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  • I would definitely recommend Grafton Haymes to both candidate and any employer seeking a HR professional.

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Paul for the last 8 years and always value his upmost professionalism, wealth of expertise and affable approach. Paul will be the first person I think of when seeking counsel and/or assistance in sourcing HR professionals.

  • Subsequently as a client (in the job that Paul had found for me), I was refreshed by his personal (and personable) approach to meeting my recruitment needs.

  • Paul was invaluable to me in securing my new role. He was pro-active, professional and knew the market I wanted to enter whilst being friendly and approachable – a perfect person to guide me through my move in-house.

  • “Thank you so much for everything, I’ve really enjoyed working with you. Such a refreshing change from the huge recruitment factories that don’t treat anyone as an individual! If any of my HR friends mention that they are on the lookout for their next role, I will certainly refer them to you.”

  • “I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you, that during my job search, you have been the most professional and respectful recruiter I have worked with. I am very grateful and look forward to working with you on any future opportunities that arise.”

  • They treat their candidates with respect, stay in regular contact and cares about making sure that they find the right opportunity. Their support during my job search was genuinely “consultative” and we have stayed in contact through a number of job changes.

  • Unlike a lot of mainstream agencies, Grafton Haymes demonstrated a high degree of integrity. They weren’t just interested in placing someone, but genuinely interested in ensuring, that the ‘fit’ was a perfect one. Grafton Haymes fully understood her brief and set expectations at the beginning of all our conversations.

  • Paul is an excellent Consultant and PA have used him several times to help recruit for their HR Manager roles. He listens to what we want, and understands our culture and as a result we’ve recruited three HR Managers through him.

  • Grafton Haymes are truly professional and experts in their field. They are extremely prompt and courteous in making regular updates and giving feedback. They pay attention to both the small details and the bigger picture.

  • I have valued my relationship with Grafton Haymes in the capacity of both client and candidate over many years. They have a deep knowledge of the recruitment market and works with integrity to match candidate to both job role and organisational culture.

  • Through working with Paul over several projects, he has been able to reflect individual facets of the team in the selection criteria for new members, supporting the development of a well rounded and effective team.

  • Paul Grafton’s knowledge of the industry, the people and the environment is second to none; he is professional, supportive and showed a high level of integrity, providing honest, well balanced advice and feedback every step of the way.

  • Grafton Haymes are without a doubt one of the best recruitment consultancy firms I have had the pleasure of working with to date. They recommended me for a Payroll Assistant role and were positively proactive throughout the recruitment process. I found this to be extremely useful in helping me to ultimately secure the position. I would recommend Grafton Haymes to everyone.

  • The whole experience was really positive as Grafton Haymes were so good at keeping in touch and keeping me up to date as and when she heard anything. I also really appreciated how flexible they were, in coming all the way out to see me where I used to work, to explain the role in person, and also ringing me in the evening (in the initial stages) so I didn’t have to worry about hiding in a meeting room to take the call away from my colleagues during working hours! I was so apprehensive about making the right move, but Grafton Haymes  really helped by explaining any concerns I had to the client which we were able to sort out. I really love the role I do now and the commute is so much easier, so thank you for helping me to make the right move.

  • From our first conversation, to my first day at work, Christine was supportive, knowledgeable and utterly reliable. She took the time to understand the type of role I was looking for, found an appropriate vacancy and gave sound advice on the role and company throughout the recruitment process.

  • I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support. There are many out there who call themselves consultants/associates – but they wouldn’t make you a decent shadow! And I intend to be very vocal about Christine McCorry whenever the situation arises.

  • We have always found Grafton Haymes to be professional and efficient and to provide honest opinion to help guide us on choices of candidate and to carefully manage our expectations.

  • Many thanks for your personalised and thoughtful candidate selection. It was clear that you had invested the time to really understand our requirements.

  • Paul Grafton helped us to find not one, but three, first-class Trainers who are currently delivering a Management Development Programme they wrote themselves. The reason I manage this team of top Trainers is because Paul recruited me into my position too!

  • During the years Grafton Haymes have proactively kept in touch with me and when I was looking for a new role, listened to my interests and needs, and gave advice on what was possible and where compromises may need to be made in the job search.

  • Grafton Haymes supported me through the recruitment process for obtaining my first new role in nine years. They were able to understand the industry demands and specifics of both the role and company they were recruiting for as well as my experience and career aims as a candidate.

  • When I went to Paul as a candidate, he was honest, realistic and supportive providing sound advice on viable career options and an accurate picture of the HR market.

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Grafton Haymes is a well respected consultancy for HR recruitment and search, operating nationally for over 10 years. We are totally committed to the HR sector, providing our outstanding services that help many HR job seekers and companies in need of the right HR professional. This service was built from a passion to positively impact the way in which professionals and companies find the right match.

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Why choose Grafton Haymes?


Grafton Haymes is a well-respected consultancy for HR recruitment and search, operating nationally and internationally since 2009. By working with Grafton Haymes, you can be confident that you are partnering with a reputable and experienced firm, with consultants who have more than 20 year’s experience in the sector, coupled with the CIPD qualification.

Passion For Positive Impact

Grafton Haymes has been built to positively impact the way HR professionals find the right solution, whether they are recruiting or looking for a new opportunity. We understand the investment taken by you when undergoing a recruitment process, and we are dedicated to find the best match for both parties, resulting in a very high success rate from the assignments we work on.

Expertise & Knowledge

With a strong knowledge of the most recent trends in the HR market, we offer an insight into the recruitment market when the time comes that you are looking. We value taking a personal approach and getting to understand your needs, whether you are a candidate or a company looking to hire your next HR person. By adopting the most creative and effective resourcing methodologies, your expectations through the recruitment process will be exceeded by our experience and ongoing support.

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Each month we have a guest blog item, from experts within the HR industry. We really encourage interaction with these blog posts, to help create more questions and answers about the latest trends in the HR market. Some of our guest bloggers include Sue Sjuve, Non-Executive Director and leading HR practitioner, Barbara Babcock, established international Coach and our experts from Starfish Coaching.