Below is a small selection of recent client testimonials:
Zest Solutions listened to the type of person we wanted to recruit and the qualifications needed. They used regular communication and an honest approach. We were very happy with our consultant. It’s exactly the approach I want from an agency. Very professional and very thorough.
We would like to involve Zest in the graduate scheme we are looking to introduce, and for any roles senior roles with supply chain, production and technical. Zest didn’t just send us a vast amount of CVS in the hope one would stick. They listened to what we wanted and carried out the task exactly as requested. Every CV we looked at was a suitable candidate for an interview.
Keep up the good work.
Technical Manager – Fudges Bakery
Zest Solutions identified an ideal candidate in a very short space of time. They were attentive but not over-bearing. Showed a quick understanding of our needs.
On this occasion the brief was quickly and accurately interpreted and a high-calibre candidate was presented. If this is typical it compares well to other agencies that have previously presented mediocre/poor candidates, unsuitable for the role(s) in question. Have agreed to ‘sole agency’ in specific circumstances.
General Manager - DB Foods
Zest Solutions show enthusiasm, determination and excellent people skills when dealing with myself and other members of my team. They have a good understanding of my requirements for roles I am trying to fill. Zest put a great amount of time and effort into ensuring that the correct candidates are sent for the interviews.
Technical Manager - Universal Flexible Packaging
Zest Solutions keep on top of vacancies and tend to not disappear like other agencies when vacancies are harder to place. They are easy to communicate with, helpful, informative and enjoyable characters to work with.
HR Manager – Cranswick DeliCo
Zest Solutions listened to the requirements of the role and did not supply candidates that did not match our criteria. Zest were keen to get the right person (had dealings with other companies who have just sent us any CV without looking at our job & person spec). They were quick to respond, were not pushy and did not call too frequently. Zest had a positive and cheerful outlook. I would have marked service and support as 10/10 but felt that by marking 9/10, this gives Zest something more to strive for with our next vacancy!!!!
HR Advisor – Delifrance Zest Solutions
Zest Solutions acted promptly to our requests to fill vacancies. 2 x Interim QA roles requested on the Thursday, 2 candidates put forward for interview on the Friday and both started with us on the following Tuesday. Very quick response indeed. On this particular occasion no other agency could find suitable candidates for the position at such short notice.
I do not think you can beat that example above. I would definitely recommend Zest for their prompt, efficient service.
HR Officer – Whitworths Ltd
This was Kensey Foods first experience of working with Zest Solutions and while a number of conversations took place to understand our requirements – a visit to the company will be helpful for future assignments and this is already being planned. Zest understood the brief and only sent candidates who met the key criteria., they did not push inappropriate candidates. Kept well informed on progress of interview scheduling etc. There was good open debate , they understood the brief and were realistic about expectations of candidates and Kensey Foods. While I can’t say Zest are unique, I was happy that they did provide the right balance between enthusiasm to fill the role and realism on who was suitable and interested (recognising when this combination didn’t exist). I was also pleased that realistic expectations were managed with the candidates. We had success with this exercise with Zest .
HR Manager – Kensey Foods
Zest Solutions provided good quality candidates after paying attention to the brief, quality not quantity is why we employ a recruitment consultancy. Zest were thorough , professional and efficient throughout . We have now made two appointments with the help of Zest and are now looking to fill another role on a different site . Most importantly Zest Solutions listen to the requirements of the client and do not just try to place the people they have on their books.
General Manager – Fyffes Group
The service provided by Zest Solutions was fantastic, they were enthusiastic about our assignment, our organisation and wanted to ensure that they provided the right candidate fit. They listen and ask questions to understand the organisational context the candidate may be working within. Zest keep in regular contact during the recruitment process without being a burden. Feedback is provided to the organisation on overall candidate experience. Zest Solutions are enthusiastic, proactive, tenacious and people focused., without being pushy recruitment agents . They are also knowledgeable about the food industry to provide context to discussions.
HR Manager – Ryvita, ABF
Zest Solutions have always recommended candidates that have the required skills and experience. Where as other companies have not. You have saved me time by pre interviewing candidates ensuring suitability against my requirements. On both occasions I have had a limited recruitment window - and on both occasions you have worked with me to ensure this has been meet. Zest have all ways been professional and friendly and importantly contactable at any time.
Technical Manager – Produce World
Zest Solutions were extremely reliable , clearly communicated, showed professionalism, commitment and dedication. Each candidate knew the expectation and requirements of the role. Zest’s communication was excellent and they always kept me informed of new candidates. Although a lot of candidates were seen, Zest did forward me an excellent candidate CV whom we have now employed and they will definitely progress further within the business.
