Testimonials

Testimonial – Melinda Sweet – Practice Manager, Oncore Legal Services

I first met Paul Gay in October 2014 when I applied for a role within a newly formed legal firm which Paul was assisting in the recruitment process. The application process was very smooth with Paul and his team at Foundation Recruitment keeping me informed at all times. At the time, I was unsure about making the change from my existing role with another law firm. I had many questions to ask which were addressed promptly and thoroughly. It is now August 2017 and I am pleased to say that I did make the right decision and I love my role with Oncore Legal Services. Thank you Paul for taking the time to consider me for this role and putting my application forward. Best decision I have made in my working career.

Testimonial – Andrew Civil – Regional Manager, Northbuild Homes

Sarah assisted Northbuild during March 2017 in finding a suitable Site Manager for an Aged Care Facility project we were starting after Easter in Millmerran. Sarah provided comprehensive advice and information on a number of candidates. An interview was arranged and further discussions took place with regard to logistics and arranging terms of employment.
At all times Sarah was readily available to contact and always followed up my queries promptly and professionally. Having a recruitment company with a sound knowledge of our industry and the positions we seek is refreshing as so many do not have that specific understanding and candidates offered are usually unsuitable which wastes our time and theirs.
The successful candidate has been employed by Northbuild for about a month and we are very satisfied with the engagement.

Testimonial – Leisa Harris, Accounts Manager, Kurrajong Steel Homes

We recently engaged Foundation Recruitment to recruit for a new Operations Manager. Being a pivotal position within our company, we were looking for quality candidates. We found that Foundation Recruitment had access to candidates of a higher standard compared to other agencies we had considered. We believe this is due to their recruitment process/screening.
I have dealt with recruitment agencies both from a candidate and employer perspective over the years and Sarah stands out as a consultant. I found Sarah to be very professional, industry informative and went beyond her scope of works as a consultant by providing a position description to assist in the recruiting process. Sarah always made herself available to me throughout the entire process and the level of support was second to none. I felt very informed and supported throughout the process.
We are very happy with our new Operations Manager, thank you Sarah.

Testimonial – Nick O’Sullivan, Operations Manager, McCarthy Homes

Sarah has supported McCarthy Homes Qld in the recruitment of high skilled people over the last 12 months; providing a consistently high level recruitment service for the construction side of the business. She has demonstrated an excellent understanding of our company, and has been able to provide an accurate range of candidates to fit our requirements.
Sarah is always well organised throughout the recruitment process; keeping us regularly and sufficiently updated on any issues which may occur. She has been able to provide us with a strong calibre of candidates over the course of our partnership, and I would have no hesitation in recommending her as a consultant, and Foundation Recruitment as an agency.

Testimonial Leo Botham General Manager – Construction, GSV Homes

“Sarah-Jane worked very hard on our company’s behalf to secure exactly the right person to fill the role required. I was impressed by her capacity to patiently and professionally seek out from us, just what we required in the candidate for the role. The candidate Sarah-Jane presented was a great fit, and is proving to be a real asset, and just the person we required. The candidate was not only a great professional addition to our team, but Sarah Jane’s early consultative process, has ensured we have secured a great fit for the team on all levels. I commend Sarah-Jane to employers that are looking for a professional consultant that goes the extra distance to secure an employee that steps right into a team on all levels.”

Testimonial John Halstead,Operations and Customer Service Manager at Bunzl Australasia.

“Lydia took the hard work out of the recruitment process ensuring our needs were fully explored before introducing any candidate. She demonstrated equal commitment to a successful outcome for both employer and employee and her pre and post interview follow ups were always detailed enabling us to find the staff we were looking for.”

Testimonial Damian Dove General Manager Decmil / Operations Manager Laing O’Rourke

I first started dealing with Paul Gay in 2010 through my capacity as Operations Manager with Laing O’Rourke Australia. Paul was contracted through his firm Foundation Recruitment to partner with our Senior Management team in identifying and securing senior talent across the commercial building sector. I found Paul to be well networked and respected within the commercial building sector in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
This was a successful partnership largely due to Paul’s ability to understand the intricacies regarding the projects we were bidding for and the process required to successfully secure these projects. Paul’s ability to target leading identities in our sector and present opportunities to them in a persistent, yet professional manner was a key to his success in the partnership.
I have also dealt with Paul from the perspective of a candidate, having moved on from Laing O’Rourke post Paul’s contract. He was diligent in understanding what my objectives were and presented me to opportunities over a three month period resulting in a successful placement into my current position.Paul and his firm are a current supplier to Decmil Australia and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any firm seeking a professional consultant who is able to truly identify and present suitable candidates on brief.

Testimonial – Lawrie Foster General Manager Carmichael Builders – Laing O’Rourke/ Bovis Lend Lease / Decmil

I have known Paul Gay for many years and during this time, Paul has provided his expertise as both an internal and external recruitment consultant within the construction industry.
Paul’s strength in providing excellent service comes from his geographical knowledge and his longevity in the industry providing him with excellent contacts and access to great candidates with a depth of experience.
I have no hesitation in providing Paul with a reference, due to his provision of consistent service over a long period of time, which is somewhat of a rarity in the recruitment field.

