I just want to thank you for supplying us with two great members of staff for our filmed event. Both candidates were hard working, pleasant and had a great attitude to their work. They were a great asset to our team.Optomen TV – The Great British Menu
We’re a friendly bunch
Mandy Purdie FREC
They call her The Governor. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself on a Teams call with Mandy’s furry friends (the dogs, not Martin). A straight talker and just ever so slightly sarcastic, Mandy has over 20 years’ recruitment experience. Trying not to hold that against her, she also has a wealth of other talents including in wellbeing and performance, coaching and neuroscience and was voted Sussex Business Woman of the Year 2015. And don’t tell her we told you, but she’s the sort of person you just can’t help but like.View my profile on LinkedIn
Camellia Podmore FREC
Recruitment & Talent Management Consultant
Our selfie queen, if anyone can make recruitment look interesting via a Facebook Live, then it’s Cam. Quick witted, vivacious and highly motivated, Cam also has the memory of an elephant. She’s been in recruitment for over twenty-five years, and it hasn’t broken her yet. She’s also skilled in negotiation, coaching, sales and executive search. On a mission to change the perception of recruitment agencies (which let’s face it is a lifelong task in itself), she always delivers and even has her own hashtag: #thenononsenserecruiter.View my profile on LinkedIn
Executive Search Consultant (and Recruiter)
Grumpy? No. Well maybe a little. But this man knows his onions. Martin has held some senior positions in operations, sales, marketing and leadership so he understands recruitment from the other side. But he also has 20 years of headhunting experience. He won’t take any crap and there’s nothing “autopilot” about him. He’ll ask a lot of questions and then he’ll crack on, keeping you informed and meeting any deadlines. He's got experience in more sectors than we have room to mention, and is a demon with a CV. Don't expect corporate formality but do expect a stellar service from him.View my profile on LinkedIn
Recruitment & Talent Management Consultant
With a decade of recruiting experience, Bogna also has the gift of being able to read between the lines on a CV and see the person. She also has a knack of being able to find that needle in a haystack when others have tried and failed, but make sure you come bearing good coffee for any meeting Bogna’s involved in. Bogna also has an alarming interest in celery juice smoothies (no, we don’t understand either), is a grafter and has experience in a number of industries. Better still, she’ll laugh at the rest of the team’s jokes. And not many people do that.View my profile on LinkedIn
Sharon is our Excel guru and a details kind of person. You have been warned. With over 25 years’ experience working at varying levels in different corporate environments, she’s calm, collected, funny and diligent. She can turn any kind of chaos into order, is a stickler for time management and has skills in all Microsoft Office applications. In fact, even her dogs know their way round a spreadsheet.View my profile on LinkedIn
The Lunchtime Monitor
Barney (a.k.a. the Hoover) eats everything in sight. If you are eating a sandwich in the office, you won’t be doing it on your own with Barney around! He is also the office alarm; if we have a visitor, he will let you know before they even knock on the door! He has eyes that will melt your soul so is rarely in trouble, because how can you tell that face off?
The People Manager
Monty is the wellbeing hero in the office, regularly swooping in and saving the day. He knows when someone is having a bad day and needs a cuddle, or a poke with a wet nose. If you’re especially lucky, Monty will bring you his half-eaten bone as he’s sure that it will make you happy. Being a stickler for the rules, he will also put you in your place if you do something wrong. Monty will tell you off and sit with you, until you pat him and tell him he’s a good boy!
The Office Entertainer
Billy is one of a kind! He loves to jump, play, and skid around the office, often with a Bonio in his mouth, bringing joy to everyone. He loves to snuggle up on your lap, completely oblivious to the fact that he's not exactly lapdog sized! Billy also has a habit of resting his head on your keyboard, which can be quite unhelpful when you're trying to work. But with his adorable head tilt, he'll have you playing his games in no time. It's hard to resist his charm!
Bob's in charge of everyone and everything, and don’t you forget it! Don’t be fooled by his size. Yes, he’s vertically challenged but he has a huge personality and character in spades. He’s the MD’s right-hand-dog; loyal, determined, and very feisty. Always one step behind her everywhere she goes - and we mean everywhere! Little Bob never misses a trick… or a treat for that matter!