Date: 11 August 2011
Industry: Construction & Engineering
Job Title: Operations Officer
It’s been great dealing with you over the past few.
Your understanding of the various briefs that we gave you was excellent and as the relationship developed we were able to hone in on the right type of people for the project. For future clients I can recommend that people form a similarly close relationship to get the best out of your search process.
Best of luck with your business and it’s been a pleasure, Al
Date: 9 August 2011
Industry: Construction & Engineering
Job Title: Construction Manager
From the time Armstrong Appointments put themselves to the task of seeking a suitable position for me, it has been one of professionalism, dedication and at all times following up on the status - I was always kept informed of progress or delays.
Several options were pursued and as a result of the commitment by consultant Paige, I am now happily working on my new project in a senior position...
Well done Paige!
Date: 1 June 2011
Job Title: Learning and Development Technology Specialist
I'm writing this in deep appreciation to Julie for being so amazing in assisting me secure my dream job.
She has been instrumental in everything. She kept me informed, involved and she was always there for me during the process. She went the extra mile, guided me and really took the time to help me be selected by this wonderful company.
I am totally grateful to Julie and I truly wish her all the success as she continues to impact and change other people's lives, in helping them grow in their careers.
Thank you Julie and be blessed.
Date: 21 April 2011
Job Title: Brand Manager
My name is Haley and I had the pleasure of interacting with Beverley last October whilst interviewing for a position with my new employer. I’m writing to provide some insight into our interaction.
Going through the interview process is always quite trying, I tend to feel like I’ve got to justify myself over and over again until a company sees the potential in you that you happen to see in them for partnership, my experience last year was void of the above thanks mostly to Beverley.
Having met her was certainly a blessing as she handled me with respect and honestly believed in my capabilities which I had assured her that I never over sell. Being placed at my new employer as Brand Manager for some high level Clients has been thrilling and I would not have achieved this if it weren’t for Beverley in my corner.
I’ve dealt with other recruitment agencies in the past and it’s never a pleasant experience, often you leave them feeling inadequate, doubting your skills and generally feeling slightly damaged – not Armstrong Appointments though, I really felt as I had someone in my corner rooting for me.
This letter of thanks should have reached you a long time ago, I must just apologise for the delay and relay my gratitude to Beverley and Armstrong Appointments.
Thanking you sincerely.
Date: 30 November 2010
Job Title: Production & Control Manager
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to compliment your company and especially Julie for the excellent service that I have received this year.
Julie responded to my application for an advertised position and throughout the interview stages, her professionalism, dedication and trying to match my requirements with those of your clients was like a breath of fresh air.
Julie was in a class of her own, especially when compared to other personnel agents. Even though I did not accept the first position that I was offered, Julie did not just drop me and continued to look for other positions for me. Other agencies try to force you to accept a position if it is offered to you, but Julie offered great advice, tried to get the client to compromise on the areas of the position that were not to my liking, and even when we were not successful, she continued to seek opportunities for me and did not just give up on me. This is very rare in your industry.
Julie was like a friend that I felt comfortable talking to, I was happy to share openly with as to what I was looking for, and I knew she would have my best interests at heart, not just her commission and target achievement. Well done Julie I will certainly recommend you to any other candidates that become known to me. I really appreciated the effort and time Julie invested into getting to know me as person; looking at my skills, experience and my personality and selling these to your clients.
Thank you once again for the excellent service that was received from Julie and your company.
Date: 7 October 2010
Job Title: Legal Advisor
My Name is Saloshnee and I have been successfully placed by Armstrong Appointments under the exceptional care and guidance of Claire.
I must admit I was surprised! I had never thought that a position could be offered to me in such a short period of time.
Claire’s ethical approach and efficiency coupled with her genuine concern for my needs is not only refreshing but also a requirement in any recruitment agent. I especially appreciated the fact that she did not oversell the position or my prospects of success for that matter. This kept me grounded and realistic, and in the end I personally got more than I expected.
Having spent the last two months in my current position, I can with honesty confirm that I am happy! Many thanks to Claire and her team at Armstrong Appointments for placing me in one of the largest and most successful organizations in Africa.
Claire and her team clearly know their field of work. They possess expert knowledge and a well developed understanding of the industry and their clients’ needs. Undoubtedly this saves time, expense and unnecessary frustrations for all those concerned.
