Here's some colourful quotes from our clients and candidates...

 

However you heard about McCarthy, we’d like you to hear more

So what better way to discover who we are and what we do than to read the comments and observations of our clients and candidates?

They have been right where you are now - and the frank, honest insight into their experience will hopefully help you understand the difference McCarthy Recruitment could make to your situation.

The success and reputation of McCarthy is built upon our ability to deliver...and word travels fast. That’s why much of our growth has come directly from client recommendations. Therefore, we will only take on an assignment we know we can deliver on – and you can trust McCarthy has what it takes to rise to the challenge. However big, however important – and however tight for time.

So if the proof really is in the pudding, this one's full of jobs, careers and success stories across all business sectors such as Store Management, Executive, HR, Head Office, Hospitality and Sales - and it's a real treat.

I would like to leave feedback regarding the excellent service I have received from McCarthy Recruitment. I was contacted by McCarthy initially to assess my suitability for the positions you were recruiting for. This was very straightforward with some basic questions at first followed by more in depth leadership scenario questions. After completing this stage I was then passed to a Recruitment Consultant.

The Recruitment Consultant I was assigned to engaged with me in a professional, relaxed and friendly manner putting me at ease straight away. Thereafter, they supported me throughout the whole recruitment process ensuring I had all the knowledge I needed and being there for any questions I had at any time of the day.

Having only being with one employer since leaving education I haven't experienced a Recruitment Company before and it was great to deal with my Consultants at McCarthy Recruitment as they were professional, delivering a quality service throughout. Having worked in retail for 14 years I have built a wide network of contacts all of whom I would absolutely recommend to your company.

Thank you to McCarthy for your support and commitment!

Mark

Store Manager

 

 

I would like to say John is a credit to your organisation. He is still helping me in the process of changing my career but nothing has been a trouble for him so far, even contacting me near enough as soon as he steps off a plane. Well deserved asset and deserves this positive feedback from his Manager.

Shaun

I have been working with Chantelle, who I must say is very professional with the service she has, and is providing me with. Nothing has been too much trouble, and she has kept me in the loop every step of the way. Chantelle is a credit to your company, and I would not hesitate in recommending her and McCarthy Recruitment to any professional going forward. Today she contacted me to say that I had been successful in obtaining a Store Manager position with Homebase, and has carried out all the necessary preparation work in a timely and thorough manner.
Once again a big thank you to McCarthy Recruitment for the service that you have provided me with, it really does make you stand out.

Steve

Store Manager

I would like to say to extremely happy and overwhelmed I am by the advice, service and support I received from one of your Recruitment Consultants. He has been there from start to finish, helping me nail every stage of the selection. Nothing was too much for him, whether it was picking up the phone at 7am or even 11pm to have a catch up or answer any questions, I could always count on him.

Truly fantastic service day in and day out. His and my hard work certainly paid off as I now have a new career as an Assistant Manager in Lidl. All I wish is that he gets the recognition that he deserves and he continues to do what he does and help people succeed! Thanks!

Adam

Assistant Manager

My Recruitment Consultant was extremely friendly. Having experience with previously going through recruitment agencies, I was a little sceptical about policies and procedures surrounding McCarthy Recruitment. I felt I was kept in the loop from start to finish and was made to feel at ease during and after the process from previous interview to successfully moving to another business. I wouldn’t have been as confident in the interviews if he hadn't been a phone call or text away for any support I needed - weather it asking more about the interview day or more about the business.
My Recruitment Consultant is a credit to the full team.

Karen

Just want to say a massive thank you to Alan and the team! I finally have a role that will help me fill my potential! Each stage I've had the best feedback and mentoring, and I would recommend McCarthy’s to any friend or family member in the future!

Gavin

Absolutely fantastic!!! I have highly recommended McCarthy Recruitment to a lot of people. I had the pleasure of being guided through the process of finding my new job by Joanne. She is a credit to your organisation. I was so nervous from the first initial phone call and Joanne made me believe in myself. From assessments to interview down to handing in my notice at my current job, she has been there to guide and support me. Would never have taken that leap without her! Thank you so much.

Anita

Assistant Manager

I would just like to say a massive thank you to Grace and also Tina, they have been very supportive. I would say they have gone over and above and smashed all expectations the only recruitment agency that is with you every step of the way. Grace called me before and after each interview and kept me well informed at all times. Her dedication to her job is second to none, both her personality and professionalism came across so well and kept every moment upbeat and exciting. I was so happy for all the support and it helped me so much I got the job. The aftercare once the job was accepted was amazing I was also still being looked after and helped along the way asking questions about writing my resignation and general support. I would happily use McCarthy Retail again and would recommend to all if they are looking for a retail job to speak to these guys by far the best. Once again thank you so much for all your help.

