What People Say

What people say

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)

I've found Robert to be diligent, professional and supportive in all my dealings with him -they can be rare disciplines in the murky world of recruitment so it's been a refreshing pleasure working with him.

The care with which he manages sensitive senior roles and candidate fit is excellent and I'd recommend him highly

Business Director (Aug 2017)

Robert was recommended as a recruiter to me via a friend.

Great recommendation!

Robert is professional polite and knows what he's doing, even through top level extended recruitment process. Concerned that you are a fit not just getting you out and his commission in.

I would recommend working with Robert

Global Creative Director (Jul 2017)

What a refreshing experience it was dealing with Robert!

A passionate, honest and ethical professional with great attention to detail, always follows up as promised and will guide you through the process with a unique consultancy approach.

You’re not just a CV or target to be met but a valued contributor to the process as he really cares about matching the perfect role with the perfect candidate for his clients.

I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone that is looking to engage with an extremely hard working trusted advisor.

Event Director (Jul 2017)

Robert's attention to detail, patience, honesty and clear guidance is why I would recommend to any recruiter or job hunter to get in touch!

Every step of the process is clearly defined, his communication is clear, thorough, frequent & informative and he just makes you feel like you're highly valued.

He's approachable, flexible and very knowledgeable too.

I would also like to say a HUGE thank you!

Global Implementation Manager (Jul 2017)

Robert was fantastic at securing me a role in a Staffing agency.

He was attentive, helpful and patient with the process.

I am very grateful for his perseverance and expertise in finding me a role that suits me perfectly – couldn’t have asked for better service!

Operations Director (Jun 2017)

Robert's attention to detail in search of the correct fit for both employers & employees really sets him apart from other recruitment agencies.

I would thoroughly recommend Robert as the most ethical recruiter who really cares and has a passion for the role and responsibility of finding appropriate candidates who will add value to any business!

Managing Director (Jun 2017)

Robert assisted me recently in my quest to return to the workplace following redundancy.

His professional and proactive approach was evident right from our very first conversation. He provided invaluable advice and guidance throughout the process and kept me informed and updated at all times.

I would not hesitate to recommend Robert to anyone either seeking to fill a role or looking for a new position.

Business Director (Mar 2017)

I found Robert to be an extremely good agent. He took the time to find out about my skills and experience matching me with the right role for me.

So many agents just send off your CV to prospective employers when you are not a good fit for the role. Wasting both the candidates and employers time.

We need more agents like Robert Kenward!


Client Services Director (Jan 2017)

Robert is a true professional and expert in his field and I have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone that is looking to engage with an extremely hard working trusted advisor in his industry sector.

From the first time of speaking to him I knew I was in good hands and should the occasion arise again to work with Robert, I will definitely do it

Group Business Development Director (Aug 2016)

Working with Robert was easy, effortless, professional and effective!

From initial contact through to placement he has been supportive and informative without being a pest at any point.

His consistency in approach and a keen eye for detail helped me on my journey as a candidate moving within the industry.

I'd happily recommend Robert to any candidate looking to make their next career move.

Regional Development Director (Jun 2016)