Recruitment Update – Human Resources – November 2017


Welcome to the latest recruitment update from Oyster Search & Selection. I’m pleased to report that the HR market remains buoyant with clients seeking to recruit candidates across the board, from more junior, sometimes entry-level roles in HR Administration through to more senior and strategic roles in areas such as Diversity & Inclusion and HR Business Partners.

Speaking of Diversity & Inclusion, as a result of the retained work we are currently undertaking in this area and the more general conversations we’ve been having with candidates, it’s striking just how many HR professionals are actively seeking more flexibility in their careers. For some this might mean working 3 or 4 days per week, for others, it may mean working from home on a regular basis and for others still, perhaps foregoing permanent employment altogether in favour of consultancy work. Equally striking is the dearth of opportunities for such candidates – many of them highly experienced and talented – to secure the flexibility they seek. There’s no doubt that employers are offering greater flexibility to existing employees and returnees, but the anecdotal evidence suggests that there is still some way to go.

Oyster would be particularly keen to hear from those HR professionals who are looking to work on a more flexible basis and especially candidates looking to jobshare and perhaps even “come as a pair” – something we are actively keen to promote to our clients. In the meantime, listed below is a sample of current opportunities we are actively recruiting for, some of which, offer flexibility.

Head of Learning & Development UK, Professional Services, London

Senior HRM, (full or part-time), Professional Services, London

HR Project Manager, International Law Firm, London

Global Mobility Manager, Professional Services, London

Interim Graduate Recruitment Manager, (12mth FTC), International Law Firm, London

HR Operations Manager, Professional Services, Birmingham

Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Professional Services, London

HR Systems and Project Manager, Professional Services, Birmingham

Interim HR Advisor, (12mth FTC) International Law Firm, London

Recruitment Co-ordinator, (6mth FTC) International Law Firm, London


As ever, we’d be delighted to hear from you should you be interested in any of these opportunities and/or you simply wish to call for a confidential discussion about your career and potential next steps. Either way, please call Michael Pickup at Oyster Search & Selection on 01728 621012.


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