How much do you really know the individual you are entrusting with your career? Recruitment Consultants often get a bad rep see our Don’t hate me I’m a Recruitment Consultant. However time after time we trust them to represent us, identify the best fit for us in the market and get us in front of our potential new employer but how much do we really know about them?
At Ashley Kate HR we pride ourselves in being Personal Professional & Honest therefore we are happy to provide you with a more personal look into the lives of our consultants, as well as provide you with the opportunity to ask them questions!
So let’s get started with two of our longstanding consultants Paula Shaw & Keeley McKay.
Paula is the Head of HR Recruitment for the North. She describes herself as a dynamic, results focused, HR Recruiter. Paula has over seven years recruitment experience resourcing at Junior, Middle Management and Senior levels. Now we know she is a fantastic Recruiter, but what is Paula really like?
What was your first job: Fitness Instructor.
Describe yourself in 3 words a) Will try anything once! b) Loyal c) Honest.
What do you love about Ashley Kate HR? Big enough to make a difference – small enough to be flexible to adapt to a changing market.
What are the challenges you face in your current role Getting our clients to move as fast as they need to in order to ensure they don’t miss out on the top talent.
Describe your perfect day in the office? All the positives of filling jobs, gaining new jobs and registering more new excellent HR candidates. … and cake – can’t forget the cake!
Who do you most admire? Rocky Balboa
What are you reading at the moment? Nothing – I only ever read on the beach!
What music are you currently listening to? Beyonce – Never get sick of her Diva tunes
What is your favourite?
Food - Addicted to Avocado’s and Dad’s home made vegetable soup.
Place - Anywhere sunny or working up a sweat at the gym.
Activity – Any kind of fun gym class!
If you could change one thing… what would it be? The length of the weekend! All hail for an extra day between Saturday and Sunday …..
Keeley is Ashley Kate HR’s Business Manager and recruits HR Professionals in the South East & Home Counties. Keeley is a customer focused, HR Recruiter and a key member of our Southern team.
Keeley has had key success in filling roles in the Home Counties area including several at Regional Senior HR Manager level with a Global Manufacturing firm, HRBP’s for a National Retailer, Distribution and also in the Professional Service sectors.
She enjoys recruiting in the specialist areas of HR and has had some fantastic outcomes especially in the Reward and Talent area.
So let’s find out what she is really like!
What was your first Job? Customer Service Supervisor – Sheridan Australia Ltd
Describe yourself in 3 words a) Ambitious b) Confident c) Approachable
What do you love about Ashley Kate HR? The opportunity to develop and continuously learn from others.
What are the challenges you face in your current role? Keeping candidates motivated about the recruitment market moving forward.
Describe your perfect day in the office? Placing candidates in new and challenging roles.
If you didn’t work in HR Recruitment what would you do? I would work within the fashion industry so I could be surrounded by lots of clothes!
Who do you most admire? Richard Branson
What music are you currently listening to? Lana Del Ray
Food - Italian Place - Somerset Activity – Whippet Racing
If you could change one thing… what would it be? More than 24 hrs in a day!
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