A Word From our Candidates and Clients
Candidate - Product Manager, Sheffield
"After being introduced to Daniel by a trusted ex-colleague, he impressed me with his professionalism, attention to detail and friendliness, but you'd expect that from a recruiter. What you get with Daniel that you may not expect is how he spends time and effort getting to know you, your skills, what you actually WANT to do (whether that's where you are now or not) and then goes out and uses his contacts, his knowledge and his personality to engage with people and find the right role in the right company.
My career trajectory has been atypical, and whilst that normally puts recruiters off it seemed only to make Daniel more determined to find the exact right role for me. He did just that and I couldn't be happier. During my search, interview process and even once my role was secured he followed up regularly to make sure I was happy and everything was proceeding.
I can't recommend him highly enough as a professional, and on top of that he's just really nice, easy to get along with and fun to talk to. He's the only recruiter I answer the phone to straight away and if all recruiters were like him maybe the industry wouldn't be so maligned!"
Candidate - Senior Software Tester, South Yorkshire
"I came into contact with Daniel and Affecto during my recent job search.
Daniel discussed with me what my skills and strengths were, and the type of role I was looking for and advised me of a job role which would suit me.
He provided in-depth detail of the company and secured me a job interview. He talked me through the recruitment process and prepared me for what to expect.
Due to his close connection with the company, he even met me at the company prior to my interview, which I appreciated. I secured the job role, and Daniel has continued to keep in contact with me.
Daniel is professional at all times, and extremely friendly and approachable. I would like to thank Daniel for making it possible and would highly recommend Affecto to anyone."
Candidate - Senior QA Engineer, South Yorkshire
"After working for an employer for a long period of time I had moved jobs twice in quick succession because I didn't really fit the roles that I had moved to and was looking for something different.
Unlike other agents I had used previously, Daniel made sure that he got to know exactly what I was looking for before recommending jobs for me and placed me in a role that was more suitable to my skills at the first attempt.
I would like to thank Daniel for making that possible and would recommend Affecto to anyone."
Client - Director, Technology Scale Up, West Yorkshire
Sector: Software Engineer
Solution: Retained project to build development and test team
I wanted to thank you and your team for the support you gave us recently. We appreciated your help in defining the type of person we would need, to fill the gaps in our team, and the knowledge you bought in relation to job roles and expected salaries. I don’t think any of our team were expecting to sign off the order with you and have people sitting at desks in such a short time.
All but one of the people you sent to us were recruited, we couldn’t take them all, but that was a result of how well the applicants were vetted by you.
We hope to continue to grow our team and look forward to working with you again”
Candidate - Java Developer, West Yorkshire
"I’d just like to say that’s it’s been a pleasure to work with you on this, Amber, over the last few weeks.
Even if the result had been different, this would still have been the case, but, as it is, so much the better! Please say thanks to Lizzy as well, for talking with me in the first instance.
To become a Java Developer is an ambition that I have quietly, and determinedly, aimed at achieving, over many years of studying hard with the OU while working as well, so to actualise this (and for such a rewarding company) is very satisfying. This is something that you were quick to pick up on when we first spoke"
Candidate - Software Engineer, South Yorkshire
"The value of a strong professional network has become increasingly significant to me as I continue to develop my career.
There are of course times when that network needs to be supplemented by an exceptional recruitment consultancy. When considering whom to work with, I was keen to find a consultancy with cultivated access to more information than might be available either through the “jobs section” of an employer’s website, or through more average consultancies (which are larger and therefore feel more faceless and/or seem more “budget”).
I wanted to use a consultancy that knew the market well enough to be able to really add value in a similar way to the other members of my trusted network. I thought that Affecto offered what I was looking for, and they delivered on this promise.
As well as offering this great market knowledge, Amber at Affecto particularly impressed me with her responsiveness, organisation and personal touch. I felt that each opportunity was presented with enough detail to enable me to adequately prepare for the interviews, and that the groundwork that this Affecto information helped me to create was most helpful when interviewing.
I also noticed that Affecto had put me forward for roles which were a good fit for my skills and so both my time and potential employers’ time was used as efficiently as possible. Amber kept track of a lot of information, which was a reassuring back-up to my own work and really took a lot of the hassle out of many of the tasks associated with a job search. This was also a particularly fast process, taking just 12 working days from initiation to final job offer.
I also had the pleasure of working with Daniel who, despite networking at a high level with many companies and heading up the team, was also able to find time for a lengthy personal chat with me about my goals and skills. I appreciated that “temperature check” and found it complemented similar discussions with Amber, particularly as in each case I was provided with insights gained from Affecto’s understanding of my fit within the marketplace, which were in turn derived from Affecto’s considerable experience of the marketplace.
Daniel was able to fit the calls in around my work day, which really helped to minimise the costs associated with a job search (I felt that Amber was also available whenever I needed to contact her). He was also able to keep in touch with me about a number of opportunities as I continued to work with Amber.
My experience with Affecto was overwhelmingly positive and, whilst I am delighted with the new role I have secured as a result of working with them and so do not anticipate needing to do so again for some time, I will definitely recommend them to others in my network whenever they have need of a friendly, knowledgeable, efficient and effective recruitment partner."
Candidate - Infrastructure Engineer
"After a successful stint in academia, I was looking to venture back into industry into a role that was a good fit for my technical interests + future growth.
Affecto were the first port of call after hearing of them through a local meet-up event and visiting their website. The C.V was uploaded and within hours I got a call from Dan who expertly sought out and put me forward for roles of interest that he thought would be a neat fit.
The first company I interviewed for offered me a wonderful opportunity which I didn't hesitate to accept.
Thanks Dan + Affecto!
They are highly recommended."
Candidate - Software Engineer, Sheffield
"Affecto really go the extra mile in terms of considering exactly what both candidates and cutting edge digital companies want and can bring to the table.
Affecto didn't waste my time because they worked hard to pair me with interesting companies that really matched what I was looking for.
Each interview was for a job I really wanted and they professionally and humanely worked with me as I navigated through the offers I received. A truly different level of service."
Candidate - Senior PHP Developer
Sector: Software Engineer
“Affecto didn't just match my CV to a job based on skills vs requirements, they matched me as a person to the right role with the right employer.
Daniel and the team took a very personal approach that is above and beyond what I've experienced with other agencies. Thanks to everyone involved.”
Client - Founder, The Curve, Sheffield
I have now been working with Daniel for over 7 years and Affecto since its inception. Daniel is my "go to" person when it comes to recruitment around Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Since starting my consultancy business, I have worked with a number of clients to fill strategic roles and in collaboration with Daniel we always found the right candidate.
Unlike many recruiters and agencies, Dan and his team take time to understand the role, the requirements, the client and the candidate(s) which results in a high level of quality of candidates presented.
I would (and do) highly recommend Daniel and Affecto to anyone looking for candidates in the Tech space and be sure to give the right amount of time to brief the role, the more effort put in upfront the better the results, and in turn this leads to an excellent ongoing relationship and continued success.