Why Us?

With over 30 years in candidate and customer service and success in attracting and matching the best talent to the most rewarding jobs, we offer you a partnership that is based on honesty, integrity and professionalism and works hard to help you find a solution.

But don’t just listen to us. These statistics really do speak for themselves:

We aren’t perfect but we have a great success rate.  And we aim to get it right first time. In fact, the first candidate interviewed by our client is offered a position in 95% of our cases. In addition, over the past 2 years, 98% of our candidates have remained in their jobs or have been promoted up. Pretty impressive, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Furthermore, we match a candidate to fulfil a minimum of 85% of a job spec, ticking nearly all the boxes our clients label ‘must have’ and ‘nice to have’. As our knowledge grows, so do our successes; and we strive to continue improve.

Clients say our service is ‘outstanding’, ‘refreshing’, ‘professional’ and ‘valuable’.

See what else our clients and candidates have to say about us

Meet the Team

Hadie Perkas

Managing Director

An experienced Recruitment Manager with mainstream agencies (since 1999), Hadie recognised that a new solution to hiring challenges was vital. She launched Skylight to offer a unique service that enables growing organisations a discrete route to attract the best talent, to help them achieve their business plans. A graduate in Psychology, Hadie’s candidate sourcing skills are so thorough that she could have been a forensic profiler in a former life! Hadie has a warm and honest, straightforward approach that enables her to ask the right questions and manage expectations.

Idol: Anne Frank – the epitome of pure courage.
Most overused saying: “Something will turn up”
Top tip for jobseekers: Explore every opportunity. Actually, can I have two? People make decisions based on their emotions, so inspire confidence in them and make them feel they are making the right decision in offering you the job.

Hayley Menere

Talent Manager

Hayley sources our talent pool of candidates and brings recruitment experience since 2006, spanning a wide variety of roles and sectors. Candidates find her motivating, creative, and resourceful in her efforts. Equally, employers are impressed by her ability to listen, rise to a challenge, and identify strong talent matches intuitively. Fortunately, Hayley’s squeamishness dissuaded her from a career in midwifery (which was the job she wanted as a child!) She finds immense reward in other successful “deliveries” of candidates to their new employers!

Idol: Joanna Lumley – because of her success (and not just because she loves cats!)
Most overused saying: “Marvellous”
Top tip for jobseekers: Preparation before an interview is vital. You have never heard anyone say that they did too much research.

Alex Critchell

Recruitment Consultant

This is my first recruitment role so I would like to learn the industry and grow with the company. I want to see the business grow and hopefully one day see more Gift Card Recruitment offices globally.

Idol: Inky Johnson – He was projected to be a 1st round pick in the NFL and earn millions a year but in his last game for his college team he had a career ending injury and nearly died and he lost limbs from the injury. He’s now a motivational speaker and helps out a lot with people with mental health problems.

What would I have been in a former life?: If dreams came true I would love to be a photographer that travels the world and gets paid like a professional footballer.

Top tip for employers:  If you are looking for a job or looking to hire, make sure you’re 100% committed to it. If you are not then it’s either the wrong role for you or the job role isn’t needed in the company.

Loren Walmsley

Team Resourcer

Loren is our Resourcer.  A law graduate, bringing skills of research and inquisitiveness to the table. She supports us as a team creating various candidate searches focusing on sourcing the right skills and experience that fit the brief. She is our first port of call for candidate attraction, recruitment compliance and is our database champion. Loren has a retail background so understands the importance of customer care and aiming to get things right without a hitch. Loren has settled in to the world of gift card recruitment when it was out of her reach, but then she said she would have wanted to be an astronaut and that would have taken her to destinations out of this world!

Idol: J.K. Rowling- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was rejected 12 times and J. K. Rowling was told “not to quit her day job.” Look at what she has achieved, an inspiration!
Most overused saying?: “That’s cool”
Top tip for jobseekers: Do not limit yourself to one opportunity, explore as many avenues as possible, you never know what it could lead you to!

listen | advise | place

Holly House Business Centre,
220-224 New London Road, Chelmsford,
Essex, CM2 9AE

T: 0203 488 1539
E: info@giftcardrecruitment.co.uk