We recently caught up with Kim Acworth, one of our awesome recruiters located in Brisbane, Australia.
Kim is the very model of a successful ‘Looper’ (that’s how we refer to members of the RecruitLoop recruiter community) since joining us in April 2013. Specialising in Accounting / Finance, Admin / Office Support, Customer Support and Operations, Kim has already achieved ‘Legend‘ status, having successfully completed over 100 projects for her clients!
Like most Loopers, she has some fun stuff going on in her life.
We are asked her to share some of her thoughts about RecruitLoop and life in general …
I was working in my husband’s real estate business, after stepping away from a successful career in recruitment, and was responsible for the Office and Property Management functions.
But I missed recruitment.
I was getting tired of complaining homeowners, complaining tenants and complaining contractors (lots of complainers!). I had also come to realise that my marriage and sanity were more important than anything else and working shoulder to shoulder with my husband could lose me both!
I wanted to get back into recruiting but I also wanted to have the flexibility to pick up my son from school so full-time didn’t suit. Another challenge was that I didn’t want to work for a traditional recruitment agency as I don’t agree with the standard operating model – percentage of salary fee structures and transaction driven client relationship strategies.
Then I saw the ad for RecruitLoop and the rest, they say, is history!
To be honest, I can’t pinpoint just 1 thing or even 5 things – I find the whole approach and system to be ideal for me and my clients!
RALLY, RALLY, RALLY, RALLY … oh, and did I mention RALLY?!?
I love the the challenge of going as fast as I can on dirt roads through the forest while not crashing – always pushing my boundaries, always learning, and the team aspect is the best!
I can’t do it without my navigator and mechanical service crew – our lives actually depend on each other and the enormous trust you build with each other is a rare thing.
It’s a sport, a passion, a hobby and of course a huge money pit all in one … and highly addictive!!!
Oh yeah, and I also have a family that keeps me busy and grounded outside of work!
Gee – I haven’t really thought about that before.
I just always try to give my very best always. But I guess they would say I’m honest, professional, approachable, helpful and a tad crazy – most of them also know that I race a rally car!
The web based platform combined with the recorded video interview capability.
As a professional recruiter, this enables highly effective and efficient shortlisting and enables clients to make confident decisions about who they will bring in for a face-to-face interview. Most of my clients only need to spend time interviewing 1-2 candidates for each role, allowing them to put time back into the running their businesses.
It is so cost effective! Clients can justify getting professional outsourced assistance and get on with running their business, which is what they know best.
The web based platform and video interview technology give clients confidence about candidate suitability and save heaps of time, enabling clients to solve their hiring problems quickly without compromising quality.
The model is completely transparent, unlike the smoke and mirrors your normally get! The online shared workspace means clients can access candidate details themselves so they can see résumes, supporting documents and recruiter notes. And they know exactly what they are being charged for at any time. My clients love this!
The model provides enormous flexibility. Clients can choose what level of support they need and I tailor the processes accordingly to meet their specific needs. Some clients only want help getting to a short list while others want the whole shebang – I love being able to provide them with this freedom.
Way before recruitment and racing rally cars I was a bit of a gun tennis player, rubbing shoulders with Pat Rafter as a kid.
And he is the perfect example that if you work hard at something and stick with it you can make it. He wasn’t even No. 1 in Queensland then, let alone Australia and the world!
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(Some of us think Johnny Depp is pretty cool too)!
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