Testimonials from our clients
"about solutions listened carefully to our requirements and then presented candidates who not only met those requirements but were also capable of fitting in with our fast growing team. This resulted in minimising the time management spent in recruiting and the successful candidates have been both capable and a pleasure to work with. This contrasted starkly with the results from another national recruitment agency given the same opportunity who failed to present any suitable candidates.”
“with fast growth businesses cutting through red tape and bureaucratic measures is absolutely key to securing the best people and fast. Long drawn out interview processes would have meant failing to secure some of the industry’s best candidates. We agreed to move quickly and the client responded well. Since, with their new key hires at the management level, the company has secured over £15 million of business. Our relationship with them paying off substantially”
“[Engineering Consultancy] has worked with George at about solutions for about 5 years and they have been amongst the best, if not the best, provider of high quality recruitment services. George takes time to understand our requirements and works persistently until suitably qualified analysts and programmers are found and appointed. All six candidates recruited over the last few years have remained with the business. We believe this is a reflection of the efforts George takes to ensure that candidates have a good understanding of our business and its culture before coming for interview.
In summary, about solutions consistently come up with high quality candidates that meet our particular needs. As our main contact point, George provides an excellent level of customer service.”
“This relationship developed through proof of hard work. Once we really understood the client’s requirements we could dependably come up with the right staff. Not just technically a good match but the right culture. This was very important in a medium sized business.”
“It is with pleasure that I can recommend the team at about solutions. They consistently come up with the results, even on the toughest assignments. The team are courteous, professional and a pleasure to work with”
“We thoroughly enjoy working with this business, while the briefs are tough, the Management have an appreciation of what they require and willing to work closely with us on securing the right staff”
“Our relationship with about solutions has been for many years. [Manufacturing and engineering business] is a small firm and about solutions have not only provided great recruitment activities but also human resource advice. From how to hire, screen, test and retain staff. This is often overlooked by other agencies and is the reason we only work exclusively with George and the about solutions team”
“It took some time to begin working with this client. They were cautious of developing a new business relationship, having had poor experiences with recruitment agencies in the past. Sometimes it takes time to build relationships. In this day and age of immediacy, occasionally, some good old fashioned relationship building pays dividends!”
“We don’t normally like going out to agencies - perceived as over priced for the service they provide. That was until we meet George of about solutions through a recommendation. George set up a face to face meeting and I was pleasantly surprised. It was clear that this was someone who has been in the industry for 15yrs and knew what they were talking about. George is not afraid of challenging the brief provided and being honest about why we may run into difficulties. George and the team consistently reviewed the screening and hiring process until we got our ideal candidate”
“Via a recommendation, this company allowed us access through several visits. It was important to:
a) build a trusting relationship and
b) Be certain we could fill their brief.
Once we had established what the client were looking for. We could work together, as a team, and provide an excellent short list and finally, a successful placement.”
“[Manufacturing company] is an engineering and manufacturing firm based in Sussex. Established for over 30yrs we have worked with recruitment agencies over the years. We have an excellent and established relationship with about solutions that has lasted 4yrs to date. We have a superb collaborative relationship where we are happy to outsource our recruitment to a trusted partner. Thank you all so much for the work to date, long may it last. “
“Hiring with direct line managers has helped us understand in detail what each requires. As such, this has lead to speedy hires. Importantly, they have moved quickly when we have found the right person to hire. Predictably, good people will have many offers, but the speed to offer from this company really help”
“Having tried to fill a difficult senior position for over a year we have gone out to a variety of agencies. Including some international names who boasted a reputation (and price to go with it!) to fulfil our assignment. about solutions came via a referral (a fellow Director of another business). Reluctantly, we pursued this as a last resort. But were very pleasantly surprised by their honest and non-aggressive sales approach we began to believe we could fill the brief. Meeting up about solutions went through a very thorough examination of why we hadn’t succeeded to date and how we could come up with a solution. Within 6 weeks we had found our person. Who after 2yrs is still here and provided fantastic results and profit to the business.”
“This was a client who had run into to trouble with a tough, but fillable role. We see this often, where clients re-open roles looking at different options. The role can become stagnant and gained a reputation in the candidate community of a client who hasn’t filled a position for some time. This can put off candidates from applying. With some carefully planned rebranding we were able to attract an excellent short list and position someone for the role. As the client contests, it was an excellent hire and they continue to give results to the company”
“Working consistently with about solutions for the past 5yrs they have virtually built our business from a 30 person company to a now 200+ head count. Supporting all engineering hires in the white collar arena we have been very happy with their results. There continued support during and, perhaps as importantly, after the hire has been crucial in helping advise in staff retention. We hope the next 5yrs and beyond can be as successful”
“Often working with a fast growth business is self-perpetuating and we tend to end up hiring through those we have placed. So relationships are strong at the start and only go from strength to strength. However, it still takes the effort of those at the start of the process to work with us and ensure we are all pulling together, with the same goal in mind.”
“We were looking to work with a 3 agencies. Having conducted our research and met with a number of agencies we choose about solutions as one of our 3. about solutions were more expensive than many who were trying to get a foot in the door with percentage rates in the single figures. From experience, and I continue to be a firm believer, you get what you pay for!
We haven’t been let down. All 3 agencies get a fair crack of the roles we have. But over the years we now select specific roles to about solutions alone. The reason? They understand our business requirements and produce a better value of service than the other agencies.
Working directly with the owner of about solutions also means we are not getting a new consultant every 6 months! While I understand this is how the industry can work, we’d rather have the same single point of contact consistently. Otherwise, it isn’t really a meaningful relationship.”
“Of course, we’d always prefer exclusivity on vacancies! However, we often work with other agencies. This creates some healthy competition. It means we have to prove our services to the client. Once we demonstrated our reputation, about solutions have earned exclusivity on positions with this client. The relationship continues to be very strong and we thoroughly enjoy working with them”