Getting to know Amber Herrick

Getting to know you…
Amber Herrick, Recruitment Resourcer at Taylor Herrick Recruitment


What made you want to work for Taylor Herrick Recruitment?
I wanted a new challenge, and to gain knowledge of a completely different sector.

Throughout your life, who has been your inspiration?
My parents, work hard to gain results.

Can you recommend a good book to take on holiday this year?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

What’s your favorite time of the day?
No specific time

What three goals do you endeavor to accomplish this year?

1. Progress my career at Taylor Herrick Recruitment, hitting my targets
2. Frequent the gym more than I do now, which is never!
3. Squeeze on last holiday in!

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My partner, Richard.

What’s your favorite food?
Saag paneer, Cauliflower cheese, Beef stew, spaghetti bolognaise, lamb roast dinner (not all on one plate)!

What do you like most as well as least about your job?
Most – interesting & challenging, good Team working together to achieve success.

Least – haven’t experienced a ‘least moment’ yet.

What is the most played song on your Ipod?
I don’t have an ipod

Do you have a favorite quote?
Pobodys Nerfect.

What event are you most looking forward to in the remaining 2016?
The Summer!

If you can choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Natalie Taylor Herrick

When you have a bad day at work, it is usually because…
I haven’t received many responses from candidates

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Pottery, Photography and how to play the drums.

In your own opinion, what is your worst characteristic?
Being too sensitive (I’m working on this)!

When you have a few hours of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Read my book, do the gardening, pampering.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Comes Back Stronger Everytime

Where do you want to be in five years from now?
A successful Recruitment Consultant highly knowledgeable on the Architecture, QS and Land sectors.

Complete this sentence:
Happiness is… enjoying life with the people closest to you.

Taylor Herrick Recruitment do Cheltenham Festival

 

A few pictures from when some of the team hit Cheltenham Ladies Day Festival #thefestival

 

Pay it Forward – Refer…

How would you feel if someone ‘recommended’ you to us? Complimented? Recognised? Flattered?

After all, you would only be referred if you were highly thought of.

So would it be nice to Pay it Forward? I think so.

By recommending someone to us you are not only enhancing their future career prospects but you are paying them a great compliment.

In return we incentivise you by paying a generous referral bonus to you one we place them in their new role. This doesn’t have to be straight away either, it can be at any point in the next twelve months. The last thing we want to do is rush or push anyone into a new position and sometimes it takes time to find the right match.

To recommend someone, all you need to do is pass us their name and number and we do the rest.

Thank you in advance.

E: [email protected]

T: 01564 797910

Why it is important to meet your recruiter

 

 

Changing your job is one of the most important, life changing decisions you can make – why would you do this without meeting the person who will be representing you?

There is a lot to be gained from meeting someone in person even if it is just for a coffee or a chat during your lunch break. You will find a relationship will develop quicker, building trust which is extremely important as this person is finding you your next career move. In person, you will be more comfortable and have a relaxed approach when discussing your future, opposed to over email where you might not want to disclose certain information or be reluctant to, not knowing where this information may go.

Not only is this an opportunity for your recruiter to find out information about you and understand your requirements, it is a chance for you to learn about them. Ask questions about them, what they specialise in, details about their company, how they handle their recruitment process, etc. An important part of meeting is being able to discuss confidential matters and to share a knowledge of the industry – again, building trust. From this initial meeting you will also be able to decide how you perceive your recruiter – are they professional, knowledgeable, well presented? Are you happy for this person to represent you? Your recruiter will also be well placed to advise on your own presentational and communication skills.

It is very useful to discuss salaries with your recruiter, especially with the current skill shortage and how the industry has picked up over the past 12 months. It may be that you should be aiming for a higher salary, however this can work both ways and you could be pricing yourself out of the market. Your recruiter should know what salary you will be looking at in relation to your experience and will help you prepare for any difficult interview questions relating to salary and justifying financial aspirations. I speak with hundreds of industry professionals a year so feel confident when giving advice on salary expectations.

It is equally important for companies that we work with to meet us to discuss their requirements. I am often asked about the clients we work with, size of the team, work ethic, goals, targets, culture and office atmosphere. When meeting clients, we are able to discuss requirements in more detail to specify exactly what they are looking for. Being told a company require a ‘Land Manager’ for example, doesn’t give us enough information to fill the role successfully and do a tailored search for the right candidates.  Different roles require different attributes, some of which can only be determined in person, for example if the role is client facing, is the person well presented, confident, good persona, etc?

In the same vein, it’s also essential that I meet with my clients, especially if it is at their offices. This is because it is good to describe the location and layout of the office when speaking to you as it helps you get a better feel for the company. Even assessing parking is advantageous for me as it’s useful to know what parking facilities a company has for your interviews and if you join them. All of this enables us to build stable, professional working relationships and ensures we continue to do a professional job.

At Taylor Herrick Recruitment, we offer a ‘golden handshake’, referral bonuses plus quarterly incentives for working with us too. We also get a lot of positions exclusively based on word of mouth and where other clients have recommended us.

