Success can only come from understanding
That’s why our consultants immerse themselves in our partners’ organisations, forming a deep understanding of what it is you do, and what it is that you want to do.
At the highest levels of recruitment, where making the right call matters most, facts alone aren’t enough. Better hiring choices take a deeper, more personal understanding; an understanding that we’ve got in spades.
Our consultants pride themselves on their ability to embed themselves in your organisation, learning everything they need in order to make the right recruitment decisions. This ensures that the talent we bring to the table is hand-picked for your success.
The Quantum Group is split into two distinct arms, Quantum SAS, and Quantum Connect.
Quantum SAS handles our executive search offering, our outplacement consultancy and other highly specialised international recruitment services.
Quantum Connect was started to meet the demands of recruitment professionals looking to start their own businesses. We provide the initial investment and ongoing support to help fledgling recruitment consultancies thrive.
How We Work
We have long-standing relationships with major global clients that are built on mutual trust. It’s important to us, both as people and as a business, that we work in partnerships. We succeed when working closely with our partners, acting as a team to source the best available people in your sector.
While we may work on a global scale, we always work at a human level. That’s why we break our process down into five distinct stages that allow us to get to the heart of what makes your business tick.
Quantum consultants live and breathe your work, absorbing as much information as possible to understand who or what you need to grow.
Our expertise means that we’re not afraid to ask difficult questions. We’re here to get results, even if that means challenging your brief – we encourage our partners to think differently in order to achieve more.
We consider your brief and business drivers from our unique perspective, allowing us to think outside the box and develop recruitment solutions tailored to your unique situation.
Following our research phase, we’ll put forward innovative solutions that are designed to be sustainable and measurable, while attracting, retaining and developing the innovators and leaders you need to drive your business.
Once everything’s in place, it’s time for action! We’re always on standby to support your needs, meaning that we’re ready to adapt to any situation in order to deliver on our commitments to your organisation.
Meet The Team
Here's what our clients have to say...
It’s all very well us telling you what we think matters. Here’s what our clients have to say about what it is like to work with Quantum.
Amphenol is one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The company designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fibre optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems.
“Amphenol Limited has been using Quantum for its senior & director level recruitment for 4 years now. I am particularly impressed with the way that they took time to understand the core values of our business and therefore were able to screen candidates for cultural fit as well as capability.
Pauline McGuirk has been a great asset in this regard, always ensuring a good quality of short list (usually including an “out of the box” candidate to provoke thinking about ways of approaching the role). In addition I have found her input at second interview stage invaluable.
In terms of going the extra mile, they have also undertaken an assignment in Southern Africa for us, again providing a capable short list of candidates – so in this case significantly more than an extra mile."
Andy Bragg | Managing Director
Partnering with Pauline and the Quantum team has been a key element to delivering a step change in our safety performance. Identifying top HSE professionals, that are quickly engaged across all the regions of the globe and co-located to our key business hubs. A company that’s easy to do business with and totally aligned to its customer needs.
Darren Hawks | Vice President HSE
Tristone Flowtech are experts in designing, engineering and manufacturing flow technology systems for Engine and Battery Cooling, Air Charge and Air Intake. They supply all major car manufacturers and offer innovations and products for complete flow technology solutions.
“Tristone has a long relationship with Quantum which is testimony to the many successful recruitment assignments that have been completed during this time. Quantum is not only seen as a Search and Selection company but more as a partner supporting our international growth. In building this partnership, Quantum have taken the time to understand our business environment, company culture and the strategy that we are following in terms of market penetration, technology and globalisation. This means that we are rarely confronted with a potential candidate that would not “fit” into the Quantum community and enables us to focus more on the candidates experience, skills, motivation and aspirations.
One recruitment assignment that stands-out as being exceptionally successful long term was a recruitment that we made in 2009 for a UK based PM/KAM where the focus was on the growth and development of our UK customers. The end result has been the recruitment of an individual who has successfully been able to develop our UK customer support office, acquired interesting new business and has now been promoted internally and relocated to our Product Development Centre in Nantes (FR) as engineering manager. This is a good example of how Quantum have not only been able to fulfil our immediate needs but also have been able to identify an individual who had the potential to grow within our organisation and take on greater responsibility.
Often our recruitment needs are urgent and this combined with the ever increasing notice periods of experienced candidates means that the process of initial search and interviews needs to be slick. What we like at Tristone is Quantum’s willingness to coordinate with our own complex schedules and overcome any obstacles that would have normally meant missing out on meeting an interesting potential candidate. This is only possible through the “one-face” of Quantum meaning that Quantum provides continuity by providing one speaking partner through the entire process.”
Ian McLeish | VP Sales and Marketing
I have already had many interactions with internationally well-known executive search firms in my career but I can say with conviction that the candidate experience I had with Quantum SAS was the best I have ever had.
From the first contact over the thoroughness of providing insight about the company, the role, the expectations and the outlook up to immersing intensely into my professional background, personality and leadership capabilities and how that would match with the targeted profile.
The Quantum SAS selection process was highly professional throughout the entire selection process. Very transparent and informative as well as fast and effective. I was impressed how diligently Steven Bignell and Pauline McGuirk from Quantum SAS focused on identifying the right capability, experience and cultural fit for the role. In addition, they demonstrated strong expertise, additional support and advice throughout the whole process and have been very responsive in answering any kind of questions that came up.
It has been a great experience to work with Quantum SAS. I definitely would recommend them