PSD is a leading
international board, management and executive recruitment organisation.
We operate across a range
of functions, industry sectors and countries, providing specialist expertise in
each area. We employ over 250 experienced consultants in seven offices across
Europe and Asia. During the last five years we have placed candidates in 75
At PSD we have a key point of difference - the
quality of our people. It's through the skills and knowledge of our consultants
and support staff that we are able to provide our clients and candidates with
outstanding results and exceptional service.
We were recently awarded
the Gold status by Investors in People and we were congratulated for being an
"exemplar organisation with great people management practices". We were
commended for having "engendered genuine loyalty and affection from staff".
The working environment at PSD is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.
Effective team work and open communication provide a collegiate and supportive
culture which is mature and professional. We are passionate about what we do
and there is a strong and shared sense of pride in what we have achieved.
If you are interested in working for PSD, please contact us now.
Opportunities for talented recruitment
consultants exist in London, Manchester
, Haywards Heath, Frankfurt, Munich, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
expanding in each of our principal sectors:
- Banking & Financial
- Business & Professional Services
Leisure & Travel
- Property & Construction
- Retail &
We are interested in talking to successful and
experienced Recruitment Consultants who are:
- Seeking a
professional, collegiate, quality-driven environment
- Subject matter
experts in either a function or sector
- Proven business developers with
excellent client relationship skills
- Committed to excellence.
Are you ambitious? Are you driven and want to establish a career
We are interested in talking to highly driven,
motivated and competitive graduates. We offer a structured training programme
and career progression within a challenging and rewarding environment.
If you would like to know more about what is on offer, please contact one of
our Divisional Managing Directors:
Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9782. Email: Juliet.Hardingham@psdgroup.com
Chris Eldridge. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9691. Email:
Lesley Reynolds. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970
9737. Email: Lesley.Reynolds@psdgroup.com
Peter Hardy. Telephone: +44
(0)207 970 9701. Email: Peter.Hardy@psdgroup.com
Tonnar. Telephone: + 49 69 13813637. Email: Oliver.Tonnar@psdgroup.com
Lesley Reynolds. Telephone: +44 (0)207 970 9737. Email:
Emma Charnock. Telephone: +852 2531 2200.
Norman Lau. Telephone: +86 21 6391
6060. Email: Norman.Lau@psdgroup.com
values-based culture embraces OPEN-MINDEDNESS, COMMITMENT, ACCESSIBILITY,
ADAPTABILITY, PARTNERSHIP and SUCCESS. Our values provide us with a real sense
of who we are and what we want to be, and clarifies what we can expect from one
Our values have helped us build a culture which is open-minded,
committed and successful, and which attracts and retains some of the best
recruitment consultants in the industry. High staff retention at PSD helps us
to build strong and enduring relationships with our clients and candidates.
rewards & recognition
In addition to uncapped personal commission
and bonus schemes, our comprehensive benefits package includes:
- Annual Leave - all staff receive five weeks on joining, plus one day
for each year worked up to a maximum of six weeks.
- Company Sick
- Enhanced Maternity Pay plus a return to work bonus
- Enhanced Paternity Pay
- Childcare Schemes
- Private Medical
- Life Assurance
- Permanent Health Insurance
- Competitive Dental Insurance Premiums
- Season Ticket Loans (up to
and including senior consultant level)
- Competitive Gym Membership
- Introductory Bonus
- Cycle to Work Scheme
We are constantly striving to make PSD a great place to work. Whether
you are a consultant, a manager or a member of our support staff, our aim is to
ensure that PSD is a rewarding, challenging and enjoyable place to be.
Recognising the achievements of our people is a vital part of our culture.
At PSD we work hard, but at the same time have a lot of fun too and believe
that it is important to achieve this balance.
Our annual staff awards
ceremony recognises the achievements of our consultants, support staff and
managers. Quarterly and monthly incentive schemes reward achievement with team
nights out, spa days, iPads and store vouchers etc.
Staff are also
recognised for long service from their fifth anniversary and every five years
thereafter with gifts and celebratory dinners.
& career opportunities
We are a recognised Investor in People and
were awarded the Fast Track Award in 1996 for being the fastest company in
London to achieve the Standard. As a result of our reassessment in July 2014,
we were awarded the prestigious Gold status.
We aim to ensure that
training and development is ongoing for all staff from induction throughout
their whole career at PSD. Structured career paths, well developed performance
management systems and a supportive management style are designed to help
everybody at PSD realise their full potential. Regular reviews and appraisals
and a culture of giving and receiving feedback creates a challenging and open
environment in which everybody is committed to ongoing performance
During our last re-assessment for Investors in People, the
assessors made this comment:
"People feel that the learning and
development strategy of PSD is consistent and complimentary to the desire to
give a structured journey for employees to progress through the organisation.
