Well as you may have noticed, we have had little opportunity to update the blog since the launch of this new area of the website in September 2009. As Steve mentioned all those months ago we had all been affected in some way by the disastrous crash of Wall Street in the previous year. Economists had predicted that we would see the start of a slow recovery towards the end of 2009 and I am very glad to say that they were absolutely spot on. During 2010 we have enjoyed the disappearance of the phrase "Headcount Freeze" I am very glad to say. Many companies within the finance sector have not only recruited employees to replace open vacancies, which had been on the shelf for many months, but have looked to expand existing teams due to business growth.
Which brings me nicely on to the team here at AP Personnel. During 2009 we have seen quite a change in the line-up, mostly due to positive reasons I am happy to report. We have said goodbye to two very valued members of staff this year who have gone on to walk very different career paths to that which they followed here at AP. We were very sorry to see both go but also happy to find two exceptional replacements.
Marie Claire Masterton joined AP Personnel as Temps Controller and Recruitment Consultant for the Commercial Division of the business. Marie Claire has an enormous amount of experience within the finance sector, from a permanent employee and temporary employee perspective, and is a great people person - our temps can be comfortable in the knowledge that she will be here to look after them and support them whenever they need her help.
Due to the increase in business flow that we have enjoyed throughout this year we are also expanding the permanent desk at AP Personnel. We have a mystery man joining us as Recruitment Consultant for the Finance Sector on 1st November - I will reveal his identity after that date but you can rest assured that as an excellent communicator he will be hot on the heels of all of those new roles that are flooding in.
I will endeavour to update this blog as often as possible with any new pieces of news that may be of interest but for the time being good luck with your job hunting and don't forget we are just a phone call away and always happy to talk.