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Global executive search & interim management firm.

We're the talent acquisition partner of choice for some of the world's biggest companies. We become an integral part of their business by building lasting relationships and acting as trusted strategic advisers.

Executive search and interim management is what we do, but understanding markets, organisations and people is how we do it. We live and breathe our client's world and work in complete collaboration with them. It means we're totally invested in every search and absolutely committed to doing whatever it takes to find the right talent.

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HW Global was founded in 2005 with the aim of disrupting the traditional executive search and interim management market, which was dominated by search firms trading on reputation rather than exemplary client service or successful delivery. We knew there had to be a better way of doing things and believed there was a significant gap in the market.

Our mission then was to create a dynamic and entrepreneurial search firm that had the commerciality to truly understand the needs of its clients and candidates, as well as the tenacity and determination to deliver on every single brief. This is still our mission today, and since 2005 we’ve continued to grow by attracting clients who value our fresh approach.

In 2019, HW Global became part of the HW Group, a collective of talent solutions specialists united behind one vision – to engage and hire the right people who can help businesses around the world solve complex challenges. The group offers a complete end-to-end talent solution, from executive search and interim management through to mid-management recruitment for consumer, financial, digital and tech businesses.

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Global reach, global expertise.

We partner with clients across the world in 70 countries and on every continent. We help them build culturally diverse teams that deliver results in mature and emerging markets, while at the same time taking exciting talent to new locations around the globe. But we're not stopping there. Our expansion will see us continue to push into new markets as we identify the leadership talent of tomorrow.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.


Candidates with diverse perspectives usually lead to better, richer and longer-lasting hires. It’s why our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is absolutely central to delivering best-in-class talent solutions for our clients. And why we have such an important role to play as agents for positive, anti-discriminatory change in global workplaces.

We incorporate diversity and inclusion initiatives at every stage of the hiring process for our clients, such as implementing the broadest set of search criteria possible and conducting blind CV presentations to reduce unconscious bias. We also challenge our client’s perspectives on hiring to encourage diversity and find the best talent possible, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, ability or background.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion is something we're always looking to improve too, so we're regularly active at conferences and events that champion diversity in the workplace. We also consult with a number of industry leader groups, such as 'Women in Manufacturing', whenever we're searching for candidates, and have built successful relationships with organisations such as the Executive Leadership Council.

In a search we recently undertook for a US-based tier 1 cosmetics company, we achieved a successful shortlist of diverse candidates.




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Environmental, Social
& Governance. (ESG)

Organisations are faced with new challenges every day when it comes to Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) standards. More and more companies are now recognising that in contrast to long-held beliefs, prioritising ESG performance is no longer an equivocal issue to remaining profitable long-term. It’s imperative. As such, the demand for sustainability leaders and talent has boomed.

Companies that aren’t making ESG a core part of their business strategy have already started to face a range of profit-threatening issues. These include a failure to attract investors, a drop in customer confidence and increasing government sanctions for environmentally harmful business practices. Not to mention the increased difficulty of attracting and retaining world-class talent.


of S&P 500 companies use ESG metrics in their incentive plans


of S&P 500 companies discussed ESG with shareholders in the last 6 months

We help our clients hire experienced and passionate leaders who can embed meaningful strategies that prioritise ESG across the business. Not only helping the organisation to do its part and mitigate potential profit-threatening issues but utilising ESG as a tool to enhance business performance and ensure the organisation's future profitability.

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