What people say

Below are real testimonials from real people who’ve experienced Fitability® for themselves.

Feedback like this is what drives us to provide the best service we possibly can and help you find ‘that’ career or candidate you’ve been searching for.

I came across Robert via LinkedIn when I spotted one of his posts that really stuck with me.

He mentioned his approach was to meet with the hiring manager and other senior stake holder(s) to get a feel for the company and really understand the culture within the business.

Normally, recruitment spiel was all about how many CV’s they had in the database!

I invited Robert to the office to present and discuss his Fitability® approach.

Honestly, being a stickler for details, I was also keen to call him out and see the small print and get out clause regarding his 6month 100% rebate scheme.

Like many, I thought it was simply too good to be true.

Honestly, there is nothing hidden in the small print, no get out clause, just a really straightforward (up to) 6month 100% rebate!

I was impressed.

Since our initial meeting, I have worked with Robert on a number of appointments and every time, I have had the results I’ve wanted.

An extremely suitable candidate, who actually understand the company culture and role within the given time-frame.

Robert’s approach has saved me countless hours as I’ve only ever seen serious and relevant candidates.

The information pack presented for each candidate is extensive and insightful.

Thank you Robert!

Operations Director (March 2020)

I was introduced to Robert via a former colleague and, from the outset, Robert acted with the utmost professionalism and efficiency.

The various documents (bespoke job description and role profile) were well written and concise.

He is very quick to put you at ease and then works hard to ensure that the opportunity is indeed a really good fit for yourself as well as for his client.

I’ve found Robert to be extremely thorough and very knowledgeable about both his clients business and people. however, his USP in my view is his ability to ensure the interview process is as relaxed as it can be in the circumstances.

He creates rapport easily and even injects appropriate humour on occasion, which all helps to enable his interviewee to focus on their answers!

I would have no hesitation to recommend Robert for any type of recruitment challenge.”          

Managing Director (February 2020)

I couldn’t have done it without you Robert!

Being an owner managed business for sixteen years I needed someone to truly understand me, my company and the emotional journey that I needed to personally go on when looking for an MD.

You took the time to listen and learn, to meet my senior management team to ensure any candidate would be right for them and to understand where we all wanted the business to be going in the future.

You didn’t waste my time, you challenged me on occasion and you presented me with some very strong candidates; two of whom we literally had to vote over!

We are all excited and I will be forever grateful for you helping me get to the ‘next chapter’.

Thank YOU!

*I never ask for client reviews as let’s be honest, anyone would say anything if you “filled a vacancy”, however, this came through unexpectedly and how could I not share…

Founder & Managing Director (February 2020)

I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with Robert for a recent job change.

The process Robert uses is incredibly thorough. From a candidate perspective, the time he gives is unusual in the cut-throat recruitment business.

He invests considerable time ensuring his candidates are a good fit for his client, not least through his Fitability model.

He also takes the time to fully brief his candidates on the role, his clients’ business and the individuals themselves.

This all leads to a very well-prepared interview, with no surprises.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Robert to clients and candidates alike.

Client Development Director (February 2020)

Working with Robert was a pleasure from start to finish.

You really get the feeling that you’re not ‘just another candidate’ and he takes time and care to understand your situation and skill set and conducts his efforts accordingly.

His interview style is professional and encouraging and he establishes great rapport from the very first point of contact.

You can tell he genuinely cares about what he does, and makes sure that any time spent is worthwhile for both you and the client he is representing. 

Head of Marketing & Business Development (February 2020)

From initial contact with Robert, the importance of professionalism and integrity was key.

It feels it is of utmost importance that he fits the right people for a role but also the right fit for you.

You are as important as the client itself.

He has a thorough process for this and it enables you to get the best out of the whole process and feel at ease.


Brand Experience Director January 2020)

Robert approaches the task from a refreshingly different angle.

Understanding the client needs better and matching with a thoughtful analysis of the prospects.

Building a deeper understanding of both parties requirements leads to a more full filling experience.

A simple but clever recasting of meeting needs better than competition, well done.

EVP (January 2020)

Robert’s attention to detail and time spent getting to know his candidate’s work history, life skills and values has really set him apart in the market place.

Having recruited a fair few people and gone through the recruitment process myself I cannot recommend Robert for recruiters or candidates in the live events and experiential market place enough.

A gem of an agency.


Head of Experiential (January 2020)

Robert has a unique product and is a breath of fresh air in his approach to recruiting.

He takes the time to get to know candidates, and his process is very thorough.

