At Ashford Benjamin, we recognise that candidates are also our clients. The most common complaints we have heard over the decades we have been in the legal recruitment and compliance recruitment industries, are that candidates feel they do not get a personalised service, their needs are not taken seriously, and there is a feeling the candidate is "just a number" and the consultant would prefer to put him/her into the first legal job or compliance job that comes along, as opposed to the best job for that person.
We are firmly focused on helping the right professional into the right job for him/her and the employer. This is why we will take the time to thoroughly understand your needs before discussing the search on which we have been mandated, and will only consider you for short list if the opportunity is the right match for your motivations. We do not want to waste your time by putting you forward to "make up the numbers".
Unlike most other search firms, and again, due to our unique approach and structure, we are also happy to help selected candidates with their job searches. Our reputation and length of time in the market means our expert advisors have close relationships with the majority of senior decision-makers in their specialist areas. This means we are ideally positioned to give you impartial advice on the next step in your career and represent you to a number of selected opportunities to give you the best chance of success.
We also maintain long-term relationships with legal professionals and compliance professionals, regularly consulting on salary advice, the recruitment market and trends we see in the future. This means we can advise when it is a good idea to move, and, sometimes more importantly, when it is not a good idea to move. Our mission is to see the best legal and compliance professionals in the best legal jobs and compliance jobs for them, which is a responsibility we take very seriously.