16 Apr 2018
The term ‘work-life balance’ may be deemed a generic turn of phrase in the Recruitment and Executive Search dictionaries, however, it is certainly not one to be disregarded and taken for granted. Having only been in my first full-time-job in Recruitment for less than a year, I have already identified how essential it is for a Recruitment Consultant/Researcher/Head-hunter when looking to move into a new role.
For a strong and wholesome relationship between an employer and an employee and from a personal perspective, a priority for me in seeking my first Recruitment role was to have the time to continue doing the things I loved, one of them for me being exercise having been heavily involved in a range of sports during school and university. I wanted to ensure that I would be valued as a Recruiter and have my ideal work-life balance considered. I have achieved this through the opportunity to use my lunch hour at the gym. Not only does stepping away from the busy Recruiting environment during the working day meet the needs of my work-life balance, but also has a positive impact on my work life in terms of personal performance and work relationships…
After just 30 minutes spent in the gym, I can’t help but return to the Recruitment world with a slight spring in my step, whether it’s from knocking a minute off my 5k run or being able to lift a heavier weight. These small personal achievements allow me to feel that extra boost of confidence and productivity that I know I will take back to the office to help me channel through the final hours of the working afternoon, sustaining an enthusiastic and pro-active attitude and approach to work – simply knowing that my ideal work-life balance is acknowledged and valued by my employer. This is a key contributing factor in my motivation to exert all my energies into my role responsibilities – the concept of ‘giving something back’ that allows for the essential loyal relationship between employer and employee.
Ultimately, what I want to highlight is the importance of a fair work-life balance for Recruitment Consultants and Executive Search professionals, and how it should be highly considered and not taken for granted due to its significant influence on a solid employer-employee relationship.
At Carlin Hall, we recognise and invest in this concept when considering our clients and candidates, and is why, as a Recruitment-to-Recruitment firm working for the Recruitment and Executive search industry, we have a loyal client base as we are confident that they too are heavily invested in ensuring a fulfilled work-life balance for their current and potential Recruiters/Executive Search professionals, whether this be through flexible working, regular socials or discounted gym memberships.
Consequently, at Carlin Hall we are dedicated to providing the finest customer service by listening to the needs of our candidates, offering quality career advice and support to guarantee that they get the value and care they deserve as an employee and their entitlement to a fair work-life balance.
Get in touch directly by calling 020 7965 7292 or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require career advice or are considering moving into a new contingent recruitment or executive search role.