Savant is a pleasure to work with. Always very personable and professional, taking the time to understand the recruitment requirements of the role but also the culture fit. They understand the demands of a HR team and accommodate with patience and expertise.
Savant took the time to understand my skill set and worked hard to match me with the prospective clients they had contacts with. They were friendly and helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
The service and communication provided by Savant was excellent. The consultants went out of their way to ensure that the process ran smoothly and that all the information needed was covered for all sides involved. The service I received was impeccable.
We would be happy to have Savant provide candidates for new roles through our contractor desk. The roles in question required a specific skill set and experience in terms of development of core IT architecture, for which we know we will only find a limited pool of suitable consultants in the market. Savant sent us 12 CVs from which 42% of candidates were selected for a 1st interview, which was one of the top performers compared to other suppliers. Savant was able to source excellent candidates in terms of skills and experience for our budget.
This is the second time I have used Savant and both times the service has been excellent. One of the main frustrations in job searching is 'not knowing', and the lack of communication from recruiters. At all times I knew exactly where I was in the process and the approximate timescales. The feedback is also very specific, rather than generic phrases passed on to every candidate, both when successful and unsuccessful. Each time I spoke with a Consultant at Savant, I always felt that my job search was in the hands of experts. The clarity and certainty provided gave me the confidence that they would find me the right role, suited to my wants and experience.
Webinar was excellent. Many thanks Zoe and Mark. Impact of current situation on finance in particular!
I have used Savant Technology for a large Digital Transformation Programme with multiple stakeholders as well as 3rd parties, making the programme challenging and complex. They supplied me with resources across the digital landscape and met our challenges throughout. They provided credible candidates with the relevant skills, as well as a personality match to the complex nature of the programme. I found them to be good communicators across the supply chain with a real desire to add value throughout the programme. I will not hesitate to use their services or to recommend them to other clients.
Savant worked relentlessly and professionally to secure me a fantastic new role that really uses my skills and experience. They were focussed and persevering during a long and occasionally bumpy process. I would highly recommend working with the team at Savant.
Savant Technology secured me a CX Programme Manager opportunity on a large Digital Transformation Programme. From initial contact they gave me a sense of confidence, expertise and professionalism in their approach and way of working. They buck the trend of poor recruitment agencies by their actions, and have a culture and engagement model that brings out the best outcomes for all. I pride myself on my reputation and ability to provide a quality service in all my engagements so the mutual respect allows for a great partnership. They are seamless in their representation of both the client and candidates; they genuinely have a balanced and equal relationship - striving to manage both relationships with honesty and trust.
I would recommend Savant as they have shown commitment to understanding our industry and business, as well as the skills needed for developing a first rate Audit & Assurance service. On a personal level, the consultants have been very personable and showed commitment to our objectives. They are effective at building longer term relationships with clients, such that if a strong candidate comes up, we have the option to consider them even without a vacancy.
Professional - not pushy - and behave like a top end, executive search company rather than a run-of-the-mill recruitment agency. Savant listened to and correctly interpreted the brief, and quickly and painlessly identified and closed the process with an excellent candidate, regularly communicating throughout. I would use Savant again and highly recommend their services.
Laura is a very professional and effective recruiter who was able to help me find a very exciting and interesting role extremely quickly. The interview process was smooth and on-boarding went very well thanks to her preparation. This is the most engaged I have ever been by a recruitment agency. Savant represented my interests exceptionally well and ensured I had everything I needed to succeed in the role.
I would recommend Savant, primarily because you are treated as an individual rather than just a candidate. I was most satisfied by the attention to detail and negotiation skillset. Overall, very happy with the service I received and would hope to repeat the process in the future with another assignment.
Savant Technology secured me a Solutions Architect opportunity on a large Digital Transformation Programme. Their communication during the interview stage of the engagement was exceptional, keeping me informed and providing as much information as possible. Savant also helped make my transition from an employee back into contracting very smooth. Their personal approach is much different from other agencies I have dealt with in the past. In addition to this, during the period gearing up to IR35, Savant were active in making sure that we had as much information as possible so we understood where the negotiations with the client were and how that would affect us individually. This took away a lot of the stress from an uncertain time in the contracting market. Mehran and his team have been awesome to deal with and provided a great service with a personal touch.
I have found Savant to be a very straightforward and honest recruiter and I appreciate their friendly and upfront approach. They were very responsive throughout the process, coming back quickly on queries and I would happily work with them again in the future.
I would definitely recommend Savant as my consultant was very efficient, caring and knew what was best in order to build my career. Very approachable, anyone would feel comfortable working with them. I was most satisfied by the swift responce as often recruiters can be hard to get hold of, however this was not the case with Savant.
I recommend Savant as a diligent and highly professional company. I thoroughly appreciate all the work they did on my behalf including being contactable outside of regular business hours. The consultants were easy to work with and clear communicators.
