Executive search and selection firm Project:Search has appointed human resources expert Paul Johnson as a airector – as it launches a niche division specialising in the recruitment of HR professionals.
Mr Johnson brings a wealth of experience to the firm after previously holding senior HR positions at a number of well-known companies, including British Airways, British Aerospace and Northern Rail.
He has also worked at several financial institutions, including Northern Rock, Halifax and Citibank and previously led the HR teams at both Bradford & Bingley and Birmingham Midshires Building Society.
At Project:Search, a division of Cleckheaton-based chartered accountancy firm Clough & Company, Mr Johnson will work alongside fellow directors Richard Sherrard and Adrian Davies to oversee the recruitment of all types of HR professionals.
Mr Johnson said: “The recruitment industry caters for nearly all professions, but HR is an area that’s become increasingly technical.
“Having worked in HR for a wide range of organisations, I completely understand the challenges that companies face recruiting quality HR staff and this is especially true when it comes to finding people that specialise across the varied and often complex functions of HR. people, with genuine expertise.”
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