With over 10,000 active interims and a huge variety of assignments operating at any one time, we are always delighted to receive testimonials from our candidates who we have successfully placed. Please take a look at some of the feedback we have received below which will help you gain a better idea of the quality of service we provide to our executives before, during and after their assignments.
The candidate did an excellent job for us at a time when our sales function needed sound leadership. His intervention was timely and made a significant contribution to our business success.
—Jonathan Pallas, HR Director, Coveris
The most impressive acceptance to start in role experience ever, Katie is a giant.
—Neil Bartholomew, Interim Head of Legal & Compliance
I'm very happy with the service [from Alium]. I've had excellent, timely, appropriate support whenever I've asked for it and I wouldn't ask for any more.
—Robbie Whitfield, Interim Programme Director
Alium grasped the qualities of the candidate need for the assignment very accurately and placed him very quickly allowing us to achieve completion of the project in the required timescales.
—Philip Fellowes-Prynne, Chairman, ASI Solutions
With Fabiana & Lucrecia at the LatAm steering wheel you are destined to become the best in the business and put competitors to shame. They are really that good!!! I'm very grateful to Alium because my assignment ended with a very challenging full time position.
—Mariano Damaria, General Manager, Healthcare
Alium Partners is very close to project and people.
—Alan Grunberg, Finance Director
Alium matched me to an unusual role. The fact that I could provide exactly what the client was looking for is testament to their ability to understand the role and to know their interims. A pleasure working with you.
—Nick Ribbeck, Head of QA
Alium Partners are a very professional company to work with, I really enjoyed the experience, thank you.
—Sue Parkins, Interim Manager
The service provided by Alium was professional, efficient and responsive; this enabled us to bring in much needed senior finance resource at a particularly challenging time for the business/function and where other agencies had struggled to do so. All points of contact were a pleasure to deal with. The candidate delivered some good results in what were challenging circumstances.
—Rob Aston, Senior HR Manager
Alium Partners are a good professional company.
—Neil Kapusi, Interim Director of Compliance
Enjoyed the expanded role and grateful to Alium for the opportunity. Looking forward to the next one.
—Ian Kirkby, Interim Director
Very happy to refer candidates to Alium.
—Jason Paskins, Interim HR Manager
Do not normally work through providers but all ran smoothly.
—Geoff Hakes, Programme Manager
You are reactive and you define well the candidate skills vs the customer needs.
—Thierry Julien, Interim Finance Manager
I have already recommended Alium to a number of contacts; the reason is very simple - you talk about building relationships with candidates etc. (as do all interim introducers) but the difference is that you really follow this through and live your promises.
—Stephen Wilcox, Interim Head of Construction
We’ve been very happy with both the quality of the candidates introduced to us and also the responsiveness of the team at Alium Partners throughout the process/assignment. Thanks again for your efforts.
—Rob Aston, HR Director
The main reason for my email is to comment on how much I've been impressed with your colleague Ben Davies, regardless of the outcome with the role. He has been nothing but professional, open and honest throughout this slightly protracted process. It's really refreshing to speak and meet someone who clearly takes so much pride in their and clearly values the candidate. Unfortunately this is a rare commodity I've found when dealing with agencies.
—Paul Collins, Interim Talent & Resourcing Professional
Alium and I have successfully worked together for six years. They were responsible for placing me in my last two interim assignments, which I found to be challenging and stimulating opportunities. They have a unique understanding of my skill-set and as such are able to identify interim opportunities, that are right for me, as and when they arise. Based on my experience of the support, advice and personal service provided by Alium, I wouldn’t hesitate in saying for me, they are my ‘interim management provider’ of choice.
—Steve Kitsberg, Communications & Change Lead
I have always been very impressed by the professional way that the Alium team operate; they are clearly trusted by companies to deliver high-performance interim solutions and they invest time and energy in getting to know the skills and specific experience of the people they propose. I would thoroughly recommend Alium to both interim specialists and to companies who could benefit from interim support.
—Steve Senior, Senior Interim Director
Alium’s realistic and professional approach works really well for both client and candidate. Their team is great at understanding the key business needs and matching the right interim personality, as well as skills and experience, to fit the bill. This generates good relationships and good results for all involved.
