What a nice “unsuccessful” mail. Your competitors could learn a lot from you in terms of how to communicate with candidates in a positive way.
I just wanted to say thank you for being so efficient with organising everything, and to say a special thank you for responding to my e-mails with an "Amazing!". It lifted my spirits every time.
As ever, your advice and market knowledge surpasses all of your competitors. Thank you, once again, for your help.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all of your support and also to endorse you for all of this support. Wishing you a wonderful day and I will keep you updated on developments.
Firstly, that is the most comprehensive JD I've ever received - most impressive, and gives an immediately positive impression of how Sainsburys operate.
I was referred to your business by a previous Candidate with very positive reviews about your business and the team. Thank you for your time on the phone today and your much appreciated wise advice.
I wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for the bottle of Champagne and kind message, it will be enjoyed over the weekend! I also wanted to extend my thanks for all your help throughout the process and if either of you find yourself in Newbury, lunch is on me.
It was really great to meet you yesterday. Thank you for being so honest and direct with me about the role , the company and how I came across, it’s a refreshing change to meet someone like you in the role you do !
I have to say that of the dozens of recruitment specialists I have encountered Debbie stands out for me. She treated me like a person, not an application. She kept me informed throughout, ensured I received helpful feedback and was totally professional throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Debbie to anyone reading this.
I highly recommend Emma. Her knowledge of the industry, sheer professionalism and sense of humour needed to enjoy the journey, certainly make her a standout in the industry. Should the opportunity arise, she would be my first call without hesitation.
I saw two incredibly well written adverts for the Learning and Development roles last night and felt compelled to reconnect and reach out this morning. I have dealt with many recruitment consultancies over the years but Consult, time and time again, delivers a brilliant candidate experience and a delivery for clients that is second to none.
Many thanks for your time and well thought out advice during our call this morning. It is rare for recruitment consultancies to offer such a service especially as my call was, initially, speculative.
Emma is a fantastic recruitment consultant who takes time to get to know the people she is recommending well. This enables her to thoughtfully recommend and place them in roles she knows will suit their style and needs as well as the needs of the organisations. Emma is full of energy and passion and is highly professional, I would not hesitate to recommend her.
James’ experience in talent profiling and assessment added additional value with recommendations on competencies we should be seeking in the successful applicant and associated tests.
Many years ago when starting my career I had interviews via Consult and whilst I didn't get the role at that time due to lack of exposure, the experience with Consult was exceptional.
I am now open to move for roles of the right calibre, and look forward to working with you once again.
Rosie helped us fill a vacancy at very short notice where other agencies were struggling. She really understood the brief, turned it around within less than a week, found good quality candidates and found us the final selected candidate who was the perfect fit. I would definitely use Rosie again and have no problem recommending her.
You and your team have been efficient, professional, thorough and, as such, have provided an excellent experience and a high calibre of candidates to us. You are an absolute credit to Consult HR and I look forward to working with you again in the future.
I’m delighted with the calibre and capability of my newly appointed Senior Talent Partners. It was a successful campaign with excellent support throughout the recruitment process.
At our recent talent review conversation we discussed the strength of many new hires - all of which came through your route so thank you for finding them!
Emma Crichton is by far the best recruiter I have ever worked with! Her personal approach and customer focus is second to none.
I recently applied for an HR position which Consult HR were managing. From the initial contact right through the recruitment process they were exceptional in the way they communicated with me, keeping me informed every step of the way. They were always highly professional and went above and beyond in supporting me through my recruitment journey. Their customer service is second to none and I would highly recommend their services to both candidate and client.
Rosie is an engaging recruiter who really seeks to understand you as a candidate before she considers or makes recommendations on any opportunities. She's incredibly upbeat and enthusiastic and was really good at keeping me up to date with how things were progressing with the role she put me forward for. I'd be very happy to work with Rosie again - I'd go so far as to say her enthusiasm is infectious, a style that you need when you're in the market for a job!
We benefited from James’ expertise and knowledge of the candidate marketplace and he gave us very useful guidance on candidate specifications and the type of attraction strategy we should use, even producing high quality advert design and copy. This was supported by a robust process whilst he continued to manage our expectations with regular updates on progress.
It was great to have a conversation with you yesterday, you are a breath of fresh air! In fact, Emma was inspiring too, so that says a lot about the culture at Consult-HR - which I like!
Emma's a superstar and a rare bread in a market full of mediocrity. I have worked extensively with Emma as both a client and candidate and will continue to do so with great reason. She's friendly, yet frank and above all highly passionate about connecting the right people together, with a genuine interest in ensuring a high quality journey for both the client and candidate. It never just feels like 'another business transaction' no-matter what end you might be on.
James represented our business professionally, handling all candidate communication with discretion and sensitivity. The successful outcome was a candidate who met the brief perfectly.
It was a great pleasure working with James through this process.
Rosie is a fabulous partner when looking for anyone in the Reward specialism. She takes time to listen to your requirements, validates them and has presented me in the past with an exceptional shortlist that makes the final appointment challenging as multiple candidates fit the brief. I would not hesitate to recommend Rosie and will happily work with her again.
I worked with Paul Tanton in the successful recruitment of a Director of Transformation. We were looking for an unusual mix of skills - digital, OD, and HR. Paul was robust in his exploration of what we were after, and honest in his assessment of the challenges. Our first round was unsuccessful but helped us, with Consult HR’s support, to refine our target. I didn’t see this as a problem as we learned through the process and achieved a better outcome. The second round turned up some excellent candidates. James provided very useful profiling evaluations which informed the selection process. Consult HR’s help and advice we achieved a good outcome and for similar appointments I would use Consult HR again.
I saw the incredibly well written advert for the a role last night and felt compelled to reconnect and reach out this morning.
Although I’m not actively looking at the moment, this sounds like an exciting opportunity and I’d love to be considered. I’m leading Talent Acquisition in Europe for my current organisation and thoroughly enjoying the role, but this looks like an opportunity not to be missed!
How lovely of you to send this message and ditto! I also want to thank you for your time and advice, to have the opportunity to spend time with a highly regarded recruiter was a gift and I am grateful.
James is a highly intelligent recruiter that quickly established trust and rapport with me. He understood what we are trying to achieve as a business and gave me great confidence in how he would manage that message to potential applicants.
My dear Nigel,
I trust you are well. I am looking and feeling younger as the years go by and I have no doubt you are too!
It is now 20 years since you recommended me to my current organisation and I have finally decided enough is enough. So I take my retirement at the end of this month and couldn’t do so without sending you my best wishes. For better or for worse you are the guy who made the second half of my career happen!
Please give my best wishes to Sheila who gave me some self-belief at a difficult moment in my life.
I shall always be grateful for your support and friendship over the years.