“Dear All, I would like to thank you all for the hard work and support you have offered to us once again this year. It is always a pleasure to talk with you all as you are so polite and helpful. Once again the vast majority of the new intake has come through your business, we do try others from time to time but the levels of service don’t match those that your agency offers. Sandra and Carole it was very nice to meet with you again yesterday, I hope you found the tour useful. It was good, Carole, that you noticed the change and investment in the business, you both can see how we intend to grow and prosper in the coming years. Investment in the right people with positive attitudes is crucial and I am grateful for your hard work in vetting the candidates you put forward. Penny [Harper] once again thanks for your continuing support.”
Christopher Alcock, Works Manager, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows (December 2012)
"Sandra has provided recruitment services for my Company for many years, going back prior to me joining in 2008. Sandra has and always will do her best to find the right candidates for any vacancy we have, and will always be honest with me about the even the tiniest detail. During 2011 we engaged Sandra in many recruitment campaigns in order to take our Company headcount from 80 to 92. I have a great working relationship with Sandra and I know I can trust her judgement as she knows our business, our managers and our requirements so well."
Elizabeth Halls, HR Manager, Tennants Fine Chemicals.
“I would like to thank all of you at Recruitment link for your continuing support. Once again our business has grown and we have needed both temporary and permanent staff. Where other agencies have failed to supply staff your determination to provide personnel has been apparent, the vast majority of our recruitment needs have been provided through your company thanks to your hard work. Because you have taken the time to come and see our business in operation you have been able to assess our needs and then supply people who actually match our requirements, as importantly you have also looked at the character of the people put forward and wherever possible tried to get someone who will blend in with our ethos. Your selection and vetting process has saved many valuable hours, freeing up our time to further develop the company. Once again it has been a pleasure to do business with you, it is nice to deal with people you have met and know, you remain my first choice for all future recruitment needs, I would not hesitate to recommend you to other businesses.”
Christopher Alcock, Works Manager, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows (December 2011)
"I have known Penny [Lawton] on a personal level for many years.....When I approached Penny there was no hesitation from her that she wasn't able to deliver what was required. Her approach was professional and personable, her technical knowledge is refreshing and I wouldn't hesitate in contacting Penny for further recruitment needs."
Kim Bowman, HR Manager, SES Ltd
"With a personable and confident approach, Penny [Lawton] has always gone out of her way to find out about the business I work in and each of the roles I have required assistance in recruiting. Understanding both these, Penny has provided me with excellent candidates."
Nadine Pendry, Employer Engagement Officer, Keele University
"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you [to Sandra and Penny] for the excellent candidates we've received regarding Engineers and Administration staff. After using several recruitment agenices, I've come to rely on your knowledge and judgement, and the standard of interviews has been excellent............"
I have hired Penny [Lawton] several times and she has never failed to produce great results. In our business we need the right candidate for very demanding job roles. Penny has the experience and knowledge to know exactly the people we are looking for and I would recommend her without question."
Jean Inskip, Director, Sibco
"Sandra, it was really good meeting with you this morning, you were very knowledgeable and professional and if this is a reflection of the Company then I hope we will be able to do business in the near future."
Pauline Hope, Country Buyer Indirects (Interim), Autoneum
The recruitment Link have made me feel welcome and valued since our first meeting. I thoroughly recommend this service. I have struggled to find full time work since graduating in 2009. Penny Lawton immediately found me a temporary position in a role that was relevant to my degree (Mathematics), since then I have had my contract extended and now I have been taken on by my employer on a 12 month contract. I received a professional service from The Recruitment Link who were always available when needed. If I ever found myself looking for work again The Recruitment Link would be my first port of call. Thanks again!
30th April 2013, Daniel Kilgallon
"I would like to say a big thank you to Penny [Lawton] and everyone at Recruitment Link for finding me a temporary position within days of registering with you. This position has since progressed into a permanent role which I couldn’t be happier about. Penny was always quick to reply to any questions or queries I had and consistently provided an all round excellent service to me."
5th April 2013, Kelly Allatt-Hogg
"I met Sandra via the Recruitment Link in 2012 when looking for a new employment opportunity. Not only was Sandra able to find excellent career opportunities with some impressive companies for me but she also gave me some invaluable CV advice which in turn helped me gain more interviews.
