Testimonials

  • “Grafton Haymes are truly professional and experts in their field. They are extremely prompt and courteous in making regular updates and giving feedback. They pay attention to both the small details and the bigger picture. I would highly recommend Grafton Haymes to any candidate or client alike.”

  • “Paul is an excellent Consultant and PA have used him several times to help recruit for their HR Manager roles. He listens to what we want, and understands our culture and as a result we’ve recruited three HR Managers through him.”

  • “I would like to thank Grafton Haymes for their professional guidance that she gave me when applying for my current role. The support and advice that she gave me throughout the application process was invaluable and now, six months in, I couldn’t be happier. I would definitely recommend Grafton Haymes to both candidate and any employer seeking a HR professional.”

  • “Many thanks for your personalised and thoughtful candidate selection.  It was clear that you had invested the time to really understand our requirements.”

  • “The whole experience was really positive as Grafton Haymes were so good at keeping in touch and keeping me up to date as and when she heard anything. I also really appreciated how flexible they were, in coming all the way out to see me where I used to work, to explain the role in person, and also ringing me in the evening (in the initial stages) so I didn’t have to worry about hiding in a meeting room to take the call away from my colleagues during working hours! I was so apprehensive about making the right move, but Grafton Haymes  really helped by explaining any concerns I had to the client which we were able to sort out. I really love the role I do now and the commute is so much easier, so thank you for helping me to make the right move.”

  • “I have worked with Paul for nearly five years as both a client and as a candidate in fact, he has placed every HR professional I have ever hired! What sets Paul apart is the time he takes to truly understand the culture, approach and HR direction of the company. He then uses this to hand-pick candidates which hit the mark every time. When I went to Paul as a candidate, he was honest, realistic and supportive providing sound advice on viable career options and an accurate picture of the HR market. Finally, he’s great fun to work with which is always a bonus!”

  • “Grafton Haymes are without a doubt one of the best recruitment consultancy firms I have had the pleasure of working with to date. They recommended me for a Payroll Assistant role and were positively proactive throughout the recruitment process. I found this to be extremely useful in helping me to ultimately secure the position. I would recommend Grafton Haymes to everyone.”

  • I have had the pleasure of working with Paul for the last 8 years and always value his upmost professionalism, wealth of expertise and affable approach. Paul will be the first person I think of when seeking counsel and/or assistance in sourcing HR professionals. Furthermore, he is never fazed by the demands of the criteria or situation at hand! Paul always personally makes the time to fully understand the requirements of the assignment and the importance of cultural fit.

    I am always impressed with the dedication Paul commits to fully brief his candidates throughout the process, managing expectations, as well as keeping the client updated. I have no hesitation when Paul is representing the Company that he will provide valuable insight to candidates and a thorough understanding of the role and its progression.

    My experience of working with Paul over the years has always been positive and I highly value his candid, trust and confidence. I would highly recommend Paul and his expertise on a professional and personal level and I looking forward to continuing to work with him.

  • “I just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you, that during my job search, you have been the most professional and respectful recruiter I have worked with. I am very grateful and look forward to working with you on any future opportunities that arise.”

  • “I’ve dealt with Paul Grafton initially as a candidate, where his ability to keep me informed and motivated was a breath of fresh air, compared to some of the bigger, more arrogant head-hunters. Subsequently as a client (in the job that Paul had found for me), I was refreshed by his personal (and personable) approach to meeting my recruitment needs. Paul was always prepared to go the extra mile to complete the brief. His attention to the finer points of client service and relationship management is impeccable.”

  • “I’ve known Grafton Haymes for nearly 10 years as a candidate and more recently cooperating as a guest blogger. As a candidate, Grafton Haymes puts the relationship at the centre of their work. During the years they have proactively kept in touch with me and when I was looking for a new role, listened to my interests and needs, and gave advice on what was possible and where compromises may need to be made in the job search. It has been and continues to be a real pleasure to work with Grafton Haymes.”

