I have worked with Emma and the Paskpartnership team as both a client and candidate, and they are an exceptional search partner. Their knowledge of the market, professionalism, and the true partnership approach they bring, is outstanding.
They are dedicated and take time to get under the skin of the organisation to really understand the business, the culture and the skills and capabilities requirements for the role. This level of detail, probing and challenge enables them to attract high calibre candidates that deliver results. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Emma and have no hesitation in recommending her and the Pask team.
Chief Human Resources Officer, Inspired Education Group
Paskpartnership came highly recommended by two trusted sources. The service they delivered in securing our first chief people officer was outstanding. We needed a recruitment partner who could match our passion and agility as an entrepreneurial and fast-growth PE-backed business. They exceeded our expectations and became an extension of our brand, attracting and assessing a diverse set of candidates from across their network who could add immediate commercial value to our business. As a result, we made a highly successful hire in a very competitive market for talent.
Paskpartnership’s understanding of our culture and business context was critical to this process, and they provided the highest levels of care to candidates throughout. I really appreciated their continuous communication with us, their testing of our thinking and their critical market insights. They genuinely partnered with us and their warmth, knowledge, dedication, agility, and sheer passion for what they do shines through.
Debbie Blackwell is a diligent, knowledgeable, and astute recruitment professional. Her tireless effort in getting to know the business, its culture and nature of operations was evident from the get-go where she both took the time to listen and ask thought-provoking questions to understand how to put the best impression possible across to potential candidates. She is skilled in distilling large volumes of information into clear and concise communications, a clear expert in the field of HR recruitment, Debbie’s extensive network and contacts are hugely beneficial in any process. Debbie’s communication and attention to detail is exceptional and she has a unique ability to look beyond convention and challenge the norm when putting forward candidates. Debbie’s experience and talent is the perfect combination for an exceptional recruitment experience where you know that your business requirements will come with a first-rate solution, delivered by Debbie’s very capable hands. Having worked both with Debbie as a candidate and a hiring manager, I wholeheartedly recommend her and count myself fortunate to work with her.
People & Culture Manager, Scholl
Linda provides a fantastic experience throughout the recruitment process. She has clear expertise and is hugely professional and knowledgeable, balanced with being warm, friendly and attentive. Linda genuinely cares about both the client she is working on behalf of and the candidates she is placing and making sure the capability and cultural fit is right is of critical importance. I would love to work with Linda again in the future and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend working with her.
Global Head of Employee Experience, LRQA
Debbie reached out to me regarding an amazing opportunity with an amazing brand! Debbie was absolutely brilliant! It was the first time I met (virtually) a team of people who really cared about getting the right fit for me, as the potential candidate, and the business. I did not feel like just a number, they asked genuine interesting questions, provided insights. Debbie and the team are really professional, caring and knowledgeable. From my experience so far, they are exceptional in their field, I’d go as far to say they are genuinely doing something different in the industry of recruitment consultancy. It would be amazing to partner with them again, when the opportunity arises, but for anyone looking to hire, you can truly trust them to find the perfect fit. Thank you for always keeping me informed about changes, updates and treating me with so much care. All the best!
Currently People Director at Mouth Group
Pask Partnership were superb partners in our search for a new People Director – a true partnership in every sense of the word. From the initial time taken to really understand the business, to speaking to a number of the Board to get a genuine and deep insight on what ‘made the business tick’, through to shortlisting and final recommendations of candidates. Linda and Debbie worked hard to keep in close contact with the business to ensure we navigated to the right outcome. I couldn’t speak highly enough of them both and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again should the need arise.
CEO, Innserve Ltd.
Emma and Debbie ran an excellent Chief People Officer search for us. From the process, to dealing with our requirements to identify somebody strategic, business oriented and who could handle our growth stage, this wasn’t easy – but we got great results, with an excellent outcome and multiple high quality candidates. Cannot recommend them more.
CEO Duco Technology
Executive search firms often talk about being partners with their clients and trusted advisers. In the case of Paskpartnership this is absolutely the case. We have been rapidly scaling our talent consulting business and Andrew and Duncan have been instrumental in helping us find and secure high quality talent. They went the extra mile, were committed and reliable, didn’t shy away from challenging conversations and made the whole process fairly effortless. A class act.
