Bryony graduated from the University of Chester in 2015 with a degree in Drama and Theatre studies. After traveling around Australia and New Zealand, she settled into her role as Temporaries Recruitment Consultant for Gibson Hollyhomes. When she’s not at work Bryony spends time in the boxing ring, hanging out with her friends, and walking her Jack Russell.
From your experience what factors/challenges do you think are affecting the recruitment market?
With the market being so candidate-led at the minute, more and more of our candidates are being offered a wider variety of opportunities, making the market even more competitive. So, focusing on having strong relationships with your candidates and checking in with them regularly has become even more important. It means your candidates will be more open with you but also more reliable and want to do well for you as well as for themselves.
How has Temporary recruitment changed since you’ve worked within the sector?
More clients are retaining strong temporary members of staff, meaning that a lot of temporary contacts have the opportunity to become permanent. So, rather than someone looking to take on a temporary member of staff as a short term fix, our clients are spending more time finding a candidate who is potentially going to be a good fit for their team on a permanent basis.
What values can you bring to clients and candidates alike?
Honesty plays such a massive part in temporary recruitment. It is inevitable that there will be hiccups along the way in any recruitment process but especially within the temporary sector and it is all about being honest and transparent with both your client and you candidate. It’s also about looking at what else you can offer the client as well as recruitment. Knowing the market is key, so helping them with salary surveys and being able to give them a deeper understanding of what the market in their area is like and how they fit in with that is always beneficial.
If you didn’t work in recruitment, what would you be doing?
I’ve always loved planning and parties, so probably an Event’s planner for big weddings or something along those lines.