Recruitment isn’t a new concept and therefore we aren’t here to spin a yarn that we’re reinventing the wheel. However, there is a strong sense of negativity towards the recruitment sector so something is clearly broken.
It is our aim at Higher People to change this perception and to provide both jobseekers and businesses with a positive experience throughout their recruitment journeys.
We understand that many companies have had their fingers burnt when using recruitment agencies and we very much want to differentiate ourselves from the cut throat agencies.

5 reasons to work with Higher People

"Our aim at Higher People is to change the perception of recruitment and to provide both jobseekers and businesses with a positive experience throughout their recruitment journeys"

  • We are local. We are based in Lancashire and know the market landscape and talent within.

  • We meet ALL our candidates. We will never send a candidate for an interview that we haven't qualified in person.

  • We offer an industry leading 6 MONTH, 100% REBATE to give our clients peace of mind.

  • Our standards of delivering the best service are what define us.
  • We provide honest advice and support to both employers and candidates from CV advice to supporting your own recruitment processes.
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Higher People is a boutique recruitment agency based in the heart of Lancashire.. We specialise in connecting talented professionals with businesses and employers across the North West for permanent, temporary and contract positions.

We make it our job to immerse ourselves in the market by meeting individuals every week to learn and understand all the talent that is out there. What differentiates us is that our founder has two decades of internal and agency recruitment experience combined with six years spent in HR. Therefore, we like to believe we have a sound understanding of what good looks like.

Our goal is to provide value throughout the recruitment process to all our clients – be that companies who are recruiting or individuals who are looking for a new job. Ultimately, we want to build long-standing relationships and that can only be achieved by giving a superior service.

So what makes Higher People any different to the thousands of other recruitment agencies out there? It all comes down to the “WHY?” and reason Higher People was created. Our founder, Martin Drake, is the teller of this tale…

Having spent the first nine years of my working life in the recruitment industry I made the transition to HR, working firstly as a HR Business Partner and then as a HR & Recruitment Manager. In early 2016 I was seeking a new HR role and just found that the level of service I received from so many agencies to be disappointingly poor. None of those recruiters spent any time getting to know me as a Candidate, nobody asked to meet me or wanted to even conduct a video call with me, there was no advice given with regards to my CV, and when it came to getting feedback after my details had supposedly been submitted to vacancies not a single recruiter could be reached via the phone or email. As a jobseeker it was highly infuriating.
Therefore, Higher People was created to raise the bar in terms of how a recruitment agency should operate. Beyond the basics of matching jobseekers with vacancies it’s about building long-term relationships. This is achieved by communicating and staying in touch, giving honest and credible advice and feedback, and essentially adding value to the process.

I'd like to welcome you to Higher People and hope that we can work together to find your perfect candidate or role.

Martin Drake - Founder

Higher People Ltd
Registered in England
No. 12298466



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