Quality Manager – Honey Monster
Zest Solutions had a clear understanding of specific fit required for the role. This is followed up with direct communication to discuss individual candidates and how/if they would fit the brief. Zest understood work pressures of business, communicated clearly and honestly on candidates. We were given regular updates of the situation, even if there was no change. Zest kept in touch with placements and provided feedback on any issues. We like to use Zest as there is a personal touch which enables good team fit of placements. The vetting process for CV’s is thorough and is tailored to the needs of the specific role.
Factory Manager – Moy Park
Zest Solutions were very understanding of our business requirements and did not waste my time The service given by Zest was professional and friendly. The communication was superb; I was not hassled all the time. At the time Zest Solutions had the better understanding of our requirements
Quality Manager – FastTrack Flowers Ltd
Zest Solutions keep in touch, are enthusiastic, provide good calibre candidates, and reply to queries speedily. Always ensure the candidates have correct information before attending interview. Zest are our preferred choice of recruitment consultant
HR Manager – Weetabix
Zest Solutions kept us informed on progress with roles, once an offer had been made and employment commenced, good feedback on how candidate feels about the role. We like the friendly approach, and feel the working relationship between the two companies would allow us to be honest and open if any issues were ever to arise. Zest were great at supplying candidates, always got good quality candidates straight away. Zest always supply and adapt to our ever-changing requirements, they really understood the business.
HR Officers – Kerry Food
Zest Solutions were honest, trustworthy, delivered results and did not waste my time. Zest recruit from a business perspective as opposed to a selling perspective. Zest were a pleasure to work with. They keep us abreast of developments without being pushy or impersonal. Always polite work hard on our behalf and provide no time wasters. You give Zest the brief and you feel they are going to do everything to find the right sort of candidate, they have provided this business with a good one and provided other candidates who were of a really good standard if not the exact fit.
Technical Manager – Walkers Charnwood Bakery
Zest Solutions match candidates very closely to the prospective company. They saved me time short listing; other agencies bombard you with quantity rather than quality. Zest stand out from the rest by not doing that.
They had a good understanding of our business and the role. They came out to visit the company to get a better insight into our requirements. Zest is the first agency I use, I feel Zest go that extra mile to match candidates and companies. Just keep on doing what you do.
Quality Supervisor – Westland Horticulture
Zest Solutions understood the requirements of the role and were very specific in supplying candidates with the right skills. Excellent communicators, understood requirements. Very professional in sourcing candidates
Compared to the other agency approached Zest actively sought the right calibre of candidate rather than forwarding any likely person already on their books A very professional service – we were very pleased with the outcome.
QA Manager – Zest Solutions Client
Simply put, Zest supply candidates that match our business requirements. Professional, tenacious, queries answered promptly, do what they say, always at the end of the phone
Technical Manager - Bakkavor Group
Good communication. Zest find the right candidate without over loading us with choices.
Technical Manager – QV Foods
Pre-interview and remove unsuitable candidates. Understand the needs and requirements of the position.
“Not a bum on seats people touts”
Engineering Manager – Delico
You offer genuine customer service (rare!). You send the right CVs to be assessed and the right calibre of people for the right positions. Zest clearly understands our company and the personalities within it which is absolutely key for successful placements. There is just enough contact without us feeling ‘hassled’ and he does what it says on the tin! Zest offers exactly the right balance of professionalism and humour!! You don t send me fork lift drivers for QA Managers positions! You do seem to know what you re doing and offer customer service, it is really rare!!!!
Technical Director – Zest Solutions Client
Zest has worked hard to understand requirements of PM role, not just from a academic / education point of view but also what any candidates character and aspirations are, as well as considering experience and working experiences. Also the pre interviews he carries out are good as it allows me to prepare accordingly for any interviews. Zest are honest, hardworking, approachable, realistic, professional, with a ‘never say die attitude’. I would definitely recommend Zest to other business’s."
Q.A. Manager – Zest Solutions Client
Zest Solutions communicate efficiently / listen / sets goals and works with the customer to achieve in a desired time frame. Zest worked hard to find suitable candidates and strived to deliver quality. The service we received was professional, confidential and very customer orientated.
HR Manager – Lamb Weston
Plenty of dialogue prior to interview to ascertain requirements and then again post placement Friendly , proactive , genuinely wanted to find me a suitable candidate The overall attitude and communication of Zest Solutions was excellent .
Production – Fox’s Confectionery
Zest Solutions shortlist the candidates against the Spec given as opposed to forwarding large amounts of unsuitable CV’s. Zest displayed professionalism with a desire to get a perfect result for both candidate and client. I would recommend Zest without hesitation. The position was filled with the minimum of disruption to my workload and by the right person at the right time. I was not bombarded with irrelevant CV’s or telephone calls.
HR Manager – Dunkleys
Zest Solutions deliver a nice balance of keeping in regular contact but not being intrusive – level of contact is just about right. Friendly approach, knowledgeable about candidates and seem to “sell” honestly to both sides – crucial! Zest are efficient, thorough and responsive, regular feedback/follow up
HR Manager – Intergreen