Mark Cooper (CLIENT)
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
“I have had a professional working relationship with John for over 8 years with John recruiting a number of Operational positions for me in my time as Operations Manager with GWA, Caroma Dorf and Greens General Foods. John is a consummate professional in the true sense. John is efficient and flexible with an innate ability to always deliver. His high level of integrity and personal ethics is evidenced in the successful and long term business outcomes he had consistently delivered in my dealings with him.”
John Hallam – Client
“Why would you engage John Colebatch? The key thing about John is that he actually takes the time to understand your business, the issues you face and the culture of the organisation. For a candidate, he endeavours to actually understand them, gather insights as to what they are after and whether they would succeed if successful in the role. For John it’s about putting the right person, in the right place. It’s not about matching a person’s resume to a position. A simple statement that is extremely challenging to achieve. John is a master craftsman at achieving this, with a depth of industry experience. His honest and insightful approach ensures success.
Andrew Robertson B.Sc., MBA. (CLIENT)
Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
“John is a recruitment professional who epitomises the term professional. He has worked on a number of placements in our company and I highly recommend him. He fully understood our requirements and did not waste my time “fishing” with candidates that may “just be right with a little work”, as I have experienced in the past. John is a straight shooter and tells it like it is, and that’s exactly what we wanted.”
Len Place (client) (Len retained John Colebatch as a Recruiter in 2007 and hired him more than once)
Top qualities: Great Results, Creative, High Integrity.
“John Colebatch has recruited a number of critical roles for me over many years. They have typically been difficult positions to fill either by reason of the type of role or location – or both. One role which was particularly difficult was one where we had a plant in serious trouble in a remote location. Our HR team briefed John with the “corporate brief” which John was able to substantially improve on during the meeting. In the meeting after the meeting with me, John encapsulated what he thought we needed in a few succinct sentences and I told him to proceed on that basis. The result was a manager who did not fit the “corporate brief” but who took the plant to 115% of rated capacity, stabilised the operation and after some years ultimately retired from the role.” May 21, 2012
Mark Laing (CLIENT)
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“I have known John Colebatch as a recruitment consultant for over 20 years. I have engaged him in the past to recruit sales positions for my organisation. John has a thorough approach to recruitment with a strong ability to find applicants that match not only the skills required but the culture of the organisation. John has many long-term clients based on his professional approach that focuses on getting the right person. He does not cut corners and will only recommend candidates that are truly suited to the role.”