I used many different agencies over the past months and none of them offered the service that Sandra of The Recruitment Link provided, she always gave me the relevant information to prepare for interviews and kept me up to date with any news from potential employers without me ever having to chase her up and often going above and beyond to provide me with any help I needed. I will be recommending Sandra and The Recruitment Link to anyone who may find themselves in the position that I was in above all other recruitment agencies."
8th February 2013, John Tomkinson
"Thankyou Sandra, you are the most genuine Recruitment Consultant which I have had the pleasure to meet with.
Recruitment Link are very lucky to have such a true professional working for them."
9th January 2013, Joe Jordan
"I would like to recommend The Recruitment Link to anyone who is looking for work or a change of employment. I have found their service exceptionally efficient and professional and it has been a joy to be on their 'books'. I was actually approached by Penny Lawton, who, after seeing my CV online immediately found me a temporary position in the field I was looking for. This post lead to another temporary post within the same establishment - Keele University, which has, I'm very pleased to say lead to a full time permanent post for me.
Having been on the books with a few other recruitment agencies during this time, I have to say that the Recruitment Link, in my opinion, offers a far superior service, and they found me work immediately. I have never been in a temporary position before with an agency, so was unsure what the processes and procedures were, but Penny and her team made the whole process easy and seamless. They were always at the other end of the phone if I needed them, and were exceptionally prompt in getting back to me. Penny is also very adept at matching your skills with vacancies, leading to jobs that you love that you may not have even realised existed! If I ever find myself looking for work in the future I would would go direct to Penny and her team at Recruitment Link Newcastle-under-Lyme. I would recommend them to everyone!"
14th December 2012, Joanne Leake
"I registered with Penny when I was made redundant from my job. I made an appointment with Penny and we discussed my CV and positions that would be applicable to myself. Within weeks Penny had placed myself in a position that was perfectly suited to my qualifications and experience and within a month my employer offered me a permanent full time position. I am very grateful to Penny as her expertise led to a placement which enabled me to show my full potential to my employer and gain permanent employment very quickly. Penny turned what was a very worrying time for myself into gaining a brilliant new position in weeks and I would like to thank her very much. My new employer also told me that they are very impressed with the service that Penny provides and that she is their preferred recruitment choice. Once again thank you Penny, I would highly recommend Recruitment Link to anyone looking for employment. I found both the service and advise given by Penny to be excellent."
20th October 2012, Louise Jaram
"I would like to thank you [Carole] and the whole staff of the Recruitment Link Agency for the work opportunities you have given me during my time at the agency. Your assistance has been great."
4th October 2012, Arvin Agulto
"I have had the pleasure of dealing with Penny [Lawton], both for recruiting for a previous role and in gaining my current position. The service that the team at Recruitment LINK provided was excellent, they were always available to offer advice and support throughout the recruitment process. In particular the service that I received from Penny was exceptional; she understands her candidates' key skills, requirements and aspirations, professionally respresenting them with potential employers. Without the help of Penny, I would not be employed in the position I am today. I would highly recommend using Penny and Recruitment LINK, whether looking for work yourself, or hiring new staff for your business"
July 2012, James Sidley
“I’m very impressed with the service Sandra & The Recruitment Link supplied. Sandra was extremely helpful, all my questions were answered quickly, and I was given constant feedback and information. I would use Recruitment Link (Sandra) if i required any further such service.”
May 21st 2012, Danny Draper
“Everything you have done for me could not be higher. The professional manner in which Recruitment Link (Sandra in particular!) have worked for me has been perfect. I can assure you that I would have no reservation in recommending you to anyone on any level, as I know the service received would be first class. Again a huge thank you from me, to you and the team for everything.”
November 2011, Lee Matthews
"I can`t begin to thank you enough for all the hard work that you have undertaken in helping me secure my position. In some respects it seems as it was meant to be as you plucked my CV from your computer purely by chance. It really inspires confidence for people like me knowing that there are agencies like yours overseeing our interests. Once again thank you so much and if I am in Newcastle I shall pop in to see and thank you personally."
February 2011, Kevin Bailey
"Thank you very much for all of your help at Recruitment Link and helping me secure my fixed term contract with Keele University. You're a really great recruitment company to work for and I wouldn't be in my new role if it wasn't for you. Thanks again."