"I wanted to take a minute to share my experience with Yonan. In a nutshell he was great. Over the years I have had many dealings with recruiters, some good, some not so good but no one quite like Yonan, I was very impressed. His approach was fantastic; he was thorough and inquisitive while being very relatable and approachable. Yonan’s assistance through the process was spot on; he was extremely professional and personable. Although the opportunity did not work out for me the feedback and suggestions provided by Yonan will no doubt help me with my next set of interviews. Yonan is a special guy.”
"It was a great experience working with Beth. She is an exceptional recruiter who thoroughly uncovers a candidate’s quality and potential. If you are a confident candidate who is searching for an opportunity, Beth is definitely the right person to contact.
Beth is very personable and one of her best qualities is that she takes initiative to understand her candidates and what they are looking for in their next role. She sets the right expectations for the client and the candidate and works towards a longer term business relationship.
It has been a great privilege to work with Beth."
Raj Mitra, CMA - Manager, Planning and Analysis - Leo Pharma
“After considerable thought and sincere help from Sandra Gomes, I have accepted a great role as Director, BMO, Capital Markets, Operations.
As for PSG, and in particular Sandra Gomes, I cannot say enough to express my thanks for her professionalism, expertise, and guidance she has provided to me in the past few months. Sandra has single handed helped me through my decision making and has always made herself available to me when I asked.
Sandra has gone out of her way to be a great friend, mentor and support system through my career search process. In all my dealings with recruiters she has stood out far above all and I feel fortunate to have built this relationship with her.
Thank you Sandra Gomes and Lisa Price for a wonderful experience at PSG.”
Joanne Balsamo - Director BMO Capital Markets Operations - BMO
“I have had the opportunity to work with Brian Gordon a number of times over the past 7 years through various recruitment campaigns. While I was the Director of Human Resources for Anixter Canada, Brian was the only recruitment consultant to successfully place a candidate in a new and very niche aspect of Anixter's business. He was successful because he inserted himself into our business, working with me to understand our organization as a whole and working very closely with the hiring manager to understand very specifically the requirements needed for that perfect fit. Brian went to great lengths to understand the technical fit, organizational fit, behavioural fit and team fit requirements. Every candidate he presented was considered a subject-matter expert in the role and the final candidate remains a successful part of the Anixter sales team today.”
Laura Mohammed - HR Professional
”I just want to express my thanks to both Sandra Gomes and Lisa Price for your honesty and strong belief in me. You were extremely supportive and encouraging throughout a very lengthy and uncertain process. I really do appreciate your professionalism as well as your genuine sincerity. Hope to stay in touch and talk to you again soon.”
“Thank you Yonan so much for all your hard work and obvious skill and professionalism. Myself and the other two executives that were involved in this search were very impressed with the number of qualified candidates referred when we knew that given the criteria for the job, the search would be difficult. The candidates arrived well prepped about Mary Kay and committed to the process. We all agree you did a great job!! Thank you again. Believe me, we appreciate it!”
Tricia Greco - Director Human Resources & Sales Force Services - Mary Kay Cosmetics
"I was vacationing this past summer and received a message from Mike alerting me to a position that came up that he thought I'd be good for. I was not pursuing anything actively at the time but decided to meet with him briefly out of courtesy. As it turns out, it has been one of the best decisions I've made. Just this week, after a long process, I signed off on the offer!
Mike was great throughout the entire process and really kept me focused on what it was his client was looking for. He followed up with me each and every time he was asked and I really believe he's a big reason why I ultimately got the position. I was unimpressed with many of the recruiters that I met with during my search, Mike was certainly not one of them."
Mark D'Ambrose - Regional Sales Manager
“Thank you Lisa for making the time to meet with me on such short notice. You should know that Yonan was very professional as well as helpful and personable. He and your company exude a positive and very caring attitude. Congratulations on building something that truly meshes individual needs with a larger goal.”
L.H. - Candidate
“Recently, I had the pleasure of using the Permanent Search Group for Executive Coaching. Lisa Price, demonstrated exceptional knowledge as she guided me through a series of discussions that centered around my unique ability and more importantly, assisted with creating an action plan for career development and growth. Lisa with her immense talents, skillfully kept me on track to execute my action plan. Lisa and her team exceeded my expectations in every way possible and I would highly recommend the Permanent Search Group.”
