"As a manager, no two days are the same, but I really enjoy getting to meet people and see how we're making an impact on their lives."
I'm taking the lead
I'm Robert Walters
After working for other companies within the recruitment industry of varying sizes and across different countries, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity of taking the next step and managing the Robert Walters tech team in Auckland. Robert Walters has such a strong brand globally and it's one that I’m proud to be representing in the tech industry in Auckland.
The tech team in particular is seeing a lot of growth on the back of a solid foundation that’s been created by building networks and our own identity in the tech space in Auckland, so the future prospects are looking strong
The onboarding process was fairly fluid and something that stood out to me when I first joined in March 2021. In previous roles, onboarding is a job in and of itself! This wasn’t the case when I started at Robert Walters. The tools were already in place which made it easier to get started and motivated me more to make an impression. The business ensures that we are all set up for success from day one so that there is nothing holding us back, and we can get stuck in achieving our goals.
Every staff member has access to:
- A Microsoft Surface Pro, perfect for agile working
- A mobile phone plan reimbursement
- A full suite of other digital tools and platforms to help you focus on what matters — your clients and candidates
As a manager, no two days are the same. One day could be more business development heavy, going out and meeting clients, while other days are candidate focused, going out to meet them in person, and diving deeper to find out more about a candidate. Meeting and talking to people and getting to know how we can help from both a client and a candidate perspective gives me the feeling that we’re really making an impact on people's lives.
Then there's the actual people management side of things which includes implementing learning and development programs, meeting with the team to set goals and their development pathways as well as forecasting and budgeting. Due to the fact that we are in a strong growth phase, there is a massive opportunity for the team to progress, so being able to provide platforms and access to those opportunities and seeing people reach their milestones is very rewarding as a manager.
If there is any advice I can offer people considering a career in recruitment it’s to be resilient. Robert Walters will give you all the tools to succeed but the drive to make it happen needs to come from within.
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