People Force Testimonials
Below you will find various recommendations and testimonial videos from happy customers, on all of our services and for more division-specific testimonials, please click on the relevant buttons:
HRIS Testimonials Video
Immigration Testimonials Video
“People Force were exceptional in applying their immigration expertise to successfully aid us in onboarding teachers for the start of the new term – without their support, we would have had an extremely challenging start to a new academic year”
Chris Deller - Headteacher - Bedford Academy
"We used People Force to support us with researching the right HR Information System for our growing business. I would recommend using People Force as they have the knowledge of the different tools available depending on your individual needs. They were thorough with collating our requirements and also making recommendations of other modules/tools that may be useful."
Jacqui Okundaye – Head of HR and Recruitment – MMT Digital
"The candidate that People Force found for us is doing really well. He's been able to get stuck into everything straight away and delivering work to a high standard in addition to building good relationships with our clients and staff.
Thank you once again for helping us find him."
Olivia Goldhill - Director - Fusion Accounting
“I have worked with People Force for almost a year. People Force have been one of our best Recruitment Partners and they have been instrumental in building that relationship with WPP Health & Wellness. They have a good understanding of our requirements and have delivered on the briefs in a professional and efficient manner. It has been an absolute pleasure working with them and I would certainly recommend other companies to make use of their expertise and the services of People Force.”
Talent Acquisition Manager – Global Recruitment Client
"People Force International were engaged by Cinven to undertake an extensive data cleansing exercise ahead of the migration of its HR information into a new HR system.
This work required People Force to populate the Data Migration Template provided by the new system provider. They undertook this work extremely diligently and their attention to detail ensured an extremely high level of integrity and quality of staff data. It also created a great foundation for the efficient implementation of the new system.
We would highly recommend People Force if you are looking for some assistance during the data cleansing aspect of your new HR system implementation."
Zoe Lockwood – HR Director – Cinven Partners LLP
"People Force has delivered exceptional quality to us in various key specialised areas. Their dedication, commitment, expertise and professionalism have helped boost the quality and standards delivered by our people throughout the 99p Stores’ organisation."
Tony Brown - Former COO - 99p Stores
"People Force supported us, and were successful, on one of our more difficult assignments this year. As a business we do not usually use external agencies as we have a large internal team. However, we have known People Force for a number of years and thought we would see what profiles they could generate as we were struggling to find the right candidate. Within 3 weeks People Force had found a suitable profile and helped manage the candidate throughout the process leading to a successful offer and placement. Thanks People Force!"
Head of Recruitment – Recruitment Candidate
"We applied for a settlement visa with People Force for my husband who is a US citizen. We were nervous throughout the application process but their professionalism and patience helped keep us calm and informed. We asked a thousand and one questions all of which were answered in a prompt and timely manner. We couldn’t be any more grateful to People Force for helping us through such a stressful time in our lives. We highly recommend the staff at People Force to anyone who is going through the visa application process."
Sarah Spencer – Immigration Client
"Very proficient service, great expertise. People Force keeps you updated with each phase of the process and are always willing and available to answer any questions that may arise. I had no problems from start to finish. Very satisfied."
Lorna Wee-Ellis – Immigration Client
"Thank you to the People Force team for helping navigate the seemingly extremely complicated Tier-2 Visa process. They did a fantastic job advising and leading the way through the entire process from sponsor licence to my visa application. They did such a great job that when it seemed every CoS application was being rejected, mine got accepted first time! Thank you again."
Matthew Jennings – Immigration Client
“They make it happen! Within 24 hours of speaking to People Force, they had targeted suitable companies and was busy setting up interviews. Unlike any other recruiters I have worked with before they are genuinely interested in getting to know you, there's no superficial sales routine that seems to be common elsewhere. They know their stuff and they are a pleasure to work with. They combine the rare qualities of being thorough professionals, whilst being genuine nice human beings, who you would want as your friends. Who better than your friends to have your interests at heart when looking for a job!”
Client Services Director – Recruitment Candidate & Client
"People Force supported our organisation – a charity of seven state funded primary schools – in applying to be a Tier 2 sponsor. They expertly negotiated us through the complex process at all the key points and were always available at every stage. Our application was successful at the first time of trying and we were able to award a Certificate of Sponsorship to a teacher, who is now successfully employed in one of our schools.
