Business Advisory, Essex

Anna was an absolute delight to deal with. She was friendly, approachable and always professional. I was nervous about looking for a new opportunity and she helped put me at ease the entire recruitment process. Anna helped me to find the job I wanted and ensured I got exactly what I was looking for. I was kept informed every step of the way. I would highly recommend working with her and know if I was ever looking for a change in the future Anna will be the first one I will be looking to get in contact with.
Thank you Anna for all your hard work, it was an absolute pleasure.

HR Coordinator

Team PA/Receptionist £28,000 – £35,000 + Bens Central London

West End finance house with a great team spirit and exciting growth plans are looking to recruit someone positive, fun and friendly to support a team of Managers and present a positive and professional image to the world. Based on the Front Desk, you won’t just be meeting and greeting but also providing full support such as diary management, CRM support, booking travel, hotels and restaurants, event organisation/management and document production.

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HR Advisor – Publishing & Events, Central London £30k+ Bens

With an enviable history of family ownership dating back to the 19th century, my client is a West End based publishing/events house.  Their culture is one of friendly collaboration with each other and they most certainly like to socialise too – a genuinely nice team of people!

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HR Manager – Business Advisory, Essex    c£50k + Benefits   

If you are an HR Manager fed up of commuting to London, then this could be for you!

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Private PA/Office Manager – Asset Management, City £45k/£50k + Enviable Benefits

This is a role with a difference!  Roughly split 60/40, the PA element will involve full support to an incredibly busy Chairman who, despite being charming and fascinating, doesn’t suffer fools gladly! He has several business and personal interests so discretion, diplomacy and an elevated level of accuracy are also absolutely paramount.

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IT Start Up

I was recently made redundant and found myself job searching. I am sure you all know how painful and tiring this can be. Dealing with people who have no interest in helping you find a job or real interest in getting to know you. Then I came across Anna Altana.  Anna is special, she is a real recruiter who takes interest in her candidates, who always responds, who lifts you up and makes you laugh! Thank you Anna and I highly recommend you! I am still looking for the right opportunity so if you know anyone that needs an addition to their HR team please let me know.

HR Coordinator 

Boutique Investment Bank

Anna is a delight to work with. She is a no-nonsense, no-fuss recruiter who gets things done!

Anna and I have been in touch for a number of years and I recently called upon her to find temporary support cover at very short notice – she delivered on the requirement both swiftly and effectively. A first-class and hassle-free service. An expert in her field, she is highly professional yet very personable and fully understands the needs of her clients’.  I highly recommend Anna to clients and candidates alike.

Quite simply – she knows her stuff!

HR Manager

West End Private Equity House

Just a few weeks ago I applied for a role through Altana Recruitment. The whole process was a very quick, professional and no nonsense event – from the time I applied for the role to the final stages of interview process with the Company – everything was seamless. The manner in which she communicated to me throughout the whole process made me feel like I wasn’t just another number.  I was subsequently offered the role and am very happy and content and believe I am a perfect fit for the role – I can therefore safely say that Anna is an expert at matching the right people with the right job.  On my first day I was surprised to receive a package in the mail from Anna – it was a little gift from Anna. Sometimes little gestures can make a very big difference.

I would definitely recommend Anna to potential candidates and corporate businesses. I can honestly say it was the most proficient recruitment process I have ever experienced..

Office/Operations Manager 

Real Estate Research & Advisory Firm

Anna is like no other recruiter I have come across within the industry. She has a unique touch both personal and professional. She was extremely supportive throughout my whole journey and kept me fully informed every step of the way.  Anna knows exactly who is right for the role which meant there was no waiting around for any answers. She is direct and to the point which is what you need whilst searching for the perfect job. She filled me with confidence and I am now in a job that I absolutely love and feel I fit perfectly into.

Anna has kept in touch which I think is wonderful. I would highly recommend Anna to anyone.

Thank you Anna!

Administrative Assistant

City Based Private Equity House

We worked with Anna to recruit a new PA for our team. She quickly sourced us good quality candidates and the individual we’ve hired has proven to be a real asset to our team. We’ve worked with Anna before and would certainly do so again.


Asset Management Group

Anna is an excellent recruiter. She responded within a few hours of my application for one of the jobs she had advertised. I am from South Africa and my CV was tailored to the South African employment market, but Anna took the time to help me transform/translate my CV to be better suited for the UK, as I had only arrived in London a short week before I had my interaction with Anna. She provided me with resources and a greater insight into the UK markets. Which in turn made the interview easier as I knew a lot about the job and the job market I was applying for. When you work with Anna, she really takes the time to get to know you and find the best fit for your personality and aspirations. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for new job opportunity.

Team Assistant 

100 days until GDPR takes effect

With less than 100 days to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect, employers have been reminded to take stock of their data collection policies and consider how data security is approached by their employees.

GDPR, which will take effect on 25 May, will give people greater control over how their personal data is used and provide them with the “right to be forgotten”.

Dean Forbes, CEO at technology firm CoreHR, said businesses should view the regulation as an opportunity to review their current policies around collecting and storing data, rather than as a burden. “For HR teams, the major implication is the need to gain explicit consent from employees and candidates for the storage of their information and to allow for the right to be forgotten,” he added.

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Real Estate Advisory

It has been a great pleasure working with Anna. She has provided an exceptional level of expertise and guidance, with both a personal and professional touch, proven by the quality of the candidates she has sourced for us.”

Operations Assistant

GDPR is Coming

Due for implementation in May 2018, GDPR promises to be a wake up call for businesses of all shapes and sizes.  Luckily, there are plenty of organisations out there with information to guide us through.  From consultancies who will offer a tailored service, to journalists and bloggers who are generating a wealth of open discussion.

The Information Commissioners Office, who are charged with upholding and regulating information rights in the UK, offer comprehensive information free of charge.

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Trading and Investment Firm

Anna has excellent judgement as a Recruitment Consultant, largely due to her style of approach but most importantly her ability to listen thoroughly to both job seeker and client.  I have found her extremely effective to work with.

HR/Office Manager

International City Bankers

Anna is a great professional and has an outstanding personality. I have worked with her for the last few years and I have to say that she is extremely knowledgeable and reliable.

Head of Human Resources

West End Private Equity Advisers

Anna is a very driven individual from the work hard, play hard school of thought with a great sense of humour. Anna’s expertise in her field make her worth listening to and I would usually consult her for the general market view regarding any specialist role I would be looking to fill. Anna is a therefore a valuable business contact.

HR and Executive Services Manager

Mayfair Private Equity House

When I was looking to change my career, I contacted several well-known recruitment agencies throughout London and the Home Counties. I had to deal with a lot of young girls barely out of school and with little work experience themselves or girls with no London experience recruiting for London roles. I was offered roles completely opposite as to what I was looking for and in locations I specifically did not want to work in. But then I met Anna and was recruited into my current role almost instantly! Anna listens, knows her clients and is a straight talker. Highly recommended (which I have subsequently done!)

EA to Senior Partner

Events Specialist

As well as being personable and straight-talking, Anna’s knowledge of business support roles is unparalleled. She has great contacts and maintains relationships with recruiters at superb companies, and she is the first person I ring for advice on moving roles.


Executive Coach and Outsourced HR Company

I first worked with Anna in 2006 when she sourced a Recruitment Manager for me. I have always been able to rely on Anna to source high quality candidates in a short space of time. She is always my first phone call when looking for Administration or Facilities roles. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.

Business owner