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A typical day as a Consultant at Principal People

A typical day as a Consultant at Principal People…

From start to finish:

08:30   Start work. Have a Coffee and eat breakfast, regularly provided by the Directors! Check emails and make any urgent calls.

 08:45  – Morning Team Meeting… discuss what you achieved the day before and what you target yourself to achieve today. We use this opportunity to ask internally who people know and discuss any potential placements that could be made today. We often have open dialogue, brain storm and share ideas to help each other.

09:00   Analyse job boards (Such as CV Library / Monster), target client websites and social network sites to find out who is hiring – this is all in preparation for the Business Development session later on.

09:30  – Take a call from a client who has a requirement for a Health and Safety Manager based in London. Book a meeting for tomorrow to truly understand the position and their culture (we are a quality focused business and like to meet all our clients and candidates face-to-face when and where possible). In the meantime, your Resourcer will advertise the role and begin to search through our extensive candidate community and your combined talent pools for potential candidates. We fill 72% of our roles through our candidate community network.

10:00  – Business Development call session to make introductions to potential and existing clients to win new vacancies. Now this is generally a consultant’s favourite time of the day… imagine a busy, loud sales room, with each consultant completely focused on picking up new business! There is a general buzz in the office during this time, especially after the company wide holiday incentive was announced if we hit target!

12:30  – Review the day so far. Adjust your day plan accordingly. Read and respond to emails.

13:00  – Lunch Time – Lunch Club is held once a month… The top performers from the last month go out to eat with the Directors at a fancy restaurant or a luxurious day out. This is just one of the many benefits of working for Principal People. 

14:00  – A candidate who has applied for a role you’re working on comes in for an arranged interview. This gives us a great understanding of their key attributes and personality. As a Recruitment Consultant, our role is so varied – we are always meeting clients and candidates and are not just tied to our desks!

14:30  – The candidate you just interviewed provided details of companies they would love to work for, so you reach out to these organisations through our network to introduce yourself and your candidate through referrals. Principal People fill approximately 27% of our roles through referrals and it’s a big part of what we do.

15:00  – Back on Business Development for a company-wide power hour! At Principal People we operate a “no check policy” with full autonomy to manage your own diary in a professional, adult environment.

16.00  – You will now screen applications and candidates CV’s for vacancies you are recruiting for. When you have identified potential candidates, this will be followed by interviewing candidates and putting them forward for suitable positions.

17:00  – Administration – Send candidates CV’s you have sourced earlier to clients. Advertise any vacancies you have registered from clients earlier in the day on our range of social media sites, allowing candidates to apply this evening.

17:30  – Contact all candidates you couldn’t speak to until they’ve finished work. 

18:00   Plan your day for tomorrow, and on a Friday join the team at the local pub. Hopefully it’s been a good week, so free drinks from your Manager! We often attend networking events in London. Meeting new potential clients who are looking to recruit for Health and Safety professionals and candidates who are looking for work. It gives us a good understanding of the industry, it's great for our brand and allows us to truly engage with our candidate and client base.