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Attracting the right candidates – The Vocative Conversation

21st October 2021

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The Contractor – When Expert Talent Is Needed

18th October 2021

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Why recruitment’s all about the grey areas

21st September 2021

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The Expert Recruiter – The Ultimate Matchmaker

20th September 2021

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The Rise Of Experts – Jack Of All Trades Or Master of None

23rd August 2021

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The Year Of The Expert – Talent Is Business Critical

19th July 2021

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Conversation with Adel de Lange – People Solutions in Technical Programmes

25th June 2021

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Omelette Maker or Egg Breaker – What Are Your Recruitment Needs?

15th June 2021

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What’s An Expert Worth To You?

19th May 2021

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“Getting rid of the culture of no” – a conversation with James Alexander

11th April 2021

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Visa Sponsorship for Technical Roles – new rules

9th April 2021

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Transparent Search Testimonial – Mike Walton, CEO Opsview

25th March 2021

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Building a true partnership with customers: Vocative’s Transparent Search

15th March 2021

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Hiring for Change Teams – a conversation with Steve Bruce

4th March 2021

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IR35 – How Vocative is helping its customers

17th February 2021

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How to be a great candidate – part 3: the interview

25th January 2021

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How to be a great candidate – Part 2: the CV

25th January 2021

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How to be a great candidate

25th January 2021

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A few crucial hires will be the key to success in 2021

13th December 2020

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2021 – The Year of the Expert?

13th December 2020

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The challenge of getting the Job Description right

4th December 2020

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Recruiting – do you need a person or a process?

16th November 2020

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Being an Expert means knowing where you can help

16th November 2020

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Finding the right person – not the available person

5th November 2020

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What our Clients & Candidates Say

  • Contractor – placed as Project Manager

    The terms under which Justin worked very hard to ensure that my weekly timesheets were processed so quickly, far surpasses all of the other agencies that I have worked for in the last 25years – top marks!

    - Contractor – placed as Project Manager

  • CTO candidate

    Alastair demonstrates the perfect mix of a professional and personable approach to drive successful outcomes for both clients and applicants. He spends quality time in understanding the challenge and provides excellent support with a real attention to detail. As a result is he perfectly suited to help navigate complex recruitment scenarios whilst building trusted and long term relationships. An absolute pleasure to deal with!

    - CTO candidate

  • Programme Manager, Client and Contractor

    I have worked with Alastair as both a client and a customer. As a client the service he provided was A1, he listened to my requirements and carefully vetted candidates to ensure they met my needs. He provided great information regarding candidate types and salaries and helped address any concerns I had about individual interviewees. As a customer, he gave me relevant information about the role and ensured I was briefed sufficiently to interview effectively. He sorted contract issues and gave me honest and sage advice. I whole heartedly recommend Alastair and will definitely be using his services again.

    - Programme Manager, Client and Contractor

  • Candidate – placed as Project Manager

    Justin contacted me with reference to a vacancy at Atkins.He guided me through the process with excellent results. I can not thank Justin enough for his support, integrity and super service.during this time. Thanks again.

    - Candidate – placed as Project Manager

  • Recruitment Director

    Alastair is extremely client focused and always looking for the win-win in every situation. He has considerable experience delivering complex Exec Search, MSP and recruitment campaigns in both the private and public sector. He has exceptional stakeholder management skills, and is an all-round good bloke!

    - Recruitment Director

  • Client (Head of IT)

    I can't say that I enjoy dealing with Recruiters but Justin changed my opinion - honest, follows the client's lead, does the hard work and not a pressure merchant. Will use him again when I need to recruit.

    - Client (Head of IT)

  • Candidate – placed as Senior Project Manager

    Justin is easy to work with with good communication skills. He followed up on interviews and was a good source of advice. I would use him again & recommend him to others.

    - Candidate – placed as Senior Project Manager

  • Candidate – Placed as Senior Java Developer – Investment Banking, Zurich

    Justin was far more professional than any other headhunter I've worked with.

    - Candidate – Placed as Senior Java Developer – Investment Banking, Zurich

  • Client (CIO)

    Having worked with Justin on a number of assignments both at my current organisation and a number of those that I have worked at over the past few years I am please to recommend him and his organisation as an excellent provider of quality candidates to fulfil your entire IT sourcing needs. Justin becomes an extension to your organisation when seeking new talent on both a contract and permanent basis as takes the time to understand your organisations workings before searching for and matching the skills you need. Justin balances the technical, cultural and interpersonal skills of each candidates so the fit your requirements very closely and prepares each candidate before they even walk through your door so they have the best possible chance when faced with attending an interview. Justin fast tracks the process of hiring new staff by only putting forward the right sort of candidates first time so you don’t need to go through hundreds of interviews before finding a shortlist of possible candidates that fit.

    - Client (CIO)

  • HR Director

    Alastair was introduced to us as we had a senior recruitment need. I was really impressed with the time Alastair spent getting to know our business and our culture so that he understood the uniqueness of what we do. This was a new role to us and it was important to get it right. Alastair was able to balance ours and the candidates needs and worked with us not for us which is where other recruiters, I think, go wrong. I felt in control of the process from beginning to end and nothing was too much trouble. I would recommend without hesitation.

    - HR Director