Testimonials

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Don’t just take our word for it – read on to see what some of our clients have to say about working with us.

“As we entered 2016 I thought it would be appropriate to write to your and thank you for your efforts given Al Habtoor Motors throughout 2015. As you are aware, Daimler Benz awarded us the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the distributorship of Daimler Fuso in September 2015. Without your efforts this would not have been possible, your excellent work enabled us to demonstrate that a UAE company with no buildings, no people and entering a new market, would be the right choice for Daimler.

We are proud to announce that Al Habtoor Motors has secured 3 new facilities opening in March 2016, 2 in Riyadh, 1 in Dimmam with 2 Jeddah facilities to follow by middle of the year. I am pleased to hear that we have currently recruited 93 employees from the most Junior to the Country Head, I thank you greatly for this. It is very rare that a new company successfully recruits its employees and opens its offices in such a short period.

It has been a pleasure for Al Habtoor Motors to award the contract to First Resort Recruitment Group. I take this opportunity to personally thank you and wish your team great success for 2016 and beyond.”

Karl Hamer

Managing Director , Al Habtoor Motors Co. LLC

“First Resort is an esteemed partner for us and we appreciate their continuous support. We are contented with their service levels and the way it works. The team is very flexible are responsive; their in-depth expertise and understanding of our industry practices are commendable. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”

F.A.A

Senior HR Manager

“We have worked with First Resort Global Recruitment for 5 years. Over that time, we have worked on sourcing Senior Management profiles including C Level/ VP roles as well as for Project Recruitment where we had a large volume of vacancies we needed help with sourcing Saudi and other nationals.

We continue to choose First Resort as our preferred recruitment partner because of their speed, accuracy, professionalism and quality – all leading to the results we need. For C level, Directors, Management, Middle Management ad Project Recruitment, we have found them to be better than other recruitment companies and we have come to rely on them for all recruitment across the group. We have also recommended them to other sister companies as a result of their successes for us. Even under pressure and tight deadlines, they always rise to meet our needs and can handle this due to their vast experience in recruitment in the Kingdom.

We have had good success sourcing new employees across Saudi Arabia for our group through First Resort Recruitment. They have unrivalled reach for Saudi nationals with networks they have grown over many years focussing on the region. We feel they really understand how to source they very best to add to our Saudisation levels.

We will continue to use First Resort Recruitment for our recruitment across the Kingdom and look forward to a continued and very successful relationship for many years to come.”

Senior Recruitment Officer, Arabian Centres Company

“I was first introduced to First Resort Global Recruitment in May 2013. Since that moment I have viewed First Resort as a strategic partner and a vital part of my business expansion plans. From the initial business consultation to market talent mapping, all the way to full execution of recruitment projects. At each stage I have found the senior management and account managers to be highly efficient.

I am happy to confirm that we use First Resort exclusively for fulfil our recruitment needs in our UAE operation. In addition we have introduced First Resort to other parts of our group. Everyone involved has been impressed with the service and results.

In my opinion the reason First Resort are the best option in the MENA market is the peace of mind they give us. We know that they can find the best candidates in the market in the shortest possible time. We know that Firs Resort are available 24/7 and we fully trust their staff to work in an ethical manner.

Such is the faith we have in First Resort to perform, we pay up fully at the start of the assignment and every time they deliver ahead of time.”

J.D.C.

Chief Sales & Service Officer

“First Resort is an outstanding recruitment agency. We have used them for a wide range of candidate requirements from business to financial & technical backgrounds.

First Resort always meets your deadlines, no matter how short of a notice you have provided them. After taking your requirements, the agency provides you with resumes of pre-screened candidates who meet your preliminary requirements. The resumes are presented with added candidate details which makes the short listing for you all the more thorough & easier.

The agencies around the clock assigned Account Manager is an added touch, making your experience with First Resort feel exclusive.

A special thank you to our assigned Account Manager, Lola One. Lola is professional, friendly and always ready to go – everything you would need in an Account Manager.

The entire process with First Resort is communicated up front, and the results are continuously consistent. We express our gratitude for such a positive experience with First Resort and look forward to continuously use their professional services.”

A.M.

Human Resources Manager

“Dur Hospitality Co. have been working with First Resort since 2014. They have successfully helped us to find and hire strong candidates for many different positions across hierarchy and across functions. These include senior roles like CFO, COO-Hotels, Procurement Director, Hotel GM, IT Manager, Safety & Security Manager, as well as many middle-management positions. This was accomplished while satisfying our stringent requirements for high technical and strong leadership skills whereas filling most of our vacancies with local nationals, as per our strategy.

My personal experience with account managers from First Resort is; I receive very quick responses, understanding of the requirements and brilliant follow-up. Even when our requirement changes, it is matched with great understanding, and resilience that leads to successful results.

Another fact is that although there is a large team within First Resort, but as a client, we deal with only one account manager who understands our requirements, our company structure, and our strategy, in order to help us find suitable candidates. Although we are located in different countries but I feel like she is working in front of my desk. This is reached by 24/7 availability, and prompt communication.”

A.A.

Human Resources Director

“Let me start by thanking you for the super service I am receiving from First Resort.

I was really impressed with how your company work together. Whenever I call, if my Account Manager is in a meeting, I always find another friendly voice who is more than happy to help me.

