Connecting People

[ UMENCO CLIENTS AND TESTIMONIALS ]

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Image Credit: An Artist of the Floating World, shot by Tim Walker for British Vogue

Image Credit:
An Artist of the Floating World,
shot by Tim Walker for British Vogue

As a passionate people connector, UMENCO has supported brands including NORDSTROM, Rodarte, Apple Retail, alice McCALL, CAMILLA AND MARC, Assembly label, Scanlan & Theodore, LIFEwithBIRD, sass & bide, Helen Kaminski and Shoes of Prey not only to attract engaged, enthusiastic employees but also retain them. At UMENCO, the end goal is to drive a new dynamic in the workplace where leaders are engaged, employees feel empowered and the end result is profitable for everyone.

 
 
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"Angela and the team at UMENCO are able to provide our business with the utmost care whilst executing deliverables at the highest standards. Our partnership started with a recruitment strategy that swiftly lead into a long term HR development and implementation, as well as to executing programs to educate, empower and develop our team, and help them push through our growth goals.

The UMENCO partnership with Assembly label has exceeded expectations; a partnership with UMENCO is something that I would recommend any individual or business to be a part of."


- LEE THOMPSON, DIRECTOR,
ASSEMBLY LABEL

 

"Angela has helped me so much with various leadership recruitments. Her assistance and advice have been invaluable and reassuring. It's not just what Angela does, but how she goes about it that really makes her stand out; with professionalism, empathy and flexibility - never too busy to answer a query.

Angela has an intrinsic understanding of our company and our people, which has enabled her to present us with the most suitable candidates."


- ALICE MCCALL, FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, 
alice McCALL

 

"Angela is one of the most passionate, intuitive and earthy recruiting professionals I have ever met. Her profound understanding of the business needs and culture is second to none. Angela has the outstanding capability of matching the right candidate to the right job and the right company culture, which is fundamental to ensuring longevity of talent acquisition and retention.

Angela’s thorough approach in talent selection, superior customer service and attention to detail have set the industry standard."


- RAINBOW SAVVAS, GENERAL MANAGER,
MJ BALE

“From my first conversation with Liberty from UMENCO, I instantly felt comfortable and that my best interests were at the heart of what she was trying to achieve for me. I felt like I was speaking to a friend who understood what kind of role I needed in order to thrive as a leader, a retailer and a mother. In Liberty I found a sounding board and support. 

Having met beautiful Angela down the track, and having also been supported by the wonderful Rebecca, I really felt like I was being uplifted by the team, and that UMENCO are really about finding the best working relationships that are undoubtedly compatible. It’s not just those three women; the entire team are genuinely on the same page, which is an experience that I really value.
 
I am now in a role with a company that I adore, feeling like I have achieved the right environment to grow and thrive in my skill-set, whilst being able to be more available to my kids. I received flowers from the UMENCO team my first day of my new job which was such a thoughtful surprise - which speaks worlds of what this team and organisation is all about. Their values and culture are definitely aligned to mine, and I believe this is why the UMENCO experience has worked so seamlessly for me. Thank you! I cannot express how grateful I am that UMENCO recognised in me the value that I had almost forgotten to see in myself and found the perfectly suited role for me. I am so appreciative of everything!”

- ELAINE LAUREL, BOUTIQUE MANAGER,
CAMILLA AND MARC

“Angela Briggs and the UMENCO team strive to find the perfect synergy between the candidate and the business. Their approach is friendly, personalised and professional. I would highly recommend their services.”

- ANGELA REES, MERCHANDISE PLANNING EXECUTIVE

“It was such a pleasure to deal with the team at UMENCO. I have received continual support and guidance from the team which has made liaising with them such a delight. Thanks to UMENCO I have landed my dream role and I couldn’t thank them enough for it. I highly recommend them.”



- EMMA LETO, MARKETING ASSISTANT,
AJE

“From the moment I met Rebecca I knew I was in safe hands. She took her time to understand what I wanted and what the perfect next role would look like. Throughout the whole process, the team at UMENCO were swift and just absolutely wonderful to deal with. Thank you for everything!”



- ROBBY CHRISTIAN,STORE MANAGER,
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI

“I cannot recommenced Ange and the UMENCO team enough. The moment I first met with Ange, she knew that she had the perfect job for me. Ange and the UMENCO team are only a phone call away and always have the right answer. She is such a professional and caring business woman and can do anything! She goes above and beyond for anyone and I cannot recommend her enough.”

- GEORGIA CROME, SHOWROOM AND BRAND RELATIONS COORDINATOR,
AJE

“I would highly recommend Rebecca Jakes and Liberty Collins to anyone in my network if they want a niche, detail-oriented recruitment agent that really looks after their clients. They have both been incredibly supportive and professional with a very human and warm engagement style.  My experience of UMENCO has been incredible. Thank you both for finding me my dream role.”

