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Securing and retaining the best people for your organisation isn’t simple. A ‘one size fits all approach’ doesn’t work. That’s why our services – executive search, talent management and contracting – are delivered by industry specialists and designed to achieve the results you need.

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Energy

Upstream, midstream, downstream, renewables and nuclear

Infrastructure

Construction, power generation & distribution, utilities and transportation

Supply Chain

Shipping, airfreight, rail, road, ports & terminals and warehousing

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Services

Executive Search

Our global search practice connects you with the strongest leadership and technical talent

Talent Management

Talent strategies that deliver better business performance

Contracting

Experienced and technical talent: On-demand, on- time and on-going

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“James is an exceptional recruiter…James manages to read the value in people not necessarily evident in their resume, demonstrating a broad sector knowledge. His involvement is professional, personal and he cares about his work to an extent I have not seen with other recruiters.”

Vincent Lawless Director/Senior Project Manager at Maersk Oil

“I was referred to James Usher as someone with a refreshing angle to executive search and talent development. He turned out to be very helpful in testing my career aspirations and linking opportunities with credible candidates.”

Garry Mahoney Technical Authority at BP, North Sea Region

“I have known and worked with James for over 15 years. In all this time I have always appreciated his drive, get-it-done attitude and capacity for innovative yet practical solutions…”

Marc Roos HR Director at Guinea Aluminium Company

“…they have now recruited a variety of roles for me in the UK and Germany. Delivery quality has been exceptionally high but what sets them apart is their integrity. I can trust James and his team to carry out confidential assignments on my behalf and I know that they will always represent PecoFacet in a professional fashion.”

Graham Bradbury VP EMEA & APAC at PECOFacet

“…their expert knowledge of recruitment best-practice across a variety of sectors enabled us to design an optimal org chart for recruitment complete …. and by streamlining our PSL and bringing all agencies onto a single, consistent Service Level Agreement they helped us to achieve significant savings in external spend…”

Igor van den Essen Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations at APM Terminals (a Maersk Group company)

“The insight that Douglas Stuart have provided is excellent. They quickly and professionally reviewed our approach, provided cost effective and practical solutions and removed the burden of recruitment that our management teams had felt prior to their involvement.”

Mark Flanagan Managing Director at Shield Safety Group

“James provided invaluable input into defining the core objectives of the proactive talent acquisition initiative…He is a true professional with a wealth of experience and knowledge, who always goes beyond the immediate outcomes and is able to provide a consultative, results driven service that sets him apart from competitors.”

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Christer Hansen Head of Talent Management - IMEA and Global Talent Acquisition Lead at DAMCO (part of the Maersk Group)

“James and I have worked together on a number of executive search and talent mapping projects. James is a great sparring partner, professional, upfront and honest in his approach. With James the work is done professionally and he’s valued as a trusted partner.”

Nicole Raccanello Head of Recruitment at Maersk Oil

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