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We have been at the forefront of the legal, compliance & risk specialist recruitment industry since 1989. This longevity has enabled us to build an extensive network of clients and candidates who trust us. At the core of our business and success is our people - a team of expert recruitment consultants.
As a people business we understand that investing in our team is paramount to our success. We believe that one of the great aspects about working with us is that you get the benefit of a global leading brand and an entrepreneurial approach where individual talent is highly encouraged within the framework of a truly team based work environment.
We actively encourage our employees to consider working abroad in one of our 11 international offices and we are extremely proud of the fact that many of our recruitment consultants have done so. Several of our Partners who head the international offices, have worked for us in more than one country. This is testament to the fact that we are committed to making our workforce a truly global one.
We are part of The SR Group, a global specialist search and recruitment organisation. If you are interested in working for Taylor Root, please submit your CV below to our talent acquisition team or view the latest vacancies (you will be taken to The SR Group website).
Years in operation
Executive Director │ Head of Taylor Root North America
Executive Director │ Head of Taylor Root North America
Taylor Root was my first legal recruitment job after training to be a lawyer with Herbert Smith and I immediately felt at home. The company has a distinct culture; hardworking but laidback, friendly, professional and honest. I joined in London and moved out to Singapore soon afterwards to help open the new office. This was invaluable experience in launching into a new market and I was proud to see the office grow to become the leading legal search agency in SE Asia. I’m now leading the build-out of the brand in the North America market, so have relocated to New York, supported by our global leadership team in all our other offices.
Prior to going into recruitment, I worked in software sales for a global FTSE Tech company. A friend of mine who was doing really well in recruitment knew I was getting tired of driving up and down the M1 visiting various IT managers and so he suggested coming in for a meeting. Although I had not considered legal and compliance recruitment before I liked the fact that I would be working in a corporate environment, dealing directly with decision makers and hiring managers. I was also attracted by the opportunity to target clients and grow my desk in the way that I wanted. Read more about Miles here.
Lucy Taylor is a consultant in our London office and former qualified solicitor. After practising law for almost six years Lucy decided that she wanted a new challenge in her career, which would still make use of her legal knowledge. Read more about Lucy’s move from being a lawyer to a legal recruitment consultant. Read more about Lucy's change in career here.
We understand that each and every employee is different, and that what motivates and works for one person may not work for another.
We encourage you to work independently. You have the freedom to build your own client base and manage your own time all within a highly supportive team environment. We also don’t set KPIs. Instead, we evaluate performance holistically, looking at how best you can develop and build your skills.
All Taylor Root partners work as consultants, interacting with clients and more junior employees every day. This exposure to senior and experienced consultants accelerates your ability to learn on the job, ensuring someone is always on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Our comprehensive training programmes helps prepare all staff not only for their immediate job, but for a long career with Taylor Root. Plus, our Talent in Pipeline programme lets you know exactly what you need to do to achieve promotion.
Our Values of Authentic, Collaborative, Agile and Expert were chosen by our people. The images represent teamwork, wellbeing and health which are a key feature of our working culture.
We know different people have different stories to tell. We are passionate about our open, diverse and inclusive working environment.
We give honest feedback to ensure the best possible outcomes for the people we interact wtih every day.
From mobilising our global talent for an international search, to providing charities with access to our resources and networks, we recognise opportunities to support one another to achieve great outcomes.
Collaboration and team work are at the heart of everything we do.
A flexible approach, from brand and desk, enables us to focus on the specific needs of our markets.
We are transparent and present unique, tailored, mutually beneficial solutions to the challenges our clients and candidates face.
Our professionalism, maturity, deep market specialisation and quality of service enable us to deliver with a commitment to excellence.
We are trusted advisors and work with accountability and integrity.
We have been selected as Finalist in a number of awards, won a number of industry accolades and been highly accredited.
Some of our successes include the Great Place to Work quality seal in Germany, the Recruiter Investing in Talent Award for Most Effective Team Motivation Event for our Crazy 5 in Five event, the Recruiter Hot 100 , Recruitment International Asia awards for Legal Recruitment Company of the Year, and the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 list, ranking Britains mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the last two years.
Our social purpose programme enables us to leverage the incredible networks that we have built over the years and fully utilise the established resources we have available. We developed the agenda to have measurable results that positively impact our society and enhance individual personal development.
This includes our Volunteer Network pairing our expert candidates and clients with small charities; Expert Speaker Network showcasing the incredible work of the charities that we partner with; and Our Space is your Space giving charities free access to our meeting room space.
All of our people are invited to share their skills, interests and passions by volunteering for a cause they identify with, with everyone given a paid volunteer day.
Volunteering is a recognised stress-busting antidote to a busy day job and offers you the opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues away from the office, whilst making a valuable contribution to some amazing charitable organisations.
Volunteering compliments our wellness agenda and research shows altruism and stepping outside the' 9 to 5' as providing a feel-good factor and having a positive impact on emotional wellbeing. Good news if you hate the gym – you can get that buzz elsewhere!
Our commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion ensures all policies and procedures protect individual rights against discrimination. We have a proactive approach and all consultants receive training. We are proud of the inclusive and diverse culture that we have in all of our offices around the world.