IRP Awards: The final word from the class of 2013

We are one week away from the 2014 IRP Awards. So we’re giving the last word to five of last year’s winners on what makes a successful recruiter

When I first started I was almost too professional. But recently I’ve mellowed out a bit and tried hard to build friendly relationships. However, I still think professionalism has to be first and foremost – learning as much as you can about the company, making sure everything is clear both to clients, and candidates and so on.

Vicki Walker, CK Group
Permanent Consultant of the Year & Overall Recruiter of the Year

I had high billings, but I think the main thing is that I’ve maintained good relationships with key people. With this kind of work, you have to get to know the individual projects in great detail and to do that you have to have good relationships with contractors.

Steve Perkins, Orgtel
Temporary Consultant of the Year

We did things like setting up car sharing schemes for candidates and employees to make sure they arrived on time. We helped clients improve their green credentials. We went on site to deliver instructions to the temporary staff we had provided to ensure they knew the basics of the company and what they were doing, which helped to reduce training times for the client.

Matt Fox, managing director at Dynamite Recruitment Solutions
Best Client & Candidate Experience

Community-wise, the Amoria Bond Charitable Trust is funded by employees and directors. We select partners to fund houses in shanty towns in Peru and then we allow employees to go out there and help without having to take that time as holiday. 100% of the funds we raise go directly to the people on the ground.

Daniel Daw, director and co-founder, Amoria Bond
Best Contribution to the Community & Best People Development

I have 17 people and we have very strong targets that we’re always working towards. You have to have an instinct for taking people forward in a changing world. In the public sector there are elections and things are always changing. You have to be able to move with the times.

Jonathan Swain, Penna
Executive Search Consultant of the Year

There is still time to book your table for this year’s awards. Don’t miss out on the event of the recruitment year. Click here to book or call 020 7880 6226. Alternatively, email emilia.tosner@redactive.co.uk, for more information.

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