Comma Partners is focused on getting the best outcome for both their candidates and clients, sharing insightful candidate profiles with clients and providing them with a perspective on each candidate and what they, as an individual, can bring to an organisation and project.
As a result, I know that my profile isn’t going to be a match for every client. This means I might not attend as many interviews, but it’s better to come to an interview knowing that you are already a good fit for much of what the client is looking for. Comma Partner’s clients only need to look through a small number of high-calibre, relevant CVs then reflect on which profiles might best suit their organisation and interim need, interviewing candidates who are all suitable and capable, and choosing the best fit.
You might expect this to be the service every recruitment or interim resource provider would offer, but in reality, Virginia stands out as an exception on the market rather than the rule.
I have found Comma to be a supportive and reliable partner in identifying and securing interim contracts. Comma’s support in the recruiting/placement process is second-to-none and their interest in their clients (both interims and organisations) is clear and focused on successful outcomes rather than ticking the box of filling a contract. Comma Partners is an excellent communications recruitment agency – full stop!
Virginia is an extremely professional specialist recruiter. Given her own extensive career in senior communication roles prior to setting up Comma Partners she has a unique insight into matching client needs with candidate capabilities. I have personally benefitted from this with a number of very interesting and rewarding assignments. I would heartily recommend Virginia’s services to client and candidates alike. She is very personable and easy to deal with too.
If I want to be recruited to a role that fits my expertise – or I need to recruit the right person for an interim or permanent role – Virginia has become my ‘go to’ resource. Virginia is an expert in understanding what/who is really needed in the often stressful world of specialist role-hunting or role-filling and I am so grateful for the straight-talking and for the easy relationship I have developed with Comma Partners over the years.
Comma has placed me twice. These were assignments which I didn’t just enjoy – I absolutely loved them. Comma matched my skill set and personality perfectly with the placement businesses, so I was able to slot right in and make a real impact from day one. So much so that in both instances, initial 3-month contracts lasted far longer – 12 months in one place; and leading to a permanent role in the other! Comma has always provided me with support beyond the initial placement, checking in on me regularly and offering much needed advice on all the boring contract and tax stuff. Without Comma my career wouldn’t have flourished as it did. I’m so glad we found each other.
I have spent a wonderful year working for a FTSE 100 retailer during which I’ve been trusted to work in the way I believe best delivers results and which has led to my developing the global internal communications strategy. This was made possible by the care Comma took in ensuring my fit with the business and the ongoing support and interest in my work throughout the contract. It has been a great experience for me.
Comma Partners has placed me on more than one occasion and I have always thoroughly enjoyed my assignments. They take the time to get to know you, as well as understanding your skill set. This means that they are able to place people where there will be a good cultural fit, as well as a technical one. During an assignment Comma is always available to provide support and advice if required, which differentiates Comma from many of the larger agencies. I would highly recommend Comma to anyone.