​Throughout the entire recruitment process, Shirley Parsons was good at keeping Spæncom updated and involved in the search process, candidate field, and selection.

​There was good sparring about the candidates. During both the initial and final interviews with the candidates, Shirley Parsons provided good management. We must highlight that Shirley Parsons was extremely thorough in their approach to investigating and mapping out HSE conditions at Spæncom, which, in our view, contributed to a good and successful process. We can warmly recommend Shirley Parsons.

Henrik Blaabjerg, Production Director

We got a strong line-up of potential candidates who all were very qualified and suitable for our needs. In addition, the documentation from Shirley Parsons Denmark was very comprehensive but still easy to comprehend and made it easy for us to prepare for the candidate interviews in both an easy and fast way.

We have rarely experienced a more pleasant and competent partner in this area.

Niki Christensen, Interim MD at Otis Elevator Co. (Denmark)

​MAPP has improved the self-awareness of everyone in the team and has helped us to appreciate how to work with each other more effectively. We’ll be using it in the future to help to understand and improve engagement and motivations throughout the team. I think it's a great tool and one that every manager needs to make use of.

Edward Godsiffe, Head of Sustainability

​It was a really useful activity (MAPP) to do as a team. Everyone appreciated the feedback they received and gave me a better understanding of learning styles, career goals, and how people operate and communicate. It’s also important that they (Shirley Parsons) are actively trying to do things that can help the profession and add real value. We need more people entering the health, safety, and environmental industry and by working together we can create these opportunities.

Adam Clarke, Managing Director Consultancy

​I’d like to thank Shirley Parsons and the Talent Consultancy team for the time and effort they put into the whole process. MAPP was a great fit for TMD and has enabled us to open doors and have those conversations with our team which we wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.

Lynn Edwards, Vice President HSE

​"​​​“Shirley Parsons provided outstanding support during two recent searches, both of which resulted in hiring new top-talent safety employees."

"The candidates presented by the Shirley Parsons team had the depth of experience, leadership, and technical skills that we were looking for, and Shirley Parsons guided us through the process in a professional manner. We appreciated the partnership with Shirley Parsons in filling these two critical roles.”

Mike Formaini, VP of HSE & Quality

​​“As a global company, part of our challenge was to find someone with the right blend of leadership capability, technical EHS knowledge and proven ability to operate in different countries and cultures."

​“One of the biggest challenges was achieving this within a very tight timeline. ​The team were able to accommodate this; providing us with a credible shortlist, setting up telephone interviews and getting the final candidates to interview within one very busy week. The result was that engagement to start date was achieved within 8.5 weeks. Throughout the whole process the team kept me updated with their progress and delivered what they promised. I would have no hesitation in using Shirley Parsons’s services for HSEQ positions in the future.”

Elaine Bagley, HR Director

​"​“We were looking for a specialist firm to execute a confidential search for a Director of Quality, Health & Safety, Environment to lead a transformation of our current safety culture from reactive to proactive."

​“Shirley Parsons was supportive in executing this search in an efficient manner and responded very well to our needs. Shirley Parsons were also able to help us refine the requirements to ensure we target the right candidate.”

Luzius Wirth, CEO of Swissport UK&I

​​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for a senior HSE professional.

Shirley Parsons reacted quickly to the change in our circumstances and delivered an excellent interim solution. ​Our quick timelines were met well, and customer service was great throughout the assignment. ​I would not hesitate in recommending Shirley Parsons for anyone looking for an HSE professional. They know their market very well and provide a friendly and professional service.

John Lambert, Group Human Resources Director at Interserve Group Limited

My experience of using Shirley Parsons Executive Search has been extremely positive, with commercially astute and technically competent professionals being sourced for high-profile roles.

​I have appointed Shirley Parsons and her team to deliver a number of critical executive search assignments and have no hesitation in recommending these specialist careers consultants. Deep expertise in the field of health and safety, quality and sustainability mean that the team has trusted long-term relationships with the very best talent in this sector. It is often tricky to find specialists who are also business leaders.

Lynne Graham, People Director at Thames Water

​Shirley Parsons worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization.

​​I’ve worked with Shirley Parsons for over 20 years in various roles. When I recently needed to appoint a senior HSES manager with influence and gravitas, I knew where to turn. They understood the brief and conducted a thorough candidate search. I particularly value their focus on communication and engagement. They worked hard throughout the search to ensure a right match for both candidate and the hiring organization. We were pleased with the outcome and would use Shirley Parsons again.

James Pomeroy, Group HSES Director, Lloyd's Register











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