Maxwell Stephens supported me in my search for a Facilities Manager. I found them to work with real integrity. They were consistently reliable, and delivered results.
I have known Maxwell Stephens for many years and it is my ‘go to’ recruiter for FM roles. During that time Maxwell Stephens have helped place several candidates into roles I have been recruiting for client side. They have also helped me to personally secure two senior level roles in recent years. They take a very personal interest during the recruitment process which is balanced with their professionalism and constructive feedback/guidance which is critically important. I am very pleased to be able to provide this recommendation for Maxwell Stephens.
I engaged Maxwell Stephens via a very amiable search negotiation and after visiting the stadium they got right to work. They produced a good selection of qualified candidates who held the required technical ability and attitude to leading team, providing the reassuring position of selecting a candidate who had the best fir for our existing team. This was a very well managed process producing excellent results.
We are pleased with the progression of our new team member and found what can be sometimes a very time consuming process to be well managed and efficient, with Maxwell Stephens being very conscious of our time as a client.
We needed to replace our Office Manager of 17 years recently and found the team at Maxwell Stephens exceptionally helpful throughout the whole process. We were novices in conducting this sort of search so the team at Maxwell Stephens spent a good period of time with us before looking for candidates to ensure that they had fully captured our requirements and, most importantly, the particular culture of our organisation. The shortlist of candidates that were presented to us were excellent and we actually struggled to narrow down those we wished to interview. I would not hesitate to recommend them in this specialist area.
Having been on both sides of the recruitment process with Maxwell Stephens in the last few years, I have been totally impressed with the team. They fully took on the brief to find an FM that not only had the skillset to deliver a high standard of service, but also have a candidate that fits into our corporate culture. The focus in culture fit was the most difficult to identify, it’s not a qualification, it’s a quality that comes from life experiences, culture and most importantly attitude. To ask a recruiter to source someone better than me was not to difficult! All managers should have the attitude to hire or train staff to be better than themselves. This identifies personal weaknesses, drives quality and productivity. Maxwell Stephens supported BGF to source a FM that more than fitted the brief.
Peter and the team have an in-depth knowledge of the FM sector. The team is great to deal with, trustworthy and deliver consistent results.
Maxwell Stephens have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the FM marketplace and are very well connected. They put forward credible candidates saving time and effort which is often not the case when working with less effective recruiters. Secondly, the team at Maxwell Stephens are extremely personable making the whole process seem less like work.
Following a competitive tender process we appointed Maxwell Stephens to fill the Head of Facilities role at Alexandra Palace. Once the brief was agreed, the team at Maxwell Stephens soon presented a shortlist of exceptional candidates. Impressed with the level and suitability, we interviewed all of the shortlisted candidates and brought several of the candidates back for a second round with a good outcome and permanent appointment. From initial discussion to taking up references, Maxwell Stephens were very supportive. They understood the needs of the business resulting in an efficient and successful recruitment process and I would highly recommend their services.
I have known Maxwell Stephens for many years and have recruited through them on a number of occasions. Peter’s knowledge of the market and ability to present a selection of excellent matches is unrivalled. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.
I’d like to say thank you to Maxwell Stephens for all their hard work in finding us a new Head of Conferences & Buildings, and within such a short timescale. It is very much appreciated and we would be happy to use Maxwell Stephens again.
I am very pleased with the service provided, which was efficient and helpful. The candidates recommended fit my specification and we were able to complete the recruitment process in good time due to good communication and a good understanding of requirements.
Out of 4 potential applicants, 2 were put forward for interview, one of which passed the interview stages and was offered a position.
I have used Maxwell Stephens for numerous recruitment searches over a number of years and will continue to do so in the future. They take time to fully understand the client’s brief and ensure they vet candidates and put forward only those that meet the criteria. They have an excellent knowledge of the FM market and provide sound advice. I have no hesitation in recommending their work.
I have known Peter professionally for over ten years and have used his services quite extensively. Maxwell Stephens have a good reputation for providing quality ‘white collar’ candidates in the London property industry. I have just placed a new Operations Manager within my portfolio through Peter. My view would be that Maxwell Stephens have a good understanding of management and operational roles within property.
Peter and his Team take time to understand your requirements and will seek to review this on a step by step basis. I have rarely not taken up on an offer to meet a recommended candidate through them. Peter has an extensive network through the property management industry and pro-actively promotes best practice through newsletters, briefings and surveys, sharing current market knowledge and benchmarking salaries which is all very useful. I am happy to use Maxwell Stephens as a sole agent.
Maxwell Stephens may approach a potential candidate speculatively if a role may appear to be something of interest to them. I always sense there is a personal approach by the Team and a desire to get things right for both recruiter and candidate alike.
Just to add that Maxwell Stephens found me my current role three years ago and I have been very happy with it.
I was approached by Maxwell Stephens while looking for a new role. They were great to work with: genuinely interested in where I was at in my career and what I wanted my next steps to be; kept me up-to-date throughout the process; were easy to get hold of when needed; called me before and after interviews to see how they had gone and so on. It was great to deal with someone who understood FM and what I was looking for. I’d definitely work with Maxwell Stephens again in the future and would recommend others to do so.
Maxwell Stephens provided a very professional service and they got to the heart of the brief very quickly, taking into account both the cultural fit and the functional demands of the role. The candidates put forward were of a very high standard and closely matched our requirements. I would recommend Maxwell Stephens to anyone looking to recruit in the Facilities Management sector
Maxwell Stephens has provided recruitment services to support the search and selection of experienced FM personnel and have completed the recruitment process for me to a high standard each time. I would not hesitate to work with Maxwell Stephens again.
Peter and the team at Maxwell Stephens’ knowledge of the industry is excellent. I would recommend that if you haven’t come across Maxwell Stephens before, you give them a go.
It has been just over a year since I started my current job and I would like to thank Maxwell Stephens and recommend them to everyone. I had not spoke to Maxwell Stephens for five years when I received a call out of the blue. The timing was perfect. They did a great job in managing the whole process and helping negotiate a package. I have not looked back. In addition I have used Maxwell Stephens’ services as a employer and found them excellent at managing our expectations of quality and salary and finding the right candidates.
Maxwell Stephens did a great job! They were incredibly patient and proved my assertion that we needed to look for a different type of agency to fill this position. By some margin the candidates that came from Maxwell Stephens were of better calibre and more suitable for the position and our organisation. They understood very well what we were looking for and provided people who fit that mould.
Following using a variety of employment agencies in the past I now use Maxwell Stephens for all my recruitment needs from Senior Management to Administration Support. The team at Maxwell Stephens understand our business and not only the skills that are required for the roles, but the type of people. In the past I have dealt with agencies that promise the earth, but do not deliver. With the Maxwell Stephens team we have initial discussions about what we need and then have a structured meeting to discuss the candidates openly. Maxwell Stephens obviously listen to the brief and focus on the detail. A refreshing change to just being sent CVs sporadically which do not seem to have been vetted against our requirements. I would happily recommend Maxwell Stephens to everyone.
I first met Peter back in 2003. He remains the same very driven and enthusiastic person. If somebody comes to me on what recruitment company they should use or seek advice about their own career, without question the first person to come to mind would be Peter.
Maxwell Stephens has helped us hire our top 3 performers and most of the directors. The service is great and they always provide high quality candidates. Maxwell Stephens are a joy to work with from a digital and organisational point of view, we have worked with them for over 7 years and we have never fallen out!
Maxwell Stephens are a small but potent company…surgical in their approach and exacting in their application.
Delivered a highly professional service time and again, in an industry often not renowned for actual care and interest in your actual requirements.