We take an extremely detailed approach to recruitment, only matching your business with high-quality applicants. Our process with any employer is a consultative journey. Every search for a new employee is different and comes with its own challenges and timescales, and we will be adaptable to suit your needs.
The relationship between us and the employers we work with is of the utmost importance to us. To ensure the right outcome is achieved, we offer a guarantee with every appointment. On the rare occasion that someone we appoint isn't suitable, we will recruit a replacement person for you, free of charge
Furthermore, we always make a commitment to you and the employers we support, that we will not re-approach employees we have introduced, or contact any of your staff, regarding new positions. Whilst this may seem an obvious commitment, we understand that it is a common frustration.
We are flexible when working with you, and there are two ways in which we can work: through retained recruitment and contingency recruitment. You can read a bit more about them below.
The first way we can help is through an intricately planned approach. This allows us to understand a business and its needs on a deeper level, and therefore provide the highest quality of service.
When working on a retained basis, each role is circulated on branded adverts across job boards and social media platforms. We take great pride in these ads, even having professional videographers and copywriters work on them to better shine a light on the role advertised. These ads attract exceptional candidates who may not even be actively searching for a role, but whose interest may be piqued when they learn of your job opportunity.
As well as job advertising, we use search and selection techniques to identify talent and approach those with suitable backgrounds and skillsets. We know just what to look for in a person and how best to contact suitable professionals in a way that is both sensitive and encouraging.
When applications are in, we carry out thorough face-to-face, competency-based interviews alongside i3 personality profiling to determine the individual’s suitability for the role. This ensures that we are delivering the most accurate results for you.
Once a successful candidate is selected and appointed, we carry out an onboarding and integration session at the workplace. This happens on your new employee’s first day in their job and is followed up on a regular basis. On a retained plan, your employee guarantee covers you for 26 weeks from appointment.
The second way we can help is through recruitment on a contingency basis, where there is no fee unless a placement is made. This can be a reactive approach to recruitment, and it is not always our first choice, however it is sometimes the best route forward if a candidate is needed quickly.
We maintain our high quality of advertising no matter which kind of route you choose. However, we typically stay away from multi-agency recruitment. It is important to us to have a genuine relationship with employers whereby we work alongside them to identify the right candidate. The better we know you, the more likely we are to understand what it is you need in a team member, no matter the turnaround.
When you have a contingency plan with us, we offer a guarantee for 13 weeks from appointment.
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We have used Paul Card Recruitment on a number of occasions most recently for the recruitment of a new head of finance for the firm. We have always found the services of Paul and his firm to be excellent. He has advised us on selection criteria, the market and shortlisted candidates for us. We were really impressed with the quality of the candidates and have been delighted with the candidate we selected who is now our Head of Finance. The appointment has made a massive difference to us in terms of financial reporting, management of our cash flow and departmental forecasting information so such an extent that we invited Amie to become a partner of the firm. We would not hesitate to recommend their services for your next key financial appointment.
Managing Partner, Jacksons Law
Paul has an excellent knowledge of the regional market for financial recruitment. He has taken a detailed and continued interest in our company, and watched us grow in size and stature over the years. I will certainly use Paul in the future when a requirement for new staff in the Finance department arises.
Chair of the Board of Directors at Entrepreneurs' Forum
I have worked with Kathryn as a candidate and subsequently as a client. From a candidate’s perspective, Kathryn is by far the most supportive I have ever worked with. She invested quite some time, in person, to ensure I was properly prepared for my interviews, both for my benefit and that of her client. She knows her markets and is a pleasure to work with. Very highly recommended!
Senior Tax Manager, Travelopia
Andrea's recruitment service was a breath of fresh air for me. Having struggled with the big recruitment agencies in the past I was pleasantly surprised at how attentive and professional Andrea was from start to finish. We discussed the role regularly and she supported me with the interview process. Thank you and Paul Card Recruitment for your support
Credit Controller, Venator Materials PLC
Andrea did an excellent job at all stages of the recruitment and interview process, keeping me well informed and updated. She took extra care to ensure I was well prepared for the interview and is clearly willing to go the extra mile to make things happen. I would definitely recommend her services.
Multilingual Collections Analyst, Sage UK
Kathryn's extensive accountant network combined with her consultative, astute and proactive approach to assignments make her an excellent choice of recruitment partner. She has an authentic opinion and wields influence, making her a great advocate for organisations that are looking to reach new (and/or difficult to engage) talent and someone you can rely on to find the best solution to recruitment challenges
Head of Assessment & Development
If you've ever worked in recruitment you'll know that the profession has a bad name, sometimes justifiably! So there are good recruiters and there are bad recruiters. Paul sits in another category ... the exceptional recruiter! What truly sets Paul apart is that he'll openly say 'no'. If he isn't the right person to help you he'll pass you the details of someone who can. If he can't do something he admits it and defers to someone who can. In the world of "well we'll have a go and see if we can do it" isn't it refreshing to find someone who would rather say, "I'm not the man for that".
Director at Alpaca, MD at McGovern & NED
I would highly recommend Paul - great service, kept me informed throughout my recruitment process and was clearly committed to ensuring everything went smoothly for all sides.
Finance Director, ABLE UK
Paul saved significant time and effort on behalf of the management team and the business. His work allowed us to successfully appoint a new Financial Controller in the timescales we required. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.
Managing Director, PCF Solutions
Paul went above and beyond in order to help me secure my new role and progress my career, from numerous phone calls to providing CV help. The flowers on my desk to wish me good luck on my first day of my new job was a lovely personable touch. Thank you, Paul, for being so helpful.
Financial Controller, Anabas
I rang Paul to discuss my aspirations about furthering my career. Paul was quick to identify where my skills were best placed and which role would provide me with the right opportunities to grow. Paul was knowledgeable, articulate and a pleasure to work with. He provided support throughout the recruitment process and guidance to ensure that I knew what to expect at each stage of the recruitment process. I would not hesitate to use Paul again next time I am looking for a role.
MGT Teesside Financial Controller, Macquarie Group
Paul has always delivered on promises and communication is of the highest order. Always ready to go the extra mile to get the job done to the highest possible standard and he is meticulous in his approach. Paul takes pride in everything that he undertakes and is always on hand to keep you apprised of the situation.
Major Projects & Business Innovations Analyst, Sage UK