Reference by Angela Kennedy, Freight Manager at Worthington Ltd.
I have been fortunate to have consulted with June over many vacancies at both Middle and Senior Management Levels, where we have successfully placed personnel, many of them still thriving in those positions currently.
What impresses me every time, is her absolute determination to fully understand not only the features of the role available, but the culture of the business, the characteristics of the existing teams, the objectives of the business or teams and in fact considers all the elements that contribute to a successful match. She always manages to identify elements of an individuals that might add value to an organisation.
Reference by Sue Sheridan, Branch Manager at Global Freight Connections Ltd.
It is always a pleasure to deal with a professional, honest and reliable consultant in whom I can place my trust. June does not try to overload me with unsuitable applicants in the hope that one might fit the bill, I particularly like the way she takes the time and responsibility to carefully interview applicants, and test their skills, to ensure their suitability for out office environment. This saves me considerable time and is greatly appreciated.
Reference by Graham Mayers, Site Director at Hovis Limited.
I worked with Jacky for over four years and always found Jacky to be true to her word and deliver when others could not. Jacky is helpful, efficient, effective and was always up for the numerous challenges that I threw at her!
Reference by Andrew Sharples, Works Manager at MPE Limited.
Smart way has been extremely flexible and has often gone out of their way to accommodate our requirements.
What has stood out for us is that all candidates have met our criteria better than other suppliers we have briefed.
The candidates Smart way sent through without fail were exceptional. Jacky Buchanan had a great understanding of what we were after. They listened to us and understood us better than the other suppliers we had engaged for. They didn’t waste our time sending us unsuitable candidates.
Smart way was exceptionally helpful even if it meant having to push back on us in order to introduce a candidate they considered important we meet.
Having an understanding of what the business needs when they take the brief is the reason why they are prime supplier of skilled engineers within our business.
We briefed our other suppliers in the exact same terms but we felt Smart way listened and understood and we got the result we wanted.
I’ve have worked with Jackie Buchanan for over fifteen years on numerous positions and to date I can honestly say they have nothing to improve on in the way of service – and that’s not to say we haven’t made them jump through some hoops with our demands!
Reference by Stephen Eckersley, Operations Manager at Logistics at Hovis Ltd.
Jacky was responsible for the provision of Agency staff while I was Despatch Manager at Allied Bakeries. In this role, she would select staff, pre-induct them and make provision for them to have some pre-training. She would then keep a register of accredited staff (retaining pre-agreed levels) and ensure that additional staff were available at peak levels. The supply and control of Agency staff is a difficult task by its very nature; as a client, our demands could be challenging and demanding and there is a natural rotation of staff that she can offer. At all times, I found Jacky to be supportive and professional and therefore have no hesitation in recommending her.