SHK Candidate Charter & testimonials
1. Treat you with respect.
"As per previous experience with Andrew Staite, he was completely respectful throughout the interview. He asked the right questions, and was sensitive to any emotions I displayed. He was sincere, interested and engaging."
“Dalia Klein, I appreciate the work you put into first finding me and then pitching me. You do what you say you are going to do which differentiates you from a lot of recruiters. My new role is going great..”
"Tony Megally, on a personal note I would like to thank you immensely for all your help and guidance of the past few weeks. Having dealt with recruiters not only over the past two months but during my career, you are by far the most professional, personable and proactive and it has been a pleasure getting to know you."
“I am incredibly impressed with both Dalia Klein and Tracey Curro, they have been respectful, considered detailed and their follow up has been impeccable. Both Dalia and Tracey went to great lenghts to understand what I had to offer and the eccentricities of the business I have worked in. It has been a great pleasure dealing with SHK thus far. The hunt for work can be quite an undifnified one at times and everyone at SHK has shown me nothing but respect and professionalism for which I'm very appreciative.”
“I really liked the preference style of interviewing, it helped me clarify and explore my goals and objectives. Andrew really made me feel at ease and was very supportive of my preferences and aspirations. He is very approachable, easy to talk to, very personable. I also feel that Andrew Staite has a very good sense of HR and the core skills and competencies required. Quite often when meeting with consultants their knowledge of industry and HR is very limited. I think Andrew's expertise makes me feel confident that for any role he puts me forward for it is a good fit for both myself and the client.”
Tim Morden is definitely one of the most professional consultant I have ever met. He listened and fully understood my risk & audit experience as there are not many recruitment consultants have good understanding of Risk Management & Assurance experience and employer's requirement.
“I've worked with a lot of consultancies throughout my career - as a consultant, a candidate and a client - and most see you simply as a body with a dollar sign tattooed on your forehead. SHK not only treated me with respect, but gave me the most in depth preparation for interviews that I have seen in the industry. My consultant has kept me fully informed throughout the process, regularly phoning me to provide me with updates. Too many agencies rely on their candidates phoning them for updates!”
"Tony Megally was very thorough in his initial questioning and very quickly developed an understanding of what drives and satisfies me in a role. Tony was prompt, reliable, professional and fulfilled the need of a trusted advisor I was seeking.”
Having never been through a recruitment agency for a role before, I was so impressed with SHK's approach, support and coaching throughout the process.
“I dealt with a larger more general recruitment agency before coming across SHK and found that SHK offered a better understanding of my experience and what I was looking for. I wish I had come across SHK earlier in my job search! I would recommend them when looking for a more senior position.”
“Thank you for all of your support Dalia Klein. You've been very attentive and professional during th eprocess and it's been a pleasure working with you.”
"I was also very impressed with the structure of the interview process. Luke Henningsen is incredibly professional and undertook to share my profile with his colleagues across the business."
Of the agencies I have visited SHK are one of the most professional I have come across. As a candidate they have kept me in the loop and given me appropriate feedback. As an employer i would recommend SHK as they clearly do their "homework" on the organisation and the requirements of the role.
I feel I can be direct & honest with Suzanne Purcell and she is the same with me. She is very responsive and we have built a good understanding and rapport. She was professional, friendly, down to earth and informative through out. I feel very comfotable with Suzanne and other SHk staff members.
“I was impressed with Tim Morden's energy and insightful approach to potential clients/candidates. I like the way SHK are positioned between Exec Search and volume-based recruitment firms.”
“I believe Andrew Staite understood exactly which elements are important to me when considering new roles - inspiring leadership, clear strategy and a supportive and learning environment.”
“Everything was very efficient and business-like. SHK has one of the most aligned brand positions I've seen. Everything from the website, job ads, offices and consultants aligns with a consistent set of brand values. No other recruitment firm on the market is this consistent.”
“Andrew Staite is a highly skilled recruiter with very strong interpersonal skills. He is very good at making a candidate recognise their strengths, how they relate to longer term goals and how the role at hand relates to both. Andrew is clearly abreast of his clients’ strategy and direction, and therefore is able to provide guidance on the key requirements of the role, how I might meet these, and where the gaps are. He is also very honest and open about the degree of opportunity that may exist, reflecting to me a high level of empathy for both parties. Andrew delivers on his promises, and this demonstrates integrity and engenders trust. I imagine his clients would feel the same way.”
“It was a general interview. However Tony Megally was the only recruiter who displayed a genuine consultative approach to understanding my career - and was in fact more of a career counsellor. I have not come across this approach with other recruiters. Tony invested obvious time before my interview. Bearing in mind I did not apply for a specific role, I was quite surprised with his sincere approach to finding out what I enjoy, what I would like to do etc, etc. If I am in a position to engage agencies for assistance for any recruiting needs I may have, then SHK will be the only one I would consider engaging. Tony also followed on what we discussed during our interview and the feedback was certainly there. Tony's professional demeanour and active listening are definitely assets.
“In an industry which runs at a rapid pace, Tony Megally seems to slow it down and give the time that you expect as a candidate, but seldom receive from other recruiters.”