Elizabeth Repchuck, MSW, A.C.H.R.M. - President - GAIN HR Inc.
"I want to thank Mike King who has been invaluable in charting out the next step in my career. He has been a thorough professional with the uncanny ability of knowing the exact kind of role I was looking for. His constant guidance and support during the recruitment process was significant in making this a success. I would like to thank him for all his help and highly recommend him to anyone seeking the next opportunity that they have envisioned for themselves and more."
Diti Pandya - Strategic Planning - Mattel Canada Inc.
"It's a pleasure to work with Yonan. He has really taken the time to get to know our business to a level that some of our employees don't have. With this extensive knowledge of our business and my philosophies around people, Yonan consistently delivers A+ candidates. I will continue to work with Yonan to grow and expand my team. If you want someone that will become a virtual part of your team and help save you time...Call Yonan, you won't be disappointed."
Clinton Smith - Vice President of Sales - Rogers Ventures
"I have never thanked any employment agency before but I felt it was warranted to send you an email to reflect my impression of Permanent Search Group.
I wanted to say 'thank you' to Lorrie Clark and Sandra Gomes for giving me such courtesy when considering me and submitting my resume for the position with your valued client .
Even though I did not get the job, it was a true pleasure working with both of you as you are both professional and made me feel very welcome in your office. It also shows the integrity of the Permanent Search Group (PSG) who also kept in contact with me throughout the whole process including during the wait time while the client made their decision and then letting me know that I did not get the position-I have seen/heard many agencies not giving that courtesy to their candidates so it was quite refreshing that PSG did.
I honestly have to say that Permanent Search Group is a 'class act' and I thank you for all of your help and guidance throughout this process."
“I recently procured employment with the Help of Yonan Mintz of the Permanent Search Group (PSG). I was amazed with the level of personal service, advice and dedication throughout the entire process from first interview to the final contract signing. I strongly believe that without the help of PSG I would not have been able to successfully achieve my goal of full-time permanent employment with the fantastic organization PSG has aligned me with. Thank you PSG and Yonan Mintz for all of your hard work!!”
Paul Reeves - Account Executive - Teambuy
“It is gratifying to meet someone dedicated to doing a good job. From beginning to end my experience with Yonan Mintz was very positive. He is very thorough in making sure that the opportunity he presented to me was a good fit for me as well as his client. Yonan was especially helpful offering advice and feedback and even took the time to call me before my interview to wish me luck. I am very impressed with my whole experience with Yonan and PSG and would confidently recommend PSG to anyone looking for a professional service. I would also like to thank Lori Forcione for being so fast, efficient, and professional with all our dealings, thanks again for the great service.”
Andres Miluy - Business Development Consultant - Teambuy
"Working with PSG and in particular Yonan Mintz has restored my faith with Employment Agencies. The courtesy, professionalism and diplomacy I received was beyond my expectations. There are a lot of wannabes out there but PSG know what they are doing. Looking for work is never easy that is why I highly recommend PSG. Many thanks to PSG and Yonan."
Dale McIntosh - Account Executive - Hilite Fine Foods
"I recently applied for an HR Generalist position through The Permanent Search Group and I was immediately contacted by one of their associates, Yonan Mintz. I found him to be very professional and courteous. He took the time to ask me a number of pertinent questions and immediately asked me to come in for a full interview. Soon after meeting Yonan you immediately feel welcomed by his ease and warm inviting nature. We had a lengthy discussion about my qualifications and what I was looking for with respect to my next career opportunity. He took the time to ask me a number of questions, to get to know what I was interested in. I was thrilled to hear that he wanted to present me immediately to the potential employer. Yonan kept me informed throughout the entire process. He was a great liaison between the employer and myself and very professional the entire time. I certainly felt the personal touch and I was very appreciative of his hands on approach. To my delight, I was successful in my search and landed the role. I also got the chance to meet Lisa Price. I found her to be pleasant and inviting as well. I would certainly recommend PSG to any of my HR colleagues. I would certainly use PSG again for any future career searches."
