Testimonial Category: Employer

“Having used other agencies in the past I can honestly say that the service we have received is second to none”

We have used Central Employment to recruit our temporary staff for nearly 5 years. During this time our consultant Steve Hart has provided us with an excellent calibre of staff for every role we have recruited for. Having used other agencies in the past I can honestly say that the service we have received is second to none.

Regular site visits, regular contact with all management and supervisors has helped build a great relationship between ourselves, Steve and Central. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and the Central team to any business looking to recruit temporary or permanent staff.

Victoria Donkin - Branch Manager - Nippon Express

“Steve Hart, has taken the time to understand our business and requirements to ensure he continually delivers to meet our demands”

Horizon Products have been using Central Employment for over 5 years as the sole provider of our temporary staff requirements in both production and warehousing roles.  Our resource requirements continually fluctuate and often at short notice.  Our consultant, Steve Hart, has taken the time to understand our business and requirements to ensure he continually delivers to meet our demands.

On the whole, the quality of staff Central provide has always been excellent, and we have been able to take some of the temps onto permanent contracts as business dictates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Steve and his team at Central Employment to anyone looking to recruit temporary or permanent staff’

Joanne Taylor - Horizon Products

““The quality of temporary labour is high, and a bespoke induction programme has been created to reflect the different needs across our three sites””

Central Employment Agency have been supporting PACCOR since 2017 following issues we faced with our previous temporary labour supplier. I can confidently say that since we started a working relationship with Central, that we have had no concerns at all, and have since utilised their services across all three of our sites within the UK for both temporary and permanent placements.

Faye is currently our main point of contact and has supported our temporary recruitment requirements across the North East and Midlands and has offered an exemplary service. The quality of temporary labour is high, and a bespoke induction programme has been created to reflect the different needs across our three sites; supporting a smoother transition into the workplace and ensuring core training areas are covered as soon as possible.

Due to the nature of our industry, we require temporary labour at short notice. Faye and the wider team have always been able to accommodate the fast-paced nature of our business, without sacrificing on quality and customer service.
The Central team have always been open to considering revised and improved processes, offering their own expertise and suggestions where applicable ensuring that our future ways of working are always as efficient and effective as possible.

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“Mark always rises to this challenge and provides excellent service as and when we need it”

CEA have provided MPS with agency labour for a number of years, as the sole supplier. The company has an ever-expanding pool of temporary labour and employs approx 40-50 of these staff over a 24/6 shift pattern on a weekly basis.

The account has been very well handled by Mark Trett predominantly, who has faced a number of challenges from us to turn labour around very quickly to meet our ever changing production plan! Mark always rises to this challenge and provides excellent service as and when we need it.

Recently, Mark has employed other members of his team to work with our account to provide a broader range of cover. To date this has worked very well, with other team members continuing in the same vein as the service Mark gives.

Operations Manager - Multi Packaging Solutions

“We have a very good working relationship with Central and Phil in particular”

Central Employment Agency has been sole supplier to Spicer’s in Newcastle with temporary workers for almost 6 years. Spicer’s have between 15 and 50 agency staff from Central on a regular basis. Working over 2 shifts and occasionally 3 shifts per day.

The account has been very well handed by Phil Bennett. Phil regularly visits the site and keeps in touch and always manages to supply labour at short notice with our ever-changing production plan.

We have a very good working relationship with Central and Phil in particular.

I would not hesitate to recommend Central Employment for all your temporary staffing requirements.

Karen Parkinson - HR Manager - Spicers

“Greg has the ability to understand dynamic requirements easily”

Have used Greg for several hires at Workwear Express , candidates have been very well suited to the role and much better than we can find organically. Greg has the ability to understand dynamic requirements easily and has an uncanny ability to source the right candidates. Has saved countless hours and have always been over the moon with the long-serving candidates he has passed over, no hesitation in recommending him.

