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About us

We’re global change-makers on a mission to change the HR recruitment industry by building incredible teams with the People and Talent functions that drive ambitious businesses.

Revolutionising the
HR function

The HR industry has transformed in recent years. Post-COVID and the global financial crash, the spotlight has been on Chief People Officers and People teams who play a critical role in proactively driving a business' culture and growth plans forward. People teams are now an integral and critical function. The shift has been significant, moving human resources from a supporting role to a strategic value driver and part of the senior decision-making of a business.

We have created a globally connected team of experts across the core HR functions of Reward and People Analytics, HR infrastructure, and People and Talent to not just navigate this change, but revolutionise it.

Our team is renowned for their market intelligence and established networks of leading homegrown and international HR professionals. As the trusted advisor to some of the world’s most exciting businesses in Finance, Commerce and Industry, Private Capital and Technology, we have sought-after career opportunities from junior hires to C-Suite leaders that inspire.

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Making HR
recruitment simple

We do the basics brilliantly. Incredible HR recruitment begins with a people-centric approach. Our teams understand how to work with inspired individuals and high-growth businesses at pace finding the right people through a globally connected network of HR experts and an uncompromising dedication to their speciality.

Within our specialisms and tailored approach to providing search and hire solutions, we build exceptional talent pools and help you to make the right steps forward, not only in your choice of people but through the impact on your company culture.

Inclusive
recruitment

Making an exceptional team takes all kinds of people. We know that high achievers come from any background, and we are committed to supporting diverse talent with equal access and opportunities to a successful professional future.

Help us transform
HR recruitment

When you join Catalyst, you’ll be a part of a team revolutionising the HR recruitment experience and joining a network of global recruitment companies with unlimited opportunities.

If you have the talent, we have the bespoke learning and development, rapid career progression, and values-led culture to drive your success.

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The bigger
picture

As part of Kernel Global, alongside our sister companies Dartmouth Partners and Pure Search, we are an ecosystem of leading global recruitment firms, creating positive impact in our industries. Thanks to our innovation, strong reputation, and the fact that we love what we do, we can support ambitious growth at a pace that drives change. Our headquarter is in London, with global teams based in the thriving hubs of Frankfurt, Hong Kong and two US offices located in New York and Charlotte.

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clarity?

Where are you located?

We are headquartered in central London, close to the main train stations of Liverpool Street, Moorgate and City Thameslink. For local access we can be easily reached using the Central, Hammersmith and City, Northern and Metropolitan tube lines.

As a part of the Kernel Global group we have access to a global network of clients and candidates, allowing us to find the best talent without geographical restrictions. We search internationally for each role so we can assist you wherever you are in the world, with sister offices in Frankfurt, New York, Charlotte and Hong Kong.

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What type of roles do you recruit for?

We recruit for all levels within HR, with specialist knowledge placing senior and technical roles across Banking and Finance, Investor-backed businesses, Private Equity and Commerce industries. Our teams can help find your next permanent position or provide more flexible hiring solutions through interim or fractional roles. We have a global network of clients looking for full-time employees and flexible contractors, and a far-reaching collective of HR professionals ready to fulfil this.

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How do you support candidates in their job search?

We act as a partner, not just a recruiter, to help you achieve your goals. We ensure you feel supported and valued at every step of the recruitment process by delivering on our promises and having open and honest conversations. We are here to guide you through every stage—from the job application to ongoing support in your new role. We assist with interview preparation, offer negotiation and provide detailed feedback after each stage.

How do you support clients in their hiring process?

When recruiting your next employee, we become an extension of your team. We approach each search as if we were hiring for our own company, and we keep you regularly updated with meetings and feedback. Our specialist interim team can support you with short-term or contract hires and handle all the referencing and compliance components. Whatever role you’re searching to fill, we deliver the best possible experience and create long-term partnerships.

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Ready for that
exceptional role?

Whatever your next HR career move, we’re here to find the role where you will make the greatest impact and guide you through the whole process. Let’s find your next opportunity together.

Ready for that exceptional candidate?

Building teams that will transform your business starts with the right people. Our global professional network of HR expertise is where to start. Let’s discuss building the team you need.

Let’s talk

Want to speak with us about something else? Whatever your query, talk to one of our team members, and let’s find the right way forward.