Kathryn Dolan, HR Director – Bureau Veritas
"“Having had an extremely positive previous experience with Mallory Partners as a candidate, they were my first choice when I need to recruit two senior directors for Bureau Veritas. As a candidate I found them to be responsive, professional and genuinely interested in me as a candidate - they kept me informed throughout and I never once had to chase them, which was a real differentiator to other executive search firms in the marketplace.
To be honest, I didn't even go to market when I joined Bureau Veritas as HR Director and needed to recruit a search firm. I just picked up the phone to Mallory Partners. There is real strength in the partnership between Martin and Jeremy, both because of the seamless way they work as a team means you know you can rely on both of them to keep the process moving, but also because the dynamic between them draws out the best in people and the process. They provide a very personal service and you feel that you matter to them.
In an executive search firm I am looking for somebody to portray the brand of Bureau Veritas in line with our values and Mallory Partners gave me the confidence they would do just that. They made it their business to get to know us well and worked with us on two very different recruitment campaigns, both of which presented very different challenges.
The first was within a market that is known to be difficult to recruit in at a senior level - great candidates are few and far between and are fiercely competed over. This meant it took time to secure the right candidate. What impressed me was their resilience, the way they maintained momentum and systematically worked through the process to hone the brief until they found exactly the right person for us. The second recruitment exercise drew on their skills in engaging with and supporting candidates through the recruitment process. They worked skilfully to ensure that the preferred candidate remained in the mix and, ultimately, came on board with the company. I would have no hesitation in using them again.”"