Orion Group, Scotland’s largest independent recruitment company and one of the largest in the UK, has unveiled a diversification plan to complement its existing services.

Diversification has always been top of the Orion strategy agenda, both by sector and by business discipline. Orion Group has now expanded its offering into both Permanent and Temporary recruitment in key business disciplines including Finance & Accountancy, Human Resources, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, IT & Technology, Legal, Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare.

Given recent fluctuations, particularly in the energy sector, it is testimony to the Orion Group and its staff that the recruitment firm has flourished throughout.

These new recruitment divisions of Orion Group are led by an experienced management team with over 50 years’ collective experience in the Scottish recruitment market. It is headed up by Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, Matthew Clark, who is also Managing Director of Orion Group Executive Search.

As he explains, the firms is now aggressively focusing its efforts on further expanding the Orion offering into new areas of the executive search and the permanent recruitment market across the UK and Ireland.

Mr Clark says: "This diversification not only allows us to explore and open up new revenue streams but it also enables us to provide the outstanding levels of service and delivery that Orion are renowned for to a more widespread candidate and client audience.

"Like all recruitment markets, the executive search space and permanent recruitment market is highly competitive but I am very confident that we can do it better than our competitors." 

Headquartered in Inverness, Orion Group has already opened a new pan-European Life Sciences hub in Cork, Ireland. Glasgow growth plans - that include a move into new offices in the city centre and the creation of 24 new jobs - will also boost staff numbers in its offices Manchester and London.

Orion Group’s global reach, which encompasses 50 different offices in 50 different countries, enables it to tap into an unrivalled global candidate audience and global talent pool to further enhance its recruitment service offering.

A newly formed Executive Search arm - Orion Group Executive Search - supports a range of SME and blue chip clients to appoint senior individuals.

Orion's capability means that it can partner with clients on retained search campaigns which involve either advertised search and selection or targeted headhunt of individuals on either a confidential or non-confidential basis.

"This will provide Orion with not only a constant source of top end assignments where the opportunities to maximise revenue are greater," says Mr Clark. "But also by working to place key senior decision makers into companies, we can then reap the benefits of repeat business and a continued relationship once these individuals have started in post."

The expansion will allow Orion to expand fully into the permanent recruitment market across a multitude of industry sectors.

Industry sectors already served include FMCG and Scotland’s booming food and drink sector, Logistics and Transport, Manufacturing, Engineering and Fintech. This includes servicing the corporate blue chip sector which form part of Scotland’s economic landscape and also the varied SME market in Scotland which is vital to the country’s GDP.

"This means we can now display a proven track record in delivering permanent candidates across junior, middle and senior management as well as back office and support functions," says Mr Clark.

"It is clearly an exciting opportunity for us as a business and the business model and structure will focus on quality - both the quality and calibre of individuals we bring on board to join our team and  the quality of service delivery we provide to our candidates and clients."

With the war for talent attraction becoming ever more fierce, Orion Group boasts state-of-the-art candidate attraction tools. It is also investing in new technologies to provide further efficiencies and enhance its client and candidate offering to provide a modern, seamless approach to resourcing and recruiting.

However, the personal “human” touch  remains the most important factor and the firm offers video interviewing, salary benchmarking searches and headhunting and market mapping as well as assistance with candidate global mobility.

Mr Clark adds: "We are actively on the hunt for top talent to join us and we have already had a very positive uptake on our services from the marketplace."

For more information contact the Glasgow team at Orion Group