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Get first mover advantage on talent aquisition

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with absolute confidence that they have hired the very best talent in the market place in the fastest possible timeframes. We would not be able to deliver on this fundamental brand promise if we didn’t have the expertise to optimise and accelerate your search and selection processes. By working as an extended member of your team we’ll give you access to all the talent without the time.

Now all you have to do is read on to find out how we do it.

Understanding the right approach for you

It’s all about engaging with our clients as a strategic partner. We don’t like to use the word can’t at Stott and May. But in order to ensure we never over promise and under deliver we’ll work as an extended member of your team to truly understand your business challenges and position the solution that represents a custom fit.
Permanent Retained Search

Our tailored and dedicated approach designed to address the passive market more effectively. This option suits organisations that require guaranteed results and rapid time to hire. As part of the process you can expect access to a dedicated resourcing team that know your market inside out, market intelligence, transparent KPI’s and exclusivity over candidates over the duration of the project. It’s the perfect choice for mid to senior level hires or where entire teams need to be built in tight timeframes.

Contract Recruitment

We’ve got vast experience in supplying consultants for contract, temporary and interim positions across the UK, Europe and the US. We offer a broad range of contractor services from full-cycle recruitment to contractor payroll management and advice. Contract recruitment is about delivering against incredibly aggressive timescales, identifying the full cross-section of highly relevant, qualified candidates within 24-48 hours. Stott and May tightly monitors the interview process, and we are renowned in the industry for our client and contractor ‘care’ during the contract period and beyond.

Executive Search

At Stott and May we help build boardrooms. We help high-growth, VC backed start-up businesses through to leading technology focused brands find the leaders to drive their organisations forward. We believe that we offer something different to the established Exec Search firms in the market by offering a unique blend of speed and quality at a fraction of the cost. It is perhaps no surprise that we are often called into failed Exec search assignments to save the day.

Managed Services

A completely outsourced solution that refines and oversees all recruitment processes including secondary suppliers. This option suits organisations that are hiring in volume and require the cost and time efficiencies associated with single source simplicity. You will have access to onsite support ensuring end-to-end quality control from job specification to interview, offer, onboarding and contractor care thereafter.

Get the best combination of value add features

Salary Benchmarking

An important part of scoping out a new role is identifying the right target salary for your required skill-set. Our position in the market enables us to add unique value to clients by passing on salary benchmarking information for even the most specialist skill-sets. It’s our job to help you find the right talent at the right price but understanding the market from the outset enables a smooth recruitment process for our clients.
Salary Guide

Competitor Insight

We’ll help you understand the competitive landscape in order to beat your rivals to top talent. As part of this process we’ll look at the organisation charts of your closest competitors, understand what candidates like about their recruitment processes and get a feel for salary spend and project prestige.
Competitor Insight

Brand Positioning

If you want to be able to take talent away from your competition in a candidate led market it’s essential that the people representing your business truly understand it. They need to be able to sell your brand. Articulate your vision. Outline your growth story. Paint a picture of your unique culture. We understand the markets we operate in inside out and can represent your brand as if it was our own.
Brand Positioning


Whether your building boardrooms, teams or need to resource entire projects in demanding timescales you can have confidence that we can scale to the challenge. We’ve been engaged on some of the biggest transformational projects out there ensuring quality is maintained, expectations are managed and deadlines are met.

“I can say nothing but positive things in regard to the service I have received from the team at Stott and May in relation to hires we have made within SAP & IT across North America and EMEA. Constantly going further than we expect, or have encountered before, they have established themselves as a true strategic partner.

– Chief of Operations, HCL Axon

Find the perfect fit for your business challenge and commercial preferences

5 Reasons to Think Retained Search
5 Reasons to Think Retained Search
Stott and May US Overview
Stott and May Overview
Exec Search Delivered
Executive Search Delivered Guide

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Whether you are looking for tips to get first mover advantage on acquiring top talent or simply need some honest and transparent career advice – get in touch.

Stephen Stott