Testimonials

“I recently exclusively retained the services of Patricia Smith to fill a position of CEO.  The brief was challenging and Patricia ensured that she fully comprehended my requirements and expectations.  She created an engaging value-proposition and she used consummate professionalism, good judgement and sensitivity to pro-actively headhunt and attract a diverse selection of candidates of an excellent ‘fit’.  The shortlist encompassed a thorough synopsis of each candidate’s skills, track-record and personal motivators and left me spoilt for choice.  Patricia has proved a trusted partner to my business and I recommend her as an extremely skilled recruiter who delivers upon her word.”

Group Managing Director (South & sub-Saharan Africa)

Marketing Agencies

“We have exclusively retained the headhunting services of Patricia Smith to fill various roles within our business.  We find Patricia’s services to be highly professional.  She takes time to fully understand the briefs and, within a prompt turn-around time; she provides high-calibre candidates who are well-suited to our requirements.  Patricia is extremely thorough in terms of cross-checking and referencing of candidates and the information submitted is of the highest quality.  We recommend Patricia to any organisation seeking an expert recruitment service.”

Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)

Multi-national FMCG Group

Patricia Smith offers a world-class tailor-made service to both client and candidate.  The level of detail and thoroughness was top-class and I am pleased that our global premium-brand was associated with a like-minded partner.  I highly recommend Patricia to anyone looking to hire the best talent in both South and sub-Saharan Africa.    Thank you Patricia for all your hard work, dedication and passion to ensure that ‘Project Africa’ was a great success.  The entire process has been smooth, streamlined and stress-free.  It has been an absolute pleasure working with you.”

Area Manager (sub-Saharan Africa)

Multi-national FMCG Group

“We appointed Patricia as a retained Recruitment Business Partner in 2017.  Patricia adopted a collaborative approach, really understanding our business values and unique attractions as an employer.  We had to fill several key senior roles including Director: Finance, Executive: Sales & Marketing, Executive: Operations and others … Patricia sourced high quality applicants and filled the positions through a very diligent process.  We are delighted with the quality of hires who have been a great cultural fit to our company.  We set ourselves high standards and are demanding in seeking that in business partners – Patricia stands head-and-shoulders above any recruitment agent we have worked with to date.  We have given Patricia additional roles to fill for us and we will continue to use her as a Recruitment Business Partner.  We have no hesitation in recommending Patricia.”

Chief Executive Officer (South Africa)

Multi-national Financial Services Group

“Patricia Smith is one of the most ethical and astute ‘head-hunters’ I have ever dealt with and she is extremely comprehensive and professional in all her dealings.  She kept me informed throughout regarding the process and gave me a sense of control and comfort.  She invested significantly up-front with the sourcing of references and cross-checks and was extremely thorough with her interview and candidate-management processes.  I highly recommend Patricia to any organisation seeking top talent.”

Executive Director (South & sub-Saharan Africa)

Financial Services Company

“I have worked with Patricia Smith for some time.  I have found her to be very pro-active and exceptionally professional.  She has consistently delivered high-quality candidates and has kept me informed throughout the process.  She sets very high standards for herself and she delivers on these.  I would recommend her to any company that is considering using her services.”

Executive of Human Resources (sub-Saharan Africa)

Globally-listed FTSE 100 Financial Services Group

“Patricia stands out head-and-shoulders amongst recruiters; in keeping candidates informed, prepared for the interview and availing herself outside working hours.  It is not often that a recruiter captures the business need with such accuracy.  Her depiction of the business need and type of person the organisation was looking for, and the confirmation of this by the organisation; shows her commitment to finding person-organisation fit – a consideration that is crucial for both the organisation and the individual seeking employment, but so often a failure of recruiters.  Patricia would without a doubt be my recruiter of choice, not only as a candidate but as a business partner for recruitment.  It makes business sense that recruiters go beyond the job profile, mediating demand and supply by accurately matching the needs of the organisation with what the individual has to offer.”

Candidate

“Patricia provided great detail, which I haven’t had from any other agency – I don’t think the others take the time to really get to know the client’s business like Patricia does.  The job description was very detailed and clear, and Patricia understood the role and the company culture.  Patricia was direct and honest and extremely thorough, pushing for more examples and asking for more detail; to ensure that I was the right candidate to be put forward.  She never hesitated to raise concerns and provide constructive criticism. I only wish I knew Patricia whilst I was in my previous role as Talent Manager, as I would have loved to have worked alongside her in finding the right talent … she is extremely credible and an expert professional in the field of recruitment.”

Candidate

“The role was well explained by Patricia and consistent with conversations held with the Directors and HR.  The interview prep. was beyond helpful in terms of facilitating meaningful discussions.  Patricia ensured that I was aware of what was happening throughout the process, which was much appreciated. One of the reasons we (candidates) go to multiple interviews at the same time is because of a lack of communication and transparency from the recruiter – which Patricia did remarkably. The preparation, transparency, step-by-step guidance and constant feedback / updates were much appreciated. Patricia’s in-depth knowledge of the company also gave much-needed insight.  Honestly, this was the best recruiter service I’ve had … so thank you!”

Candidate