity especially in times like the present I would thoroughly recommend getting in touch with Oakleaf. Not only do they have fantastic contacts in a variety of industries, their consultants offer meaningful guidance It definitely feels like you have someone in your corner.

Satyaki Ghosh

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I have worked with John for a number of years and he assisted me in securing my current role.  John successfully balances both candidate and client desires, ensuring that both are kept fully informed and his transparent communication makes you feel that you are his top priority.  Honest, knowledgeable and driven, it is John’s passion for spotlighting the talent within the industry and his desire to put the right people in the right role, that stands out from other recruiters.  The best evidence of this?   His genuine delight for you once an offer is confirmed.

Keith Baker

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I have been an Executive Interim via Oakleaf Executive for over 18 months, and from placement to contract renewals, to helping me navigate IR35, they have been fantastic.

The whole team are always on hand to offer any support when I need it.

Oakleaf Executive values long term relationships, and this is what they have built with me over the period.

They check in with me regularly and are at the end of the phone when I need them, as an interim I couldn’t be in safer hands.

Emma Calvert - Change Management, Organisation Effectiveness & HR Implementation Lead, Old Mutual.

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Jamie has been exceptional throughout the process of my current move.  From the initial approach, through the interview process, to the finalisation of the contractual details, he has been highly professional, demonstrated honesty and integrity at all times and remain constantly engaged. He balanced his relationship between client and candidate very well, which has not always been my experience when dealing with others in this field. He provided good background detail ahead of interviews, & was very supportive to me.  I felt he went the extra mile for me throughout what has been a lengthy process, and I would not hesitate to recommend him to contacts within the industry, and I look forward to continuing to work with both Jamie & Oakleaf going forward in my new role.

Simon Constantine, Managing Director of Regional Compensation, Bank of New York Mellon

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I wanted to first thank you for working on the successful campaign of the role, the candidates that you submitted were all excellent and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of your network during this difficult economic climate.

What stuck out for me was the time and effort you took in listening to what we were looking for and delivering on your promise.

By far the best service we have received in a very long time.

HR Advisor, Insurance Specialist

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Jamie has been a great partner throughout the entire interview and hiring process. There are times when working in different time zones can be challenging but our partnership proves working globally works even during a pandemic.

During the challenging time the world is in, Jamie continued to stay present ensuring I was informed on where BNY Mellon was in the hiring process. This was a great comfort when wondering if the position was moving forward.

Jamie was professional in managing both his relationship with the client and me, as the candidate. I appreciate his honesty, insights and continued support. Jamie is very knowledgeable in the Rewards space and thoroughly prepared me during the interview and contract process. I would recommend Jamie and Oakleaf for anyone looking for the next step in their Rewards career.

Cindy Lukas, Global Head of Benefits, Bank of New York Mellon

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The team at Oakleaf are a pleasure to work with. 

I worked mainly with John and Linda and have to say that they are both extremely knowledgeable and helpful.  I was recently made redundant in a time where lots of people are losing jobs in a very uncertain environment. 

I did however feel very positive about my prospects as I had confidence in myself but also because John worked diligently to help me secure the right role. 

I'm delighted with my new role and have a plan and can't wait to start thanks to John and team for their advice, support and access to great opportunities. 

I can't recommend them highly enough!

Layla Talbi, EMEA Payroll & Benefits Specialist

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Needle in a haystack springs to mind when I'm looking for my next opportunity.

I'm one candidate of many so how will I get noticed?

Yet with Georgia and the Oakleaf team it feels like a solid partnership. The support is phenonemal. They truly spend time building a relationship with you, returning your calls and emails and even when it's a no from the client it's handled with dignity, respect and openness.

I've been fortunate to have secured a role through the support of the team and I value their honesty, support and guidance. I know they'll keep me in mind for future opportunities as they recognise the value of long term authentic partnership.

Head of Inclusion & Wellbeing, Professional Services firm

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Linda Giacomantonio at Oakleaf Partnership is an experienced recruiter who has a clear understanding of the job requirement and candidate expertise. She has been prompt and supportive with her constant update throughout the hiring process.