We would thoroughly recommend People Force’s support for this process."
Mark Greatrex – Chief Executive – Bellevue Place Education
"I want to say how much I appreciate People Force, they were always courteous and helpful even when I was having another meltdown over something I felt I hadn’t done properly. They also understood just how stressful I found it all, and took the time to go over my issues as they arose. They were so patient, kind and reassuring, even when I was being totally irrational and this gave me confidence that I had the necessary documents, and met the requirements. And it was as easy as they said."
Jan Evans - Immigration Client
"I would like to thank People Force for your patience and support during this extremely long visa decision process.
Over the past 3 months, they were so professional and at the same time pleasant and optimistic that I was sure that I would get my visa.
I will recommend People Force to everybody I know who wants to move to the UK."
Vjekoslav Jankovic – Consultant – SOFGEN
"I’ve worked with many immigration lawyers in the past and I can say without a doubt that the advisors at People Force are leaps and bounds better than any other. They put the personal touch in the job which is very refreshing. They took the time to explain things thoroughly over the phone, answer questions over email and were very easy to reach. People Force are reliable, responsive and genuinely cares about their clients. I am looking forward to working with them in the future and strongly recommend them for any immigration needs. Again, thank you People Force for answering my million questions. Could not have done with without you."
Abhishek Dahiya – Immigration Client
“I met People Force just as I was beginning a new job search. They very carefully profiled me (i.e. they grilled me in a telephone interview) and within days I had multiple interviews set up. They were very thorough in providing logistics details as well as advice on interview techniques. And, because of the careful profiling, I only had interviews at companies that matched my aspirations. No wasting time with a company that was clearly a bad fit. I highly recommend People Force for your next job search.”
Strategic Director – Recruitment Candidate
"I strongly recommend People Force to anyone who needs any immigration advice.
I explained my situation to them and they were able to work under very tight deadlines. They supported me throughout the entire process, ensuring I had the correct documentation to support my new application. Thanks to People Force I had no problems in obtaining my new Bio-metric Residence Permit."
Pavan Lankipalli - Immigration Client
"Point to Point Education is a teacher recruitment agency that supports teachers in securing teaching contracts in England. We have had the pleasure of being partnered with People Force since 2012 when we opened.
We have always had accurate immigration advice for our teachers and client schools. To date we have had a 100% success rate for every licence and every Tier 2 visa application that we have referred to People Force. We see them as an extension of our family business and know that they will work endlessly to seek the best outcome for any candidate or client we refer to them. We can be guaranteed that they are professional, knowledgeable and reliable and we would not hesitate to recommend their services. They are very detail-orientated and with the ambiguous rules and guidance notes available on immigration and visas the ease of dealing with People Force takes away all anxiety and pressure when a lot of cost is involved in an application.
People Force offer regular training and support to our resourcing team and provide regular insight and updates to our Directors, so we are always up to date with ongoing changes.
They always make themselves available to us (across several time zones) and are very customer focused, driven and accountable. We are very grateful to have People Force as our immigration expert and business partner."
Carly Liddel – Director – Point to Point Education
"As a specialist recruitment business with 100 people located in 8 countries around the world we needed to find a global partner who could manage all our visa and immigration requirements. John Carmichael and his team have helped us secure visas for our employees in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Immigration requirements differ greatly in each country so it’s important that my team have the trust in People Force’s Global OneSource to manage our expectations in terms of costs and time lines. Our Values shape the way we work, how we make decisions and how we operate as a business – we have the same expectations of our global partners and we see People Force as a natural extension of our HR team."
Omar Akram – Chief Operating Officer – Proco Global
"We found the support provided by People Force to be invaluable, particularly at a time when we were already under pressure. Without their guidance the process would have taken much longer and proved complex to manage. At all times their service was speedy, efficient and responsive. With the help of People Force we feel confident to have chosen the right system to meet Lumos’ long term needs."
Lynda Brennan – Human Resources Manager – Lumos
"People Force’s HR and systems knowledge allowed us to make an informed selection decision for our HR and Payroll Software needs."
