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You’ll be surprised how different our approach is compared with traditional recruitment agencies. In fact we don’t even refer to ourselves as an agency! We dare to promise extremely flexible solutions with a professional service as standard – We offer a genuine and authentic one team approach which has our client partners at the heart of everything we do.
Our passion is people, we work in partnership with our clients to enable them to get the best from their people agenda. Whatever your challenge we will have a collaborative chat and work out how we can support you.
Our packages provide a range of support and are unique, we are known for client service and delivery. We promise that we will always add value to your current approach.
We are a consultancy that focuses on our client’s needs and their focus is our focus. We are the listening ear, the advice line, the support to our partnership relationships, we provide so much more than candidates to fill vacancies.
We have many partners that use our knowledge to structure their teams, develop their in-house functions, map the market, provide salary guides and more!Learn More
Our focus is on recruiting talent and potential for our clients not just filling vacancies. Skills can be coached and trained, behaviours and cultural fit can’t and are central to the success of a candidate.
We have the empathy and ability to get under the skin of our client’s culture enabling us to match your brand fit with a candidate’s fit. Every candidate we represent has been met face to face ensuring anyone we send to you will match your culture.
Created to showcase our difference and the brand range of services that we offer here at McCarthy, our packages demonstrate our focus on our client needs and our determination to work as an extension of your business.
They offer a unique and flexible approach to delivering your people agenda. We will attract talent and assist you to retain your people through innovative strategies that will add value and ensure we become your partner and expert.Learn More
Our culture and passion for people is the key to our success. We focus our own recruitment on ensuring that our team are service focused, positive and have a strong team ethic and we have a McCarthy DNA which is central to our business. We know that our determination and commitment to our culture and creating a great place to work makes us the best team to work with your team to deliver your needs.
Why? Because we think and act like one team, service is at the heart of all of our decision making and when we partner with you, we will become one big team working together to achieve the best result for you.Learn More
Mccarthy started its journey as retail and hospitality recruiters, retail is still very much in our blood and is a huge passion of ours, yet we have grown in size and experience and with that our sector capability has too.
Our team has a range of backgrounds from HR, Retail operations, manufacturing to Head office, together our team has a huge breadth of experience in all the sectors we recruit in – in our market, no one can beat us.Learn More
Our recruitment solutions and
services packaged up for you
Our perfect packages will give you so many options! We are passionate about people, managing talent and improving processes to ensure that your business flourishes; after all talent management and recruitment is the foundation to all commercial success.Learn More
We truly believe recruitment starts with understanding your challenges
Our consultancy service ensures our clients are using the right tools and processes to deliver their recruitment priorities efficiently whilst attracting the best talent to their businesses. This service is diverse and ensures that we focus on what our clients need to unlock success for their business which always starts with the right people.Learn More
Our Founder &
Having started out in Retail and then moving on to Retail recruitment, Kate recognised the need – and opportunity – for a high-quality Management and Leadership Recruitment Agency, with the focus on delivery and knowledge of the talent market across all sectors.Learn More
Our approach is determined by you, the client. We listen to your needs and then, together create the perfect approach.
McCarthy has supported us for over a year now across a number of disciplines and through a consultancy approach, advising us initially on eliminating unconscious bias in our recruitment process. The relationship has grown considerably, and they have become a trusted partner providing us with knowledgeable advice and service that now includes recruiting roles across multiple functions in our business. The team is straight-talking, honest and has become an extension of our team, they understand our business, culture, and goals which is a key element for any of our suppliers. Their pragmatic and commercial approach is refreshing especially in the recruitment space and their advice has been invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend their services and approach to any business requiring HR, recruitment, or consultancy support.
At Gail’s, we are a growing business and our in-house processes had developed over time and I needed support to review them and improve our efficiencies to save us time and ensure we were as effective as possible as a team. I had a really in-depth 1-1 to establish our ways of working and for McCarthy to understand what we need to achieve from our people plan and strategy. They are very supportive, they listen, they understand, and they go above and beyond. What was refreshing was that they didn’t try to sell us anything, their agenda was our agenda, they even sat in on a pitch for onboarding products and their contribution and way of thinking was extremely helpful. I could not recommend them enough; a breath of fresh air and they do what they say they are going to and I would even go as far as to say that Kate is my recruitment Fairy Godmother! Thank you
“The service that we received from McCarthy Retail was exemplary. We would like to personally thank our Account Manager for her commitment to us, she worked hard and totally understood us from our very first conversation. We will definitely always use McCarthy Retail for our recruitment and highly recommend others to use you too.”
“I approached McCarthy when we had an unusual requirement for assistance with a volume management recruitment campaign. We worked together to create a bespoke process and a way of working that delivered what we needed in terms of numbers and time scales whilst remaining within my budget. McCarthy has delivered over 200 hires with a ratio of fewer than 3 CVs to successful placement in short time scales. They have assisted us as a true partner and their professionalism and passion for doing a great job shines through with each interaction.”
“We wouldn’t go to anyone else for our senior recruitment. McCarthy goes above and beyond every time and we recognise that they deliver candidates to us that we just wouldn’t attract ourselves. We know from experience that their candidate management and rapport building has ensured senior hires have engaged with us because of their professionalism and ability to sell our opportunity with engagement and accuracy.”
Kate has been instrumental in helping us shape and restructure our business for the considerable growth we have delivered and are going to continue to deliver in the coming season. Her ability to understand the business, our projections and our operational requirements, has been phenomenal. Her approach is pragmatic and direct, her knowledge of the current marketplace has given us a fresh approach and given our team a renewed vision for the future.
We partnered with McCarthy many years ago when I selected them based on their understanding of behavioural recruitment and cultural fit; both of which are incredibly important in my business. They felt like an extension of our brand and whatever role we’ve needed to fill, which has usually been something new to our structure; they consult with us, they’re honest, they give us insights to help shape what we need, and then make sure that we find the best talent in the marketplace.
We’ve found that McCarthy really cares about helping us to find the right people in the right places; from my Executive Assistant to our Global Marketplace Manager.
Whatever our needs have been, McCarthy have always delivered
We engaged McCarthy to review our recruitment practices. The process was conducted extremely professionally from start to finish. The completed scoping report proved to us that they fully understood Selco as an organisation, our sector, and the constraints that we operate within. The report was written in a style that matched its intended internal audience perfectly. The findings were insightful and opened our eyes in many ways.
We have adopted many of the resulting recommendations which should be beneficial to our business for some time to come and we welcome the collaborative approach that McCarthy offers.