We work hard to find our candidates the best jobs and our clients the best candidates! We love a good success story and here are just a few!
After toiling for two weeks, sending applications to no avail, I followed the recommendation of an acquaintance and stopped by the OSA office.
I admit I was a bit apprehensive as I had preconceptions based on how the recruitment offices I know work in Germany where recruits are more like subcontracted labourers at lower salaries.
How wrong I was.
18/06/18 - Despite the fact I didn't have an appointment and I don't really fit in the mould of the usual clientele, Belinda Windsor still took the time for a short but thorough interview. We discussed my job history and where I wanted to go from here. We followed up by email with the registration paperwork.
20/06/18 - Belinda had lined up 2 interviews for me based on my preferences established earlier, provided all the information available on both companies and made sure I had everything I needed to make the interviews a success.
22/06/18 - Both interviews were interesting prospects and went well, as confirmed by Belinda.
26/06/18 - I did a trial run in my preferred prospect and took the job on the spot. That the second prospect would have employed me gladly as well is just the icing on the cake.
In summary I can say that going to OSA recruitment was the best decision I have made in a very long time. Sacha R
I write with regard to my recent experience with the Temp Desk in gaining employment here in Guernsey.
It was a really efficient and friendly experience working with the Temp Desk.
My first job in Guernsey was through the Temp Desk a while ago, so I applied here on my return to the island.
I had my first meeting on a Monday with Alice Digard, who was very attentive and clearly very knowledgeable about the employment market here. I received a job offer on the Wednesday and started immediately the following week - what more can I say?
I would highly recommend the service, especially having had mixed experiences with other agencies on the island. Good luck to everyone working at, or finding employment through, the Temp Desk or OSA! Ollie W, Temp Desk Recruit
Alice has been absolutely fantastic in helping me find temporary work over the last couple of years. I've been to a few different positions and each time the process has been really smooth and efficient. Alice is so positive and always smiling, which really helps! I'd definitely recommend anyone looking for work to use The Temp Desk - I've used a few different employment agencies in Guernsey in the past and The Temp Desk has the best service by far. Lorraine K
I was searching for an economics-related job in Guernsey since the end of 2016. OSA was recommended to me by a friend.
During a short meeting with my consultant at the start of the year he gave me an idea of the job market on Guernsey and potential suitable positions for me. He afterwards frequently approached me with vacancies he deemed suitable. He furthermore directly approached companies with my CV, thereby acknowledging the fact that my academic background, professional experience and nationality (German) may require more proactive methods.
Overall I am very pleased with and thankful for my consultant's work. He placed me with a good company and continuously showed his support throughout the application process. A great part of being with OSA also were the brownies and the mug delivered to my work! Angela H
Belinda was a pleasure to work with; she's approachable, friendly and professional. Nothing was too much trouble for her, including calls at weekends and emails out-of-hours, in order to ensure that I was fully prepared for interviews. She sent frequent updates throughout my search for employment, without bombarding me with unnecessary or unsuitable proposals. When the right job offer came in, she went out of her way to ensure that the role was secured and all parties were satisfied. Thank you Belinda. Sandra L
OSA are our first port of call when we’re recruiting. The knowledge they’ve gained of our business and industry means the candidates presented to us are always relevant. A professional and friendly service with quick responses - thank you! Client
Over the years I have used OSA to successfully fill vacancies in our Guernsey office. The recruiters take time to understand the type of candidate we are looking for in terms of skill set and personality so I can be confident that those they put forward have been carefully selected and will fill our requirements. I look forward to continuing a long and successful relationship with OSA. Client
I have used OSA for many years and have been very satisfied with the service they provide for many reasons. They attract candidates of good quality and gain a good understanding of their candidates’ career objectives and aspirations - as the consultants have good knowledge of the industry, sensible matching of candidates against vacancies are evident. Each consultant is enthusiastic, professional, and personable in their approach and takes the time and effort to get to know their client both in terms of culture and the type of candidate which will appeal and fit with the company’s need and values.
