After successfully helping hundreds of candidates find their
perfect job in Manchester and across the UK in our 2015/2016
financial year, The Candidate team happily headed off to sunny
Barcelona to celebrate a great year. This was all possible from the
unprecedented growth in their eCommerce division, stronger and more
effective relationships within their agency division, the launch of
the media and marketing search and selection division and more
recently the successful integration of the IT recruitment division.
What wasn't there to celebrate?
It's only been 4 years since we opened our doors back in 2012
when we could clearly see there was a huge demand for a higher
quality of service for both candidates and clients. That's when we
worked out what wasn't right in the local recruitment scene. The
endless recruiters who knew nothing about their client's businesses
or candidates careers, yet claimed to be in the best position to
represent them both. How exactly was that possible? Now, with a
unique blend of recruitment and marketing skill sets within the
business, we can truly discuss the next best step for our
candidates and the next best recruit for our clients. It's been an
amazing journey so far and we're so grateful for all our candidates
and client's support.
Back to Barcelona… What we didn't realise from
the year was how creative a team we actually had. Not only did we
have the best team names for the trip (which unfortunately can't be
disclosed…), but collectively we created a jingle for the company's
brand in the creative space what was the taxi from the airport to
our swanky apartments. That's when the team's other notable skills
came into play, with a range of cocktail mixing, orienteering,
hunting, disco dancing and even DJ skills coming into play.
What a team!
Everyone at The Candidate works closely
together to support the initiatives that we continue to
launch. But of course there's healthy competition, and this was
evident in the Treasure Hunt around Las Ramblas on the 2nd day when
the Marketing Department actually succeeded to smash the
recruitment teams and win the highly sought after prize for the
year. That obviously didn't go down well amongst the recruitment
teams, largely held back by some team member's misunderstanding of
the event, some confusing it with a pub-crawl and others a pizza
tasting session. Regardless of the outcome, a big thanks (and
apologies) to the people and tourists of Barcelona for their help
and understanding of the event!
So drinking a few cervezas in the sun at the Olympic Port was well deserved in the end
and the management would like to thank all for their hard work for
the year. It was such a shame that not everyone couldn't join us
after their positive impact in the year. Our Technology Resourcer,
Yasmeen Skelton, fell victim to the
elements and unfortunately got stranded by the storm Katie.
Sarah Leask is currently off on maternity
leave and helped a lot with our array of new agency clients. And of
course Laura Walters, responsible for so much
and who is also off on maternity leave at the moment. We are of
course all really looking forward to having you both back when
you're ready and helping to take the team to the next level of our
Until next year...
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