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People looking to find their new job have been given a timely boost by the launch of the world’s first independent recruitment agency scoring website formed by a leading global human resources director.

With finding a new job or career being one of the most stressful experiences in life Hire Scores allows prospective employees to log on and give feedback on their experiences of finding work via a recruitment agency.

Already over 6 thousand people have visited the site with many leaving feedback on some of the biggest names in the recruitment agency industry, from Reed and Adecco through to Manpower and Hays. Candidates and employers are asked to score recruitment companies on a number of set criteria and from this the performance league tables are formed.

The site then enables companies and candidates to freely see which recruitment agencies are voted the best by people who have already been through the process of finding a new job.

Thanks to the feedback and scoring since the beta launch of the site a few months ago a league table has already been formed showing the top ten recruitment agencies according to people who have been through the experience to get a new job.

No1 – Parkhouse Bell Ltd
No2 – PL UK Ltd
No3 - BLT (Beament Leslie Thomas)
No4 - Heidrick & Struggles
No5 - Seltek Consultants Ltd
No6 - D7
No7 - Chapple Limited
No8 - The First Degree
No9 - Michael Page
No10 - Robert Half

As the table shows Michael Page is probably the best known global generalist agency to feature in the Top 10 and at this early stage companies like Adecco, Reed and Manpower are yet to break into the top half of the table.

The site is the brainchild of Lisette Howlett who has over 20 years experience in global Human Resources leadership with such firms as Zeneca/AstraZeneca and Syngenta and is a regular media contributor for all personnel and human resources issues.

Commenting on Hire Scores, Lisette said,

“The site isn’t about naming and shaming. In fact, many of the recruitment firms we’ve spoken to are excited about letting their performance speak for itself.

“What does is give everyone involved in recruitment - job seekers, recruiters and employers - access to useful information and real experiences, in a simple and independent format. In fact, the free access to independent information is the guiding principle behind”

She continued, “With the right information, recruitment firms can improve their services where needed, celebrate and have others communicate their success to the world and ultimately exceed client and candidate expectations. It also empowers employers and candidates to find the best recruitment firms for them and avoid the underachievers. That has to be good news for every quality firm in the industry.”

For further information or to see the recruitment agency tables so far click on to Hire Scores

High-resolution images available on request.


Editors Notes

For further information contact Andy on 01452 527898 or

* Hire Scores website is totally independent and not linked to a job board or recruiter which makes it ideally placed to provide such information
* Hire Scores is committed to fair feedback with checks and balances in place to support this
* Free to use for all with a strong and growing knowledge centre
* Lisette has over 20 years industry experience with such firms as ICI, Zeneca/AstraZeneca and Syngenta as well as local government and the public sector.
* Hire Scores is about creating a community in the recruitment and working space supported by a forum which uniquely seeks to bring together all the elements involved in recruitment and work – workers, agencies and

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