Finding Talent

Let's Talk Growth.

Initial Discussions

Before representing your business in the market, we will discuss your hiring requirements, assess company growth plans and gain relevant insight to position ourselves as viable advocates for your business, in line with what you want to achieve. We will agree upon your expectations of us, our expectations of you and agree our commercial terms including the timescales, fees and ‘what ifs’.

When considering working with Boxtree, please appreciate that we also have expectations of who we partner with. You will also need to commit to a smooth recruitment process, effective feedback deadlines and ethical treatment of our candidates and confidential representations. It is not unusual for us to implement confidentiality agreements and or NDAs to ensure the highest standards of consultancy with disclosures. 

Headhunting & Sourcing

Once we have bought into your culture, strategy and objectives, we take on the role of an external extension of your talent acquisition efforts. Unlike some other recruiters, we don’t just sit around waiting for applications to come through to us. The majority of our candidates are sourced through headhunting - after all, the best candidates often have their head down delivering their objectives. Boxtree hold the largest social media presence of any insurance consultancy in the United Kingdom and as such are the only choice for technical appointments, headhunting and sourcing efforts.

Technical Interviewing

We are primarily trained in technical insurance over recruitment. As such, once we have shortlisted candidates, we technically vet and interview them at hiring manager level to assess ability, ensure diversity and position ourselves into a confident position whereby that candidate is the ideal fit. Cultural fit and technical ability are our key drivers with interview success.

We don’t believe in CV-shovelling; as your consultants, we should be responsible for the hard-work in the hiring process. After screening all candidates, we narrow our shortlist down to the best in class. Don’t expect to receive more than three candidates; do expect to struggle when it comes to picking which candidate to offer.

Compliance & Referencing

With risk mitigation and the highest level of trust from insurance professionals across the UK, our integrity is at the heart of everything we do. To avoid the cost of bad hire, we only represent candidates whom we seek explicit consent from to represent them. This is something that should be commonplace within the recruitment industry, but unfortunately is not. Not only do we obtain explicit consent from each candidate we represent, but we also ensure they have the right to work in the UK by undertaking identification checks prior to interview stage. With the candidate's consent, we also obtain market references to ensure that they are exactly what they portray themselves to be. We only represent the best in class.

Making Introductions

At this stage, we are ready to introduce between one and three candidates that are clear contenders for consideration. After seeking mutual availability, we will arrange interviews between yourself and the candidates and ensure you are well prepared with how best to entice that candidate into your business.

After any interviews have taken place, we will speak to both parties to obtain feedback, adhering to our 12-hour promise. We promise that candidates will receive interview feedback in 12-hours or less following their interview and any breakdown in this process results in a breakdown of our commercial agreement. Following fantastic feedback from both parties, we move to become your broker. We take the seat in negotiation of contract, package and ensure well received negotiations at every stage. The most important part of getting a suitable candidate to this final stage, is getting them across the line.

Aftercare

How many recruitment companies do you never hear from again, especially when something doesn’t quite work out? Our market leading aftercare framework not only ensures smooth long-term employment and avoidance of a bad hire, but it also ensures that any constructive feedback from onboarding is relayed for positive adjustment internally. We won’t disappear once we have placed a candidate into your business. Periodic checks, early understanding of mutual concerns and being open and transparent ensures that 100% of our placements remain in situ as a result of this process. We make sure you are happy. We make sure the candidate is happy.

Choose your Weapon!

Sophie Yates

After initially joining Boxtree as an administrator, Sophie has since joined the consulting team. With wonderful sense of humour, Sophie loves bringing the joys of life into all she achieves at work.

An expert headhunter, Sophie diligently ensures the professional representation of our firm daily but is also the envy of the office with her sweet tooth and calibre of snacks and treats!

Strengths

  • Technical headhunting
  • Working with brokers
  • Candidate care

 

Weaknesses

  • Can't resist dogs
  • Tempted by the biscuit tin
  • Partial to a tray of shots

24

Average Vacancy Fill Time in Days

5K

Number of People Reached via LinkedIn Connections

20

Average Days from Candidate Submission to Offer

2019

Joined Boxtree

Kelly Aplin

01702 746 776 | 07810 644 585

An experienced consultant at Boxtree, Kelly enjoys interacting with both clients and candidates, being able to fulfill their needs and effect a match for longevity. Kelly enjoys working within all aspects of insurance broking and underwriting, with particular interest in wholesale insurance.

