Search & Selection

CYER has a long established division dedicated to Search and Selection campaigns, typically for Senior Manager to Board level or other key appointments. This service has been built on years of ongoing research into the factors influencing a successful appointment (or otherwise) and also into what attracts and what deters applicants.  It is surprising how often small details have a big impact on success- we know what these are and focus on getting them right. We coordinate every aspect, from devising attractive Information Packs and advertisements through to organising the Selection Events and ensuring the appointed candidates settle into their new role well.

The CYER Search & Selection Division has an unrivalled track record of achieving successful appointment time after time, recruiting for the most respected and ambitious NHS leaders and the most successful organisations.  We have also successfully recruited for some of the most challenged organisations, the most difficult roles and the most remote locations, across the length of the UK.

We would be delighted to share with you comments and testimonials, from our numerous previous Search and Selection clients, explaining why they think our services are “exceptional.. outstanding...excellent... very impressed... strongly recommend... spoilt for choice... sound advice... extremely professional.”.

Yours is not just another vacancy

The one size fits all standardised recruitment approach adopted by some, will not ensure your vacancy stands out from the rest. Each CY campaign is a one off, best promoting your specific role, your unique organisation and your recruitment aims. We devise multifaceted strategies for each vacancy that will deliver recruitment solutions and exceed expectations.   Marketing the opportunity most effectively to the target audience, we are also very skilled in overcoming the off putting factors that might otherwise deter the best applicants. Continually reviewing effectiveness, we will adapt our approach to ensure we achieve desired results within often tight timescales.

Effective Headhunting processes

There are those who may try and pass a few telephone calls off as a head hunting exercise but nothing could be further from the truth. CYR has developed a unique 6 stage process to take each candidate from disinterested/unaware through to committed applicant.  Throughout the campaign you can view the detailed progress through these stages for a predetermined target candidate list.

“Approach the very best individuals in the market, not just those on the market”

New Talent

We at CYER are passionate about the unique challenges and opportunities working in the NHS continues to provide but it is clear that the NHS will need new talent streams, to overcome current and predicted skill shortages. CYER routinely carries out extensive searches for talent in other sectors, effectively identifying transferable skills, experience and attitudes to generate exciting new candidates and appointments. To be a long term success, other sector candidates need to have exceptional ability, which we have proven most able in identifying and nurturing.

To receive a detailed Proposal for your particular vacancy, without obligation and to read testimonials from leading Chief Execs, please contact

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