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7 Years in Recruitmentland

2013 started out as fairly rudimentary one, as years go, for me. I was in a job that was fine and safe but going nowhere really.

A few things happened along the way. but culminated in me coming up with the bright idea to go out on my own and start my own recruitment business. Something I, like many, had always wanted to do.

I then did a few things that I now say to people they probably shouldn’t. Save enough money so you can live for six months, have a distinct idea about what you want to do and get as much advice as possible from those who know what they’re talking about.

I didn’t do any of that. I incorporated a company, thought of a name, put a website together and away we go. Three weeks in I made my first placement in a recruitment company in London, with a candidate who is a good friend of mine today. I think start not only got me off to a flyer thinking that Rec2Rec was easy (!) but it also underpinned everything we’ve done since in the way we get to know people in helping them find a job. It’s personal and matters, which I believe is important.

A lot has happened since then and I won’t bore you with the ups and downs, but it’s safe to say I’ve learned a lot and worked with some very inspirational and talented people. I’m proud to say we’ve placed people in five continents, and have great relationships with people all over the world.

One thing that remains true is that everyone we speak with is treated the same, which means whether you’re a recruiter in South Africa, Chicago or Swansea, all have common things they want from Permanent People:-

Great service, the personal a touch and an end result to what we do.

I’m not going to turn into Leo Tolstoy here, but it’s safe to say I’m proud of what has been achieved.

This year has been tough for everyone, personally and professionally, and there were times I wasn’t sure what was going to happen, or whether we would survive. But to be fair, if you really think about it, that’s what every day over the past seven years has been like – it’s why I do it. That’s the beauty and the beast of running your own business.

So here’s to the next seven, and to making the most of what we all do everyday. And if anything new has dropped into my grey matter this year, it’s that we should all be kinder and help each other, not waste a moment and enjoy it!


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Wishing our very own Gemma Hill, a very, very Happy Birthday 🎈today!!

Hope you have the best day @loveshoes1981 

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Today marks the 1 year work anniversary of Maz Ataie here at Permanent People 🥳

Maz manages all of our recruitment across London, the Home Counties and the South Coast, and over his 1st year, he’s built up very strong relationships with our clients in these areas, whilst also placing some great recruiters into some brilliant companies!

He’s currently got live recruitment vacancies in Life Sciences, A&F, Education, Construction, Finance and Legal (amongst many more).

Here’s to year 2 and more success 🙌

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Celebrating 5 years of the FABULOUS Louise Reid on our Team 🧡 🥳

Louise heads up all of our European hiring needs and actually made the move herself 3 years ago when she set up home in Amsterdam 🏠 

She’s a creative bubble of positivity and smiles! Clients and candidates form a loyal friendship with her, and over the years she’s become your ‘go to girl’ for matching both with their individual needs.

She is an instrumental part of the team and we’re SO lucky to have you! Here’s to many more happy, successful years 🎉 🍾 

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Today we celebrate the 2 year work anniversary of our very own Beth Long!

Beth not only manages all of our #rec2rec recruitment in the North of England, but also keeps all our advertising/marketing on track as well!!

Here’s to many more years - and thanks @beelong83 🎈 

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Our London Consultant, Maz, is out and about meeting with Clients and Candidates in London today 🤝 

He’s basing himself in some swanky surroundings, and building his network in the #London recruitment market ✅ 

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Celebrating 11 years of PP’s longest serving employee, Carlos!
He’s seen the whole journey of the company unfold, and offers unwavering day-to-day support, and is especially good at dealing with prickly people 🌵 

Here’s to the next 11!

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Today’s #worldbookday, a fantastic day to celebrate the books we love and that inspire us!

From the stories that inspired us as children, those which some of our favourite films come from to thrillers and business literature that keep our brains moving as adults - books are the gateway to a world of imagination 🌍 📕 

What’s your favourite? Either personally or business-wise?

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