Thursday, 7 May 2009

You're Hired

With demand growing steadily from overseas markets for our products, we recently decided to add to the senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced Export Sales Manager.

Recruiting the best people is never easy, and we were finding it hard to select the right candidate for the role, so we decided to take a different approach.

We invited 11 very able candidates with the right qualifications and excellent track records to join us for a day. Tasks set included asking the candidates to carry out presentations to the assembled group, and syndicate work debating issues and presenting their findings and results. It was a chance to hear the candidates talk about an area of their expertise and to see them in action.

We went to great lengths to make sure the session was friendly and open, and deliberately didn’t want to compare it to the Apprentice, but it’s just too tempting to use the analogy here - so, instead of announcing a firing, we’re announcing a hiring!

Thankfully Bob is better looking than Alan Sugar (but only just!).

We’re delighted to welcome Brian Zealey, who joins the team on Monday 11th May.

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