"Elaine Rippon, Director of Oakleigh Resourcing, has been the critical success factor in securing my first interim appointment. It would not have been possible without her contacts and business knowledge within such a short time period. I shall look to Elaine to help me secure my next interim appointment in due course."
Mark Wright, Interim Talent & Reward Director, Houghton
Executive Recruitment Project: Financial Controller, British Council
I am now in my fourth week with the British Council, meeting new colleagues and
learning about the diverse nature of the organisation’s activities. The journey through
the recruitment process was both challenging and enjoyable and I appreciated the
active role that you played in guiding me successfully through.
Financial Controller, Programmes & Projects,
Executive Recruitment Assignment: Managing Director, ANH Europe
"We were delighted with the service received from Oakleigh Resourcing in recruiting a Managing Director. Elaine conducted the whole process in a professional and timely manner from visiting the organisation and meeting the staff, drawing up a brief, advertising the vacancy, reviewing the applicants and drawing up a short list of five excellent candidates for final interview. She then participated in the final interviews and advised on the Terms and Conditions of Employment for the successful candidate.
Elaine ensured that we were fully informed throughout the recruitment process and was always sensitive to the needs and feelings of all the individuals involved.
We have no hesitation in recommending the services of Oakleigh Resourcing as a professional recruitment organisation."
Alec Bowden, Managing Director, ANH Europe Ltd
Executive Recruitment Assignment: Managing Director (£100k package), Washington Mills
“When seeking a managing director for our facility in Manchester, UK, Washington Mills relied on Oakleigh Resourcing. Elaine Rippon met with key managers, toured our manufacturing facility, and accurately assessed the business environment and organizational needs. Her exceptional capability and preparation resulted in a number of highly qualified candidates, making the final selection very successful. Elaine ensured that the recruitment process for both the candidates and our company were conducted at the highest professional level. I was totally pleased with the process and resulting appointment. Simply put, damn good job!"
Ronald R. Campbell, Chief Operating Officer, Washington Mills (USA)
Executive Recruitment Assignment: Director of Operations (North) - Cats Protection
"I am delighted to recommend Elaine, writing both as a client and a candidate. When I applied for the post of Director of Operations at Cats Protection, she guided me through the process with great skill and sensitivity. In particular, she is adept at eliciting the information required from candidates in a subtle yet probing manner, whilst simultaneously providing them with the context and feedback they need. Subsequently, Elaine recruited three Heads of Operations and two Development Managers and demonstrated her ability to get beneath the skin of an organisation to fully understand its requirements and culture; the rigour and quality of her work amply demonstrated by the high calibre of candidates on the shortlist.”
Mark Rawden, Director of Operations (North), Cats Protection
Recruitment Assignments: Operations Service Manager, Leadership & Management Advisors, Business Advisors, Innovation Specialists, Access to Finance Specialists, Team Leaders.
"Elaine has taken the meaning of service to the next level she has supported the recruitment to several of our key contracts providing us with a range of experienced professionals with the ability to be immediately effective. Elaine is open and enthusiastic – she is practical in her project management and has always delivered exceptional service and candidates who go beyond the job spec."
Kate Jenkinson, HR Director, Business Link Northwest
Executive Recruitment Assignment: Finance Director
“I found Elaine understood the business needs very quickly and worked with us to make the process of defining the type of candidate and personality profile effortless. Feedback from all of the candidates was extremely positive about their experience of dealing with her during the screening process; this makes the job of the interviewer much easier when you meet a well informed and motivated person. The quality of the people we considered was excellent and a real testimonial to Elaine."
Chris O’Connor, CEO, Bibby Scientific (Barloworld)
Head of Information, Systems & Digital Products
"Elaine restored my faith in recruiters, full stop. Elaine cares, and that is clear from the start; when she first phoned me I could tell that this was going to be different. Elaine gave me all the information, and more, that I needed to apply and interview for the job. After the interview she stayed in close contact, which is rare, and has given me continuing support - no 'job done' attitude here. I have recommended Elaine to other colleagues both recruiters and people seeking work."
Head of Information, Systems & Digital Products