Michael Leake of Media Steps has supported our FTSE 100 business for over 3 years; providing a consistently high level recruitment service for a range of different sales opportunities, from graduates to senior managerial level. Michael has demonstrated an excellent understanding of our company and culture, and has been able to provide an accurate range of candidates to fit our requirements.
Michael has a very organised recruitment process; keeping us updated sufficiently on any issues which may occur. He has been able to provide us with a strong calibre of candidates over the course of our partnership, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him as a consultant.
We have worked with the Media Steps since October, 2012.
Choosing a specialist agency to partner with and meet our business needs was no easy task. My goal was simple: increase brand awareness and efficiency and attract high performing talent. After speaking with several contacts and researching different agencies we decided to work with Media Steps.
The service we have received from the staff at Media Steps has been world-class. Communication is smooth and the profiling of candidates is thorough and relevant to our industry sector.
I would highly recommend Media Steps as a partner of choice.
Recruiting a new team member is never something I look forward to and the implications it has upon my working day is near intolerable, so I am a big fan of anything that makes the process less painful and time consuming. Working with Michael has been a revelation, not only did he take the time to properly understand the candidate profile I was looking for and make some welcome suggestions, but he had the good sense to ensure that he only sent me candidates that he was confident would be a success in the role.
Where other recruiters sent me countless CVs, Michael only sent me two to review, both were excellent candidates on paper and exactly matched what I was looking for. I interviewed at least sixteen candidates for my vacant position, only three were invited back for second stage interviews and two of those were the candidates that Michael put forward. Ultimately it was one of Michael’s candidates that received an offer to join our business. In future Michael will be my first, and likely only recruitment partner.
Michael is a rare breed amongst the recruitment profession. He takes time to get to know what I really need as an employer, but also takes as much care to find the right jobs for his candidates. The result is that Michael has only ever sent me candidates who genuinely fit the bill, and subsequently my time is always well spent. His “quality over quantity” approach has led to many hires over the years.
We have enjoyed a very productive partnership with Media Steps for more than 3 years. Headed by Michael Leake, Media Steps have developed an in-depth knowledge of our requirements and regularly provided desirable candidates, many of which have since joined our business. Media Steps’ tenacity and attention to detail has directly led to their recruitment of more than 30% of our current staff.