Managing Partner, New Street Consulting Group
Andrew Thompson is a first class recruitment partner. Highly relational and highly attuned to client needs, he is both professional and fun to work with. Every single candidate we see from Paskpartnership raves about what a great brand ambassador Andrew is for Wondrous. He gets us, and as a result he is able to find folk that truly fit what we are looking for. I value his strategic insight and advice; most of all I value the relationship.
MD, Wondrous People Ltd
I have been working in true partnership with Emma and Linda from Paskpartnership on a number of key recruitment searches and highly value how much effort they invested in understanding the Admiral culture, and how accurately they can describe it to candidates. The searches they have done for us have been spot on and the quality of the relationship and follow up is much appreciated.
Group Head of Talent and Development, Admiral Group Plc
I had the great pleasure of meeting and working with Linda with regards to my current role. She is very professional though this comes with a warm and engaging style. Her knowledge of her clients and the role is exemplary. I felt supported throughout the whole engagement and no question was too small. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to a business in looking for the right candidate or as a candidate looking for the right opportunity.
Global Head of HR Services, LRQA
I had the absolute pleasure of working with Linda recently when she headhunted me for a role. Linda is passionate, knowledgeable and extremely supportive. She really boosted my confidence, encouraged me and understood my skills and capabilities. Not only did she do this during the process but when I was unsuccessful she offered me some career coaching and advice which was truly insightful. By encouraging me to go for the role and building my confidence, it gave me the courage to leave a role I wasn’t happy in and take a risk, which has worked out really well.
Linda has a warm and friendly style but is also an expert in her field, she understood the businesses requirement exceptionally well.
I would highly recommend Linda both as a client and candidate.
Senior Manager Global ER and People Operations, Costa Coffee
Linda is an outstanding recruiter. I was headhunted for a role I would never have considered and it turns out to be the best career move I have ever made! Linda has been brilliant throughout the whole recruitment process. She has deep knowledge of the market, is professional, proactive and dedicated, authentic and fun. I cannot thank you enough for your full support, for believing in me and for helping me start a new chapter of my career. Professional, thorough and consistently going the extra mile are but just a few reasons that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Linda and Paskpartnership Ltd when recruiting or indeed for anyone looking for a new career change.
Head of Employee Experience, LRQA
Throughout my career in HR I’ve learnt that the secret of success is all about creating, developing and managing great relationships. My experiences with Paskpartnership working with both Debbie and Emma are a perfect example of how great relationships can lead to amazing things.
I’ve known Debbie and Emma from a candidate perspective for a number of years and through regular catch ups and check ins they’ve shown a real interest in keeping track on my progress, my achievements and my ambitions.
As a result of one such check-in over a virtual lockdown coffee Emma was able to scratch a known itch of mine to float an opportunity in a different sector. Having spent the time to get to know me well both Debbie and Emma had felt there was a great match with my values, my style and my ambition with what their client was looking for from a new HR Leader.
The usual process then followed but what stands Paskpartnership above the crowd is the amount of due diligence they perform with the hiring company and their investment in time to prepare their candidates. Their client meetings and information gathered with such a wide variety of stakeholders provided me with confidence that this opportunity was right for me. Ahead of each stage of the process they made time to brief me, answer my questions and ensure that I was prepared for what was coming. The successful outcome and my landing an exciting new role was in many respects due to Debbie and Emma and so I will always be grateful for that virtual lockdown coffee! I would recommend Paskpartnership without hesitation and look forward to continuing our relationship over many more years.
Head of HR at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM)
I have recently started a search for a new role. Part of that experience means I am leveraging my network and making new connections with people that I hope can help me on my search to find my ideal next role.
Today I connected with Emma Williams from the Paskpartnership Limited, and I have to say I have been blown away. During my conversation with Emma, she was authentic, demonstrated genuine care, and took time to get to know and understand me. On top of that, she has critiqued my CV and provided me with some phenomenal feedback. What Emma doesn’t know is I appreciate her care and consideration, and I believe in paying it forward and back, and I hope that one day I can repay the kindness of the time she has spent. Please do connect with Emma and her colleagues if you are searching or know someone who is.