All in all it has been a pleasure working with OSA! Client
I have found OSA have consistently had a decent supply of candidates to offer which in itself shows they are one of the best go to agencies when recruiting or looking for work. They have very knowledgeable, established consultants that are well qualified to advise on the Guernsey market. You know what you are getting with OSA. Client
Angela is a pleasure to deal with. She has a natural sense of the roles that are of interest to me and works tirelessly to place me as the candidate with the right employer. She has also taken the time to get to know me as an individual and I would have no hesitation in recommending Angela to others seeking a career in Guernsey. Greg A
I dealt with Belinda at OSA and I found her patient, thorough and genuinely interested in trying to find the right role for me. She is a great listener and very proactive. If looking for a new career, I would recommend her as a point of contact without hesitation. Gill B
Belinda is a proactive and tireless contributor who would make a great addition to any team and to anyone. Belinda has impressed me by her honesty and integrity, to build my career, she proved to be incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, she always had an efficient strategy line up to make my job search go smoothly and progress. Belinda's knowledge of Guernsey as a place to relocate to and the Investment Funds market on island is second to none and I would highly recommend her for any candidate or company, as she naturally rises to the occasion to help others. Jon H
The Temp Desk have been fantastic. Following my initial meeting - which allowed me to talk openly and pressure free about what I would like to be doing - I had a job interview... Within just a couple of days! The official deadline for interviews had finished, but as my agent thought I would suit the position and she knew the employer well, she recommended they see me anyway. Luckily they agreed to meet with me, as I now work here on a permanent basis. I would recommend The Temp Desk/OSA above any other employment agency on the island. C Atkinson
I approached Belinda, (back in September 2013) to assist me with finding a new job because the company I was working for was taken over' and subsequently all the staff where made redundant. Belinda installed such confidence in my skill set and promoted me in a very professional manor, then soon enough I had found alternative work.
Belinda, is an extremely valuable asset to 'OSA', and with her professionalism and detailed knowledge of all the companies in Guernsey, irrespective of your chosen field and your personality as a candidate, Belinda knows exactly where you would "fit in" and where your strengths and skill set would be utilized to the client’s advantage!.
Belinda & I to this day have a very strong relationship both professionally and personally, and I would have absolutely no problem in recommending Belinda and OSA team unequivocally, and would recommend them in a heart beat! Mandy C
Having used OSA to firstly find a new job and then to recruit new staff I cannot recommend them highly enough. They take the time to understand the type of person you are, the skills you have and the type of role that would interest you. They do not time waste sending you unsuitable roles. From the recruiting side, again they take the time to understand the type of candidate you are looking for and in my experience found a great match. Everyone I have met who works at OSA is very professional but also very friendly. Emma S
I have known Belinda and used OSA for more years than I care to remember. Happy, friendly and a consummate professional, she is my first choice should I consider a change in position. It is simply her attention to detail and regular contact / updates that demonstrate how hard she is working to secure a position on my behalf. Kevin M
I had a great experience of OSA with Angela as my main point of contact.
• Friendly, full of advice
• Listened to why I wasn’t interested in some roles – didn’t keep sending through similar positions
• There was a good selection of roles to choose from
• Angela let me know when she was going on holiday, and passed me on to Sophie who kept me in the loop
• Honest feedback – didn’t pull any punches
• Kept me motivated, Angela always had some encouraging words, be it a good luck text before an interview or giving feedback
• Regular check-ins (even to let me know nothing had come up) – not something I experienced with your competitors!
Overall it was a pleasure going through OSA, and certainly somewhere that I would recommend to someone in a similar position. Sam C
I have always found OSA and The Temp Desk to be very responsive and professional when attempting to secure candidates against job specifications that I have given to them. The first recruitment agency that I always contact !! Steve Le C
I would like to say how helpful, understanding of my needs and professional that Alice at Guernsey branch has been to me in helping me find employment since I was made redundant. She never gave up on me, and an email every so often just to say she was still looking for employment for me would give my moral a boost. Alice found me a six month office position which I have really enjoyed and I will certainly go back to OSA next year for helping in finding future employment. Thank you OSA. Laura L
I have been loyal to The Temp Desk for a while now. In the past I have been signed up to about 5 agencies but this one gets me the most useful interviews and jobs to apply for. You really get the sense that the staff are considering you when they get a new relevant role in. I have had many different types of job in my life, two of the best have come from this agency. I am currently in the most satisfying job I have ever had because it gives me a sense of pride and value. Jamie B
I approached The Temp Desk in August after a short break from work during the summer and not really sure what my long term plans were. Alice was great at listening to what I was after and each of her suggestions was spot-on - far better than some of the other agencies I'd approached in earlier years. I got a placement very quickly and it's proved to be ideal so I have nothing but praise for Alice and the team at The Temp Desk.
