We used Ali to help us with a difficult period of change after a loss of significant funding. Ali took time to really understand us and what our recruitment needs were at that time. She helped us plan the process, provided great support and advice and devised all our required documents. We felt we benefited from Ali’s many years of experience, bringing innovation and a fresh approach. Ali’s calm, friendly and professional approach was very welcome.
Louise Humphreys, Co-CEO, Pathways to Independence, Rochester, Kent
"We engaged Ali to assist us in auditing and making improvements to our recruitment process, which included introducing psychometric testing. We were all extremely impressed with Ali’s comprehensive knowledge in all things recruitment, she is a delight to work with and delivered on everything she promised. If you need help with your recruitment, Ali will have the answer."
Russ McKenzie, Director, nTrust Systems Ltd, Redhill, Surrey
"Ali's advice on which assessments to use to profile a new CEO for a Trust of 5 schools was perfect. The role was new, we had no measurements and needed profiling that would reassure us on the candidate's ability to learn, assess, judge and make good decisions. Ali was super flexible given our time constraints, very professional and thorough. The final candidate and the interview panel felt well briefed and no stone left unturned as to how the results could be interpreted.
Ali's follow up has been excellent. I highly recommend Ali for any recruitment profiling, leadership development or team building where analysis of skills, styles and personalities are required."
Jo MacDonald, Global Executive Search Specialist - Europe, APAC, US
"Ali has provided extremely valuable recruitment skills training for our managers and senior managers and one to one coaching for our partners. She brings quality, knowledge and expertise and understands our business needs. She has also helped us recruit for our graduate and school leaver programmes for many years, providing a reliable and flexible interviewing and assessing service!
Chloe Ross, Head of Attraction and Operations, Student Recruitment, KPMG, UK
"Ali brings enthusiasm and years of valuable recruitment experience as well as practical interviewing and assessing skills. She is reliable, knows the value of a high quality, robust recruitment process and understands how to identify the high calibre of candidates that our business requires."
Shabrina Khan, Student Recruitment Manager, EY
"Due to urgent client needs, we needed to quickly recruit a large number of experienced people into our data analytics team. Our small pool of experienced and trained interviewers lacked the time to interview the number of candidates required. Ali, who had been recommended to me by a colleague, ran a number of small group training sessions. These included a practice interview for all attendees to ensure they would make competent interviewers. As a result my team of 20 new recruiters conducted professional, competency based interviews and we able to recruit to the level and at the speed required to meet our growing business area."
Julie-Anne Moors, Senior Manager, Forensic Technology, KPMG, UK
"With the use of two psychometric tests, Ali provided some great insights into how well suited the applicants were to the role and also how they might fit into our growing team. I will definitely use Ali's services again when hiring in future."
Alastair Badman, Go Workhorse, Fetcham, Surrey
"Ali has done a number of long-term graduate recruitment projects for my clients over the last few years, including telephone interviewing, face-to-face interviewing and assessing at final round. Ali is always professional, knowledgeable, reliable and a great person to have on the team."
Natasha Collett, Director and Graduate Recruitment Consultant, The Project Box Ltd
"I would highly recommend Ali Waters to anyone who needs help with their recruitment and retention strategy and processes or to anyone who wants to improve their own, or their teams skills, with regard to interview and selection and people management processes. Very professional and concise. Thank you Ali, you provided clarity for me on how to deal with a tricky HR situation."
Greg Brown, Owner of Home Instead franchise for Reigate and Tandridge
"Ali developed for us a recruitment process which is efficient, effective and user-friendly. Her expert knowledge, combined with her friendly & professional approach, made her a pleasure to work with."
Nina Bryson, Treasurer, St Joseph's Church, Epsom
"Ali came highly recommended to me by a colleague. I hadn’t done an interview for years and she really helped me to overcome my fear of the whole process. She used the job description I sent her to generate a list of interview questions that I might be asked. We then had a session to discuss my examples and Ali gave me really detailed and constructive feedback on the style of my answers which did wonders for my confidence. Following this, we did a practice interview where she coached me to answer the questions accurately and to speak confidently. I was delighted to get through to the second stage of the process which was a scenario based interview and presentation. There was very little notice of this interview, so Ali quickly found a convenient time for me to prepare with a practice scenario based interview. I'd recommend Ali to anyone who wants to prepare thoroughly for an interview. It boosted my confidence to go into the interviews and definitely helped to get me the job!"
Niall Hegarty, Live Editor at Sky
"My last interview was over 15 years ago so when I found myself in a redundancy situation having to reapply for my job I started to panic. I was informed the interview would be competency based questions. Interview styles have changed so much over the years. A friend recommended Ali at The Recruitment Team so I gave her the job description, With this she was able to compile a whole range of competency based questions that were specific to the job I was applying for. I had two sessions. The first was going over the questions and thinking about suitable answers. The second session was a mock interview. The interview training was fantastic and it gave me the knowledge, guidance and confidence I was lacking. I got the job!"
Adeline Moulden, Studio Director at Sky
"I approached Ali for some interview coaching for a new role. Ali’s approach was friendly and professional; she gave honest constructive feedback and guidance on how to best approach the interview, while providing an opportunity to practise and improve my skills. The session with Ali built my confidence and allowed me to get a feel of a proper interview scenario. It also encouraged me to think about examples I might use in a competency-based interview situation. I got the job!"
Liam Cheek, Assistant Manager, Deal Advisory, KPMG UK
"Ali helped me prepare for my challenging university medicine interviews. With distance being an issue, she conveniently set up a number of Skype interviews to help me practise not only my communication skills and interview techniques, but also to boost my confidence through performing professional mock interviews. Ali gave really useful, constructive feedback that made a huge difference to my performance on interview days. The Skype interviews were invaluable to me as we went over varied styles of interviews and common questions/scenarios from a traditional interview style to Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). I felt fully prepared for my assessment days and received 3 offers! I would highly recommend Ali to anyone looking to become more prepared and confident in interviews or brush up on their presentation and communication skills."
Sam Donnelly, studying medicine at The University of Dundee