I was also reminded today that there is such a difference in how the Retained and Boutique agency search process occurs and that it is essential to build those critical relationships.
HR Director Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc
Wondrous engaged Paskpartnership at a crucial point in their growth journey and with a need to recruit a number of exceptionally strong and senior candidates in the people, talent and human space. In a competitive marketplace this is no easy ask at the best of times but further compounded when there is such demand for similar people. Trusting anyone other than your own team to represent your organisation in the market is a significant decision to make and especially when it comes to attracting talent and building a pipeline of exceptional candidates. I have to say that Paskpartnership excelled and exceeded expectations in this regard. Not only with the quality of candidates we met but the feedback from candidates in terms of the care and commitment that the team had put into the candidate experience – unequivocally and consistently.
We have now recruited three exceptional candidates from across three different organisations. They join having had a great experience through the recruitment process and excited as to the journey ahead. A great platform on which to build on and only possible through the work of Debs, Andrew and the team.
Not sure how you do justice to what an amazing business partner Debbie Pask is but here goes! We worked together on a project in 2017 and from the first moment we spoke, I knew she had it. Quickly working out the culture of the business, she tested our thinking, pushed for clarity and gained a deep understanding of the organisation; with that, she then provided us with the perfect mix of candidates – right experience, right background, right profile. She also supported us on a complicated offer process providing the perfect balance for both sides to get to a deal. Unlike other headhunters, she’s super flexible, down to earth, responsive and is only interested in a sustainable long term solution for both sides. A rare jewel in the crown in this arena… couldn’t recommend her more highly!
Global VP, Beiersdorf
As a 30 year-old, 500-strong architectural practice, working with Paskpartnership has been our first foray into the world of search and selection. Prior to that we had been able to rely on speculative approaches or specialist agencies to fill the majority of our recruitment needs and so it was with some apprehension, and to be honest, a degree of scepticism that we entered this uncharted territory.
Indeed we went through our own search and selection process before we decided to appoint Debbie and Emma, but it was clear from our first interview with them that their energy, directness, enthusiasm and insight were exactly what we were looking for. It was vital for us, filling that most pivotal role of Head of HR, that Paskpartnership had a genuine understanding of our business, in terms of our operation, our culture and our ambitions, and their process of immersion at the earliest stages of their appointment, and feedback afterwards, quickly gave us full confidence that this was the case.
Throughout our experience of working with them, from long-listing, to short-listing to the interviews themselves, Paskpartnership guided us through the process, advising where it was needed, gently nudging when appropriate, but always allowing us the space to make our own minds up. For me, that is the true definition of being professional.
Founding Partner and Director, ALLFORD HALL MONAGHAN MORRIS (AHMM)
Having worked with Debbie and known her personally for over 25 years as a candidate, search partner and friend, I can certainly say that she is one of the best in the search industry. Debbie really strives to understand the business first before discussing role and fit. She will want to meet with key stakeholders, challenge and question and truly understand the culture and what is needed for the successful candidate to thrive. The rigour with which she and her team undertake the search and the in-depth interviews and candidate reports they write, add great value to me as the customer. There is continuous liaison, keeping me updated throughout the process and they really do help in securing the candidates in an effective way, in what is a very competitive market for the right talent. I know that the candidate experience is equally as good. A joy to work with.
VP HR EMEA Digital Realty
Debbie redefines what it is to be a search partner. She worked with me to find and hire my #2 role and HR leader for Europe. Candidate quality and preparation as well as communication at all points in the process were best-in-class. She really spent the time understanding the true fit criteria and then introduced us to the right potential matches. I’ve since recommended her many times without hesitation.
Former CHRO Affinion / CX Loyalty
Emma is an experienced and well networked HR recruitment specialist. She is smart, commercial and honest. She listens to you and then gives you the right support you need. She has great market knowledge and tends to know what’s happening across the HR industry. Easy to get along with and good fun.
Chief People Officer, Group Functions, Flutter Entertainment Plc
Emma has been a terrific partner to Mattel. Her network delivered top talent and her service levels exceeded expectations. We look forward to a long term partnership with Emma and the Pask team!
