Senior & executive search
Since 1960 Reed has supported businesses in finding the senior leaders and executive-level managers they need to help them develop and grow.
How Reed can help you
Our specialists will work alongside you to source the high-calibre experts you need to run your business.
From chief information officer (CIO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief executive officer (CEO), to heads of departments and director roles, we will work alongside you to find an individual with the strong leadership skills and experience to take your business to the next level.
When recruiting for c-suite and executive positions, you will work with our dedicated executive search specialists who have experience recruiting across your sector. As part of the offering, to ensure we source the best person for the job, we can include psychometric testing, short and long-listing, director- level screening, executive coaching and bespoke executive advertising.
Our eight-stage service, from in-depth assignment consultation to offer management and post-placement care, is guaranteed to find you the right executive for your team. We’re so confident in our service that we offer market-leading guarantees of up to 18 months.
The Reed difference
Our executive search service is tailored to you, your stakeholders, and your company. We work alongside you to fully understand your company and its requirements before even embarking on sourcing the right candidates for the position.
Your dedicated specialists will communicate with you on a consultative basis throughout the process, and assist you in making the right decisions. Working with Reed, you can rest assured that your needs are at the fore of our service, we will do the leg work, allowing you to concentrate on your day-to-day tasks.
Reed’s executive search specialists are well-versed in matching leaders to the right company and role. Your dedicated specialist has access to over 22 million CVs, their own network of executives, and will passively target key individuals they feel would be suitable for your job vacancy.
Our thorough, meticulous approach to recruiting c-suite professionals is unbeatable, so Reed is confident enough to be able to offer up to an 18-month guarantee when you find your next high-performer through us.
When using Reed to source your executives you have the option to support your new hire with our executive coaching service. Our coach is professionally certified by the International Coaching Federation and has over 20 years of commercial experience.
According to research, it takes six months for senior-level recruits to get fully up to speed in their new roles. But, opting for a transition coach during the first 100 days, that time can be halved, and your new executive can make a positive impact more quickly.
When it comes to hiring for an executive position, discretion and confidentiality are paramount. Working with us will ensure that your role remains confidential, while still attracting the best talent.
Our unique end-to-end coverage means we can support you with a range of services, beyond that of a typical recruitment agency. Whether you need to hire staff, a range of workforce solutions, consultancy services, professional development support or pre-employment screening – we're here to support all of your needs.
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Senior and executive recruitment FAQs
Reed’s executive search recruitment process sees our dedicated executive search specialists work closely with your business to ensure we source the best person for the job. To help source high-calibre experts, we can include psychometric testing, short and long-listing, director- level screening, executive coaching and bespoke executive advertising.
Your executive search journey begins when our executive search specialists utilise our database of more than 22 million CVs - and their own network of executives - to target key individuals they feel would be suitable for your job vacancy.
Our eight-stage service, from in-depth assignment consultation to offer management and post-placement care, is guaranteed to find you the right executive for your team.
Top executives, from chief financial officer (CFO)and chief executive officer (CEO), through to heads of department and director roles, are usually tasked with leading their organisation and putting plans in place to help thrive.
Because of this, you should specify that executives are required to have experience of leading and managing successful campaigns, plans and growth strategies. They will also need to have effective communication skills with board members, as well as the ability to think strategically.
Our executive search services are tailored to you, meaning we work alongside you to fully understand your company and its requirements before we begin to source the right candidates for the position.
Reed’s executive search specialists will communicate with you on a regular basis throughout the process, assisting you in making the right decisions for your organisation.