There is an effective opportunity for consultants to choose between become a
sector specialist high billing Directors or to pursue the route of people
management to develop their career. This approach helps maintain a
performance-focused culture with which to maintain people's sense of
achievement, whilst offering variety and opportunity that best matches the
strengths and aspirations of the individual"
Career progression &
Consulting staff can progress from Resourcer or
Consultant to Senior Consultant and then on to Principal Consultant. From
Principal Consultant staff may elect to pursue a management career progressing
to Associate Director, then on to Director and ultimately to Managing
Director. Alternatively Principal Consultants may also progress to Associate
Director and then onto Director without management responsibility.
Over the last 10 years PSD has been
extremely proud of its success in developing the management teams who are
leading and directing the Group. Most of our managers have progressed up
through the business and completed our various coaching and training
Our personal and management development programmes,
supported by mentoring schemes and 360o appraisals, have been highly effective
in building a strong and experienced management team to support the ongoing
growth of the business.
- Hong Kong
- Haywards Heath
encourage staff to take up assignments in group offices where they can benefit
from fantastic opportunities to travel and develop their careers at the same
Many staff across the organisation
are involved in supporting charities.
In the UK, our chosen charities
Manchester - Cash for Kids
Haywards Heath - Chestnut Tree
London - Kids Company 2006 - 2015
The company helps support
these charities through fund-raising and a payroll giving scheme (which is
matched by the company). We offer staff one day's paid leave for volunteering
activities. PSD was awarded the Payroll Giving Platinum Award in 2014.
Fund-raising events include quiz night, darts competition, auction, raffle,
cake baking, cycle ride, marathons and an arctic biathlon.
Juliet Hardingham - Managing Director - Marketing & Sales, HR,
FS & Banking and Pensions & Investments - London
For me, it is
all about the people I work with at PSD from my peers to all of my teams and
the wider business. Quality of what we do and strive to achieve is second to
none, and this is core to all of the fee earning staff to our fantastic support
teams, from secretarial, HR, IT and Finance. As a woman in business with two
young children, I have had a very meaningful career so far, based on working in
a very supportive environment that recognises and rewards your efforts and
success. The business encourages staff to think / take ownership of their
business and rewards success in many different ways, from quarterly awards,
based on values, best business referral, best executive award to celebrating
Will Davies - Associate Director - Sales & Marketing
Hotels - London
What separates PSD from other recruiters is that they
treat their employees as individuals. Everyone's talents are recognised and
valued and what you bring to the team is welcomed and celebrated. I appreciate
the open and transparent culture here. Targets and expectations are clearly
defined and communication and moreover, I feel supported to achieve them. Also,
achieving and exceeding various targets is recognised and rewarded in a
personal manner which really makes a difference and is a great motivator.
Tom Vardigans - Consultant - Sales & Marketing Hotels - London
I joined PSD as a graduate with no prior recruitment experience, I found the
support and training from within the business very useful. It is great how the
company recognise your strengths as an individual and help you improve your
areas for development through ongoing mentoring and training, giving you the
best opportunity to be successful in your role. You are supported in reaching
your targets through one-to-one appraisals each month and are incentivised both
as a team and an individual. I feel that my experience at PSD has given a great
grounding in the recruitment world and I will continue to flourish with their
guidance and motivation.
Investors in People - Gold
Following its reassessment in July 2014, PSD was awarded the Gold
status. Since achieving the Investors in People standard in March 1996, we have
been continuously recognised by the assessors as an "exemplar organisation
where employees feel connected to the values, vision and objectives of the
Our elevation this year to Gold status is an achievement
that we are very proud of and one that we believe demonstrates to our clients
real commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. The recent assessment
noted that "PSD develops long term partnerships with its clients, provides high
quality feedback and communicates a compelling vision which generates
enthusiasm and commitment to the group", all essential components of an
effective recruitment service.
ISO 9001 provides a
strong framework for quality control and continuous business improvement. This
standard is evidence of the quality and consistency of our service, which means
that clients will receive consistent levels of service across all
All employees within the company are jointly responsible for
implementing the procedures of the quality system and individually responsible
for the quality of service provided to our clients and candidates. They are
also responsible for encouraging teamwork and good communications through the
company to ensure that PSD's objectives are achieved.
Award - Platinum
In 2014, PSD was awarded the Payroll Giving Platinum
Award by the Charities Aid Foundation in recognition of our support for our
chosen charities, Cash For Kids in Manchester, Chestnut Tree House in Haywards
Heath and between 2006 - 2015 Kids Company in London.
in the business
Staff have the opportunity to get more involved in the
business by taking on additional responsibilities. This provides a platform for
further personal growth and development as well as enriching their role in the
Group. Examples of opportunities available are sector head, values champion,
trainer, publishing and editing the company newspaper (Informer), as well as
getting involved in the many business development initiatives and projects
which are carried out across the Group.