Finding the right people for your project is what we’re good at. Very good at.
A huge thank you for all your help with the groups. Awesome job on the recruitment (particularly in Brisbane where we had a great creative bunch of brains!) All managed effortlessly by yourselves – and making our lives immensely easier.
Last night's group was outstanding. The clients (all 6 of them!) were very impressed with the variety of people and how articulate and on task they were.
It was very successful indeed in no small part due to your amazing recruitment. 100% amazing.
I just wanted to say what a delight it has been to work with you on this project. You have been nothing short of fabulous. Every step of the way you have been there, followed up and sorted it out. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Kathryn did a great job taking the brief and filling the groups without any issue. She also did a great job collecting the homework and sending it to me in a nice organised format and provided frequent and clear updates which is much appreciated.
The project went really well overall! I always enjoy working with you guys and think the quality of your respondents are fantastic.
The respondents were fantastic last night, thank you so much! Everyone at BrandHook is raving about what a fabulous job you have been doing for us!
We were very happy with the recruitment – all the respondents were on spec, happy to join in and engaged. We appreciated the speed with which you recruited the groups and the professionalism of your staff.
Thanks for everything, we couldn’t have done it without you, you guys provided more than quarter of the sample from amongst 10 different suppliers!
This project ran like clockwork and I really appreciated all the effort that went in to finding the right respondents and quickly responding to changes as they popped up. Also, thanks too for proactive communication throughout the project. The Human Network team always make me feel in the loop and up-to-date with where things are at. Love your work!
Excellent people in terms of respondents being on spec even to the segment level, being talkative and friendly, doing pre-work, and letting us into their homes. So massive thank you there. It really contributed to the success of the project!
Tracey has really represented everything we look for from recruiters. She has been completely fabulous in checking on how things are going and working with us to find solutions whenever anything arises
Thanks so much for your fantastic service - it’s always great to work with you! The panelists were really cooperative and easy to work with – I don’t think there were any dramas at all. It was a long day but I believe we have gathered some very valuable data.
Thank you! 94% recall rate, must be a new world's record!
I was very happy with how things went for this project. Tracey did a great job! This recruit was a bit out of the ordinary and it was handled really well. Tracey was also really great at keeping on top of the respondents throughout the running of the online community, we had a 100% completion rate which is fantastic. No complaints with how it went, would definitely use THN again!
We are so happy with the amazing job Jacqui and Claire did recruiting so many groups, to such a high standard! We really appreciate you keeping us updated throughout the process, and for always striving for great participants, we really do notice the difference (as do our clients) and it makes our job so much easier.
Again thanks for all your effort on the job – it was fantastic to work with you and your team… looking forward to the next one!
Amazing response! I am wrapped!! And so is the client! And the host is incredibly impressed at the engagement on this project... says it is his highest ever, mind you, a very engaging subject!
All went really well as usual thanks – clients were very happy with the ‘spot on’ participants!
The online communities were buzzing and it has been hard to choose respondents for the next research stage... since they have all been so good!
A HUGE thank you for last night, some really fantastic respondents & incredibly diverse group of women. Thanks so much for making last night such a great session & our lives that bit easier.
THN are a great team to work with, I’ve used them over a number of years now and they are my go-to partner for high quality respondents, project managers who go out of their way to make my life easier and guidance/advice on difficult consumer recruits.
I look forward to working with you again soon - you always make things nice and easy for me. It's wonderful passing things to you and feeling assured everything will be done to the correct specs.
We could not have been more pleased. All the respondents were great, really engaged and open in the sessions. Our client was blown away with the groups and the level of detail we were able to get. Working with Claire on this was fantastic. Such a smooth process, I was kept up to date all the way through and was made to feel confident from the start. Nothing I could improve on at all.
Super recruitment again so thanks a lot for all of your efforts. It makes my job easier when we’ve got great people to chat to. The client was very impressed with the quality too.
Overall, it was great working with THN and I really appreciated the effort and consideration that went in to recruit the right participants for our project.
I thought you did a good job of recruiting to spec in a short time-frame; and given we managed to get the vast majority of people to carry out their Pinterest boards too, we were very pleased.
Tracey has been an absolute delight to work with. I know that she's completely on top of the project through her prompt, concise & professional communication and on top just a lovely person. I can't speak highly enough.
Thank you so much Tracey and the team at THN for always going over and above to not only recruit great respondents who are on spec and high contributors in the focus groups, but also help us pressure test our pre-tasks by actually completing the tasks yourselves by going to the store and taking pictures – we are so grateful!
I have to say, I worked with many recruitment companies in different states & regions, in terms of the level of quality and consistency, THN is the best by far! Well done!
All the work prior to Christmas went really well. As always the team were highly organised and were a pleasure to work with. The recruit was excellent even when it was so close to Christmas. Thanks again to the team, I always know the project is safe hands with them!
27 September 2013
A killer spring recipe!
Katrina's Orechiette with broccoli and prosciutto (with almost entire thanks to Antonio Carluccio!)
This is one of the weekday fallbacks in our
house – so easy to make and tremendously delicious. Please note that because
there are so few ingredients, they MUST be the best quality you can afford/find
or else the whole dish may end up being a little lackluster!
While Mr Carluccio’s ‘official’ recipe is
here – I’d stay away from the quantities he suggests, because for a Greedy Italian he’s a little restrained on the good bits!
Turns out that perhaps I’m the greedy one
100g prosciutto – ideally sliced rather
thickly at a good deli and then roughly diced by you, but at a pinch you can
get away with a packet slices of Serrano ham, jamon or good prosciutto. Cut
these into finger-width pieces.
2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
1 chilli finely diced (add more if you’re a
A punnet of really good quality, extremely
tasty cherry tomatoes – cut in half
A medium head of broccoli separated into
smaller bits (you’ll be surprised how much more you enjoy it when it’s not just
boiled to oblivion!)
Finely chopped parsley – about a small
Orechiette pasta (not always easy to buy,
so when you see it, buy it – and pop it into the pantry until you’re inspired
to cook this!). It’s usually sold in 500gm packets, but I’d recommend using around
Good parmesan, salt and pepper and olive
(this is of course how we like it in our
household – as it’s a pretty forgiving dish, feel free to play with the
quantities to your preference!)
It’s a tad unconventional, but I’d start
cooking the pasta first – given its thickness, orechiette usually requires a
bit longer than normal pasta to cook and you don’t want to overcook the good
stuff while waiting for the pasta to cook!
·Boil some well-salted water and
add the pasta according to the instructions
·Heat a generous slurp of olive
oil in a relatively deep frying pan and fry the prosciutto for 2-3 minutes
until all is golden and smelling outrageously delicious;
·Add tomatoes, garlic and chilli
and cook until the tomatoes have softened a little (usually a couple of
·Add broccoli and a good
spoonful of salted water from the pasta to give it a bit of steam then cover
for up to 5 minutes (don’t let this go too long as you don’t want the mixture
becoming squishy – the delight in this dish is the variety of textures)
·Stir in the parsley
·Add the drained pasta to the
·Season with salt and pepper to
taste and then serve
·Add your parmesan (at least
grana padano or better) now if you like
Buon appetito! Seriously easy and seriously delicious!