We do things

differently

Join Talent was founded specifically to provide a new, better breed of service to businesses needing expert support with hiring & engaging the talent they need.

Whether through hands-on delivery of your recruitment or strategic consultancy to build successful teams & solutions, our team is exclusively manned by experts with deep in-house experience who are able to get to the root of your challenges.

HOW IT WORKS

Our plug-and-play recruitment model is designed to adapt and flex to your peaks in demands for talent throughout the year, ensuring you always have the capability to deliver your recruitment needs – without the need to over invest in your internal TA team. 

OUR Solutions

Sourcing

Attract Talent

Consulting

KNOW Talent

Implementing

Transform Talent

Search

find Talent

Sourcing

Attract Talent

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OUR PEOPLE

Join Talent is a group of over 200 individuals and led by a renowned team of experienced talent acquisition specialists.

Get to know the Leadership Team:

Our people are impressive,

but great skills without equally outstanding tools will not produce the best results.

As a result, Join Talent leads the Project RPO sector in terms of a tooling investment. Through partnerships with market-leading tools, acquisition of partial ownership in key platforms, and the development of our own bespoke tooling, has resulted in an investment of over £1.25m in technology so far, with a further £800k aligned to the 22/23 roadmap.

Our Recruitment Tech Stack includes:

Join Talent delivered in 4 months what we thought was going to take 18 - and to a really high quality.

They also helped us to define and implement a whole host of improvements to our TA model and processes. Their partnership into our business was seamless.

CFO – Frontiers

We could not be happier.

For the first time we now know what a truly professional set up and execution looks like for hiring. The quality of the Join Talent team has been fantastic, and the results speak for themselves.

CFO – SellerX

We are beyond impressed.

We have been delighted with the quality of the outcomes and the intelligence, pace and professionalism Join Talent brought to the project. They also helped us to define and implement a whole host of improvements to our TA model and processes. Their partnership into our business was seamless.

Director of Talent Acquisition – Deloitte

We ended up with results we just wouldn’t have been able to achieve without Join Talent.

We engaged Join Talent to help us review our TA transformation strategy and develop our go-forward roadmap and we were really impressed with the intelligence and insights they brought to the table. .

Head of Talent Acquisition – Wise

the calibre of the results were so strong that we have gone on to build a lasting relationship with Join Talent.

We initially engaged Join Talent to lead on a review and build of our Talent Acquisition strategy, using AGILE methodology.

HR Director – AXA

OUR Clients

Local expertise, Global coverage

We are a remote organisation and our team operates across 17 countries and 5 continents.

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Local expertise, Global coverage

We are a remote organisation and our team operates across 17 countries and five continents.

Insights

The war for talent just changed – did anyone notice?

2015 - 2019 were crazy years for recruitment teams. The bounce back from the financial crash was well embedded, the world had become a huge 'start up nation' with founders surfing the waves of government and VC cash flowing down the streets of Shoreditch, and world...

KISS (keep it simple, stupid)

I’ve been meaning to write this for quite some time, but never really got around to it. Maybe it’s been worth the wait, maybe not, but finally decided to put this together so here goes. Over the years I’ve worked with and in a few different Talent Acquisition...

Successfully changing roles during the pandemic

If you had described the world today to me back in January, I would have said it was from a science fiction novel. The sheer level of transformative change that has been imposed on the world over the last six-months has been astonishing and from everything that we can...
Katrina Hutchinson O’Neill
CEO & Co-Founder

Katrina has over 20 years of experience spanning internal management consultancy, large-scale operations leadership (including Amazon, Cisco) & Talent Acquisition leadership (Reed, HCL, RBS, Nationwide). Katrina is well known on the global stage as a thought leader in the talent acquisition sector, and a sought-after speaker at Talent conferences.

Katrina is the original founder of Join Talent and continues to lead the business as CEO. She was awarded the title of ‘Recruitment Leader of the Year’ in 2018 by Recruiter Magazine and was awarded the title of Start-up Entrepreneur of the year 2021 at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Kevin Blair
CTO & Co-Founder

Kevin is an experienced entrepreneur with interests in several companies, and additionally has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of Talent Acquisition Leadership roles including IBM & Cisco. He has a broad network globally and is well-known and respected as a thought leader in the Talent Acquisition space, as well as being a sought-after speaker at Talent conferences.

Kevin, a long-standing professional acquaintance of Katrina’s, joined the business as Co-Founder and CTO in January 2020 and has partnered in growing the business from that point onwards.

David Tully
Managing Director - Global Enterprise Accounts

David has over 18 years of experience in various guises of Talent Acquisition with companies such as Adecco, Atos, Pontoon, Cielo, Sopra Steria and Resource Solutions.  Having worked in agency, in-house, Search, RPO and advisory, David brings a unique perspective to Join Talent’s partnerships.

With a previous career as General Manager in Health & Wellbeing, he has also worked and partnered with various sectors including Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services, Public Sector and Life Sciences.

David joined in Aug ’22 our ELT as Managing Director to oversee our Global Enterprise Accounts.

Al Frater
Chief Growth Officer

Al is a highly driven sales leader and Business Psychologist with 20 years of experience and proven track record growing businesses and building high-performing sales teams.