If you are happy with your recruiter, their communication with you and how they work, you could use them again in the future exclusively (if you weren’t already) – why would you use more than one recruitment company? For more on this, please see Ruth Whitehouse and Natalie Taylor Herrick’s posts:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-would-make-you-want-work-me-exclusively-natalie?trk=mp-reader-card

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/seek-your-next-move-like-youd-sell-home-ruth?trk=mp-reader-card

Exclusivity isn’t something clients enter into very often, however we have been fortunate to gain this with many of our clients as we have consistently delivered for them across their different disciplines.

This might be something that you don’t think about when working with recruiters however, I think it is important to get to know you on a personal level – I have found I have many things in common with the professionals I work with. This improves the connection of who I work with and also broadens the topics that can be discussed, it doesn’t have to be strictly about work! If you have any thoughts, I would be keen to hear from you on [email protected].

Please feel free to add me on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (@THRDanC).

Seek your next move like you’d sell your home!

 

When you sell your property – do you instruct every Estate Agent on the High Street, post adverts in the local shop windows?

No? Thought not…but why?

As a potential buyer of a property I would imagine alarm bells would be ringing over a house that is up with 4 plus agents (or even two in a booming market) – it all smacks of desperation – of ‘there must be something wrong with that property if it’s up with so many agents’

Good houses sell on their own merits with just one agent

Surely the same can be said of yourself when it comes to searching for a new role. Time and time again when talking to candidates, those who have made a conscious decision to move jobs, I find that their CV is with a multitude of recruiters – WHY?? How is that beneficial? If you’re in a position where by you recruit staff you must know that to see the same CV appear in your inbox from 4 different recruitment consultants starts to tell you that there may be issues? At best case scenario you engage one of the recruiters to arrange interviews only to find that the other recruiters are contacting you wanting to know why you’ve not called them / they had exclusivity / they will be invoicing you / split fees …….. and so on and so on. What a complete pain in the proverbial that is!

In this current market the best way to market yourself is to engage with one recruiter – TALK to them , find out what potential companies they are working with or where they feel they could make an introduction. A good recruiter would tell you that they aren’t on a PSL with a particular company – it’s at that point that you can perhaps contemplate engaging with a second recruiter (but on the explicit terms that they only submit your details to the company’s that Recruiter A can’t get you in front of.)

Take control, ensure your CV isn’t fired out to every company within your acceptable radius…. Do you really want to be represented in this way???

Back to selling houses – having been there a lot myself I know that it’s best to allow the one agent you’ve instructed a period of time to work behind the scenes on your behalf – usually agreeing a term of exclusivity – DO THE SAME WITH YOUR RECRUITER – if they know they have your undivided attention for a set period of time they will work their butts off to ensure you are exposed to the right hiring personnel in the company’s YOU want to work for. Those doing the rounds of every agency in the hope this maximises their chances are actually pushing themselves down the pecking order in terms of time / effort / energy – you’ll be told you’re a priority but take it from someone who has recruited over many years in many sectors – YOU’RE NOT!

Food for thought???????? 

Getting to know Ellie Lane

Getting to know you…

Ellie Lane, Recruitment Resourcer at Taylor Herrick Recruitment

What made you want to work for Taylor Herrick Recruitment?
I wanted a new challenge, and to gain knowledge of a completely different sector.

Throughout your life, who has been your inspiration?
My dad has been my main inspiration as he has always worked really hard to get what he wants, and I want to pass this work ethic on to my children.

Can you recommend a good book to take on holiday this year?
Call the midwife. Also any Sophie Kinsella books

What’s your favourite time of the day?
When I get to spend quality time with my kids

What three goals do you endeavour to accomplish this year?
1. Progress my career at Taylor Herrick, hitting my targets

2. Continue to run my successful craft business and take it to the next level

3. Get fit and go to the gym more

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My Husband, Steve

What’s your favourite food?
Home-made shepherd’s pie or spaghetti bolognaise

What do you like most as well as least about your job?

I love getting responses from candidates it’s a good feeling. I don’t like it when people respond saying they’re interested and then after chasing them they don’t reply.

What is the most played song on your Ipod?
Little Mix (They are all my daughter listens to and she’s always on my phone)

Do you have a favourite quote?
Today only happens once make it amazing!

What event are you most looking forward to in the remaining 2015?
Christmas I love that time of year.

If you can choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Cath Kidston and Natalie Taylor Herrick

When you have a bad day at work, it is usually because…
I haven’t had many responses

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Cake decorating / dressmaking
In your own opinion, what is your worst characteristic?

Talking too much
When you have a few hours of free-time, how do you pass the time?
Sewing, making crafts and looking after my kids.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
My Life My way

Where do you want to be in five years from now?
Being very successful within Taylor Herrick and for my own business to be busy and successful too.

Complete this sentence:

Happiness is… enjoying life and the people closest to you.

Pay it Forward – Refer…

How would you feel if someone ‘recommended’ you to us? Complimented? Recognised? Flattered?

After all, you would only be referred if you were highly thought of.

