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Since our inaugural year, we have helped hundreds of companies around the world identify and attract executive HSEQ & Sustainability leaders that have driven cultural transformations across every sector.

Our search methodology guarantees that we leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of identifying the individuals who can achieve our clients’ goals, providing key insights into salaries, market sentiment and candidate motivations.

​​​“As a global company, part of our challenge was to find someone with the right blend of leadership capability, technical EHS knowledge and proven ability to operate in different countries and cultures. One of the biggest challenges was achieving this within a very tight timeline. ​The team were able to accommodate this; providing us with a credible shortlist, setting up telephone interviews and getting the final candidates to interview within one very busy week. The result was that engagement to start date was achieved within 8.5 weeks. Throughout the whole process the team kept me updated with their progress and delivered what they promised. I would have no hesitation in using Shirley Parsons’s services for HSEQ positions in the future.”

Elaine Bagley, HR Director

​​​“We were looking for a specialist firm to execute a confidential search for a Director of Quality, Health & Safety, Environment to lead a transformation of our current safety culture from reactive to proactive. ​Shirley Parsons was supportive in executing this search in an efficient manner and responded very well to our needs. Shirley Parsons were also able to help us refine the requirements to ensure we target the right candidate.”

Luzius Wirth, CEO of Swissport UK&I

​​​​​“Shirley Parsons provided outstanding support during two recent searches, both of which resulted in hiring new top-talent safety employees. ​The candidates presented by the Shirley Parsons team had the depth of experience, leadership, and technical skills that we were looking for, and Shirley Parsons guided us through the process in a professional manner. We appreciated the partnership with Shirley Parsons in filling these two critical roles.”

Mike Formaini, VP of HSE & Quality

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Search Methodology

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If you are looking to make an executive hire, gaining a thorough brief for a role is the critical first step in our process for identifying top talent for your business.

We hold exploratory conversations with key stakeholders across your organization to develop an in-depth understanding of your company’s goals, culture and candidate preferences.

If the details of a position are unknown, we will work collaboratively with you to draft a job specification based on your needs and the key business outcomes you would expect from a successful appointment.

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Once we have a thorough brief for a search, the Shirley Parsons team begins developing a map of the talent landscape, utilizing our proprietary database of knowledge and holding discussions with relevant professionals, organizations and associations in your target market.

This process generates extensive industry and competitor benchmarking data that we use to further refine our search criteria and align expectations with reality.

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Building on our research, we begin proactively and persistently approaching candidates that match the search criteria, often including hundreds of individuals that, on paper, meet the requirements for a role.

Potential candidates then undergo a rigorous Shirley Parsons interview process to assess whether they possess the acumen to drive your business forward whilst also meeting your cultural requirements.

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Over the course of a couple of weeks, we gradually refine a shortlist of 4-6 candidates who are the best match for your organization based on cultural, leadership, performance, team and integration fit.

We compile comprehensive profiles for every shortlisted candidate we submit for your review, providing specific information on their current situation, past achievements and future aspirations.

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We remain engaged throughout your interview process, providing two-way feedback between candidates and your hiring committee, and radically reducing your time-to-hire to as little as 2 months from our initial discovery call.

Partner with Shirley Parsons for Executive EHS & Sustainability Talent

Partnering with Shirley Parsons for your executive search needs can give your business a competitive edge. Our specialised expertise in the industry allows us to understand your organisation's unique challenges and opportunities. With our tailored search methodology and extensive industry knowledge that expands globally, we can help you identify and attract top talent that will drive cultural transformations and advance your corporate HSEQ and Sustainability strategies.

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Find Your Next Career Move with Shirley Parsons

Choosing to partner with Shirley Parsons for your next career move can be the key to unlocking new opportunities for growth and impact. Our deep understanding of the industry and commitment to finding the right cultural fit means we can connect you with companies that align with your values and goals. With our rigorous search methodology and comprehensive support throughout the interview process, you can be confident in making the right move for your career.

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Speak with a Shirley Parsons Consultant Today.

If you are looking to hire an executive leader in the EHS industry or are a senior Health, Safety, Environmental, or Quality professional seeking your next career move, partnering with Shirley Parsons can be the smart choice. Our specialised expertise and tailored search methodology have a proven track record of success, delivering exceptional results for multinational organisations and SMEs. Click here to speak with one of our consultants and learn how we can help you achieve your goals. Or click the button below to browse our vacancies.

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Meet The Team

  • Chloe Howard

    Chloe Howard

    Divisional Leader, Shirley Parsons Canada

  • Shelby Kelly

    Shelby Kelly

    EHS Recruiter

  • Kelly Leong

    Kelly Leong

    Talent Consultant

  • Viktor Shalaev

    Viktor Shalaev

    EHS Talent Consultant

  • Jordan Howran

    Jordan Howran

    Talent Consultant

  • Fairuz Nawar

    Fairuz Nawar

    Talent Consultant

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