“Dave and the team at Evolution Group understand what partnership really means. Being willing to spend time to ‘really’ get to know our business, what our key drivers are and what makes us tick has been the key to our formation of a successful partnership. They have brought an outstanding energy and passion to their involvement with us that has created a unique connection and trust with the people they’ve dealt with within our business. With this understanding, energy & passion, they have consistently been able to put high calibre candidates in front of us. I cannot recommend Evolution Group highly enough.”
“I have worked with Dave Conaghan and Louise Elliott of Evolution Group over the last six months to recruit a new business sales person. This role is a challenging one as it is 100% new business and so the attitude and skills of a successful individual is a rare focus and enjoyment of pure ‘hunting’. Both Dave and Louise took the time to sit down with me and fully explore the characteristics of this type of professional and investigate aligning industries that would have similar sales channels to recruit from. Following advertising, Evolution Group invested a huge amount of time screening candidates by telephone and interviewing others with an unwavering commitment to the brief of pure hunters. This resulted in a process that did not yield quick results; but was robust and thorough and ultimately uncovered a candidate who fitted the profile perfectly. Dave has a broad commercial understanding that contributes to an empathy for business and recruitment requirements. I am happy to recommend Evolution Group for strategic recruitment work.”
“As you develop our processes and disciplines around staff recruitment moving forward, I did want to highlight to you the great candidates we got from the consultant we used, Dave Conaghan from Evolution Group. He was absolutely professional in vetting candidates and ensuring we were presented with well qualified potential employees.”
“Thank you so much for all your efforts in working to find someone. I really felt throughout the entire process that you were feeling my pain, and knew how quickly I needed to get someone on board – yet you still only sent through good candidates, and you never tried to push someone on me if I wasn’t feeling right about them. I feel comfortable that you understand our business and culture, and I will have no hestitation working with you again in the future”
“As the Advertising Sales Manager of a new team, I wanted an experienced Sales Trainer to confirm my internal training and add some new ideas to the team. Two other publications in the company also wanted ‘revving up’ so Dave came in and ran an hour long training session to a group of 11 sales people and managers. As well as being informative, the session was entertaining, energetic and inspiring – and is still talked about 12 months later. I would recommend Dave to any Sales Manager – his passion, drive and enthusiasm are second to none, and he has years of hands on knowledge to draw on, which gets great buy in from sales staff”
“Dave ran an excellent training session for my clients based on hiring the right person in the most effective way with the feedback was exceptionally positive. Dave ran a motivational and highly informative training session in such a way that got the points across but was also refreshingly light hearted. As one participant said “No matter how many people you interview or how many times you have recruited someone, you will definitely learn something new in this training session”. I enjoyed working with Dave in setting up training sessions tailored to the specific needs of the client. He was flexible in his approach and never short of a good idea”
“On several occasions in the past two years I have received Sales Training by Dave Conaghan. I found Dave to be informative, energetic and encouraging, he has an amazing talent in regards to getting the session content across in such a way that you don’t realise you’re learning so much! He enjoys people’s feedback and his style is very focused on every person and ensuring everyone participates to get the most out of it. I would highly recommend him as a trainer and I would attend future sessions he held”
“I have worked closely with Dave for the last 8 years in the UK and in NZ. He has a definite passion and drive for success not just for himself but for the people he chooses to work with. Applying his professional knowledge, built through years of stretching and challenging his own capabilities he has grown to become a rounded individual who continues to thrive under pressure and still put the well being and care into developing individuals into positive, productive people.”
“After being trained, coached and lead by Dave the difficult scenarios that I have been confronted with in my Sales Management career have been resolved by applying the practical experience and instruction gained under Dave’s guidance. I now pass these learning’s onto my own teams. People come first with Dave, the achievements automatically follow.”
“The sales training and mentorship provided by Dave has had a profound effect on my career. Dave took an interest in me as an individual, and his training program was easily tailored to me and what I wanted to achieve. Dave has a refreshingly uncomplicated approach, he helped me realise that I already had the necessary tools and that I just had to know how to effectively use them.”
Thanks Evolution Group for your dedication, energy and integrity. You are a cut above the rest.
Evolution Group stand head and shoulders above the rest of the recruitment industry. I have no hesitation in recommending Evolution Group to candidates and companies alike.
Dave has been the shining example of how a recruitment and career consultant should operate
Dave is the benchmark. Since my first engagement with him some 4 years ago, Dave’s genuine interest in finding the right person for the role has always impressed.