• Celebrating our 8th year in The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For
    Where did we place? Times100 2016
  • Accurately identify and assess leaders that will drive business success

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  • At Penna we passionately believe it is the people who change performance in organisations

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HR services at Penna

We are a global people management business with an exceptional track record in the HR Services industry. Our experience and expertise spans three areas of organisational life where people have the power to make a big difference:

  • Recruiting the right talent
  • Developing people to fulfil their potential
  • Managing career transitions when staff move on or change direction

With insight and inventiveness we are proud to be behind award-winning recruitment solutions that get real results for our clients. As your expert recruitment partner, we will help you attract, select and retain the best candidates for your roles.

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Attracting the right talent

Stay ahead of the competition by attracting the very best talent around.

Managing and Assessing Talent

Think differently about recruiting and assessing talent in your organisation.

Executive Search

We go beyond what's expected to find the best executive talent for your organisation.

Interim Management

Fill critical skills gaps with outstanding interim managers.

The consultants at the Penna Talent Practice are experts in identifying and developing the management and leadership capability an organisation needs to deliver on its goals.

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Assessment and talent identification

As one of the biggest assessment practices in the UK, we use our assessment expertise to identify capability and potential and inform development needs.

Leadership development

We design and deliver tailored, high-impact development programmes at the individual, team, and organisational level.


As one of the largest coaching practices in the UK, we are experts in delivering high impact, outcome-driven coaching services that accelerate the leadership capability of your organisation.

Career development

Driving engagement, performance and productivity by getting employees to own and manage their careers.

We provide practical, innovative and effective solutions to help organisations and their employees manage their careers through a multitude of business scenarios.

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Career development

Driving engagement, performance and productivity by getting employees to own and manage their careers.


Providing you with the systems and processes to support internal employee mobility and skills transfer, helping you to build a competent and skilled workforce.


Minimising the impact of change on employees through effective Outplacement.

Senior directors

Addressing the specific transition needs of directors and senior executives.

News & Opinion

Keeping hold of your competitive advantage

The real source of competitive advantage comes from the people we employ. Our latest research looks at how you can best retain those people and help them thrive to sustain this advantage.

How neuroscience is becoming mainstream

With plenty of new discoveries about the brain and peoples recent fascinations about the organ, Jane Emmanuel considers how this engages and impacts leaders in their day to day lives.

There is no 'box'

Creativity has often been identified as 'thinking outside the box' but looking at the research Oliver Johnston challenges this notion and the impact this has on leaders.

Future-proofing for Gen C

In 2025, 75% of your workforce will comprise of Gen C, will you be the employer of choice for these millennials? Our latest round table debate discusses the impact of this on the public sector.

Working at Penna

It’s the expertise, integrity and commitment of our people that makes Penna so distinctive. We attract and retain the best people by making sure we’re an organisation that people are proud to work for. It’s an approach we believe in and as we have been listed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies for six consecutive years we know it's an approach that works

Investor relations

Whether you’re a current or potential investor, click here to find the facts and figures you need


It's the expertise, integrity and commitment of our people that makes Penna so distinctive.  Everyone at Penna lives and works by our values. We are accountable, collaborative, inspiring, and supportive. These are more than words on a piece of paper or a computer screen; they define Penna – who we are and how we operate.

Being responsible

Penna recognises that Corporate Social Responsibility is about the accountability we have to all our stakeholders; our employees and associates, our clients, suppliers and partners, our shareholders and the wider community. Click here to find out more about our CSR work and activity.

Contact us

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