As a candidate you get to find out proper insight and background to the role.

The Fitability interview is the most thorough I have seen from a recruiter in a very long time.

As an employer Robert takes the hard work out of the first stage interviews and ensures that every candidate you see has already been vetted, is competent to do the role and is the right fit.

Client Director (January 2020)

I found working with Robert very refreshing and rewarding, his approach was enlightening and made me really think about what I want from my next role and more importantly it was thorough and provided the employer with a comprehensive insight into a potential candidate.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get onto the shortlist to meet the client on this occasion, however I am looking forward to working with Robert again soon.

All in all a very enjoyable and interesting approach, well done and thank you Robert.



Business Director (January 2020)

Working with Robert is a breath of fresh air. 

He is focused from minute one on ensuring your suitability or ‘Fitability’ for any role; in contrast to some recruiters who take a punt and hope for the best.

The time invested upfront ensures that any candidate he puts forward for a role is safe in the knowledge that he is confident in your experience and ability and therefore the clients will be too. This serves to ensure that neither party wastes time.

As an experienced professional, Robert is both honest and fair with his feedback which is welcome and only serves to enhance the candidate’s self-awareness.

Board Director (January 2020)

Having been a victim of interview fatigue, Robert’s approach to candidate representation ensures no time is wasted for either parties involved.

It’s been refreshing experience to avoid the ‘big sell’ as Robert hasn’t been like most recruiters and has told it very much as it is.

He offers a sensible and strategic approach to recruitment which usually is a time consuming and often frustrating process.

In conjunction with this sensible approach, he offers a great deal of support through the process allowing you every opportunity to deliver success at the final hurdle.


Business Director (January 2020)

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Robert as I’ve been searching for a new role.

The candidate process is the most comprehensive I’ve experienced by some distance; the time invested to understand both client, role and candidate, the detail and the preparation by Robert is all excellent and should serve as an industry benchmark.

The additional Fitability process Robert has developed is incredibly insightful has given me a level of self-awareness that has helped greatly in preparation for interviews.

Group Account Director (January 2020)

In an era of CV farmers and anonymous LinkedIn job postings, Robert is a thorough, thoughtful and principled recruiter.

He is honest and candid about his processes and feedback, and clearly takes care in his relationships with both clients and candidates.


Head of Strategy (December 2019)

Robert’s approach to recruitment is refreshing and much needed in our industry.

He takes the time to really get to know you as a person, your capabilities and what you are looking for from a new role, and is never just simply passing over your CV to his clients.

There is value added and enjoyment gained from working with Robert and his fitability method for both clients and candidates alike, as he takes away any unnecessary confusion, pressure and frustration which is so often created by poorly run recruitment processes.

It’s been a breath of fresh air to work in this way!

Managing Director (December 2019)

When I first saw the You Search & Select recruitment ad it stood out from the crowd and connected immediately on a more relevant / emotive level.

Having now worked with Robert and witnessed the ‘Fitability’ approach and process first hand I can confirm that it has been one of the most thorough role matching processes I have experienced.

There is a clear focus on ensuring a 2-way fit for the role and the feeling is one of genuine concern to ensure a long term placement – not simply fill a gap!

It’s a different and engaging approach which is refreshing in the current climate.

Business Director (December 2019)

Robert is a breath of fresh air in the world of recruitment.

He is clearly passionate about finding the right fit for both the client and candidate.

His commitment to understanding the purpose and culture of a business and articulating the requirements of the role is second to none.

Thorough and clear briefings on both sides are essential in this process and Robert dedicates considerable time to both.

I would recommend Robert and YouSAS to any business searching for their next rising star.

Business Development Director (December 2019)

It is very apparent from first contact that Robert cares.

He cares about clients AND candidates.

He cares about attention to detail and, as a candidate, that Fitability is right for you as well as your prospective new employer.

Robert makes you feel special.

He makes you feel important and gives you the confidence to be yourself and give of your best at interview.

Robert has your back.

Managing Director (December 2019)

Working with Robert is truly unique and his approach to recruitment is second to none.

Robert makes you feel that you are the only person that he is working with, his attention to every detail of the recruitment process is on a another level.

Which ever side of the table you are sitting, recruiting or looking for your next step in your career; you can not be in safer or more caring hands.

Head of Creative Production (December 2019)

From the very first point of contact, it has been a pleasure to liaise with Robert.

Personable, fun and flexible, yet direct, organised and thoroughly honest. With an impressive attention to detail, Robert takes a unique approach to recruitment.

