Executive HR Movers and Shakers

There is huge excitement seeing our office in the heart of Bank bustling again, as City executives return to their desks and bring with them a much-welcomed impetus to recruit. Oakleaf Partnership and Oakleaf Executive roles have soared back to pre-pandemic volumes. We have seen our highest level of job numbers since late 2018 and real urgency amongst our clients …

Oakleaf Technology, Change & Transformation is launched

Oakleaf Technology, Change & Transformation is launched… Specialist HR, Reward and Payroll recruitment and Executive Search business Oakleaf Partnership Limited continue their exciting growth plans with the launch of Oakleaf Technology, Change and Transformation (TCT). Christopher Jones joins as Managing Director for the new business. Chris takes responsibility for establishing and driving the growth of this exciting new venture, leading a team focused on …

Executive HR, Talent, Learning and Reward Movers & Shakers

The HR search market has remained remarkably strong throughout the September and October, and we have seen a number of mandates across all areas of HR.  This included Talent Acquisition, Learning and Development, Reward as well as CPO and HR Director roles.  Professional services, financial services and technology sectors have remained particularly buoyant throughout this period.  We have seen several …

Talent, Learning & Reward Movers and Shakers

Following on from our earlier post highlighting the moves across the CPO and HR Director communities, Oakleaf Executive has also seen a number of moves across specialist Talent & Learning and Reward. In particular, we have seen a number of senior hires within Talent Acquisition across all sectors.  Hopefully, a positive sign for the market!    In addition, there have been a number of moves between different sectors within specialist roles.   Many …

CPO and HR Director Movers and Shakers

movers and shakers

As the UK opens up again, there has been a huge number of movers over the last 3 months within the CPO and HR Director arena.  This has been consistent across all of Oakleaf Executive’s core market sectors.  There has been a sustained trend in movement from large global banks and corporates to challenger and high-growth organisations.  Many congratulations to the following individuals in our network …

Market Insight – November 2020

Well what a week for other news it has been, after many months of lockdowns and tiers, and waiting in anticipation for news on Christmas and vaccines, we are starting to feel like we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, and it certainly feels that the jobs market is feeling the same optimism.  We are in …

Executive HR Movers and Shakers

Congratulations to some of the FTSE Executive HR leaders that have secured a new role or been promoted in the past 6 months. Penny Daniels highlights below… FTSE100 MoversRanjay Radhakrishnan – Reckitt BenckiserKate Seljeflot – KingfisherSarah Morris – Compass Group Jacky (Morrissey) Simmonds -ExperianDarren Littleboy– DS Smith Wayne Hoare – IHG FTSE100 PromotionsKerry Dryburgh – BPLionel Mason – Next  FTSE 250 MoversNatalia Kozmina – Convatec Emma Rose – Travis PerkinsMarianne Moberg – Utility …

Market Insight – September 2020

The events of 2020 have certainly changed how we will live and work forever.  Oakleaf Executive have been talking to CEOs, CHROs and Group Heads of Reward over the past 6 months about how they have adapted and their views on the future, both short term and long term. At the start of lockdown, I don’t think we really appreciated …

What is an effective solution to hiring during an economic crisis?

I got started down this track working through my network trying to drum up business and find opportunity.   I was talking with a client hiring for a Global Head of Compensation and asking if I could support them in their search.  The reply was that in a candidate rich market like this and in a bid to reduce costs they …

From one recession to another, my recruitment journey and riding the storm together…

– Jamie Newton 2007 – Someone in the office starts talking about a “Credit Crunch” – Naively I conjure images of a discounted chocolate bar or something similar.. March 2008 – Bear Stearns collapses – I understood them to be quite niche, 15,000 or so employees, big in securities. I understood that this was the first major Wall Street institution …