bpeSearch is the retained search division of the Better Placed Group. Our mission is to be positively different in retained search – to be great people to work with and to offer a great place to work.
We aim to be approachable, trusted, consultative, transparent, innovative and above all, successful partners for our clients. We only accept assignments we believe we will complete and we are not afraid to admit we can’t help. This focus and reliability is the foundation of a huge number of long-standing relationships and one of the reasons we enjoy so many recommendations and referrals.
Our team of directors, consultants, researchers and administrative staff all share a passion to combine the rigour of structured, organised search with agile, flexible and proactive delivery. Often built on client-side experience, we are sector and subject matter experts with extensive networks and successful track records.
In addition to retained search, we can provide our clients with a range of services including salary benchmarking, talent pipelining, market mapping, psychometric and behavioural assessment.
Proud to be voted 4th in the 2018 Sunday Times ‘Best small companies to work for’.
Meet The Team
Working For Us
We have strong growth ambitions for bpeSearch and we are very interested in hearing from like-minded executive search professionals with complementary expertise looking for a move away from the traditional, large scale recruitment organisations.
Our business is best suited to self-motivated individuals with a strong team ethic, a passion for delivering high-quality resourcing solutions, creating new client relationships and nurturing existing ones. When we take on an assignment, we intend to see it through and we maintain committed with dogged determination until the successful candidate is found. We also share a common passion for candidate relationships, face to face meetings, openness and honesty. If we can’t help people, we will say so and try to offer an alternative point of contact.
We strive to be faithful to our values, listed below, using them as touchpoints in all our decision making.
Never lose sight of the importance of someone’s career and the impact it can have on their life. When it comes to your team, share in their successes and support them when the chips are down. Be mindful that everyone has a life beyond work and help them to achieve the balance they are looking for.
Bring energy and positivity to your work and help create a business environment that inspires those around you. Take pride in your work and strive to deliver the level of service that you would be impressed with yourself. Approach all conversations with the long term in mind and build a reputation and a real network that prompts people to return to you for support throughout their career.
Believe in yourself and your expertise, push yourself hard to reduce knowledge gaps, face into tough conversations with professionalism and empathy, don’t be afraid to share an opinion or go against the grain and know when to say “sorry, but we can’t help”.
Share your learnings with those on the upward curve and remember what is was like to be new to the business. Place yourself in the shoes of your clients, understand what really matters to them and work hard to exceed their expectations. When challenges arise, be innovative, own the problem and provide reassurance that you’ll deliver a solution.
Immerse yourself in your specialist market and continually seek learning opportunities, take conversations beyond the obvious, share your learning and Believe in your expertise, immerse yourself in the detail, be commercial and most importantly be the difference.
Work with us and enjoy:
- A grown-up organisation, open and collaborative, flexible and supportive, non-hierarchical
- Highly competitive and fully transparent bonus schemes, based on your performance alone
- An in-house resourcing specialist supporting you on all assignments
- Your chance to create, build, own and benefit from a new practice area for our business
- Strong employee benefits and a culture designed to provide a platform for achievement and a healthy personal life
- A light-hearted atmosphere with quarterly charity, CSR and social events