Spotlight on contracting: Umbrella vs Limited Company
August 20th, 2019
When KDR was incorporated 15 years ago we had a simple mission: to be the market leading agency placing contract staff with experience of working with the emerging data warehouse tool Kalido.
What started as a one-man band, is now a team of 20 dedicated consultants supplying contractors and permanent staff to the data, technology and analytics markets across the UK, Europe and US. Throughout our growth we have kept our ethos to recruit with integrity, to listen, to deliver on our promises and to work as a team.
I regularly have to recruit for both full time and contract resource in order to keep up with the ever increasing demand on my department. In order to fill these roles as quickly as possible, I rely heavily on external agencies with differing levels of success. KDR is by far the best agency that I deal with and I put this down to the fact they specialise in the data and analytics space. It is not an exaggeration to say that for every good CV I receive from other agencies, I get 10 from KDR. Of these 10, each candidate has already been pre-screened ensuring that I only conduct interviews with truly capable candidates.
I can also testify to this from a candidate perspective as KDR recruited me into my current position at Lv=.
It is safe to say that KDR is top of my preferred supplier list and I intend to use them for all of my recruitment needs for the foreseeable future.
During the course of 2018 KDR Recruitment were selected to help the Group Data Office fill a number of permanent Data Governance vacancies having exhausted our luck with agencies on our preferred supplier list. KDR were engaged due to their data expertise and access to a solid candidate base in the immediate and surrounding areas, key criteria we felt were necessary to attract talent in a challenging market.
This choice proved to be an excellent one as within days a good selection of candidates were presented to us that had been properly screened (NOT keyword filtered as some agencies do) and briefed on the roles available. In fact, KDR as the first real point of engagement between prospective candidates and NFUM understand the need to create a good first impression and had taken the time to visit our offices, understand our organisation, its culture, our team ambitions and of course the specifics of each role.
As a result of this approach we were able to fill the vacancies in relatively short order with high quality candidates and found that KDR were quick to respond to process issues and requests to keep the process moving efficiently.
I would highly recommend using KDR for specialist data recruitment.
It’s not unheard of for us to make a job offer to the first person they send us. This has saved us so much time and hassle, it’s invaluable!
I can’t imagine a point in the future where we’re not working with KDR
KDR is the definition of a specialist agency. The high quality of the candidates they have supplied, in an organised no-nonsense way, has resulted in a number of successful hires to my team.
I asked KDR to find an interim BI manager on a Friday. By the end of Monday I had received three relevant CVs. We interviewed all three and could have offered the role to any of then. The consultant we hired has been superb; a real asset to us and credit to KDR’s specialist market knowledge. Great work!
It’s quite difficult to find good candidates with the required skills in biology and coding that we need for all our bioinformatics positions. We noticed a distinct increase in the quality of candidates coming through Max when compared to the other agencies that focused on either coding or biology but not both together. Not only was this useful for our hiring pipeline, but also gave us confidence that we didn’t have to lower our high standards for the people we were looking to hire.
Steven Richardson is a fantastic recruiter. He is a hard worker, and continues to follow-up on your behalf. He is tenacious in his efforts, and it is clear he bases his success on making other people successful as well. If you have the chance to work with him, you will get a fantastic business partner
Ste is one of the most thoughtful and diligent recruiters I’ve had the pleasure of working with. He is always working hard to bring us the best technical and team fit candidate profiles. I have the utmost confidence that any candidate working with Ste and his team will be treated with respect, kindness and personally engaged with. This ensures the candidates come away from the process with a positive outlook, no matter the outcome.
James is a great recruiter to work with. He is very friendly, extremely responsive and committed to getting you the candidate you want. We were finding it hard to fill this role that required interdisciplinary skills. James was able to provide many CVs that fit the role and we were able to recruit a great candidate. The main thing was that he kept on searching for better candidates even when we rejected many. He is also very organised and meticulous in addressing concerns of both the employer and the candidate. We will definitely use James for our future recruitment needs and I can definitely recommend him to any one who is looking for that special, hard to find candidates.
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