Workwear Express

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“As we operate 24/7, Andy always makes himself available out of office hours and at weekends”

We started using Central in December 2014 as we were dissatisfied with the service we were receiving from our other suppliers. At the beginning, we only used a couple of staff per week, but have gradually increased the numbers and are now using thirty plus staff on a regular basis.

The nature of our business dictates that we require additional staff at very short notice to meet customer demand which can be sporadic in nature. Andy Scott is the main contact and he reacts very quickly with the Supervisors to provide staff that he has personally inducted from the pool, which he holds at very short notice.

As we operate 24/7, Andy always makes himself available out of office hours and at weekends to answer queries and meet our Business requirements. The Supervisors have greatly welcomed this service and it makes their job much easier knowing they have the full support of Andy.

A testimonial to this, is that many of the staff that have started through Central now have contracts directly with us.

The Accounts department have also welcomed the quick responses that they receive to any payroll queries and the good working relationship that they have in working together to make the process run smoothly.

The Production, Accounts and HR team would have no hesitation in recommending Central for your temporary labour needs.

Louise Walby - HR Advisor

“Phil Bennett has been very hands on with finding candidates that suit our needs”

Central Employment Agency has been supplying us with temporary workers for the last 6 months. Phil Bennett has been very hands on with finding candidates that suit our needs. Having worked with other agencies in the past we have found that the candidates that Central put forward have been of a higher calibre.

Phil carries out site visits on a regular basis and is very proactive in making sure that he understands what we do so that he can find candidates that meet our needs. He has ensured that he is actively seeking out candidates in order to ensure that we have a pool of workers that we can draw from when needed. He is also very responsive to dealing with any issues that may arise.

I would not hesitate to recommend Phil and the Central team for your temporary worker needs. I look forward to a continued relationship between Central and the DE Group.

Rachel Todd - DE Group

“On each occasion I’ve made a first class addition to my team”

I’ve worked with Central on a number of my commercial roles and have to say that on each occasion I’ve made a first class addition to my team. As we continue to grow I will retain Greg as a first point of call. Thanks for your help.

Carl Jones - Technically Compatible

“Paul has delivered an exceptional flexible service to meet our business needs.”

MSD have been working with Central Employment, in particular Paul Ponton for the past 4 years. Paul has taken the time to understand our culture, our needs, and our expectations of employees. Paul has delivered an exceptional flexible service to meet our business needs. We trust that candidates sent by Paul are of the calibre we expect in our environment, and he has never let us down.

I would recommend without hesitation Central Employment Agency to any company wishing to use a recruitment company in the North East.

Julie Arnell - MSD

“The quality of service we have received is, and always has been of a very high standard.”

Central Employment have provided Warburtons with temporary labour since May 2006 and I think it’s fair to say that the quality of service we have received is, and always has been of a very high standard.

Mark Trett manages the contract with an obvious focus on excellence and this reflect in both the ability to turn around staffing needs on time and with premium personal.

I would not hesitate in recommending Central Employment Agency to any employer looking for a top quality recruitment service built upon a strong working relationship, the ability to get the job done right first time and the provision of ongoing support mechanisms which is greatly appreciated given that we work in a 24/7 fast paced manufacturing environment.

Bakery Manager - Warburtons

“It is a great peace of mind to find an agency that will work in a flexible, professional and proactive way”

Central Employment has worked in close partnership with Kasai (formerly R-TEK LTD) for over 10 years, supplying all our short term recruitment needs.

Throughout this time, Central Employment have developed a close working relationship with our supervisors to ensure they have a clear understanding of all of our business requirements.

Over the past year, Central Employment have been very proactive to ensure their clients are aware of the implications to their business of the forthcoming changes in legislation, by keeping us up to date on the published guidance documentation and also hosting seminars for their clients. We continue to work together in partnership to ensure the least disruption to our business.

Central Employment have always been flexible to meet our business requirements. Over the past year we have worked together to develop and enhance our recruitment process to ensure that all temporary workers are ready for work, ensuring that we retain a ‘pool’ of workers on standby for us.

