Energy Industry Company Testimonials for Working Smart

We have built an impressive databank of over 45,000+ actively and passively seeking energy industry jobseekers from 186 different countries. Our client relationships are paramount to our success and the following are just a few of the endorsements received. You may also wish to review our Energy Industry Jobseeker Testimonials.
We wanted a very specific profile with technical and sales abilities, and the willingness and capability to expand his/her role outside of the oil & gas industry. Working Smart was able to provide a first short list of CV’s with accurate accompanying comments within days, the first name of which turned out to be our candidate! The whole process could be turned around in less than a month and Working Smart helped us with all details of the recruitment process, facilitating the compensation discussions. I am happy to recommend Working Smart to employers looking at all types of profiles for the oil & gas industry.
Eric Deliac, Executive VP Business Development - OXAND group

Impact Oil and Gas has worked with Working Smart since inception and their research and personnel database has resulted in a number of successful recruitments within our company. Not only that they have consistently provided thoughtful ideas on industry trends and forecasts. For hiring purposes, from junior to senior level, Working Smart should be your first stop.
Steve Ilett, Exploration Manager - Impact Oil and Gas

The Team in Working Smart has shown their profound understanding of the oil & gas recruitment business, while continuously fulfilling our candidate requirements and those of the industry specific profiles we were looking to hire. The collaboration with Working Smart has been one of high professionalism, and close co-operation. They have gained our trust in a very short time based on their performance, and we look forward to continuing the co-operation. We recommend Working Smart with great pleasure!
Arber Gorani, Geosciences Services Division Manager, Saudi Makamin Oil & Gas Services

As a company we have been utilising Working Smart for all our advertised G&G recruitment needs for the past five years, and have filled Geologist, Geophysicist, and (recently) a Petroleum Engineer position through them. Their search system does not involve intrusive cold calls or excessive charges and should be a model for the whole sector. We have been satisfied with the screening system which has saved us time while leading to identification of suitable candidates for interview. Their administration, from an employer's perspective, is sound and provides speedy responses, encouraging useful feedback for both parties. They offer the appropriate level of support and have a good knowledge of the issues that arise in taking on new staff that is applied to avoid mismatches. We will continue to rely on them in the future and can happily recommend them to other companies in our sector.
AIM listed small international E&P company, UK.

We gave Working Smart quite a challenging role to fill for us, which had also proven to be a difficult position for other agencies. Working Smart did not bombard us with irrelevant CV’s and we knew very early on that candidate details received would be an exact match to our requirements. Once received, we interviewed and received an acceptance of our position within just two weeks. In essence, Working Smart are professionals, they Listen, Match and Deliver.
Julie Francis, Director, Earthworks Environmental and Resources

I have been utilising the services of Working Smart for nearly 15 years and have consistently found them to be in the top tier of recruiters. Their searches, filtering and preparation of candidates to be presented for interview has always been of high quality, enabling an efficient interview process and speedy decision-making. I have never been disappointed by any of the candidates I have recruited through Working Smart. I would recommend them to any oil and gas employer without question.
Chris Cottam, V.P. of Sales, Stingray Geophysical Ltd

ARKeX operations department have used the services of Working Smart (WSL) to recruit geophysical field engineers and operations support staff for about 9 months. In that time we have made offers to 6 candidates put forward by WSL and employed 3 of them. In the early stages of the recruitment process, WSL is careful to ensure that the job specification is both accurate and worded in such a way as to attract the highest number of good quality candidates. After that they forward a good number of CVs, which they take time to discuss with the client. They are efficient and diligent in setting up interviews, and follow up to ensure that second interviews or job offers are arranged quickly. ARKeX is a small but rapidly expanding company where the quality of the staff is the most important factor in its success. We will continue to look to WSL to provide that quality as we expand and diversify in the highly competitive oil and gas sector.
Phil Jones, Operations Manager, ARKeX

We worked unsuccessfully with several other recruiters to find staff for our European expansion. Then I found Working Smart Ltd. In short order, Working Smart Ltd identified a large pool of well-qualified candidates, and I wish I could hire them all! I would like to thank all the Working Smart team and I’m looking forward to a long relationship with them.
H. Beverly Taylor, Jr., Vice President of Sales, AGM

I met with Working Smart Ltd the last time I was in London and after discussing the positions that I had available and providing them with a draft of each position description. WSL offered some excellent advice regarding how we could position each, which will save OpenSpirit money while attracting the right people. Then WSL came back within a couple of days with a complete Job Description for each position that was excellent. Within less that a week they forwarded me a list of people for each job with comments and resumes. Since that time I have hired some first rate personnel and am still interviewing.
Larry White, Vice President Sales, OpenSpirit.

