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When we sat down in 2014 and decided we wanted to bring something slightly different to the congested world of Tech Recruitment. As you know the industry isn’t often associated with honesty and openness. As a result, we struggled to come up with a single word to really hammer home how we wanted to operate.
We believe we got it just about right.
As a business, we constantly strive to be as frank, honest and upfront as we possibly can with you, our clients and candidates alike to ensure any recruitment process we put our name to is as seamless and pain free as possible; every time.
Persistent dialogue, the building of enduring relationships and unrivalled candidate experience are at the heart of everything we do. All to avoid any nasty surprises along the unforgiving process that is hiring technical staff.
We can demonstrate a proven track record of recruiting niche technical talent of every level across a broad spectrum of disciplines.
Proven expertise sourcing Software Engineers across the entire spectrum be it the migration of legacy systems to the creation of bleeding edge cloud & mobile based applications.
We can ensure you have the talent in situ to ensure every element of your next project is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest possible standards.
Ensure your next software release works harmoniously whether through automation tools or more traditional manual techniques.
Need the know-how to make complex, data-driven decisions fuelled by the right technology - we can help.
The relentless trend of services being moved to the Cloud ensures the demand for DevOps expertise is only heading in one direction, let us help you ensure you're not left behind.
The right support for your everyday business operations is crucial, you could benefit from our years of experience across service desk strategy up to automated solutions covering vast estates.
Security in the connected world we live in has never been a more vital component of any thriving business, our clients can rely on us to help keep their digital assets safe.
When your growth strategy highlights the need for that board level hire or senior manager, our huge network of senior professionals can bring you the essential knowledge needed to meet & exceed your objectives.
“After many years in a HR role, in Stephen and his team at Candour, I have finally found the recruitment agency that is totally attuned to what Phoenix as a company requires. Candour is my one-stop shop for technical candidates!”Trevor Hutchinson, Phoenix Software
“Stephen did a great job of filling a Lead Software Engineer role that was proving very difficult. He submitted a range of quality CV’s quickly and followed our process throughout.”Becky O'Farrell, Covea Insurance
“I’ve worked with Stephen for around a year and we have developed a good working relationship. The Candour team are always available so there is never a gap in communication. This is so important when time is tight and you need to find the best talent as soon as possible.”Abigail Aldred, CNG
“When first speaking to Stephen, he had an honest interest in us as a company, not just what we needed experience and tech-wise, but the culture and the type of person we wanted to join. He gave frank and honest feedback to us and he filled the role in less than 2 weeks!!”Sophie Elms, Arbor Education
“What makes them stand out is that they truly listen to what our requirements for the perfect candidate are. They deliver on what they promise, and I very much feel they are working with Phoenix Software to ensure the right person for the role is recruited.”Clare Metcalfe, Phoenix Software
“I receive numerous pitches from recruitment companies. All promise, very few actually deliver. Stephen and the guys at Candour definitely fall into the latter category. They have become a vital part of our recruitment process and act as an invaluable extension of our business.”Taryn Mitchell-Clegg, IDHL Group
“They have never failed to deliver and always goes the extra mile for their clients and candidates (having been a candidate for Stephen myself too). As a small business, Candour truly understands the importance of finding the right people and help you cut through the noise.”Claire Penswick, CNG
“Stephen of Candour have managed to fill 3 QA Test Analyst roles for my team in Manchester. I was impressed by the quality of candidates they supplied.”Isha Soni, Push Doctor
“Stephen and the team found a selection of good candidates in very short timescales, this gave my team good options and ultimately providing the person we were looking for.”David Topley, TSYS
“Stephen has helped us to find very skilled resources for our open vacancies. I presented him with some challenges and he delivered extremely good candidates that we were struggling to find.”Mauricio Farache, Piksel
“Stephen is laser-focused in understanding a requirement and then proactively identifying ‘best in class’ candidates. It’s clear that he puts in the extra effort to find only the best – whatever it takes – and this makes for a very effective partnership in any recruitment.”Joel Albyn, Cap HPI
“Stephen consistently finds quality candidates that others seemingly cannot. This has been no more apparent than in the last few months where I have given him two very difficult technical requirements that he has filled in less than a week.”Jonathan Hill, GameSparks
“If you are looking to partner with a recruiter who will actually add value to your business and do what they commit to doing, I strongly recommend Stephen.”Gabriel Page, Amazon
“Stephen is simply one of the best recruiters in the business. He understands my needs as an employer and how to get results with the minimum of fuss. He gets you what you need, when you need it on time and on budget.”Samantha Allen, SSP
“Over nearly 10 years I have been lucky enough to take on many Engineers that have been supplied through Stephen and his company. Many have been the most talented individuals that I have had the privilege to work with, and all have enhanced our business positively.”Bruce Cass, Piksel