In this selection of testimonials, a diverse range of our clients and placed candidates share how Signium Ireland has made a positive impact for them and consistently exceeded their expectations. We take pride in making a significant difference to our clients’ organisations and our candidates’ careers.
Throughout the years, Kerry has used Signium’s services for a significant number of critical, specialist and strategic searches. These roles have been across a number of functions and international geographies and were typically complex multi-stakeholder briefs. Through its highly structured, professional and delivery-focused process, Signium provided Kerry with rich shortlists and a range of high calibre candidates, the majority of whom are still with the business, with over 65% of these being promoted within a three year time frame.
Signium Ireland offers the best of both worlds. They are well connected locally and can tap into their global partners. Signium Ireland appreciates the importance of the cultural dynamics of an organisation as well as the strategic opportunities and challenges facing a business.
Signium’s partnership in our recent search for two senior HR leaders was simply unparalleled. From the beginning of our journey, the team at Signium demonstrated a unique understanding of our business needs and cultural dynamics, ensuring that they delivered candidates who were not only fit for the role in terms of skills and experience but were also aligned with our company ethos. They showcased an impressive breadth of contacts, ensuring we had a broad and diverse candidate pool to select from. What set Signium apart was their dedication to building a relationship with us, rather than treating us as just another client.
My experience with Signium was a positively surprising and truly enjoyable two-way engagement. Carol followed a unique and convincing approach that really set Signium above from the rest in her tailored level of initial research and the emphasis placed on seeking the right solution for both parties. The fact that cultural fit was placed so high on the agenda was refreshing, unusual and absolutely the right approach to the engagement. From the initial exploratory phase, which was very discreet for both parties and disclosing only the appropriate level of information, to the continuous engagement with Carol and Martin, the high level of confidentiality applied throughout a sensitive situation was very reassuring. Most importantly, I felt as valued as the engaging company on the other side of the table, and thoroughly enjoyed every step we took together.
Signium developed a tailor-made solution based on our requirements, conducting extensive and assignment specific research of the market to identify suitable candidates. As it happened, the fact that they had not worked in this space meant that they did not have any restrictions or conflict in approaching potential candidates due to any existing “off-limits” clause.
With the assistance of Signium, we successfully negotiated a contract of employment with our preferred candidate who, after relocating from the UK has become a real cornerstone in our business at a critical time of growth in our highly competitive, dynamic and somewhat multiple-dominated market where his leadership and performance has been highly effective.
We engaged with Signium to provide executive search services for a senior executive position. We were very impressed with their professionalism, market knowledge, patience and perseverance in finding us the right candidate in what was a challenging mandate. I regard the time we spent working with them as being efficient and effective and we have now built a great working relationship.
My first contact with Martin McEvoy was when he spoke to me about my role as Chief Executive of Repak. During the search and selection process I had numerous interactions with Martin and his Dublin research and support team and found them to be thorough in their assessment of my relevance for the role, while also being professionally supportive throughout. I have since used its services to identify and recruit a variety of general management, operational, commercial and financial leadership roles. I found the search and selection services provided by Signium to be very consistent and of the highest quality and professional integrity.
I was approached by Signium (Jim O’Brien) with regard to a CEO role with dojo, a UK Headquartered FinTech company who were expanding across the EU via a new Dublin based operation. My first impression of Signium was the frankness in their approach which gave me a comprehensive insight into the nature of the role. The preparation for each client meeting was greatly assisted by Signium with clarity on context and an insight into each interviewer. After every meeting Signium were very prompt in providing me with feedback, which was really helpful, open, and honest. Overall, I found Signium to be thoroughly professional from start to finish. More than this I felt so supported throughout the process in a manner that I had not experienced previously.
Signium constructively defined and presented the opportunity displaying an in-depth understanding of the role itself, the organisation and the stakeholders/people involved and positively but realistically represented the employer brand at all stages of the process. Although this mutual evaluation process was detailed and demanding at times, the team at Signium have a very natural and friendly way of building rapport and trust and it certainly served to increase my motivation for and interest in the role.
In stark contrast to shortlists provided by other firms in recent years, a number of the candidates shortlisted by Signium were not even on LinkedIn and hence not obviously in the market for career moves. This is clear testament to Signium's ability to find and commit the best available talent for a role as distinct from the 'best talent looking for a job'.
We found that Signium’s in-depth search and briefing processes, knowledge and engagement were excellent. What particularly impressed me was the time and effort Signium put in to understanding our business and requirements. By the time they initiated their search they fully understood what we were looking for and didn't just 'fire' in CVs to us. Well within the agreed timeframe, Signium found a comprehensive longlist of candidates; leading to a final shortlist of three, any of whom we could have offered the role to.
Thank you for the excellent work you did in helping to identify a strong list of candidates and then the role you played in securing the signature of our Number 1 choice. You showed real interest in the brief from the start, which was heartening, and asked good questions that helped us formulate our view of what we wanted to take our business in Dublin to the next stage.
The Signium service offer was a bespoke and highly focused solution, specific to our needs. This was facilitated by their design of well-structured candidate briefs, creating a common understanding of the search objectives. The quality and breadth of the research and shortlisted candidates were always strong. Through a highly logical, iterative but delivery-focused process, Signium enabled us to make important hiring decisions on a timely basis.
Martin and his fantastic Signium team head hunted me for a role in a different area of professional services than the one I'd come from. They seamlessly guided me through the recruitment process. From my initial contact to securing the position just a few weeks later, all of my questions were answered promptly, allowing for everything to move forward efficiently.