Riviera Travel have used Blues Point on a number of occasions to fulfil IT employment within the business. Blues Point have a much higher interview to employment conversion rate with us than other agencies due to their careful selection processes and screening techniques. It’s refreshing to work with a partner who listens to our requirements and delivers both technical and commercially driven skilled individuals. We will continue to use Blues Point as our primary source of IT staff and come recommended by Riviera.
We have recently implemented a training plan for all IT staff with the help of Blues Point. The training involved individual assessments focusing on motivation with the team. The assessments ran by PPA and Thomas provided us with both the validation and tools to keep the team highly motivated and identify not only individuals that need help but also the specifics about why they may not be currently motivated. It improved self-awareness within the team and also gave an element of self-fulfilment with the individuals as they are now aware of what motivates them and what they need to stay focused.
All team members agreed that the results were accurate and that it has certainly had a benefit in their general outlook. I would recommend the assessment to any team and having BluesPoint manage and facilitate the training made the process effortless.
We engaged Blues Point having tried working with other recruitment agencies without much success. We were finding that a candidate looked great on paper but didn’t have the behaviours that Prima Solutions need for business success. A lot of time was wasted by our senior management team interviewing candidates, so we wanted to partner with a recruitment business that could manage the whole process, allowing our managers to get on with their day-today responsibilities.
The PPA allowed us to ensure that people joining the business were able to build relationships with our customers and the GIA helped us to understand how the individual would be able to handle the intensive training and onboarding that a new starter needs to take part in, and how they would cope with the fast pace of our environment.
I am pleased to say that all of the 10 people that Blues Point placed with us are still in their positions nearly 12 months later, and are already adding value to our business.
I engaged Blues Point after they were recommended to me by a colleague in the industry. They came over to talk about our situation and it was clear that they understood not only our technical requirements, but the business implications of what we were trying to achieve as well.
They suggested using the Thomas PPA assessments as part of the process, and I believe that this holistic approach contributed to the eventual success of the recruitment project. IT people are still people and understanding the person we needed as well as the technical skill set was what made this such an impressive service.
Blues Point ensured that we hired the right person for our business, who was both technically strong, but more importantly, has the right behaviours to lead and motivate the development team.
Sourcing the right candidate within a short timeframe, Blues Point were hands-down the best recruitment company I have dealt with and provided me with an excellent service.”
Potter Clarkson will be using Blues Point to source and deliver more IT people within the business.
If anyone wants to use a reputable and credible IT recruitment agency I would highly recommend Blues Point.
We’ve been using Blues Point’s behavioural and motivational assessments for a few months now, and already I notice the difference. We have a more structured management plan, and our staff churn is noticeably down. I attribute this in part to the assessments, and I look forward to paying less in recruitment fees over the coming years!
I began my relationship with Blues Point after our preferred recruitment partner failed to pre-screen candidates thoroughly. This resulted in the hiring of a candidate with a lack of relevant skills to complete the tasks that he was assigned and cost our business valuable time and money. One of the main drivers for working with Blues Point was their use of the IKM TeckChek technical and personality profiling assessments, tests that validated our hiring decision and cut down on the amount of time I spent on recruitment.
I was introduced to the Thomas International Ltd PPA evaluations by Blues Point as a tool for identifying a person’s motivations, work ethic and key drivers. To begin the process we completed the assessment by answering the questions from the perspective of the role itself in order to help us identify the personal profile that would best fit the positon we had on offer. This created a Job profile that we could then use as a template to assess the candidates’ suitability for the role.
We then moved on to the interview process, holding first interviews for all the candidates whose CV’s fitted the role in question. Once we had refine the applicant list to leave us with the most suitable from a skills perspective we asked those remaining to complete the PPA questionnaire.
Following completion of these questionnaires we received their profile which proved to be an invaluable and insightful look at the individual, and what motivates them to succeed. Also provided as part of the profile is a set of questions that help you to probe and validate their answers, and get some understanding of why the answers were as they were. These questions were used as the basis for the second interview, and were invaluable in getting to know the candidate, gaining some understanding as to how they would fit in with the rest of the team, and what would be their ideal working environment. Coupled with the PPA graph, which was overlaid onto the graph for the role itself, it became relatively straightforward to identify the best candidate, and to offer the position accordingly.
6 weeks on from the position being filled we are totally satisfied with the candidate selected, we are confident that the PPA questionnaire was instrumental in achieving this, and wouldn’t hesitate to use it again next time we have a position to fill.