A Word From our Candidates and Clients

Client - Data-Driven Recruitment Campaign for Sopra Banking Sofware

Solution: Data-Driven Recruitment Campaign

"We recently partnered with Affecto on a particularly challenging recruitment project and I have to say, we've been very impressed by not only the results of their new 'data led' model!

This project demanded a very specific combination of talent and experience from across the UK and Affecto devised an extremely effective and innovative strategy which not only resulted in the assignment being delivered at a much quicker pace than I anticipated but such was its success, we've also been able to build a very exciting talent pool for our 2024 requirements in this space.

However, what made the most significant impression was the overall experience of working together. Often when working with a recruiter, only pretty basic figures are reviewed (if at all), i.e. candidates/Interviews/Offers. However, Affecto's innovative use of technology enables them to provide so much more information to not only give crystal clear visibility on the campaign's progress but the real time market insights provided us with the data required to help us make key decisions.

Whilst we enjoyed a successful relationship with Affecto prior to their transformation, their ability to combine cutting edge technology with valuable experience of the nuances of recruiting in the tech sector, really has taken them to a new level. 

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Affecto to any software or technology company looking for more than just a 'recruiter' but a true talent partner, whether for individual assignments or larger projects (talk to them about their talent pool function!). I look forward to strengthening our own partnership and I'm excited to deliver our 2024 targets together."

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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."

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Candidate - Head of Information Systems, South Yorkshire

"I worked with Affecto on a role I applied for with a FTSE 250 employer. From the point of submitting my CV for the role to the point I was made an offer, the communication from Affecto was great.

The whole process consisted of 4 stages spread over a few weeks. During this time the level of service provided by Sophie and Daniel was far better than that experienced with any other agency!"

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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."

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Candidate - Operational Risk Analyst

"In the time since I first dealt with Affecto Recruitment Ltd, it was clear that they took a real interest in the candidate and their aspirations as to the next move, unlike many other recruiters who see candidates as a box shifting exercise, in my opinion.

I worked closely with Daniel, who develops a very detailed understanding of the businesses he works with and has extremely strong relationships with key individuals within these companies.

Whether you are a candidate looking for a new opportunity or an organisation trying to source the right talent, Daniel and his team will be able to help and advise giving you that personal service which is too often lacking in the recruitment industry today."

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Client - Internal Recruitment Manager, South Yorkshire

"I am delighted to recommend both Kate and Jasmin of Affecto Recruitment for the dedicated service they have provided during what has been a period of substantial growth for us as a business.

They have worked extremely hard to understand our very specific requirements and have operated a dedicated search and selection process on our behalf. This has resulted in the successful appointment of a number of great candidates within a wide spectrum of niche technical roles, becoming a valued partner in our recruitment strategy in the process.

I would not hesitate to recommend Affecto for IT or specialist tech recruitment to anyone."

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Client - Multiple Opportunities - CTO Sheffield

Solution: Exclusive Agreement

"Over the last 4 years, the team at Affecto have demonstrated their experience and skill by placing almost 40 candidates with us across all of our technical teams, including; iOS, Android, Platform (Java), QA, Data Science as well as Web (Ruby) and even Design.

The talent which Affecto have been able to source has supported our rapid growth and we have found them to be extremely flexible and responsive to our needs.

I would be very happy to recommend Affecto to any tech company looking to grow their technical teams."

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Candidate - Senior Software Engineer, Sheffield

"3 months ago I faced redundancy after 10 years with the same company. Feeling overwhelmed by the jobs market, I decided to approach recruitment businesses. After a number of failed attempts to find a recruiter that I was comfortable working with I was approached by Amber from Affecto. Her approach was professional and I was impressed with her technical understanding. Within 3 days, I was presented with a shortlist of suitable vacancies and shortly after I attended my first interview in 10 years. Amber guided me through the process and put me at ease for what was a nerve-wracking experience. Within the space of 3 weeks, I had a job offer with a fantastic company that I cannot wait to get started. I have no hesitation in recommending Amber and all at Affecto, keep up the good work."

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Candidate - Python Developer, Rotherham

"Affecto are one of the few recruiters that I trust. Having worked with them on my last 2 career moves I can highly recommend them for all IT contract roles."

Candidate - Development Manager, Rotherham

"I have known Daniel at Affecto for a number of years, and have watched Affecto growth with a keen eye. Recently I found myself at a career crossroads and contacted Daniel to discuss my options. A face to face meeting was made and follow up actions agreed. Daniel guided me through the plethora of job opportunities and subsequently I have ended up in a role that really ticks all the boxes. I will always recommend Affecto to anyone within my network as a trusted recruiter."

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