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For the last 30 years, we’ve recruited for the world’s most ambitious brands and agencies, and during that time, we’ve cultivated an unrivalled candidate network of future leaders. Our flexible executive search solution is based on the relationships we have built and the knowledge we have gained over decades, and the networks we tap into on a day-to-day basis. Our aim is to help our clients accelerate their business performance and growth, by recruiting high performing senior leaders.

Our team of specialist head-hunters recruit interim and permanent senior leaders across digital, marketing and creative, covering all roles from Head of and Director,
to C-suite level; both in the UK and Europe.

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Our tried and tested approach

We understand how crucial leadership remains for a high-performing team. Our efforts are directed towards understanding our clients’ business – the past, the present and the future – to be able to build the narrative and help them find a leader who is passionate about the business’ developmental objectives, culture and growth. Our step-by-step process is methodical, proven and highly applauded by our clients in the UK and Europe. We understand that your need or may not be in imminent future. Our team is fully equipped to have speculative conversations so you can sit back and let us operationalise succession planning for you.

Discovery & Project Briefing

A good manager will get the team to meet their targets, a good leader will evoke the sense of organisational citizenship. A great leader will foster a culture of purpose and collaboration, engage the teams towards a shared goal and in-turn move the business forward. Our team of expert head-hunters will take you through a thorough Q&A to understand what “great leadership” means to you today and how it will reform itself in short, medium and long-term. This will help with the narrative and enable us to go to market with a well-defined project.

Search Strategy

No two projects, that we have worked on, are the same. Our head-hunters are trained to understand our client’s unique business challenges and advise on a search strategy that’s best suited to our client’s objectives. A tailored approach with an informed objective view ensures that our project delivery is seamless, but our clients are challenged in a powerful way. If you would like to understand how we can assist with an upcoming or existing senior role, contact the team using the form located at the end of the page.

Candidate Scoping

Our thorough briefing and search strategy outlines our candidate scoping process. Our team of senior industry specialists have been trained in focused market mapping and headhunting exercises based on our client needs. Our continuous feedback throughout the scoping process also informs the iterations in search strategy making it a full-fledged two-way street.

Interview Process

Our commitment to our clients and candidates is simple – we will offer intelligent search solutions that are well-informed via a process that is transparent, objective and consultative for all parties involved. Our head-hunters are trained to uncover both the candidate and client expectations from a role to the minutest detail. Our candidate scoping informs our shortlisting process which then gives our consultants the knowledge to help the clients and candidates recalibrate expectations or deliver on the brief as it is. Either way, both parties are taken from start to finish of the interview process with continuous feedback and open communication ensuring that there are no surprises at any point.

Psychometric Testing

Major Players’ in-house psychometric testing tool 10x Talent is a pioneering a new approach to Psychometric Technology - combining advanced machine learning with HR technology, learning & development tools & bias-free software which allows us to help you to make better people decisions. Like Major Players, 10x put Inclusivity at the heart of everything they do.  We knew we were missing a critical piece of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion puzzle – how to eliminate human-bias from the recruitment process. 10x Talent now completes our holistic approach to building truly diverse organisations. To know more about 10x Talent and how you can use it together as a part of the project or as a standalone exercise.

Offers & Closing

Our head-hunters ensure that both parties are on the same page over the course of the process. This is achieved through transparent communication and objective feedback. We put a lot of thought, care and ultimately effort into our day-to-day work so that our clients and candidates land their perfect fit in terms of role expectations, salary and the overall working patterns.

Leaders Onboarding

Our work does not stop at filling the role. As a part of project delivery, we ensure that the levels of aftercare are exemplary. More often that not, leaders have a long-serving notice period. We understand how critical this time can be and here to offer support to both our clients and candidates for placement aftercare. Our commitment to making the leadership hire a success follows through upon candidate joining their new company and the continuous feedback continues for both parties.

Process Evaluation & Review

At Major Players, we are advocates of continuous improvement. Our longstanding clients are a testament to our hard-work and our passion for what we do and how we do it. We understand that perfection is a forever pursuit and therefore, upon project completion, we want to hear from you on how we can do better.

Our global reach

With offices in London, Manchester, Amsterdam and Berlin, we connect interim and permanent talent with the world's most ambitious agencies and brands. Our talent partners across the UK and Europe can help you assemble, diverse teams to accelerate your business ambitions quickly and efficiently,

Trusted by top brands & agencies

We partner and represents some of the world’s most ambitious brands and agencies, having cultivated long-standing relationships that supports their growth strategies by attracting, engaging and retaining talent. Here are just a few of our current partners:

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Richa Arora
Richa Arora

Associate Director (Senior Appointments)