Move to inspire

January 4, 2016

actu8 Recruitment’s newly appointed director, Simon Pattinson, reflects on putting the personal touch back into recruitment

For over a decade, the team at actu8 Recruitment has taken pride in our professional, targeted and discreet approach. We see communication as key to our success. We keep our clients and candidates informed at all times, coaching each through the recruitment process, listening to key requirements and undertaking individual and personal research to provide unique tailored career opportunities to meet our clients’ needs.

Over the coming year, we plan to add further specialist consultants to the franchised recruitment business and establish the actu8 brand as one of the region’s sector-specific market leaders from our Newcastle Quayside base.

I have joined actu8 with 20 years’ recruitment experience and having spent the past two years working closely with some of the best ‘search and selection’ consultants in the Asia-Pacific regions and Australia.

In Newcastle, and in fact across the UK, I feel we have de-humanised recruitment. Too many consultancies have taken the ‘people’ out of a ‘people business’. Job boards, online applications and smart recruitment systems have replaced people talking to each other. It is too easy and comfortable to sit behind a computer screen and let technology do the job. For me, seeing the differing cultures where people still interact was eye opening, and there is respect for the personal touch, education and self-development, which took me back to why I first fell in love with recruitment.

At actu8 we take more time to listen to people, putting the recruitment requirements of the employer and employee before the needs of the consultancy. We will look for best solutions, not just the quick fits.

We are going to put the personal back into personnel.

actu8 Recruitment specialises in construction, consultant engineering, architecture, manufacturing engineering, HR and admin support