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Relationships, more important now than ever before…

The post below is currently being shared by a number of senior people in our LinkedIn network. I love it. It proves that business relationships are key to all that we do and I hope that this never changes.

“These are unprecedented times in the global economy. If you’ve been made redundant (or are at risk), and we’ve worked together at any time (UK or globally), please get in touch and let me know how I can help you. Can I put you in touch with a person or company? Can I write a LinkedIn recommendation or endorsement for you? Can I put in a good word to someone? Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Please don’t feel afraid or too proud to ask for help – most people are happy to help”

Whilst I do not usually share a ‘copy and paste’ style message, I think that the sentiment behind this is great and it is an incredibly positive message. There are a number of redundancies and restructures currently going on in the market which is causing a lot of uncertainty for a lot of people. It is a horribly unsettling time for many – this message helps to lift the mood a little.

I got into recruitment 18 years ago after being made redundant from my role at Lloyds Bank Insurance Services. In all honesty I fell into recruitment by accident and it was absolutely not my original plan to do so, but the reason I got into recruitment, and stayed, is because I like working with and helping people. I still do love this part of my job, and I expect I always will.

Recruitment can take many different forms but at the heart of every piece of recruitment is a human being. This is why it is key we treat everybody in the process as we would expect to be treated ourselves. We all lead busy lives, and recruitment isn’t always at the top of the agenda, particularly at the moment, but a common factor for virtually all of us is that we have all looked for a job at least once in our career. It is important to think back to that time every now and then and reflect on good, and bad, experiences that we have all had while looking for your next role. How did you feel, what was good, what was bad, who supported you, who picked you up when you were down.

Most things in our professional lives are cyclical and we always find ourselves back in touch in some way, shape or form. Some of the support we have received in 2019 and 2020 has been formidable. We are truly grateful for this. Let’s make sure we all continue to look out for one another. This current time is one that will never be forgotten so let’s make as many positive impacts on people as we can.