EVP, Chief People Officer at Mattel, Inc.
These days there is a great deal of talk about the merits of authenticity, inclusion and empathy. Seldom have I experienced these simultaneously from someone I have just met. Debbie was recommended to me by a senior HR executive, as an exemplar of a Search Principal who genuinely partnered with both candidates and clients alike. As a candidate, meeting Debbie was a literally breath of fresh air, 100% present to the conversation she was a strong an active listener, picking up not only on the nuances of what I said, but the pauses, the gaps and those the telling non-verbal’s, using them as cues to explore further. This resulted in a rich dialogue where she understood in technicolor detail, not only the ebbs and flows of my career, but far more importantly, my mindset, drivers, fears and aspirations. Often in similar situations candidates can often leave feeling drained, unworthy and simply just not good enough. I left feeling energized, confident and inspired by what may be possible, it reminded me of the Robert Ingersoll quote “we rise, by lifting others’’. Debbie’s mindset was not to seek to examine ‘fit’ but rather to explore ‘contribution’, welcoming of diverse views and experiences and alert to the ways these could bring creativity, agility and super charged performance to her clients. Her website is testament to the value she places upon relationships which are built on trust and integrity, this is evidenced by the impressive number of candidates that have become regular and high-profile clients. In this day and age where all too often the humanity is forgotten in our haste to win the war for talent, Debbie has redefined the search methodology in her own unique way. If you are looking to engage a search firm, where organizational performance and human potential are blended seamlessly – look no further!
Executive Manager Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, IAG Group
Debbie recently successfully completed a challenging assignment to recruit a People Director for Newton – she is undoubtedly the strongest exec level recruiter with whom I have ever had the pleasure of working. Debbie came highly recommended from a number of sources, and exceeded all our expectations. She is hugely knowledgeable in the HR recruitment field, and extremely well connected. Her time investment into understanding Newton, our business, and what makes us tick was exemplary – this paid off in spades as she searched the market. It has also left a legacy in our business: people (of all levels) still speak about meeting Debbie. The process, from start to finish, was extremely efficient, with excellent unprompted communication to us throughout. Debbie managed a number of stakeholders at our end, candidate notes were comprehensive and professional, and all candidates were superbly briefed before meeting us. Debbie’s insight into candidate’s strengths and weaknesses made our job much easier. She was very agile throughout, and determined to do an excellent job for us.
CFO, Newton Europe
Paskpartnership found and placed me at Carphone Warehouse as The Reward & Corporate HR Director. They were extremely personable, straight forward and more importantly honest throughout the process. They continued to keep in touch following my appointment an no doubt I will be using Paskpartnership again.
Group Reward & Corporate HR Director, Carphone Warehouse
Paskpartnership undertook a search for a Regional Head of HR for The Lifeways Group in late 2015. They took time to understand fully the organisation, the context and the specific requirements of the role, and as a result provided me with a very strong candidate shortlist, from which we were able to make a great appointment. Paskpartnership are a class act and a pleasure to work with.
Group HR Director, Lifeways Group
If you want a first class, truly unique client or candidate experience then look no further than Paskpartnership. I have worked with Debbie as both client and candidate, and can say that every interaction has been superb. Debbie is ruthless at getting ‘under the skin’ of the role, the behaviours and experience required but most importantly, understanding the organisation and cultural fit. This has been particularly important when placing HR professionals into a very commercial, but highly creative environment like Aegis Media. She focusses on building long term, lasting relationships at an individual level which ensures that she identifies and places the very best candidates and talent in the market. She always operates with integrity and honestly, and her open communication style leads to a positive recruitment experience. I have always found that Debbie is truly commercial and understands the real value HR can drive at all levels within an organisation and as such the candidates that she places reflect these values. Most of all, I thoroughly enjoy working with her – she is fun and approaches everything with a fantastic sense of humour which at times can be invaluable!
