FFP provides proactive and fast-paced executive search and selection services to businesses across the technology industry - from established public multinational vendors to Fintech start-ups. Our aim? To provide a solution tailored to each client's needs a solution that will be delivered within 3-4 weeks and consists of a shortlist that will always be ‘Fit For Purpose’.
We believe that knowledgeable and open client communication is key. To get the best candidates, we need to go way beyond a job description and understand each unique hire for you in a wider context. Only then can we ensure that the candidates we present you with have both the skills and the motivation to join your team. Our approach is designed to ensure we can do the job properly and deliver a tailored and relevant message to the candidates we engage with, thus resulting in the successful delivery of tailored recruitment projects - on time and in budget.
Our model is geared towards pace of execution, with quality and attention to detail at every stage of the recruitment process, establishing a successfully managed campaign that produces great hires. After all, doing things properly once will cost far less than hiring the wrong person or failing to hire.
Please explore our website and, if you are like-minded and don’t believe in compromising when hiring, let’s chat.
Historically, Executive Search Methodologies have only been applied for very senior roles in business - and that service has been viewed by many as timely and expensive. However, the world has changed. Businesses are competing for talent in an increasingly noisy marketplace. Candidate identification and proactive contact is the only way to find people who are ‘Fit For Purpose’ – and FFP are experts in carrying out structured, effective searches and creating a relevant short list of candidates.
The first thing we do is build a detailed picture of the type of person, or people, you’re looking to hire - not only in terms of experience and competencies, but also your business culture, ethos and style. This thorough and broader understanding then allows us to represent you both accurately and credibly to make sure each candidate has a clear understanding of your purpose and values and is qualified to be part of your business. Once we’ve established your needs, we then combine a multi-platform search with proactive outbound contact and use of our extensive network.
Our 20+ years of conducting successful searches means we can quickly identify potential candidates understanding your culture and values, we get competent, motivated individuals into your processes within 2-3 weeks from formal engagement with each candidate having been mapped, approached and pre-screened within two weeks of an assignment start. We’ll hold in-person, or video, interviews with the most qualified. This typically enables shortlist delivery within 3-4 weeks. Generally, our assignments result in our client having an accepted job offer within 8 weeks. In short, our tried, trusted and proven process can deliver a real choice of the best available talent in your chosen market or geography.
So, if you’re proud of your company and want to ensure you hire great people who are ‘Fit For Purpose’, let FFP support you by driving a proactive search on your behalf. Get in touch and we’ll happily chat about how FFP can help your business employ only the best available talent. We don’t compromise – nor should you!
As part of our thorough search and selection process, we can offer a bespoke market intelligence service that’s clearly defined by each client’s needs. This output is a really useful tool in providing an in-depth picture of the talent and skill available in a specific market or sector and/or on a regional basis. For example, you might want to understand how your competitors’ businesses are structured or which partners to approach. list of prospective customers might be useful, or maybe you need a salary survey of your market sector to ensure you’re competitive. Our Research Group have the knowledge, network and resources to help you. To understand more about our business and how we could be a partner of real value that delivers people who are ‘Fit For Purpose’, give us a call.Contact
Take brief from the client and prepare Recruitment Document to include company info, job spec, candidate profile and "Fit For Purpose" assessment criteria
Brief FFP Research team leading to the identification of relevant candidates with the right skills
Approach targeted individuals informing them confidentially and discretely about the opportunity and assessing their suitability
FFP interviews interested candidates, briefing them on the opportunity and ensuring they are "Fit For Purpose"
FFP shortlisted candidates' CVs and assessment criteria presented to the client, and client interviews completed
The client offers role and package to chosen candidate and FFP manages the offer process to a successful hire
"I’ve enjoyed working with FFP Search over the past five years. They have hired a number of exceptional people for us. They are always patient and flexible -as my business timelines and priorities often change. They manage candidates through all of these changes and somehow keep them fully engaged in the process. I would describe them as SUPER USEFUL, responsible, capable and professional, working with them has made recruitment easier for me and my business."
"On meeting with Tim at FFP he spoke about employee retention, not only recruitment. They helped us build profiles and our selection process which gave us real clarity on our requirements, so we could genuinely understand what we want and need from new hires. This clarity also enables FFP to accurately portray and market our roles and this has really eliminated hiring mistakes and stopped our churn in the Sales Group. In three years, they have hired eight people for us in EMEA - all are still here and doing well. Their delivery methods, style and approach just works."
"FFP have helped us hire in numerous European geographies. Their work is always thorough and the candidates we meet are always good. Their direct and simple approach works – each one of the team we’ve worked with seem well briefed and really motivated to deliver against the set expectations and timelines. They represent us credibly and professionally and truly act as an extension of my business."
"Knowing them as both a candidate and a client, they are there when I need them, in whatever capacity. They recruited eight people for various Sales and Pre-Sales roles at a time when we were a small software company with little market acceptance. This has now changed due to the success and achievements of the team they sourced for us."
"I have known Tim and his team for the past 15 years and over this time they have recruited a number of key people for me wherever I have worked. Within my organisation they are viewed as trusted advisors, not just recruiters. They know my market and advise us on all manner of HR and resourcing challenges - always responsive, honest and direct."
"I engaged FFP Search to help us hire a new VP for our software business in Europe. I was referred to them by an ex-colleague who had worked with them for some time and spoke very highly of them - ethical and easy to deal with. Within 3 weeks they had submitted their shortlist and by week six our now new VP in Europe was in Chicago meeting our team in the US. A simple process, well managed and very effective."
"FFP Search were retained to find us a Sales Manager based out of our Hungary office. Within two weeks of starting the project, they had interviewed 9 potential candidates (in Hungary) and presented five for our hiring manager to meet. The quality of the shortlist was extremely high - so much so that we hired one candidate into the original role and a second into another. The two of them started with us 7 and 9 weeks respectively after the project commenced. We were so impressed with the quality and speed of FFP’s work that we have since engaged them on other search projects."
"I’ve worked with FFP Search for the past 10 years. We have a great relationship and they have delivered real value to the business that I’ve managed in EMEA. Tim and his team have helped me start and grow companies in the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands and Singapore. The candidates I meet are always well qualified and motivated to join. Our partnership with FFP really works!"