Queens Court, 24 Queen Street, Manchester, M2 5HX
- Specialism: Front of House & Operations
- Sector: Internal recruitment
- Office: Manchester
Type a day in the life of sellick from Simon Briffa
It is that time of year again when students are coming towards the end of their degrees and are starting to think about life after university. Although it is a very exciting time, it can also be quite a confusing time too. Especially for those who are not quite sure what path to take or what career they want to go into. Recruitment can be a very rewarding career and with the sector continuing to grow, now is the best time to start considering this as an option. Here are some points that might help you to decide whether working in recruitment is the right career path for you, and some top tips on what it takes to work in this exciting, fast-paced environment. Recruitment gives you opportunities to work in different industries Within recruitment there are lots of different sectors you can choose to work in such as Legal, Finance & Accountancy or HR. Choosing a sector that you already have knowledge of can make it a lot easier when going into recruitment, for example, some of our Legal Consultants are non-practising Lawyers. If you have worked or studied in a particular sector before, you will have a better understanding of what clients and candidates are looking for and also the challenges they are facing in the market. Once you have chosen a sector it does not mean that you have to work in that sector for the whole of your career. Recruitment allows you to develop many transferable skills, so it is fairly easy for you to change roles if you decide to move into a different market area for example. Career development opportunities in recruitment Recruitment is a very exciting career to get into but it can also be challenging so you have to be sure that it is suited to you. As with many sales roles, there are highs and lows so perseverance is key. It is important that you have the ambition and drive to want to succeed as a Recruitment Consultant, and there are plenty of opportunities where you can progress quickly and increase your earning potential. At Sellick Partnership we offer a variety of opportunities – all of which are integral to the success of the business. Whether you join as a fresh graduate or as an experienced recruiter there is a career path for you. If you would like to learn more you can visit our work for us page. Learn new skills Recruitment Consultants learn many skills throughout their careers which will benefit you both personally and professionally. This is great if you decide to have a sector change within recruitment or even a career change later down the line. Most of the skills are transferrable such as communication, organisation, negotiation and problem solving and are great to have and include on your CV and will be relevant to most roles. Be in charge of your own success in recruitment Being a Recruitment Consultant can be like running your own business. You are in charge of managing your clients and candidates so it is really important you are organised. This means that the more work you put in the more rewards you will get making you in charge of your own success. At Sellick Partnership we offer an uncapped commission structure meaning there is no limit to how much you can make. Rewarding career with great earning potential and benefits Recruitment Consultants can be rewarded very well for just doing their job and there are lots of opportunities to earn commission. Recruitment Consultants here at Sellick Partnership all get their base salaries along with commission for positions within our specialist areas: Legal, Finance, HR, Housing & Property Services, Actuarial Procurement and Change & Transformation. We offer an extremely competitive commission structure which is uncapped, meaning there is no limit to the amount of commission that our Recruitment Consultants can make. So more sales means more commission with no limits. We also do not have a billing threshold, as soon as you start billing you start earning commission. Recruitment Consultants get to help people find their dream role! Recruitment can be a very rewarding career, not only in terms of remuneration but also in terms of helping other people find their perfect role. Our Recruitment Consultants are responsible for helping candidate’s find their dream job that is right for them. This means helping people progress in their careers, increase their earning potential and often supporting candidates who are considering relocating. If you would like more information on graduate recruitment please feel free to get in touch with myself, or visit our work for us page. Alternatively, you can check out our latest internal vacancies here.
