Welcome to HR Heads’ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

We understand that the hiring process can be overwhelming and stressful, which is why we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help you better understand our services and processes.

Whether you are an HR job seeker looking for the right opportunity or an employer seeking to fill a position, we are here to provide you with the information you need.

Our team of experts is dedicated to providing exceptional service and helping you navigate the recruitment process with ease. So, whether you have questions about our screening process, fees, or anything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Browse our FAQs to learn more about HR Heads and how, as a leading HR recruitment agency, we can assist you in achieving your hiring and career goals.

What sectors do you recruit HR professionals into?

At HR Heads we have practice leads who recruit HR professionals into the following areas: Industrial, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences, Consumer, Professional & Financial Services and the Public Sector.

What sort of HR roles do you hire?

We pride ourselves on supplying the best, not just the available:

  • Chief People Officer / HR Director
  • Head of HR / HR Operations Manager
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Reward, Compensation & Benefits
  • Learning & Development & Organisational Development
  • HR Business Partnering
  • Talent Acquisition & Management
  • Change Management

You can view all of our live HR roles here www.hrheads.co.uk/jobs

Can you provide interim HR talent solutions?

Yes, we offer temporary staffing solutions for clients who need to fill short-term vacancies or need additional staff for specialist projects.

How do I improve my LinkedIn profile?

With 675m users across the world, LinkedIn is an incredibly powerful tool.

You can read some tips on how to improve your LinkedIn profile here https://www.hrheads.co.uk/blog/how-to-create-improve-your-cv/

How do I write a good CV?

No matter how charismatic and capable you are of selling yourself in person, 99% of the time you will need to submit your CV to a role as the first point of contact. 

There are many varying ideas of what a good CV looks like and for each person, it will be different.

However, there are some standard ‘best practice’ hints and tips that should steer you in the right direction, you can view our 10 tips for writing a good CV here https://www.hrheads.co.uk/cv-and-interview-tips/

What is your recruitment process?

As specialist HR recruiters, we:


Collaborate to understand your recruitment needs, challenges, employee value proposition and brand proposition.


Source, headhunt and attract talent to match your requirements and culture.


The best candidates for your role by assessing capability and behaviour fit.


The interview, assessment and offer process to secure the best talent for you.


With contracts, compliance, engagement and ultimately the successful placement.

Do recruitment agencies charge candidates fees?

They shouldn’t and we would never charge a candidate a fee for representing them.

Relationships are pivotal to our existence, and we place great value on their development. We encourage collaboration through our unique referral scheme ‘The Heads Up’ and are driven by a desire to build deep long-standing partnerships. Our goal is to act as an ambassador for the teams and individuals we support.

How do you approach Equality, Diversity & Inclusion when hiring?

At HR Heads, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is one of our core business pillars. We firmly believe in equality for all and have pledged to continue attracting a workforce that reflects this, not only for ourselves but for the clients and candidates we engage with.

From candidate attraction, right through to Board representation, EDI touches every part of the process and people need to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work knowing they will be treated equally and fairly and that their opinion matters.

You can read more about our commitment to ED&I here https://www.hrheads.co.uk/vision-values-company-information/

What is your recruitment agency fee structure?

Our pricing strategy reflects our value of rewarding relationships.

We operate on a contingency (payment on success), exclusive and retained basis to recruit permanent talent across our 3 disciplines.

The closer we work in partnership, the more competitive we can be when it comes to commercial terms.

We will be an extension of your business and operate as an ambassador for your brand.

For an informal discussion about how we can support your HR needs, call 01962 432001, email speaktous@hrheads.co.uk or visit https://www.hrheads.co.uk/contact-us/ to register an HR role with us.

Why is there a talent shortage?

BroadBean Technology has recently released data that shows that there were 24% fewer applicants between May and June this year than there were last year, and at the same time, there are currently 10% more vacancies advertised and registered in the marketplace.

Click here to read Jen Gaster’s full blog on why there is a talent shortage https://www.hrheads.co.uk/blog/talent-shortage/