Connor hires new Head of Recruitment to launch their brand new recruitment service

We are excited to formally, and finally, announce the launch of our new Recruitment Process Service.

Following increased demand both in the market and from their customers, we have now launched an all-encompassing and cost-effective recruitment service that manages client recruitment processes, relationships, and bottle necks.

Becoming your retained resourcing management team for a defined pool of roles, or all roles, our recruitment experts get to know your business, your culture, and your practices, in order to solve those classic recruitment headaches!

From small projects to managing all your vacancies, our service adopts a 360-degree approach to recruitment, delivering a variety of benefits which can include: vast cost savings, brand protection, direct influence and open communications between recruiters and hiring managers, onboarding and administration of new hires, and a quality service aligned to your culture.

Heading up this new practice is our latest hire, Jon Sleightholme, who will lead the design, development, and delivery of our client solutions in this space.

Steve Foulger, Director for HR Services and Organisational Design said,

“I’m delighted we’ve secured Jon’s services. It’s an area I’m very passionate about and it’s clear that Connor has a track record of doing all the things that RPO encompasses. Jon is ideal to lead this for us. Our initial focus will be working with our existing and known customers, as the demand is huge here already, but this will rapidly expand as we start to develop the proposition and the team around Jon.”

With a 20-year track record in the people and HR space, Jon has held variety of senior positions and has experience across the full HR cycle; his true passion, however, lies in the acquiring and development of an organisation’s talent. He has worked both in-house and in agency positions in recruitment, which gives him a unique picture of the whole talent acquisition world.

A former international rugby player who has represented England 12 times and a qualified teacher, he brings a unique perspective and passion for all things people related within an organisation.

Jon explains,

“Connor has a 30-year track record of delivering excellence to its clients and we plan to continue that as we develop our suite of recruitment solutions to our client base and beyond. I have always been passionate about what makes teams and people tick and critically how to get the very best out of those individuals.

 The world of recruitment and talent acquisition is changing rapidly, and Connor will be at the crest of that wave of change and innovation for our clients.”

Fraser Silvey, Managing Director at Connor adds,

“2023 marks the start of a new venture for Connor and NFP. We know that RPO is a growing market, and we know it is something our customers are calling out for. With Jon at the helm utilising his extensive background and passion for HR and recruitment, we are convinced that we have something truly unique to bring into this space. We’ve kept him under wraps for a month but we’re ready were now ready to formally introduce him to you all!”

For over 30 years Connor has built a strong reputation for enabling people, leaders, teams, and organisations to perform at their best. To learn more about our recruitment service and how we can help to source, develop and retain critical talent for the future, give us a call on 01491 414010, or contact Jon directly at Alternatively, contact Steve Foulger by emailing


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