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About us

Escalate Recruitment is the recruitment arm of myHRdept, who are a boutique supplier of outsourced HR services based to the West of London, established in 2002.

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Find your dream job

HR, not surprisingly, but we also recruit for all support role. We’ve placed PA/Office Managers, marketeers, finance roles, even forensic scientists! We recruit for myHRdept’s clients (who span sectors – from celebrity chefs to the space industry) but also we’ll recruit for anyone who has a need that we can help with. Recruitment Executive Rob Ally has a particular interest in high tech vacancies, but the team cover all disciplines.

We’re HR people as well as recruiters. If you’re not a client already, we’ll review and update your employment contracts for free with your first recruitment. How many other recruitment companies do that?!

We have access to all of the main CV databases, giving us access to the broadest range of candidates (literally hundreds of thousands) we advertise all vacancies on the nation’s most popular job boards (free with exclusive vacancies) and we search using Linked In and other recruiter tools


Bill Larke

Former Coca-Cola HR Director Bill established HR Company myHRdept in 2002 and was joined by Catherine as co-director in 2005. myHRdept supports more than 100 clients across sectors who have reinforced Bill & Catherine’s belief that high quality recruitment services are few and far between. Escalate Recruitment was formed to provide high quality recruitment services to candidates and to clients, whether they be myHRdept clients or not.


Catherine Larke

Having left a corporate HR career in FMCG (Coca Cola, Rank Hovis McDougall) legal and heavy industry, Catherine became a Director of myHRdept in 2005, building the business from an on-line only platform to the boutique, high quality HR provider it is today. With experience of recruitment as a candiate, recruiting as an internal HRM & acting for myHRdept clients she was aware of the often poor level of service provided by some recruiters. Her and Bill believed there was a need for a recruitment service that was professional and courteous to give both candidates and employers a thoroughly positive experience.

what we do

All services in one place

What do we charge?

There are no up front fees. If you’re a not a myHRdept retained client our rates are attractive at 15 – 18% per vacancy. If you’re a myHRdept client and if you’re prepared to grant Escalate Recruitment just 10 working days exclusivity, we’ll lop another 25% off the final bill. We don’t think you’ll find a better quote, but if you do we’ll consider a price-match (because it’s a competitive world out there.)

Supporting HR teams

So you’re an HR practitioner? As well as recruiting new HR people for you, we support HR teams, picking up excess workload, legal cases, ER investigations and processes. We undertake the same sort of work as law firms but we have oodles of workplace experience because we’re all either ex-industry HR people or ex lawyers. That means we can add value in a much wider context than an employment solicitor….and we won’t charge you £300 an hour! We can supplement your team, recruit new team members and assist you in providing the very best HR service to your business in the most economical way. Follow this link to see how we support HR teams

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