Annie Leach
Chief People Officer

 

Louise Wrench
Director of Consultancy Solutions & Network Engagement

 

Georgia Hearn
Director of Client Success

Georgia has nearly 20 years of RPO leadership experience, mainly working for Manpower where she was responsible for overseeing the day to day recruiting processes for RPO Contracts for a broad range of clients within their Talent Solutions business.

Lee Harding
Director of Recruitment Enablement

Lee is a Talent Acquisition Leader with a strong track record in delivering innovation to reduce hiring costs, drive efficiencies and deliver quality talent.  Commercially focused, Lee formerly Co-Founded and successfully scaled a Recruitment SaaS business raising over £1m in funding.

Nicole Jardim
Head of Business Operations & Company Secretariat

Nicole was employee No.1 at Join Talent, joining in Q1 2019 initially as EA to CEO and being promoted in 2021 to Head of Business Operations.

Melissa Crijns
Managing Director of Search Practice

Melissa leads our Search division and brings over 20 years of Global Search, Mapping, Insights and Consulting experience to the table.

She’s held leadership roles with several executive search firms, as well as in-house TA leadership roles at the likes of Oracle, Workday and Zuora.

Having worked in-house and externally, Melissa brings a unique perspective on Search, as she’s been both a client and consultant.

Sean Meredith
Chief Financial Officer

Sean is a Chartered Management Accountant with international experience in leading finance and accounting teams to meet global strategies and internal service requirements. Sean has a strong compliance acumen and drives value through efficient systems development and highly commercially focussed business partnering. He is also experienced at leading into new markets.

Alex Dootson
VP of Growth & Client Solutions

 

Katrina Hutchinson O’Neill
CEO & Co-Founder

Katrina has over 20 years of experience spanning internal management consultancy, large-scale operations leadership (including Amazon, Cisco) & Talent Acquisition leadership (Reed, HCL, RBS, Nationwide). Katrina is well known on the global stage as a thought leader in the talent acquisition sector, and a sought-after speaker at Talent conferences.

Katrina is the original founder of Join Talent and continues to lead the business as CEO. She was awarded the title of ‘Recruitment Leader of the Year’ in 2018 by Recruiter Magazine and was awarded the title of Start-up Entrepreneur of the year 2021 at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Kevin Blair
CTO & Co-Founder

Kevin is an experienced entrepreneur with interests in several companies, and additionally has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of Talent Acquisition Leadership roles including IBM & Cisco. He has a broad network globally and is well-known and respected as a thought leader in the Talent Acquisition space, as well as being a sought-after speaker at Talent conferences.

Kevin, a long-standing professional acquaintance of Katrina’s, joined the business as Co-Founder and CTO in January 2020 and has partnered in growing the business from that point onwards.

David Tully
Managing Director - Global Enterprise Accounts

David has over 18 years of experience in various guises of Talent Acquisition with companies such as Adecco, Atos, Pontoon, Cielo, Sopra Steria and Resource Solutions.  Having worked in agency, in-house, Search, RPO and advisory, David brings a unique perspective to Join Talent’s partnerships.

With a previous career as General Manager in Health & Wellbeing, he has also worked and partnered with various sectors including Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services, Public Sector and Life Sciences.

David joined in Aug ’22 our ELT as Managing Director to oversee our Global Enterprise Accounts.

Al Frater
Chief Growth Officer

Al is a highly driven sales leader and Business Psychologist with 20 years of experience and proven track record growing businesses and building high-performing sales teams.

Annie Leach
Chief People Officer

 

Louise Wrench
Director of Consultancy Solutions & Network Engagement

 

Georgia Hearn
Director of Client Success

Georgia has nearly 20 years of RPO leadership experience, mainly working for Manpower where she was responsible for overseeing the day to day recruiting processes for RPO Contracts for a broad range of clients within their Talent Solutions business.

Lee Harding
Director of Recruitment Enablement

Lee is a Talent Acquisition Leader with a strong track record in delivering innovation to reduce hiring costs, drive efficiencies and deliver quality talent.  Commercially focused, Lee formerly Co-Founded and successfully scaled a Recruitment SaaS business raising over £1m in funding.

Nicole Jardim
Head of Business Operations & Company Secretariat

Nicole was employee No.1 at Join Talent, joining in Q1 2019 initially as EA to CEO and being promoted in 2021 to Head of Business Operations.

Melissa Crijns
Managing Director of Search Practice

Melissa leads our Search division and brings over 20 years of Global Search, Mapping, Insights and Consulting experience to the table.

She’s held leadership roles with several executive search firms, as well as in-house TA leadership roles at the likes of Oracle, Workday and Zuora.

Having worked in-house and externally, Melissa brings a unique perspective on Search, as she’s been both a client and consultant.

Sean Meredith
Chief Financial Officer

Sean is a Chartered Management Accountant with international experience in leading finance and accounting teams to meet global strategies and internal service requirements. Sean has a strong compliance acumen and drives value through efficient systems development and highly commercially focussed business partnering. He is also experienced at leading into new markets.

Alex Dootson
VP of Growth & Client Solutions