The Candidate have a working knowledge of digital media and
agency life, using them allows us to fill our jobs successfully and
Adam, Carat Manchester
If I'm known for one thing, it's my dislike of recruitment
agencies. I don't dislike The Candidate. They didn't stick many
people in front of me. They stuck someone in front of me who was
right for PushOn
in terms of
skill set and personality. We took them on. I like that.
Working with The Candidate has enabled us to meet our digital
recruitment requirements. They listened to the brief carefully and
delivered exactly what we were looking for. I would recommend The
Candidate for their great client service and the efficient delivery
of quality candidates.
Lee, Exact Abacus
The fastest and the easiest recruitment this company has carried
out. We needed someone to fill a role as quickly as possible and
The Candidate found the perfect person who could start within a few
weeks. The Candidate made sure the people who came for interview
were well prepped and aware of what the role included which made it
much easier for us to assess what skills they had and what they
could bring to the business.
initial briefing to finding the right person, I found The Candidate
extremely professional and efficient. Most importantly, they
understood the brief and what our company was looking for. Our
recruitment manager was always on hand and keen to work with me in
order to clearly understand the exact person we were looking for in
terms of experience and how they'd fit in to the role. I would
definitely work with The Candidate again and would highly recommend
them to others.
Lisa, Head of Marketing, Retail.
Throughout 2013 I've been working closely with The Candidate to
help recruit for a number of positions at MediaCom. They have made
a real effort to understand both the company and the type of people
we are looking for which means the candidates we get through are
generally a very close match to what we are looking for.
Ed Watkinson, SEO Group Head, MediaCom
As well as doing a first class job as recruiters, the team have
fantastic personalities and are easy to get along with. They're the
sort of people you're more than happy to have a chat on the phone
with and go out for a cheeky pint with too.
The Candidate have provided Regital with a fantastic service
across our on-going recruitment drive. They have displayed a great
understanding of our exact requirements, ensuring they stick to the
brief at all times.
Ian Vint, Director, Regital
The strong quality of potential candidates they've sent through
our door has actually made the hiring process consistently a tough
decision to make. This is a nice and refreshing problem to
We've worked closely with The Candidate this year to fill
a number of important roles at theEword, the team have been great
at delivering talented candidates to help build our agency.
Normally recruitment is pretty tough, but they made it really easy
and efficient. Not only did they understand our
business, culture, and our requirements for the roles, they were
really lovely people to deal with! They are now our trusted partner
and we would highly recommend them to other people.
The Candidate really took time to understand my business
and sourced two perfect team members. Brian was a pleasure to deal
with and was very proactive. It's been the best experience I've had
with a recruitment agency, they are a specialist in their industry
and really know their stuff. I'll definitely use them
Using recruitment agencies in the past has always been hit
and miss but I have to say that the experience when using The
Candidate has been excellent from start to finish. Their website
first led me to them, which was easy to navigate and gave me lots
of information. After an initial telephone conversation I was
pleasantly surprised by they way they understood the type of role I
was looking for with out the normal recruitment sales spiel. A one
to one consultation to identify the ideal person to fill the job
role was undertaken in a very professional and very precise way.
Thus resulted in a number of high calibre CV's coming my way and
after a series of interviews I have employed one of their clients.
The input throughout the process has been very polite, friendly and
efficient. If your looking for an agency to recruit staff then I
would highly recommend The Candidate.
Antony, Swell UK
We approached The Candidate in April 2014 for an Ecommerce and
Social Media Executive to join the rapidly expanding digital team
at The Workplace Depot.
Matt, Head of Digital, Central Source Ltd
We were very impressed at how smooth the process was of handing
over the job specifications to our contact at The Candidate and how
quickly the details appeared on the website and on LinkedIn. Within
a few days they provided us with a number of good candidates having
screened their CVs and also had pre-interview phone calls with
them. We selected three candidates for interview and within a week
had met all three and decided to call two of them back for second
During the whole recruitment process the communications between
ourselves and the interviewees was made quick and easy by the
professional expertise of our recruitment representative.
