“In a situation that could have been very stressful, Patrick and Nora immediately made me feel at ease. Having never done an interview by videocall before I wasn’t sure what to expect, but Patrick and Nora managed to convey their warmth and approachability from the outset, which made me feel very comfortable with both them and the process. I felt as though I was treated with respect at all times and Patrick also provided invaluable feedback after the interview process which has provided great learning. If I were to have an interview with Patrick or Nora again in the future I would feel assured that I was in safe hands.”
- Patrick Anderson, Candidate for Senior Management Position
“Just want to pass on congratulations from the trustees of The Speedwell Trust ! We were very impressed with the efficiency and expertise of Engage and this made the interview process run smoothly. I was just appointed as the new chair of the Trust, so personally much relieved for all your assistance! ”
- Laura Swaile, Chair, Speedwell Trust
“Engage Executive Talent led the process to find the next CEO for Fields of Life. This was an incredibly important appointment for all involved in Fields of Life. I really enjoyed working with Nora and Patrick as they supported us through the process and eventually to making an appointment. The process was complicated by Covid 19 but Engage helped us navigate through the mainly on line interviews which worked very well. I would very readily recommend Engage!!”
- Angus Wilson, Trustee, Fields of Life
“Praxis Care recently used Engage Executive Talent to recruit new Board Members with specific skills. They provided a very professional service and organised a highly competent list of interested experienced professionals. We successfully completed the exercise and are very pleased with the result. I would have no hesitation in using them again or indeed recommending them to other parties.”
- Ken Brundle, Chair, Praxis Care
“Engage Executive Talent provided Ballyhackamore Credit Union with an excellent service in the recruitment of an appropriately qualified and experienced member for its management board.
Initially we met with 3 members of Engage Executive Talent staff including the CEO to discuss the needs of Ballyhackamore in terms of board skills and to agree our terms of engagement including costs and timelines. Once these were agreed Con Collins from Engage Executive Talent worked closely with us in the selection of 4 suitably skilled and experienced potential board members.
Thanks to the excellent service provided by Engage Executive Talent a new board member has joined our Management Board
- Janet Booker, Manager, Ballyhackamore Credit Union Ltd
“As CEO, I found the experience very straightforward, with CO3 managing the process from start to finish - drafting recruitment pack, circulating widely through the CO3 network, sifting potential candidates, providing suggested questions to assist with informed discussions, through to facilitating those discussions and post appointment follow up.
We were impressed with the calibre of the candidates presented and how well they met our brief in terms of attributes, skills and experienced we were looking for. All in all an excellent, value for money service that I would not hesitate to use again.”
- Joan McGinn, Chief Executive, The Orchardville Society
“As a small charitable community organisation we have found it difficult to recruit trustees, C03 were recommended to us by Jo Murphy, CEO of Lighthouse Charity- a former Chair of New Lodge Duncairn Community Health Partnership. Initially we were sceptical as to the added benefit this engagement would bring, thankfully we were proved wrong. Con and Nora came to meet with us to outline the support that C03 could offer and Con was on hand throughout the process offering advice and support. The calibre of the applicants interested in serving on our Board was incredible, and we have been able to secure 3 trustees with skills and experience that will assist us as we move forward, despite the challenges evident within the community sector.”
- Julie Jamieson, Project Manager, New Lodge Duncairn CHP
“As Chair of Relate(NI), I was delighted with the work carried out for us by CO3 in the recent exercise to appoint a new CEO and refresh our Board. Nora and the team were highly professional and kept the processes moving at pace. They were systematic in designing the procedures we used and in working with us to understand our needs and the criteria which would help us select the right people. We achieved an excellent pool in both competitions and the sift and interview exercises were carried out to a very high standard. We are very pleased with the appointments. With CO3’s wrap-around on-boarding service, and excellent value for money, we are extremely pleased with the service offered.”
- Claire Archbold, former Chair, Relate NI
“Extern engaged with CO3 when recruiting a senior management role in our Business Development Directorate. We had previously struggled to fill the post and decided to engage CO3 following a thorough review of all available options. From our initial engagement right through to the appointment of the successful candidate CO3 were incredibly knowledgeable, very attentive and totally professional. They ensured that we had the right candidates to choose from and we are very happy with the service we received. I cannot recommend CO3 highly enough for their Executive recruitment service and would have no hesitation in using them again.”
- Danny McQuillan, Director of Services, Extern Group
“Craft NI worked with C03 to recruit both an interim and permanent Director for the organisation in 2018/19. C03 took the time to really understand our organisation and the sector, as well as what we needed for this particular stage in our strategic development. The recruitment went smoothly with candidates selected from an appropriate pool. Co3 were available to provide information to us and to candidates at all times and for a small organisation, Co3’s support on the logistics was a huge time-saver for a small staff and Board team. We had confidence in the interview process that it was fairly managed with questions to show all the different aspects of candidates strengths and weaknesses.”
- Katherine McDonald, Director, Craft NI