We don’t get to feel the rush of closing a deal or finally making headway with a client you’ve been dying to work with like a billing consultant does. But, our Corporate Services team have plenty of success of their own to recognise. A career in recruitment, whether you’re in sales or an internal function, can offer a lot of opportunity to grow and develop.
In this Quick Fire 10 takeover, we shine a light on our marketing, HR and operations, learning & development, finance and talent acquisition functions.
We asked the team: What is the proudest moment of your career?
“Being appointed to the board." Ruth Foster, chief people officer, UK
Partner was definitely the proudest moment in my career to date. Seeing my team grow and progress, and seeing them share in successes together, have also been very proud moments for me." Lauren Seal, partner &head of HR & operations, UK
“Moving from the UK to Singapore to build a regional Learning & Development function. There was a real satisfaction to be had in the achievement of the office, individual successes and looking at what had gone into developing and delivering the training and coaching programs that were put in place to make them effective. It was a joint effort that included managers and consultants and I am proud of the part I played in it." Matthew Jones, head of learning & development, Asia
"Every time I receive a great performance bonus and a positive commendation from contractors and management." Diyana AB, operations manager, Singapore
"Achieving my professional qualification!" Graham Harrison, financial controller, UK
"There have been a few, but a surprise invitation to Monaco for Saffron Club is definitely up there! I’ve seen the business change in my time here too and seeing brands like Eames Partnership flourish after supporting that re-brand is a very proud moment for me too." Sarah Roebuck, partner & head of marketing, UK
"Being promoted to Executive Assistant. I worked hard to create and achieve this role at Eames." Jessica Evans, executive assistant, UK
"My promotion in January 2020 to Operations Manager." Emma Davie, operations manager, UK
"Winning the annual Hong Kong office's 'Most Valuable Player' award for four years." Jojo Yeung, operations manager, Hong Kong
"Receiving recognition when being promoted." Jake Wilkins, associate accountant, UK
From a technical perspective, it was probably when I was working in the rail industry and bringing together multi-disciplinary business plans for a newly merged region of Network Rail. Being able to talk through a plan coherently under a pretty robust challenge taught me some valuable lessons about the importance of talking to people to understand their business rather than just looking at the numbers. Richard Williams, director of finance & operations, UK
Nominated Most Valuable Player in my 2nd year in Eames. Pamela Yu, administrative assistant, Hong Kong
Being promoted in the middle of a lockdown. It was a challenging time, so to adapt to a different environment, be creative and continue to add value is something I'm really proud of." Sheridan Muir,marketing executive, UK
"From my career as a recruiter, it was building a Digital team and for a period of time being their top biller, whilst managing that team." Danielle Rainert, head of people and performance, UK
Managing a team that deployed a 25 man project team into a client (including interviewing the candidates, onboarding process and arranging travel to site) within a 3 day turnaround period and winning team of the quarter on the back of it. Sophie Daniel, sales & system trainer, UK