I accordingly am able to with certainty and pleasure recommend both Claire and Armstrong Appointments!
Date: 15 September 2010
Industry: Marketing Research
Job Title: Program Co-ordinator
I would like to compliment you and your staff member Beverley for the outstanding service that was received during my recruitment process.
Beverley responded quickly to my application for an advertised position and throughout the interview stages, her professionalism, enthusiasm and compassionate nature was wonderfully refreshing.
For the first time, I enjoyed the process of working with a recruitment agent because of the personal commitment that Beverley created with me.
Given that my previous experience with numerous recruiters was impersonal in nature, I really appreciated the effort and time Beverley invested into getting to know me as person; my skills, experience and my personality.
I commend you for acquiring and retaining such a high calibre staff member and thank you once again for the excellent service that was received.
Date: 30 August 2010
Job Title: HR Manager
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
This serves to confirm my working relationship with Paige of Armstrong Appointments.
The engineering industry faces many challenges in terms of staffing, with the main issue being the current national skills shortage. Within our company, we seek highly skilled, high caliber employees (local and foreign) who possess an admirable work ethic. I am very particular about the employees we hire in the KZN region, since working in a consulting environment requires a special kind of employee. Armstrong Appointments, represented by Paige, have been able to assist us in meeting these challenges.
Armstrong Appointments has recently been placed on our group’s preferred supplier list as a result of positive discussions and excellent business services we have acquired via Paige. Paige’s approach is to screen employees according to the very specifications I send to her, right down to the last detail. Furthermore, she tries her best to closely understand my needs as a client. This results in us receiving a few quality candidates’ CVs to review, which is highly appreciated.
Our initial contact has strengthened over time due to Paige’s perseverance and great business development skills which were not overtly pressurizing. She has found a special way of understanding my pressures as a client which has led to the good understand we have. I have had success in placing candidates of high caliber via Armstrong Appointments to date and am considering a few others currently. The professional service I receive from Armstrong Appointments is valuable to our recruitment initiatives within the company.
Personally, I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Paige.
Date: 30 August 2010
Job Title: HR Consultant
It is definitely my pleasure to be able to provide a reference on your company. We have worked with Armstrong Appointments since Melanie joined the team last year.
I can safely say that Armstrong Appointments is my preferred recruitment agency. Melanie has partnered very effectively with myself and my team and this has resulted in her really understanding our needs better.
The candidates that are submitted are carefully screened and meet our recruitment specifications. We receive constant feedback on all positions and the turnaround times on submission of candidates are amazing.
I would definitely recommend Armstrong as a recruitment partner.
Date: 18 August 2010
Job Title: HR Manager
I would like to pass my sincere thanks and congratulations onto Julie (Your Recruitment Consultant), she has handled all my correspondence to date, with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
It is truly rare in this day and age to have 360 degree feedback, delivered timeously and with enthusiasm. Please pass my personal thanks onto Julie for all her wonderful help, and her super "Can Do" attitude.
Well Done Julie!!
Date: 3 August 2010
Job Title: Managing Director
I came in contact with Julie when I saw a senior management role advertised by her and applied for it. Her response was prompt and admirably professional.
She went about the interview and profiling processes and reference checks quickly and thoroughly.
She also went to great lengths to keep me up to date with the progress with regard to the appointment.
She is a welcome breath of fresh air in the recruitment consulting scene and I am delighted to know her.
Date: 3 August 2010
Job Title: Financial Manager
Dear Sir / Madam,
I recently applied for a financial position in Tanzania via Armstrong Appointments.
The consultant is Julie.
From the first telephonic conversation and subsequent calls, I was immensely impressed with the warm and professional way in which she handled the application.
I am of the opinion that Julie has all the 'elements' of being a real asset and would not hesitate for one moment to employ her.
She is a star in what she is doing and I know will contribute to the success of your company in a very natural positive way.
The first consultant ever in my 'busy' career of whom I have such praise.
With kind regards
Date: 26 July 2010
Job Title: Senior Civil Engineer
I was impressed by the professionalism expressed by Armstrong Appointments when they successfully arranged for me to get me new job with a reputable SA company.
It was a pleasure communicating with Paige who always kept me well informed on progress and also offered good advice.
