Sitka celebrates a year of success

Last week we were delighted to welcome our supporters, partners and friends to Jolyons at No. 10 to celebrate our first birthday.

In the past year, we’ve had the privilege of working with some fantastic businesses in Wales, including DevOpsGuys, Creditsafe, Acuity Legal, Tŷ Hafan, Cardiff & Vale College and the Wales Audit Office. And we seem to have had quite an impact.

When we set Sitka up, we made it our mission to challenge the stigma of recruitment. Over the past year we’ve worked tirelessly to prove that a valuable and rewarding recruitment experience is not only possible, but essential. As Rachelle Sellek of Acuity Legal says: “Karen and Ita took the time to listen to what I wanted, and just as importantly didn’t want. They seemed to immediately “get” our business.”

Without efficient recruitment, businesses simply won’t have the skills they need to innovate and grow. We strongly believe that it is employees that make a business and, for many, gives them competitive advantage. We genuinely care about doing things right.

We’re committed to supporting the wider Welsh business community and keen to give back. The event on 19th October gave us a chance to thank our supporters and welcome representatives from our nominated charities for the coming year: Tŷ Hafan and Llamau.

Claire Cooper, who we recruited to Director of Income Generation at Tŷ Hafan earlier this year said: “The experience I had as a candidate was a breath of fresh air. I owe Sitka a lot, because they got me my dream job. We are so lucky to have Sitka as our charity partner – we couldn’t take care of our families at Tŷ Hafan without business partners like Sitka.”

This is just the start for Sitka – we currently have some exciting plans with the University of South Wales and Llamau to look at improving soft skills in the workplace and other recruitment focused topics.

If you want to find out more about dealing with the changing face of recruitment, please register for our interactive workshop with USW Exchange on Monday 4th December.

View all photos from the event.

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