Liam

Assistant Manager

 

McCarthy Recruitment helped me find the role that was right for me. The Recruitment Consultants at McCarthy who handled my recruitment were very professional and supportive. I would definitely recommend McCarthy to my friends and family who wish to have a career in Retail. 5* Rating.

Roswald

Assistant Manager

Just amazing! I must say that the whole process was personal and friendly, actually like I was talking to a friend. You coached me to achieve the goal of a new job and a life changing pay rise with my new job. All I can say is a massive thank you and I highly recommend that everyone uses you guys!!!

Matthew
 

I have been delighted with the excellent and efficient service provided by our recruitment company McCarthy and in particular the dedication of our Account Manager.  She has been relentless in her pursuit of recruiting a complete team for our New Store in Southend, including a Manager, Assistant Manager and full store team. This store was particularly difficult to recruit for in terms of location and suitably skilled applicants however she has worked tirelessly often working long unsociable hours over weekends to achieve her desire of recruiting a full team in time for the store to open.   After several setbacks and keeping me informed every step of the way she delivered an amazing team and the opening was a great success. Thank you!

James Emanuel
Area Manager - Hotter Shoes

I was contacted by my McCarthy consultant after he found my CV online. He took the time to find out all about me, what motivates me and what I was really looking for so he could match me to a role that would help me fulfil my career aspirations and would work on a personal level.

After finding the position that he thought would be right for me I was given time to visit the company and when I was ready and happy to move forward he arranged an interview.  All through the process he offered me a tailored service that made me comfortable with every step of the journey.  I was successful in placing with the company I interviewed for and due to the guidance and information I had received along the way I have fitted into the business with no unexpected surprises!!! McCarthy called me within my probationary period and even popped down to a store I was training in to meet me and say hi.  I am thriving in the store I was placed in and still have the communication with my consultant even though I’m a few months in to my new role, overall my experience has been first class!!!

Natalie Snaddon
Store Manager - Go Outdoors

I would like to say a HUGE THANK-YOU!!! To my McCarthy consultant for his support and advice in reference to my application. From the first telephone interview I was overwhelmed with his professionalism, advice and attention to the small details.He made it very clear that he was only ever a phone call or text away for any questions I may have, even out of working hours. With McCarthy's help I have been successful in my application and I couldn't have been happier with the services. My McCarthy consultant is a huge asset to your company, and thank you for all of your help.

Matthew Mitchell

 I had contact with my McCarthy consultant throughout the service. He was very welcoming and caught my attention even from the initial call which was a cold one. He created a relationship very well and was always honest and regularly made contact to keep me at ease. To sum up his quality of service I had been waiting 4 weeks for an answer and he knew this and at 8 am Monday morning he sent me a text to say he hadn't forgotten about me and he will be in contact as soon as he had heard anything. He put me at ease throughout the application process and always checked in with me . This is the first time I have ever followed through an application process from a cold call this is down to how well he engaged me initially. Top guy and thank you for the new job =)

Christopher Gray

I have just been offered my dream job! I know though without the help of my consultant at McCarthy giving me confidence, helping me and driving me on that I would not have achieved it. Interviews are not my strongest point due to lack of them but my consultant gave me the confidence as she believed in me.

Paul Halms
Retail Manager - Company Confidential

It is genuinely my privilege to recommend my McCarthy consultant, who has worked tirelessly with me over the last 6 months to find a suitable role with a suitable business for my skill set. Where all others have failed she has persevered understanding how I feel each day week and month, what I desire and taking great time and effort to match it with her client’s requirements. If you want an agency that cares about you and the client, pick McCarthy.

Tony Cuthbert

BathstoreThroughout the recruitment process I found McCarthy to be open, honest and supportive at all times. The feedback was excellent and I felt well briefed going into interviews at every stage. I built a great relationship with the team, and really felt the guys were willing me to succeed.

Andy Barnes
Bathstore

ArgosFrom the first point of contact with McCarthy, I knew I was dealing with an agency that was going to do it differently. Not only did they want to make sure that I was interested in, and understood the role on offer, they wanted to ensure that I was right for it, both in terms of capability and cultural fit. Once I entered the interview process, they ensured that I was well prepared, sending me some of the best company briefings I have ever seen. As I advanced through the stages of interview, I was supported and encouraged, but left to feel like I was in control. At the offer stage, they were as delighted as I was, and it’s the little touches like Kate McCarthy calling you with 'Congratulations' that really do make all the difference. I now look forward to being a client with McCarthy and can recommend them highly to any candidate.

