I’ve been in the recruitment industry for many years and its extremely rare to find an agency executive recruiter who is willing to provide and go the extra mile offering their advice and expertise. Within the last 24 hours, Fiona has been absolutely outstanding and proven there are still professional and decent agency recruiters in the market, having lost faith in the agency industry. I understand its really hard to acknowledge everyone’s emails and phone calls but Fiona has been extremely professional offering excellent consultancy that has really helped me understand your clients requirements and also provided constructive feedback and coaching.
Mark is one of the best known names in the HR search industry. He has built a great reputation for knowing everyone in the industry, and for being not only professional, but very human at the same time. Very few people seem to make the balance between professional delivery and being a decent fellow – but Mark manages it. Ensuring those who work with and for him have the right level of guidance and freedom seems to come naturally for Mark, and Astralis have done many a good job for me in the past. Thank you
Having been a recipient of Mark’s excellent service, I can honestly say that he is the best recruitment professional I know. On our first meeting, which was very enjoyable, Mark immediately ascertained exactly the sort of organisation and role that would be a good fit for me, and lined up some extremely relevant and interesting opportunities for me to consider. When I was faced with two competing job offers, Mark stepped above and beyond his job and acted as a real career coach to me, supporting me through the decision making process. He is an engaging, energising and trustworthy individual, who provides excellent, professional and considered service. I would have no hesitation to recommending him to anyone.
Mark is a great person to work with. He understands the HR market and is committed to providing you with the right candidate. He also understands the sensitivities of culture and leadership styles in the selection process.
Having known Mike for over 15 years (both as a client and candidate) I can wholeheartedly recommend him as a professional who understands the balance of a business’s commercial needs with the pragmatic objective of finding the right person for the job. Mike is a rare gem of a recruiter-he expertly navigates the hiring challenge with a focus on long-term relationships as well as the shorter-term goal of delivering the best result.
I can always rely on Mike to approach a project with enthusiasm and professionalism, added to which his sense of humour makes him an absolute pleasure to work with!
I have known Michael for many years now and through that time he has supported me through not only building my own team but also finding new opportunities for myself. He always acts with the utmost integrity and is a skilled negotiator. His knowledge of the market and the people in it, is as good as encyclopaedic. He is a constant source of valuable market intel for me and is my first port of call for any recruitment needs
I have known Fiona for a number of years both as a client and as a candidate. I have always found Fiona to offer fantastic advice and support on a number off issues. Fiona is proactive and a subject matter expert, always willing to go the extra mile to address the needs of the individual. I would not hesitate to recommend her to friends and colleagues alike.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike on a number of occasions both as a candidate and a hiring manager. I value his market and industry knowledge; and his sensible and pragmatic approach. What differentiates Mike from many others is that takes the time to fully understand his clients’ objectives, his candidates’ skill sets and their best cultural fit.”