Henley Director, Diana Watson writes:
It only seems like yesterday that we attended the Careers Fair at Warwick University last year but my colleague Helen Davies (pictured) and I were back at Warwick on a bright, sunny Tuesday afternoon earlier this week.
Last year we met and subsequently employed Tom Bushell, a talented student from the University, and we are very hopeful and excited about the people we met this week. We enjoyed many animated conversations with students from various countries and the Henley stand attracted interest from individuals studying a range of subjects including Economics, Medical Bio Technology, Mechanical Engineering and Psychology.
Our core business is that of headhunting which requires detective work across social media, company websites, conference listings and also on the telephone in order to uncover the very special candidate our client is invariably looking for. This is followed by telephone interviewing with senior-level executives. One day you might be speaking to a Manufacturing Leader on a Pharmaceutical production site in Illinois and the next day it could be a female stress engineer in Oslo. This requires communication skills on the phone, the ability to engage, the skills of listening and the ability to evaluate what you are hearing. In addition to the “Executive Search” projects, we also work on talent mapping and talent pipelining, market insight, competitor mapping and salary benchmarking. Here we are looking for sound analytical capabilities to produce useful quantitative and qualitative data, attention to detail, understanding of the commercial world and a natural curiosity.