"I have had the great opportunity and pleasure to work with Denise to support our recruitment needs. Denise has the ability to have a technical understanding of the role while fitting to team and company culture.
Denise approached pureLiFi to discuss a unique way of solving our recruitment needs, through pick & mix. We trialed out 2 of the 5 pick & mix options - to great success. Whether it’s using their job boards or the candidate search, pick & mix allows employers to tailor and tweak the service to their budget and to market trends. We valued the service so much that we’ve continued to use this process for all our recruitment needs. Denise continues to provide a more traditional recruitment method (exceptionally well) but pick & mix is something new, different and unique that has worked very well for our business needs."
Jess Igoe, HR Manager
"1 Being made redundant after many years with the one company, can be a daunting prospect. I attended group and 1-2-1 sessions held by Denise Baxter, which not only explained how the modern job marketplace operates but provided invaluable assistance in joining that market. Group sessions were held with colleagues in a similar position (i.e. seeking a job), which were informative, and described in practical terms the steps you need to follow to get noticed for the new job role that you seek. Following the group session, I had an excellent 1-2-1 with Denise, to help me focus on my specific aims and job targets. Of most help were template and example job cover letters and CVs, to help capture the eye of a recruiter and make that initial impression. Again, feedback and support from Denise on my CV was invaluable, as well as the boost of confidence, which all such job seekers need.
Quite simply, I would not have found (and been offered) a job opportunity so quickly without the help of Denise. Highly recommended."
I have worked with Denise since 2017 and I have been very impressed by the way she listened carefully to understand the service we were looking for and she very quickly created a solution that dovetailed exactly. She demonstrated flair and acumen and has diligently provided two helplines, a microsite and supporting literature. She is proactive in terms of relationship management and has been innovative in her design of an online Management Information site. It's a pleasure to work with her.
David Bryce, Protection Proposition Consultant
Kenny McAllister has worked closely with us at ERPaaS (Oracle Gold Partner and AI vendor). He made it a priority to fully understand our business and our recruiting needs before looking for candidates. With his enthusiasm for our venture and knowledge of our requirements, he presented us with the best candidates available having already spent a lot of time with them ensuring they were the right fit for us. Always listening and communicating updates with us, he is a pleasure to work with and someone who will simply produce results. Cannot recommend Kenny highly enough.
Robert Peddie, Director of Technical Architecture
"Kenny is a top-notch recruiter who provided the Kelway Services business with a number of contract resources, spanning; 1st Line Service Desk to CCIE Consultants. The flexibility offered worked well for the fast-paced environment Kelway operated in and the ad-hoc service at short notice was a huge value add. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with Kenny or the team again on another assignment. Highly recommended and competitive managed service rates"
Rachel Murphy, Delivery Director
"I first met Kenny McAllister in the 1990s and was impressed that a young recruiter could deliver so much, so accurately and so quickly. The largest project he did for us was to staff an entire SOX compliance project for our UK Treasury technology lines across the UK. We had been let down on resources by our audit partner firm. Although I am no longer a 'hiring manager', I introduce clients and candidates to Kenny with confidence he will give of his best. He's a great guy andone who understands 'My word is my bond'"
Grant Bowman, CFO & Head of European Treasury Operations
"Kenny helped me land the perfect job. He gave me lots of detailed insight and information about the company, kept me regularly informed when there were some unforeseen delays to the recruitment process and has kept in touch since I started my new role. One of the best recruiters I have had the pleasure of dealing with. Thanks Kenny"
"Kenny is a true professional and also a very nice guy, which is sometimes a difficult combination today. His knowledge of technology gives him the ability to understand what is required and does it with integrity, respect and honesty. These traits set him aside from others whether working directly in the sector or working in recruitment. I can highly recommend Kenny and if required would use him for my recruitment."
"Kenny is a complete breath of fresh air when it comes to his approach in sourcing talent and matching individuals to the most appropriate openings. Kenny worked through my skills, needs, aspirations and at no time during our engagement promised anything other than a 100% commitment to help finding suitable matches. His advice was always considered and sound while his knowledge of and connections to the Scottish IT market is considerable. I would gladly recommend Kenny to anyone looking for that next career move who is seeking a service more professional and personal in approach than the standard confetti CV approach, all too prevalent in the recruitment sector."
Andrew G, Senior Account Manager
"Kenny has worked closely with us for the past year or so. He made it a priority to fully understand our business and our recruiting needs before looking for candidates. With his enthusiasm for our venture and knowledge of our requirements he presented us with the best candidates available having already spent a lot of time with them ensuring they were the right fit for us. Always listening and communicating updates with us, he is a pleasure to work with and someone who will simply produce results. Cannot recommend Kenny highly enough."
Robert P, Director of Architecture
"Kenny is a top-notch recruiter who provided the business with a large number of Contract resources spanning 1st Line Service Desk to CCIE Consultants. The flexibility offered by Kenny and team worked well for the fast-paced environment we operated in and the ad-hoc service at short notice was a huge value add. I would not hesitate to work with Kenny and the team again. Highly recommended and competitive managed service rates."
Rachel M, CEO
"I had the pleasure of reporting into Kenny during my time in the business. I found him to be truly inspirational during that time. With excellent leadership skills and market knowledge, I am sure that most consultants would relish the opportunity to be led by him."
Paul J, Senior Talent & Recruitment Manager
Denise came recommended to us by a member of the team who had worked with her in the past and knew of her by her considerable reputation. It was clear from the rendering process that Denise would be more than a safe pair of hands. She demonstrated that she would be prepared to go over and above in her support of our employees at such a sensitive time. Additionally, Denise is blessed with the emotional savvy that we knew would be key given the breadth of roles affected. This was key to our selection and it proved to be the case during the support she offered over a period of 3 months. Denise was able to balance the obvious sensitivities with a determination to get our employees focused on the basics of CV writing, personal presentation and a targeted job search. This she did this using less well-known and more effective channels to get our people to the front of the queue. As always, the proof is always in the results and they started coming in positively within days, for which we are so grateful. Some views shared already:
“Denise was absolutely amazing in supporting me after the redundancy. She understood the distress I was going through due to loss of employment and demonstrated her utmost support empathetically in order to make me feel better and brighter whenever I spoke with her. I could feel her sincerity and concern as a person caring for another person, instead of just doing her job. She has made me feel I am confiding in a friend who truly cares about my wellbeing”.
“I could tell Denise has rolled her sleeves up to help all of us. She has relentlessly worked with us to get our CV’s updated, improved our interview skills and kept us updated on the jobs market. I personally believe she has gone way over and above for all of us and that she truly cares”.
“I have consulted Denise twice for my job interviews and I have learnt a lot of useful tips from her. She is always quick to respond and will try her best to be available even after office hours. She checks in on my team regularly to ensure we are on the right track and have the right mindset when looking for jobs. I am very pleased to have her as my outplacement support contact”.
“I would like to say Denise Baxter has played a huge part in me being prepared for interviews, she has been amazing and I would strongly recommend anyone to take up this offer of Outplacement.”
Gary Wright, Group HR Director, Hunter