Tarka Talent

"Richard understands his market and has a communication style to get things done in the right way."

At Tarka Talent we work hard with every client to ensure we find the perfect candidate to help their business grow. Below are some our client and candidate testimonials for a range of different companies we have worked with.

"After an arduous attempt at finding talent through other sources, Richard was able to secure us the 'perfect' candidate in relatively short order. He fully understood the brief, and stayed close to the candidate throughout the interview process, so when we extended an offer, he ensured it was accepted quickly. A very smooth process overall, and we wouldn't have secured this hire without Richard's expertise"
Stuart Wales
Senior Recruitment Manager at Silicon Valley Bank
"Richard is an excellent recruiter and has been a great support to Berkeley over the past two years, providing a reliable and collaborative recruitment service. He has taken the time to build a good relationship with me and to understand exactly what Berkeley is looking for. He has extensive knowledge of the Consulting market and shows genuine interest in the candidates who he puts forward to Berkeley, clearly building a great relationship with them. I would highly recommend Richard to any in-house recruitment team and also to candidates who need a reliable recruiter to support them in their job search"
Harriet Surman
Recruitment Manager, The Berkeley Partnership
As someone who has actually worked in the industry they recruit for, Richard has both a wider sector appreciation and specific functional/practice area knowledge. Both of which commend him as a specialist, in an industry where specialists are rarely that. Furthermore he listens, rather than blindly selling/punting candidates. Richard was working to a tight, demanding, some might say picky brief and he consistently provided options that reflected this brief and presented us with choices around candidate backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Indeed I see Richard and the as being very much the modern recruiters, who try and work in partnership with clients to solve their problems.
Noah Halperin
Talent Acquisition Manager at Change Management Group
The great thing about working with Richard was that he was willing to go above and beyond by actually listening to my requirements and understanding my motivations. Richard is clearly valued by candidates and employers alike which means that he is able to match candidates to the right, high quality roles. His proactiveness and close personal involvement in the recruitment process ensure the candidate has the best chance of being successful throughout the interview process. Many thanks for all your help Richard!
James Kearney
Consultant at Oaklin
Richard is an excellent recruitment consultant. We initially engaged through LinkedIn and from the first contact he worked extremely hard to ensure he fully understand me, my situation and what I wanted. This proved invaluable later down the line when he successfully supported me to gain an offer of employment. He gave me all the time and support I required throughout the process and was always proactive in ensuring the best outcome for me. I have recommended him to others looking for opportunities as a great consultant.
Ed Durkin
Consultant, Elixirr
I have only been working with Richard for the last 4 months but in that time he put forward 6 candidates. We have hired 5 out of the 6 and if we had been able to we would have hired the 6th. Richard is a consummate professional who listens carefully to what you are looking for and then goes away and finds it. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to work with him again in the future
Jonathan Cohen
Talent Acquisition Manager, Be Group
Richard outperformed other recruiters who approached me about the same role. He had a better understanding of the job requirements, gave valuable advice regarding interview preparation, successfully negotiated a higher salary and secured my ideal start date.
Rob Lee
International Commercial Project Manager at Ocado
I had the pleasure of working with Richard earlier this year. Richard was always professional, knowledgeable and quick to respond to any questions. The entire process - from initial contact to receiving the offer - took ~5 weeks and I am so pleased with the role he has placed me in; the ideal next step for my career.
Charley McGarry
Consultant at OneLeap
What can I say other than Sam is brilliant and has set a very high bench mark for future recruitment consultants I engage with. Great person to chat with and has a real knack for building genuine rapport, with an attention to his clients and support that really came through.  
Chidozie Uruakpa
Scrum Master, Informed Solutions
Richard outperformed other recruiters who approached me about the same role. He had a better understanding of the job requirements, gave valuable advice regarding interview preparation, successfully negotiated a higher salary and secured my ideal start date.
Eric Kariebi
Management Consultant at Management Solutions
My experience with Sam couldn’t of been any better. He was clear and concise with what to expect throughout the process. He also went out of his way to ensure that I was well prepared and any queries I had were answered completely and efficiently. It was a pleasure dealing with him.
Pippa Burrell
Senior Consultant at Capgemini Invent