Executive Search

Shirley Parsons has developed an executive search process that can be tailored to the needs of our clients; a process that has delivered exceptional results for both multinational organizations and SMEs.

We are experts in our field; we interact with senior EHS executives on a daily basis and understand what it takes to lead a company’s EHS function.

We have the capability to manage both permanent and interim searches, giving you the option to run these assignments simultaneously or on a standalone basis. Throughout the process your main point of contact will be with one of our Senior Directors, who is supported by the wider national and international team.

Our understanding

Gaining a thorough brief for a role is critical when searching for the top talent in the market, and we feel that the best way to guarantee this is by meeting face to face with senior stakeholders. We appreciate that every business has a unique culture and, in order to source appropriate candidates, we must understand the profile of people that have previously excelled within your organization.

We take control of the recruitment process at every stage. If the details of a position are unknown, we will work collaboratively with you to draft a job specification based on your needs and the key business outcomes you would expect from a successful appointment.

Our reach

We uncover the talent pool relevant to an assignment through comprehensive industry mapping techniques, interrogating our executive referral networks and utilizing our associations with national and international EHS bodies. We are proactive in our approach, going beyond traditional primary resourcing methods.

Our process identifies target companies and professionals, generating extensive benchmarking data that includes average market remuneration levels and competitor information.

We have a unique source of in-house EHS expertise in our advisory board of well-connected senior-level consultants, and a network of executive contacts that extends across a diverse spectrum of disciplines and subsectors within EHS.

Our selection

All organizations require an effective senior leadership team and we understand the value of sourcing candidates with the appropriate skills to efficiently deliver your business strategy.

Long-listed candidates undergo a rigorous pre-screening assessment, which includes interview questions tailored towards the assignment brief. We compile comprehensive profiles which are used to determine the best match for your organization based on cultural, leadership, performance, team and integration fit.

Our search and selection process will reduce your time-to-hire and find you the specialized talent that is critical to drive your business forward.