“Elaine has supported our businesses to recruit a number of senior leadership roles. I found she 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 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. As the first person a candidate meets, Elaine projects a professional and energetic image that reflects positively on the organisation.
I also engaged Elaine as a Coach to work with members of our senior leadership team during a transitional period, and to support individual development. The feedback from my team has been excellent"
Chris O’Connor, previous CEO Techcomp Europe
St Pierre Groupe Ltd
“Having had some negative experiences recruiting people who had the capability but were not a good fit with our company, we definitely didn’t want a faceless recruiter who would bombard us with unsuitable CVs. We were keen to find someone who wanted to get involved with our business and understand our culture and Elaine Rippon of Oakleigh Resourcing was recommended to us as being able to deliver the service that we wanted. She visited us, talked to the wider team and developed a thorough understanding of our business and our requirements. We have worked with Elaine on a number of recruitment assignments since, and can fully recommend her.”
Jeremy Gilboy, Founder & Managing Director St Pierre Groupe Ltd
“I had a series of executive coaching sessions in preparation for my transition to CEO of the company. Elaine very quickly understood the needs of the business meaning that the sessions were able to focus on the most important areas. In addition, she was able to use her own experience to give advice and point me in the direction of valuable reading material in specific areas. I found the sessions extremely useful and they were invaluable as preparation for a smooth transition. I would strongly recommend Elaine as an executive coach.”
Dr Roger Fenske, CEO Edinburgh Instruments
"Elaine is rare breed of recruiter who listens to her clients and goes out of her way to delight them. I have used Elaine to recruit a vast range of roles and I have been delighted with who she found. She got to know the company culture and role needs intimately and was able to carefully match client & candidate needs and character. She also cares about her clients and candidates; they are not just an income for Elaine. All my team that she recruited received follow up calls to check on them once in place. In addition, Elaine has coached numerous team members in personal development which has also reaped rewards. I can’t recommend Elaine highly enough and will definitely be using her skills again."
Louise Waggett, Marketing Controller