Recruitment is not an exact science, which is why we are always proud to talk about the successes we have with both our clients and candidates.
Browse through our testimonials for examples of the confidence our clients and candidates place in us for their recruitment needs and career progression.
“I worked with Hi-Calibre from 2011 onwards in my role as VP Worldwide Sales for our company. I was looking to recruit Marketing, Sales and Pre-sale staff to support the growth of our company into new geographical territories. The brief was a tough one, as we are selling software based solutions for the shipping industry to facilitate fuel and emission savings on a single vessel, or fleet wide basis. We required staff that had experience of working in small, VC backed, entrepreneurial, high growth organisations, with all the associated ups and downs. Such staff had to have relevant international experience and be comfortable positioning the solutions, with a strong ROI to “C” level staff, who had probably never heard of our company and who had not allocated a budget for such fuel saving solutions.
Hi-Calibre took a great deal of time to understand us, our positioning and drivers and the personality types that would suit the company and our market. In total, I hired two Sales Managers (for Scandinavia and Middle East) and one Marketing Manager and we are currently using Hi-Calibre for sales staff in Greece and the USA.
I always found Hi-Calibre very proactive, diligent and willing to go that extra mile to ensure a successful recruitment campaign. They are efficient and think “outside the box”, focusing on providing a short list of quality candidates; in contrast to other recruitment companies who were working with us. The Hi-Calibre team have been a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to other organisations with a similar recruitment challenge.”
VP Worldwide Sales, Software & Cloud Hosting
“As your successful candidate started this morning within our PS team, I would take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your excellent work to find the right candidate.”
Engagement Manager, Professional Services (France), Marketing Applications Organisation
“In establishing and recruiting a team for a new UK operation it was essential for me to find a recruitment organisation that was professional, diligent in its candidate evaluation and with the ability to fully understand my business, the roles on offer and our recruitment process.
The team at Hi-Calibre certainly lived up to its name and provided me with a very professional, responsive service which delivered candidates of the highest calibre who were very well matched to each of the opportunities we were recruiting for.
As a result we selected and appointed a number of candidates proposed by Hi-Calibre who have become key assets within our operational team and I thoroughly recommend Hi-Calibre as a source for IT professionals of the highest standard where Hi-Calibre can and will become your “trusted advisor” in all recruitment matters.”
Country Manager, Software & Professional Services
“As we are a multilingual support organization in a multinational software company, finding the right candidates for our team is always a challenge. Apart from seeking customer service and the language skills, we require highly technical people who are keen to develop in a technical support role and who share our organization’s values.
Hi-Calibre is a key ally in finding the right people. It is a pleasure to work with their team as they go the extra mile to understand the requirements of each specific position and they provide first-class candidates.”
Technical Support Manager, Global Software Security Company
“In today’s economic & recruitment landscape there are nearly as many agencies to work with as there are professionals seeking employment opportunities, therefore selecting an agency to work with, in representing you at future employment opportunities, is almost as difficult as it is to find a job with so many candidates applying for a single opportunity.
It is well known that many of the recruitment agencies merely pass CV’s from one company to another without any real interest in promoting individuals and it is left to the prospective employer to sift through the numerous candidates in an attempt to find that match. The Hi-Calibre process is a very refreshing approach in that they take the time to meet with, understand the candidates background, personality and ambitions before promoting them to any prospective employer.
The end result is that Hi-Calibre matches and matched me with highly relevant opportunities where it is was very evident to any prospective employer in an instant that I had the right skill set, approach and value add to bring to their organisation.
Where the Hi-Calibre team scores very highly and goes that extra mile is that they take time to coach a candidate through all phases of a recruitment process and keep you informed every step of the way. It’s a very personable process built on knowing the candidate very well and being able to match them with opportunities at their growing client bases where they are the “Trusted Advisor” in their recruitment programs.”
VP Sales, SAAS, Candidate, Hi Calibre
“Hi-Calibre took a great deal of time to understand us, our positioning and drivers and the personality types that would suit the company and our market.
I always found Hi-Calibre very proactive, diligent and willing to go that extra mile to ensure a successful recruitment campaign. They are efficient and think “outside the box” focusing on providing a short list of quality candidates.
The Hi-Calibre team have been a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to other organisations with similar recruitment challenges.”
International Professional Services Manager in Digital Business, Western Europe
“I’ve dealt with a number of recruitment agencies, Hi-Calibre does not follow the same model; they’ll make sure you understand the job’s expectations, speak to you thoroughly over who you are, and fill in the gaps between you and the employer, simply, incredible people!“
Manager, Support Lead, Dubai
“I must say that I have found your company to live up to its name with flying colours. It is THE ONLY recruitment agency which has invested the time and made the effort to fully brief a candidate on the role. Hi-Calibre International certainly stands head and shoulders above much of the competition, especially those agencies who profess to offer a service without any personal contact, online only. I think they are truly missing the point and the value of being a good recruiter. I will certainly ask you to represent me in the future and would highly recommend you to others.”
