How we work

Helping board members and senior executives make their next move

Every individual is different and our service will reflect that – we give you a personal service that is right for you.

Indefinite support

You will have a dedicated, experienced, peer level consultant working with you for as long as it takes to find your next role. They will be available whenever you need them and can meet you at a location to suit you. There is no set number of meetings or time duration.

A personal and bespoke service

Many senior executives tell us they get frustrated by a lot of the outplacement service offerings in the market as they feel they are being ‘processed.’ Our senior executive level service is driven by your needs. Whether you are looking for another similar role, become a non executive director, establish a portfolio career or set up your own company, the service will be tailored to meet your specific goals.

Access to competitive intelligence

Connor will provide you with access to a competitive intelligence database via the online Connor career centre. This contains competitive insight, financial reporting, and news articles, as well as senior executive contacts for every limited company in the country. Get the inside track on companies and see who is already in your network via LinkedIn, giving you an ‘unfair advantage’ when it comes to targeting potential employers and when conducting due diligence prior to interviews.

Proactive not reactive

Connor will work closely with you to create and drive interest in you, rather than purely reacting to those roles that are already in the public domain. Connor has developed a networking strategy that allows executives to make best use of your network, as well as tapping into over 300 decision makers within our network who we can introduce you to where appropriate. We also work on a targeted approach, which is in essence a ‘reverse headhunt’, where we work together to identify and approach potential employers direct. This approach is particularly successful as it cuts out the substantial recruitment agency fee for someone of your level that could well have been an obstacle, it minimises the competition and allows you to demonstrate your competencies in the way you go about securing your next role.

Peer level support

You will be peer matched with one of our consultants who like you has a senior business background. They will be a highly experienced outplacement, executive and career coach. It is vital that the consultant understands your world so they can give you insight as to how to stand out from the competition in securing your next role.

Practical job search materials

Over more than 25 years we have developed a body of practical materials designed to assist in your job search. These include a comprehensive outplacement manual, packed with useful tools and insights, as well as competency based interview questions, proven salary negotiation tactics and psychometric profiling tools.

Onboarding in your new role

Our service includes support during the first 90 days in your new role. We help you to take a proactive approach to your new career – enabling you to own your induction process helping you to perform better, faster. By focusing on topics such as your objectives, how success is measured and understanding the key stakeholders in your new role, we will not only minimise the risk of leaving during your probationary period but also ‘fast track’ the time it takes for you to be productive in your new role.

Why Connor?

With over 25 years of expertise, Connor consultants know the marketplace inside-out. We have the deep industry knowledge, understanding and resources to manage even large-scale, global outplacement programmes. We also offer programmes to support individuals in other stages of career transition, from career break returners to those considering retirement.

We’re proud to be different to other outplacement companies. When you work with Connor, you receive

  • Face-to-face outplacement support for as long as you need it – our unique promise.
  • Tailored outplacement programmes that benefit the individual and the business.
  • Unlimited access to psychometric tools, as well as our acclaimed Connor career centre.
Client stories

Billy Park

"It's the best thing I've ever done in my life. I couldn't have done this without Connor."
Client stories

Bertil Videt

"I have been impressed with the professionalism of how I have been supported throughout the process, including settling into my new leadership position."
Client stories

Pascal Deleu

"Connor were very focused on the individuals needs of each person and within 6-8 months nearly all of the staff have been able to obtain new roles within the salary ranges they were expecting."
Client stories

Matt Stevens

"I would fully recommend this process to anyone who is going through a career transition."
Client stories

Derek Cribb

"I knew that finding a new role at a senior level would take a considerable amount of time; Connor's proposition, and their unlimited support, really appealed to me."
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