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60 Seconds with Rena Weld, Financial Services Recruitment Manager

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  1. Can you describe your current role – what’s your typical day-to-day?

Each day varies which is what I like about recruitment. My tasks vary from sourcing and speaking to different people about jobs, interviewing, sending CVs, speaking to clients about upcoming jobs and market trends, employee queries and onboarding as well as compliance and background checks, webinars to keep up to date on the market, marketing activities and working on exciting new campaigns and everyday problem-solving and administration. There can be a lot of problem solving in the role. Other duties include training and assisting colleagues and liaising with other teams within to business.

  1. You’ve been part of the Matrix Recruitment team for 7 years now. What is your favourite thing about the team and what are the key reasons you’ve stayed with the company so long?

I like that everyone in the company can pick up the phone and call any one of their colleagues for advice or just a catch up. We have a lovely team environment, even whilst working remotely, that promotes happiness, productivity and celebration for each other’s successes.

Although our performance is monitored through KPIs and targets, there is some degree of autonomy in planning each day in the role which is very important to me.

  1. What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a Recruitment Consultant?

Recruitment can be a rollercoaster of emotions and can be both rewarding and very challenging. It will suit you if you can think outside the box a little, are resilient and very self-motivated and enjoy talking to various types of people.

  1. What are the 3 key skills you need to excel as a good Recruitment Manager?

Listening skills, resilience / confidence, and relationship building skills.

  1. How has remote working impacted your role and the culture of the team?

Remote working has been great for me in terms of productivity. The culture of the team is better as everyone has ensured that they remain supportive to their colleagues. Also, remote working allows or a better work-life balance.

  1. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Difficult question but in relation to work and in particular in recruitment: All you can do is your best in any given day, and we can only get through as much work as we can do in one day.