It’s a fact that very few recruitment companies get to the point where they can celebrate 21 years in the business. It’s also a fact that, statistically, as many as 80% of recruitment companies fail.

There are many reasons why this is the case. Some have minimal experience. Others show a financial naivety. Another common mistake that recruiter newbies make is to focus too heavily on sales instead of service. Of course, anybody can be a recruiter – that much is true – but it doesn’t mean they will be any good at it.

Driven by our values, not our sales

We don’t necessarily want to focus on what others do – especially not recruiters that have failed or will fail. We would rather focus on our own achievements and what we do well.

Our values are genuinely important to us. To be successful we need to understand our clients and candidates on a deeper level. That takes dedication and we take pride in that. Relationships are everything in this business and we build ones that are strong, unique, and ultimately fruitful.

Outstanding candidate services

We robustly check, test and interview all candidates so that we know them all inside out. This is the way we ensure that we find the right position for each candidate. We want to find the perfect fit each and every time. A CV only says so much. We meet every candidate in person so we know what they want and get to understand what makes them tick.

Working for every client

Coby Philips can provide temporary and permanent staff for all office support recruitment needs. To ensure that all placements are stress-free, efficient and effective, we carry out rigorous on-site testing and face-to-face interviews with all candidates. All candidates will be fully reference checked and we maintain constant monitoring of all candidates for the duration of each assignment.

Dedicated Divisions

If you want to be successful for 21 years like we have you need to adapt and evolve the business to keep up to speed with the times, developments and the changing needs of both clients and candidates.

An example of this is our Elite EA division. Formed in response to the growing demand for Executive Assistants in London, the Elite EA division offers extended rebate terms. The focus is very much on supplying candidates for the long term. Special introductory rates are available. Indeed, the service is absolutely free until one of our candidates is engaged.

Coby Coaching

Coby Philips want the best for every single candidate we work with. This is why the Coby Coaching section of our website is dedicated to offering sound advice and tips for anyone that is on the look-out for a new position. We believe in matching candidates to the right positions, but it is also important that all prospective candidates give of their best at interview and throughout any application process.

We’re proud of our record of 21 successful years in recruitment but we will never rest on our laurels. We continue to look forward, to anticipate trends rather than merely following them.