Life in recruitment - Training and development

Seema Chand,

Divisional Manager, Birmingham

Supporting businesses hiring finance and accounting professionals in Birmingham.

What’s your current position? How long have you been in this position? Can you give me a brief overview of what it is you do in your work?

I am currently a Divisional Manager based in Birmingham, West Midlands. I have been with Robert Half for five years and in this position for three years now. I am responsible for the growing my candidate and clients contacts within the area, placing finance and accounting professionals on a permanent basis, developing others in my team and ensuring I contribute to the overall success of this branch.

How would you describe the corporate culture of Robert Half?

Robert Half are a corporate organisation that are very welcoming. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Robert Half. I have had the joy of working with fantastic people with so much knowledge and success. If I had to choose a word, I would say ‘rewarding’ -- I have had the pleasure of attending large events where my success has been celebrated with other colleagues.

What leadership training and support did you receive?

I have been involved in several training programmes, from training on our new systems, to training with senior leadership in the organisation. To help improve my day-to-day responsibilities our training includes brown bag sessions to large group training sessions where we do role plays and activities which I find useful for how I learn.

What impact does effective teamwork have on the success of your role?

Teamwork is so important to me. I love working with my team and fellow colleagues to collaborate and bring new ideas to the table. I am confident that working together strengthens relationships, brings more business to the table and adds lots of fun to the day-to-day role.

What was your happiest moment at work and why?

I was extremely happy when I was promoted to Divisional Manager, all the hard work was recognised, and I was very happy in my role. Most recently I hit my $1 Million Dollar milestone and my 5-year anniversary -- is a massive achievement for me and I was very happy for all the recognition and support.

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