So would it be nice to Pay it Forward? I think so.

By recommending someone to us you are not only enhancing their future career prospects but you are paying them a great compliment.

In return we incentivise you by paying a generous referral bonus to you one we place them in their new role. This doesn’t have to be straight away either, it can be at any point in the next twelve months. The last thing we want to do is rush or push anyone into a new position and sometimes it takes time to find the right match.

To recommend someone, all you need to do is pass us their name and number and we do the rest.

Getting to know Katie Lewis

 

Getting to know you…

Katie Lewis, Recruitment Resourcer at Taylor Herrick Recruitment

 

What made you want to work for Taylor Herrick Recruitment?
I wanted to learn more about the industry and give myself a challenge.

Throughout your life, who has been your inspiration?
Each member of my family has inspired me in different ways throughout my life, my new inspiration is my son.

Can you recommend a good book to take on holiday this year?
50 Shades of Grey Trilogy

What’s your favourite time of the day?
Morning time when I wake to my son and at night when I can tuck him safely in bed

What three goals do you endeavour to accomplish this year?
1. To have a healthier body and mind

2. To progress further in my career

3. To make my house my home

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
My Husband, Scott

What’s your favourite food?
Fish and Curry, sometimes together

What do you like most as well as least about your job?

Finding amazing candidates and being part of helping find them there ideal job
What is the most played song on your Ipod?
Ed Sheeran and UB40

Do you have a favourite quote?
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to Dance in the rain

What event are you most looking forward to in the remaining 2014?
A surprise birthday and always Christmas

If you can choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Natalie Taylor Herrick

When you have a bad day at work, it is usually because…
I haven’t had many responses

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
To play the drums

In your own opinion, what is your worst characteristic?
Being a chatterbox

When you have a few hours of free-time, how do you pass the time?
I spend time with my son

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
Staying True and being you!

Where do you want to be in five years from now?
Running a Taylor Herrick Ltd abroad

Complete this sentence:
Happiness is… Being a Mother

 

Getting to know Dan Court

Getting to know you…

Dan Court, Recruitment Consultant at Taylor Herrick Recruitment

Throughout your life, who has been your inspiration? My family / Jordan Belfort (because of his success)

What is the first thing you notice when you meet a client or candidate? Facial expression

Can you recommend a good book to take on holiday this year? The Wolf of Wall Street

What three goals do you endeavour to accomplish this year?

1. Finish the house and make it perfect

2. Establish myself in the industry

3. Be a great uncle! (November)

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Amy Close

What do you like most as well as least about your job?

  • Most; Placing people in a position that benefits them and their employer. Meeting people “networking”
  • Least; People not being honest / time wasting

What is the most played song on your Ipod? Blink 182 – Always

Do you have a favourite quote? “Sell me this pen”

What event are you most looking forward to in the remaining 2015? Aston Villa at Wembley / Holiday to Spain

If you can choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Natalie Taylor Herrick

When you have a bad day at work, it is usually because… I’m still waiting on an answer

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Finish learning the drums

In your own opinion, what is your worst characteristic? Taking funny selfies on colleagues laptops / phones

When you have a few hours of free-time, how do you pass the time? Watching football, films, socialising with friends, working on the house.

What would you name the autobiography of your life? “Why isn’t this a film?”

Where do you want to be in five years from now? With the same company having worked my way up to Director level, established with a number of reputable contacts.

Complete this sentence: “Happiness is…” family, friends and football.

What would make you want to work with me ‘exclusively’?

 

 

What would make you want to work with me ‘exclusively’?

As the market gains pace there seem to be more and more new recruiters popping up. Whilst a little competition is healthy, I don’t like to work against those who are completely target driven and lack the same ethics that we work with at THR.

There are many reasons that I would choose to work with you exclusively. It means a better level of service, a better understanding of your needs and as a result, a better career match.

If you are ‘represented’ by several agencies, this can be to your detriment and work against you. My advice would be to research who knows your market, who has a professional and credible reputation and choose your Recruiter wisely. Recruitment is a target driven industry and the Recruiter will earn a fee for placing you. As crude as it sounds its true; sometimes quality goes out of the window when someone is chasing their target and your CV will be sent out at random in a desperate bid to hit their interview targets. If you don’t want your personal details banded about then you need to work with a recognised recruitment agency who have your best interests at heart.

I train all of our consultants to have ethics at the forefront of their work. They will only work with you on a consultative basis and will conduct a tailored search based around your needs. This is the way we have recruited for many years and have proven ourselves to many built environment professionals during this time. It works for us and we get a lot of our business through recommendations and word of mouth.

So what would encourage you to work with me exclusively? Is it the guaranteed confidentiality? Industry knowledge? Strong brand and reputation? Established network of professional contacts? Or a professional recommendation?

Perhaps this is something that doesn’t really cross your mind when making a career move decision?

I’m keen to hear your thoughts and would like to encourage more and more of our clients to work with us exclusively. When you get in touch remember to ask about our ‘exclusive golden handshake’ – the loyalty bonus we pay back to you when we successfully place you in your next job.