He goes a long way to understand the deeper aspects of your personality, background and experience, whilst understanding your value and future path – thus marrying the right person with the right position.

Highly recommended.

Head of Growth (November 2019)

In my experience, the service Robert provides for both candidates and companies is unique.

A tailored approach ensures both parties have receive the maximum opportunity for a successful outcome, ensuring that where time is invested, none is wasted.

His clear and honest approach brings a personal analysis both of the requirements of the position and the underlying skills of the candidate. His in-depth method covering areas others will certainly miss.

A refreshing change from faceless search-bot metrics.

I would recommend anyone with an open mind commit to his direction

Head of Design & Creative (November 2019)

Roberts professional approach is only matched by his ingenuity in matching Clients with Candidates.

The close rapport he holds with Professional Events Companies due to his time & experience in the industry and the respect he holds within it makes him an extremely valuable point of contact.

Robert comes at recruitment in a very evolved way, he is direct yet empathetic, diligent yet flexible.

He doesn’t deal in maybes and what ifs but substantiated detail to both client & candidate and would never place a client with a candidate if there was not a full fit, even to the detriment of himself and his business.

Always truthful, diligent, detailed & responsive Robert is the recruiter every business needs to have and every candidate would want to deal with.

Marketing Director (October 2019)

Robert is one of the finest recruiters I have worked with!

He has a different approach to what I expected and have experienced before.

It feels very personal, like he really has your interest at heart, personally and professionally!

He also understands the industry, its pushes and pulls and understood what I wanted in my next role.

He very much feels like a personal consultant rather than a show and tell recruiter!

Head of Creative Services (October 2019)

Straight talking? Check.
To the point? Check.
Genuinely interested? Check.
Finds the right roles? Check.
Gives a damn? Check.
Paid by clients? Of course..
But works for candidates? Absolutely.

Am I happy to recommend? Hell yes.

Creative Strategy Director (September 2019)

Remember when recruiters took time to know you and your requirements?
Remember when they went into fine detail about the role, over multiple conversations?
Remember when they gave you valuable insights about the client?
Remember when they followed up with feedback?
Remember when they remembered you from previous times?
Perhaps you don’t remember dealing with Robert…

Creative Director (September 2019)

Robert and I have been connected for many years during my career, this was the first time we have worked together and I am impressed with Robert’s approach!

Robert has taken the time for multiple calls to brief and prep me prior to my meeting with the client.

The written brief and job description is thorough, I feel Robert has a clear understanding of my career history and my skill set which has enabled him to match me with a perfect role.

Experiential Creative Director (September 2019)

I have found YOU Search and Select to be a real partner in my search for my next role.

Their process has been both rigorous and thorough, allowing me to feel confident in their representation of me, their understanding of my skills and experience and suitability for the right role.

The process has allowed me understand the value and relevance of my experience and how this can be applied.

Robert has been clear on next steps and has gone above and beyond to guide me through the process of securing the right role for me”

Chief Client Officer Partner (September 2019)

Robert has a very personable and intuitive manner

Robert is flexible, never pushy and very efficient.

Chief Executive Officer (August 2019)

From the witty, engaging and thought provoking advert that grabbed my attention, to the encyclopaedia like briefing packs, to the warm and detailed briefing calls, Robert is forensic in his approach to placing senior candidates.

This level of detail and information at every point is unrivalled in my experience and allows you to be consistently informed and make the right decisions about the role. If there should be a question unanswered, Robert will find a timely response without hesitation.

You always have the belief that Robert is representing both clients and candidates in an unbiased manner, with all the professionalism and fairness that any human could muster.

He totally gets the industry, his clients and his candidates, you couldn’t be in safer hands.


Managing Partner (August 2019)

I met Robert a few years back as a potential client. We didn’t have any senior vacancies within our business at the time to use the services of YOU Search & Select so I didn’t embrace the ‘client experience’ that the agency offers.

Having recently gone through the process as a potential candidate, I have nothing but praise for the system and approach that YOU Search & Select use.

 There is very much a personalised approach through the process of conversations, interviews and Fitability®.

The communication and transparency along the journey is detailed and it’s obvious that Robert’s number one priority really is finding the right candidate for each client’s vacancy.

The agency’s values of integrity, empathy and compassion couldn’t be more true and I would probably add diligence and commitment too. 

Working with Robert is a unique experience and one that provides the ultimate reassurance for both client and candidate alike and I would not hesitate to recommend YOU Search & Select to others.

