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  • What we do:
    Recruitment Agency
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    • No.1 Spinningfields, Hardman Square, Manchester, M3 3EB
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About Oliver James Associates

Oliver James Associates provide contingency and retained recruitment solutions to the global professional-services markets. They work with blue-chips, SMEs and C-suite talent across 14 key disciplines.

Established in 2002, Oliver James Associates are a global recruitment partner with specialist teams in the Financial Services, Professional Services, and Commerce & Industry sectors. Among a dozen locations are Manchester, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, New York and Singapore.

Oliver James turns over around £92m per year under the leadership of Group Managing Directors, Oliver Castle and James Rogers. The firm’s values of innovation, passion, adaptability, partnership, respect and excellence underpin the working practices of every office.

Expert consultants showcase these behaviours. They place up to C-suite level talent in permanent and interim positions through both contingency and executive search solutions.

The company has a proactive search methodology; before working in a particular area, they spend at least 12 months mapping the market. This ensures a thorough knowledge of the talent pool, excellence in delivery and long-term value.

What is it like to work for Oliver James Associates

James sits on the sales floor alongside everyone else, to demonstrate an approachable leadership style. He regularly visits other offices to ensure people are happy and settled, taking time out to check on individuals, and genuinely caring about staff wellbeing.
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Personal Growth
The firm believes that strong employee development benefits from knowing the people you work with, their daily challenges, and tailoring that understanding in interactions with them. Consultants are encouraged to be voices of motivation for the people they coach and custodians of their career development.
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My Company
Implementing a promotion pathway document enabled the firm to increase benefits as people progressed through the business, offering additional healthcare, work-from-home opportunities, and extra holiday. This gave employees a clear route to the top.

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    61% / 39%

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