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Joe Morrison CV

A Positive, Personable and Reliable data-Driven Recruitment Specialist, with Employee Engagement and EVP expertise, seeking a Director/Head of Talent position to further my career.



Mar 2023 – Present, Head of People

First Head of People for the business, responsible for 70+ staff across 6 departments, UK/London based. Line manager to 2 x Recruiters + 1 x HR Assistant, responsible for Recruitment, Retention, and Training.

  • Created our Talent Strategy and defined a scalable company architecture.

  • Revamped our recruitment process, sourcing a new ATS (TeamTailor) and careers site.

  • Implemented new KPI structure for department, reducing time to hire to 22 days (from 42).

  • Improved engagement (75% to 92%) through implementing our EVP, employer branding strategy, and focus on improving our Benefits offering (with £0 spend)

  • Created our Careers Newsletterhere with over 2,000 subscribers from 1st edition alone.

  • We successfully became a ‘Sunday Times Best Place to Work’ following the work done here.


Feb 19 to Jan 23, Recruitment Lead 

Sole recruiter for a Finance Data/News company, hiring in London, New York, and APAC, across Editorial, Tech, and Sales, including Senior/C-Suite hires. Three promotions in 3 years.

  • Grew from 150 headcount valued at $400m to a 450+ organisation that sold for $1.2bn.

  • Reduced time to hire from average 96 days to 26 days.

  • Yr 1: 17 hires (Mar – Dec) | Yr 2: 34 | Yr 3: 96 | Yr 4: 91 hires (inc. 4 months parental leave).

  • Generated £4 millionin savings (reducing agency spend)

  • Managed our Employer Branding strategy, responsible for 20% of our hires.

  • Designed and lead manager interview training and hosted external thought leader groups.

  • Developed organisation’s “EVP” to support employer engagement and recruitment efforts.

Sep 17 to Jan 19, Internal Recruiter

First and sole recruiter for a medical journal publisher, growing from 15 to 40 with no budget and no ATS.

  • Developed their first recruitment process, including job advert redesign, interview framework, and adhering to the preferred ‘Topgrading’ methodology.

  • Developed a comprehensive Employer Branding strategy

  • Line manager (HR Admin), and Mentor (Client Services Exec) 

  • Awarded company Employee of the Year in 2018 (within 6 months’ service)

Jan 14 – Sep 17, Senior Recruiter (Marketing)

Jun 12 to Dec 13, Recruiter (Office/Support)

360 agency recruiter, covering local office-based support roles (to Dec ’13), then largely Charity Sector Marketing in Central London (to Jun 16) and West London and Surrey (Jun 16 – Sep 17)

  • Consistently hit both KPI and revenue targets, creating a Charity Linkedin Group (2,000+ subscribers) to support growth of candidate/client base.

Living Social: Feb 12 to May 12, Sales Executive, Living Social

Archant: Jan 11 to Feb 12, Classified Sales Manager

  • Promoted to Manager in 2 months, overseeing Archant's 10 luxury lifestyle publications in London. Managed a team of 7 (6 sales, 1 admin), grew revenue by 31%,

IPC Media

Nov 09 to Dec 11, Senior Sales Executive

May 07 to Nov 09, Sales Executive

  • Promoted to Senior Sales in Nov 2009, I was an online and print Sales Executive for luxury pubs “The Field” and “Horse & Hound” magazine. B2B and B2C. Won 2 x PPA team awards.

Homebase: May 04 to May 07, Customer Service


  • Employer branding specialist, featured in and have written a number of recruitment and engagement related articles, a ‘voice’ for employee engagement on Linkedin.

  • EVP Specialist: Designed and implemented my unique tool to define EVP

  • 23,000+ followers, and over 100 recommendations on Linkedin 

  • Visit my personal website: 


Wimbledon College, to 2004 – 3 A2’s + 1 AS | 9 B’s, 1 C and 1 D at GCSE 


  • Avid music fan and reluctant gym member.

  • I have performed a stand-up routine, appeared on a TV dating show, learnt how to Hula and Skydived all in my ‘goal a year’ personal challenges – Level 1 Sommelier course for 2024!

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