It’s September, so that means it’s our birthday month and this year we are moving into our 30th year of business in Guernsey!
As Tina, our Managing Director says, “It seems like only yesterday that we started out as a small team with a passion for helping job seekers find their dream jobs and employers find their ideal candidates. But here we are, three decades later, still going strong and still committed to our mission of connecting the right people with the right opportunities.”
One thing that sets Firstcall Recruitment apart from other Guernsey recruitment agencies is that it is a family business! Marcel, Tina’s son, is a recruitment consultant who manages the gradually expanding office. Tina’s husband, Silvi, also a director, has, in the past, supported the team as one of the firm’s recruitment consultants!
Marcel points out “The recruitment industry has gone through many changes over the last 30 years. We have ridden the waves and witnessed the evolution with at times pride and at times a hint of reticence and resistance. In recent years we felt that the industry was losing its personal touch.
Recruitment is about more than sending people’s CVs out to employers, much more. Firstcall’s view is, perhaps, best explained by our strapline “With you every step of the way” We believe that the recruitment journey is about developing and nurturing relationships and trust – we pride ourselves on getting to know our candidates, listening to their wants, needs and career plans.
He continues: “Equally, we nurture and develop our relationships with our clients and make sure that we understand their business and recruitment plans. Our aim at all times is to provide a seamless partnership with you whether you are a candidate or client.”
You will know, if you have been reading this blog recently, that the consulting team has grown with the introduction of Damian Gregory in April. More recently Kate Lister – who has assisted the Firstcall Group with their marketing and communications on a freelance basis for several years – joined the team in July and is supporting the team and business.
Marcel concludes; “We would like to thank all of our clients, and candidates for their support and trust over the years. And, as you know we are always on the lookout for ways to develop and enhance our business so keep an eye out, Firstcall still has a lot more to give!