- 1. Testimonials
- Candidate 317266
- Client 253742
- Candidate 254638
- Client 248935
- The Learning Insitute
- Candidate 242078
- Client 252677
- Candidate 245333
- Client 250490
- Client 252401
- Client 245140
- Candidate 245669
- Client 252324
- Breast Cancer Care
- Candidate 251238
- Client 246269
- Candidate 244847
- Candidate 240761
- Candidate 242530
- Client 242583
- Client 241259
- Candidate 249691
- 2. What do you think?
We asked our Clients and Candidates what they thought of the people4business sites, and this is what they told us…
“People4Business works. I have joined more than a dozen agencies and only P4B has consistently brought me great contracts (only one other agency has found me a contract in the same period, and I had to take them to Court to get paid).
“When a freelancer, or Candidate, on the site is shortlisted for a contract they are assigned their own contact or agent at P4B. I have a really good relationship with my agent Alexis (but I’ve dealt with others at P4B and they’ve all been great). She calls me whenever I’ve been shortlisted, always before I know anything about it, and gives me really useful information about the Client and the role. Then, when we’re happy, she puts me in touch with the Client.
“Through consistent and clear communication P4B make it straightforward: the client knows the skills I can offer and I know exactly what they want from me, and what they’re paying.
“I’ve enjoyed working in London, Newcastle and even Dubai – and that’s entirely because of P4B! I’ve been paid in full every time and I’ve never had to worry about the ’quality’ of the Client.
“People4business – keep doing what you do; it’s a truly valuable service.” – Candidate 317266
“The people4business website made it easy to find someone suitable for a particular project we had coming up. We have always had to rely on word of mouth before, but this time we found someone ideal with little effort and the web-based setup people4business employ made the whole transaction smooth and efficient. I would certainly use them again.”
“I‘m more than happy to endorse the people4business site. Apart from gaining a contract swiftly through the site, I am impressed with the speed of service from client managers and the general ‘integrated’ approach the site offers to both Candidate and Client.
The people4business way of obtaining clients is a cut above traditional ways of seeking business.”
“We found the people4business website by accident about three months ago. The availability, on tap, of a wealth of freelance talent is fantastic. The easy search facility by skill, cost, and location is a winner.
I have no reservations about recommending people4business every time, as they properly facilitate a relationship with freelancers, rather than wish to control it.
The service we have had is excellent and it’s a blessed relief to be freed from recruitment consultants.”
“people4business has allowed us to find people with skills that we couldn’t access elsewhere. So it has been a real help to us.”
Kit Sadgrove, The Learning Institute «www.inst.org»
“I’d just like to say thank you for the excellent service you provide! Going freelance is a daunting business, especially in Media Sales as it is very uncommon to do so.
You have created the ideal service to allow the independence I am looking for, but with the reassurance of support as well as a pool of potential Clients for my services.
Whenever I have called in I have found the team very helpful and happy, which makes it a delightful experience.
Thank you again and congratulations.”
“The site proved extremely useful in finding a programmer with specific skills at very short notice.
The contractor delivered work to a very high standard.
I have no hesitation in recommending either you or the contractor.”
Data Publishers Association Newcomer of the Year 2009
From the judges comments:
“The winning case study should form a benchmark for the rest of the industry,” according to the judges, who noted this team’s ability to take a great business idea, combine it with the technology available to create a business model and then craft it into a potentially groundbreaking product. The team had the right expertise and the “member to member/friend to friend” style of recommendation to establish rapid growth to their already impressive early adopter client list.”
“this organisation is going to go from strength to strength”
“Working with people4business has been a pleasant and rewarding experience. Unlike other work or freelance portals, they have the Ronseal effect — actually doing what they promised to do!
The staff that I have dealt with have all been professional and courteous. They have proved they are well trained by providing me with solid advice when trying to optimise my site entry.
If my experience is reflective of other Clients and Candidates, then this organisation is going to go from strength to strength!”
“very impressed by the individual attention”
“After extensive searching for a freelance contractor to develop a database, I found people4business.
They put me in contact with two Candidates who were able to help me straight away, and the project was started immediately.
The user interface was extremely easy to use, and gave me considerable security, since people4business were always available as an intermediary and transactions took place through their secure site. I was very impressed by the individual attention given to their customers.
I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for a fast, professional and, above all, easy-to-use service.”
“thanks for your very quick responses to my questions”
“Just wanted to reinforce my earlier comments about what a good website you have. Thanks for your very quick responses to my questions.”