Kelly Fletcher – HR Manager – Sony Music Publishing
“People Force recently helped me in finding an opportunity that matched my requirements and ensuring it was the right position for me. They kept me informed throughout the interview process and following up with honest and valuable feedback. I would highly recommend them in helping you find your next challenge in the industry.”
Business Development Manager – Recruitment Candidate
“The Immigration Consultant from People Force diligently supported me through the extensive visa application process. The Immigration Consultant was able to answer all my questions, thoroughly check my application, assist with all the required supporting documents and organise my application submission appointment which made the whole experience seamless for me”.
Monique Crawford - Maths Teacher - Bedford Academy
"I applied for a role that People Force were recruiting for in the UK. After a seamless recruitment process, I was offered the job by the end client. At that point, People Forces Immigration team took over the process to manage the Certificate of Sponsorship, Tier 2 visa application and relocation process. This means I enjoyed a complete service that stemmed from recruitment, immigration and relocation – I would highly recommend their services."
Yamen Sehgal - Senior Java Developer - Immigration Client
"We engaged People Force to assist us through the selection process. They helped us to fully identify our business needs and find suitable potential suppliers. They also supervised the tender process, organising demonstrations and site visits, and helped us develop objective criteria for selecting the preferred partners.
We found People Force to be very professional in their approach and utilising their knowledge and experience undoubtedly benefitted us through the process. I would have no hesitation in recommending People Force to organisations looking to conduct a similar exercise."
Craig Turley - Finance Director - Gresham Office Furniture
"Where we really benefited from the experience of the People Force team, was when we had found the system we wanted. Their team had a lot of expertise and knowledge and were able to help with setting up functionality within the chosen system which, when you only have a small team, is invaluable to ensure that the roll out meets the required deadlines."
Jacqui Okundaye – Head of HR and Recruitment – MMT Digital
"People Force were engaged by Cinven to oversee the implementation of a new HR system. They managed the entire implementation in close conjunction with Cinven’s HR team.
People Force executed their role to the highest standard and with complete professionalism. Their in-depth knowledge of HR systems combined with their general HR expertise provided us with an extremely useful service. We would highly recommend People Force if you are looking to successfully implement a new HR system."
Zoe Lockwood – HR Director – Cinven Partners LLP
"With People Force's experience and knowledge of the HR systems market, they were able to provide us with accurate and unbiased insights into what each system could or could not do. They also took the time to fully understand our requirements which allowed them to map the market for suitable systems only. We only had to deal with one company rather than having to deal with all the vendors individually."
Chung Lo – HR – Lombard Risk
"Throughout the procurement process, People Force were extremely professional, responsive and supportive to our project team. As War Child is an international charity, People Force were acutely aware of our budgetary restraints and worked tirelessly to ensure that this project remained on track and within budget.
With People Force International's support, we were able to reach an informed decision to select our chosen HR system. We are very happy with our decision to work with People Force and would wholeheartedly recommend them to other organisations in a similar situation."
Andrea Vogel - Head of People & Achievement - War Child
"Throughout the data cleansing exercise, People Force were extremely diligent, responsive and supportive to our project team. We were impressed with both the speed, skill and attention to detail demonstrated by the Data Consultant. People Force also worked closely with our chosen provider using their previous knowledge of our business to ensure that the data upload process met our needs.
With People Force's support, our data was successfully uploaded to our new system within project timelines. We are very happy with our decision to work with People Force and would wholeheartedly recommend them to other organisations in a similar situation."
Andrea Vogel - Head of People & Achievement - War Child
"We engaged with People Force International to consult with our company as part of the tender process for an integrated HR and Payroll system during Q3 and Q4 2017.
People Force supported the tender process from long-list through to contracting; they were the first point of contact for prospective suppliers and they managed contact with them throughout negotiations. They also provided consultative advice on system choice to support our decision-making process.
We found People Force to be professional, knowledgeable in the field, and completed work to the agreed scope and timescales without exception. People Force were a valuable component of the team throughout this process and we would not hesitate to work with them again."
Ed Haslam - HR Director - Forterra
"As a charity we are always looking for the best value for money when considering products and services, People Force helped us to find both when looking for a new HR software package. The software suited all our specifications, was low in cost while still having high customer services values.