In just two weeks Savant were able to find us suitable candidates, set up interviews and finalise a successful placement. They are attentive to their customers' requirements and provide a one-of-a-kind service with their friendly, professional and personal approach.
I have known Richard for over 15 years and he has placed me at some of my best roles as a candidate. He has always listened and taken onboard what I was looking for, finding opportunities that would help me grow and develop. I knew when we had a challenge finding the right candidate to fill a senior accountant role that Richard would be able to help and he didn't disappoint. The attributes I relied on as a candidate are equally valuable as a client. In a short time frame, with a demanding brief, Richard identified candidates and ultimately filled the role.
Throughout the whole recruitment process Savant has been very much in-touch and kept me posted on how things were progressing. The consultant was very articulate, conscientious and cares about matching potential employees or contractors with the right company. I have worked with a large number of recruitment 'experts' throughout my career, but none have come close to Savant's professionalism.
I would recommend Savant as the consultants were efficient in all aspects of the process. I was most impressed by the transparency and frequent communication which provided confidence that the position and company was the right fit for me. Savant was able to quickly understand my needs and wants, from a company and role perspective.
Savant Technology secured a Technical Architect opportunity for me on a large Digital Transformation Programme. I have found their communication to be extremely helpful and they have been able to support with all of my various queries, even in very complex areas such as IR35. During the 2 years I have been engaged with Savant, there have been a number of contract extensions, changes to roles and many discussions about IR35 compliance. They have demonstrated a very high level of expertise and a very personable and responsive approach, providing real value-add.
From the outset of working with them, Savant have spent time to really understand our requirements for the role, as well as understand our culture. The domain that we operate in can be challenging in regards to recruitment but Savant show a great understanding of this market. We have now successfully placed a new employee into our business as a result of their efforts.
Networking and reputation are key to successfully contracting, and Savant act as a business partner in utilising their network to obtain assignments and enhance both our reputations. I have found the team at Savant really helpful in understanding my key skills, identifying appropriate opportunities and selling my profile to the client. They have also assisted in interview preparation to maximise my chances of success.
Working with Savant to secure a new UX design role in digital transformation has been an excellent experience. I found Laura to be extremely professional and courteous through the whole process from first contact to being placed and beyond. Constantly keeping me updated on the status of my application and assisting with terms & negotiations, and she was never too pushy. The best consultant I've had the pleasure of dealing with in over 20 years.
The service provided by Savant was not only professional and efficient, but personal too. The temp they provided was productive and efficient and I liked the fact that the communication was kept to a minimum - no weekly/biweekly checks on the progress of the temp which can be a nuisance during busy periods.
Paul and the Savant team have taken the time to understand our organisation, our culture and our people. Paul has found a number of great candidates, many of which are now part of my team. Paul takes the time to keep in touch, to ask how people who have joined are adapting to the business and to provider a wider view of what is happening in other sectors. Recruiting for good risk and internal audit professionals can be a challenge, but Paul is one of a small number of my 'go-to' people as he always delivers.
Savant consultants are highly professional with hardworking personalities. They hold diverse skills and knowledge within recruitment and are always willing to mentor people towards their ultimate goals and career.
I have been working with Savant Technology for resource augmentation on a large Digital Transformation Programme for 2+ years. They understood the requirements of the programme very well and consistently supplied strong candidates with the right skills, both technical and behavioural. It was because of this key differentiator that resulted in us recruiting the majority of the contractor SME requirements from Savant Technology for 2+ years in succession. I was thoroughly impressed by the professionalism shown and their attitude to go the extra mile which was a welcome change compared to the experience that we have had with many other recruitment firms.
I found Savant webinars and consultancy services very relevant as I manage a team of 24 people across 4 locations and, due to Covid 19, we are all based at home. As a result, I have found the managing more stressful and challenging, so there are things that I have learned that I will implement.
Savant has and continues to demonstrate a vast knowledge and understanding of specialist topics - not just industry and role specific, but also in terms of business, general commerce, negotiations and resolutions. I had originally expected a 6-month contract and, 2 years later, the engagement is continuing to thrive. Savant has supported my ability to set expectations with the client throughout the course of contract extensions, including with IR35 compliance. Without Savant's detailed support I would have been lost in IR35 - their ability to simplify this was exceptional!
The service provided by Savants was fast and attentive, and they provided me with a range of strong candidates in a short time scale. Other recruiters I have used have been very sales driven but Savant were never pushy or overbearing in their approach.
Over the past 5 years, I have regularly called upon Savant for assistance with filling roles from Junior Auditor up to Director of Internal Audit. Their hallmark has always been a deep desire to understand not just the parameters of the role and the required candidate skillset, but the culture of the business, the styles of the key stakeholders and what characteristics would be needed for a candidate to thrive and succeed long-term. This has meant that successful candidates have become long-term valued employees. I know that I can trust Savant to work quickly and effectively and I believe in their strong knowledge of the candidate market. They are pleasant and friendly to work with, and are a genuine business partner to me.
