I started out in recruitment 25 years ago. I did the normal contingency agency role as Consultant, Manager then Troubleshooter for a couple of the large UK national sales recruitment specialists before moving to Geneva, Switzerland.
There I set-up a different kind of search and selection business – one that focused on using innovative recruitment communications as its primary source of recruiting local talent for the large multinational businesses that reside there and which combined hard-nosed commercial consultancy with creative recruitment marketing. That creative approach to advertising proved very popular with some of the locals. Further innovation followed in the shape of the region’s first ever online candidate database web portal called virtualjobagency.com.
On returning to the UK in 2005, I broadened my appreciation of corporate recruiting by working as an Interim Recruitment Manager for a number of large UK corporates, helping them to develop their direct sourcing and employment branding capabilities and filling jobs they and their external agency partners were struggling with. In 2009, Fast-Track was set up to offer what has already been described elsewhere on this site.