- KYLEE GISLINGHAM, NATIONAL RETAIL MANAGER,
AJE

“Angela and the UMENCO team are one of the most professional and highly respected teams in fashion industry.  Angela understands business, she has the talent to discover the right candidates with capability and potential to not only meet the position requirements, but also to support strategy growth for every business. In addition, Angela cares for her clients, the kindness and assistance she adds into the business relationship make her as a friend who we can always rely on.”

- BOB HUANG, LOGISTICS MANAGER
AJE

“I really haven’t experienced a company such as UMENCO before - every step of the process was so easy and comforting. They knew exactly what they were talking about and knew everything about the company they were recruiting me for, therefore making me extremely prepared. I never had to reach out to them as they were always staying in contact with me throughout the entire process, and even after I was lucky enough to get my dream job with my long-time favourite designer.

They built my confidence up in every email/phone call. I was fully prepared for my interviews and trials all thanks to Liberty and Samantha. They even had flowers sent to my house to congratulate me. I have stayed in touch with the ladies and they have stayed in touch with me! The kindest and most professional people you will ever come across. Thank you, thank you UMENCO!”

- HAYLEY FROST, ASSISTANT BOUTIQUE MANAGER,
BEC + BRIDGE

“ Working with Liberty and Umenco was a truly wonderful experience. Liberty reached out to me with a great opportunity and worked with me throughout the whole process. Not only did she see that the company was a good fit for me, she walked me through how to prepare for interviews, touched base frequently throughout, and kept me in the loop with any relevant information. I felt that she was really working to help me connect with a career that worked for me. She kept my best interests at heart, and after I was accepted for the job I even received beautiful flowers from the whole Umenco team. It was little touches like this that made the whole interaction really enjoyable, and I would absolutely work with Lib again if I ever needed to.”

- LOUISA BELL, BOUTIQUE MANAGER,
BASSIKE

“The team at UMENCO have made my job search so easy and stress free at a time I was stressed with my recent redundancy. Annique was great to work with through the whole interview process, and took the time to understand me and my technical skills. I was well informed on the role and requirements and Annique made sure that I was suited for the company.

Annique contacted me to check on my progress and to update me throughout. 
I was ecstatic to find out I had the role. I was kindly congratulated and had a last check in to make sure I had settled into my new role. 

Thank you so much to UMENCO for making the process so effortless and enjoyable.”


- MICHELE STANCULESCU, GARMENT TECH,
AJE

 
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"Finding a new career has been an absolute dream with Ange. From the first moment that we connected, she already had the perfect role in mind... which was essentially a dream job opportunity for me. Throughout the interview phase, Ange was always available and provided sound advice to help ease the interview process. I would undoubtedly recommend Ange and UMENCO when looking for a career move within the retail marketing space due to their network, service and chic website!"


- WILLIAM MITCHELL,SENIOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
BULGARI

 

"Angela and the UMENCO team are brilliant! I’ve known Angela professionally over the past 6 years and without hesitation UMENCO are always our first port of call for any HR, Recruitment or Organisational Development requirements. Their ability to listen, understand and work efficiently is admirable, and for them diligence is paramount. At the heart of the business is their focus on people, and this shows through in every aspect of their work. If your business is people-focused then partner with UMENCO and your business will continue to grow."


- PHEBE BARTLE, HEAD OF RETAIL,
alice McCALL

 

"Angela and the UMENCO team are the best of the best. Angela's approach to recruitment is unique; she is not only incredibly professional and inspiring, she is exceptionally genuine, kind and passionate. Her dedication to delivering outstanding candidates who are aligned from a values perspective as well as skillset and experience is unwavering." 

- HARRIET FRASER, REGIONAL MANAGER,
alice McCALL

 

"Angela and the rest of the UMENCO team are top-notch recruiters. They jumped on the job and immediately hit the ground running by promising to source an initial batch of candidates in a very short timeframe. Each candidate was thoroughly screened and prepped on the role, the team, and our broader company culture. An exhaustive pre-screening questionnaire with detailed answers and notes also accompanied each referral. Most importantly, they delivered excellent candidates for a critical, senior level role at our firm. They were ultra-responsive and worked diligently to support us throughout the entire hiring process."


- MICHAEL FOX, CEO,
SHOES OF PREY



"I have continued to work with Angela Briggs and UMENCO on a range of different roles and placements. We have enjoyed a valuable and positive partnership with candidates presented by UMENCO, in addition to a valuable and positive partnership with UMENCO & Angela Briggs. The candidates engaged by UMENCO have been of a high calibre, and certainly represent the kind of talent that we are searching for. As a business, we are committed to engaging with a community of talent across a variety of different areas, and we value our partnership with UMENCO in achieving this. We look forward to continuing our relationship with UMENCO & Angela Briggs."


