Enabling career growth for global Human Resources professionals


Holden Reilly is a specialist Search & Selection firm, connecting diverse HR talent with career opportunities in the Middle East. Through our established network of global HR professionals, we enable organisations to develop their HR capability by hiring the right talent at the right time.

Our reputation is built on trust, delivery and integrity; and we pride ourselves in representing our candidates   and clients in a confidential and professional manner. From SMEs recruiting their first HR leader, to multinationals going through large scale HR Transformation, Holden Reilly connects the most relevant HR talent in the region   to the best opportunities.


A trusted brand when attracting Human Resources professionals in the Middle East

A personal, confidential and quality service for both clients and candidates

Commitment to increasing the value and impact of HR in the region

Experience of partnering with a wide range of industries and organisations



Holden Reilly puts the candidate at the heart of the recruitment process:


We understand that careers are personal. We want to meet you, get to know you, and talk confidently about you to our clients. We also want to keep in touch.


We offer genuine advice on your career, your CV and your value in the current market.


We represent our candidates with transparency and passion.


Holden Reilly enables Clients to attract the best talent in the market, both active & passive:


We learn about your culture, values, market proposition and vision. We also learn about your people, and what they need from HR.


We make recommendations based on our knowledge of HR teams across the region, and beyond. We tell you which skills you will get within your budget & timescales, and we reduce the risks.


We present candidates that meet the requirements and if we can’t, we explain why and offer solutions.


Welcome to the  Holden Reilly HR  Review. Here, we  update you  on  all areas  of HR  in  the  Middle East. Our quarterly Market Update will give you an overview  of  the  regional recruitment  market  and  highlight the impact on opportunities for HR professionals. We also invite senior HR talent to contribute regularly through our monthly HR Insider Interview and other thought leadership. If there is an insight or topic you would like to suggest, please contact us.

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During the covid-19 crisis, we understand that many HR professionals will face uncertainty and instability in their careers. We are therefore committed to supporting HR candidates based in the Middle East by offering online registration through video & audio software.

If you are interested to register as a candidate during this time, please fill out the form below and we will share our schedule where relevant.

+971 55 961 5784


Julie Nicol.
Managing Director
Holden Reilly FZ LLE
P.O.Box 487177 Dubai UAE

Email: julienicol@holdenreilly.com