“we have been very happy with the service”
“We have been very happy with the service provided by people4business.
Any queries we have had or any problems that have occurred have always been resolved quickly and efficiently.”
My experience of using the site was that it was very easy to use and expertly run.
The weekly process of submitting timesheets and recording payments went like clockwork and facilitated a very smooth running of the several contracts I had with people4business, and the client I was working for. I’d be very happy to recommend the site to anyone.”
“Just wanted to confirm that I have had a very positive chat with both the contacts you have put me in touch with…
I wanted to say a huge thank-you for guiding me through this (I may be coming back for more assistance at any point, so don’t be too surprised!). I think the service you guys are providing is brilliant. I will be in touch as soon as I have decided if the Candidates have the necessary skills for the project (I think they both have, but I just need some more information from them) and will definitely be using the service again!”
“a refreshing change”
“people4charity found us a highly effective and skilled senior developer who completed our project earlier than we had anticipated, exceeding our expectations and saving us money.
I found the whole experience a refreshing change from traditional recruitment channels. I especially like the fact that the Candidates of services set their own rates and discounts too. We were able to search and review the Candidates’ details online and knew that assistance was just a phone call away. The whole transaction was completed via our personal home page, and the online administration with electronic timesheets and invoicing was very straightforward.
It was also a real plus point that the freelancer we used shared our values and gave us preferential rates as a result. And the fact that people4charity will be returning a portion of their profit to Breast Cancer Care at the end of the year is a welcome bonus!”
Bertie Bosredon, Head of New Media, «Breast Cancer Care»
(Breast Cancer Care is the UK’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support)
people4business has been really helpful to me. Without it I would not have known how to begin in getting freelance work, it has been great to have someone to help guide me.
“very pleased with the service”
“I have been very pleased with the service from people4business and from Paula. When I need IT support again I will certainly be in touch.”
“it’s a great website”
“Thanks for the prompt response Duncan.
It’s a great website and I hope I get more opportunities from it soon.”
“I have been highly impressed with the service offered by people4business. Their automated service facilitates speedy management, which, in combination with a personal one-to-one service, positions it as a reliable and trustworthy professional services brokerage.
I am happy to recommend people4business to professionals and businesses who are seeking an outlet for their services. people4business has been most helpful in continuing to meet the commercial objectives of this company.”
“a very professional, yet friendly, organisation”
“people4business do what they say they do! If you have the in-demand skills, they’ll look after you from start to end of a contract. A very professional, yet friendly, organisation. I happily recommend you to my friends. Keep up your good work.”
“the ideal solution”
“As the manager of a business centre with only two full-time personnel, finding temporary staff to cover sick days and/or holiday has always been tricky. The nature of the job means that we answer the phones for 30+ different companies, each in a particular way, and we also undertake a variety of different administration projects for numerous clients.
Therefore, the ideal solution for us is to have the same temp back every time that we have an assignment, rather than a new, untrained person each time. As such, people4business.com has provided us with the ideal solution.
Through this website we located a local person with the requisite skills, who, as a self-employed person, is available to us as and when we need her. This has meant that we have been able to maintain a third member of staff, who knows us, the job and the clients, without paying a retaining fee or a minimum amount of hours.
We are about to embark on our 4th contract with people4business.com, and have found the site easy and straightforward to use, and the customer service team very helpful if we ever have a question. I have already recommended this site to other business centre managers, and I am sure that it will prove a success across many other industries.”
“Searching the web for details of freelance journalists, I came across the people4business site from Google. Details of several available journalists and their charging rates were clearly set out as I clicked through the site. There were a couple who caught my eye and I could match them in my mind with projects that were in embryo.
I have to say that building up contact and creating a contract was not without its difficulties in the first instance. However, Duncan was extremely responsive and we managed to focus on some amendments that would make the site busy customer more friendly. This was a refreshing attitude in an internet community which tends to do it and leave it!
I had excellent service from both the journalists I contacted and I am sure I will use them again. The accounts for payment were created online and consequently paid promptly.
I can recommend the service and the proprietor”
“friendly and helpful from day one”
“I am so glad I found people4business on the internet! The site was easy to register with and flexible – it’s great that you can make changes so easily as your business develops.
The team at people4business have been friendly and helpful from day one, answering all my questions and queries promptly. The process is easy to follow and very simple to use – I would recommend people4business to anyone looking for contract work.”
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Last updated 31.07.12