Hand in hand

Whether you’re an organisation looking for a key person, or an individual making an exciting move, Sapphire Partners can help.

We’ll work with you, understand your needs, even challenge you when necessary. And we’ll be with you every step of the way…

1. Getting to know you…

We invest time understanding our clients, exploring your business model, your ambitions, your culture. This deep knowledge enables us to go beyond ‘usual suspects’ with confidence, knowing which candidates could be the right fit.

“…take time to get under the skin of the business and board for which they are recruiting.”

Senior Independent Director, FTSE Small Cap

“…diligence in really understanding the role and conveying the story … crucial in attracting the best candidates.”

Operating Partner, Private Investment Firm

2. What do you need?

It’s not just our searches that are forensic – we carefully interrogate the role itself, identifying the must-haves and key criteria in order to frame our approaches in an appealing yet pragmatic way. This enables us to diversify our search, communicating honestly with client and candidate about how they could work together.

3. Who’s out there?

We take a broad, cross-sector view on all our searches. Our database is only one element of our search process. Our dedicated, tailored research will lead us to the right candidate, even if they are hiding in another region, asset class or sector.

“… real searches, often starting from a blank sheet. Sapphire acts not only in my best interest but also in the candidate’s … a rare attribute amongst head-hunters.”

Chief Executive Officer, AIM listed business

“…getting to know candidates, both for professional skills and what makes them tick as people. It removed unknowns for myself and my new employer and gave us both confidence we had made the right decision.”

Senior Equities Fund Manager

4. We are the champions…

We go above and beyond to nurture, support and discover incredible talent. For us, it’s about more than skills and experience, it’s also about motivations, ambitions, dreams. Knowing their professional and personal stories, we’re proud to advocate for our candidates - and help organisations see their true potential.

5. Have you thought about..?

We build collaborative partnerships, helping organisations and individuals navigate the process - and providing honest counsel when needed. We challenge clients to consider ‘left field’ candidates, as well as acting as ambassadors for them across borders and sectors - building the appeal of the company and enabling them to attract the best talent.

“Their comfort in elegantly and insightfully disagreeing if they feel we are not choosing the right candidate gives me confidence that, with Sapphire Partners, we will always end up hiring the person not only we have been looking for but also the one we really need!”

Non-Executive Director, FTSE 250

“… a productive and successful partnership. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sapphire Partners and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Chief People Officer, People’s Partnership

6. Great results…

We don’t measure success by how quickly we fill the brief and move on. At Sapphire, our successes are marked by strengthened, diversified boards and executive teams, fulfilled candidates making the most of their talents and meaningful relationships that can flourish in the future.

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