People and Culture Director EMEA, MEC
I worked with Paskpartnership in order to hire a key member of my international HR team. I was immediately impressed by their deep understanding of the technical elements of the role and of our organisation and its culture. They produced an excellent briefing document and I found their candidate assessments to be extremely thoughtful, balanced and crucially an accurate evaluation of what I latterly found at interview. They produced a shortlist of high quality candidates against very tight timescales that were imposed on them and they managed the candidate experience for all extremely well. They also worked closely with me to handle all salary negotiations, and I have been impressed by their ongoing interaction with both me and the candidate we appointed. In short I feel I received an extremely personalised, considerate and impressive service from Paskpartnership and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone who is looking to bring HR talent into their business
Global HR Director, GfK
I have worked with Linda at Paskpartnership on 2 senior hires in my team. I hadn’t heard of Paskpartnership prior to them being recommended to me by my network. If you are looking for a senior HR hire I would highly recommend them. It’s the first time I have had an agency spend as much time getting to know the organisation as they did the role and they didn’t just take my word for it, they spoke to my peers to really understand how HR was perceived in the business and how they rated me as a leader. They used all this information in the candidate brief and we have been delighted with the calibre of the candidates we have seen. Linda has been so proactive keeping me updated on progress and working tirelessly to ensure that only the strongest candidates were put through to me which really did improve the selection process from my perspective, it was clear that the amount of effort going into vet candidates was outstanding. Thank you for making this such a great partnership approach, I couldn’t be happier with my new colleagues!
Paskpartnership and I worked together to hire my backfill as Talent Acquisition Director – a particularly tough brief given the context. I found them hugely collaborative from the start. They took the time to get under the skin of the organisation, but more importantly were happy to flex the way they worked to suit my style and the style of NBCUniversal. They were responsive to our needs & timeframes, adapted their approach to the feedback that they received and challenged in a positive way throughout. Most importantly, one of the final candidates took the time to let me know what a positive experience he’d had with Paskpartnership.
HR Director Projects Latin America, NBCUniversal
Debbie provides the quality of service you’d love to get from a search partner, but which you only too rarely receive. She works hard to make sure that both the client and candidate experience is top notch and is particularly good at making sure that the lines of communication stay open at all times. Through her behaviour Debbie demonstrates a genuine interest in a long term relationship rather than just a quick fee. She is also good fun and easy to work with. If you are looking for support for a senior HR hire, or if you are a HR professional looking for a new role, I would not hesitate to recommend Paskpartnership as one of the best firms in the HR market
Head of Strategic Resourcing, Legal & General Plc
I have known Debbie for over twenty years and have experienced working with her both as a candidate and client. For me her integrity and passion for doing the right thing shines through, resulting in outstanding placements of great people. I have introduced her to a number of HRD’s across sectors and everyone says the same i.e. brilliant to work with Debbie, she totally gets our requirements and acts with total professionalism along the recruitment journey. So no matter how complex your requirements are I would highly recommend Debbie as a truly outstanding recruiter to provide you with high quality talent
Jackie Gittins, previously HR Director and Partner, PWC and now a full time Consultant
Paskpartnership have provided excellent candidates to us over many years and use their extensive knowledge of the market to source a wide range of high quality candidates. They are also a strong business partner and adviser to us as the client. I would strongly recommend their services.
Group HR Director, Sodexo
I have worked with Paskpartnership on more than one occasion and found them to be professional and responsive in their approach. On each occasion I have been delighted with the outcomes.
