Managing Director Rob Greenhalgh started his first job in March 1998 but not as a recruiter. He hasn’t spent years cold calling potential clients, contacting candidates, building a ‘desk’ and earning £000’s in commission… although that would have been nice!
Instead, he has spent his career working in the industries in which Finstech focus their recruitment services. Having started as a Junior Accounts Clerk, Rob worked his way up to become a Management Accountant in 2002 before switching to Project Management in 2011. After 17 years in permanent employment, Rob began contracting as a Project Manager in 2015 before starting Finstech in January 2020.
Why is this something that can add value? Having been a candidate and a hiring manager, Rob doesn’t know ‘recruitment’ inside out but believes that to be a good thing! At Finstech, we are not focused on sales… we are not bound by targets… we don’t cold call… we are not pushy, and we don’t waste your time because we are not recruiters. Instead, we know people… we know the job… and we know what good & bad looks like, beyond a CV. We know what it takes to do the job that you’re looking for recruit for, how to work as part of a team and an understanding of different cultures of various sized companies.
There are a lot of great recruiters out there but too many are focused on volume over quality because, that is what ‘recruitment’ is. To say we are ‘anti-recruitment’ does not mean we think you should recruit less people or stop using external recruitment agencies. It means challenging the CV throwing, target driven, sales culture that has become synonymous with the industry and instead, focus on using industry knowledge to providing quality resources with a professional service.
We have worked hard to create a reputation for providing quality resources to our clients, despite tough market conditions. In fact, some of our clients only came to us because they had exhausted other options but, happily, we were able to help solve their recruitment challenges.