Chief Client Officer (August 2019)

Robert has made every part of the recruitment process feel individual, professional and considered which is not something you can say for every recruiter.

Jumping back into the job market after a long time in one company can be a fairly daunting task but not with Robert!

He has ensured I have been kept up to date with the process at every stage and taken the time to answer all my questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.

What has been particularly impressive is his attention to detail and the level of information he provides on prospective roles. This results in being able to make a concrete decision about whether the opportunity is right for you rather than being pushed forward for multiple roles at once that you have no real in-depth knowledge of.

I can’t recommend him enough for your agency or personal recruitment requirements.

Business Director (August 2019)

My experience with Robert during the recruitment process has far exceeded that of any other agency.

Robert really takes time to understand you as an individual ensuring the right fit for both candidate and company and he invested time in getting to know my personality and expectations as well as my experience.

Robert has been proactive in his communication and contact with me, ensuring that I am kept up to date with the timescale.

Robert undertakes a full briefing with the client ensuring that he has the knowledge to answer any questions that I have. The bespoke job description and profile spec are the most comprehensive I have ever seen, enabling me to have a full understanding of the company and role, prior to any interviews taking place. 

I have not been for an interview for a while so it was reassuring to have someone that makes you feel comfortable throughout the whole process.

Deputy Managing Director (August 2019)

Stepping back into the world of job hunting after many years has been a baptism by fire!

Many agencies promising many things and then not delivering…very disappointing.

But this is not the case with Robert, what a breath of fresh air!

Extremely knowledgeable about the event agency world and obviously passionate about what he does.

Proactive, open, straight talking, honest and really wants the best for you and his client.

The service I have received from Robert has already surpassed anything I have received from other agencies and I would highly recommend that you get in touch with him as soon as you are considering your next career move”

Key Account Director (June 2019)

Robert’s innovative approach brought me closer than ever before to my potential employers.

His bespoke role profiles take the guesswork out of deciphering job descriptions which are so often unrepresentative of the role.

I felt that his primary concern was to find the right person for the role and find the right role for me rather than the usual hammering any shaped peg through any shaped hole. 

Senior Account Director (May 2019)


Robert clearly has a deep understanding of the live event sector and his and the yousas.co.uk approach is both novel and from a candidate’s perspective at least, entirely encouraging & stoic.

The journey I’ve made with Robert from the initial call through to interview via the Fitability® stage, has been atypical of the recruitment industry and for that alone I would recommend them.

Commercial Director (April 2019)

Having worked with a number of recruitment specialists in the past it has been refreshing to meet Robert and see how recruitment should be undertaken.

It is rare to find someone who takes the time to understand you not only as a professional but also as an individual. He is very open and honest regarding the role he is recruiting for and how you may, or indeed may not fit a particular position.

Not everyone is suited to every role (and vice versa) and being able to have this style of constructive conversation is invaluable so that you can ascertain (on both sides) whether the position being considered is right for you.

Roberts in my view ‘holistic’ approach and process is what makes YOU Search and Select a recruitment specialist that is a cut above the rest.

I would highly recommend Robert and YOU Search and Select if you are looking for a premium recruitment process that will result in the best possible outcome for all parties concerned.

Sales Director (April 2019)

It’s been a pleasure to work with Robert in a relaxed and thoughtful manner through the recruiting process.

His clear and transparent methods enable a thoughtful and proactive approach and one which brings out the best options for a application.

Would recommend Robert and You s&s in a heartbeat for both client and candidate to get the right result.

Technical Sales Director (April 2019)

Recruiters tend not to recommend other recruiters. We’re an insular bunch in the main.

Even so, I’d recommend Robert.

He cares more than any other recruiter I know. He bothers about the detail.

There’s nothing slap dash. You will probably end up with more than he told you to expect. He will also probably asked for your full support in helping him do his job, but wouldn’t you rather deal with somebody who wants to work with you, rather than feed you crumbs when asked?

Just one word of caution: If you meet him for a coffee, his choice may lead you to believe he’s a wet liberal who thinks of nothing but trees. Don’t read any more into that than he has no sense of taste. He may also turn up in a funny jumper.

Don’t hold that against him. He’s worth more than that

Executive Search recruiter (March 2019)

From my very first contact with Robert at YOU Search and Select, I knew his recruitment process was special.

His relaxed, but focused approach helped me get the most from myself and consider all elements required to succeed.

Each stage was informative and unbiased, ensuring my fit for the employer but also their fit for me.

This was crucial considering the high-level job on offer and the opportunity to advance my career with a company I could call home for many years.