People Force performed due diligence on all of the systems considered and have been very proactive, professional and patient. They have recommended a system, which we have now purchased and rolled out."
Kayleigh Hemmings – HR Generalist – Football Foundation
"We found the service provided by People Force to be of exceptional quality. The system knowledge, step by step support and the attitude of the Consultant was extremely valuable. The selection process was simplified – with accurate and detailed guidance and instructions throughout. An impartial Consultant with the knowledge and experience was an invaluable requirement and People Force fulfilled this role with the highest level of professionalism."
Roanna Blacklock – Head of HR - Phaidon International
“The initial call I had with them was clear, to the point and explanatory. Throughout the process they were very helpful and the whole thing completed within days. I would like to take this opportunity to thank People Force for great help and finding me the best opportunity so far :). Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to work with you!”
"People Force were very knowledgeable and professional throughout, providing insightful guidance and challenge with the design of our processes. I would recommend them in particular for support with implementing HR systems, but have no doubt that they would offer the same level of professional support with other services which they offer."
Kathryn Seys – Group Head of HR – SQW Group
“I am very pleased to write this recommendation for People Force. People Force are true professionals and an extremely talented recruiters. I have to say, of all of the recruiters I’ve spoken with over my career, they are absolutely the most professional and ‘on top of it’ with follow up. Their dedication in making sure that everything goes well during all steps of the process is amazing. They made each step of the way easier and their preparation guidelines were very effective. Thank you very much for matching me with such a great opportunity!”
"Support from People Force was extremely valuable saving the firm an enormous amount of time researching best HRIS solutions for our multidivisional business that is spread across the UK. Our business has over 3000 employees based in various sites across the UK coming together as a result of both organic growth and acquisitions, making our requirements quite complex.
People Force were available at all times – anytime I needed to pick up the phone and ask questions they were always there and provided answers promptly."
Peter Hros – Head of HR Strategy – Parseq
"People Force worked closely with us to scope out our HR System needs and then to devise a shortlist of possible providers. Working with them enabled us to see fully the complexities involved in choosing an HR system and their input was invaluable in helping us map out what we actually needed in an HR system. They then organized the meetings with these providers and liaised with us after the process to help support us in our decision about the right one to pick. At all times, People Force was helpful, responsive and very professional."
Jon Kuhrt – Executive Director – West London Mission
“People Force contacted me with some great job opportunities and they were extremely helpful. From sending across my CV to organising interviews – they were there for every step of the way. They were always available for questions and follow up chats/text messages and gave some great advice based on years of experience. Within about a week I had two jobs offered and am soon starting in a new role. I would strongly recommend to contact them for job opportunities.”
"People Force lead us through the phases of needs assessment, request for information to a large set of providers, live presentations and additional investigation on international payroll management by these providers.
People Force, provided a systematic and lively manner of leading non-experts (and experts) through processes, they do not impose what you should do, however will make very transparent what the consequences of these choices are.
The documentation and reports are thorough, complete, well-structured and understandable. Their authority in the field of HRIS, has been reassuring to make a sensible choice and not oversee any blind spots.
We have enjoyed working with People Force and recommend their services to anyone."
Arno Schans - HR Director - War Child Holland
"I was introduced to People Force after spending quite a bit of time searching the web and various HR publications for the right HRMS – I couldn’t see the wood through the trees!
People Force came to our offices and talked through everything in bite-sized chunks – from the type of system we wanted, obtaining demos for the sites which fitted our criteria, right through to contract negotiation.
The service that they provided was invaluable. Their knowledge of available products and options to suit our growing business were second to none."
Polly Young – Central Support - Saffron Insurance
"People Force have been very helpful in identifying HR & Payroll Software packages that would suit our needs as a charity which runs a trading operation. My experience of People Force is that they are very proactive."
Susan Powell – HR Manager – Chapter Arts Centre
“People Force has been extremely responsive and resourceful in helping us identify some great candidates for a wide variety of vacancies. Events roles are difficult to fill in a highly competitive market, and the team at People Force have continuously produced top quality talent. People Force is a quality firm and it has been a pleasure to partner with them. I look forward to a continued working relationship.”
HR Director - Recruitment Client