I recommend Armstrong Appointments to any job seeker wishing to progress their careers.
Thank you Paige.
Date: 26 July 2010
Thank you for replying. I am impressed with Armstrong Appointments, mainly because your company acknowledged receipt. Well done!
I also think you are a good Receptionist. Time and time again I have dealt with companies before whereby the Receptionist does not speak clearly and I have to ask her to repeat what she has said. I did not have to ask you this as you spoke clearly on the phone and were very polite. So well done to you!
I am so aware of this as I have had voice training and voice clarity is very important. First impressions, which is the “telephone” is priority in business.
Date: 19 July 2010
Job Title: Customer Development Accountant
The excellent levels of service and professionalism are truly admired. Thanks for all your effort and hard work in securing me with my new position. It is greatly appreciated.
You are a great ambassador for the company and an outstanding individual to work with. You were prompt in your communication and always willing to assist. I am looking forward to my new position, one which I’m sure will be a rewarding and fulfilling one.
A really heart felt thank you to you.
Date: 16 July 2010
Industry: Information Technology
Job Title: Systems Analyst
I would like to thank Bev and Armstrong Appointments for finding me a suitable place of employment in line with my career plans.
She has been so supporting in the recruitment process.
She went an extra mile for me to ensure that I prepare well in the curriculum vitae submission phase and in the interview phase.
Bev pays attention to detail and she kept me in the loop with feedback from the company. Bev even came to see me in the workplace and she ensured that I have settled in well.
I would gladly refer any of my associates to Armstrong Appointments.
I am grateful to Bev and Armstrong Appointments for such great service.
Thank you ever so much for going an extra mile for me.
Date: 1 July 2010
Job Title: IT Support
I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything that you have done for me to change my life.
Getting this job was the best thing that has ever happened in my life, let me say I have not yet experienced anything bad in the company so far and I am doing everything I can to make sure that I perform to my maximum abilities
I just want to ensure you that you will never regret recruiting me for this job. The atmosphere here is very friendly and I am happy.
I will make sure that I will work as hard as possible, believe me I won’t let you down, I do not want to disappoint you after all your hard work.
I know I can count on your help in the future.
Date: 20 April 2010
Job Title: Safety Officer
I would like to thank Armstrong Appointments Recruitment Specialists for helping me in securing an employment with an International Mining Group. It is through your tremendous support that made this possible for me.
I am sure that I will enjoy my stay with the company, and that they will not regret having me as part of their team members. This all, I can say confidently because of the continuous help I enjoy under the Armstrong Appointments umbrella.
My special thanks goes to Claudene for keeping me informed and also negotiating on my behalf. I truly appreciate her efforts, she really make me feel part of the Armstrong family. The fact that she’s still offering a shoulder to lean on, makes me feel welcomed even before my arrival.
I hope my relationship with Armstrong will continue to be as strong and wishing you much success in future.
I thank you
Date: 24 March 2010
Job Title: Electrician
I finally understand and appreciate the important role that you and your company played in my career.
You are a vigorous individual, deeply devoted to your job. Your skills of communication and planning are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time bound. All these attributes have become the brightest part of my career.
I would have missed an opportunity which might never be repeated but through your visionary determination all efforts became a success. I will work with dedication and assimilate what ever is necessary to become a good tradesman and that will be to the satisfaction of you, knowing how successful all your efforts were. The past is your heritage, the present is your responsibility, and the future is your challenge.
May you get strength to have vision of tomorrow and the vision of future hope.
YOUR COMPANY IS GOOD AND YOU ARE A GREAT REPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Thank you for everything you have done for me.
Date: 17 September 2009
Job Title: HR Senior
I have been very satisfied with the courteous and professional service delivered by Armstrong Appointments and have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies.
Date: 17 September 2009
Job Title: Project Geologist
At my last interview, I was asked by my current manager “How does a geologist living in the Westrand (Gauteng), working in the Westrand (Gauteng), get a recruitment agency based in La Lucia Ridge-Umhalanga (KwaZulu Natal) get you an interview at a mining house operating in the Westrand (Gauteng)?”
Well I guess it boils down to market intelligence and sector knowledge as well as a team of highly trained recruitment consultants who have kept that personal touch and response, speed of a niche.
Their success lies in their unique experience putting the satisfaction and wishes of their candidates and clients first.