Ramadan can be a challenging time for employees, so it is important that businesses are aware of what they can do to support staff who are fasting. In this Q&A, we offer advice to business leaders, and explain the challenges of partaking in Ramadan whilst working. Ramadan is the holy month when Muslims celebrate the revelation of the Holy Quran. It is also a time when Muslims around the world fast from sunrise to sunset, but it is so much more than just abstaining from food and drink. It is a time to reflect on one’s actions and words and purify mind, body and soul. It is a spiritual and physical detox in a sense. During this month, Muslims dedicate as much time as they can in worship and doing charitable deeds, as the rewards are multiplied in this month. The idea is to be on your best behaviour to attain high reward and carry on with these habits beyond Ramadan. Ramadan lasts around 29 or 30 days, and Eid is then celebrated upon the sighting of the moon. What key things people/businesses need to be aware of during Ramadan? There are a number of things I believe businesses should be made aware of during Ramadan, these include: Offer a safe space to pray: while the five prayers are obligatory outside of Ramadan, Muslims can be more particular about praying on time during this month. Businesses should try and accommodate their staff with a prayer room or some space where they can offer prayers, Be considerate: people should try and be considerate when eating around those who are fasting whenever they can. It is a good idea to avoid asking if a person is fasting. They may have a health condition preventing them from doing so, which can be quite hard for someone who wants that spiritual connection within Ramadan. Respect people’s wishes: in general, be mindful that when someone is fasting, they may not have the energy to go out for company events or other social events. Be sensitive to their needs and religious sentiments and be supportive in any way you can. What are the challenges of doing Ramadan whilst working? It can be difficult to go through each day without food and drink, particularly during the long summer days in the UK. Sleeping patterns are massively disrupted during this time, so energy will be low and concentration levels will not be the same as outside of Ramadan. The biggest challenge at work is concentration. People can also experience extreme drowsiness as a result of low energy and lack of adequate sleep. It is not easy to explain this to your management who may not be able to understand how tough it is to endure fasting for 18 hours and how it is affecting your productivity. It can also be exhausting to travel while fasting, which can be difficult to avoid if your job requires frequent travel. Businesses need to bear this in mind. How can business leaders help/support staff that are taking part in Ramadan? Business leaders/managers can support their staff during this month in numerous ways. These include; By re-evaluating the work of their staff who are fasting. The key for senior staff and all colleagues is to be patient with those who are fasting and assist where they can to help make the month go by smoother. It may be helpful to offer flexible working hours during this time, a shorter day or frequent breaks during those moments of extreme exhaustion. Each individual is different in what they can cope with, so if a person has specific needs during this time, then they should be discussing it with their managers to see what is feasible. Avoid any company events that offer lunch during this time. All senses are heightened while fasting, particularly your sense of smell. It may make participation at such events harder than a regular day of fasting. Some people may request extra time off during the last ten days of Ramadan, as those are considered to be the most important nights. Many men confine themselves to the mosque dedicating them to worship and women can choose to do the same in their homes to achieve a greater reward. Businesses should try to accommodate these needs when they can to allow their staff to have a greater spiritual connection. Business should try and raise awareness about the month, so people know what it entails. If you are currently taking part in Ramadan we would love to hear about your experiences and what your business is doing to support you! Please contact us, or you can engage with us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.
On Tuesday 17 July 2018 we hosted our first ever candidate appreciation and recognition event at Rotunda Bar and Restaurant in King’s Cross which was kindly sponsored by Giant, Danbro and Walker Smith Global. We hosted the event as a way of saying thank you and recognising the hard work that our candidates have put in over the past year. Over 30 of our locum candidates attended the event and enjoyed an afternoon of drinks and food in the sun whilst networking and relaxing with like-minded legal professionals. As a business we are committed to ‘putting people first’ and events like this are a great way for us to give back to our candidates for the excellent work they do day in day out. In the hustle and bustle of daily life it is often easy to forget how important a simple thank you can be valued. By hosting events like this we are not only able to say thank you to our candidates but we are also able to build strong working relationships. We believe that recognising our candidates and the work that they do is essential for motivation and helps us build up long and lasting relationships with them, which is crucially important for us as a business. We pride ourselves on building and maintaining these strong working relationships to fulfil the best outcome for both our candidates and the firms that we work with. Relationships cultivate loyalty, build trust and form long lasting connections with each of our candidates. This event gave us the opportunity not only to say a simple thank you to our candidates but to also show that we are keen to go above and beyond for the excellent work that they do. We also try to align everything we do with our company values which are Respect, Passionate and Engaging and this event allowed to show those values to our loyal candidate base. The BBQ allowed us to engage on a more personal level, showing that we are passionate about what we do and how we assist to find the correct role. We were able to engage in great conversation and build up the mutual respect needed to build long-standing relationships. The evening also showed our candidates how much we respect their input into how we secure them roles and the values that we follow. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody that was involved in setting this event up and of course to our candidates for attending the BBQ on the evening. We hope everyone who joined us had a fantastic evening, we are already looking forward to planning our next candidate recognition event in 2019. If you are interested in finding out more about the vacancies that we are currently recruiting for or our future events, please contact me for more information.