I highly recommend YOU Search and Select to anyone searching for a serious position or candidate.

This really is a recruiter who cares about achieving the best results for everyone.

Thank you!

Event Production Manager (March 2019)

Robert first approached me as a potential client in 2016 soon after launching You Search and Select with a compelling pitch that he was reinventing recruitment for senior roles in the events sector.

A bold but noteworthy ambition!

Already of the opinion that all but a select few recruiters in this space added little if anything to the process, (particularly at the senior level) it was no surprise to me that You Search and Select quickly began gaining traction and by the summer of 2018 they seemed to be the executive search agent on the lips of every recruiting manager and senior candidate I spoke to.

Following a recent positive change of direction in my own career I was pleased to hear from Robert about a potential senior role and intrigued to see if the experience I’d had of his unique selection process was as positive for candidates I’d found it as a recruiter.

I’m unsure how many individuals in the sector have had the opportunity to experience You Search and Select from both the client’s and a candidate’s perspectives but having had the pleasure myself I’ve observed the following:

• Total professional integrity
• Unparalleled depth of understanding
• A passion for creating value for clients (both recruiters and candidates)

Robert educates all of his clients on how to get the very best possible outcome from the time and energy that they invest in the search and recruitment process and I truly believe that his model dramatically reduces the possibility that business’s might make the wrong hire or worse that candidates may find themselves in the wrong job for the wrong reasons.

A total breath of fresh air!

Thanks for your continued hard work Robert

Head of Live Events/Client Services (March 2019)

Been an absolute pleasure to work with Robert.

He really takes time to get to know you, to understand your requirements and explains the job role in great detail.

It’s great to meet a recruiter who actually cares about the candidates and companies, rather than just going through the motions.

Highly recommend him for any recruiting projects.

Senior Sales Manager (March 2019)

I have found Robert to be very different to all other recruiters I have dealt with previously.

He takes time to get to know and understand me which i think will give a very clear picture to the new employers.


Director of Sales & Marketing (March 2019)

Robert takes the time to get to know you and understand you as a true individual rather than just another CV.

He is professional but at the same time very personable, making the interview process easy for you to be your true self.

From the effort he puts in, its clear he takes his time to make sure he finds the right fit for both candidates and clients.

It’s great to finally find a recruiter that cares.


Event Manager & Producer (February 2019)

It is a real pleasure to be looked at as a person rather than a CV.

From the start Robert cared about not only my career but getting to understand what defines my personality. Whether the role was right for me and likewise whether I was the perfect candidate for the role.

I have dealt with so many agencies who aren’t interested in understanding and getting to know my capabilities and the person behind the CV.

To be made to feel so relaxed and have someone going into such detail for an application is really a breath of fresh air.

Event Technology Director (February 2019)

Robert has been extremely helpful and transparent with a refreshingly straight forward but thorough approach to the recruitment agency experience.

He clearly cares about finding the best possible match for both candidate and client.

Production Manager (February 2019)

Robert’s approach is extremely diligent, and he spends time making sure there is a potential match between candidates and employers.

The interview process is very relaxed, and he put me at ease in terms of what to expect.

His screening process and preparation for interview provided me with a clear view of what they were looking for – he finds the right people for a role by asking the right questions.

You are as important as the client, and his process enables you to perform at your best.

I highly recommend him for both clients and candidates.

Senior Account Director / Project Management (February 2019)

The antithesis of the “one-click” application, Robert provides a refreshing alternative to the faceless recruitment model.

I’ve appreciated the time Robert has spent in getting to know me, in painting a more detailed picture of the company in question, the role, and what they’re looking for, as well as his open and transparent approach.

I’m also confident that this extra time invested upfront, delivers a far more time efficient process in the long run.

Thanks again

Business Director (February 2019)

The interview process so far with Robert has been very relaxed and comfortable and I have enjoyed his thorough yet unique techniques.

His overall approach and detailed explanation of each stage has meant that it has been refreshing and put me at ease in terms of what to expect as it is clear and transparent.

It feels he has the candidate and clients best interest as a priority.

As a candidate it means that you feel there is not going to be any suprises and he is working with you to make you comfortable and you can then put your best foot forward during the interview stages.

Events and Production Director (February 2019)

Robert is a breath of fresh air in the world of recruitment.

Throughout his approach he passionately cares about ensuring the recruitment process is carefully matched for both the candidate and recruiter.

He provides a level of support and mentoring about making the fit right, that many recruiters fail to meet.