  • “We have worked with Grafton Haymes to assist with a number of opportunities within our Human Resources department. We have always found Grafton Haymes to be professional and efficient and to provide honest opinion to help guide us on choices of candidate and to carefully manage our expectations. They take the time to gain a thorough understanding of the business and the role as well as the cultural environment. In our experience we have been presented with quality candidates in a timely manner and have received balanced advice in relation to making our final decisions.”

  • “Having applied for a role via Grafton Haymes, I found them to be professional and it was clearly important to her to satisfy every aspect of the job profile through her questioning. Unlike a lot of mainstream agencies, Grafton Haymes demonstrated a high degree of integrity. They weren’t just interested in placing someone, but genuinely interested in ensuring, that the ‘fit’ was a perfect one. Grafton Haymes fully understood the brief and set expectations at the beginning of all our conversations. A first class and truly unique recruitment professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to appoint Grafton Haymes either to seek out talent on my company’s behalf or to help me in my search for work.”

  • “Thank you so much for everything, I’ve really enjoyed working with you. Such a refreshing change from the huge recruitment factories that don’t treat anyone as an individual! If any of my HR friends mention that they are on the lookout for their next role, I will certainly refer them to you.”

  • “Paul was invaluable to me in securing my new role. He was pro-active, professional and knew the market I wanted to enter whilst being friendly and approachable – a perfect person to guide me through my move in-house.”

  • “Grafton Haymes supported me through the recruitment process for obtaining my first new role in nine years. They were able to understand the industry demands and specifics of both the role and company they were recruiting for as well as my experience and career aims as a candidate. As a candidate, this meant I was fully prepared for the recruitment process, kept fully up to speed with the process and it has been a pleasure working with them.”

  • “I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support.  There are many out there who call themselves consultants/associates – but they wouldn’t make you a decent shadow!  And I intend to be very vocal about Grafton Haymes whenever the situation arises.”

  • “Paul Grafton helped us to find not one, but three, first-class Trainers who are currently delivering a Management Development Programme they wrote themselves. The reason I manage this team of top Trainers is because Paul recruited me into my position too! What more can I say? Thanks, Paul!”

  • “Paul has supported a complete restructure of the HR function, supporting us in finding candidates which were suitable both in terms of skill and fit to the organisation. Through working with Paul over several projects, he has been able to reflect individual facets of the team in the selection criteria for new members, supporting the development of a well rounded and effective team. His contribution to the development of our HR service is unquestionable.”

  • “I have valued my relationship with Grafton Haymes in the capacity of both client and candidate over many years. They have a deep knowledge of the recruitment market and works with integrity to match candidate to both job role and organisational culture.”

  • “Grafton Haymes really got to know me as an individual in order to properly understand my aspirations and motivations. They treat their candidates with respect, stay in regular contact and care about making sure that they find the right opportunity. Their support during my job search was genuinely “consultative” and we have stayed in contact through a number of job changes Grafton Haymes have since provided me with professional market data that I have been able to use in my new role which was highly useful and willingly provided. They are personable, attentive, professional and an expert in her field and I would recommend her to anyone.”

  • “Paul Grafton’s knowledge of the industry, the people and the environment is second to none; he is professional, supportive and showed a high level of integrity, providing honest, well balanced advice and feedback every step of the way. The most refreshing element is Paul fulfills his promises, often going the extra mile that makes you as a candidate feel special. I cannot emphasise the difference Paul made to the recruitment process and Grafton Haymes will be my first point of contact for any future recruitment.”

  • “Grafton Haymes worked with me to find my current role as a Learning and Development Specialist. From our first conversation, to my first day at work, they were supportive, knowledgeable and utterly reliable. They took the time to understand the type of role I was looking for, found an appropriate vacancy and gave sound advice on the role and company throughout the recruitment process. It was great to feel that there was someone on my side throughout the process and I cannot recommend Grafton Haymes highly enough.”

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