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EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT

TESTIMONIALS


The quality of our work is measured by the judgement of those we serve. Here are a few thoughts on the contribution Executive Search has made to the business and career success of our clients and candidates.

EXECUTIVE RECRUITMENT

“I used John for a particularly challenging C level recruit that did not fit automatically into a typical CEO/CFO box. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the type of candidate in the market, and his ability to get to grips with our requirements and bring forward a selection of very good option.” COO, Global Law Firm

 

“We engaged Jon for a confidential recruitment at a senior level, we had decided to use some selection methodologies not typical in the region, so because of these 2 elements, our choice of search and selection partner was very important, it was essential it should be someone both we and the candidate trusted completely. His role in identifying the right candidates and then walking them through our process went beyond that normally expected. He was great at keeping everyone updated, and when the time came to make the selection was a strong partner. Jon was diligent and available at every step, I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other HR colleagues, or indeed to senior level executives considering for their next move.” Human Resources Director, Fashion House Company

 

“I have enjoyed working with you and your team over the last few years. I have much appreciated your ability to identify accurately my requirements, send me relevant candidates and not waste my time sending CV’s of inappropriate people (as your competitors tend to do).” Managing Director, Finance Firm

 

“Through Jon Ashcroft we received an excellent and efficient search for our Middle East Finance Director role. Jon identified our needs, and the type of profile that we were looking for that would suit our organisation and culture, because of this understanding we were provided with an excellent calibre of candidates through Jon. Jon worked closely with me in partnership throughout the recruitment stages and managed efficiently both the requirements of our process and the candidates. Jon provided me with the support and advise that I could fully rely on”. Head of HR, Management Consulting Company

 

“We retained Jon Ashcroft to headhunt a Senior General Manager position for our Middle East Operations. From the very beginning I was impressed with Jon’s professional and transparent approach towards the assignment and had full confidence that he would be successful. As we were not familiar with how recruitment works in the Middle East, Jon was excellent in understanding our requirements and guiding us through the whole process, providing sound insights and advice at the various stages. What impressed me the most was the amount of research that went into understanding our market and the speed at which Jon was able to identify suitable candidates and provide us an impressive shortlist. All Interviews where arranged efficiently and all were followed up with feedback requests and guidance on how to progress. Overall, the whole process was extremely professional and it was a pleasure to work with Jon.” Regional Head, Japanese Hair Care and Cosmetics Producer

 

“We had a situation in our Saudi operations which required us to fill a CFO position within a short span of 2 months, from identifying the person to getting him on board. I approached Jon for the assignment and after the first meeting was so impressed with his confidence and professional approach that decided to work with him and Hays only. Jon was very good and thorough in understanding our requirement from the start and immediately set to task and produced a very impressive list of candidates. What I appreciated most that Jon was always on time and prompt in terms of delivering whatever he committed. He knew his candidates well and was spot on in terms of knowing their strengths and weakness. He is a very seasoned professional and I can say for sure that in future for any further hiring needs my first choice will be to work with Jon, as there is no need for me to look elsewhere. Keep it up Jon. Thanks for the fantastic support, and all the best to you.” CFO, Multinational Telecommunications Services Company