• "Oakleaf took the time to really understand our needs from the outset. The level of communication we received regularly meant we always knew what stage of the process we were at."

  • "They presented each candidate equally and fairly, whilst being incredibly helpful in identifying the relative strengths of each candidate, but did not push for a result. "

  • "I've worked with Richard and Oakleaf for some years and have complete confidence in all the Oakleaf team. I have valued their HR knowledge, expertise and their business perspective."

Our Approach.

We invest the time and resource to really get to know your business, culture and challenges. We understand the vital importance of really understanding your strategic objectives and culture, so we can ensure we source the best talent for your organisation.


We strive to be an extension of your business, a valued brand partner, building up long term, enduring relationships. We will always recommend the best and most appropriate executive search strategy to attract the best candidates for your role. This can vary, and we pride ourselves on our transparent and fair approach to assignment pricing.


We really listen to our clients and work in partnership to achieve the best possible outcome. We gather together our 75 years of collective HR search experience internally to generate ideas from our extensive and established network of HR talent.


We conduct thorough market mapping through in-depth and up to-date research-lead capabilities. We approach each assignment with total confidentiality and discretion.


We adopt a rigorous competency-based interview process, based on your criteria and culture, to assess candidate suitability. We provide our clients with a full candidate synopsis and CV with recommendations and observations.


Whilst we recognise that each assignment has its own idiosyncrasies and demands, we operate a simple, agile search methodology that allows an efficient and transparent process to occur.



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