Outside of work, when she isn't spending time with her son Bobby, you can find Kelly at a festival with a gin in her hand!

Strengths

  • Senior talent acquisitions
  • Team lifts
  • Wholesale insurance

 

Weaknesses

  • Partial to a cocktail happy hour
  • Frequently malfunctions her PC
  • Intolerant to any kind of dairy

£1.8M

Candidate Salaries Placed

4

Years at Boxtree

9.9K

Number of People Reached via LinkedIn Connections

20

Average Days from Candidate Submission to Offer

Toni Dines

0203 931 6293 / 07757 608246

On a mission to change ethics and professionalism within the recruitment industry, the founder of Boxtree has 10 years experience in insurance broking, moving through underwriting, claims and operational positions within the London market. Specialising in the professional risk of recruitment companies globally, historic appointments included Gallagher, JLT and Bluefin. Toni defines success in employers that achieve an empathetic, supportive and innovative culture. Senior search and selection, M&A opportunities and bespoke consultancy since 2015. Car enthusiast, keen traveller and a sucker for drinks in the sunshine.

Strengths

  • Hollistic business growth
  • Technical recruitment
  • Merger and acquisitions

 

Weaknesses

  • Wine in the sun
  • Handsome men
  • Designer handbags

13

Days from Candidate Submission to Offer (On Average)

12K

Number of People Reached via LinkedIn Connections

9

Years Experience in Insurance Prior to Founding Boxtree

Morgan Whittaker-Beecroft

0203 931 6294 | 07426 050839

A secretly brilliant baker, Morgan loves working with her Boxtree family and brings a sense of fun to the office (after her coffee, of course!). Since joining Boxtree in 2019, Morgan has been mentored by Toni Dines to ensure the highest level of technical understanding of the insurance industry. Morgan is very family orientated and works very hard to make her family proud. She aspires to be extremely successfully for her younger siblings, especially her sister Ava who certainly looks up to her as a role model.

 

Strengths

  • Boxtree's top headhunter
  • Building strong relationships with clients
  • New business development

 

Weaknesses

  • Loves a new pair of shoes
  • Always wants to change her hair colour
  • Can't resist giving her pup Rex treats

9.5K

Number of People Reached via LinkedIn Connections

22

Days from Candidate Submission to Offer (On Average)

£1.3M

Candidate Salaries Placed

Amy Brennan

01702 414886 / 07593 136 597

When she isn't on the slopes, Amy can be found working hard​ to match her candidates with their perfect roles. With years of experience within the recruitment industry, Amy's clients know they are in safe hands when working with her. Amy joins the Boxtree consultants within the insurance sector, working with brokerages and MGAs across the UK. Outside of the office, you can normally find Amy in the gym, dreaming of her next trip to Disney!

 

Strengths

  • Candidate consultancy
  • Quick vacancy fill times
  • Insurance broking

 

Weaknesses

  • Constantly snowboarding
  • Takes over the mic at a Christmas party
  • Can't resist a new gym set

14

Days from Candidate Submission to Offer (On Average)

1.9K

Number of People Reached via LinkedIn Connections

24

Average Vacancy Fill Time in Days

Millie Wagstaff

01702 969376 / 07519 380 083

​Meet Millie! One of our specialist consultants at Boxtree, she is family orientated and loves spending time with her pup. Known in the business for her quick offer turnaround times, Millie is excited to build relationships within the industry and grow in her career, particularly within the broking space.

When she isn't hard at work finding candidates their dream roles, you can often find Millie at a music festival, dancing away with her friends!

Strengths

  • Insurance headhunting
  • Candidate consultancy
  • Broking and London markets

 

Weaknesses

  • Pink gin
  • Geography
  • Parallel parking

10

Days from Candidate Submission to Offer (On Average)

2.4K

Number of People Reached via LinkedIn Connections

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