My new assistant

I am thrilled to introduce our new Front of House Assistant, Duke Godfrey Masson!

Duke comes in to the office every day and has proven to be so popular, with regular visitors all looking for a mood boost during the working day!  He is fast learning the office etiquette, however as he is still a puppy, he does get over excitable and needs regular play breaks and doesn’t realise that not everyone wants puppy kisses!  Duke loves a cuddle and regularly participates in Teams meetings!  Sadly, Patch passed away at the end of 2022 and is missed by us all so Duke has big paws to fill.

The office is buzzing!

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The new Platinum Business magazine, has landed on my desk today.

I am buzzing and overjoyed, to see that our independent, boutique consultancy, is detailed in the same magazine, that features the prolific Kamala Harris on the cover!  As well as the exclusive brands of Harrods and Lamborghini.  Any businesses that are interested in the Kickstart Scheme, or hiring talent the more traditional way, please do get in touch!

Here is the article, featured on page 8.



Kickstart Scheme

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The government are covering the employment costs for 6 months for new employees, signed up through the Kickstart Scheme. They are providing funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit.

Many employers that have signed up for the Kickstart Scheme are receiving high volumes of cv’s to filter. I am working with businesses and the the Freedom Works Kickstart Brochure pdf gateway, to free up their time, by filtering cv’s, compiling candidate shortlists and conducting first stage interviews. Ultimately saving you time, to run your business and then being presented with the most suitable candidates for the role.
Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers:
• 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months
• Associated employer National Insurance contributions
• Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

For companies wishing to utilise this service, please contact me to discuss further.

New Client Testimonial

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“Masson Appointments was introduced on our PSL over 4 years ago. After meeting Tessa she explained how she runs her recruitment business and how she differs from the other agencies. This was immediately evident from the first time we worked with Tessa, she has an extremely personable, professional and bespoke approach for her clients. Tessa goes the extra mile to ensure she doesn’t just know the vacancy inside out, but also ensures she fully understands the company culture and additional benefits which is extremely important in placing quality candidates. Tessa has supported us in times of high-volume recruitment, assessment days, specialist vacancies, reference background checking and providing market insight when required. Employees placed by Tessa have always provided great feedback regarding Tessa’s recruitment process which is always a pleasure to hear. If you are looking for a Recruiter who truly understands your requirements, listens and delivers every time I would highly recommend Tessa at Masson Appointments.”

Sonia, Resourcing Manager at an accredited Investors in People organisation. Testimonial on LinkedIn.

New Candidate Testimonial

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Mollie was a candidate in the Summer of 2020 and kindly provided the following testimonial on LinkedIn

“Tessa was the most thorough and skilled recruiter I have had contact with. She used my personal skill set to find the perfect role for me, and was excellent at updating me throughout the entire application process. We were able to build a strong working relationship due to her friendly, warm nature and I felt supported throughout the process. I would work with Tessa again in a heartbeat!”

Making the Most of Now

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Whether you are furloughed, still working, or looking for a new job in these challenging times, there are a number of things you can do, to put yourself in the strongest position, once we are back to work.

It’s a great time to update existing skills, whether that be numeracy or maybe even taking digital skills courses.  These can be great to add to your cv and give you more confidence when applying for a new job, or just in day to day life.

The Department for Education has launched The Skills Toolkit, an online platform offering free numeracy and digital skills courses. These are available for everyone, with a collection of job-related online courses ranging from beginner to advanced levels.

Please click the following link for full details:

Client Recruitment Testimonials

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A very big thank you to my valued clients, who recently participated in my Recruitment Survey. Testimonials are a great way to back up, what we discuss when meeting clients for the first time and to provide some reassurance that their business requirements are in safe hands.

Some of the Comments:

“Tess is a pleasure to work with. I completely trust her judgement and especially appreciated the about of time she puts into screening candidates before sending them our way. Top notch service “

“Fantastic response and excellent results. Hope to work again with Masson Appointments Ltd in 2020.”

“Tessa knows the culture / team very well and was able to introduce motivated candidates.”
“Very pleasant, responsive, professional. Wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again if the need arises.”
Please take a look at the results in the Survey below….

Recruiter Profile

I’ve just taken part in a survey hosted by and after answering some questions, this confirms how I work.  I am not interested in the numbers, my business is about quality and getting it right.  So, companies find dedicated employees who will stay and develop.

Candidate Testimonial

Delighted to have received this response to a survey, from a great candidate, who joined a client recently. I asked Susan, what she would change about the process and her overall impression and here is her response:


Job hunting can be a daunting process and I am as supportive, honest and encouraging as is needed.

Love my job!