Our Approach

Our highly-experienced in-house research and consulting teams work collaboratively to deliver the blend of talent that is right for your organisation. We listen carefully, challenge respectfully and invest time in truly understanding your requirements. We recognise the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion in every workplace and we commit to delivering shortlists of candidates who will broaden your employee demographic. The chances are that we will have experience within the sector, HR specialism or geography that is relevant to you but we treat every client and candidate as an individual. Trust us with your search requirements and we will partner with you to provide a flexible, responsive service that delivers talented people who will add real value to your organisation.

Our Services


We recruit permanent and interim HR professionals from Board Level HR Executives and senior leaders to mid-career emerging talent.

Our talent mapping services also identify external HR prospects for clients seeking a clear understanding of the market, benchmarks with existing HR talent in their organisations and a quick start on potential future searches.

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Our Clients

We are privileged to work as the trusted advisor and recruitment partner to a diverse client base from small, start-up businesses to large global corporations and from private equity to plc.

Our clients span all sectors from financial and professional services to manufacturing and R&D and from tech-enabled service businesses to leading pharmaceutical, FMCG, energy, media and public organisations.

We fill HR roles in the UK, Europe and The Middle East, with a US based specialist HR associate business across the Atlantic.

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Our Roles

Our recruitment experience covers the full spectrum of HR, including:

  • Chief People/HR Officers and Group, Divisional and Regional HR Directors
  • Heads of HR Operations and Centres of Expertise
  • HR Business Partners
  • Specialists in Recruitment and Selection, Talent Acquisition and Management, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Experience, Learning and Leadership Development, Organisation Development and Effectiveness, Reward and Performance, HRIS and Employee and Industrial Relations
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Mike Haffenden


Before establishing CRF, PARC and Strategic Dimensions, I had the privilege of working in Senior HR roles in the US and Europe with six major international businesses including Avon, Rowntree, Unilever and Hewlett Packard. Those who were successful had a clear and compelling strategy, fostered a high-performance team-based culture, set clear objectives, employed clever people, understood the importance of customers and learned from the evaluation of outcomes.

In CRF, PARC and SD we apply these principles in the delivery of our services. We’ve built an unrivalled international network and knowledge bank in the HR and People Management communities and provide the very best advice, resourcing, research, solutions and networking to our clients.

Mike Haffenden

Our Values

Client and candidate care is our primary concern and we are committed to building long-term relationships.

Candidates will be treated objectively, and with rigour, integrity and courtesy.

We work hard to understand the clients’ needs to ensure that the recruitment activity aligns with business plans and objectives.

We perform with impeccable levels of service and subscribe to the highest standards of ethical codes of practice and confidentiality.

We evaluate our work for effectiveness and continue communications post project delivery.

Our trained consultants and researchers act in accordance with all rules and regulations related to diversity. We are able to balance these legal obligations with the imperative to deliver shortlists of the best candidates and the best fit.

For more details of our corporate ethics and values, please visit our Privacy Policy.


Throughout the year we make donations to Charities nominated by our team members.

In the last 18 months CRF, PARC and SD have donated to the following Charities: