About Us

At Talent Seeker we are committed to working clients for the long-term, as an extension of your business.  By truly understanding you, your team, your business and culture, the better we become at sourcing and engaging the best matched talent for you. We are an agile Specialist Recruitment Agency and support companies of all sizes throughout the UK, from start-ups to large global businesses.

Based in Fordingbridge, Hampshire, we recruit for local companies in Ringwood, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury and Winchester. We also have clients further afield in Brighton, London, Manchester and Birmingham. Our dedicated, tenacious, professional and person centred approach make us a Recruitment Partner you can trust.

We’re experts in executive search and online headhunting to reach and engage with the best passive talent in your sector – people who are open to looking at new opportunities, but aren't active on online job boards. This means by partnering with Talent Seeker, your company and opportunity will be presented to candidates most other recruiters won't be aware of.

WE SUPPORT HR TEAMS

As our Founder was a former HR & Inhouse Recruitment Manager for 10 years’, we know the advantages this model brings in terms of truly understanding a company and its culture.

We believe our personalised, insight-driven approach sets Talent Seeker apart from traditional recruitment agencies and makes us the ideal partner for HR Managers, HR Business Partners, HR Consultants and Inhouse Recruiters looking for additional support.

WE SUPPORT BUSINESS OWNERS

Running a business is busy and stressful and by using Talent Seeker, business owners can focus their time and energy on other things.

We can become your company’s complete RPO (Resource Process Outsourcing) and work on a retained or contingency based recruitment model. We particularly love partnering with start-ups, entrepreneurs and companies looking to scale up.

WE SUPPORT CANDIDATES

Changing jobs is an important decision in an individual’s life and by taking time to truly understand your motivations, drivers, interests and preferences, we can ascertain what roles and companies are an ideal fit.

We believe that our in-depth, ‘humanised’ approach, means the candidates we place are precision matched to their ideal role, company and culture.

MEETING YOUR RECRUITMENT NEEDS

Whether you’re looking for Executive Search, Ad-hoc Recruitment/Headhunting, HR services, or a complete 360 degree Recruitment & HR solution, we offer a range of options to fit your resourcing needs and budget.

In order for your business to attract, recruit & retain the best talent in your sector, there must be reasons for the best people to choose to work for your business ahead of your competitors….and stay there. This doesn’t always have to be salary related – it could be that you have a great company culture, a brilliant reputation for personal and professional development, a great staff benefits package, a collaborative team culture where everyone feels highly valued etc.

WE OFFER CONTINGENCY RECRUITMENT

  • Headhunting the best talent for your business
  • Engaging talent in your company culture and values
  • Enhancing employer brand
  • Extensive shortlisting to ensure you only deal with suitable candidates
  • Arranging interviews and assessments
  • Negotiating job offers

WE OFFER RETAINED RECRUITMENT

All the above services, plus:

  • Becoming your complete Inhouse Recruitment Team, or an extension of your existing one, spending time in your office to fully embrace your working environment and culture
  • Working collaboratively with your Directors and Hiring Managers to build talent pools, succession plan and enhance employee engagement
  • Working strategically on your short, medium and long-term talent acquisition strategy to reduce your cost per hire, time to hire and staff turnover
  • Act as the single point of contact for all resourcing related matters, both internally and externally

About the Founder

Matthew has over 17 years’ recruitment and headhunting experience at all levels and across multiple industries.

Matthew’s recruitment journey began in 2003, when a chance meeting in Sydney Australia would change his career path forever!

“You would be fantastic at recruitment” said a lady he met and within two weeks of this conversation, he was working with her at the same Recruitment Consultancy in central Sydney.

After returning to the UK, Matthew spent the next 10 years in a variety of inhouse recruitment roles – headhunting talent up to Director level and leading high-performing, high volume recruitment teams.

In 2013, Matthew was Runner-up in the Best Inhouse Recruitment Manager category at the National Inhouse Recruitment Awards and in 2014 he was shortlisted for the James Caan Recruitment Entrepreneur Programme.

Matthew is particularly passionate about supporting start-ups and fast-growing scale-up businesses, leveraging social recruiting and using advanced online headhunting techniques to reach the very best untapped talent for his clients.

Talent Seeker’s ethos is to combine the personable, highly engaged and ‘human’ approach of an experienced Inhouse Head of Talent, with the headhunting expertise of a high-end Executive Search firm.

Matthew achieved Fellowship status with the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) and in 2015 he launched Talent Seeker.  Matthew is a regular contributor of recruitment expertise on LinkedIn and Twitter and has been featured in a variety of recruitment related news articles.

Outside of work, Matthew is a dedicated family man, a lover of movies, music, warm sunny weather, the outdoors, most sports and is a passionate fan of West Ham United.

You can view Matthew’s LinkedIn profile and connect with him here.

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PROUD TO PARTNER WITH JULIA’S HOUSE
We are proud to have partnered with the amazing local charity, Julia’s House since 2017.
Talent Seeker provide Julia’s House with a monthly donation to help support the incredible work they do in providing practical and emotional support for families caring for a child with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, providing frequent and regular support in their own homes, in the community or at the Julia’s House hospices.
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