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Executive Search & Selection

Client Testimonials

"We chose to work with Paradigm beginning in 2005 because from our initial interaction and conversation it was clear that they understood our technology and where we were in our business cycle as a Company. What logically follows from that understanding is precisely the calibre of candidate needed to satisfy our needs, but as well the career challenge which we represented to their candidates. We simplify theses considerations by calling it ‘fit’….we repeatedly got the best thinking from their team on best ‘fit’.

Paradigm presented the opportunity to candidates intelligently and persuasively and when it was time they consistently ‘closed’ our candidates of choice in multiple search assignment covering Sales, technical Sales Support, and Training as we grew our EMEA presence.

I have been impressed by their professionalism, and will continue to work with them in future assignments."

Andy Normand, Director of Human Resources, The Rest of the World

 
"Paradigm has provided a first class service while I was recruiting additional hires within EMEA territory. Paradigm spent time to understand our business and delivered high quality candidates successfully fulfilling our vacancies in a very professional and efficient manner.

Paradigm has this knack of taking the risk away from the selection process and coming up with an excellent shortlist of candidates that meet the original brief. When my VP of Sales was looking to establish to new sales divisions within ACME EMEA I had no reservations in recommending Paradigm, there was no surprise with the outcome they delivered yet again to the briefs they were given.

If you are a start up looking for an International recruitment firm that understands cross boundary recruitment or a large Blue Chip with recruitment issue's I can highly recommend the team at Paradigm."

Richard Castle, Regional Sales Director, UK & Ireland

"Paradigm has been an Alcatel-Lucent’s preferred supplier for permanent commercial and technical recruitment since 2003.

Paradigm work closely with myself and my team of line managers to fully understand the roles and requirements that need to be filled. Paradigm's team of consultants have regularly identified and delivered high calibre individuals to our organisation across Sales, Support and Marketing positions, in a timely and cost effective manner. Many of the individuals that we have hired over the years have often been promoted through the organisation in to more senior/management positions which demonstrates there qualification process to meet our needs.

As recruitment partners go I would have to say you would be hard pushed to find a better recruitment partner."

David Parker, VP, UK & Ireland

 
"I was introduced to Paradigm in 2006 through our HR function, Paradigm where one of Alcatel-Lucent's Preferred Suppliers on a list of 4/5 I believe. I found the Paradigm team to be very engaging, i.e they took the time to qualify my vacant positions, understand what I was looking for both in terms of of soft skills and the required skills to undertake the position. This additional qualification meant I only saw a short list of prepared and well qualified candidates that met my requirements.

Over the past few years Paradigm have consistently delivered time and time again across a variety of disciplines and succeeded where others have failed. If you are looking for a recruitment partner that takes the time to LISTEN and understand your needs then I would strongly recommend them."

Peter Tebbutt, Marketing and Business Development Director, UK & Ireland

 
"Paradigm has been Alcatel’s preferred supplier for permanent commercial and technical recruitment since 2003. Working closely with Alcatel's line managers to fully understand the roles and requirements that need to be filled, Paradigm's team of consultants have regularly identified and delivered high calibre individuals to our organisation, in a timely and cost effective manner."
John Ricketts, HR Director, UK & Ireland

"I have worked with Andy Robinson and his team since 1998 when I worked at Cisco and then again at 3Com/HP where they assisted in the EMEA restructure of the business and sourcing the correct personnel to meet our needs. We chose to work with Paradigm at the beginning in 2015 at Alternative Networks because from our initial interaction and conversation it was clear that they understood our technology and where we were in our business cycle as a Company.

Paradigm were able to build strong relationships within Alternative and work as an extension of the internal recruitment team. What logically follows from that understanding is precisely the calibre of candidates needed to satisfy our needs, but as well that Paradigm promoted Alternatives’ Ethos and Culture to prospective candidates and the career challenge which we represented to their candidates.

Paradigm has always taken the time to fully understand my requirements before supplying excellent candidates with good skills match which is the real challenge in this type of business. Paradigm presented the opportunity to candidates intelligently and persuasively and when it was time they consistently ‘closed’ our candidates of choice in multiple search assignment covering Sales, Sales Management and Technical Sales Support, as we grew our UK presence.

I have been impressed by their professionalism, and will continue to work with them in future assignments."

Chris Huggett, Group Sales & Marketing Director, United Kingdom

"Paradigm has been assisting AudioCodes with our Europe based recruitments for a few years now. Being based out of the continent, Paradigm’s help was very valuable.
We found Paradigm most helpful not in the UK alone but in other counties as well.

Paradigm worked with us on a variety of positions, commercial and technical, VP positions as well as engineers.
Working with Paradigm means that you can rest assure that the recruiter understands the company, the market and the competitors."

Yona Slav, Global HR Director, Middle East

"Paradigm's association as a preferred recruitment partner for Ciena goes back more than ten years. Their service delivery, attention to detail and presentation of consistently high quality candidates has been the key factor in maintaining a trusted and valued partnership.

Paradigm's reputation for success and proven track record in the international telecoms recruitment market makes them our partner of first choice when it comes to recruitment across EMEA."