"I turned to OSA/The Temp Desk when I became unemployed after the company I had worked for for 18 years closed down. I found Alice to be extremely friendly and helpful, going out of her way to keep me up to date with possible permanent positions. In the meantime they were able to place me into various temporary posts which were varied and a great experience. They were excellent at making me as an "older candidate" feel at ease. As it turned out the final temporary position I was placed in became a permanent one. I shall miss the contact I had with them but will have no hesitation in turning to them again should the need arise." Pat B
The Temp Desk/OSA showed the professionalism and drive I expect from a recruitment agency to get THAT special role for an applicant. The Temp Desk/OSA were always there for me and were always helpful and willing to go the extra mile.
I am more than happy to recommend The Temp Desk/OSA.
I would definitely recommend OSA. My consultant was friendly efficient and helpful. He kept me really well informed and got me the first job I applied for. I now have the perfect job with 8-2 hours which suits my lifestyle perfectly! He found me everything I was looking for and got me a job within 2 weeks. Thanks! Chloe K
OSA provided a professional and reliable service, in particular Belinda managed multiple opportunities balancing my needs as the candidate and those of her clients. The time Belinda took to look at my core skills, understand what I was looking for and then apply this to the opportunities at OSA resulted in several potential matches and more than one job offer. Many thanks, Sarah Sarah M
I found Belinda from OSA very helpful and kept regular contact with me. I found a new job through OSA and thought the process of the interview stage and after I was offered the vacancy I received support and guidance even though Belinda was on annual leave during that time, which I appreciate. I would recommend OSA to everyone :) Roxanne W
Outstanding service! Due to my background and previous military service I was probably quite a challenging client to guide and place! Belinda was a font of expertise and wisdom. Totally professional; clear guidance; realistic advice; hugely supportive, and super-friendly. Lo and behold I have been placed in a great job; my wife will also be moving into a great role thanks to OSA. The OSA team have made our relocation from the UAE back to Guernsey so much less stressful; we can't thank them enough. Andy C
OSA were efficient, professional, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to ensure that they fully understood my career preferences and objectives. Jeremy C
When I returned to the Island earlier this year, I was keen to begin temping or contract work until the right full time position presented itself. I was put in contact with Matt Bain and Alice Digard at OSA. I can honestly say that Matt, Alice and the team at OSA were incredibly productive within their search, taking time to understand my exact strengths and passions to find areas that would suit my experience. As a result of this I was put forward for interviews which were not only of benefit to myself but also the prospective employer.
I would recommend OSA for their efficiency and timely manner in responding to any queries I had; which for me, ranged from any further information I thought necessary on job descriptions, following up on feedback from interviews and ensuring they had all the correct paper work in order for you to begin your new role at the earliest date available. Katie B
As a small company with somewhat unique role requirements we have not always found it easy to identify the right candidates to join our team. During our recent search, OSA took time to fully understand our requirements and expectations. As a result all the candidates put forward by OSA were well prepared for the interview process. Once we had reached a decision OSA ensured prompt communication between all parties and negotiations were quickly concluded. A first rate experience and we would not hesitate to use OSA again. Highly recommended. Client - Dave C
A friendly and highly professional team that I would recommend working with. Whether you are looking for a career change, a new role or are looking to recruit, OSA would me my first port of call. Daniella S
Looking for a new job is hard work, can be very frustrating at times and can leave you feeling isolated. By using OSA Recruitment, the whole process becomes so much easier. They only send you available positions in your area of interest, they offer support every step of the way and maintain contact with you continually throughout the process.
All the staff are helpful, friendly, supportive and when your consultant is out of the office, you’re not left in the dark waiting for their return. Another consultant is assigned your case and the support, communication and level of service remains consistent. Perfect.
The service they provide is second to none and thanks to them I have found the ideal job. Going to work has become something I look forward to everyday and not just a means to pay the bills. OSA Recruitment is the only agency in Guernsey I would recommend. Michaela L
I found Sophie at OSA to be helpful, she listened to what I was looking for in a new job and put forward those which matched my requirements, there was never pressure to go for something i wasn't interested in and this made the whole experience more relaxed and less stressful. Charlotte B
I did a phone reg with a candidate earlier and he was said he really appreciated the Active/Paused website feature and he loved the overall website design. Really practical, informative but also positive. He said it really was reassuring to see how many roles were genuinely active. James M