Feature: Talent Acquisition

My career in recruitment started back in 1993, straight from school at 16 years old. During this time, I gained experience as a contract engineering recruiter, financial services and these roles eventually led me to a Rec2Rec role.   A key career milestone came when I was asked to go and work in in-house as a Talent Acquisition Manager by one of my clients. There is no greater recognition of a job well done than when one of your biggest clients wants to hire you themselves!   ... read more

Working in Morrisons, a customer approached me….

Working in Morrisons, a customer approached me and said; “Excuse me, I’ve knocked six cartons of milk off the trolley down there and it’s going to need mopping up.” Nine months after graduating with my degree in Business Studies, this was the moment in which I finally decided it was time to leave the comfort zone of my part-time 'Uni job' and choose a career path that was going to provide for my needs and wants. Having scouted the job boards and read about a few different indust... read more

Atlanta Calling (Part 1)

So, I'm now in America! After almost eight years with IT Works UK and a career so far taking me from a trainee to MD of my own division, IT Works Health UK, Myself, my wife and three children have taken the plunge and gone for a major change of scenery. A few months ago after seeing an internal advert for multiple job postings in our US office I noted my interest to transfer to the CEO and COO and went ahead with the internal transfer process to take me from bonny Lancashire to stunning Atlan... read more

Building a successful market

There is no hard and fast rule to building a successful market. The right plan and the right attitude is the base you need to start from. To do well, you need to get the foundations right and go into “trainee mode” to make a new niche market work for you. First up, spend the first eight weeks solely speaking to contractors in the sector because:

  1. It means you can find the best talent in each work stream. Relationships with them are the key to opening doors.
  2. It ... read more


The growth of any business is the fuel that provides opportunity. Opportunity at all levels from trainee through to director. Opportunity to take on different roles or maybe take your career in new directions and create new lives and careers on different continents. IT Works Resource Group have created quite a few opportunities over the last twelve years. It’s the thing that gives me most satisfaction and that I’m proudest of. We are 100% focused on the continued growth of the business... read more





Magnetic Culture – Attracting and retaining talent

My apologies if this blog comes across a little like a “Jerry Maguire” mission statement, but believe me, this is not my intention. When I started my company here in the US, I really didn’t understand the cultural differences between recruitment in the UK and staffing in the US, but what I did know is that they both had the horrible reputation of being a stack ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap, fake it till you make it, one hundred calls per day, badly trained, with low staff morale and with... read more