Maria Monteiro, EMEA Payroll Analyst

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Amy has been a breath of fresh air. Having been a bit wary of recruitment consultants in the past, Amy has proven that they are not all alike! Her easy, friendly but professional attitude coupled with her solid advice, guidance and patience has helped me secure a superb HR position. I cannot thank her enough and would not hesitate to recommend her to other HR professionals looking for their next move.

HR Consultant

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Oakleaf take a very human approach to managing you as a candidate or client. As a candidate you feel supported, informed and given honest feedback. From a client perspective this gives great comfort as to how prospective candidates will see your brand.
Consultants provide a thorough brief before interviews, covering off all aspects from approach the interviewer will likely take, to characters involved. They take time to listen to what the client is really looking for in a candidate and carefully match you, rather than sending a stream of CVs that just boost numbers. Oakleaf then sensitively manage the offer and negotiations and provide follow up to both candidates and clients. Outside of the recruitment process Oakleaf maintain close relationships and are always on hand for advice or updates on the market - they are a pleasure to work with.

Amanda Underwood - CPO Rhubarb

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Thank you so much for your continued support. You really stand out as a professional in your field. We had several HR agencies decline to work with us on this, as basically, they thought it would not pay off! Your attitude will mean we work with you again.

Recruiter contact, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Oakleaf are true experts in the HR market. They take a huge amount of time to understand their clients' needs, culture and their environment, ensuring that they always present relevant candidates that are a true fit for the roles they are working on. Few agencies consider all angles, and this sets Oakleaf apart from their competitors.

Hanna Neuborn - Head of Recruitment, Merkle

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I’ve only worked with Rebecca for a short amount of time, but Becky’s professionalism was evident from day one. Becky has made a difficult recruitment process a lot easier with her prompt responses, frequent updates and overall hard work. Becky has maintained a positive, cheerful demeanour throughout the recruitment process. I look forward to working with Becky a lot more in the very near future.

Recruitment Advisor, EY

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“Here at M&S, flexible working is high on the agenda in trying to create a true ‘Smarter Working’ office environment, so it’s critical to us that we challenge perceptions both internally and externally on this subject whilst championing the benefits in our everyday hires. We are delighted that Oakleaf have been forward-thinking enough to embrace this with a part-time recruitment offering, as this is both unique and invaluable in sourcing the best flexible working candidates in the marketplace. A key to their success is undoubtedly their ability to challenge their client’s perception on which roles can be approached from a part-time or flexible basis. Having recently successfully recruited 3 part-time team members into our HR Division, we were impressed with a seamless service from both Jane and Harriet, who together offer a great example of how flexible working can demonstrate great efficiency. We’re excited to be part of this journey alongside Oakleaf and value their expertise in supporting us to take this focus and continue to convert it into tangible examples of great flexible working across the HR team”.  

Jennifer Goldsmith, Corporate Recruitment Manager, M&S

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I have had a great experience with Oakleaf. Initially I met up with John O’Brien and Linda Giacomantonio who were very thorough in their assessment of my skills and very helpful in pointing me in the right direction for my next professional move. I was then contacted by Grant Ward who again matched me with the perfect role for what I was looking for. I will be starting in my new job soon and would definitely recommend Oakleaf to any colleague needing to make their next move. Thank you Oakleaf!

Pilar Rowlands, EMEA Payroll Specialist - Dow Jones

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Service oriented, honest, and highly competent: Gareth Evans epitomises the characteristics of a true professional in the recruitment space. I had the pleasure of working with Gareth as he represented me in my first job search in London. He spent time understanding my value proposition to employers and utilised the skill of his team to think more broadly about roles that might be of interest. I was particularly impressed with Gareth’s commitment to keeping in touch to provide feedback at each stage of the process, to ensure both cultural and skill fit. Gareth comes with my heartfelt recommendation and I wish him every success in his new Associate Partner role – well deserved!

Courtney Weston, Learning and Development Manager - MS Amlin

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I feel very thankful to have found my way to Oakleaf, I've had one of the best experiences I've had with a recruiter and really enjoyed working with Zoe and her colleague Gareth. I will certainly recommend Oakleaf Partnership to my growing HR network in the UK from now on.

Peter Hannabus, Interim Talent & Development Manager - Aspen Insurance

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I cannot thank Oakleaf enough for their support on this opportunity - they were thorough, responsive and provided honest feedback and great guidance throughout.

Dione Dash, Group Pensions & Benefits Manager - DS Smith

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