A Few Things About Me
Content, Community and Social Media within Digital Recruitment and HR.
Blogger and speaker on Social Media, recruitment and HR.
Previously I had been a billing 3rd Party Recruiter for more than 20 years. From rolodexes to databases, faxes to e-mails to social media I always tried to find great people for great companies.
I firmly believe in building consultative, value added partnerships through performance, delivery, reputation and advocacy.
The sectors I recruited in included HR, Finance, Sales & Marketing and Recruitment to Recruitment. Clients ranged from global corporates to SMEs, private sector, public sector, not for profit.
I originally qualified as an accountant, but was bored and moved into recruitment after a career coach said that I was more suited to sales, PR or marketing!
Early in my recruitment career I set up an Accountancy Recruitment business that was voted Accountancy Recruiter of The Year by readers of an accountancy magazine.
In January 2009 I set up a Twitter account. It changed my life! Whilst not as prolific as some tweeters my family would readily describe themselves as Twidow and Tworphan!
I’m sure the future is social!
I started this blog in October 2009. It has just been voted one of the Top 5 recruitment blogs in the UK.
Last year I appeared on BBC News talking about how what you say on social media sites can impact on your job.
When not recruiting, networking, tweeting or blogging I am most passionate about Arsenal Football Club, music, politics and economics.
I have recently been described as an ‘encourager par excellence’ (by Doug Shaw and Alison Chisnell) and ‘a great conversationalist’ (by Maren Hogan). I am humbled by those descriptions but mention them as they probably sum up my approach best…it’s great to know it works!