Year We Started
Awards We Won
Passionate About Delivery and
Passionate About Team
We are an award winning, industry leading recruitment business who is passionate about delivering talent solutions across the UK.
We partner clients to find the best talent and we enable our candidates to enhance their careers.
Working with a range of organisations from small to medium size businesses to large global businesses, we use our 18 years of trading experience to deliver talent solutions that transform the way our clients engage with candidates and resource their people.
We stand out as different.
We are interested in talking to people who have a background in recruitment who are genuinely passionate about the sectors they recruit in, we would love to hear from experienced recruiters in Marketing, HR, Finance, Sales, or Retail/Hospitality recruitment or equally individuals from those sectors who would love to develop onto recruiters – we will give you all the tools you need to excel. We firmly believe your background isn’t what is important it is your qualities and attitude – we can train recruitment we can’t train passion!
So whatever your background if you are commercial, results focused and match our qualities we would love to hear from you, we always have a role for the right people.
The core of
Unlike many companies who have numerous unnecessary and overcomplicated Values, we have just three that we believe summarise our culture and core values in a simple format:
Passion underpins everything we do, we love what we do
We are energised by our passion for all things McCarthy and we value how special our workplace is. We approach everything we do with dedication and it drives our desire to pursue excellence. We make an impact, we have purpose and we are passionate about success and delivery.
We don't just do, we think
We question everything, we are engaged, excited and eager to contribute ideas, striving for continuous improvement.
We encourage collaborative debate and the sharing of ideas, we are opened minded, curious and eager to learn. We are progressive and innovative.
We fail and succeed as one team
We care about each other, we have a common goal and we know that together we achieve more. Our people matter, we respect each other, we value everyone's contribution and we celebrate difference. We get strength from each other and we encourage continuous feedback and communication.
What We Stand For
& Believe In
As a business our purpose is to create a profitable business which is sustainable and provides us all with the ability to build a life outside of work which meets our needs, our goals and also provides choice for ourselves and our families.
Our Vision focuses on the key areas below:
We care, we deliver!
Our goal is simple, deliver a consultative service to our clients & candidates. We wow them with our knowledge and passion.
We develop long term partnerships and show we care deeply. We are honest and we are known to deliver.
We are real, we are family!
We are committed to continuous development, individually, and we want to attract awesome people who are real.
We are competitive, commercial and hungry. We are kind, respectful and are family.
Team over self!
We work hard, we work purposefully and we value our down time. We share success and failure, we are one team.
We challenge unreservedly, we celebrate difference, we are respectful and aware of the shadow we leave.
We fail forward!
We encourage feedback, giving it, receiving it and embracing it.
We love working as a team, we know failure is a part of the journey, but we always fail forwards and we don't fail twice.
We don't stand still!
We pro-actively look to innovate, we don't settle, we don't just talk about it, we do it.
We are commercial and stay ahead by never standing still. We are consciously creative, we enjoy the journey and we celebrate the success.
We inspire & support!
We value ideas, we think like owners, we put our people first, we listen and we have empathy.
We are coaches, we inspire, we support and we model the way.
Its simple but critical, our passion is service delivery and the biggest frustration for any customer is a lack of honesty and poor delivery. We won’t say we can do it if we can’t, we say it how it is. We are challenging and solution focused and we do whatever it takes to deliver for our partners.
We pride ourselves on behaviourally led recruitment that matches the right client culture with the right candidate. To do this we need to know you, your brand if you are a client and your career goals, leadership style if you a candidate. Getting to understand you takes time and we promise to give you that, we want to know everything about you and your world.
We will listen to your challenges and we will be honest in our approach.
We will work closely with you whether you are a candidate or client and ensure that we focus on your needs and address your challenges.
We will be open and authentic in our approach putting your needs first every time.
We meet with all of our candidates and clients; we use video technology for efficiency at times but in all circumstances, our aim is to chat face to face and build a solid partnership.
For clients, we will spend time in your business as well as meeting you. For candidates, you will notice the difference immediately in our approach, we will spend quality time with you and be available 24/7.
Our Founder &
From an initial desire to create something different to now being a three-time winner of Great Places to Work, Kate and Ian have built McCarthy from the ground up and created a highly successful business along with an amazing workplace culture.Meet Kate & Ian
The team Kate MCCarthy put together back in 2005 has earned a reputation for a can-do attitude that gets the job done and done well! We may have years of industry experience between us, fantastic facilities and a list of clients that would make you choke on your own biscuit, but we still have our same simple values... putting clients first.
Read What Are Clients
Have To Say
We are multi-sector and have partnered with some amazing clients. This is what they have to say.Find Out More
We Have Raised Over
£103,000 for Charity!
At McCarthy we are committed to supporting both Local and National charities. At our annual Team Building event we vote for specific charities and make a democratic decision as to which Charity Partners we are going to proactively support in the coming year. We only work with reputable charities who are transparent and accountable with their funds and we always make sure that we can make a real difference in the fund raising we undertake.
This year we all dressed up and created our own Mannequin Challenge video which we promoted on social media. This was great fun and a team effort by everyone in the office!
We have held a breast cancer awareness day and a MacMillan Coffee Morning as well as 5 of our male employees growing Moustaches for ‘Movember’.
We have raised funds and provided prizes for various events, this has helped a number of the team who have been supported by Alder Hey to feel like they have been able to say Thank You.