Marketing Manager, Nordics, Hi Calibre (Candidate)
“There are recruitment agencies that just don’t care who they put forward and then there are Recruitment Consultants, like Hi-Calibre. The team genuinely care about finding quality candidates to match customer requirements. As both a customer and a past candidate, I believe Hi-Calibre offers an efficient and friendly service, with a more personal and professional level of contact, this instils a higher degree of confidence for all parties.”
EMEA IT Director, Data Centre & Systems, $B Global Financial Services Organisation
“We have been dealing with Hi-Calibre since 1991 to source and supply a complete recruitment solution ranging from Finance Director to Senior Technical Management and have provided our company with a range of services from client paid advertising to headhunting producing results in a cost effective manner.
We have found their service to be of a high standard, preselecting 3-4 quality candidates for each position and our Account Manager possesses good communication skills and integrity endeavoring always to keep us informed of progress on assignments. Candidates are fully briefed and selected on skills and personality to fit out Company culture which is vitally important to us. I also feel that their technical expertise and extensive knowledge of the Networking marketplace is a key strength and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a preferred supplier you can trust.”
Senior Personnel Manager, Global Networking Infrastructure Leader
“My first experience of Hi-Calibre was as a candidate. The service they gave me was first class, marketing my skills effectively, which led to a new very successful position. During my time as a candidate I found them to be very good communicators who kept me informed throughout the process from first approach to the final job offer some 7 years ago. Hi-Calibre became the obvious choice when I needed to recruit staff for my new Global employer.
Over the last few years Hi-Calibre have supplied me with 5 Senior staff members, Managers and a number who have gained further promotion into Senior Managerial positions. The consultant took time to understand my requirements to ensure the most appropriate candidates were presented for my approval. Another plus point is their willingness to work very closely with me as a client and to be extremely flexible when required. Customer Service skills are an asset which all the staff take very seriously. I have no hesitation in recommending Hi-Calibre International to anybody running a recruitment campaign or looking for individual IT staff at all levels and across a wide variety of disciplines.”
Director Infrastructure, $B Global Financial Services Organisation
“To source the right people who possess the right skills, experience and attitude is never an easy task, particularly for a company such as ours who’s products fit within the IBM and multi-protocol LAN/WAN interoperability networking environments. During the last few years we worked with several recruitment consultants prior to our involvement with Hi-Calibre. Suffice to say that it soon became evident that the standard of the candidates recommended and subsequently sent to us by Hi-Calibre was of a quality far in excess of anything we had previously experienced. In addition, the professional and friendly manner in which the Hi-Calibre team have handled all aspects of our business relationship have left us deeply impressed.”
European Sales Manager, Global Leader in IT Storage & Fibre Channel – EMEA
“I am writing to confirm that Sun Microsystems have been dealing with Hi-Calibre since 1991, to source and supply a complete recruitment solution ranging from Senior Group Directors, Sales & Marketing and Business Finance Management, VPs through to Technical Management and Support and have provided Sun with a range of services from Search & Selection to Headhunting over the years, producing excellent results in a cost effective manner.
We have found their service to be of a high standard, pre-selecting 3-4 quality candidates for each position and our Account Director, and her team possess excellent communication skills and integrity, endeavouring always to keep us informed of progress on assignments. Candidates are fully briefed and selected on skills and personality to fit our Company culture, which is vitally important to us, saving our Line Managers time and money.
I also feel that their technical expertise and extensive knowledge of the IT marketplace is a key strength and I would not hesitate in recommending them as a preferred supplier you can trust.”
HR Manager, Global Recruitment
“While in discussions regarding a role you thought was appropriate for me, throughout the whole process I was very impressed with you and your colleagues. I was dealing with a number of agencies at the time and your professionalism shone through above others.”
Pre-Sales Consultant , Candidate, Hi Calibre
Very apt name for this agency! The team were great throughout the process: Informative and conscientious when validating the prospect – clearly diligent in ensure suitability for their recruiter as well as for me as a candidate.
Insightful and encouraging ahead of interview – Felt like a good balance of aiding preparations but also careful not to falsify the process with ‘inside tips’. Efficient with updates and feedback afterwards – even when the role in question had uncertainty/fairly long periods of inactivity from the recruiter, communications were good.
I couldn’t fault their professionalism and their congratulations they offered was genuine. Ultimately….Would I recommend them? Yes. Would I seek their services again? Absolutely.”
Candidate, Hi Calibre