I have recently had the pleasure of working with Savant in a placement into the UK. I have no hesitation in recommending them as a professional agency, with a high level of competence and sensitivity. They are able to quickly build a trusted relationship and are good at matching complex and demanding roles to individual skillsets.
Savant offers useful practical tools. I'll aim to find opportunities to embed them in my behaviour.
I found the webinar really helpful, and certainly picked up a lot of good tips as well as a deeper understanding of EI. I would jump at the chance to take up 30 minutes of Zoe's time.
Savant Technology secured me a Programme Manager opportunity on a large Digital Transformation Programme. I have been impressed by their methods and, in particular, Mehran's tenacity in investing the necessary time and analysis in evaluating both the client and contractor needs, goals and objectives. Savant take the time to ensure that all parties are aware of how contracts are settling in and are able to guide, influence and optimise the ongoing placement. From the initial stage of engaging with Savant you feel like you're on a journey, not just a single placement. It is clear that Savant are developing a network of highly experienced and proven professionals that can be deployed as a team, or on an individual basis. It is refreshing to work with a recruitment expert that reinvests in its contractors, more so where it provides free training for softer skills, such as in emotional intelligence. I see this as having the vision to think beyond the single engagement, instead it seeks to develop and nurture longer term relationships. This is certainly one factor that sets Savant far above the typical recruitment agency.
Outco was going through a period of extensive change driven by organic growth and acquisitions. Richard's thoughts on the structure of the team, the allocation of tasks within it, and the seniority/salaries of the individuals were invaluable. Richard supported us in finding a strong Group Financial Controller as well as two other appointments. He was knowledgeable, diligent and always willing to be flexible. I would be happy to recommend Savant to anybody looking to recruit into their finance department at the senior level.
The service I received from Savant was honest and more personal than other agencies I have used. The best aspect was the attentive approach and the understanding of the practice.
Through the help and guidance of Savant, I have successfully secured a contract that is perfectly aligned to my skills and experiences. Savant were excellent, representing my interests with diligence and courtesy at every stage in the process. With so many recruiters failing to uphold promises or maintain communications, it has been a breath of fresh air working with the Savant team.
Savant Technology first contacted me through Linkedin and immediately impressed me with their insight into Telecom industry requirements and challenges. They were able to place me in a large telecom digital transformation programme, explaining not just the role but also the stakeholders involved, context, history and culture, keeping close contact throughout the engagement. They also placed other quality professionals to build a high calibre team resulting in recovery and successful delivery.
Savant understood our business and took the time to really get to know our culture. Richard presented a strong shortlist, having met and assessed each candidate beforehand to gauge their suitability. The interview process was effectively managed and alternative profiles were provided as we further developed our thoughts on the key requirements. I would have no hesitation in recommending Savant to any organisation looking to recruit finance staff at the senior level.
I would use Savant in the future as I found the consultants proactive and they tailored the candidates they submitted to match our size and scale. There is plenty of competition but the personal relationship is key. With Savant we have this, and I would highly recommend their services.
Laura is highly qualified and extremely helpful, supporting me through the entire process and keeping me updated at every stage with her goal-oriented approach. Anyone looking for their next exciting role would be lucky to have Laura on their side.
Savant Technology secured me a Senior Engineering Manager opportunity on a large Digital Transformation Programme. Peter helped me find and secure an amazing job offer, identifying a perfect match between myself and my future employer. He managed the recruitment process incredibly well, gaining my trust and respect early on. Peter transformed a long recruitment process into a very pleasant experience through constant communication to ensure the two sides remained interested. He was very attentive to my requirements from the beginning, encouraging me through the interview stages and negotiating a great offer for me.
I've worked with Paul Clutton for over 10 years in a number of Risk, Audit and Compliance roles who's been on hand to provide a range of candidates - from senior experienced professionals with relevant experience, right through to entry level graduates looking for their first job in industry. What I like about Paul is he understands that a modern business assurance function needs more from an applicant than just a strong CV. Softer skills such as communication, personal resilience and the ability to show empathy is now equally important as any professional experience. The fact that he takes the time to get to know the candidates personally means he really understands their wider skill set, rather than just the job titles they've had. This is the value-add that Savant provide.
I have worked with my contact at Savant over the past 12 years and he has placed more than 10 audit professionals with me. He fully understands my requirements, is hugely collaborative and presents his candidates extremely well. I would absolutely recommend Savant to my colleagues and contacts as I get a great service and a friendly and personable approach above other recruiters. Savant take the time and effort to build a relationship and to understand the needs and requirements of the recruiter. Savant is far above the rest.