Testimonials

Hear what our clients and candidates have to say about their recruitment experience with us.

Interim Head of Digital & Supporter Giving - Mark Hopkins

Asthma UK

Having tried countless recruitment agencies who always lacked across 2 key areas, quality of candidates sourced and account management, my experience has been transformed since working with Katie @ TTS. The speed, efficiency, communications and most importantly quality of candidates has been exceptional and a real breath of fresh air compared to previous experiences. Very much looking forward to working together in the future.

Deputy Director of Brand & Content

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

We needed to recruit two senior digital roles in a hurry! And Jael and Katie came to the rescue! Not only were they super speedy, they were super-nice to work with as well.

 

Our placed candidate - Head of Trusts and Statutory

Tommy's

‘Applying to and interviewing for Tommy’s was hands-down the best recruitment process I’ve gone through. Heather supported me from beginning to end, keeping me informed, giving me helpful advice and just talking things through with me. Since then I’ve placed two roles in my new team with Heather, so I got to benefit from the other side too!’

Senior Manager - Communications and Digital Jessica Nazzari

Operation Smile

Heather really took the pressure off this whole process, and it was one of the best recruitment experiences I’ve ever had.  Our candidate has now started and is fantastic so we’re thrilled!

Head of Innovation

Barnardos

Heather was fantastic to work with, she really took the time to understand what was required with the role and I wouldn't hesitate to work with and recommend The Talent Set again.

Deputy Head of Communications - Tristan Garrick

Barnet Council

“Jael and her team at The Talent Set provided excellent service in sourcing and placing high-calibre candidates for our growing communications team. Their support made the recruitment process a lot simpler and pain-free at a time when we had precious little time and urgent need to fill critical posts.”

Assistant Director of Engagement - Beth Gardener

Anthony Nolan

"Jael took the time to meet me and really understand the organisation and role. She then submitted a few select choices rather than bombarding me with CVs. I interviewed three of the four candidates she sent me, and offered to one. The Talent Set made the whole process refreshingly easy. Would definitely use them again."

Head of Marketing - Coleen Hubbard

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

"Our organisation is specialist and so are the people who work here. When I work with Jael, I know that she’s taken the time to understand whether the candidate will fit into the culture and understand our values. Unlike some other recruiters, I know that Jael has taken the time to understand what we’re looking for, what the candidate needs in a work environment, and whether we match. She’s honest, communicative and driven – exactly what you need in a recruiter."

Digital Director - Michael Wilkinson

The Royal National Institute for Deaf People

"I have been able to build an A-star team thanks to The Talent Set's help over the past year. Unlike any other agency I have worked with, they really invest the time in getting to know not only our organisation but me as a leader to make sure we find the best possible candidates. Our Talent Set appointments have become integral parts of our new team."

Head of Brand Communications and Marketing - Nivvi Briffa

Action for Children

"My first experience of working with The Talent Set was great and I will absolutely use them again. Heather was amazing at taking my recruitment stresses away. She took time to understand what I was looking for and really took that on board. Heather was lovely to work with and provided excellent efficient service. Thank you!"

Senior Brand Consultant - Melissa Selwood

British Red Cross

"Working with the Talent Set has felt like a real partnership. Jael and Victoria found me a brilliant role at the British Red Cross a couple of years ago, and have regularly kept in touch to check in for a general chat and to see how thing are going. I feel they understand the delicate balance of a person who is both a marketer and a parent. It is refreshing to work with a recruitment agency that really listen, and know you as a person and I have never felt like a person in a long list of candidates. I would highly recommend the Talent Set to anyone looking for employment, or to employ someone."

Interim Communications Consultant - Catriona Finlayson

NFER

"I highly recommend Victoria and her company, having worked with recruiters both as a client and as a candidate, I was really impressed by her insight, diligence and understanding of the brief and of my requirements. Rather than receiving a generic email, with job opportunities that were not relevant to my skills and experience, Victoria took the time to find out what I was interested in and only put forward a role that she thought was right both for me and my potential employer. Delighted to say I was successful and looking forward to starting my new interim contract, but it was thanks to Victoria's support and extensive knowledge that helped me secure the role. I wish Victoria and Jael every success for the future and will be recommending them to friends, colleagues and other clients."

Communications & Press - Josie Emanuel

NHS England

"Suey and the team at The Talent Set were a pleasure to deal with throughout the recruitment process. Suey’s enthusiasm and dedication to finding the right fit made it a wonderful experience and I felt supported throughout."

Head of Marketing

Barnardos

We were finding it hard to find the right candidate for a role in our Digital Marketing Team so were really pleased when Heather found us someone with just the right skills and experience and she ensured that the recruitment process went smoothly. It’s fantastic that the successful candidate has just joined the team.

Press & Public Relations - Lucy Constable

Pancreatic Cancer UK

"I have been really impressed with the Talent Set! Having worked with and spoken with a number of recruiters in the past, none have been as helpful with the whole process. From giving encouraging feedback on my CV to giving constructive and helpful advice with interview tasks. I was really cautious about making a move into a new role but Suey and Jael made the process really easy and I’m really excited to start a new position that's perfect for me. "

Marketing Director - Ranila Ravi-Burslem

Charities Aid Foundation

"Jael and Victoria are brilliant at finding the right talent with the right mindset. The people they have found for me at CAF and NEST have always been a great success. Plus they are great fun to work with!!"

Head of Digital - Emma Callagher

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

"I can’t recommend The Talent Set highly enough. Jael and Victoria really take the time to get to know you as a candidate, and only match you to the most relevant roles. Their collective years of experience and excellent connections across the sector meant they were able to place me in a brilliant new role very quickly. They provide a more personal, tailored approach, and working with them is truly collaborative experience."

 

Head of Marketing & Communications - Melanie Dulling

Financial Services Compensation Scheme

"I have worked with Jael and Victoria for several years, both as a client and a candidate; in short, they are great partners. They get underneath a company’s brief and really get a feel for culture, work style and career ambition and that makes a huge difference as a candidate – I went into interviews well prepared and with a good feel for where I could add value. As a client, I have always had an open relationship, helping them to understand the organisation, the team and focus. They are incredibly smart and knowledgeable, so can flex in terms of different recruitment solutions. They brief candidates well and challenge where needed and make the whole process clear and to my timetable. And they stay in touch – a rare thing today!"

 

Marketing & Communications Executive - Olivia Foster

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

"Working with Kris has been unbelievable. My opinion of recruiters has been completely overturned. Kris went out of the way to help me prepare for an interview and set me at ease, and made me feel with actions, not just words, that I truly was the right candidate for the job. I will recommend working with Kris to anyone. What a lovely person, and so very good at their job"

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