Our primary service is undertaking mandated searches on behalf of our clients. Our processes are research-intensive, bespoke and designed to identify the strongest candidates in the market. We will also go the extra mile to deliver diverse short lists.
We work relentlessly to manage candidates through an interview process and ultimately to secure their successful extraction from their existing firms. This is a personal process and clients and candidates will always work directly with an experienced partner who is a specialist in their field, supported by a dedicated execution team.
Our team is experienced in mapping both businesses and individual teams to identify their structure, strategy, organisation and capabilities. Our clients often turn to us to:
- Define a talent pool – often ahead of a search, but also to identify future talent to track, or to justify a hire.
- Understand the dynamics, capabilities and cultural fit of a business which may be an acquisition target.
- Gain a perspective on their competitive landscape: how the competition position themselves, structure their teams or which areas they’re developing.
- Perform general human capital planning: mapping a firm’s own capabilities – identifying ‘key people’ risk and build contingency or succession plans.
In a competitive hiring landscape, we understand that clients need to position compensation carefully both to retain and incentivise key team members and to understand how to remunerate and attract new hires.
This includes total compensation, the breakdown and construction of compensation (particularly in the new regulatory environment) and additional benefits associated with employment.
Wessex Partners is also an investor in Emolument.com, the leading crowdsourced pay data platform in financial and professional services. For more information on how Emolument can help you benchmark how you remunerate your teams against your direct peers, get in touch with Emolument.
We have a reputation for building great teams. This includes developing new business areas for established firms as well as helping overseas firms establish teams in Europe.
We also like working with start-ups. We enjoy mobilising our network to build their business, find strategic/equity partners or introduce them to potential buyers.
We offer our clients’ senior executives the opportunity to work with a specialist executive coach. This would typically take place at the onset of their engagement to help them navigate their transition into their role better, hence reducing the risk of them not delivering or not integrating well enough.
Our executive coach combines her 30 years’ experience in the financial sector with her systemic coaching expertise in two main areas. Firstly, helping executives face their new challenges and develop new opportunities, while exploring their blind spots to optimise performance. Secondly, assisting international companies in integrating and developing their female executives, allowing them to thrive in their professional roles.
As a firm, we feel strongly about Diversity & Inclusion and want to play our part in driving change across the financial services industry.
We believe that diverse and inclusive teams create better workplaces, make better investment decisions and are more successful in attracting and retaining talented staff. We always encourage our clients to be proactive in cultivating talent both within and outside of their organisations that is inclusive of cultural, gender, ethnic and socio economic diversity. Please click here to view our November 2019 White Paper on D&I.