Testimonial – Ian Sayce Hutchinson Builders Commercial Manager / Commercial Manager Baulderstone / Commercial Manager FKP.

I have known Paul Gay for approximately 6 years.
In my previous role as Commercial Manager for seven years with FKP Constructions Pty Ltd, Paul was instrumental in the company’s resource requirements of construction staff as we grew the business. Paul had a complete understanding of the business’ strategy by maintaining regular contact and brief meetings for updates. Paul’s professional conduct is exemplary. He always maintained complete confidentiality and has both the employees and employers interest at heart. The candidates presented to FKP were always vetted by Paul to ascertain the suitability for the role and cultural fit for the business. I can confidently confirm that the majority of staff employed, the most suited to the position and highest quality were those introduced by Paul.
In my latter dealings with Paul as “the candidate”, Paul’s advice of the market, positions available and staffing climate was very candid. He provided honest feedback post the arranged interview to enable me to make a decision with all the facts. He is professional and responsible to have both the candidates and clients interest at heart to ensure both parties are committed to the correct person for the position.

Testimonial – Brad Eathorne Senior Project Manager – Laing O’Rourke (Ex General Manager Thomas & Coffey)

In my role as Business, Regional and finally General Manager at Thomas & Coffey, I personally had considerable dealings with Paul Gay and his firm Foundation Recruitment, in fact he and is firm was Thomas & Coffey’s preferred for recruitment for the Queensland Region.
As you can appreciate in recent years, recruitment businesses have been thriving, however on the basis of just getting bums on seats. I quickly learnt it was critical to my business that I built a professional relationship with a recruitment company that had a vested interested in providing me suitable candidates to assist with our growth plans for the business. Paul and I quickly develop mutual trust and respect that enabled me to engage with him on matters pertaining to T&C’s culture, strategy and future direction to ensure he was able to identify and short list suitable candidates via his extensive network in our key markets. Not only did he source suitable candidates, the majority of those candidates were employed by T&C, whom made a substantial contribution to T&C’s success over the following years. Paul’s professionalism and integrity shone well and truly above his competitors and the rest of the industry and to date I have not met anyone of his calibre.
As a result of this ongoing relationship, when I found myself looking for a change of career (15 years with T&C/Cordukes), I consulted with Paul over several months before I eventually come to the decision to seek a new challenge. The thing that stood out, was his personal interest in representing me as a candidate and ensuring that only the best opportunities were presented to me. This was achieved through his strong network of key people within the target organisations. I eventually decided on a role with Laing O’Rourke, where I hope I do and continue to make a positive contribution to the business.
Paul remains a professional colleague and personal friend and would have no hesitations in recommending him and Foundation Recruitment for a role working closely with Grocon over the long term, where he is able to engage and build knowledge of the business to ensure his extensive networks are used effectively to service their needs.

Testimonial – Mark Vining General Manager HR – Laing O’Rourke / Thiess

In my capacity as General Manager Human Resources Manager for Barclay Mowlem / Laing O’Rourke I first started dealing with Paul Gay in 2004. We used his services on a spasmodic basis whenever our internal team were having difficulty securing staff for projects and functional roles. In 2009 we contracted Paul through his company Foundation Recruitment, as an internal Consultant partnering with our Human Capital team to identify and secure senior staff for the business throughout Queensland and The Northern Territory. Paul worked closely with the General Managers for both the Building and Infrastructure teams securing leading talent across the region.
This partnership was initially contracted for three months, due to the success of this exercise we extended Pauls contract for a further ten months. This success was primarily due to Paul’s ability to partner with our senior management in identifying leading talent in our market and then bringing them to the table for further discussions with our management team.
Paul quickly adapted to working within our Human Capital team, this was through his ability to understand the challenges this team faced in regard to ensuring procedural processes were adhered to in attracting and securing suitable talent.
I believe Paul’s firm is being considered for a third party preferred supplier agreement , given my experience with Paul over the last eight years I am comfortable in recommending him as a professional recruitment consultant with an extensive network who also appreciates the internal processes and objectives of a Human Resource team.

Quill Group Services Pty Ltd

We are very happy to recommend the recruitment service offered by Desha Joseph from Foundation Recruitment.
We have been using Desha for all our recruiting needs for over 3 years. Desha is always attentive, efficient and professional and ensures that the recruitment process runs smoothly. Desha consistently takes the time to genuinely understand what type of candidate our business requires, which in turn enables him to match our business and candidates very successfully.
We highly recommend Desha and the services of Foundation Recruitment to other companies and have just recently referred them to one of our own clients to use for their recruitment needs. We look forward to a long and happy working relationship with Desha and the team at Foundation.