In business, it is a great peace of mind to find an agency that will work in a flexible, professional and proactive way.

Marie Kingston - Kasai (Formerly R-TEK Ltd.)

“Impressed me with their ability to find candidates in an incredibly competitive market”

Central Employment are no nonsense.

They have impressed me with their ability to find candidates in an incredibly competitive market, delivering in terms of desired skill sets and company fit.

Mark Patterson, Managing Director, Inspired Agency

Mark Patterson - Managing Director - Inspired

“We have always been impressed with the attention given to understanding our cultural fit”

MMC is a bespoke, digital design and development studio. With 16 employees, and in such a competitive environment and with the specialist service we offer, its very important that everyone we bring on board fits both from an aptitude and an attitude perspective.

Working with Greg and the team, we have always been impressed with the attention given to understanding our cultural fit, as well as understanding the potential role that we are considering.

Ian McClellan – Company Director – Multi Media Creative

Ian McClellan - Multi Media Creative

“Many of the staff that have started through Central now have contracts directly with us”

We started using Central in December 2015 as we were dissatisfied with the service we were receiving from our other suppliers. At the beginning, we only used a couple of staff per week, but have gradually increased these numbers due to the high quality of Staff Central have supplied.

The nature of our business dictates that we require additional staff at very short notice to meet customer demand which can be sporadic in nature.

Phil Bennett is the main contact and he reacts very quickly with the Supervisors to provide staff that he has personally inducted from the pool. He is very professional, organised and always has a good pool of candidates available for work at short notice.

A testimonial to this, is that many of the staff that have started through Central now have contracts directly with us.

The Accounts department have also welcomed the quick responses that they receive to any payroll queries and the good working relationship that they have in working together to make the process run smoothly.

The Production, Accounts, and HR Team would have no hesitation in recommending Central for your temporary labour needs.

 

Keith Moffat - Production Manager - Elfab

“His passion and drive spoke volumes”

I went into the office on Tuesday to see Michael, the following day he had me for an induction, he kept me updated with what was going on on the Thursday and Friday, then the following Monday I was in work. Unbelievable how quickly he helped me get back into work. His passion and drive spoke volumes and you could see the effort he put into helping me get back into work. He is a man who truly enjoys his work and takes pride in his role. I want to thank him for helping me back into work. Strongly recommend this agency and Michael himself.

Jordan Docherty - Employee

“Central Employment have been fantastic when assisting us with filing roles within our Sales department”

Central Employment have been fantastic when assisting us with filing roles within our sales department.  They  understood exactly what our requirements are to join our business and our sales team. Central provided great advice from the beginning and massively took the stress and pressure away from the recruitment process for me; I would massively recommend Central to anyone looking to recruit new heads for their sales team.  

UK Industrial Tapes

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“He is very professional, thorough, great at communicating and has restored my faith in recruitment agencies”

I have worked with Greg for over 2 years now and I have had great success in our recruitment with him. Greg has listened to our needs and requirements, taken the time to understand the structure of the company and learnt the roles that we have available inside-out.  He is very professional, thorough, great at communicating and has restored my faith in recruitment agencies.

I would have no reservation in recommending that others work with Greg and Central Employment for help with their recruitment needs.  Central Employment is number one on my PSL and that is solely down to Greg.

- Visualsoft UK Ltd

“His understanding of the market is exceptional and he has a great feel for what a company wants”

I’ve worked with Greg on several roles since taking over the recruitment at Bede and have been delighted with the results he’s produced.  I often get frustrated with agencies when they misinterpret the requirements for a role or over complicate the process for recruiting, but Greg gets it spot on every time.

His understanding of the market is exceptional and he has a great feel for what a company wants. We use a number of agencies but he will is always my first port of call for any staffing requirements as I know i’m going to get an excellent service every time.

Andy Thompson - Bede Gaming

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