Since we were founded in 2011, we have made a large impact in the executive search and interim management arenas due to our personal and candidate-centric approach.
Diversity is central to what we do and is imperative to a business’s success from not only a cultural perspective but also from a marketing, financial and strategic one, to name but a few. Diversity is no longer just about quotas and rhetoric, it’s about business sense and we not only understand this, but deliver on it.
We have an expert, well versed and resourceful team with over eighty years experience combined, available to complete fresh search assignments immediately thanks to our thorough and agile working processes, well resourced internal research team and structure and inter-team work management structure.
We will always source quality candidates because we embody your brand and company values in our approach and mould our process to coincide with yours creating a solid partnership for success.
We have a strong commitment to providing a positive candidate experience and have minimal restrictions from where we can source our candidates from.
We have a significant track record of conducting searches across multiple industries and functions to great levels of success. We show that you can use a recruiter and actually enjoy the experience as well as achieving your goals.
1. We keep things simple
Recruitment companies have a habit of blinding their customers with jargon and gimmicks. At Audeliss we take a different approach: we handpick the best people in the market and match them with our clients. It’s that simple. Obviously, there’s a bit more to it than that – there’s the process of pre-qualifying candidates and assessing them for assignments, but every recruitment company does that (or says they do), so it’s nothing to write home about… we’re just very, very good at it.
2. We listen
We make it our business to know as much about our customers as possible. We believe that there’s more to a person than just their CV and more to a role than just the job description. The root of most recruitment projects that end in failure can be traced back to a poorly-written brief. We don’t make that mistake. We take time to learn about our customers’ personalities, cultures and values. We listen and we challenge, and we only start a search when we are confident we have a coherent and deliverable brief. It’s easy matching a CV to a job description, but it’s the X-factor we’re looking for. We can only do that by listening to you.
3. We are honest
Honesty is one of the most important values at Audeliss and it defines how we operate, particularly with regards to whether we’re the right advisor or consultant for you. Whether you’re a candidate or a client you have to be able trust your advisor to secure you the best job or to find you the right person. So we work hard to maintain genuine partnerships and a network of loyal and honest relationships. This desire for honesty and transparency also means that if we think we’re not the right company for you, we’ll say so.
4. We love diversity
Diversity is at the centre of all our thinking and we actively encourage applications from diverse candidates. This goes beyond race, gender or sexual orientation. We also discuss social backgrounds, verbal accents and education differences. Celebrating these variances is incredibly important but ultimately, it’s about the best person for the role. We’ve developed networks of diverse candidates to demonstrate they do exist and are capable of undertaking the most senior roles. Talent, not background, is what drives us. We believe that diverse teams make more informed decisions and we’re here to support talented executives and enrich the decision-making processes of our clients.
5. We are small and independent
Size doesn’t matter. At Audeliss, we think that you don’t have to be a big business to be good – we love being small, boutique and niche. It’s the personal and intimate nature of our relationships that allow us to deliver the best for our candidates and clients. We’re not dependent on venture capital or external shareholders so this gives us the freedom to concentrate on our customers, focus on the long game and not be driven simply by profit. And, we don’t do off-the-shelf, for us, every assignment and candidate is unique, and we’re passionate about providing bespoke solutions to your problems or career search.
6. We are a business with heart
We really care about both our candidates and our clients, and work hard to make them feel special. We always respond to emails and phone calls, and treat everyone with the respect they deserve. In the world of executive recruitment, customer service seems to have been forgotten, so we’re here to surprise and delight our network with unrivalled and excellent customer care.
7. We are knowledgeable
Audeliss has several experienced strategic advisors and researchers who help with providing outstanding, creative and relevant shortlists for our clients. We pride ourselves on our extensive knowledge and keen insight to make the right match. Our due diligence and superior research of the market allows us to produce shortlists of appointable candidates quickly, but we work at the pace the client asks us to. We cover many industries and functional areas, but if there’s a skill-set we’re not comfortable searching for then we won’t accept the work.
8. We are connected
Never has ‘it’s all about who you know’ been more relevant than now. In an industry where filling up a database – but not really knowing the people – seems to be the norm, we pride ourselves on building relationships with excellent candidates and being connected with some of the best brands in the market. A lot of recruiters pretend they know someone, but in reality don’t – so candidates sit on their database and clients receive unsuitable CVs. At Audeliss, that doesn’t happen – we seek out talented executives and research their backgrounds and abilities thoroughly. We operate a strict referral and recommendation model, but will accept new candidates if their experience fits our client’s needs.
9. We are humble
At Audeliss, we feel very privileged to have access to your life or business. We genuinely appreciate the opportunity to advise you on your next career move or who we think is best to fill your executive vacancy. This is what we love doing and we’re grateful for the chance to work with you. We hope that the feeling will be mutual, and that you’ll recommend us to your network, and choose work to with us again and again.
10. We have style
You only get one chance to make a first impression. Whether it’s interviewing for a new role or encouraging someone to join the business, we believe it’s about the whole package: a great CV, confident body language, structured answers and dressing the part. Everyone makes judgments about people – sometimes without even realising it – so why give them an opportunity to judge you negatively. Audeliss is here to help you create the right first impression so that you have the sophistication and finesse that’s expected of a senior executive in business.
We aim to provide a collaborative and personalised approach to service by delivering innovative and reliable solutions to recruitment challenges. We set ourselves very high standards of performance; in the timing, cost and quality of our work. As a small business, we realise the importance of offering a commercial solution for your recruitment needs. We are a dynamic, fast moving business, able to work to tight time-frames and flexibility in the price of our recruitment projects.
