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.
My experience of working with Sitka was absolutely brilliant. I would describe Ita’s approach as professional and caring. I would definitely recommend Sitka to colleagues, friends and family.
The experience of working with Sitka was really enjoyable. It was like talking to a friend who knew all the answers to my future career.
The process was thorough and very individual – time was spent finding out about the culture and style of the organisation and the exec team. Sitka worked with the candidates well to find the best fit for both employer and candidate. There was a sense of strong relationship building to ensure that this happened.
The process was simple, efficient and effective. Ita had the sector experience and knowledge to understand exactly what I needed and ensure no time was wasted.
I thoroughly enjoyed communicating with Karen and having her represent me. Karen was very hands on and made me feel very informed. Therefore I was able to relaxed and feel at ease during my interviews.
I had an excellent experience working with Sitka. They provided a far more personal approach than most recruitment companies, and they were very proactive in helping me find my new job.