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Greg Lake, Executive Director, e&s

“Woohoo!  We are so thrilled to be Talent Effect’s first customer. For well over a decade, Nicola has consistently found amazing talent for e&s and I value her immensely as a trusted partner."

Kieron Ritchard, CEO, Fantastic Furniture

"Nicola’s passion for her craft sees her unearthing the motivations and success factors which sit below the surface, recounting talent advice well beyond the routines of a match-making exercise."

Sarah Serle, General Manager Merchandise, Baby Bunting

“Nicola is a true people person who takes the time to understand what success will look like for the candidate and the hirer.  I’ve been both a hiring manager and a candidate and Nicola always acts with a high degree of integrity, empathy and has excellent communication skills. If you’re looking for a recruiter who will deliver a personalised, and an exceptional experience for your organisation, and your future employees, then there’s no need to look any further."

Christina Goodman, Senior Category Manager, Godfreys

Professional, honest and with constant communication, my journey was free of stress or anxiety. Lisa truly cares about the employer and employee. Her knowledge in the retail space is excellent and this ensures that all parties are satisfied with the outcome. Thanks Lisa.

David Milne, General Manager Human Resources

"Our organisation made a strategic investment to substantially invest in building our Online presence which would involve the critical recruitment of our top two talent requirements. We exclusively sought out Lisa to support this strategic initiative.  Lisa demonstrates pride in her work and is driven to deliver, she is open and transparent throughout and has a wonderful sense of humour. Our relationship is a true value partnership, and where cost management continues to be top of mind, requesting Lisa's services is seen as an investment."

John Cassisi, Business Development Manager, Spotlight Retail Group

“Highly professional with warmth and integrity throughout the process. Whether I have been a candidate or a customer I have always come away feeling that my best interest was definitely a priority.”

Belinda Brennen, National Sales Manager, Australian Beauty Connections

"The thing that strikes me the most about Lisa is how helpful and supportive she has always been, even when it seemed that there was little for her to gain by it.  My experience with other contacts in recruitment has been very different from this.  You only hear from them when you are of use and they are quick to move on when you're not.  This is not how Lisa operates."

Stuart Clark, Managing Director, Victory Curtains and Blinds

"Nicola has an innate ability to connect talent with the needs of her clients. Success, passion, commitment and professionalism are all ingredients that Nicola delivers to every project."

Sara Psoras, National Buyer, Bunnings

"Professional and caring, Lisa and Nicola go above and beyond to ensure they really know their clients and candidates (I have been on both sides) - helping them to make the right match."

Cheryl Williams, General Manager Operations, Fantastic Furniture

"Passionate, caring and determined. Nicola provides priceless support throughout your career journey."

Leah Lambart, Career & Interview Coach, Relaunch Me

I have been referring my clients to Nicola and Lisa for many years as I know that they will be in good hands and will receive honest feedback on where they fit in the job market.  Nicola and Lisa both have deep expertise in recruitment in their respective fields and truly excellent relationships with both their clients and candidates.  I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!