Hunter Healthcare is the fastest-growing provider of executive search services to the healthcare sector, and for good reason.
We eschewed the database-centred, search-lite and transactional method that seems to have become the norm in today's fragmented and competitive recruitment industry. Instead, we listened to the market and built a business model that truly meets clients' needs: one that is led by people with industry knowledge, underpinned by innovative research and market intelligence, committed to high-quality due diligence, highly personalised and focused on long-term partnership working.
This response to the healthcare market's need has seen us flourish. Thanks to an enviable rate of repeat business and the significant momentum of new clients connecting with our approach, we have two well-established arms to our search business: a corporate board practice and a non-executive director practice. Following client requests to fill a perceived gap in the clinical space, we have also recently launched a clinical search practice.
We focus on one sector and one sector alone. We are committed to healthcare and operate right across this landscape to support local, regional and national requirements in both commissioning and provider settings. This channelled energy gives us optimal knowledge of the public and private healthcare markets.
The strength of our business lies not only in having a single focal point but in the diversity of our team. Between us, we have experience of working within a number of NHS providers and commissioners, the Department of Health and some of its arm's-length bodies. This experience has provided us with a vast network of contacts far more powerful than any database and, importantly, enables us to engage with clients and candidates in a meaningful way, using their language. In addition to our in-house expertise, our market knowledge is underwritten by the support and guidance of our advisory board of healthcare system leaders.
Research & intelligence
In light of the constantly evolving map of top talent in the healthcare sector, it is wholly insufficient to rely on a candidate database, advertising and a cursory search to achieve quality results. With each and every assignment, we start with a blank canvas and listen to the client's needs in order to inform our research – the bedrock of quality headhunting. Our highly specialised research team then applies its deep understanding of quantitative methodologies to explore exhaustively the candidate market and unearth candidates who would be missed by an over-reliance on conventional techniques.
Quality executive search needs robust research to be overlaid by a pipeline of market intelligence. At Hunter Healthcare, we have created a strong interface between our executive team and our interim practice, which provides the leading executive interims across the healthcare sector. This link is not the accepted wisdom in our industry – many firms do not even have an interim practice – but our access to this very senior resource is a powerful asset and has regularly provided valuable insights into the performance, capability, strategy and operating style of many trust boards. This intelligence has, in turn, allowed us to predict more confidently the professional and behavioural traits of candidates who will fit within a culture. We believe this is another strong market differentiator.
Delivery & service
We are totally committed to delivering the right result for our clients. We know, from years of recruitment experience, that success is best achieved by providing a rigorous and heavily tailored process and by laying the foundation for long-term, collaborative partnerships through honesty and openness. Our senior people will not just be at sales pitches and kick-off meetings – they will be working in earnest for you to deliver on agreed expectations. And it is with that level of integrity that we run our whole business.
The next edition of this series entitled ‘What Makes a Top CIO?’ will be published soon. For further information please contact our Head of Technology & Informatics,
Tom Hodges at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next phase of research will explore the role of clinical leadership across the health and social care spectrum, with insights from commissioning and provider organisations. In addition to these broader questions, we will also examine the role of clinicians in the successful integration services asking, what kind of clinical leadership do integrated care organisations require?
If you are interested in participating in our research or finding out further information please contact our
Head of Research, Adam Connelly on: email@example.com or alternatively please call:
020 7935 4570.