We are Mandala
Our starting point is you
Virtuous Recruitment

We are Mandala

Our starting point is you

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle, often used to represent the universe. We believe that recruitment should create a circle of mutually beneficial, long term relationships, developing its own universe.

In this universe the whole is far greater than the sum of the parts, but the primary parts include: The hiring manager and the firm, the candidate their career and Mandala People.

Success can only be achieved when the key objectives of each are taken into account, before, during and after the recruitment cycle. We call this Virtuous Recruitment.


Virtuous Recruitment

Successful Talent Acquisition and Development is the result of finding the coincidence of ambition and culture between all involved


We recognise that Talent is a business issue. not solely a Recruitment or an HR issue Its your people who make your business successful. It is essential that recruitment is therefore done correctly.

Simple in concept but extraordinarily difficult in practice. There is nothing short term about what we do, we have a deep commitment to building long term relationships with our clients and our candidates.

In this manner we are able to ensure both parties are fully informed, engaged and driven by the same ambition. This approach provides the foundation for Virtuous Recruitment.

What’s in this for you?

Mandala People provides a breath of fresh air to the often haphazard process of hiring exceptional talent. We do this by:

Honest Relationships

Providing both clients and individuals with the same high quality professional service and building strong, honest lasting relationships

Business Focused

Taking the time to fully understand your business and the market it operates in

Bespoke Service

By being professional at all times, viewing each circumstance as unique and giving it the respect and attention that it deserves we can provide recruitment solutions tailored to your specific challenges

Trusted Advisor

Working with both clients and candidates to reach successful mutually beneficial outcomes utilising our expertise gained both in-house and Search

Our starting point is you

Both our client and candidate services start and end with you

Our Candidate

At Mandala People we see candidates as individuals who have their unique motivations, aspirations and experiences. We must understand these in order to put forward only those individuals that we believe are right. Mandala People recommend opportunities and provide advice so that you can prepare for your interviews/meetings and make the right decision when the time comes.

Even when you have started your new job, our role has not stopped, we will stay in touch and support you to ensure that you land well and that you can navigate the new environment to fully realise your potential.

Typically, we are engaged by clients to find candidates suitable for a role, but there are times when we work with individuals to find a role that is suitable for them. We are happy to invest in your career, to help clarify your thinking and advise you how to proceed, even if that does not involve you moving to a new role.

Our Client

No matter whether you are focused on Quality of hire, Speed of hire or Cost of hire we can work with you to meet this demand and provide the talent you need to exploit your business opportunity. We do this by working with you to craft a compelling employee proposition for the specific role. We utilise both desk based research and network referencing to reach the ideal candidate pool and professionally represent your organisation and the opportunity to these professionals.

Our reputation rests on your success, we are happy to put “skin in the game”, and can work to commercial terms that link our compensation to your requirements. One example of this is our willingness to make the final value of a placement contingent on a candidates performance. Other priorities may include improving diversity something that we are committed to both for ourselves and for our clients.

Our Experience

Mandala People are particularly adept at working in fast growth environments, whether within a larger firm or in entrepreneurial environments. We have placed Partners, Directors and more junior grades as well as Graduates and Interns across many capabilities and sectors including:


Sourcing Advisory

Financial Management

Performance Improvement

People and Change

IT Advisory

Cyber Security

Data Analytics



Actuarial (Life and Non-Life)


M&A/Transaction Services

Financial Services

Capital Markets

Retail Banking


Wealth Management & Private Banking


Consumer Goods

Telco Media and Technology


Our Team

Our leadership team has over 25 years of recruitment experience gained working in executive search businesses and in-house with leading professional services business, and more than a decade working in non-recruitment business environments. We have placed Analysts to Partners across boutique, high growth, Big 4 and Strategy consulting environments as well as having recruited for ITO/BPO and ITeS.

Alex Keane


Chris Dore


Join us

Help us grow together


Mandala People have three key motivations:

  • Have some fun
  • Do some good
  • Make some money

If you are motivated by all 3 of these, and are keen to keep them in balance, then please get in touch. We are always looking for likeminded people to help grow our business.

If you are a recruiter (or want to be) with a passion and a commitment to provide the very best service to both clients and candidates, we would love to hear from you.

We are agnostic regarding your background; non-recruitment, search, contingent and in-house all bring value to our business, our clients and the candidates we serve.

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