Cactus Recruit embody ambition, drive and possess a profound passion for delivering the talent that will take your company to new heights while nurturing a thriving workforce.
Powered by extensive knowledge of IT, Digital Marketing and Professional Services into start-up, scale-up and established organisations. We focus on building and cultivating long-lasting relationships and focus on quality over quantity recruitment.
How we help clients
We listen, advise and collaborate with our clients across the UK, to deliver excellent results. We know that every company needs something different from a recruitment service. We understand that competition to attract and secure the best permanent talent is fierce and can be time-consuming for organisations. More than ever it is critical to stand out from the crowd, get the hiring process right and create the right first impression.
Through our permanent recruitment solutions, we take the time to really understand your business and tailor a solution to your exact needs and you’ll have a single point of contact throughout. Innovative candidate attraction techniques mean we can source passive candidates who are not on the market.
Ultimately we ensure you always have the best people for the job. With the specialist knowledge and skills to translate your employee value proposition into a recruitment strategy, our team works closely with you to attract and evaluate the best talent and deliver the outcomes you expect.
How we help candidates
We help candidates look for their next permanent job opportunity.
We give useful tips for guidance on CV writing, job interviews, LinkedIn tips, productivity and much more.
In a rush? Simply drop off your CV by clicking on the button to your right, and we'll get in contact if we have a suitable vacancy.
"As a Change Specialist, it can be really challenging to match my aspirations with the right clients, especially against a backdrop of a changing marketplace and the lack of understanding that surrounds the change manager' skills and competencies.
Carley knows the difficulty so well. She brings to the table that very special social attribute to engage those complexities with soft disarming confidence. I realised quite quickly that I needed her as my Champion, to have that person's confidence not only in themselves, but also in my potential to offer the client. This is so much more than "search and match" which often leaves me frustrated and disappointed.
She has a wonderful, approachable demeanour. She is adept at building positive professional relationships, creating a good rapport between me and the client and always building on that level of trust between us. A great communicator, she also kept me in the loop throughout the recruitment process, giving me frequent updates, always working hard in the background as a middleperson throughout the awareness and interest stages.
I smile as I remember being tempted into conversation; a good listener and marketer, Carley is the best I've encountered, for reflecting the role back to me, and explaining why I was a good match and a great opportunity to take. She removed the many decision points and obstacles in the way, managing the client and I in terms of meeting our aspirations together. Her patience is exemplary and she never showed her frustration. She kept her cool and was professional throughout.
Recruitment is an incredibly competitive industry, and Carley is willing to put the effort in. Such a customer experience I had, she is the only person I want to work with now, because I trust her judgement and her skills beyond all others, and she knows me well enough to work to recommend me to others in future."
People Change Manager
"Carley has been wonderfully helpful with both recruiting and interviewing candidates. Not only were the candidates we received from her knowledgable and qualified they were good fits for our company's culture holding the same kind of values, work ethic and attitude that thrive in Dune Root Ltd.
Throughout our recruiting, Carley checked in regularly and helped us with interview techniques and figuring out how to see if someone was a good fit for us.
There are a lot of recruiters on Linkedin and beyond who seem to take the approach of let's throw the spaghetti at the wall and see what sticks - spamming and using automated messages/emails to the annoyance of their recipients.
Carley has been a refreshing change from this style working alongside us in harmony. She is a delight to work with and I highly recommend her for any recruitment needs".
"Carley found me my dream job and my dream content writer. She is the most fantastic person to work with, respectful, competent and totally diligent. Cannot recommend Carley enough to anyone looking to change jobs or hire any sort of staff".
Head of Marketing Candidate then became a Client
"Carley is really a great professional recruiter with clear understanding of demand,requirements and meeting it with employer and job seeker. Carley has great communication skills and helps candidates not only with scheduling interviews ,she goes extra mile on how to prepare for interview with specific employer by providing some insights about them, proactively sends reminders about interview and personally called me about interview feedback . I have got dream job due to Carley and i am very pleased and thankful to her".
"Carley helped us recruit for multiple roles including Head of Marketing for our online startup in the UK.
Working with Carley is an absolute pleasure. She is extremely patient & understanding - working with us over different time zones. She took the time to really understand our company and what we were looking for, and find us people with the right skill sets.
Thanks again for your help and looking forward to working with you more going forward as well".