Pan-American Life first contracted Progressive to assist with filling a vacancy within our Finance
Team. This search had been a particularly difficult one as we had exhausted other avenues and
needed to fill the position quickly. I interacted primarily with Mr. Wadikee Buckmire who was
very thorough and professional in his approach throughout the process. He provided valuable
market information and maintained confidentiality at all times. He also demonstrated a high
level of commitment and determination in helping us to fill the vacancy and I was impressed with
his attention to detail.
Mr. Buckmire coordinated the entire process in a timely and efficient manner to ensure a
successful search. He provided us with in-depth biographies and insights and gave feedback
throughout the process. Ultimately, he provided us with relevant candidates, one of whom was
offered and accepted the position.
I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Wadikee Buckmire and Progressive for their work as"Cheryl-Ann Jordan VP, Regional Human Resources Pan American Life 4th April, 2014"
Executive Search Consultants and their ability to deliver tailored recruitment solutions that meet
and exceed expectations. Progressive has proven to be a valuable partner in the building of our
team. As a testimony to this, we continue to utilise their services to fill critical vacancies and the
results to date have been promising.
I first hired Shinelle to assist me with filling a role within my Finance Team. Shinelle was very thorough and professional in her approach, and throughout the process she provided valuable market information. She demonstrated a high level of commitment and determination in helping us to fill the vacancy, and her attention to detail also impressed me. She provided us with relevant candidates, one of whom was offered and accepted the role. I recommend Shinelle for her work as an Executive Search Consultant."Ian Mohammed FCCA, CA - Finance Manager, ASCO Trinidad limited 14 February 2014"
I am writing this letter to formally recommend the service of Progressive Recruitment Specialists (Progressive)."Jennifer Bradshaw-Wood Divisional General Manager - Human resources Goddard Enterprises limited 14 February 2014"
Goddard Enterprises Limited has engaged the service of the referenced company in recruiting for a number of key positions in Barbados, St Lucia and Jamaica. On these occasions Progressive was able to ‘map out the market’ while ensuring that discretion and confidentiality were not compromised. During the recruiting process, Progressive identified and filtered through the best calibre candidates at the regional level, including Jamaica, for C level to senior management to professional level searches, within the tight deadlines – providing us with a thorough and detailed understanding of the candidates’ background. After identifying a few best-fitted candidates, Progressive efficiently facilitated the interview process and assisted in bringing a successful closure to the search by providing references and aligning the candidates expectations with those of ours.
Progressive Recruitments Specialists is a professional and efficient recruitment specialist and Goddard Enterprises Limited confidently recommend their services.
Pasha was able to tap into sources and provide candidates that matched the desired profile well within given deadlines. Remarkably, for one of the senior roles where the local market is very limited, he was able to peak the interest of a number of good candidates that was beyond our expectation. The service and support provided by Progressive Recruitment Specialists Ltd and Pasha himself was outstanding. He sought feedback regularly, kept us abreast on progress, took time to understand the business and role and candidate profile, displayed confidentiality, provided really in depth biographies and insights and was able to put forward candidates that under normal circumstances, would not have been interested in working for bpTT. The quality of service was beyond expectations and above that received from other recruitment firms contracted in the past."February 12th, 2009 – Ruan Mitchell, HR Manager, Resourcing, BP Trinidad and Tobago LLC"
Please be advised that Repsol E&P T&T Limited has been using the recruitment services of Progressive Recruitment for over two years and are extremely satisfied at their level of service. We use them when we require very specialised arid hard-to-find competencies.
Progressive is the only company that I am aware of that recruit in the following manner:
– Upon receiving a request from our company Progressive speaks to parties concerned, including the line manager, to ensure that they have a complete and through understanding of exactly what the company requires. In this manner they are able to discover many subtleties of the vacancy which cannot be written in a formal job description.
– Using this information, they then assess similar positions within other organisations, often called by different names and reporting into different stwctures.