Senior HR Director UK/Ireland, Nordics, Baltics, Poland and Restorative Therapies Group EMEA, Medtronict
I have known Debbie for a number of years and have valued her immense energy-levels, vast network and invaluable ability to cut to the chase to offer sound advice and wise counsel on career matters. Debbie operates as a ‘partner’ whilst working with you and manages relationships on a long-term basis rather than as a slave to any particular fee. This approach, when working with you as either a candidate or client, is a refreshing one; and when combined with the behaviours articulated above generates a significant value-add to decision making
HR Director, Enquest
Paskpartnership offers a truly unique resourcing experience both for the client and candidate. This is entirely due to Debbie’s approach that ensures a highly successful customer experience throughout the complete resourcing process. Debbie not only very quickly understands the role, the required skills, behaviours and experience of suitable candidates, but also is highly commercial and gets the organisational context and political environment which means I have been able to hire excellent candidates who have added significant value to the organisation. She has also has acted as an advisor helping me on a number of occasions, shape a number of roles for which I have needed to recruit. I have also been a candidate of Paskpartnership and Debbie is someone I have built a long term relationship with and is one of the first people I would contact when considering a new career move. She holds strong values in ensuring the candidate, as well as the customer, has a good experience of the recruitment process regardless of the outcome, which is becoming increasingly rare in the recruitment industry. I consider Paskpartnership as one of the best niche organisations operating within the recruitment industry
HR Director, The Law Society of England & Wales
Debbie is someone I have known for over seven years. She has a great in depth and pragmatic knowledge of the HR market. A key strength is her ability to provide great straight and objective advice. Debbie also has that much needed ‘can do’ attitude with a real focus on her customers. I’ve never needed to chase her up once on anything and she always makes you feel as if you are the only client in the world that she is working on. The even better thing about this quality of hers is that she applies that equally, whichever side of the fence you are on, i.e. candidate or client. Debbie is easy to engage with, very professional and proactively offers helpful advice about how to present yourself in the best way for a specific role. Through Debbie I have changed roles this year to a position which is really adding to my career experience
Senior VP Global Rewards, Pearson Plc.
Paskpartnership managed the recruitment of a recent Regional Head of HR position for me. Their approach was extremely professional and personable. They took a lot of time to understand the position requirements and the Company which they used to accurately and perceptively create a detailed candidate brief. They shortlisted a number of quality candidates which gave me a range of choices as a hiring manager. All the candidates were well prepared for the assessment process and already had a good understanding of the Company and position. They all spoke highly of the experience they had had with Paskpartnership which reflected well on the Company. Paskpartnership helped me to refine what I was looking for and were very open and honest on where they thought that they could add the most impact and what other options may be available. Most importantly, we hired the right person for the job! Paskpartnership invest in forming long-term relationships with employers and candidates, are well networked and provide valuable insights into the HR market. I would highly recommend that any HR recruiter or candidate connect with them.
Sector Head of HR, Veolia
“Debbie is simply one of the most effective search executives with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working. From a candidate perspective, I absolutely got the sense that Debbie is driven by doing the right thing for the candidate and for the organisation. There is no pressure, just a desire to get things right. Debbie is excellent at keeping in contact, keeping all parties informed and instinctively knowing the next step that will move matters forward. Wonderful!”
UK People Director, KPMG
Paskpartnership are great recruiters – they are everything you need from a Consultant, discreet, results-focused, good value and speedy. When other Consultants spend time sending you dross, Paskpartnership will listen and send you exactly what you need – they have worked for me many times and I recommend them.
Head of Talent Acquisition, easyJet
Debbie Pask has been a trusted professional and strategic resourcing partner of mine for a number of years. Her professionalism, business understanding and commercial acumen are unquestionable. However, what I personally value most is the authenticity, commitment and candour she demonstrates in her handling of every assignment. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her – if you are interested in attracting business savvy, high potential and effective HR professionals that make an immediate impact on performance, speak to Debbie.
Vice President Human Resources Canada, BAT
I have known Debbie Pask for 15 years. She has worked with me in partnership for all of that time and has successfully placed HR candidates with me when I have worked in a number of different sectors. Debbie really does make a difference and she adds quantifiable value. She has never given me an off the shelf solution, nor does she just “trawl” a database. She listens and provides valuable insights. The biggest frustration a client can have is the lack of timely contact. Debbie has never once failed to return a phone call when she has promised to do so. I have picked her brains on many occasions in the last decade or so. She always keeps me in the loop and always delivers on an assignment. Debbie has an incredibly deep knowledge of the HR sector and is able to draw on an extensive network. What I value the most about her is her honesty, integrity and professionalism
Global Head of Remuneration and Performance, Rio Tinto
I am absolutely delighted to offer a testimonial for Debbie who is a true example of someone who recruits with absolute integrity and a focus on the right outcome, a rare breed in my experience. Debbie is someone who has precisely the right blend of knowledge, insight, credibility, reliability, effectiveness and character to succeed. She knows what is required, how to get it done and is prepared to have the difficult conversations as well as the easy ones. Crucially, Debbie understands the value of building true and lasting relationships and she is open, honest and very easy to do business with, keeping clients informed throughout an assignment and making contact from out-of-the-blue when something interesting crops up – typically well before others have heard of it. The recruitment market is full of people and providers who promise much yet under-deliver, chasing sales targets at the expense of the outcome. Debbie, meanwhile, builds lasting trust through relationships, understands the market and sectors, and brings genuine insight to each assignment. It is a compelling blend and I recommend her services to without hesitation
Senior People & Change Head, KPMG
Paskpartnership brought me in to NBCUniversal and did a fantastic job of making my candidate experience enjoyable and totally stress-free from beginning to end. Their understanding of what their client was looking for, plus their insight into their business, was invaluable in helping me prepare for the interview process. They were great at keeping me up-to-date on the status of the role. Their communication style is really open and honest and I would definitely hire them as a supplier if I needed an external partner to recruit a senior HR role.
