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Testimonials

What our London Clients say about us

Deniece MacDonald, Partner & Chief Operating Officer - 4global

Deniece MacDonald, Partner & Chief Operating Officer - 4global

“The service provided by Allen Associates was by far the most personal and efficient I have encountered in the recruitment world. Having had varying experiences with larger Companies, I wanted to support a smaller local Company and I was not disappointed!

The quality of pre screening was apparent through the quality of candidates who were identified for interview. Not only do Allen Associates identify people with the necessary skills they strive to ensure that the individuals fit into the environment and work ethos of the Company.

The communication and interaction with the Allen Associates team was excellent keeping me informed at all stages as to progress (honest progress). I can honestly say I will not go back to another agency - big thanks to Kate and the team!”

 

Malissa Chaves, Senior HR Coordinator - PharmaGenesis

Malissa Chaves, Senior HR Coordinator - PharmaGenesis

“I think both Kate and Ben take the time to really understand the type of candidate that we look for and really got it when I explained the way we go about recruiting. They have a great network of talented people and the ability to match the right person with the right organisation time and time again.

It’s always a pleasure to work with them. They keep you up to date and they interview the candidates their side really well, they don’t send over CVs to make up the numbers. If they can only send one CV, it will be generally be the best one I’ve received. I trust their judgement, and when I do get a CV from them, I get a stronger feeling about the candidate they’ve nominated.”

 

Chris Martin, Commercial & Marketing Director - Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

Chris Martin, Commercial & Marketing Director - Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

“What Kate and the team do particularly well, and the reason they’re so good at what they do, is that they take time from the beginning to understand us. From the start, Kate was really curious about us, she wanted to understand what we were looking for and you can see that in terms of the candidates that come through.

If you ask anyone in the office, they will say that the team at Allen Associates are easy to get along with. Response times are fast, tasks are completed on time, but we’re not bombarded with information. Kate realises I’ve got a lot going on, and she manages that – she’s very astute when it comes to this.”

Liz Tapper, HR Manager - The Dermatology Partnership

Liz Tapper, HR Manager - The Dermatology Partnership

“The new Allen Associates team in London have helped us find our Area Manager and will be key to developing our business further. They are fun, professional and great to work with. Appointing the right staff begins with accurately defining our requirements, and then searching for the best possible match.

Partnering with Allen Associates gives us the best opportunity to benefit from their experience. Allen Associates never put forward candidates who they have not met in person; and they always make sure that the candidates are genuinely interested in the role before submitting details to us.

The candidates are always well prepared for their interviews and the calibre of candidates never disappoints, even when the roles require skills in short supply or are difficult to fill for other reasons.  We couldn’t have done it without them!”

Sarah Carpenter-Hanson, Head of Human Resources - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

Sarah Carpenter-Hanson, Head of Human Resources - Institute and Faculty of Actuaries

“Allen Associates are always really prompt; they stick to agreed deadlines. Again, part of providing a good service is managing expectations, and they will always do what they say they’ll do. It sounds easy, but it’s not always the case.

They’re just really friendly and helpful, I know that if I ring them, I don’t have to have a long conversation about who we’re looking for and what we do, because they know that already."

What our Oxford Clients say about us

Amanda Pitson, HR Director - EMEA & Asia Pacific

Amanda Pitson, HR Director - EMEA & Asia Pacific

“Allen Associates always provide excellent customer service. They take the time to understand exactly what type of person we are looking for, make sure they understand the culture of the business to get the right fit and only send through candidates that are suitable. They are always my agency of choice for HR employees.”

 

Sarah Westmorland, Director of People, Resourcing & Ops & Deputy CEO - Helen and Douglas House

Sarah Westmorland, Director of People, Resourcing & Ops & Deputy CEO - Helen and Douglas House

“It was an absolute pleasure working with your team, they took a difficult brief and managed to find an excellent candidate. As I am sure you are aware we had the vacancy with three agencies and your team by far excelled in terms of service and speed, so I was very pleased to be able to make the appointment with you.”

 

 

Mary Whitlock, Chair of Governors - Northfield School, Oxford

Mary Whitlock, Chair of Governors - Northfield School, Oxford

“I would like to thank Allen Associates for the very efficient and effective service you provided. You were able to provide two excellent candidates and your ongoing monitoring of our needs was much appreciated. We would have no hesitation in contacting you again if we need to recruit in the future.

Thank you once again for your help and support at a challenging time for the school, I will be recommending Allen Associates to other schools who may find themselves in a similar situation to Northfield.”

 

Mark Crampton-Smith - College and County

Mark Crampton-Smith - College and County

“A thorough grasp of the culture and direction of the business has enabled you to secure another strong match for the department.”

Alex Evans, HR Manager - PharmaVentures Ltd

Alex Evans, HR Manager - PharmaVentures Ltd

“Please send my regards to the team for all their efforts. They sent through some excellent candidates and have been extremely helpful throughout the recruitment process."

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