I engaged Blues Point after they were recommended to me by a colleague in the industry. They came over to talk about our situation and it was clear that they understood not only our technical requirements, but the business implications of what we were trying to achieve as well.
They suggested using the Thomas PPA assessments as part of the process, and I believe that this holistic approach contributed to the eventual success of the recruitment project. IT people are still people and understanding the person we needed as well as the technical skill set was what made this such an impressive service.
Chris Laud, Pedigree Wholesale Ltd
Blues Point ensured that we hired the right person for our business, who was both technically strong, but more importantly, has the right behaviours to lead and motivate the development team.
Sourcing the right candidate within a short timeframe, Blues Point were hands-down the best recruitment company I have dealt with and provided me with an excellent service.”
Potter Clarkson will be using Blues Point to source and deliver more IT people within the business.
If anyone wants to use a reputable and credible IT recruitment agency I would highly recommend Blues Point.
Philip Morris, Potter Clarkson LLP
I found the test to be difficult but not impossible, and it correctly identified my technical strengths – and weaknesses! Overall, it seemed very fair, and the results document is a good thing to show at future interviews.
Joshua, C# Developer
We recruit technical roles through Blues Point, and all candidates now take the appropriate test before we interview them. The tests definitely add something to the process and they are a good indicator of a candidate’s actual technical ablility. We have also benchmarked some of our support team using them and it’s been a good way of identifying internal training needs.
Support Team Leader, IT Services Provider
We do our own recruitment but supplement it by purchasing these tests from Blues Point. They do help the process, and are a cost-effective way of reducing the time we spend doing technical interviews. They are a very useful tool for us now.
Richard, Development Manager
We incorporated the IKM TeckChek tests into our recruitment process in order to validate a candidate’s technical skill set. The tests were easy to implement and results were delivered quickly, allowing the Hiring Managers to reduce risk and confirm the technical skills of the candidates leading to quick and successful recruitment.
Stephen Dashfield, University Of Derby
Alex provided an excellent service when I needed to recruit permanent software developers with a specific skill-set. He was able to provide a lot of added value, for example by performing some first round interviews using Competency Based Interview techniques. One of Alex’s key strengths is that he is low-key and definitely not your typical pushy recruiter – he is there when you need him, but not “in your face” all the time.
Andy R, Software Development Manager
I began my relationship with Blues Point after our preferred recruitment partner failed to pre-screen candidates thoroughly. This resulted in the hiring of a candidate with a lack of relevant skills to complete the tasks that he was assigned and cost our business valuable time and money. One of the main drivers for working with Blues Point was their use of the IKM TeckChek technical and personality profiling assessments, tests that validated our hiring decision and cut down on the amount of time I spent on recruitment.
James Parry, Activa Healthcare
Throughout the process, they were extremely accommodating, listened to our feedback, reacted in a timely manner and made the process very easy. For us they found the right person for the right role and at the right time!
We would have no hesitation in recommending Blues Point to help with your IT requirements.
Sharon Stainer, Clinigen Group plc
Blues Point have provided us with their technical testing services for a number of roles now, and they also put candidates through them as part of their normal process. These technical tests are invaluable! We use them when we need to assess the technical skills of a number of candidates in order to come up with a meaningful shortlist. They are accurate and cost-effective, and they make the whole process more efficient. I will definitely be using them again.
Damian Byrne, Healthcare at Home