Considering we had failed miserably in the preceding couple of
months trying to find someone via local media, it was breathtaking
just how efficient the whole process was when we employed The
Candidate to help us.
In the end we couldn't decide which of the final two candidates to
recruit as they were both of an equally high standard - so we
decided to employ both of them! They have now settled into our busy
little team and we would be only to delighted to recommend The
Candidate to other businesses looking to recruit Digital, Media and
Laura went to great lengths to find us the right candidate. She
was presented with the task of recruiting us a new BDM without
spamming us with CVs and poor quality candidates.
Liam, Director & Head of Digital Services, Harlequin Digital
Laura took her time to seek the right level of candidate before
presenting their CV to us. She then followed the whole process
through with the highest level of professionalism and was very
attentive to both ours and the candidate's needs, ensuring a
perfect match for Harlequin.
I would recommend Laura and the candidate to any business looking
Our business is very much based on delivering tangible business
results for our clients. To that end the talent that we look to
recruit needs to reflect those traits and it is vital that our
recruitment partners understand that need. Laura has shown a deep
understanding of our complex recruitment needs and has consistently
delivered quantity and quality. She consistently goes over and
above the brief to ensure that she exceeds expectations and takes
the pain out of the recruitment process.
Liam, All Response Media
Feature Media have been very impressed with The Candidate. From
the first contact to the end of the process, they were extremely
professional and a pleasure to deal with. They communicated
regularly, sent us some excellent candidates and had clearly worked
very hard on our behalf. I would not hesitate to recommend them and
we shall certainly speak to them for future recruitment needs.
Ian, Director, Feature Media
I worked with Laura at The Candidate recently to start
building my team at Gumtree. What I really valued from Laura was
her understanding in to why this was such an important hire for us.
Laura really listened and took on board what I needed from a person
not only in terms of skill set but also personal traits, creating a
1st draft of candidates to see that was already virtually a short
list - the match was that good. Subsequently my time needed to
assess candidates, interview and appoint was swift as Laura only
put people in front of me that she knew met all the criteria and
not just a tick in a few boxes.
James, Regional Group Head, Gumtree
I will certainly be keeping in touch with Laura and the next
hire; I'm straight to The Candidate - thanks for your help
We've worked with The Candidate for quiet some time now
having worked with many other recruiters in the past. Laura is by
far head and shoulders above when it comes to her knowledge of the
industry along with conveying our brand message to the candidates
in the most effective manor that results in a seemless process and
higher success rate.
Les, Head of Global eCommerce, The Snugg
She is a fantastic person to work with and is on hand no
matter what the time of day to ensure the our requirements are
I would highly recommend The Candidate to anyone looking to
I required an urgent appointment for an interim digital
role. Within one day of briefing Laura, she had visited my office
after 6pm to find out more about the role in detail. Just one week
later Laura had found the perfect candidate for me and they started
3 weeks later. You can't get a more perfect recruitment experience
than this. Thanks Laura!
Jason, Digital Marketing Manager, Co-op Funeralcare
The candidate took a difficult brief for a Marketing Manager
role that required industry specific knowledge, strategic planning
and operational delivery in one person. They supplied the perfect
candidate who was an excellent fit for the role from a skills,
attitude and cultural perspective. On that basis I would highly
recommend their services!
Gareth, Managing Director, Evoultion
Rachel is an absolute pleasure to work with - not only is
she dedicated to her role and to clients like myself, she has the
utmost patience and puts in her time and effort in finding the most
perfect role suitable for you at The Candidate. Rachel has been
very helpful since we first connected, thank you and I very much
look forward on what is to come!
Rebecca, December 2015
I recently worked with Laura when looking to take the next step
in my career. Laura's diligence made her a pleasure to work with.
Thanks again, Laura!
Kaye, February 2016
I met with Daisy as scheduled today, and I
wanted to provide some positive feedback. I found her very
knowledgeable and she's already sent me some great CV's which is
brilliant. She's very thorough and I hope to be working with you on
many more roles to come.
Anjeli, Marketing Manager