It’s not about the numbers of matched job with Robert, it’s about a thorough process to find the right role and right person for the role.

Robert has an extensive understanding of the industry and having lived it knows exactly what’s needed and can be trusted 100% to get it right.

Client Director (February 2019)

From the initial contact and right through the process, I have enjoyed Robert’s approach and feel very comfortable with the pace and the checking of understanding along the way.

Robert takes time to understand his candidates and develops, I believe, a thorough and accurate assessment of Client to Candidate match.

The approach is perhaps not the ‘traditional way’ but having had experience on both sides, I feel confident that the short list put in front of the Client is both appropriate and thoroughly researched.

On top of of the professionalism and thoroughness, he’s a nice guy that makes the process both simple and enjoyable.

Managing Director (February 2019)

Worked with Robert on a very special executive role and found him to be the consummate professional.

He was everything you’d expect from a high caliber recruitment professional – detailed, transparent, collegiate, empathetic, pragmatic, good humoured, and a real pleasure.

He comes highly recommended within his specialist field

Executive Creative Producer (February 2019)

I thoroughly enjoyed the experienced of being interviewed by Robert.

His approach to recruitment is extremely professional and innovative and although extensive he made the whole process a refreshing and enjoyable experience.

I can not recommend his services enough.

Event Management and Creative Production Specialist (February 2019)

Robert’s approach is extremely thorough and he really spends time making sure there is a potential match between candidates and employers, making quality progress for all parties.

By the time i got to interview i felt very comfortable with the details on the role, company and people I was there to see, making the process much more natural and enabling me to focus on getting across the best of myself.

I would highly recommend Robert, and though i was not successful in securing a new role this time, the process that he guided me through was very constructive.

Head of Production (January 2019)

Robert’s business model mirrors what his clients and candidates seek – partnership, support, clarity and right fit.

His screening process and preparation for interview provided me with a high level of certainty and a clear view of who I would meet, what they were looking for and how I could best convince them we are a good match.

Production Director (January 2019)

My recent experience with Robert can only be described as excellent, from the moment we connected and all the way through the recruitment process it was perfect.

It is refreshing to work with a recruitment agency that considers the applicant and makes sure all the necessary discussions/checks are done ahead of any interview.

At each stage, Robert clearly communicated what would happen and when and then supplied all the information I needed.

A Breath of fresh air in recruitment and I would recommend Robert and YOUSAS to anyone looking to further their career or looking for a new direction.

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Senior Production/Project Manager (November 2018)

Robert is one of those rare individuals who not only is at the top of his game but also is leading the pack!

Innovation in his process might seem strange or even scary at first, but with his down to earth guidance, calm approach and sense of enjoyment for his work, you are quickly at ease to maximize the opportunity.

Thank you, it’s always a pleasure speaking with you.

Senior Client & Business Development Specialist (November 2018)

When I started working with Robert a few months back, I was a bit unsure of his somewhat unconventional approach to senior level recruitment.

I soon realised that what was masquerading as ‘unconventional’ was actually thoroughness, rigour and a deep commitment to on-point professional matchmaking.

By the time I met the client, I had a detailed and iin-depth understanding, not just of what the role entailed but the organisational culture, the focus of the business, the roles and functions of the interview team and so on.

It meant that I was able to tailor my interview to really ‘speak’ to the audience, rather than shooting in the dark, which is so important; you only have one chance to make a first impression, right!

Needless to say, I think this Robert’s contemporary and innovative style of recruitment partnership is THE way forward.

Board Director (November 2018)

From initial contact with Robert, the importance of professionalism and integrity was key.

It feels it is of utmost importance that he fits the right people for a role but also the right fit for you.

You are as important as the client itself. He has a thorough process for this and it enables you to get the best out of the whole process and feel at ease.

He also makes sure you have all you need to be prepared for an interview and feel ready for action!

Head of Client Services (November 2018)

From the outset, Robert put me at ease and actually made the interview process an enjoyable experience.

He takes a very hands-on approach, thoroughly explaining the role and took time to understand my motivation and goals.

Robert is clearly very focused on his clients (whichever side of the table they may sit during the interview process).

He goes to great lengths to be sure not just that the candidate is right for the role, but that the role is right for the candidate.

I felt that Robert really took the time to get to know me.

With YouSAS, as a candidate, you are much more than just another name on a CV.

Production/Technical Director (October 2018)

How refreshing this experience has been!

Robert is friendly and professional.

He made the whole process so defined, clear and engaging that I found myself enjoying the interview process.

