Farrokh Fotoohi Managing Director - Ondeo Systems Suez Environnement
Ondeo Systems is an innovative technology company that is “leading” the fields of “smart metering” (remote reading of meters) and intelligent networks.
The strong growth of our company and our ambitions make recruitment an important and strategic issue.
In this respect, FL Executive Search is our partner of choice. It has assisted us in the recruitment of three key positions over a period of six months.
I have appreciated their professionalism, their dynamic working methods and the assistance they provide to candidates and recruits. FL Executive Search was quickly able to frame our needs, target candidates and perform high-quality recruitment within the time imposed.
Etienne Mercier Executive Director Product, Process, Opening & Franchise - Aparthotels Adagio
I met François Lebailly earlier in my career, when setting up and carrying out a massive recruitment drive for assistant managers.
Through his ability to listen and his sense of realism, the recruitment system put together by François proved a resounding success, and delivered applicants and recruits who met our specifications.
I greatly appreciated his follow-up and good communication, his ethics and professional rigour, and the quality of the relationship he established with his client; not forgetting his good sense of humour and his openness of spirit.
Afterwards, we stayed in contact and I had the pleasure to work with François again when using his FL Executive Search operation to recruit a senior manager.
An important factor in our collaboration was the transparency and confidence that he demonstrated in his ability to take on the assignment and deliver successful results. He has an excellent ability to listen, which allowed him to select candidates who were well matched to the brief and who were compatible with the values and culture of the company.
I also appreciate the quality of our discussions on topics away from the recruitment assignment, on trends and innovations in human resources and the development of talent.
I will most certainly collaborate with FL Executive Search again in the future, an excellent and sympathetic winning team!
Renaud de Matharel Managing Partner & CEO of Cube Infrastructure Managers
We at Cube Infrastructure have been working for several years with FL Executive Search and in particular with François Lebailly, whom we have called to recruit members of the Cube Management team. In addition to showing a good knowledge of our industry, FL have presented to us high quality candidates which have made us decide on recruitments which have taken place to the best of our satisfaction.
Anne Laure de Buttet Executive career development manager at Suez Eau France
We have been working with FL Executive Search for several years now, on all types of profiles.
The stability of this collaboration is based on the professionalism of FL Executive Search. They have a genuine concern to understand the business of their client, the specifications of the profile and the environment in which they will work. This time spent before beginning the search, guarantees that it sets off in the right direction.
We have also observed their excellent knowledge of the business world, which allows them to rapidly establish the paths of the search and share them with us.
We also appreciate the quality of their follow-up of the assignment. Each week, we are kept informed of the progress of the searches, the candidates approached or met and their opinion on each of these. This follow-up also enables us to discuss any difficulties encountered during the search and, in some cases, has led us to readjust the profile required.
The final point that we appreciate with FL Executive Search, is their reactivity. They meet the deadlines that they propose at the start of the assignment during the discussions on the profile, and this aspect is valuable for us.
We therefore recommend FL Executive Search because of its reliability, the relationship of trust that they establish and their excellent responsiveness.
Joe Dubbin Managing Partner - Cripps Sears & Partners
Cripps Sears & Partners have been working in partnership with FL Search since 2011. During that time we have successfully completed 20 executive searches for French client’s across the globe. Francois and his team’s professionalism, work ethic and good humour have made the Partnership not only highly successful but also great fun. He is an asset to both Cripps Sears and our clients.
Michel Grosjean Independent coach
I have met François when he was employed as a consultant (I had come to attend a conference on job hunting, in the office where he worked). We got on well very quickly, as we shared values that we believed were important in our profession (outplacement/recruitment): professionalism and respect for the client, strict ethics and helping others, to quote just a few.
I helped François to take the plunge and become “independent”, believing that in that way he would truly flourish and it is with great pleasure that I have seen him progress and become a leading professional, recognized in his field.
I never hesitate to ask him to test the individuals that I am helping, because his opinion is always appropriate and relevant. I have often sent him directors looking for the services of a “good executive search agency”: they have never been disappointed. Likewise, from time to time François meets directors looking to bounce back, and very kindly directs them towards me. All this is done simply because we appreciate each other and know the way we work and the ethos we apply. From time to time, we are happy to celebrate our respective success over a good meal. These are always pleasant occasions with opportunities for fruitful exchanges.
Sandra Duchier Sales Leader of Catalina Marketing
I have worked with François to recruit new business talents for major accounts in the team. I particularly appreciated his professionalism.
There are three questions that arise when we want to recruit a candidate:
1. Are they right for this job? => screening of COMPETENCES
2. Why do they wish to join us? => MOTIVATION
3. Will they integrate into our team? => PROFILE
It is this last point, which is the most difficult to approach and yet of great importance; it will determine whether the recruitment is to be a long-term success.
Beyond the evaluation of skills, François is able to fully understand the needs of the company, assess the strengths of the business culture and the profiles of the individuals that make up the team, and to go out and seek candidates who ideally match our expectations and who will make a difference.
As a true partner, François provides follow-up and regular points of contact, which allow continuing discussions to refine our needs and expectations.
In addition, François knows how to surround himself with good teams, to deliver major resources when important needs occur.
He develops a strong relationship with his clients. I particularly appreciated our collaboration. We will work together again in future.