The Highfield Partnership was formed with an aspiration to offer more – to our clients, contacts in our network but also in the wider community. We’re in a privileged position to have worked with so many outstanding HR professionals and we actively partner with like-minded, tried & tested, subject matter experts whom we believe will complement our ability to offer value adding solutions, customised to the employer or individual.
Please contact us if you’d like to find out more on any of the areas below.
Identifying prospective talent for your business is one thing, ensuring you take the right decision of whom to appoint is another! Each assignment is different, and where appropriate we’d sometimes recommend the use of assessment tools or exercises to offer more insight in a candidates’ behavioural profile or competencies. Amongst our team we have accredited assessors in a number of Psychometric Assessment tools, but we also partner boutique assessment consultancies when more detailed occupational psychology expertise is required to provide more customised solutions.
You’ve found the right person – well done…but does this guarantee they’ll be successful? Could you do more to help them really make the impact you hired them for? Many firms have found great success by using expert coaches to help new leadership appointees establish themselves – be it the critical first 100 days, or addressing behaviours to emerge from a selection process. We partner with accomplished executive development professionals and certified Master Coaches who have pedigree working in large multi-nationals and leading consulting firms.
You don’t have to be looking for a new job to find value in speaking to someone about your career aspirations, in fact sometimes such conversations can prove more fruitful than you’d expect. Our wealth of experience in recruitment and proximity to today’s market allow us to provide insight, impartial advice and sometimes act as a sounding board – all within the strictest confidence of course. On a practical level we can also give tips to help you in a successful career search too, such as interviewing successfully, CV preparation, marketing yourself effectively, network introductions.
There are times in most people’s working lives when they may feel they’ve moved into a leadership role and feel in at the deep end, and without the comfort of having a mentor figure who can offer affirmation for their actions, advice on how to approach a new situation, or generally act as sounding board. In such instances there can be real benefit to establish a mentoring relationship with an external source, someone who’s been there and done that, and is happy to provide you with the benefit of their experience. It works both ways too, those with experience can sometimes feel personal fulfilment help someone in this way. We’re in a great position to help mentors and mentees connect, so if you’d be interested to find out more or volunteer as a potential HR/business mentor, we’d love to hear from you.
In choosing a charity to partner, we wanted to select an organisation that we can offer practical and financial support to, but it was also important that we selected a partner in which we could see common values to our own – a creative spirit and determination to deliver for their service users. It’s a commitment to our charity partner that we’ll donate a fixed percentage of any placement fee from our Specialised Search service to them, subject to several basic conditions.
St Mungo’s undertakes amazing work to help those in the most vulnerable positions and from disadvantaged backgrounds to become self-sufficient and productive contributors to society. Reaching out to offer support is one thing, but taking people through skills development and educational programmes can make such a difference to the employability of someone who needs a break, and can be the key step to them successfully building their new futures.
As such we are proud to support St Mungo’s and their tremendous efforts to tackle homelessness in the UK. I’d encourage you to visit their site www.mungos.org.