I’d like to thank Working Smart for the high caliber of recruitment services you have provided to Geosoft most recently and over the last few years. Your ability to quickly find highly qualified candidates in a very hot employment market has once again come through for us – we’re delighted with the number and quality of prospective candidates you were able to find for us and very pleased with our new employee. Although I don’t use recruitment firms as a general rule, I’ve learned to make an exception for Working Smart, and won’t hesitate to contact you for our next available job posting.
Angela Finlay, Director, Human Resources, Geosoft.

Working Smart has worked tenaciously and proactively in helping us find suitable candidates at a time when the oil industry has a shortage of good geoscience professionals. Their in depth understanding of the industry and how it works has helped pinpoint candidates with the right level of knowledge and experience and required skill sets
Nick Pillar, Chief Geophysicist, Ikonscience

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Working Smart for your professional and patient service. We are very happy with the quality of applicants for this role and pleased to have filled this position.
Data Management - Team Lead, Schlumberger

I would like to add that we were pleased with the quality of the candidates put forward by Working Smart and the interaction that we had with Working Smart during the recruitment process.
Jonathan Henderson R&D Director, ffA

The personalised service provided by Working Smart allowed us to make best use of our time, by ensuring that we were presented with a small number of well-qualified candidates, all matching our requirements. After an efficient interview process, we were quickly able to make an appointment. We would not hesitate to use Working Smart again in future.
Simon Brock-Gunn, Customer Support Manager, Petris

I have been working with Working Smart for over 8 years. We recruited a Sales Account Manager, through them. They proved to be an invaluable source in profiling our requirements and sourcing a number of excellent candidates for our Company. Their knowledge of the Oil and Gas industry, and the geophysical business in particular, is excellent and enabled a very efficient recruitment campaign.
Director of Global Sales, Input/Output

Iron Mountain selected Working Smart for the recruitment of key staff because Working Smart know the upstream energy market and are known by the strategic professionals that we need to recruit in order to fulfil our business plan not only in the UK but globally.
Energy UK Regional Director, Iron Mountain

We have a long standing relationship with Working Smart, who have consistently provided us with an efficient and proactive service. For small to large requests WSL have always provided excellent calibre staff and consultants.
Stephanie Rainbow, Director, Venture

Working Smart has provided efficient and responsive support in meeting the resourcing needs of PanAfrican Energy over the past 12 months or so. We would certainly have no hesitation in using their services again.
David Harper, HR Consultant, PanOcean Energy

Working Smart consistently provides a high quality service, managing to locate high calibre and appropriate candidates through their in-depth knowledge of our requirements and the E&P industry. If we need to recruit new talent to the organisation in a hurry, we call Working Smart.
Mark Walker, Managing Director – EAME, GX Technology EAME Ltd.

Working Smart has continued to offer our Company a cost effective and easy way of managing our recruitment. They provide us with high calibre candidates, many of which we have hired from them.
Magdalena Bujnowska HR Manager, LUKOIL Overseas UK Limited

Working Smart has provided a professional and timely service in the recruitment of our new sales manager. Their Web based system is excellent at providing accurate information, valuable feedback and easy candidate comparison. This was significant in our final candidate selection due to my extensive travelling at the time. I would recommend Working Smart to anyone searching for staff in the oil and gas industry.
John Coffin, General Manager - Software, Training & Services, Hampson-Russell

We recruited Candidate X through Working Smart Ltd in January. He is still with us and is proving a very dedicated and competent worker. Working Smart handled the case and negotiated a good deal for him. He is the best paid data analyst that we have and I’m happy to say that he is worth it!
Tony Miller, Production Manager, DPTS

You are the best recruiter I have worked with -- Good to be working with you again.
Tamara Paradis, General Manager, Dynamic Graphics Inc.

Working Smart’s ability to manage the candidate search and proposal process should not be underestimated. The personal effort saved, more than covered the associated cost. Communication is frequent, concise and helped me fill the positions sooner than I’d originally anticipated. The service is executed with a personal “feel” and I have no hesitation in recommending Working Smart and their services.
David Whitson, Business Analyst, Amerada Hess

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