1224 580 Rebecca

COVID 19 and Me.

COVID 19 versus ME!!!!


What a difference a day makes, what a difference several weeks make!!!


Recruitment has been a huge part of my life for the best part of 20 years – it brings ups and downs, highs and lows and lots of positive change, however, nothing, I mean, nothing, could have prepared me for March 2020!!


Being true to myself..

Whilst I for one have always been Optimistic, (dictionary meaning), hopeful and confident about the future!!  Right now, I am just not sure….


What I am sure about though is the ability to work under such different circumstances, the ability to teach my 10 year old, life cycle, times table, preposition, fractions, mass and volume.  (not so easy)

I have shared tears with fellow recruiters who during the early weeks were just being ‘let go’ with little understanding as to WHY them? and how they would cope?

I have chatted with many hiring managers who just ‘don’t know’ when they will be in a position to hire again, let alone use my services…..


Working from home hasn’t been totally new for me.  I would always work at least one day per week from home, just to contribute to my carbon footprint and not make an unnecessary journey when I could achieve what I needed to from home on that day. What it has taught me, this time round, is that more of a structure is required.  If you, like me, are parenting, teaching and trying to work, you need a plan.  A plan that traditionally I have agreed with myself the night before.  I find it closes my mind off from the current work day and rests easy with what the next day may look like.

Of course, right now, it is SUBJECT TO CHANGE and I get that and embrace it, if necessary.  Like most recruiters, I like control, I have realised though that this isn’t always possible, particularly right now.


For me, right now, I am just working through HOW to work through, if you understand me.  It’s the new normal and that is still evolving.

The working from home for many people is so new and uncharted.  It is a great way for employers to realise that being flexible can work and showing your trust in your superstar workers is essential, because right now we all have to trust and believe and  continue to be hopeful and confident about the future.


Whilst I may not be working on lots of live roles and ringing the bell of placement success, what I can say is I am using this time to be still, learn and adapt.  I am working on paving the future for the business, keeping in touch with people both personally and professionally and preparing for the return of recruitment as we knew it and BETTER……


My next project is to learn how to use our new database and export valuable information and support my 10 year old learn about the Vatican City – oh jeezzzzz


Signing off




768 410 Louise

Did you really “fall” in to recruitment?

How often do we hear of people claiming that they “fell” in to recruitment. It occurred to me this morning that in some respects this is quite a ludicrous comment to make. “Falling” in to recruitment implies that there was no thought process involved at all, you couldn’t help yourself, you had your hands tied behind your back. Is that what really happened?

If you take a moment to stop and think now, for those in recruitment, there will be a reason WHY you chose recruitment. For me, I started out as a recruitment consultant trainer delivering courses across the South to trainee and experienced recruiters. And I simply thought one day….I want a piece of that! I wanted the thrill of the chase, the opportunity to make a difference and not forgetting the ability to earn more than a standard basic salary and so I started People Prospect Solutions. So I can’t claim I fell in to it at all, in fact it was a very considered decision.

I wonder if people feel comfortable using the term as an excuse when you decide that recruitment isn’t for you anymore. Who wants to admit that a well thought out decision about a career didn’t turn out well in the end, far easier to claim it was never your intention to be a recruiter in the first place. Or perhaps you don’t want to admit that you were turned on by the money and hadn’t really investigated what recruitment was all about in the first place.

Does it really matter I hear you say? Well in a way, yes it does. How many times do we hear the reverse from a candidate at interview who says I went to University to study, knowing that I always wanted to be a recruitment consultant? Or I took a job in telesales to get experience knowing that recruitment was my ultimate goal. Very rarely in 16 years of working in rec to rec!. And there in lies the issue. People (I generalise) don’t see recruitment as a career and never will do when social media portrays recruitment as one of those jobs that you “just end up doing”. Come on, let’s celebrate the positive reasons why people move in to recruitment! Perhaps you saw your best friend buying a flash car at 25 after receiving a big commission cheque and it spurred you on so you investigated recruitment and went hell for leather to do the same. Or you wanted a sales career and could see how success in recruitment could lead you to a director role in the future. To attract new recruiters to the industry, we need to make it an attractive career proposition and not just “another sales role” and a big part of that is making sure that potential new recruiters see the huge benefits that this industry can offer.  So let’s STOP saying we “fell” in to recruitment and let’s give real tangible reasons why.

I am keen to hear from you. Why did you choose a career in recruitment?

1373 1000 O2C Admin

Our new website has launched

Welcome to the brand new People Prospects Solutions website. We’re so excited to show you some of the exciting developments that have been happening behind the scenes in recent months.

About Us

With over 30 years’ industry experience between us, we understand that putting a face to a company name is extremely important. You can find out a little bit more about us here. At the same time as that, why not take a look at some of the testimonials from our success stories. We hope they’ll inspire you to take that first step into the world of rec2rec recruitment.


The role of a recruitment consultant is one of the most rewarding positions that we’ve ever come across. You talk to so many different people on a daily basis, each with their own skills, experiences and stories to tell.

If you’re tempted to take that first step into the role of a recruitment consultant, take a look at our latest vacancies here.

We have plenty of positions available, but if you want to talk through any of them in more detail, you can get in touch with us here.


We speaking to our candidates, and we always take their job search seriously. Here you can find out what you can expect from a working relationship with us.

From job interview training to personalised CV-writing advice, we want you to be happy with your new role as a recruitment consultant. Find out more about our candidate services here.


We work closely with all our clients to ensure that they’re provided with the perfect candidates for any positions. We always operate with an open, straightforward and honest approach to business, and always take a proactive approach to candidate selection.

You can find out more about our client services here.


As you can see, there’s been plenty of work going on over the last few months. Remember, if you want to take that first step into the exciting realm of rec2rec, then we can help.

We’re always happy to have confidential chat about your potential job move, so get in touch with us here today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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