Ben Walker joined the Livingston James Group in 2013. With over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Ben has advised on appointments across all senior leadership roles and from South Africa to the USA and Turkey to India – and most countries in between. We talk to Ben about his time with Livingston James.
“I really value the time that I have spent working across multiple industries, geographies and sectors during my career in recruitment. Each new role requires me to understand the individual client, to get under the skin of the business to ensure an appointment that has real impact.
“At Livingston James, our approach is far from transactional. Our role is to act as true consultants, challenging our clients and candidates in order to secure the best outcome for their businesses and their careers. We are honest, transparent, and accurate, focusing on the detail to get the right result.
“Sincerity and integrity underpin my approach with clients and candidates. Livingston James is a purpose and values led business. Ensuring our business actions reflect our values helps us to meet our purpose as an organisation. Our values provide guidance, and each has its place whether you are dealing with the CEO of a multinational organisation or checking in with colleagues to see that they have the support they need in challenging times.
“The key to building a successful career in recruitment is to always focus on the relationships. Be transparent with clients and candidates, offer thorough and honest feedback and advice, and be mindful of the true importance of people’s careers. Making the right appointment is about more than just filling a role, it’s about adding real value in order to have a positive impact for all involved.”