HR Director, Universal Pictures International
From a candidate perspective it was a pleasure to work with Debbie. I felt that we were working in partnership to ensure that there was a fit between my skills and the roles suggested rather than being forced into what was available. So often in this process you feel the Recruiter is just interested in the financial rewards but with Debbie it was about building a working relationship. Throughout the interview process until the end of the assignment I felt totally supported. Debbie always returned my calls and ensured I was well prepared for each interview. I felt I could trust Debbie and call on her at any time. Many Recruiters work hard to please the hiring organisation, sometimes at the expense of the candidate. This was not the case with Debbie and she built successful relationships with all the stakeholders. Debbie has successfully placed me in a number of roles so there can be no higher recommendation.
Independent HR Consultant
Debbie is extremely professional and an excellent consultant. She has a terrific network that she is able to draw on, but what I like most about her is the way she provides a service that goes above and beyond what is normally required. You can depend on her to provide that personal touch, with both style and integrity. I thoroughly recommend her work.
Global Head of Learning, BT Global Services
Having known Debbie for a number of years, she recently led a search for a Global Recruitment Director for me. Not only was she a joy to work with, but through her expert understanding of the market place as well as through her seasoned expertise she delivered a high quality shortlist and ultimately a very strong outcome, whom I am sure we wouldn’t have hooked without Debbie. Thanks Debs!
Head of HR Services, easyJet
We have been trying to fill an open position in Germany for some time, which proved very challenging due to the specialised nature of the role. Debbie did a great job in finding us an excellent pool of candidates to choose from. In addition she represented our company so well, that this was a major reason for candidates to take a special interest in working for us. Thanks to Debbie this position has now finally been filled with a highly suitable person that meets our expectations
Learning & Development Director International Operations, GM Financial
I have known and worked with Paskpartnership for more than seven years. They are honest, trustworthy and dependable. They always deliver on their personal commitments. They are also very well connected and leverage their network very well indeed. Paskpartnership will try new avenues to fulfill their commitment and will work incredibly hard to deliver. If Paskpartnership cannot help you, they will say so. If they can help you, they will work incredibly hard to deliver to your specification. You can count on them.
HR Director International Markets, BUPA
I have worked with Debbie for the last 19 years and will continue to do so in her new venture. During this time, I have been the HR Director for a number of companies and Debbie has shown the flexibility to support me in a number of business sectors from financial services to telecommunications to FMCG. In each of these businesses, Debbie has undertaken recruitment assignments both in HR and other functions such as important sales roles. Each time she has adopted a very focused and professional approach and persists until 100% successful. She adopts a thorough project management approach to each piece of work and as a Client you are kept fully briefed whilst she always delivers to the commitments she makes. What really makes Debbie’s contribution so valuable is her advice and deep thought which she gives to any brief; she will therefore help challenge your thinking and ensure you have the brief just right. She has excellent people skills and builds great relationships within the business which of course helps any busy HRD as line managers can go directly to Debbie and value her counsel. Debbie also brings such a wealth of knowledge of the market because she networks to keep up to date with her clients and the talent pool in HR in particular. And most important, in my opinion, she is great fun to work with; we have always managed to have a good laugh whilst maintaining a serious results focused approach! I have always chosen to use Debbie, not the business she has worked for, so I am delighted she is in her own venture where she will no doubt be successful being able to build on her vast experience and skills.
Group HRD, 20:20 Mobile