Testimonials

We love hearing feedback and receiving testimonials.
Here is what our clients and candidates say about HRLife...

 

"Jemma has been invaluable
to me during a period of transformation within my HR team. HRLife are now my go-to HR consultancy and I cannot
recommend them highly enough"

"The recruitment process ran smoothly and seamlessly, all candidates were well briefed and communication was timely and relevant"

"I needed to partner with someone who could provide quality and speed, Jemma and Kerry at HRLife didn’t let me down"

Integral

Laura Roxburgh

HR Director, Integral

Jemma has been invaluable to me during a period of transformation within my HR team. She helped me to fill ten vacancies of different seniority levels within six weeks, which was a huge lift for her team – impressively, she and Kerry were able to maintain their consultative approach, whilst still working at that pace.

Jemma has fantastic candidate management and a genuine understanding of her clients’ requirements; I could trust her to put interviews straight into my diary, knowing that any candidate she selected would be a strong contender. HRLife are now my go-to HR consultancy and I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Charlotte Weston

Candidate

A quick and easy hiring process. Great communication throughout and proven knowledge of what their client needed to get the best fit in role. Could not fault and would definitely be contacting them for future recruitment needs.

Epicor

Shane Hicks

VP Global Talent, Epicor

When presented with an urgent short-notice request for an immediately available HRBP I needed to partner with someone who could provide quality and speed, Jemma and Kerry at HRLife didn’t let me down – I am so impressed with the service, highly recommended.

Tasha Jenner

Candidate

As a candidate I cannot fault the service Jemma provided... from the first conversation we had, I shared my experience and what I was looking for - Jemma had already identified and matched my skills, so had a role in mind! The process of interview to job offer including several conversations and face to face meetings was complete within a week!  This was quick but totally the right role for me and one of the best moves I made - thank you Jemma! The finishing touches making the whole process even better we’re the texts and phone calls I had in preparation for starting my new role and having started a fab notebook and card from Jemma and Kerry! All of this made the experience so much more pleasant and I would definitely recommend HRLife.

Telreal

Daire Farnon

HR Director, Telereal Trillium

Telereal Trillium has used HRLife a couple of times over the last 12 months to assist with HR recruitment at different levels.

On each occasion Jemma Rawlins, the lead consultant working with us, was focussed, realistic, professional and helped with the appointment of good candidates.  The recruitment process ran smoothly and seamlessly, all candidates were well briefed and communication was timely and relevant.

 

Jemma understands the HR profession well and the range of roles, activities, types of HR practitioners and environments which ensures she is able to provide a short list of high calibre candidates within a sensible time frame.  

 

We worked as a partnership on these assignments and this delivered very good results.

Rebecca Cleary

Candidate

It was great as a candidate to find a recruiter that treated me as an individual and really understood what I wanted to find in my next new role. Kerry and Jemma screened me to find out what I wanted and really ensured that the role was the right ‘fit’ for me and the Company. They were very supportive through the recruitment process and luckily  I was successful! Now that I am here,  I am really glad that my new Company chose HRLife to represent them as they were great brand ambassadors for the Company.

HR Director

Media business

I’ve worked with Kerry for several years now and was glad to pick up the phone to her at HRLife about a role to bolster a newly inherited team. True to form, Kerry quickly got to grips with both the brief and the environment and we successfully hired someone from the first submission of candidates she made. Possibly the least painful recruitment process for a key role on my team I’ve ever had! Kerry is my go-to for HR team needs moving forward.

Oxobotica

Shelley Vaisey

Head of Talent Acquisition, Oxbotica

Right from the moment I saw the linkedIn post in relation to my new role as 'Head of Talent Acquisition' at Oxbotica (who develop the software that makes vehicles autonomous), my experience of HR Life and specifically Kerry was a positive one. 

 

Within an afternoon, I had shared my profile with her and we were chatting about my background and ambitions. With feedback following every meeting and support with preparing for each interview, her knowledge and approach exceeded my expectations. 

 

Kerry is a true professional, she is a shining light within the Talent Acquisition and Recruitment search market. She is passionate about her handful of clients but in equal measures she is committed to supporting her candidates resulting in an excellent candidate experience. 

