Taryn is the Senior Manager of our Contract division, based out of the Toronto office
Why did you want to work in recruitment?
I liked the idea that I would be helping people. I have always had a natural ability to sell and speak to people. When I had initially applied I would hear about recruitment and say oh yes I love doing that, oh yes that sounds like me until I realized it was a perfect fit!
How did you get into recruitment?
LinkedIn. I was a recent graduate working in sales for a startup company and was looking for to transition to start a career. By this point I knew I wanted to work in Sales but I didn’t know what capacity. I happened to apply to every single sales role I could find and one of which was to Hays. Once I learned more about the position and the fact that I would be “selling” and helping people I was sold! Thanks to Travis for accepting that initial application!
Why did you choose to work for Hays?
There were so many reasons! I was a recent graduate just breaking into the professional working world and wanted somewhere where I would be able to grow. The Hays values really spoke to me and I felt an instant connection in my Assessment Centre and meetings with all the Senior Managers that I was interviewed by. I loved that Hays is worldwide and there was such a worldly presence. The other selling point was there was no real temporary contract division when I started. I liked the fact that I would be a part of something new.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
For many years the most rewarding part of my role was getting so many people jobs! I always found such a rush in having my temps working number grow, not just because of the money that come along with it (although that part is great!) but also knowing that my team and I were responsible for that many more people having jobs!
Now the most rewarding part of my job is watching my team grow and develop! The team is now 17 consultants and growing. I have loved being a part of the process of growth but as well in the development of the consultants to achieve their career goals.
What is the most challenging part of your job?
I have a lot of moving parts all the time. Between managing the Flex (contract) Professionals team and running a busy desk there is a lot of shifting priorities each day.
What has your career at Hays been like so far?
It has been amazing. Walking into the office 6 years ago I would not have ever imagined I would be a Senior Manager managing Flex Professionals. I have grown so much both professionally and personally and felt such tremendous support throughout and I hope to continue offering that to my team as well.
The sky is the limit! My short term goal is to become Divisional Director for Flex Professionals. My ambition is to double the flex business and then of course triple it! I have very high hopes for my team and I am just really excited to be leading the team and seeing what we can achieve together.
What have you most enjoyed about working in recruitment?
That there are no limitations to what you can accomplish and that it is very transparent with regards to performance. I’d be lying if I didn’t mention the money I have made in the process.
What advice would you give to someone considering applying for a job with Hays?
Do it. Applying to Hays is the start of your amazing Hays career. If you are looking to work hard and consistently develop then this is the role for you.