We are thrilled to introduce you to one of two members of the Meridian team who have been shortlisted for individual awards at the prestigious IRP Awards 2016. Today we speak to Permanent Vacancies Manager, Sarah Lane, about her time at Meridian and being nominated for Permanent Consultant of the Year.
"I have worked for Meridian for nearly three years now in their Industrial, Office & Professional sector. In my 24 years of commercial recruitment I have managed a Branch and been a Director of my own Recruitment Consultancy for five years. however I have always been an active, fee earning Consultant.
In 1993 I started work as a Graduate Trainee Consultant, progressing to Permanent Consultant, Senior Consultant, Branch Manager, and then left to set up my own Consultancy which grew to a 12 strong team over a five year Period. I was invited to join Meridian nearly three years ago as Perms Vacancies Manager which was an offer I couldn't pass up.
"Placing the right candidate in the right job is still what 'does it for me' and it is lovely to be recognised for that."
The great thing about working for Meridian is their flexibility. Meridian really value experience and industry knowledge, and if you quickly prove to them that you have the ability, gravitas, consultative approach and drive to deliver, they will support you fully whilst leaving you to run your own 'business'.
"After being in recruitment for 24 years this really is the cherry on the cake"
In 2016 I was awarded with Best Client Facing Customer Experience award at Meridian's Annual Conference & Awards Ceremony which was a fantastic experience.
Being shortlisted for the IPR Awards is an incredible honour. After being in recruitment for 24 years this really is the cherry on the cake. Placing the right candidate in the right job is still what 'does it for me' and it is lovely to be recognised for that.
I am looking forward to continuing to grow the Meridian Brand throughout the UK. I would like to think that Meridian could grow the brand to be more recognised in the industry as a ‘specialist’ recruiter."