Robert’s excellent assessment, intuition and approach, coupled with an in-depth understanding of our industry have clearly made all the difference.

I highly recommend him for both clients and candidates.

Event Director (September 2018)

Robert approached me about a role back in the summer following a recommendation from a colleague.

The process was extensive and very detailed which Robert managed with great professionalism.

Robert has total integrity.

He is all about finding the right pairing of role and candidate.

He kept me fully informed throughout and I knew that he wouldn’t ask me to jump through a hoop if it wasn’t essential.

I have no doubt that I’ll be working with him again, potentially on the other side of the recruitment process.

Business Director (September 2018)

I found Robert’s approach to recruiting very unique, refreshing and professional.

Asking role specific questions as well as various character building questions to paint a colourful picture of my past career and personality Robert got the most, accurately out of me in a short amount of time.

Finally, Robert also gave me plenty of opportunities to ask questions in return and I would highly recommend him.

Production Manager (September 2018)

Robert’s approach to finding and matching candidates to a company’s job role requirements is very professional, diligent and reassuring.

He takes the time to really get to know the candidate’s career aspirations and makes sure that there is a good fit for all concerned before moving on to the next stages of the interview process.

It is clear that he cares and wants the best outcomes for both candidate and client which is refreshing to see in the recruitment world.

It has been a pleasure working with Robert and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to both employers and candidates.’

Business Director (September 2018)

Robert is a pleasure to work with and via his Fitability methodology, ensures a thorough and accurate assessment of candidates is made for each role, which ultimately benefits both recruiters and candidates.

Director of Operations (September 2018)

Through a clearly defined process, Robert takes a far more active role than most in understanding both role and candidate before a face-to-face interview takes place.

This added value is refreshing from a candidate point of view as you enter the room better informed and confident there has already been careful consideration given to the requirements of both parties.

Operations Director (September 2018)

My experience of Robert’s recruitment process was of a high level of professionalism, incorporating sensitivity towards myself at all times during the several communications we had on my application, whilst obviously keeping the clients’ end requirement as his key goal.

Even though I was not the successful applicant this time*, I would not hesitate to work with him again should another position arise.

*(after assessment via Fitablity® programme and before submission to the client)

Production Director (September 2018)

Robert has been extremely helpful in working towards my next role.

Hard working, and detailed, always proactive in working towards my goals.

Business Director (August 2018)

Robert was extremely helpful in my search, offering a different approach to your average recruiter and presenting me with some great opportunities.

Couldn’t recommend his services enough, particularly within the events industry!

Business Development Director (August 2018)

Robert’s personalised and unique approach is unrivalled in the recruitment and live events arena.

A combination of both attention to detail and candidate screening and job profiling ensures that you are only associated with positions of relevance and interest.

It is a pleasure to communicate with Robert, as he cares about your aspirations as an individual, whereas general recruiters methods are often looking for a quick fix or deal.

Head of Business Development (August 2018)

Robert is a thorough professional and a pleasure to work with.

His candidate screening process and deep understanding of his clients’ needs and wants, helps to create a complete picture before going any further, benefiting everyone and making the best use of each parties time.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

Super refreshing approach. Cheers, Robert!

Associate Director (July 2018)

Robert brings a refreshing new approach to recruitment. His level of care and commitment is on another level. It has been a privilege working with Robert and I highly recommend his services.

Associate Planning Director (July 2018)

Robert is one of the most professional people I have worked with in the recruitment industry.

He is extremely thorough and will not recommend that a candidate should meet with a potential employer until he has fully understood the candidate’s background, their objectives for their next role, and how this aligns with the prospective employer’s requirements.

This approach ensures that the process works not only for the employer but also for the candidate and that it is a positive experience for all.

I would not hesitate in recommending employers and candidates to work with Robert.

Group Commercial Director (July 2018)

A highly professional recruitment specialist who applies a thorough and rigorous methodology and is comitted to achieving the best for both the companies and individuals he represents.

Head of Strategy & Influencer (May 2018)

Robert is a true professional, this is evident in the quality of the roles and candidates he works with.  You can see the attention to detail that has gone into each step throughout the process. He is extremely flexible and has spent a lot of time understanding the client and the candidate to make sure there is a perfect fit. I can’t thank him enough for his exceptional service.  I would highly recommend You Search & Select to both clients and candidates.

Head of Business Development (May 2018)

In the past, I have been hesitant to work with recruiters and had been very picky about whom I work with in helping me find the next career path…. and then I met Robert.

