This month we spoke to Aimee Ashworth, Internal Recruiter at The Accountancy Partnership!
What is your job title?
I’m an Internal Recruiter here at TAP!
Give an overview of the duties, functions and responsibilities of your job.
Linking in with the departmental managers on vacancy requirements, and advertising vacancies through different recruitment methods, as well as reviewing all of the candidate applications.
I conduct telephone interviews with the shortlisted candidates, arrange face-to-face interviews following those, and sometimes supporting the managers with these. Overall, trying to find the best talent for TAP!
What is a typical working day like for you?
First thing, get my morning brew! Then, I review any emails that have come in overnight and box them off, review any candidate applications on the current vacancies, and shortlist the ones that may be suitable for a telephone call.
My days are very varied depending on the vacancies open, so sometimes I can have a full day of telephone interviews or face-to-face interviews, and other days are spent proactively seeking out suitable candidates for the roles that maybe take a little longer to fill.
What particular challenges do you regularly encounter?
Some candidates not researching TAP or reviewing the recruitment packs sent to them at initial application stages ahead of a telephone interview.
What are some of the biggest challenges faced by your clients?
I suppose that my clients are the TAP hiring managers, so one of the challenges that they might face is waiting for the right candidates to come along in the recruitment process, especially if their team have a high workload and need another person in the team as soon as possible.
How are you able to use your skills to solve problems for them?
Trying to be proactive and come with solutions rather than further problems.
What is your favourite part of the job?
Being a part of a candidates journey right up to them joining the TAP team!
What do you like most about working for The Accountancy Partnership?
The positive workplace culture and the amazing perks.
What skills do you find most useful to do your job?
People skills and knowing how to approach difficult conversations.
Where’s your favourite place to visit on days off?
Parkgate for a famous Nichols Ice Cream… yum!
Tell us about your proudest achievement.
Being shortlisted as a Finalist in the HR Magazine’s ‘HR Future Leader of the Year 2021’ award.
How would your colleagues describe you?
Accident prone… definitely!
What are you reading/binge watching at the moment?
I’ve just been introduced to The Office US, and I’m hooked.
Who do you admire, and why?
A bit of cliché but my family. We are super close, and we are always there for one another, no matter what.
What question would you really like to answer, and what’s the answer?!
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