FTM - HR Professional
“I wanted to send this quick note to thank you Yonan for all of the hard work that you and PSG did on my behalf, while I was looking for a new position. What made the search all the more difficult was the insecurity in the economy, and the lower number of suitable positions that were available. You never lost faith that you would be able to find a position that suited my needs, and your optimism was contagious. With your hard work, you were able to get me the position of a lifetime, and your interview tips and suggestions helped me over the last hurdles. I was offered the position and am looking forward to a very bright future. I cannot thank-you and PSG enough for all of the hard work on my behalf, and I will definitely recommend you to all of my friends should they need your services.”
Vasco Alcantara - Business Development Consultant - ZOOCASA
"I don't have words to describe how happy and satisfied I am with PSG. Mike is one of the best search executives I've ever met - his immaculate way of identifying the right match for my skill sets and efficiently guiding me through the interview process is worth mentioning. I'll always be thankful and will surely recommend and use PSG' service in my future endeavours."
Andy Ganapaty - National Account Manager - Electrolux Canada
“Many thanks to Sandra Gomes and the entire team at the Permanent Search Group. Without Sandra's hard work and ability to develop strong relationships with clients I wouldn't be where I am now. Sandra's customer service and ability to see latent talent within candidates is unparalleled. I recommend her in the strongest terms possible.”
Kristian Chartier - Learning Technology Specialist - The Insurance Institute of Canada
“I found my recent experience with Yonan Mintz and Lisa Price at PSG to be very rewarding. From the beginning, Yonan took the time to get to know me and understand my career goals. I was impressed by the professionalism of Yonan and Lisa and their hands on approach. They provided advice and timely feedback in a positive manner which greatly enhanced my overall experience with PSG. It was clear that PSG was committed to both me and their client. I would not hesitate to recommend PSG to anyone looking to work with a quality search firm.”
Stephanie Klug - Human Resources Generalist - Norbord
"As an HR Professional trying to find my next career opportunity it was important for me to align with an agency that would not only help me find employment but understand what I was looking for and what roles would be a good fit for me. I found this type of support with Yonan Mintz at PSG. Yonan was professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Throughout my search he kept the lines of communication open and I felt very well represented. I would not hesitate to work with Yonan again, as a candidate or as an employer searching for good talent."
Amanda Vali - HR Manager - Ontario Natural Food Co-op
“I want to thank your organization and in particular Sandra Gomes. Due to her unwavering commitment and expertise, I was able to secure a desirable position with the Insurance Institute. Even though I wasn't offered the position originally, it materialized a few months later. This proved to me that Sandra was true to her word. She asserted me many times, "have faith, something is in the works".
This quality is of utmost importance to me in building a solid relationship between myself and the agency now and in the future if the need arises. I would absolutely recommend the Permanent Search Group to someone looking for work at an executive level. As well, Sandra went the extra mile in reshaping my resume to meet the employer's expectations.”
Steve Paras - Examinations Specialist - Insurance Institute of Canada
“Mike and Lorrie - let me say this about the entire process thus far. I am very appreciative to both of you. You made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. I have never had as much pleasure going through an interview process as much as I have with the both of you. I find you both to be very helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate to not only the employer's needs, but the candidate's as well. Thank you for all of your help in helping make this happen not only for me, but the Tinnerman group as well.”
Frank Ljubanovich - Tooling Supervisor - A. Raymond Tinnerman
"I would like to thank Lorrie Clark at Permanent Search Group for her efforts and assistance in advancing my career by placing me with my current company. Not only was Lorrie a pleasure to deal with, she provided interview coaching, analysis and information regarding the client company, immediate interview feedback and next step timelines. With Lorrie’s help I had an interview lined up within a week of us meeting and an offer a short time after which made my job transition seamless.
I was referred to her by a colleague and will definitely be referring her to others. Thank you PSG."
