Eighteen months on from becoming a finalist for the Wales Start-up awards, we’re delighted to have moved into new offices in the Maltings, launched a brand new user-focused website and appointed a third recruitment partner to help manage the growing demand for our services.
With over 14 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Jenny Griffiths (pictured above) will be responsible for helping businesses across south Wales recruit qualified accountancy, marketing and HR professionals.
“I am thrilled to have joined the Sitka team,” says Jenny. “I have followed their journey and growth over the last two and a half years and feel very proud to be part of such a well thought of and successful business.”
Sitka’s refreshing approach combines traditional recruitment and ‘search and selection’ techniques to enable them to offer, as one of our clients puts it, ‘the bespoke, personalised service which can be missing in the wider recruitment market’.
Now in our third year of business, we’re on track to increase our turnover by 50% this year. This success is largely down to increased concern around the availability of skilled candidates.
More employers are choosing to partner with us because they realise that recruiting candidates with the right skills requires a more thorough search process than they can dedicate time to. That’s why we’re delighted to have Jenny on board and be working out of excellent and well-positioned offices in the Maltings to provide the value-added services these employers need.
Thanks to recommendations from happy clients, we’ve acquired an impressive portfolio of clients including Creditsafe, Acuity Legal and Cardiff and Vale College. Having Jenny on board will enable us to support more organisations.
Karen Birch, who co-founded Sitka with me says: “Our priority is to get every appointment right first time, and this role was no exception. Jenny’s values, expertise and professional approach are ideally suited to Sitka’s ethos and have enabled her to fit seamlessly into the team. We’re delighted to be working with her.”
See for yourself how we prioritise the user journey in recruitment by taking a browse around our new website today.
I was recommended Sitka by a mutual contact who thought Karen and Ita would understand our requirements and our organisation. I met with them and I definitely felt they were the right agency for us. The recruitment process was seamless, they made it very easy for me.
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.
The recruitment process was thorough and straight forward, and the quality of candidate provided was very good to say the least. The best thing about the recruitment process was, apart from explaining the job role and what we were looking for, I had little to do but to interview!
Sometimes in recruitment it is a case of being able to look behind the written CV and Karen was able to pull out experience that I had overlooked so that we were able to recruit the right person for us.
I chose to work with Sitka as I know them to be open minded and creative in their approach to recruitment. Ita was able to pin down the most important parts of the role and understand our needs quickly and clearly. Ita then joined the dots between her understanding of the role with the perfect candidate. I have recommended Sitka to colleagues and I will continue to do so.
The recruitment process was excellent. Karen provided me with updates on a regular basis and the level of communication at all points was handled very well. The whole recruitment process was handled extremely efficiently from start to finish.