- XRISSA EFSTRATIADIS, HR AND TRAINING MANAGER, 
M.J.BALE

 

"It is rare to find a recruiter who genuinely cares about you and your career aspirations, as well as someone who has the right network of people and companies to open up the perfect opportunity. Angela possesses both of these attributes and also has a unique ability to connect with people on a more holistic level. If you are fortunate enough to have her working for you or your company, you can expect amazing results."
 

- TANYA GALIATSATOS, HEAD OF RETAIL AND VISUAL MERCHANDISING,
sass & bide

 

"Angela's work ethic is of the highest standard. She understands the business and the people in it, as well as having a kind and caring nature. I could not recommend Angela more highly. A pleasure to work with."


- ALETHEA FLYNN, FORMER COMMUNITY MANAGER,
sass & bide

 

"Angela is an incredibly talented professional who puts passion, integrity and commitment at the forefront of her business. Without her endless support and dedication, I would not have been able to find a business so perfectly aligned with my values and passions. She is one of the most caring and kind-hearted individuals I have ever met. What Angela and her team are capable of and achieving day in day out, is no doubt beyond inspirational."
 

- GRACE CHOI, HR COORDINATOR AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR,
ASSEMBLY LABEL

“I have worked with Angela on few occasions; when I looked for a ‘unicorn’, the perfect candidate at work, or when I looked for a career change and wondered what direction to take. I have always received the most valuable recommendations, precious guidance and support from Angela. She is passionate, thorough, and has the highest attention to detail, as well as the perfect understanding of company culture. I would recommend UMENCO to everyone who needs expertise in recruitment and leadership development.”  


- AURÉLIE JOUSSEAUME, NATIONAL SALES MANAGER,
BENEFIT COSMETICS

 

"Angela is an absolute delight to work with, she takes the time to understand what we are looking for and has consistently delivered outstanding candidates. I can't recommend her more highly."


- MARK YOUENS, CEO,
HAVAIANAS


"The process from initial meet and brief to welcoming a crucial team member that was a great fit for both our product and our culture seemed effortless. Angela comes rightly highly recommended, she prescribed what was needed and quickly delivered an exceptional candidate who is now helping form our future. "


- JONNIE VIGAR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
CONTAINER and LEIF PRODUCTS

 

"Angela is undoubtedly the best in the business. She oozes warmth, professionalism, friendliness and authenticity. She is intrinsically motivated, clearly by her passion for connecting people and helping land the perfect fit for everyone involved. She is an active listener, deeply and authentically professionally networked and I trust her advice and commitment as I would a friend. Her unique approach is inimitable within the industry."


- EMILY MASHMAN, BRAND & SALES MANAGER,
LEIF PRODUCTS

 

"As a brand consultant I have worked closely with Angela and am constantly inspired by her passion and drive to deliver superior service and results to clients, matching their needs with the company’s culture ensuring long-term outcomes. Angela has a profound knowledge of this industry and a contagious enthusiasm that is incredibly motivating. She has provided me unwavering and continual support as a mentor and career coach. Angela is intuitive, creative, positive, and most importantly kind and compassionate."
 

- MARGOT DAVIES, BRAND CONSULTANT

 

"I have been working with Angela and the UMENCO team for over two years now and it has been a dream! Angela’s passion for leaders in the fashion industry is second to none, but what truly makes UMENCO my only choice is Angela’s commitment to understanding you: your hopes, dreams, passion and end game. This helps her connect candidates and companies alike for the perfect culture and role fit. The personal touches in Angela’s caring and kind approach are the cherry on the top; I cannot recommend Angela & UMENCO highly enough."
 

- KATE BURNS, RETAIL EXECUTIVE, 
LOVISA

 

"We’ve been so fortunate to have Angela Briggs and her team at UMENCO genuinely help us across several areas. UMENCO has radically improved our HR process, streamlining our entire business through organisational restructuring, up-skilling & dynamic recruiting. We are now in the best position to successfully reach our growth potential. The experience and efficiency of UMENCO has been incredible."


- NICHOLAS VAN MESSNER, FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR,
LIFEwithBIRD

 

"Having recently worked with the UMENCO team on the placement of two critical roles at Helen Kaminski, I cannot be happier with the final result. Angela and her team have shown an uncanny ability to grasp the intricacies of the skill sets required for each of the roles and, more importantly, a clear understanding our complex culture. The shortlist we were given included a mix of candidates that were an exact match to the original brief, as well as a few that challenged us to explore outside of the square.

It is clear that we would not have been able to find such outstanding talent through more conventional recruitment measures. I am ever grateful to the team at UMENCO for this, and to Angela in particular for her ever positive and uplifting energy, as well as her sustaining professionalism."



- LEILA HIBRI, GENERAL MANAGER,
HELEN KAMINSKI