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“Chris, thanks for all of your help on recruitment over the past 18-24 months, you have been a great help to me and provided a service that I can trust and depend on. I’ve also learnt a lot and thanks to you we have brought some great people into the team. We gave you a challenging recruitment brief but rather than try and send us whatever profiles you had, you really listened. This approach pays dividends in the long run and you are now a trusted advisor and partner in our recruitment activity and when you send us a profile, I know that it always worth serious consideration”
Audit Manager- FTSE 100 Energy
‘’Giles has a long connection with our business, recruiting all our legal staff for the past 10 years. He has covered roles from Company Secretarial Administrators, ICSA qualified, Paralegals through to recently qualified and senior Lawyers. Giles is very personable and a real pleasure to work with. He understands our business and his applicants are always a very good match to the roles and all candidates have obviously been well briefed on both the company and the role they are being interviewed for. Giles thinks, in particular, to the “fit” of the candidate to the business and if has put a candidate forward they are nearly always worth interviewing! Giles is open and honest to all parties regarding their expectations. I can highly recommend Giles to any company looking for someone to handle their legal recruitment.’’
HR Director, Global Business Services
"Chris is a knowledgeable professional with a keen drive to succeed on behalf of his clients. He approaches his role with tenacity and is exacting with short-listing. He maintains clear and regular communication throughout the process, thus providing comfort to the client in terms of status and outcome."
Director of Corporate Internal Audit – FTSE 100
'’Giles' real strength is that he listens to candidates, and genuinely wants to understand where they are in their careers and what they want both now and for the future. As a result Giles got me into a role which was not even being advertised - in fact it was created just for me, and as a result it was exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend Giles to anyone seeking a high quality recruitment service.’’
Partner- Legal 500
‘Chris works hard to understand our exact requirements, and properly and honestly weighs up candidates before recommending them for interview. As a result, we have an excellent working relationship, and the success rate is noticeably higher than with other recruiters we’ve worked with in the past’
Audit Director, FMCG/Food Industry
'’I have enjoyed working with Giles since our business first became an independent plc in 2001 and together we have been successful in appointing a number of effective members of the department over the succeeding seven years. The arrangements have, in each case, been efficiently managed and there has always been convergence in our businesses' approach to the recruitment process'’
General Counsel- Legal – Transportation & Logistics
“Chris Conner is great at listening to what the client’s needs are which is important in recruiting in the internal audit & risk area of the London market. He partners together with the client to understand the business he is recruiting for by taking the time getting to know the dynamics of leader and the team. He is extremely knowledgeable in the audit and risk area and brings top candidates to the client for consideration. His broad understanding of the audit and risk area of the market, combined with understanding the companies requirements creates a solid foundation for suggesting candidates that fit the recruiting profile set forth in terms of competencies and candidates career aspirations. Chris is a great listener and gets it right all the time and that is why we always register our open positions with Chrisfirst when going to the market with a position. He has placed several excellent candidates with us and we are happy with the quality of the recruits he has put forward. We take external recruiting seriously and Chris takes real pride in what he does for us”
Director, Internal Audit, US Multinational
‘Giles provided me an excellent service in a very short timescale. He grasped my requirements very quickly, provided excellent suggestions, proposed relevant CVs and lead me to a quick and positive result. He was agile in his thinking, reliable with his information, discrete, and always prompt with his responses. I will certainly use him again’.
General Counsel- Legal- IT Transformation
“Chris stands out for his high levels of integrity and professionalism. He is consistent in delivering what he promises. From the outset Chris had a very different approach in comparison to other recruiters I had dealt with – he took a considerable amount of time understanding my professional background, strengths and aspirations before suggesting any job roles. Furthermore, throughout the recruitment process Chris provided me with impartial career advice and only suggested positions which were inline with my specifications.
‘Based on years of experience of working with Giles I can not only vouch for him but I strongly recommend his many recruiting abilities. He was instrumental and critical to the growth and success of MP Legal in the S West. I have no doubt that his reputation and talent is therefore, highly sought after as an independent as he really is the critical source of knowledge and authority in the area. He knows the S West marketplace inside out, he practices what he preaches with regard to service ethos, work ethic and delivery and he is great company aside from his instinctive recruiting flair. Should you have the good fortune to work with Giles then you are going to witness first hand his fabulous relation-building skills, his honest, flexible and courteous approach and his remarkable warmth and unique sense of humour. He would be an absolute asset to have on your side whether you are looking for the next career move or you are seeking to secure talent for your team and it will be both a positive and memorable experience’
“Chris’ breadth of experience both in recruitment and working as a Big 4 auditor mean that he not only understands industry trends and the bigger picture but also the day to day reality of the role.”
‘Diligent, discreet and holding fantastic relationships within the legal market, Giles is without doubt the 'go to' professional for a premier recruitment service ‘
“I would recommend Chris to any Audit & Risk professional looking to work with a thorough, trustworthy, personable and well connected recruiter.”
NB: These testimonials are anonymous for marketing purposes but we would be happy to put you in touch with any of the individuals quoted above.