 

I will certainly use Kerry and indeed recommend her in the future to any organisation looking for that personal, well intentioned touch. Well done Kerry on getting it so right, you have truly helped me realise my dreams in relation to my career.

Firmenich

Neena Begra

HR Manager, Firmenich

My experience with HRLife Group has been excellent, both Jemma and Kerry were professional.  I felt comfortable speaking to them and was able to have that open conversation with regards to my next role.  

Successfully I was put forward for a role that fitted all the criteria that I was looking for in my next HR Business Partner role. Communication was great and I was given  good and clear information about the role and what the company were looking for.

I am extremely grateful for their support in my search and have landed myself in a role and company where I could not be happier.  Thank you Jemma and Kerry for being a great support.

biomerieux

Stef Danesi

HR Director, Northern Europe - BioMerieux

The relationship with Jemma goes back a number of years when she placed me into a previous HR Manager role.  We kept in touch and I remember the service I received as a candidate and having seen her set up HRLife with Kerry Miller I knew they needed to be my first port of call when hiring last year. 

Whilst we hadn’t spoken for a couple of years, I’d been following them on LinkedIn and love seeing their daily HR posts, many of which really resonate with the market place and what’s going on in the HR world.  When discussing my hiring needs with them they understood exactly what I was looking for and I was so impressed with the shortlist they presented. 

Their network is incredibly strong and they were able to speak to people they’d known over the years who they knew I’d like and would be a good fit for the business.  

I would highly recommend anyone hiring HR Professionals in the Thames Valley to speak to HRLife!

VP, HR

Global Technology Business, Thames Valley

Jemma and Kerry have always been great networkers, for me the key is balance – sharing content that is of interest and adds value, hosting events that are relevant and staying in contact so you know they are there for you but without the ‘pushiness’ of other recruitment partners.

It was this balance that led to a fairly large gap between working together but when I had a need to add HR resource to the team I knew exactly who to talk to!

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Jacqui Barratt, CEO

Salt

I was referred to Jemma at HRLife by a colleague who had previously worked with her. We needed an HR Manager and as a specialist recruiter ourselves we saw the value in engaging with someone who works in that space every day.  Jemma and Kerry took a thorough brief and as a result presented 5 great candidates whom we interviewed. All candidates were more than capable and it was a great position to be in, to have choice and at the same time see an array of candidates who would all bring value to our business. Jemma was responsive and pushed us when required. Would highly recommend HRLife and felt from the beginning we were working with a partner who understood our needs and the ultimate outcome is we secured a great person.

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Debashis Dasgupta, CEO

Kent Athlone Pharma Group

We had a critical and urgent need within the business for a Group HR Director position after a Carve-out deal. The turnaround within 5 weeks from an initial briefing to the final placement was quite extraordinary. The quality of diverse set of candidates presented gave me a chance to evaluate our options and align with the business needs. Cannot emphasise enough on the impact HRLife can bring in the recruitment process.

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Ernie Owusu

Head of Group HR - Kent Athlone Pharma UK Ltd

My experience with HRLife was one in which I was both pleasantly surprised and impressed by their speed of work, relationship forming and detail and knowledge about the business. I thought I was familiar with all the key HR related agencies, but had HRLife recommended to me by a former team member of mine.

In short, the turnaround in between me initially finding the role and then getting an offer and starting was just shy of two weeks. This included them responding to my application the day after posting it; getting me an interview 2 days after that, acquiring key business information, internal interviewee summary, format and other key detail that enhance the entire candidate journey for me.

The professional tenacity displayed was hugely impressive, as was the “can do” attitude of Jemma particularly. I secured the role, and it has been everything I expected and more and very much as described by HR Life Group.

In addition to this, their follow up post on-boarding has been of the highest standard, initially ensuring my colleague got a “recommendation” gesture, the internal recruitment team that interviewed me were also pleased with the process and approach adopted by HRLife, Jemma and Kerry also followed up with me over lunch to see how the role was going, two months in, and this was wholly appreciated.

They covered the entire end to end process with rigour, professionalism, dedication and courtesy throughout. I would wholly recommend them for any HR related appointments

A pleasure to work with!