Here at Sarah McKenna HR we pride ourselves on giving equal priority to both client and candidate relationships.

So whether you’re looking to make your next hire or are open to new opportunities, we’re here to listen, support and secure that positive outcome for you. We tailor every journey to suit your needs by following the Sarah McKenna way…

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Whether we’re working with you to identify and attract top talent for your team, or helping you to secure that perfect role for you, we invest our time to truly understand your needs and wants.

Identifying the requirements that will really help you to meet those business goals or to allow you to thrive in your dream role. By taking the time to really get to know as much as we can about our candidates, clients and businesses we are able to match the right people with the right businesses with ease and speed.


With a commitment to building long-term relationships Sarah McKenna HR has become one of the most prominent specialist HR recruiters in the North East with an enviable nationwide network.

When you work with Sarah McKenna HR, you become a part of that network. We act as your personal recruitment team, positively promoting who you are, what you do and ensuring that they put you (and/or) your business in front of the right people. Due to the time spent in stage one, we already know where the great fits are allowing for only valuable and relevant introductions.


One of the most common pieces of feedback we receive here at Sarah McKenna HR is that our shortlists are so strong that it makes for difficult decisions (a great problem to have).

With so much time and attention put in during the earlier stages, we truly understand what both parties are looking for and can often know exactly who to introduce someone to within the first meeting making shortlisting super easy. We are also committed to keeping everyone involved in the process fully up to date with feedback and timescales to ensure a smooth and enjoyable process for both clients and candidates. Recruitment is a two way process and everyone is treated with respect for their time and efforts.


We believe that spending as much time as possible with the people you are potentially going to be working with is crucial.

The interview process should be used as a tool for both parties to ensure that the right people are placed into the right roles. We coordinate everything including providing that all important feedback to both parties. As experienced recruiters we are able to handle all negotiations allowing for a smooth offer and placement process. And we don’t just stop there, once you’ve found your dream match, we continue to support both parties by keeping in touch during the onboarding and settling in period.