“I am pleased to have engaged Hilary Shenton for over 10 years. She has conducted many successful search campaigns for Elizabeth Finn Homes for Operations and Home Management positions. The wonderful benefit to us as a company is that I can completely trust Hilary to source candidates for us, undertaking all of the preliminary interviews and assessments, and I do not need to be engaged in the process after the initial scoping conversation until the final shortlist is presented and I conduct the final interviews. It is very much like Hilary being part of the management team and not someone outside who does not have the same vested interest in the outcome.”
The largest asset our charity owns is a care homes business, whose profits are used to support the charity’s ability to fulfil its purpose. Hilary ran a critical (and highly successful) search for a new CEO for the care home business – our most important recruitment activity for years. Not only was the process of going through the search and interview genuinely seamless and also totally confidential, but Hilary went far beyond the standard brief.
By really understanding the culture of the group, the successful candidate was not only professionally outstanding but also a remarkable fit for the wider organisation. Hilary invests in understanding the heart and soul of a business and as a result finds those who have the genuine character to match the CV.
The candidates we were presented with were from the top shelf for the position we were looking for. She clearly understood our needs and then was spot on with the candidates.
We were presented only with really relevant candidates, which saved us a lot of time. And from the moment she started looking for people until the position was filled took only a few weeks.
High quality services do not always come cheap. However, given the high rate of success and the speed of the process, I would argue that you get more value for your money by using people like Hilary Shenton. We never worried, we always knew she deliver – and on the budget agreed upon in advance.
It was a success working with Hilary. The candidate has now been working for us for some months, and he is already delivering first class results – exceeding expectations! And it is comfortable and exciting to work with Hilary as well. Hope to do more work together in the future!