—Lindsay Eynon, Change & Internal Comms Professional
Working with Alium and being placed by them was a smooth, transparent and fast process. It did help that the employer made their decision quickly, but Nigel Young communicated clearly, that the company was interested, and that I needed to act quickly too, as I had another offer. Nigel provided advice and strong arguments as to why the opportunity was a good one and made the choice easier for me.
I know Nigel was involved in managing the pre-placement discussions on both sides, between myself and Luvata; effectively communicating to each party what was of essence to the other. I like that Alium and Nigel Young have a good relationship with Luvata. I am aware, that Nigel follows up with the candidates he places and he followed up with me and with my bosses. I think it is nice, that he values his relationships and makes sure everyone is happy: both the employer and the employee. It has been a really good service, and I liked the hands on approach Alium employed.
—Vasile Trotiuc, Corporate Strategy Analyst
In respect to Alium Partners Ltd, I have worked with the company for almost six years and have worked directly for them for the past 2 years at Director level, working directly with CEOs and Boards. I have both been hired by the company to provide interim services to the healthcare sector and have also in turn, recommended Alium Partners to other healthcare providers looking to hire senior interims.
The company runs on a very different set of principles, even from those of most of the top 5 interim recruiters in the healthcare business. Having passed their highly selective recruitment and selection criteria and subsequent interviews for each new role, I can confirm that they are rigorous, forensic and unyielding in their approach to ensure client satisfaction and importantly delivery of business outcomes.
There are none of the usual tacky long drawn out conversations had by many of the top five companies; for example the daily rate and expenses are quite simply as they are and importantly, Alium never, NEVER quibble about the daily rate, expenses or commission margin; it is simply not the done thing, personal experience tells me that this may be regarded as quite simply not good manners. It really is the Rolls Royce of senior recruitment services, I should know, as I have been an interim since 2002 and have dealt with all the top recruiters.
Their continual checks and balances on interim delivery and client satisfaction, are indicative of a company continuously seeking to ensure itself of genuine returns, rather than relying on familiarity as a guarantor of delivery - quite right too.
For your members, it is equally important to know that although friendly, warm and very professional, Alium expects its interims to work with a strong private sector approach, with an unyielding eye on the bottom line and to bring demonstrable operational and strategic outcomes for the client, way and far beyond those detailed within the brief. The returns for the interim are huge, via brand association there is the guarantee of representation to the very best companies and CEOs.
The most important item to note is that the CEO of Alium Partners Ltd himself is very much hands on, in the management of interims - this is Alium's USP and unrivalled within its market sector and segment group, other companies simply do not do this, hence there is not the guarantee by the CEO himself/herself of interim delivery and quality of the individual.
I wholeheartedly recommend Alium Partners Ltd, as an affiliate member of your organisation and am reassured, that they will bring a much needed high end market sector offering to your discriminating readers.
—Kosar Parveen, Senior Health Interim
As you would expect from an interim provider like Alium who has been at the top of their game now for so many years, the whole team is extremely professional from start to finish.I know when they call me, the Alium team will have done all of the groundwork and will be providing both, me the interim, as well as the client, the best-in-market service throughout the assignment.Thank you guys – keep it up - I look forward to our next project together.
—Barry Allen, Board Level Interim
I have known many of the Alium team since the company was founded. I have always found them to be very professional, with high levels of integrity. They have taken the time to understand me and what I do best, so when they contact me it is for opportunities that are well matched to my experience and capabilities.
During the assignment that I have recently completed for a large client I found the levels of support excellent – from the State of the Art time recording system to super personal support, and prompt payments. They also give good honest feedback.
I am happy to recommend Alium and will be only too happy to work with them again in the future.
I’ve found Alium to be professional in all my dealings with them, from the first – quite searching – interview, through the contract itself, and in follow-up correspondence. At all times they have been communicative and supportive, offering personal help and guidance, even when client demands meant changes to the original brief. I would have no hesitation in recommending them as one of the better interim organisations.
Just wanted to say thank you for your support during the recent assignment. It was my first opportunity with Alium, and I was impressed with your people, your insight and your customer care. In particular, I am indebted to Mike Hollin, James Bloor and James Foster – who have all given encouragement and personal support.