– They then deliberately headhunt suitably qualified personnel, doing all the preliminary interviewing, to ensure that the candidates are aware of the position in Repsol and what will be required of them
– Upon our request. They do not get involved with the final salary negotiations with the successful candidate; however they have made their office available for highly sensitive interviews.
They also can, upon request, get independent recommendations of the candidate.
As a result of their attention to detail and involvement in the entire recwitment process we have managed to achieve an extremely high success rate from the candidates recommended by them.
I therefore have no hesitancy in recommending the services of this company. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Repsol E&P T&T Limited
People & Organisation Manager
My name is Alicia Viera-Mohammed and I was introduced to your agency and specifically Mr. Dickie by one of my peers namely Mr. Douglas St. Hill. I contacted Richard approximately thirty (30) days ago with the expectation of simply being asked to submit my CV via email and possibly answer a few questions pertaining to salary expectations but this was not the case.Richard engaged me in dialogue in a very professional yet caring manner. Apart from the basic questions he displayed interest in my requirements as an employee both present and future without even having the opportunity to review my CV.Upon receipt of my CV, I promptly experienced the following;"Alicia Viera-Mohammed – May, 2014"
1. A series of follow-up telephone conversations seeking pertinent information on my thoughts about possible companies, industries and proposed positions.
2. Advice and insight on all factors mentioned above. 3. Two (2) interviews with leaders in the industry
4. Success and satisfaction in finding a job which suits my requirements both present and in the long-term.
I would like to note that I have had prior experiences with other local agencies – however, the service has been nowhere close to the satisfaction experienced with Progressive Recruitment.In my experience with your agency, Richard has successfully changed my perception of recruitment agencies, and coming out of this experience I will have no hesitation referring both my peers and other companies to your agency. I wish you and your team continued success and do feel free to contact me for any support. Best regards AliciaViera-Mohammed
As a candidate for an Executive position, I found Progressive to be very helpful at every step of the process. Richard was both professional and friendly. He ensured that I was prepared and on-time for interviews, and then chatted with me soon after to gauge my assessment of the interview. At each step, I felt like he was in my corner."Robert M Boopsingh – 11th February, 2014"
My status as a returning resident to Trinidad and Tobago made the employment search somewhat challenging. However, it was a pleasure to partner with Wadikee on my journey towards finding a suitable HR position. After interviewing for a few months, I was able to obtain an offer from an International company with a regional presence, prior to my relocation.
Wadikee is very professional but sociable and engaging. He has an upbeat personality, and a “can do” attitude. During the period of our partnership, he was great at providing me with descriptions of open roles. Equally important, he was extremely candid and insightful about how a company’s culture, the open role, my experience, education and skills all aligned.
I would love to partner with Wadikee again. Any company/candidate would be lucky to have him as their recruitment partner.
Avelia, HR Manager"Avelia Stewart – 11th February, 2014"
Pasha has been an excellent and resourceful recruiter and as Managing Director, I was impressed by his personal coaching and guidance during those times I needed guidance on job decisions and seeking out the best opportunities. I would recommend Progressive Recruitment to every professional looking to explore the job market and make that next career move.
Ian, Wells PSCM Team Lead bpTT"Ian Persad – Jan 2011"
Shinelle is an excellent Recruiter. She was instrumental in finding me my current job, and the things I appreciated most during the process were her efficiency and dedication. She always kept in touch so that I knew she was on top of the search during those slow periods and, once I was selected for a position, she provided good advice throughout the hiring phase. I highly recommend her.
Arnold, Senior Instrument and Controls Engineer at PCS Nitrogen"Arnold Precilla – Jan 2014"
Shinelle is the complete professional package, intelligent, detail oriented, personable, consistent and high integrity. Shinelle applied all these attributes in providing successful recruitment services to me earlier this year. She even kept in contact after the fact, a rare trait in the Recruitment Industry; this speaks volumes to her character and adds value to the organization she represents.
Ryan, Lead Geoscientist at Trinity Exploration and Production PLC"Ryan Ramsook – Nov 2013"