Darren
Argos

One thing that is clear about McCarthy is how much pride is taken in the fact that they are distinctly different from other recruitment companies. Every company makes claims like this and seldom live up to them. McCarthy don't just live up to them, they raise the limits on their integrity and I trust my consultant with my future 100 percent. My consultant has been available morning, noon and night, which has really helped. I can't imagine speaking to other agencies at that time without getting an answering machine, let alone a very talented consultant. Professionally, the team have not stopped working for both the client and myself once an interview has been arranged, which let's face it is when most agencies cross their fingers. The consultant kept researching for me, pointing me in the right direction and discussing the research I had done, which all before the interview takes place is a real bonus. Staff have been polite and supportive through the whole experience. The jobs have been issued with care and I have not once heard the line 'oh we've got lots on'. Everything has been considered for my needs and that of the business I will be joining. If I am ever looking for a position again, or seeking to fill one, McCarthy would be my first point of call. I can not praise higher than that.

Steven Davey
Retail Store Manager

McCarthy Recruitment understand their clients, it was so refreshing to talk to a Company who had spent time in their client business.  They could talk in detail about the role with passion and a totally different approach.  My experience with them enabled me to make a career decision that I felt comfortable with and I knew was the right one.  It matched my aspirations and my priorities and although my new role meant moving to a totally new sector - Environment - McCarthy allowed me to believe in myself.  I would absolutely recommend McCarthy to anyone looking for a refreshing professional service.

James
Leading Retail Business

Following a very challenging face to face interview with my McCarthy consultant, I was put forward to one of their clients for a National Sales Manager role.  I was supported starting from the feedback I was given following that interview all the way through to my first day.  What was really surprising was that my consultant showed in many ways how much they cared for me as an individual and they were interested in my personal life and matching me with a role that considered a range of factors.  I have never experienced that before. The personal service that McCarthy prides themselves on is not just another recruitment ‘sales pitch'; it is a true belief system.  I am so pleased that I discovered McCarthy as a business and what is great now is that I have daily contact with them as a client and that is the best way to continue our working relationship.

Neil
National Sales Manager

What amazes me about McCarthy Recruitment is considering their significant growth in the last few years and they have managed to remain so knowledgeable across all the sectors they recruit for.  No matter what division you have contact with their consultants have the same knowledge and ethos.  It was the HR division that eventually placed me but my initial contact was through their head office division.  Their individual and honest approach allowed me to build a relationship that was based on trust.  As basic as it seems I always know they would call when the promised - a basic that escapes many of their competitors!  Keep it up McCarthy, you take the stress of finding a new position away.

Julia
HR Manager

You were fantastic! You constantly kept me informed. The fact that you coached me was superb service. Most companies will arrange an interview for you and then forget about you. The relationship you formed with me was top class.  I don't know how to thank you enough!

Toni White
Deputy Store Manager

B&QI contacted McCarthy by chance when I was looking for a new position, along with a number of other, larger, agencies. With McCarthy, I found a consultancy that were not just interested in paying me lip service or filling a quota of placements, but one that gave me great information and support. At every stage of the process, I was given sound advice and guidance, which allowed me to flourish rather than flounder. I felt I established a great, personal relationship with them and I was ultimately thoroughly well prepared for my new career.

I would sum up McCarthy for me, as not just great professional allies and extremely supportive - but I would now use the word 'friends' as well. As corny as it sounds, I've met many people in my career who I would want to keep in contact with, but McCarthy are amongst the few that I would prefer to take for a drink.

Emma
B&Q

I have been in contact with McCarthy Recruitment over the past 3/4 years. I have been in retail management for the past 20 years and have used several other recruitment agencies. The thing that stands McCarthy Recruitment above the rest is their enthusiasm, their ability to build up a rapport with both candidates and clients. They also make a point of matching your skills with a particular clients needs rather than just sending you off to anyone on their client list. During my most recent successful appointment with McCarthy Recruitment, I spoke mainly with Kate, but also with other consultants within McCarthy. I noticed that whom ever I spoke to they were fully informed about which retailer I had seen and at which stage I was at. This was obviously due to the great communication all of the consultants have with each other. McCarthy kept me informed at every stage throughout my selection process by informal, yet professional telephone conversations. This was also backed up by regular emails and confirmations by post. McCarthy are very good at preparing you for assessment days, interviews and background information. Unlike other recruitment agencies, they do not patronise you or teach you to 'suck eggs.' They steer you in a way that makes you anticipate questions and thought provoking ideas. Having been successful with McCarthy on a number of occasions, they will always be my first point of call.

Jonathan Bird
Retail Store Manager