Ten years ago, I booked flights to Australia and started applying for jobs, not really knowing what I was doing or what to expect.
Having fallen into the recruitment industry (like most of us do) in Northern Ireland, it was a natural option to explore in Perth.
Most companies scheduled interviews for when I arrived but what was the old Kelly Services business went ahead and arranged two Skype interviews, psychometric testing and references. Before I knew it, I was signing my contract and providing my details for visa sponsorship before I had even boarded the plane.
Way back then, I remember thinking, WOW, this company is:
A) On the ball
B) Forward thinking
C) Not shy of taking a risk
Knowing I had a permanent job on arrival made the whole experience of moving half way around the world a whole lot more comforting.
Since then, I have grown personally and professionally in my ten-year tenure in the now PERSOLKELLY business.
With this significant milestone looming I have been reflecting on my journey and wanted to share why I have stayed happy, loyal and engaged at PERSOLKELLY.
Let me introduce the 5 C’s (in no particular order):
1. Colleagues – Spending more time in the office than at home has been a pleasure with the amazing array of characters I have worked with over the years, some of whom will be friends for life.
2. Culture – Fun, supportive, passionate, professional, team focused, all blend together for the perfect culture balance.
3. Career – Every few years I have approached my leader with a plan for my next step, it has always been welcomed and supported.
4. Care – Whether it be attending my kid’s sports carnival, looking after myself or my children when we are unwell, having the flexibility to work remotely and part-time, I have always felt my leaders cared.
5. Coaching – I have been lucky to have worked with a wide range of leaders and leadership styles and have learnt so many pearls of wisdom along the way.
Written by Ashley Speers
Ashley is a Perth-based Business Development Manager, responsible for establishing and driving new client partnerships throughout Western Australia, South Australia and Northern Territory. Ashely’s experience in the workforce solutions industry spans ten years; she’s worked collaboratively with leading Australian organisations to design, implement and deliver talent solutions pertinent to their business priorities.
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