Sharon Mason - Account Executive - Superior Energy Management
“Mike King was a great asset to my career advancement. He helped me secure a fantastic position with an excellent company that matched my needs. Mike was very thorough and provided consistent and valuable feedback throughout the recruitment process. He is easily approachable and was very accommodating to work with. I would highly recommend Mike King to anyone that is looking for guidance, support and results with their career search. Top qualities: Great Results , Personable , High Integrity “
Breanne Louks - Senior Licensing Associate - Mattel
"Lisa, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for our coaching conversation this week - I appreciated having the space to share with you what occurred, and you not only gave me that space, but you listened to what I said, how I felt, challenged my assumptions and helped me to shift my thinking, which is what I really wanted as the outcome - and I'm actually looking forward to giving myself time. I also appreciate you sharing your feedback about what you see as my strengths -- you helped me turn my week around and I'm appreciative of your coaching!"
Deborah Bakti - VP Human Resources - Extendicare
"I have worked with PSG on an ongoing basis for over 10 years and have found the experience very rewarding. The team of search consultants are friendly and approachable and deliver a first rate quality service. The PSG team manages the hiring process efficiently, thoroughly and with the utmost degree of professionalism. Always a delight to work with them!"
Marianne L. Pelletier - Director, Human Resources - Investment Planning Counsel
"Mike and Lorrie set the bar for Search firms. In assisting me with my placement, they were diligent and communicative. The one thing that sets them apart is the how they remained in contact and shown an interest in my success. I am in one of the best (if not the best) career experiences of my career history! Thanks PSG!"
Simon Hawkins - Sr Purchasing Manager - UPGC Inc.
"I have experienced exceptional service from Permanent Search Group on two occasions. Initially, as a candidate, Lisa Price invested the time to understand my strengths and career objectives. This led to my role as Director of Finance at Arbor Memorial Services Inc. which provided the challenge and opportunity for development I was seeking, in addition to joining a growth Company with an excellent culture and work environment. When I had the opportunity to expand my team at Arbor, PSG came through for me with an outstanding hire in spite of a very competitive recruiting market. Lisa once again comprehended the needs of both the organization and the candidate to ensure there was a great fit. She and her colleagues were professional at all times and provided thorough, timely communication throughout the process."
Valerie Harvey C.A. - Director of Finance - Arbor Memorial Services Inc.
"Mike recently worked with me to help me find the next step on my career path. I was immediately drawn to Mike because of his charisma, integrity and his ability to answer all my questions and concerns very quickly. He is very personable and really understands recruitment and what a true fit for a company and candidate feels like. I have loved working with Mike and would not hesitate recommending him."
Leena Bukhari - Human Resources Generalist - Mattel
"Yonan, I had an excellent experience working with you during my transition. Your professional approach while providing information about my background was genuine and thorough. Your commitment to finding a suitable match for me was very apparent and your suggestions provided insight and comfort during a stressful time. Thanks again for making the process as stress-free as possible."
Chris Brown - Professional Account Manager - CIBA Vision
"Please accept this letter as an expression of my sincere thanks for all you have done in renewing my faith in working through an agency, and mostly for being the vehicle through which a new working relationship. After months of negative experiences, dealing with agencies who’s marketing efforts were far superior to their ability to build relationships and represent their clients interests. I was referred to the Permanent Search Group (PSG). The level of support personal attention and professional guidance I received from yourself and Sandra Gomes contributed to my success in securing a full-time opportunity in record time. Your experience and commitment to service is truly the difference!"
Donovan Myers - Supervisor - USC Education Savings Plan
"My experience with PSG was excellent. The staffing consultants kept in constant contact with me during the process which has made the transition to full-time employment smooth. If you are seeking your next career, I strongly recommend PSG for professional service and a process which strongly matches the best candidate with the right job."
Pamela Simons - Training Consultant - Insurance Institute of Canada
"Just recently, I worked with Mike and PSG in my transition to the next phase in my career. He understood the needs of both client and candidate. He was very quick to follow up and provided valuable feedback. Authentic. Great people skills. Mike is the best person to talk to when you are looking for other opportunities in your career."
Cecile Hernandez - Brand Manager - CIBA Vision (Novartis)
"I am very pleased with the experience I had with the Permanent Search Group. From beginning to end I was treated with the utmost respect and witnessed a great amount of professionalism. I was mostly impressed with the ongoing communication I had with PSG and the continuous guidance I received throughout my interview process. Thank you for your assistance."
Omar Naeem - P.Eng