The realisation of what we have achieved in 2018 hit me firmly between the eyes at 6pm on Friday 14th December. The picture was taken at our end of year meal.
A table full of 12 happy, professional down to earth people smiling back at me . The table was a mixture of seasoned recruiters, sector newcomers and graduates. All individuals with distinct personalities but all have one key thing in common, they want to make a difference.
We have taken pride and pleasure in taking time to recruit the right people. Experience is great but we recruit primarily on the mindset of the person. Our people are positive, team players who truly care about doing the best job they can for clients and candidates.
I have worked in recruitment for 12 years, Hoop was set up with the vision of changing the way recruitment companies are perceived, 28 months into that journey we are humbled that so the Hoop team have bought into this vision and are living and breathing our values on a daily basis.
2018 has seen our team grow from 7 to 12, two new offices opened (Swansea and Aberdare), a new HQ opening in Cardiff, two new divisions live, and a significant amount raised for Homelessness in South Wales. Given autonomy, empowerment and freedom to our people works. We never underestimate the potential of our people, our people run the business, culture wise, we listen, no idea is too small or too big.
With the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the recruitment industry will, of course. feel an impact in 2019. We, however, will continue to invest in our core sectors, grow our emerging divisions and will be taking new divisions live. Our partnership working with the Welsh Government has continued to grow and we look forward to even closer relationships in 2019 supporting to deliver ethical employment in the workplace and the initiatives involved with the well-being of future generation act.
We are just over two years into our journey of reshaping the perception of recruitment in Wales. The belief that our team, clients and candidates have shown in us has been incredible, we promise to continue to move forward and offer the very best service we possibly can.
Thank you and enjoy your new years eve celebrations!