On joining Klarna one of my highest priorities was to build my team with the addition of a Sales & Marketing Sourcing Specialist, and a senior Talent Acquisition leader who could operate as my No.2. At the same time the business was continuing to expand and there were many other deliverables that needed focus.
Ian approached me at a time where I was struggling to make headway in this recruitment through my own contacts. Ian presented Direct Revolution to me and I realised that he provided a service that could be of significant value to me if he could deliver on his strategy. I agreed to give Ian a shot at these 2 important hires, which were based in our HQ in Stockholm – something that as making this hiring quite a challenge.
Ian took a brief for each of the two vacancies, we exchanged a few emails and calls to fine tune the Search and within a few days I started to receive profiles from passive candidates that Ian had identified, headhunted and presented the Klarna opportunities to.
Ian updated me frequently, he managed the process really well, kept both candidate and myself updated at each stage. He showed resilience in the face of 2 difficult roles to fill, and did not give up. What surprised me was how well Ian was able to penetrate the Swedish market and I quite quickly hired my Sourcing Specialist, someone I’m confident will develop into a recruitment rockstar. The more senior role was more challenging as senior internal recruitment talent is rare in Sweden. Ultimately Ian found me a great solution, headhunting a senior talent from the UK tech market and convincing them in the opportunity with Klarna. I’m very happy with the service, I recommend Ian as a valuable partner in the search for internal recruitment talent, and will use his services again as and when required.
Malcolm Kemp, Director Talent Acquisition, Klarna
Ian Benjamin from Direct Revolution approached me proactively on LinkedIn when I was struggling to find an Internal Resourcer for a 3 month contract. After scheduling a call with him and listening what he has to offer, I decided to engage him on this search. Ian came across very professional and sounded like he knows his market, specifically in the in-house recruitment arena. Working with Ian was a real pleasure, he provided a consistent pipeline of candidates leading to two offers. I would definitely recommend Ian, as he delivers a tailored and effective service.
Alexander Agnihotri – Talent Acquisition – Epsilon
The use of Direct Revolution has retained quality in our resourcing whilst reducing cost . This has also allowed other choices to be made when resource planning – Head of talent – large Telecommunication company .
Direct Revolution supply consultancy across a broad section of our recruitment delivery function which has allowed us to mobilise services back to the hiring community . The direct sourcing model that has been implimented has deliver cost savings and service improvements .Direct Revolution have delivered a high standard of performance by maintaining regular reviews and communicating with our internal stakeholders . Service delivery partner – IT consultancy firm.
Given the sensitive nature of our project as well as the need to have this delivered as soon as feasible , we decided to go directly to a specialist . Direct Revolution was chosen due to the professionalism and ” can – do ” attitude displayed at our first meeting . The project is ongoing and the transition in stages has worked seamlessly , we are very satisfied with the outcome thus far
Chairman – Media organisation .
I am pleased to be able to say that in our dealings we have found Direct Revolution to be responsive and a reliable provider of services . We find Direct Revolution approachable down to earth and pragmatic when discussing situations/solutions ,a contributory factor on our developing relationship is attributable to their manner and approach – all of which combine to make them very easy to deal with.
HR and Training manager – Insurance sector
Direct Revolution are extremely professional and approachable , they have proved themselves to be diligent always answering my questions and queries promptly .Direct Revolution provided all the relevant information in order to help me make an informed decision about our selection of recruitment software and our implementation of direct sourcing . we are looking to role this out to other areas of the group and will be using Direct Revolution to assist us in delivery.
HR Director – US bank
I found the approach very professional . Providing an excellent link between recruiter , solution and candidate that ensured feedback was delivered promptly and openly both ways .
Direct Revolution listened to my job requirements from the start and I was only contacted when a position matched my requirements . I truly felt that Direct Revolution worked as part of a team to seek the right fit . Feedback was quick after interview and I never felt pressurised to accept the first job offer that came along .
I am delighted to have succeeded with your help in securing this excellent role . Thank you for giving me this opportunity and all you help , support and proactive efforts throughout . I think it is all going well so far and I have recommended you to all my friends!
I have worked with Direct Revolution on several occasions as both a client and this time as a candidate . They are clearly focussed on the optimum outcome for both groups . Always helpful and highly professional I would recommend without hesitation.
Polished and professional ,Direct Revolution excel at building relationships and use these to open opportunities for their candidates . focused and driven Direct Revolution are quick to gain your confidence and put you at ease.