Tom from Understanding Recruitment has been a valuable recruitment partner of Enfield Council's DDaT team. He has an excellent people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job spec. Tom has an excellent understanding of the market and the technical sector.Before the recruitment campaign, Tom worked with us to produce a plan that fully catered for Enfield’s needs. Tom ensured that he put the best match candidates for the job and only forwarded those who were likely to be a good fit.Some of the skills we needed to recruit were hard to come by but Tom kept on proactively hunting for suitable candidates. Tom fully supported us and kept us informed throughout the whole process. Working with Tom and the team has been an absolute pleasure.
The team at Understanding Recruitment took a highly professional approach in helping Enfield Council to fill a number of ICT roles.As a specialist technology and software recruitment company, their extensive knowledge of the market helped to refine our requirements and they formed effective working relationships with the service leads to deliver fully briefed and qualified candidates for interviews. By providing a high level quality service of candidate management, Understanding Recruitment were able to represent Enfield Council, promoting our values and key behaviours. Consistently responsive in their approach, Tom and his team successfully delivered a large number of quality appointments and would certainly recommend their services to others.
Business Partner Resourcing , Enfield Council
Understanding Recruitment has helped me to secure employment with Enfield Council. I found their commitment to honesty and open communication refreshing, they made the effort to really get to know me in order to find a suitable role and throughout the entire process would regularly keep me updated in regards to the progress of my application while also offering honest and valuable advice in regards to career progression. I’ve now secured a role which I’m delighted with and couldn’t recommend Understanding Recruitment highly enough.
Business Analyst , Enfield Council
UR is quite unique in how they’ve stepped in to address challenging recruitment situations we faced within Enfield Council during a pivotal technology transformation, the biggest in our history. They worked closely with myself and the rest of the Enfield leadership team meeting at first to address the key requirements of the project, reviewing the job descriptions, agreeing timescales and priorities of the roles along with joint commitments that would enable the recruitment process to track on time. Throughout the process not only have they sourced high quality CVs matching our requirements, they have handled the entire recruitment and selection process swiftly and efficiently meaning that we’ve been able to reduce the time and hassle that recruitment used to take. This has provided huge peace of mind to myself and the rest of the Enfield Council leadership team on a critical project and subsequently a number of quality candidates have joined and we’re really pleased with their contribution.
ICT Manager , Enfield Council
Towards the end of 2019 we had a number of roles that we needed to fill, each quite different and needing unique skills. Harry from Understanding Recruitment took the time to talk through each of these roles, so that he understood how they fit without our overall team and what type of individuals we were looking for.I believe that it is due to this extra care and time that all three of these positions were filled with candidates from Understanding Recruitment. This is despite working with a number of different agencies and having over 50+ applications for each role.Additionally, they have been great in offering ongoing support - especially during these uncertain times as we review our team structure and switch towards onlineinterviews and HR processes.
Salesforce Consultant , Homeless Link
Just want to express my appreciation for the excellent service I received from Harry in helping me secure my new role at Samaritan’s Purse. Throughout the rather lengthy interview process I found Harry very easy to work with and appreciated how he kept me informed as to what was going on in the process.
IT Manager , Samaritan's Purse
Tom has helped me find my second senior role, and I couldn't recommend him enough. Tom has always shown he listens and understands what I want, he is great at giving the extra encouragement and push I needed. I really appreciated the extra dedication Tom put towards my new role, and always responding to my queries outside of working hours. An absolute pleasure to work with Tom.
Senior Engagement System Officer , Water Aid
Dan contacted us to offer his support in filling our vacancy for a new role in Doctors of the World: Digital Fundraising Manager. We had been unsuccessful in filling the role through our own channels and needed agency support to reach the best candidates. Dan took the time to talk through our requirements and fully understand the organisation and sort of person we would need for the role. We were under quite a constraint to fill the post and Dan was able to quickly identify some strong candidates for shortlisting. The profiles of the candidates sent were in line with our expectations.Dan was quick to respond to any questions we had and to make arrangements for interview, communicating well with candidates and ourselves to make it proceed smoothly. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Dan if we are recruiting in the future.
Director of Development , Doctors of the World
Dan found a Digital Information and Support Manager for Lymphoma Action. He had seen that I was advertising the position and, having secured a similar helpline role for the MS Society, he knew that Understanding Recruitment could add value to this process. Dan took the time to get to know our organisation and understand the role, and he had frequent communication with myself and the senior recruiting manager. We were happy that UR were to be the sole agency working on this role for us. Throughout the recruitment process Dan acted as an excellent conduit of information between ourselves and the candidates he put forward, providing two-way feedback following the interviews. When we offered the position to the successful candidate, I felt that we already knew a great deal about her from Dan’s dealings with her prior to the interview. Dan was also willing to do some additional work for me with regards to references, following the appointment. Our new Information and Support Manager has settled into the role really well and will prove to be a great asset to the charity.
HR Officer , Lymphoma Action
Tom and Understanding Recruitment as a whole are a pleasure to deal with. They send an excellent quality of candidates and far exceed our expectations time and time again. We would have no hesitation in recommending Understanding Recruitment to anyone within the industry looking for a high calibre of candidate.
Global Head of HR , Travelex
The CRM & Insight team at Save the Children has been working with Tom Rankin at Understanding Recruitment for years to help with the recruitment into the very specialist roles of Data Planners, Data Quality Officer, Digital Analysts, Marketing Analysts and Database Specialists.Tom is always very proactive in his approach. He will speak personally with the recruiting managers to ensure he fully understands the role and most importantly the skills required for a candidate to be successful. Tom has also made it a priority to understand Save the Children as a whole and he is able to sell what a great place the organisation is to prospective candidates, giving them added incentives to want to work with us.In short, I would describe Toms strengths as really getting to know both the recruiting organisation and potential candidates so he can make the perfect introduction.
Data Import & Integrity Manager , Save the Children UK