I found my collaboration with Robert very refreshing!

I have not experienced recruitment like this before and I must say Robert definitely takes it to the next level.

The entire process is thoroughly defined, his communication style is informative and makes you feel valued. He is very consistent and detailed in his approach.

I would happily recommend Robert to any professional looking to make their next career move.

Business Development Director (May 2018)

Robert provides a thoroughly professional service for both the candidate & the client.

He invested significant time with the client to understand their requirements and an equal investment in the interview process to ensure that as a candidate I knew what was expected.

Robert’s attention to detail at each stage of the interview process enabled me to make sure my preparation met the clients brief.

The feedback and Robert’s personal manner was also excellent in identifying where attention to success was required.

I would highly recommend Robert to both clients and candidates for his exceptional service.

Chief Operating Officer (Feb 2018)

Robert responded quickly and efficiently to my initial application, making the process as much about my requirements and fit as ensuring he has a great candidate for the ultimate client.

He has been supportive, informative, appropriately challenging and thorough whilst at all times acting with integrity and professionalism.

I have been very pleased to have connected and made his acquaintance and happy to recommend given the enjoyable process to date.

Chief Financial Officer (Dec 2017)

There are recruitment professionals and then there is Robert, who sets the standard as far as I am concerned.

Professional, insightful and completely personable.

If only there were more recruiters like him.

This industry needs them.

I will have no hesitation in working with him again.

Group Creative Director (Dec 2017)

Robert and YOU s&s were extremely professional and efficient throughout the process.

Time was taken to listen, discuss and respond at all times.

I would thoroughly recommend this service and will be staying in contact with YOU during my career.

Head of Strategy (Nov 2017)

During my career, I’ve spoken to several leading marketing agencies about executive positions and the way Robert has run this search is by far the most professional I have experienced.

Rather than rush out a brief, he’s clearly taken time to understand the client and their specific needs.

Similarly, the way Robert has worked with me to truly appreciate what I’m looking for is unique and ensures this search will not be the last time I work with Robert.

Senior Partner (Nov 2017)

From a personal perspective, Robert is very approachable and genuinely a nice guy.

From a business perspective his form of recruiting cuts out the nonsense – it is to the point, straightforward and the Fitability® component is a massive advantage in screening a candidate and finding precisely who is best to take forward for an introduction to the hiring company.

I would highly recommend YOU Search & Select for both candidates and companies alike.

Executive Creative Director (Oct 2017)

I found Robert to be professional, considered and diligent in his approach.

Throughout, I felt like he cared about both myself as a candidate and the clients he recruits for, genuinely seeking the best outcome for both parties.

The whole process was well-managed and benefitted from his open and personable demeanour.

My experience with YOU search & select has been a very positive one.

Creative Director (Oct 2017)

Robert is the most professional recruiter I have ever met. He doesn’t just shine through mediocrity – his standards are as high as I would expect from an experienced professional who puts people – candidates and clients alike – first.

As a candidate, he was extremely thorough in ensuring that the fit was right for the company he was recruiting for – vital to both candidate and client alike.

You know what the process is and where you are with Robert.

Robert helped me tell my story well.

I would work with Robert again as both a candidate and client, without hesitation and would recommend anyone else to do the same.

Chief Strategy Officer (Oct 2017)

You Search & Select (You S&S) is like no other recruitment agency I have worked with before.

They are clear communicators with a great depth of knowledge in the UK Event industry and equally the business of their client/s.

Their responsiveness and honesty is a welcome relief in an otherwise confusing landscape full of mixed messages (or no messages).

You’re not left wondering with You S&S, they do what they say they will when they say they will.

Expectations are set from day one and the process is, believe it or not, an enjoyable one!

As a client it would fill me with great confidence to know the lengths You S&S go to to find the right candidate for the role, from their proprietary Fitability® model to ensuring the client is, in fact, right for the candidate, not only the other way around.

I only wish I had met You S&S when I was building my team in my previous role!

I know who I will be calling when that time comes again!

Thank you!

Business Director Europe and Asia (Oct 2017)

Robert is unique when it comes to recruiters, as I truly feel he’s looking out for my best interest.

His attention to detail is astonishing, and he shows that he has listened and is empathising with you.

With each conversation, I believed he was genuinely doing his best to match the right candidate with the right role and the right company.

I’ve been a candidate of his, and would not only recommend him to other job seekers . . . I’d also bring him into the mix to recruit for any roles that I need to be filled.

Strategy and Planning Director (Oct 2017)


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