Dave Burford, Recruitment Manager EMEA, UK & Ireland

"We have been impressed by the professionalism of your company in the recent search for a Sales Manager in Italy.

We have received a number of CV that have allowed us to effect the selection in short time and we are satisfied of the support received during the hiring process."

Silvano Beghetti, Country Manager Italy, Southern Europe

 
"ECI started working with Paradigm in 2007 when we where looking for an EMEA partner who could resource for the company across multiple disciplines and territories. I approached Andy Robinson the company MD who I had worked with successfully at several other companies over the years. As one of the key qualifiers we look for in our Service Providers is their ability to understand our company, our culture the industry and our sector. Paradigm clearly meets all of these requirements. Since the beginning of the partnership Paradigm have consistently demonstrated excellent delivery capabilities across all levels of the organisation placing people in Management, Sales and Technical Support positions across the EMEA region.

The partnership that has formed between all departments in ECI and Paradigm means they are now our main supplier for the EMEA region. I believe this is due to their teams knowledge of the market, the teams enthusiasm and the closeness of the relationship between the Paradigm consultants and the ECI line managers. I would have no reservations in recommending Paradigm to an organisation looking for a recruitment partner that take's the time to understand your business."

Joop van Aard, Pres. & GM - EMEA, Benelux Countries

 
"ECI Telecom started working with Paradigm nine months ago following a references of a senior executive that had joined ECI and faced our recruitment difficulty in Europe. Within a short time, Paradigm became one of our key service providers, identifying and delivering the most suitable candidates for sales and Technical Support positions in various locations, and reducing significantly our time to hire.

Paradigm's team is fully dedicated and enthusiastic, understands the market and its trends, familiar with ECI and brings an added value in managing successfully the relations with the candidates, throughout the negotiation stage ends by signing the contract. We trust Paradigm's professionalism and look forward to a further long & mutual partnership."

Orly Amarilyo, HR Director - EMEA, Middle East

 
"We have had a very good experience working with Paradigm. We were impressed by their quick reaction and with their professional assistance. We managed to complete all our vacancies in North Europe in a very short time frame. The initial screening and filtering of appropriate candidates was very helpful in fulfilling this difficult task in a timely manner.

I warmly recommend working with Paradigm."

Yoav Gazelle, Vice President EMEA North & MD of ECI NL, Benelux Countries

"Paradigm started working with Followap over 12 months ago recruiting across the board for both Contract and Permanent positions. It was therefore a natural progression when Followap were looking to formalise their recruitment processes and procedures that Paradigm were approached to tender for a Fixed Term Managed Service Contract which they were subsequently awarded.

Paradigm's Account Manager has integrated well into the organisation acting as an extension of the HR function but winning the respect and buy in from the Senior Management team. Paradigm has succeeded in rationalising the PSL and reducing time to hire as well as facilitating the hire of a number of new employees including an HR Coordinator who will take on the responsibility for recruitment at the end of the contract."

Mark Rowlinson, CFO, UK & Ireland

"Paradigm has always provided a professional service. They have consistently shown an ability to identify relevant, pre screened candidates within very short timescales across the geography. Assisting when and wherever I have needed support in the hiring process. Candidates from Paradigm have consistently become valued employees, Paradigm have removed much of the risk out of the hiring process. I do not hesitate in my recommendation."
Kevin Martin, VP Sales - Worldwide/EMEA, UK & Ireland

"When I joined Network Appliance and learned that we were having difficulty recruiting technical support engineers for our European Support Centre, I immediately thought of contacting Paradigm to have them support our recruiting needs.

We started with Paradigm searching for a few positions and the relationship evolved to Paradigm placing a recruiter in our office to develop recruiting processes and to support our hiring plan beyond the European Support Centre. As volumes of recruitment dropped Paradigm continued to help us meet our hiring goals with quality candidates."

Mason Stubblefield, HR Director (US/EMEA), The Rest of the World

"Porthus is a leading provider of OnDemand IT solutions. With Headquarters in Belgium, and offices in the Netherlands and Slovakia, Porthus delivers solutions to customers throughout Europe and the Middle East. We have worked with Paradigm to support both internal and external project activity, and Paradigm have been extremely helpful in providing strong, qualified candidates to fill temporary contract positions that we have not been able to cover directly with our own resources. Often these have been very hard-to-fill positions because of the specific credentials and skills required for the roles.

Paradigm are a very pleasant company to work with, and we have developed an excellent working relationship, aided by the fact we have been working with the same account manager for almost 10 years now. Paradigm have therefore been able to develop a good understanding of our business, avoiding the necessity of explaining our activity to new contacts every few months, as is often the case with Paradigm’s competitors.

Paradigm are flexible, and are thorough in defining our exact needs, resulting in a remarkably high fit when they propose a candidate. They are also honest: if they cannot find the right candidate they will say so, rather than propose a candidate who is not qualified. They stay in touch but they are not pushy, and do not aggressively market candidates to us that we do not need. They are also able to serve us in the various countries in which we operate, so not only have they provide me with candidates in Belgium, but also in the Netherlands, the Middle-East and other countries too."

Arthur Dewaal, Professional Services Director, Benelux Countries