Hillman Saunders offer the following client solutions >>

  • Primary Services—Traditional Contingency, Search & Selection, Retained Search & Targeted Acquisition across Permanent, Temporary, Contract & Consultancy (PAYE, LTD or Umbrella) Recruitment

  • Secondary Services—Salary Surveys, Comprehensive Market Mapping, Payroll, Candidate Testing (Psychometric, IT, Verbal & Numerical Reasoning—please ask your Consultant for a comprehensive list)

  • First class candidate and client experience – brand protection, enhancement and awareness

  • Consultants with significant previous experience within the Insurance Industry – having a true understanding of the mechanics of the role and the skills, attributes and attitudes required of your future employees.

  • Consultants with significant recruitment industry experience – All our senior Consultants have in excess of 7 years recruitment experience with consolidated candidate and client relationships. They have a proven track record and are fully conversant with the mechanics of their own particular field.

  • Comprehensive database, built over 20 years, of over 100,000 candidates most of which are not available on social media sites or job boards.

Permanent Recruitment 

Hillman Saunders recognise that the recruitment of permanent staff requires individual attention to detail

Using our industry sector expertise, Hillman Saunders add value by providing strategic feedback about the competitive landscape and overall recruitment guidance. Most importantly our consultative approach means that we invest time to understand your business and interpret each vacancy brief accurately.

Once your requirements are agreed, Hillman Saunders act quickly and efficiently to target potential candidates through a combination of methods. These include database search, networking and discrete advertising in both traditional & online media including the Hillman Saunders website.

Hillman Saunders screen and interview qualifying candidates before providing you with a short list of CV’s. We then arrange direct interviews and can help facilitate the negotiations of an acceptable offer if required.

Contract Staffing

The efficient running of a department or project can be prejudiced by countless problems – many of them unforeseen.

To keep your objectives on track, Hillman Saunders provide access to technical, managerial and supervisory staff who have the skills to “hit the ground running”.

Our flexible workforce solution allows you to keep your overheads low and avoid the up-front expense and delay associated with the recruitment of permanent staff.

Most importantly, there are no fixed “call off” rates for contract staff at Hillman Saunders. Mainly because pay rates vary according to prevailing market forces as well as the skills and level of experience you require.

Senior Appointments

Hillman Saunders’ Senior Appointments team are experts at finding and placing top level talent in a wide range of organisations across industry sectors and functions.

Our search and selection process ensures that only the most qualified candidates are identified and matched to a client’s specific role. In today’s competitive landscape attracting and retaining the right people in the right position is the most important contributing factor to a company’s success.

Hillman Saunders’ approach relies on understanding our client’s business goals and objectives and how candidates are expected to contribute towards them. Our initial face to face discussion can be highly consultative; covering requirements and how the appointee will contribute to your success, what skills, experience and cultural fit are essential and the level of compensation that would be appropriate.

Based on your detailed brief we then recommend the most appropriate candidate resourcing strategy, as well as timescales and clearly identify any organisations that would be “off limits” when name gathering.

Where appropriate, we discuss the merits of advertising the vacancy, recommend media and write appealing copy to attract the right target audience. All copy must be subject to approval and can either incorporate a client’s branding or be completely neutral for those assignments which require complete discretion.

Hillman Saunders’ fees for senior appointments are 24% of salary package – a third value of the placement fee is charged on taking the assignment, a third on producing a suitable shortlist of potential candidates and a third when the successful candidate starts.

Managed Staffing

Hillman Saunders’ Managed Staffing Programmes are bespoke outsourced solutions for the supply and management of your contract workforce.

In partnership with you, we design and deliver a solution to act as the single point of contact for both your line managers and nominated recruitment agencies.

Cost savings are typically realised through a combination of the following features and benefits:

  • Dedicated and accessible account management.
  • One convenient channel for your Line Managers to place their requirements, leaving them free to concentrate on their core responsibilities.
  • Control of all supplying agencies through a single contact point including service level agreements, rate benchmarking & negotiations.
  • Modular software to manage the entire work flow & processes. Proactive resource planning. Consolidated management information.
  • Consolidated invoicing.
  • Shared cost saving initiatives.

Other Services


Our outplacement service typically involves providing Job search support to newly unemployed people who have been made redundant and Job Search Support individuals.


The service includes CV writing/improvement, interview techniques as well as counselling and skill assessments. We have staff who are NVQ qualified in advice and guidance as well as experienced professionals who understand today’s recruitment market.

Market Intelligence

We get you closer to your competition by peeling back the layers to unveil how that competition is structured and who’s behind their success (key individuals)

Market Intelligence

By targeting your named competitors we can map out how they function and how their human resources are deployed. Our bespoke research is honed to the level of granularity you require capturing names, job titles, remuneration, reporting and biographical information.

Custom Solutions

Our Custom Solutions are a selection of project specific services that can be utilised individually or in combination to increase quality, increase profit, increase control, and reduce risk.

Custom Solutions

Custom solutions are specifically designed to achieve one or more of the four key deliverables. Each one is either a new unique concept and process or a commercially efficient derivative of an everyday project need.


Employers – Our History

Hillman Saunders was established in 1989 to provide recruitment solutions for London market insurance organisations.

Since that time the company has grown considerably, branching out and establishing a name within Financial Services, and Office Support / Secretarial including all functions like HR and Marketing. As the organisation grew, so did our geographic reach and in addition to our head office, based in the City of London, we quickly established a presence nationwide.


In 2010, Hillman Saunders was acquired by and became a member of the Fusion People group of companies.

Fusion People were keen to nurture the boutique nature of the organisation whilst offering greater network coverage, complimentary recruitment specialities and a comprehensive office network spanning the country. Therefore with a proven track record of growth and development, Fusion People are dedicated to continual expansion in terms of specialisation and regional coverage. Most importantly, they are a leading independent recruitment company comprised of smaller individual brands each offering specialists expertise within their core markets of Construction, Property, Engineering, Industrial, Financial Services, IT and Training.