Hello to you all….
The Keywords here at Elizabeth Michael as the upturn gathers momentum and gains some much needed traction are :-
Confidence – the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something.
Optimism – hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
Excitement – a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.
Belief – Trust, faith or confidence in someone or something.
We will not be on your screens next week because, believe it or not we have been back in the rat race for six weeks and next week is the first half term of the year. This is a week that we know a number of you take off to either grab some winter sun or go skiing or just to spend some time at home with your children. Whatever it is you plan on doing please enjoy, and we look forward to being back with you on Wednesday 26th February.
Our Permanent Division are again shining bright as they power their way through yet another seven days that have been extremely hectic, but none the less both very enjoyable and wholly satisfying. Selena Allwood, Lauren Evans and Bobby Green are a group of ladies who could probably be best described as indefatigable.
Their ability to match the right candidate to the right role and business is fast becoming the stuff of legends. In an industry where the average ratio of interviews to offers stands at a shockingly bad 1 in 10 their statistics of 1 in 3 is quite phenomenal. For them it is all about quality not quantity, from that very first conversation with you, the client, through to the culmination of the process which we hope is the offer. In the first instance everything revolves around listening and learning in order that we are able to agree a strategy, thereafter it is incumbent upon us to provide the solution using all the skills and expertise that we have assimilated over the past 23 years.
You charge us with the most important commodity within your business, namely your internal staff; we do not take this task lightly. The opportunity to recruit is the opportunity to raise the bar and improve the offering of your business fundamentally.
In conclusion a business is only as good as its people and we are in the business of attracting and providing individuals of the very highest calibre. Please remember that it is what we are here for and what we enjoy.
The offering from our Temporary Division has this week exploded into life in quite spectacular style. Instructions have been at levels last experienced between 2005 and 2007, and as if that was not encouraging enough, they derived from the whole spectrum of industry and numerous clients therein.
With the pendulum swinging into positive territory, we have been meeting with many talented individuals who wish to undertake Temporary work for the foreseeable future. The vast array of skills and knowledge possessed by these individuals is most encouraging, couple that with personalities and attitudes that scream ‘I want to make a difference’ and we have we believe the perfect mix.
Marketing are delighted to report that the art of communication is most certainly back in vogue with any number of conversations being engaged in, ranging from the tentative enquiry through to “we wish to implement the recruitment process forthwith.”
S.M.E’s are the lifeblood of not only this country, but Elizabeth Michael as well, and it is their resurgence in terms of proactive recruitment activity of both a Permanent and Temporary nature that has us feeling at our most optimistic. These organisations were most certainly the first in our view to feel the brunt of the downturn and subsequent recession, but it would appear now that they are amongst the first to emerge from the doldrums.
Singularly these events may appear to be fairly insignificant but pieced together as part of a bigger picture and the excitement starts to mount.
A gentle prod to remind those of you who have yet to experience the joys of our digital offering that we are open for tweeting, liking and generally interacting with.
We cover the three main platforms – Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – and all you need to do is click on the one of your choice and hey presto our world will appear on your screen.
Please consider retaining this communication and /or adding our website to your favourites list, you never know when you may have a requirement, and how we may assist you in that process.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
John (MD), Sally (Senior Administrator), Leon (Senior Temp Consultant), Selena (Senior Perm Consultant), Jo (Temp Consultant), Lauren (Perm Consultant), Bobby (Trainee Consultant), Tanya (Administrator), James Sadler (Marketing Consultant), Kerry (Marketing Consultant) and James Schofield (Marketing Consultant).
The Elizabeth Michael Team.
Tel: 0115 9799806
Fax: 0115 9418793