For the time I have been working at Essity (previously SCA Hygiene), one of my go-to recruitment agencies has been Advance Recruitment for healthcare and medical related roles. I can’t say that about many agencies, so 12 years is a great reflection of what Advance have done! The words ‘true partnership’ spring to mind when thinking about why I use them. It takes time to understand different roles and the culture of an organisation, but they do just that. I have one point of contact, Karen McCurdy, and this has been the same person since day 1 (how often does that happen?).
Of course, Karen works with a team who all have an input on resourcing and interviewing candidates, but ultimately, I am always speaking to the same person who has taken their time to understand who we are and what we do. I like that they work with the principle of quality rather than quantity when it comes to placing candidates in front of us. It is much more engaging to interview a couple of good people for a vacancy rather than spending valuable time on a number that are not aligned to what we are looking for. All of this has established a professional working relationship that benefits Essity.
Thanks to Karen and the team at Advance Recruitment!