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Permanent People Rec2Rec turns 10!
Permanent People Rec2Rec turns 10!

10 Years a Rec2Rec!

August 2013 saw the launch of Permanent People as a Rec2Rec.

Like all new businesses, our plan was to change the world of recruitment. In reality, those first few months, saw us finding our feet and realise the importance of putting money in the bank.

Back then, we started of recruiting mainly for the South Wales area, as this is where our Director, Paul Reid, lives. London soon came calling, then whilst working with national agencies, we started recruiting across the UK. It was all about finding recruiters, as there was such a demand from agencies wanting to hire them.

So our focus changed to concentrating on headhunting recruiters, rather than building a client base through BD. And that’s never changed. We’ve been lucky enough for companies to come to us and want to use our services over the years, and they’ve kept coming back because of our core principles.

What are they?

We’re friendly, down-to-earth and know what we’re talking about. We’ve always tried to look at things from the other persons point of view. And we get things done.

This approach led us to speak with candidates who would ask “I want to go to Amsterdam/Australia/USA” etc… so using our approach of focusing on what people want, we started to work with recruitment agencies internationally.

Over the 10 years, we have worked across may countries, including:

Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Malta, Sweden, Latvia, Macedonia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Malaysia, China, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

We’ve had to learn a lot, but we always have done and never compromised our belief in how Rec2Rec should be done.

This makes it all sound easy doesn’t it!! It wasn’t.

Whilst building a business, you still have to pay your bills (business & personal), whilst trying to hold on to your beliefs in how it should be done. That’s a difficult balance to get right. But I believe we’ve done that, and am so proud that we’ve never given up our morals just to make a quick buck.

Of course all of this is only possible because of the people that have worked for PP. We’ve been lucky enough over the years to have some fantastic people work in the business, and all have contributed to our growth. We couldn’t of built Permanent People without them and their hard work, so it’s something I’ll always be grateful for.

And now, we have (I believe), the best Team of people in place that we’ve ever had. With an Amsterdam office opened a few years ago as well as our presence in London and South Wales, Permanent People has become the company I’d hoped it would.

I know as a business owner, manager and recruiter, I haven’t always got things right, but the important thing is that I’ve learned from situations, and used them to always try an improve myself and Permanent People.

My family, friends and all the recruiters we’ve dealt with and clients we’ve helped, have all shaped our journey. So for that, THANK YOU!

I’m super proud of PP as a company, what we stand for and the service we all deliver everyday. So here’s to the future and another 10 years!


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Back in work today for the PP team, and we’ve been speaking with people who are considering a change this year, are you???? 🌍 ✈️ ☀️ 

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As the Big Man arrives tonight, all of the Team here at Permanent People would like to wish all of our Clients, Candidates & everyone we’ve worked with this year, a very Merry Christmas 🎄 

Here’s to a happy, healthy and productive 2024!

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Great card from the Team for @paulreid77 ‘s birthday 🎂 

Sums up the sense of humour in our company 

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Oh what fun we had on our Christmas night out this week! 🎉🎄🍷🥩

Belly laughs, a very naughty secret Santa and a little too much red wine did flow! 

Merry Christmas to all our lovely clients and candidates from the Permanent People team ✨

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Today marks World Mental Health Day, and here at PP, we’re committed to making sure we work as ethically and kindly as possible every day ❤️

And if today raises awareness around the subject of Mental Health even more, and helps start conversations with people around you or even complete strangers, what a great thing to happen!

#worldmentalhealthday #mentalhealth #recruitment #rec2rec #kindness #support #letstalk #recruiterlife #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #wmhd2023 #wmhd
Today we pay homage to Gemma Hill and celebrate her 2 year anniversary with PP!

Gem is someone the business had known a long time, and due to circumstance and the stars aligning, the opportunity came up in 2021 for her to join the team - and we've never looked back.

She has brought a fresh, fun and very detailed approach to PP and the Rec2Rec market, something which our clients and all the candidates that Gem has dealt with will attest to.

We love having her on our team, she makes us laugh and truly cares about everyone she works with and comes into contact with in her role!

So here's to Gem's first 2 years at PP, with many more to come 💜

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