We have specialist knowledge in a variety of sectors including:
- Financial Services
- Oil & Gas
- Telecommunications, Media & Technology
- Not-For-Profit & Public Sector
We specifically recruit executive roles for the following functions:
- Digital, Marketing & Communications
- IT & Technology
- Transformation & Change
We can genuinely help in many areas. If we can’t, we would be very honest about it.
We have four core practice areas:
Executive & Non-Executive Search Diversity & Inclusion Practice
Interim Management Practice Community & Network Development
Executive & Non-Executive Search
Executive search is the foundation of our organisation. We are dedicated to working in close partnership with you to ensure we understand the complexities of your organisation’s culture and hiring needs. Getting it right at senior level is fundamental to your organisation; we take this very seriously. This combined with Audeliss’ positive candidate experience, means we have genuine relationships with our network which gives us access to the best talent in the market and ensures we provide a personal, tailored fit to your hiring requirements.
We deliver across three search disciplines;
- Retained Executive Appointments
- Retained Non-Executive Appointments
- Talent Market Mapping
Interim Management Practice
There are many reasons why you might need to hire an interim manager but we’re here to help you find the right one quickly.
Audeliss’ interim management practice enables you to recruit expert senior management professionals, immediately and on a flexible contract. As the nature of interim hiring normally means you needed someone yesterday, we make sure we deliver absolute quality over quantity- less is more. We know fewer quality candidates who have been stringently assessed for their suitability for our assignments will make this process much quicker and simpler for you.
Our skilled consultants have the specific business knowledge needed to understand the complexities of each specific assignment. Exclusive access to our exceptional pool of pre-selected interim managers ensures highly effective appointments across both the private and public sectors
At Audeliss, we are very proud to be able to support our clients with their wider inclusion journey through our Diversity and Inclusion Practice.
Diversity & Inclusion Practice
Our programme of initiatives ranges from diversity and recruitment process audits, mentoring programmes and training modules, such as unconscious bias and inclusive leadership. Everything we do is bespoke and tailored to ensure it fits both the business objectives and culture of the organisation.
- Diversity and Recruitment Audits: An analysis will be undertaken on both the quantitative and qualitative data in the organisation to provide a review back to the organisation with recommended action points.
- Cross Company Mentoring Programmes: These can be diverse strand specific and compliment current internal mentoring programmes already in place. Usually the mentoring programme runs for the duration of 12 months and are cross sector to enable mentees to gain new perspectives and viewpoints.
- Training Modules: These can be adapted according to the audience and can range from general introductory sessions to more bespoke facilitated sessions utilising actor based learning.
Community & Network Development
Utilising the wealth of search experience and knowledge that our team has accumulated over our collective time in the industry, Audeliss can provide guidance on candidate community development and networking.
We also regularly host networking dinners, business breakfasts and produce partner events with corporate institutions like McKinsey and Company for our clients and candidates under Chatham House Rules. At our events we encourage our community to come together and meet one another, deepening their engagement with our organisation and each other; strengthening their networks as well as ours. We actively encourage sharing experiences within the markets we operate.
How we do it…
With a refreshingly straight forward approach, our unique strength lies in the depth of knowledge we source and accumulate with you throughout the recruitment process.
Throughout each project we work on, we work in complete partnership with our clients, maintaining continuous dialogue at all stages to ensure we deliver the precise solution required. We are never complacent about the importance of listening and learning and are always flexible to your specific needs.
We are thorough in our search methodology. To guarantee success we understand the need to concentrate on the fine details at all stages. We meticulously manage all aspects from the initial briefing, through to assessment, due diligence and offer management. Ultimately, we are brand ambassadors for both our clients and candidates and we will do best to embody and deliver in respect of that, at every opportunity.
And it works. Some of our track record highlights are below;
- HR Director, Mining
- Chief Information Officer, Engineering
- Head of Finance, Financial Services
- Consumer Panellists, Regulator
- HR Director, Financial Services
- HR Director, Government
- Business Solutions Director, Engineering
- Financial Controller, Financial Services
- Board of Trustees, Education
- Sales & Strategy Director, Defence
- Chief Financial Officer, FinTech (Uphold)
- Head of Resourcing, Energy
- Director of Corporate Services, Regulator
- Head of Talent, Energy
- Group HR Director, Construction
- HR Director, Support Services
- Group Director of IT, Financial Services
- Sales Director, Financial Services
- New Business Director, Engineering
- Strategy & Business Development Director, Housing
- Head of Resourcing, Defence
- Head of People Development, Defence
- Chief Financial Officer, Medical Devices
- General Counsel, Medical Devices
With over eighty years of experience collectively, we are proud to have a 100% diverse team ready to assist instantly. Unlike the majority of our industry, instead of having consultant heavy teams chasing mandates and sacrificing client and candidate care, we have a definitive focus on accuracy and quality.
At Audeliss we’re passionate about relationships, networks and building communities. And it’s not just about business – we want to extend this value out to the world beyond us by investing in the lives of other people. So we promise to donate 5% of our profits to the following charities:
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is the world’s first foundation dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it. We stand up against bullying regardless of to whom it happens and include promoting tolerance and diversity in sports as central to our mission.
Smart Works help women on low incomes get back to work by dressing them in a complete outfit of smart clothes to wear to their interview and by giving them one-to-one interview training. A professional outfit followed by careful interview preparation transforms our clients’ self-confidence and gives them a far greater chance of succeeding. One in two of the women we help gets the job. Most of the Smart Works clients have been out of work for more than a year, and 45% are single parents. Many women come to them from refuges and homeless shelters, and some are ex-offenders and former drug users.