Your proactivity and fast response in replying to my emails and requirements are fascinating! Needless to mention the quality of candidates you have provided for all of me various job requirements in my region has been exceptional.

May I take this opportunity to personally thank you for the great work and service you provide, both to our Account Manager and the whole team who support you to make it happen!

Looking forward to continuing a successful business relationship.”

F.A.H.

Human Resources Manager

“We would like to thank First Resort Global Recruitment for their impressive work for the last period we had worked together. We appreciate their quick and prompt responses, timely and efficient, desired turnaround ahead of timelines, the accuracy of candidates and the 24/7 contact we had.

We were success to have the right candidates in the right places which supported our workflow and team to the best level.

We always wish them luck and more success and progress.”

M.A.

Human Resources

“First Resort reached out to me to recruit me for a C-level position. The Recruitment team were great, always followed up with the interviews, regardless of the time they would take place and always try to prepare me as much as possible for each interview round.

Everything went well and I was hired.
I’m currently very happy with my position.

As of now, I’m using First Resort’s services as a client after being hired by them.
As a client, I find them helpful, professional and always willing to adjust the criteria to find me great candidates. I am currently working with them on hiring 4 new technical IT & Digital positions for our E-commerce launch, and am at final interview stage with their excellent technical candidates.”

M.E.

CTO, Rocket Internet

“I would like to thank you for your visit to our office in Riyadh. It showed a truly professional attitude and gave us even more confidence that you are the right recruitment company to depend on in terms of sourcing the right talents.

I would also like to thank you for the best CVs I’ve ever got from any agency, both in quality and quantity in over 10 years.

Thank you again, and looking forward to a long, constructive relationship.”

Recruitment Team

Zain, Saudi Arabia

Having looked at many regional Recruitment companies in the Middle East we selected First Resort Global Recruitment (and other companies) for a highly challenging staffing project in Saudi Arabia. First Resort demonstrated their capabilities to source Technical Management profiles in the Gulf region with a excellent understanding of our needs and delivered quality recruitment on time.

First Resort Global Recruitment has proven to be the most responsive, dedicated and results driven Recruitment partner that we have worked with. Achieving 600% more than the results of the other agencies we were using.

The supportive and “can do” attitude of our dedicated Consultant is to be stressed, especially given the number and complexity of the positions to be filled within such a short period of time.

We would recommend First Resort Global Recruitment with no hesitation. We feel that we have found a long term Recruitment partner for our future recruitment projects in the Middle East.

CM

International HR Director, Multinational European company expanding into Saudi Arabia

First Resort Global Recruitment is one of the best recruitment agency’s I have worked with regarding the speed of delivering CVs matching with the profiles and good communication.

ON

Human Resources Consultant, Saudi Trading Company

“When we have an urgent & tough requirement we always rely on First Resort Global Recruitment, for their superior quality, rapid response, “Can do attitude” and their eye for little details.

They always go above and beyond and exceed our expectations. For these guys there is no “Mission Impossible”! They will surprise you every time.”

HM

Head of Organisational Development, Saudi Food Manufacturing Giant

Driven, determined and dynamic, these three words sum up their approach. Having worked closely with the team over the past year, I have seen them recruit great staff for our multi branded group globally. Their approach is exceptional.

MM

COO, World Leading Global Organisation - Dubai

I have tried local Recruitment companies in Saudi Arabia for many years. I have now cut ties with all due to the astonishing results achieved by First Resort.

Despite being based in London, the personal 24/7 service I have received is above any from my previous 10 years of HR Management experience. First Resort have provided quality Saudi & local candidates for over 20 senior roles. And each shortlist was given to me within one week of the role becoming live.

My partnership has flourished to such an extent, that I have had my First Resort Recruitment Account Manager working onsite with my team at our Jeddah Office for 2 weeks. This resulted in 6 senior roles being offered and starting with us during this time. Their tireless work has resulted in our company’s Recruitment campaign being completed 2 months ahead of schedule.

I have recommended First Resort Global Recruitment to my personal contacts and several other companies. Without exception, all of these people have had the similar experience to me.

I would be very happy to talk with anyone thinking of starting a relationship with First Resort and share my thoughts.

KM

VP HR, Saudi Business - Part of the world's largest company within it's field

“I do appreciate the timely response to our request for candidates for a Senior Management role.

True to your word, and due to our time restraints, we had an extensive shortlist of quality candidates from First Resort Global Recruitment very quickly within 24 hours.”

SJ

Managing Director, Saudi company expanding into UAE

First Resort Global Recruitment gave our company a quick response on providing competent candidates along with an excellent customer service approach.

AD

HR Director, Oil and Gas Petrochemical Company

Let me start by thanking you for the super service I am receiving from First Resort.

I was really impressed with how your company work together. Whenever I call, if my Account Manager is in a meeting, I always find another friendly voice who is more than happy to help me.

Your proactivity and fast response in replying to my emails and requirements are fascinating! Needless to mention the quality of candidates you have provided for all of my various job requirements in my region has been exceptional.

May I take this opportunity to personally thank you for the great work and service you provide, both to our Account Manager and the whole team who support you to make it happen!

Looking forward to continuing a successful business relationship.

NM

Human Resources Manager, International Dairy Company