How we can help

Who we are

RHR (Retail Human Resources) is a trading division of Retail Human Resources plc. We have been trading since July 1988, making us the longest standing recruitment business specialising in the retail industry. We're also the largest independent retail recruitment firm in the UK. Our role is to recruit managers and retail professionals for our client companies. We work for many of the leading names in retail and our current clients include Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, Arcadia, Debenhams, House of Fraser and many more. During the last ten years we have worked for almost every significant retailer in the country.

What we do

Our clients ask us to find retail executives, managers, buyers, merchandisers, HR professionals and a wide range of retail professionals. We then find these people either through advertising, direct approach or, most commonly, from our extensive candidate database. We then screen them to ensure they have the right skills and experience, usually by a face to face interview, to ensure that our clients receive a shortlist of suitably qualified candidates from which they can select their employees.

All this, at no cost to you

There is no charge at all to our job applicants (candidates). Our client companies pay us to find their employees,
usually on a retained basis. Most recruitment firms work on a success-only basis, where they're paid by the client
if they successfully recruit an individual for them. We prefer to work by the client paying us on a retained basis
which alleviates the pressure of getting individuals to accept a job. Nevertheless, it is our job to sell our client
companies to you -- in the same way that a fashion store manager's role is to sell their clothing to customers or
a food store manager sells their food to their customers.

Giving you the advantage

It's an advantage to you, the job applicant, to use our services because most of the jobs we handle are not
advertised at all. The only way you'll know about these opportunities is by working through us. And, because we
face to face interview and screen our applicants, the interview with us is usually the first stage in our client's
interview process. This means that once you've been interviewed by us, the process with the client can often be
shorter. It also means that instead of having, say, four first interviews with four different clients, you need only
attend one -- with us. We also have a duty of care to you, the candidate. We'll give you feedback on your
interview with us and will normally get far more detailed feedback from the client companies that meet you than
you can obtain for yourself.

On top of that, we'll ensure that you're fully briefed and prepared for any client interview you attend. If you're
offered a position we'll often act as broker between you and the client to ensure that a fair and appropriate
remuneration package is offered. Many of us don't like to talk about money. We take the embarrassment out of
that process for both sides.

With offices located nationwide for your convenience, and a host of clients on every high street, we are uniquely placed to offer the broadest range of retail jobs. Add to that the best consultants in the business, each with an average of five years' in-the-field retail experience, and RHR is the only place to look - if you're serious about your retail career.

If you are a recruiter, you can find more information on how we can help you in our Recruiters section.


For job seekers

With many of the UK's top retailers as clients, we are in the best position to help you in your retail career. We find out when vacancies arise sooner than anyone else, and we invest a great deal of time in meeting all candidates face-to-face to ensure we understand exactly what they are looking for.

job seekers

For recruiters

Using the largest retail candidate database in the UK, RHR can provide you with superior candidates to fulfil any retail recruitment needs. We can cater for any recruitment campaign, whether large or small and across all areas from Retail Operations through to Wholesale Technical & Design.