Permanent IT job-seekers:
Moving jobs is a big decision. We understand our responsibility to support you.
The decision to commence searching for a new permanent IT role is significant and has important implications for both you as an individual and your family. We never forget this and are careful to offer a supportive, impartial and confidential service to you. We will never coerce you into making premature decisions on job options.
We respect the right for all parties to make decisions in their time, not ours. At all times throughout the recruitment cycle we will act very responsibly. If you are fed up with "slick", "fast-talking", "over-familiar" or "pushy" IT recruitment consultants you will find us to be refreshingly different.
We will always email you with full, complete vacancy details (detailing who our client is) and wait until we receive email confirmation from you before presenting you as a candidate.
We will endeavour to ensure our service to you is professional and informative. We work hard to have a strong knowledge of all the roles, products and disciplines within the IT fraternity.
Every working day of every year since 1997 IT consultants have been adding value on assignments via Deerfoot.
If you are contracting via an agency, you should carry out some due diligence to ensure the agency is stable with both a good trading history and ample cash reserves. Deerfoot IT has returned appropriate profits each and every year of trading (since 1997) and has cash reserves in excess of £1m. We are a stable partner for you.
We have a great back-office accounts team and following on from helping you secure a good assignment, we understand that the most important service we can provide is to pay you efficiently. We pay on both weekly or monthly frequencies (depending on end client invoicing requirements) and pay as cleared funds within 14 days of invoice / delivery.
Although our contracts always need to reflect the reality of relationships, we hope you and your advisors will find them workable for your needs whether your concerns focus on IR35, AWR or conduct regulations. We will try to be supportive where we can on any amendment requests.
We are gentle throughout the whole contract placement life-cycle. We respect your 'position' and never use clever 'closing' techniques to get you to commit. (No false deadlines for accepting a contract, no imaginary second choice candidate waiting in the wings, no lies when it comes to what our client is willing to pay. We will tell you what our margin fee is and are happy for you to verify with the end client once on site
Every working day of every year since 1997 our focus has been on IT talent search & engagement best practice
IT recruitment has evolved. We deliver a research led, considered, objective service to deliver real results.
We have a 17-year track record of assisting organisations of all sizes and scale with their IT recruitment needs. We are an established and trusted IT recruitment partner to some of the world’s largest banking groups; UK based retail giants, software houses and public sector institutions.
Fed up with fast talking, pushy recruiters. That’s not us at all. We work quietly with the aim of delivering great results. We listen respectfully to your needs, plan a search campaign and get to work. We aim to present a small selection of ‘best match’ candidates, objectively. Mindful of your workload we then wait patiently for feedback within an appropriate time frame.
Compliance & Governance
Holding the ISO9001:2008 quality certification our service is delivered from within an audited environment. We are a REC member and an IRP certified advocate company. Robust candidate screening and vetting come as standard.
Internal training is centred on technology and IT function understanding, not pushy sales techniques. We hold knowledge workshops to collectively deepen our understanding of all legacy, current and emerging technologies and how software products and functions interact.
Responsibility sits heavily on our shoulders. We have a responsibility to present candidates factually and objectively to recruiting clients. Highlighting any concerns as well as showing strengths. In turn we are careful to give true clarity on job opportunities to candidates. We know a job move can have far reaching implications for an individual so we don't brush over any concerns a candidate may have. We never forget our responsibility.
Every time we send a candidate's CV to a recruiting client, we donate £1 to our nominated charity for 2014, the Born Free foundation (registered charity no. 1070906). Born Free protects many species and is devoted to compassionate conservation and animal welfare.
Deerfoot IT - meticulous IT recruitment.
IS0 9001:2008 certified. Awarded and audited by BSI annually.
REC Corporate member and REC IT & Comms divisional member
All recruitment consultants hold the CertRP accreditation.