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We are HW People.

HW People was established as part of the HW Group with a mission to offer a radically different approach to traditional contingent recruitment in the mid-market.

Companies seek to attract the best talent, which doesn't always sit on a database or job board. Our approach utilises executive search techniques and in-depth research methods to attract and engage the best talent in a highly competitive marketplace.

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The best candidates aren’t always on the market but are in the market. We have the experience, skills and reputation to engage with talented, high-performing candidates in a fiercely competitive market.

We partner with company executives and in-house talent teams to offer a comprehensive and bespoke service that sources the best mid-market talent on a permanent and interim basis.

Typically, we work across the £70,000 to £120,000 salary range and up to £600 per day for interim positions, with a range of fee structures depending on the assignment - from a single requirement to multiple vacancy projects.

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Innovation in
talent acquisition

Customer service

We ensure our services are tailored to the client’s individual needs. All retained or exclusive assignments go through a comprehensive, search-based process, targeting the passive candidate market to give organisations a real advantage in a candidate-driven market.

Our approach is heavily research-based. We undertake a thorough research exercise to map out target sectors and businesses that enables us to identify and engage with specific talent. Not only that, we have extensive connections at C-suite and board level through our parent company, HW Global, giving us access to further untapped talent.

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Our approach.


Assignment Preparation

We take full assignment briefings to encapsulate the background of the appointments and define key accountabilities, personal and experience requirements and professional qualifications.


Understanding the business

We take the time to understand our clients' businesses from the inside out, absorbing the culture and DNA of the working environment so that all candidates have a strong cultural alignment to ensure a long-term successful hire.


Talent mapping

We use every possible source of information to map, connect with and attract the appropriate talent for each brief, researching and targeting businesses, sectors and functional disciplines to identify candidates.


Market insights and progress reports

Throughout the duration of each assignment, we provide regular reports outlining valuable insight and feedback from the market and keeping you updated with our progress.


Assessment and shortlisting

We undertake thorough competency-based interviews with potential candidates to assess their suitability for the role and organisation, before presenting a high-quality shortlist of profiles.


Resignation and on-boarding

We actively support successful candidates through their notice period and exit process as it's critical for the success of any assignment. We don't consider the assignment complete until a candidate is fully on-boarded.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.


Diverse candidates bring diverse perspectives, which is a huge advantage for any business. That’s why it’s crucial for every assignment we undertake to produce shortlists that are as diverse and inclusive as possible.

We demonstrate our commitment to ED&I by incorporating it as a fundamental part of our approach. We consciously and proactively apply a robust process, including the broadest search criteria and blind CV presentations, to ensure we access the most diverse talent pools for every assignment.

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Environmental, Social
& Governance. (ESG)

The importance of ESG performance to a company’s profitability is no longer in question and organisations are always looking for better ways to do business sustainably. As such, sustainability talent has never been more in demand.

We help our clients source and attract the right talent that will help take their ESG credentials to the next level. We utilise comprehensive research methods and talent mapping to find skilled executives that have demonstrated a noticeable impact in similar organisations.

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