HR Director Benelux - Papyrus
“Profile Group was the best thing that could have happened to us at that time.”
We were looking for the right skills and personality for our small organisation
Papyrus was looking for the right Marketing Manager to fit into our company culture. We were looking for a strong profile with experience in Marketing and Communication, but without too much ambition. After all, our organisation is too small to really grow. We wanted to find someone with experience at very short notice, who fits into the traditional Papyrus company culture and is willing to travel regularly to our offices in the Netherlands. We also had to take a limited budget into account.
Profile Group only proposed great candidates
I had worked with Profile Group in the past, and immediately contacted them when this Marketing vacancy became available. We had a very nice and open conversation with the then Marketing Director, who explained the content of the position. As HR Director, I mainly talked about the right attitude we were looking for, because attitude is even more important than experience. I am convinced that experience can be compensated for by internal training. Profile Group quickly understood who exactly we were looking for, and within 2 weeks, they were able to present 2 strong candidates based on publication and search. The first candidate was very good, but had too much potential and would not have been the right match in the long run. The second candidate was a perfect match. Our new colleague is a very good listener, and very creative with small budgets. He is happy with his new job, and in a short time, he has built up a nice relationship with colleagues who had been working at Papyrus for years. He has innovative ideas, and manages to make people look at something in a different way, without brusqueness. He adapts to everyone and everywhere.
A new colleague for marketing and a real HR partner
- We have a reinforcement in the marketing department, and a smooth cooperation with the sales department.
- Profile Group is a real sparring partner for us. Thanks to open and honest communication, it feels like the consultant is a colleague who works with the company (as an extension of the HR department).
What our clients say
Senior Business developer - VLAAMS ENERGIEBEDRIJF
I came into contact with Véronique after applying to a job ad. While I am not usually fond of recruiters, the contact with Véronique was remarkably pleasant. She sets her apart from others by listening intensely, to the story and the needs and not just the words. She herself brings her story in a way that whispers confidence. She takes her time and ensures the needs of the client, role and applicant are aligned. She is very involved but never gets pushy. As an applicant, it all feels very personal and genuine. Her knowledge of the vacancy and the organisation in question was also on point to perfection. Absolutely top-notch’”
HR Director - DEMETRIS
Through job ads and search, Profile Group can always present qualitative candidates. Compared to other external partners, the pre-screening of candidates is much better and this ensures that Profile Group candidates stay with us much longer. Karla has also been able to understand the changes in the profile. The strategy is adjusted if necessary and, as a result, she still manages to present sufficient candidates even in the current labour market. Candidates always get a clear explanation about the position and the company and start the interview with us well prepared. Karla also ensures a very good follow-up during the recruitment process both with us and with the candidates. She also takes work off our hands by, for example, scheduling and confirming appointments with candidates. We have built a lasting cooperation with Profile Group. We have found dozens of new colleagues who have also stayed long-term. This high seniority is very important for us to be able to provide quality service to our customers as well. Karla is a real sparring partner who thinks along with us. She has such a good understanding of who we are looking for that it feels like she is an in-house recruiter. The collaboration with Profile Group is pleasant, sustainable and efficient.”
HR Admin - SKECHERS
I’m currently working with Alexandre on various recruitment assignments for Skechers EDC, and I’d like to emphasise his ability to bring a lot of positivity and a real human dimension to our discussions. Alexandre is also a great listener and a quick thinker. He doesn’t hesitate to use his sense of humour and his creativity, which are undoubtedly important assets that enhance his persuasiveness.”
International Sales - ASC INSTRUMENT
Hans has a good grip on what is required to make a successful fit between a Company and a candidate, not only from a skills/competencies point of view, but also from the fit-in-the-team and Company culture side. Good listener, good and open communication and long term success oriented.’”