About Harmonic

Placing purpose above profit, Harmonic think and act differently to other Search and Recruitment companies. Sure, we could make bigger sums if we compromised, but we’re quite happy the way we are- laser focussed upon delivering Operations and Legal talent fit for the 21st century.

Our candidates have an impact way beyond the traditional back-office perceptions of Ops. They are a community of professionals who bring a commercial, high-EQ and mission-driven outlook to your organisation…think: ‘business partners’, not ‘back-office bureaucrats’.

Meet our team
Meet our team

How we work

Our process has both client and candidate needs at the heart of it.

Understanding your business

Extensive research on your market place

Candidate shortlisting

Recruitment process management

Post offer care

Our services

Our Values

Knowledge

At Harmonic, we believe that ‘brains beats brash’ every time. Colleagues are encouraged to impress you with their specialist knowledge, not with how much business-jargon* they can drop into a sentence.

Our company structure and job titles reflect this commitment: we’re analysts and community builders first, business development professionals second. With each of our colleagues fully-committed to producing the most detailed and high-quality industry analysis for their sector. Take a look at our insights page here.

*only the Four Tops should ever “reach out”.

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Respect

Every customer and colleague is equal and receives the same care and attention. At Harmonic, we act, communicate and think with this front of mind, and– as with all of our company values- display of respect directly determines promotion prospects and annual compensation. We don’t do meaningless buzzwords.

For many candidates job hunting can be a time-consuming and emotionally draining process. And with this in mind we commit to polite and considered communication at all times. You won’t be kept waiting for updates or information and in the unlikely event that anything goes awry, it’s ingrained in our culture that we own our mistakes and rectify them as quickly as possible.

We understand that each of our colleagues and customers have different life experiences, abilities and outlooks. We celebrate and harness this diversity (it’s no coincidence that our UK HQ is in Camden Market!) and listen actively to ensure that everyone’s viewpoints are heard.

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Community

We measure our success as a business by our social impact, not just our revenue growth. And have consistently committed 5% of our net profits to charities and social causes which are important to us in the UK and USA. This covers ongoing commitment to supporting mental health wellbeing organisations, children’s literacy, race and gender equality and LGBTQ+ organizations. We are firm believers that small gestures of kindness can make a huge difference and reject ‘culture war’ dialogue and social division.

Our clients and candidates are people first, not a human capital ‘resource’ to be farmed. And we have been committed since the very beginning to hosting only events and workshops which add real value to our business community. Through our partnerships with Tech Nation, Supper Club, YPO and Forbes we have attracted Entrepreneurs, Investors and Executives from $1 billion Unicorns alongside Pre-Seed wizards who are ready to share their knowledge and wisdom.

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Work with us

Whether you’re a graduate or a little longer in the tooth, we deliver a truly inspirational workplace. In every aspect, we aim to be model employers. And funnily enough, that translates into great performance and a buzzing environment. The way we see it, our colleagues have a social contract with us alongside their written one.

The deal? They give their all and commit to displaying our values. And in return we guarantee them a career and workplace they’re proud of.

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Let’s make no bones about it: we expect high standards. Harmonic Group is going places, and quickly.

You should therefore expect to work long hours when needed, and not be too phased by the prospect of competition. The upside? Our rewards and career progression are like nothing else.

Deliver and display the competencies required: you are promoted, regardless of age or time served. Commission? Market-leading and uncapped. And our incentives go far beyond the usual recruitment-industry staples: think VIP music festival attendance and NYC trips, not Jaegerbombs in the local.

Harmonic offers the best training and coaching, bar none.

We are committed to developing our colleagues and their careers. Our academy consists of classroom-based, online and on-the-job training.

Through providing a structured plan in the first 12 weeks of their recruitment, and ad-hoc training throughout their career, we ensure our colleagues feel confident to perform their role exceptionally, whilst developing their professional skills.

In other words: you’re never on your own when you join us.

We spend a lot of time understanding workplaces, so it makes sense that we have tailored our own to be buzzing, luxury environments that promote outstanding performance.

The vibrant and diverse locations of our Camden, Manchester and Boston offices facilitate hard-work and creativity, and are exciting places for our employees to spend their in-office days. We want our team to be proud of where they work, and in return they give their all to their roles.

We act differently to other agencies, only engaging with clients who align with our values of: knowledge, respect and community.

Purpose always comes above profit. We have fostered a culture that is rooted in these values and this is reflected in everything we do as a business. We could have taken a more corporate and short-term approach, but we decided this just isn’t us. Instead, we promote a relaxed and productive community atmosphere in our offices, that is conducive to happy colleagues and clients. What’s more, we are currently on-track to achieve B-Corp certification.

Derek Moore – Working with Harmonic
Derek Moore – Working with Harmonic

Our Founder, Charlie Walker, was named the youngest ever ‘Recruitment International – Entrepreneur of the Year’

In recognition of building one of the fastest growing exporters in the UK Economy, Charlie and his business are awarded #5 on the Sunday Times International Track 200. This remains an Executive Search and Recruitment record.

Charlie founds Harmonic Group, launching our first brand Harmonic Finance from Camden Market. He is joined by Co-Founder Fin Glanvill 3 months later, hiring Alex Sharp and Chris Short shortly afterwards.

As a result of major demand for our services from East Coast VC contacts, Harmonic Finance Inc is launched in Boston, USA.

Our second brand Harmonic Operations is launched to cater for our customers hiring for COOs, Human Resources, Strategy, Legal and Client Services.

Harmonic Finance and Harmonic Operations launch in Spinningfields Manchester catering to our UK Creative Agencies clients.

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