“Outsourcing is the fastest growing part of the recruitment sector. It offers agility in a fast-changing market and flexible client-led solutions, while delivering cost savings for businesses and improved experiences for candidates.”

Olly joined Page Resourcing in September 2020 as its visionary new Global Managing Director. As a highly skilled executive with a 22-year career in recruitment that took him from associate consultant to a Glassdoor ranking of eighth highest performing CEO in the UK, he’s enjoyed unprecedented successes across multiple areas of the recruitment world. 

Having discovered his love of customer-facing business while growing up within his parent’s ski business, Olly read economics and geography at Exeter University, and graduated in 1997. He joined the Robert Walters Group in 1998 and in 2010, became CEO of Resource Solutions, a subsidiary of the brand, transforming it into the fastest growing outsourcing company globally that averaged 30% growth per year, over the next nine years. 

By March 2020, just as the world was shutting down due to the COVID pandemic, Olly became intrigued by the opportunity to join PageGroup, whose appetite to grow as a leading, global outsource function was starting to gain traction. His 10 years’ worth of high-level knowledge of the field, has resulted in a ground-breaking operation with the full might of PageGroup’s infrastructure, expert team and unparalleled database behind it. This includes a global footprint with 142 offices worldwide; tens of millions of screened candidates; a two-pillared approach combining RPO and MSP into Total Talent Acquisition (TTA), and PageGroup’s proprietary technology giving clients detailed, real-world recruitment information.

Olly has taken the PageGroup mission to ‘change lives’ and evolved it within Page Resourcing to deliver a win-win for candidates while putting clients front and centre. He has delivered innumerable, high-profile global projects spanning just about every sector, industry and product by offering flexible strategies and tailormade solutions that are completely in line with today’s needs. In the first quarter of 2022, Page Resourcing grew by 50%. 

Outside of work Olly enjoys a very active and social family life with his wife and three young children. He’s still passionate about skiing and dreams one day of finishing the season in the Alps then driving the Route Napoléon through the Gorges du Verdon to Saint Tropez.

Oliver "Olly" Harris
Global Managing Director
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