THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOUR
Katy Searle, Editor, BBC Political News
"I've known Clive for some time and highly value his thoughtful and considered advice. He is a man of huge integrity, able to give tailored personal counsel, right for you. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him."
Kelly Simmons MBE, Director of the National Game and Women's Football, The Football Association
"The coaching I received from Jayne was without doubt one of the biggest influences on my career.
Her guidance, support and experience from a range of sectors helped me to develop as a leader in my field. She ultimately helped me gain promotion to Director level within the business and to operate at a more strategic level. Jayne supported me on a range of management issues from strategic management, team development and influencing skills. I always looked forward to our sessions as they provided genuine value and new insights".
Graham Heald, Retail and Distribution Director Homebase, Non-Executive Director Institute of Customer Service.
"I know the results that Clive can achieve from the work he consistently completed for Waitrose whilst I was with that organisation. You can't underestimate the long term benefit of attracting the right external talent and it was not difficult to see the positive impact he had. With persistency and creativity he successfully tackled difficult recruitment issues. Over many years he did not disappoint"
Scott Braybrook, Finance Director
"Clive conducted senior level recruitment work for me at Capital One. At the time, we struggled to find candidates with the calibre and expertise for some specialist roles but his persistent and thorough approach paid off. He builds long term relationships that benefit all and is completely professional throughout. He knows how to bring in very good people."
John Doughty - "Retired, formerly Head of Branch Personnel, Waitrose"
I worked closely with Clive for 12 years prior to retiring as Head of HR for Waitrose. His success rates are exceptional, with recruits well matched to job specifications and equally importantly, a close cultural fit. He invests substantial time in tuning in very closely to assignment requirements and deals professionally and personably with clients and candidates, alike. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Amanda Jones, Chief Operating Officer NISA
"I've known Affinitas and in particular Clive since 2002. There is no doubt he really gets to understand a company, how it works and its culture, and can demonstrate a long track record of bringing in the right people. His service levels and results are outstanding and he makes sure the candidate experience is excellent, all important when attracting the best."
Rob Collins Retail Director Waitrose
"Affinitas and in particular Clive successfully worked with Waitrose for many years, helping us meet some of the resourcing challenges of a growing and evolving business. He not only maintained the calibre of in dividual the Partnership expected but often raised the bar. It is no surprise that a number of his candidates hold senior roles with us now. He is thorough, professional and upholds our values, with a comprehensive understanding of the management quality we were seeking."
Evelyn Strouts Head of Benevolence Officers' Association
"Affinitas has for a long time worked closely with the Officers Association. They have placed numerous military personnel into excellent roles in business. We experienced outstanding service levels and there has been no hesitation over the years in readily and voluntarily offering career advice and counselling to senior Officers of the Armed Forces. They are approachable and professional and not least, enjoyable to work with!"
Scott Verney Head of On-line Delivery Waitrose
"Clive ensures the selection process is rigorous, not least because he makes sure he understands the organisation he is selecting for and knows how critical it is to get the right match. He will challenge candidates, not just about their ability but really examine cultural fit and their motivation to take the role. Depth of desire can't be underestimated. Clive's honesty is refreshing and I've known him now many years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend his company; I trust his judgement implicitly."
Bishop of Reading, Andrew Proud
"Jayne worked with me when I came back from nine years overseas, to transition into being a Bishop in England. The questions she asked, to help me clarify the issues of the role and what it is I bring; her considerable experience; her willingness to make connections between my organisation and others and to share examples of good practice - all did much to help me see the wood for the trees. The issues we identified have been worked on and things have changed for the better. I am very grateful to her for her encouragement and for pushing me to be clear about what I can bring to the table."
Matthew Fox, Chief Executive Viridian Housing
"I have worked closely with Jayne for almost a year on a whole range of HR issues – from recruitment to coaching to complex disciplinary cases. I always found her to be a fount of calm wisdom. She reads situations with great subtlety and is able to bring to bear her experience from a very wide range of organisations. Unusually for a consultant, she engages totally with the culture and purpose of our organisation. Consequently she combines the independence of mind of an outsider with the commitment of an insider. I would strongly recommend any Chief Executive looking for HR assistance to talk to Jayne".
Robert Chisholm, Interim Head of Operational Risk Management, John Lewis Partnership
"My experience of Affinitas as a candidate was first-rate. I was going through a major career transition and they made the process as easy as possible, whilst fulfilling their remit to their client. I now find myself in a position where I may need the services of a recruitment consultant and I would have no hesitation using them".