‘outstanding’, ‘refreshing’, ‘professional’ and ‘valuable’


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At National Gift Card Europe we have worked with Hadie and her team on several key appointments. They are professionals, they took the time to understand our business and the type of person we wanted to recruit. All candidates put forward had been vetted really well. It was clear they were serious about the role on offer and our business. This saved us lots of time and we are able to complete a slick recruitment process and appoint very quickly. Skylight Search (now Gift Card Recruitment) has embraced our industry, taking the time to understand what makes the industry tick and the types of people who will be successful.

Andrew Johnson

National Gift Card Europe

Hadie and her team have been extremely helpful in finding us a candidate for a critical business role. We’re very picky but Haidie took time to really understand our business and our requirements before presenting candidates which made our lives easier as her qualification process was spot on. Having a good understanding of our market means she’s able to network with people who are familiar with what we do which is a huge asset and ensures that candidates that are presented are relevant. Her patience and relentless good humour made doing business a pleasure and I have no hesitation in recommending Gift Card Recruitment.

Tom Redpath

Buying Director, Smart Group / Buyagift

Hayley-Jayne and the whole team at Gift Card Recruitment are a credit to the recruitment industry as a whole.

Hayley – Jayne recently worked on finding a new role in this niche market for myself, and through her fantastic support facilitated in securing a very strong “fit” for my next career move. Friendly, professional and genuinely works for both sides of the equation. I would not hesitate in recommending them all. And “thank you”.

Jon White

Sales Director, SVM Global

Hadie and her team are an exception to my normal rules. I have never been a big fan of recruitment agents. We have used big agencies in the past and always felt that the process was painting by numbers. Whilst, we would get some success, I am sure it was more luck than diligent assessment in putting candidates forward. With Skylight Search Consultants (now Gift Card Recruitment) it has been a breath of fresh air; their experience and passion clearly shows. On the back of their hard work, we have appointed several senior Heads and Directors, which are notoriously difficult roles to fill. My faith in recruitment agents have been somewhat restored, albeit, I wouldn’t use anyone else for my recruitment needs.

Ginger Black Media, London

I have known Hadie for about 5 years. She is a conscientious and dedicated business owner who has a great ability to build strong relationships with clients and partners. In the time I have known Hadie, I have found her to have a sharp eye for detail and a determined persistence in ensuring customers receive the best possible service from Gift Card Recruitment (GCR). A diligent and professional attitude has ensured she and GCR are well-respected within the Industry.

Clive Williams

CEO, Payment Solutions Global Ltd

I have found Hadie to be professional, efficient, organised and highly attentive. She takes time to really understand her clients, their strengths, needs and aspirations to allow her to deliver a service that is unique and personal to her candidates. It’s certainly not a one size fits all approach here, Hadie genuinely cares about the people she works with which is greatly refreshing within the recruitment industry. Hadie has a deep understanding of the markets in which she places candidates and can convey details of opportunities clearly and effectively. It was a pleasure to work with Hadie and I would highly recommend her to others

Dan Nugent

Head of Business Development

Coniq Raises £6.4 Million to Accelerate Business Growth

With no internal recruitment function we turned to GCR, who we had been working for 18 months on a contingent basis for other roles in ranging from Account Directors to our CTO search.

We asked Hadie, the owner of GCR, to work with us onsite on a short term contract basis to act as an internal recruiter to scale our revenue function across UK, Europe, the US and the UAE. As a result of Hadie’s work, we now have several Senior Sales Managers in London, Barcelona, Chicago and Dubai, as well as a new Chief Revenue Officer. Hadie also recruited new members of the tech team, and a Talent Acquisition Manager who Hadie gave a full handover and training to, so her knowledge and experience was of long term benefit to the company.

Our expectations of candidate level is high. We have a long wish list, and an agile approach which sees us make fast decisions and changes where needed, but Hadie has been patient and found us good people that fit our organisation in terms of both skills and culture. Hadie not only acted as our talent acquisition consultant but worked closely with the senior leadership team to advise on all aspects of recruitment, from company branding, interviewing to onboarding.

We were unsure if this model would work rather than the typical contingency approach, but this engagement not only reduced costs, but meant we also benefited from Hadie putting in place the basis of a long term recruitment strategy which we can build on and benefit from in the coming years.

I thoroughly recommend working with Hadie for any start-ups or small businesses who are looking to scale.

Jamie Waldegrave

CFO, Coniq

I have worked with Hadie and her team on a number of essential appointments at House of Fraser within the Gift Card team. She has been unfailingly keen to understand our needs in depth, and to ensure that we meet only the best candidates. Hadie and Hayley have placed both permanent and FTC roles for us, under tight deadlines, and has exceeded our expectations every time.

Anthony Mortimer

House of Fraser

Hadie is a brilliant example of how a recruitment business owner should operate, tentative, passionate and consultative in her approach.
From our first phone call in to their office, I was left feeling confident that my recruitment requirements were in great hands. They provided me with quality over quantity when it came to candidates and will be the first team that I call when I need help in the future.
Ryan McCaulay


Happy to put in a good word for Hadie and her team at GCR. They worked very hard to find a number of candidates for me, and kept me involved in every step of the process. Would happily use them again.

Ian Short

Managing Director, Prizeshark

Well, the most important thing in my opinion is that Hadie and her team take the time to fully understand how they add value and what they can bring to the table.
For me time is precious, when working with recruiters it’s not just about the client briefing the agency and how big and far reaching is their network. In my many years of working with outside agencies, the key dynamic to overcome has been the same, I don’t just want CV’s, I want the Human element relevant to my culture with the skills or capabilities required to do the job.
We all know we spend more time at work these days than at home with our loved ones, so getting that fit right is really important. Hadie and her team are great at understanding the key critical components and is systematically methodical in their approach and managing the task.
I would thoroughly recommend them to assist in any high value / complex out of the ordinary recruitment task.

Neopost Ltd

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