Jim Whelan

The founder of ORO People Solutions, Jim Whelan has a career spanning more than 30 years with extensive experience in professional recruitment, executive search, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), contingent workforce solutions, managed services programmes (MSP) and resourcing technologies. Jim has held leadership roles with some of the professional recruitment industry's leading names including Robert Walters Plc, Reed, Randstad NV, Vedior NV, MPS Group Inc and Hays Plc. Jim provides advice and client services in talent strategy, recruitment solutions, diversity training and resourcing technology.

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Sara Mullen

Sara is an associate consultant of ORO People Solutions and has worked in HR for over 15 years. She is a highly experienced HR professional and change leader with an extensive range of skills gained in the private sector with AND Automotive Navigation Data & GE Healthcare and in public services (both Central and Local Government). Sara provides 360 HR advice, consultancy support and diversity training.

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What our clients say about us..

“We engaged Jim Whelan in a consulting capacity to advise us on the development of a renewed market strategy for our European Managed Services business. Jim worked closely with our people and our customers for a period of eight months to identify new opportunities for innovation and the improvement of our value proposition for clients. His input has been an important factor in helping us to create a refreshed vision and model for future growth.”

Richard Herring, Managing Director/Senior Vice President, Volt Europe Ltd


"I approached Sara Mullen because I needed to find a new person for my team with highly sought after specialist skills and I had been looking for some time without success. Sara conducted extensive research of the market and provided end to end support which saved me lots of time whilst keeping me well informed. Sara also provided informative personality profiles and videos as part of the service. I would recommend her to others who need to identify a ‘needle in the haystack’ for their team."

Tamara Biemans, Group PR & Communications Manager, Graydon Holding NV


 “Our relationship with Jim Whelan goes back to the very start of Productiv. Jim provided research, advice and executive search services that helped us to position our early stage people planning and enabled us to make our first key appointment. Subsequently we engaged Jim to help us recruit into number of professional engineering roles and to trial advanced resourcing technology. We value the support, advice and services that Jim has provided for Productiv. We would have no hesitation in recommending him.”

 Richard Bruges, CEO Productiv Ltd.


“I have retained Jim Whelan to provide interim and permanent executive search services. Jim’s approach combines extensive research and use of new technologies to produce strong candidate talent pools and shortlists, from which I have been able to fill a number of key roles.”

Richard Smelt, HR Director, McCain Foods.


“We worked with Jim Whelan and Sara Mullen to trial a semantic search system from the US. The trial showed us how we can use advanced technology to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost effective selection process.”

Nick Rodgers, Director, Productiv Ltd