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Unique approach to staff recruiting will give Russell Taylor a new pool of talent

Posted by Georgie Betts on 21/02/2018
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Unique approach to staff recruiting will give Russell Taylor a new pool of talent

A groundbreaking approach to recruiting its own staff will shortly be providing Russell Taylor Group with a whole new pool of talent.

Members of the existing workforce – from the company’s chief executive and senior management to consultants themselves - are being involved in the recruiting process which is seen by the business as a way of identifying people with skills to take it forward on the next stage of its growth journey.

Rob Kurton, managing director at Russell Taylor Group, explained: “Our rate of expansion has created an immediate demand for high quality staff who have original ideas and thoughts about how we can best serve our growing client and candidate base.

“Traditional forms of advertising, job boards and social media have been sufficient in the past to find new employees of our own. However, because our business has massively expanded to cover sectors not only in technical and engineering, construction and industrial trades but also in manufacturing and scientific, we are constantly looking for people with differing sets of skills and knowledge to complement our existing teams and create a new pool of young talent.

“We want dynamic people who have drive, enthusiasm and innovation – no matter what their previous work or academic history is.”

The majority of people taking part in the first round of interviews at the assessment day at the company’s headquarters on Riverside Park in Bromborough – their ages ranging from 18 to 26 - came as personal recommendations from existing staff, either friends, family or clients.

Candidates were each interviewed by two members of the Russell Taylor team in a series of four interview rooms. Each of the four interviews lasted 20 minutes.

Rob added: “People like myself and our chief executive Ben Russell have obviously had great experience at interviewing whereas some members of staff had never done anything like this before. However, their input and questions to candidates brought a refreshing and unique insight into the whole process.

“Too often candidates for jobs know what to expect at interviews. This way, we believe we are able to tap into a source of brilliant new staff, with no preconceived ideas of the industry, who can be developed and nurtured into our particular Russell Taylor culture, to grow with us and bring their own ideas to the business.”