As you know, being able to attract and retain the best talent in your industry is – or should be – a priority for any business and at Asset Resourcing, we are inclined to practise what we preach.
The latest addition to Team AR is Annabel Dorrington who joined us in March 2012 as a Recruitment Consultant and Administrator.
Annabel comes to us from a Luton-based company where she specialised in IT recruitment, more specifically as a Java and PHP specialist. Prior to that, she was the Academy Coordinator for Michelin-starred chef Jean-Christophe Novelli’s Cooking Academy, based in the aptly-named village of Tea Green between Luton and Stevenage.
What does your role at AR entail?
It involves the complete 360° recruitment process –dealing with our clients, maintaining our ever-expanding database and making sure that all our candidates have precisely the right information they need pre- and post-interview, and moving forward into their new roles. I am also responsible for compliance, making sure that as a business, we understand and adhere to industry regulation and guidance.
What stands AR out?
I’m amazed at the professionalism of everyone here. The office environment is energetic and fun for sure, but I’ve come to a company that works both hard and smart to do whatever it takes to fill roles and source the very best candidates.
What constitutes a ‘good day at the office’?
A tough question because there are so many elements of working here you can derive satisfaction from, but looking from the standpoint that this is a career and not just a job, I am comforted by the fact that I can see a stable pipeline over the coming months where interviews, offers and placements are constantly within reach.
What traits do you need to forge a successful career in recruitment?
There are the obvious traits like employing good sales techniques and having good ‘people skills’ – I know this is a bit of an overused phrase, but what I mean by that is being able to talk professionally and coherently to corporate MDs, those just entering the job market and everyone in between. Perhaps more subtly, a very important aspect of what we do is having a strong knowledge of the market we operate in which enables us to offer advice and new thought processes to clients and candidates.
Where do you see the recruitment industry going in the next 3-5 years?
Recruitment appears to be moving towards a box-to-box approach where virtually all correspondence is conducted either on the phone or online and having to compete in an increasingly more crowded market for the best roles and candidates.
I’m not keen to go down this road and I’m happy that Asset Resourcing have upheld the more attractive ‘executive search’ methodology whereby we can maintain long-term relationships with clients, meet with them regularly – often called ‘talent management’ – and commit ourselves to helping them get what they want.
My favourite music is Rock or Metal
My favourite food is Smoked Salmon
My favourite books are written by Chris Ryan
My favourite films are Tron, Ironman, Platoon, We Were Soldiers and Clash of the Titans
To finish up, if there’s time outside of the office to relax Annabel loves the streets of Camden Town and red lipstick but hates wearing heels!
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Annabel Dorrington.
As always, Asset Resourcing is here for you for as long as you need us and for whatever you need us for.
Hopefully the sun will make more of a regular appearance over the next month, so enjoy April and we’ll see you in May.
Ben Sweeting & Michelle Scott – Directors, Asset Resourcing