A typical day at Blueprint Recruitment is varied and usually extremely busy. Everyone is normally in the office between 8am and 8.15am. After a quick catch up about last night’s tv, everyone checks their emails and applications and then we are on the phone talking to candidates as soon as possible. The recruitment industry is highly competitive and everyone is keen to ensure that our clients receive the best candidates as quickly as possible. It doesn’t take long before the atmosphere is buzzing and the phones are ringing with calls from both candidates and clients.
Hard work is a strong feature of Blueprint, but then we play hard too, with team-building outings and regular social evenings. The day starts early and is always fast paced and diverse, with constant changes and unpredictability making it exciting.
As the day goes on there are lots of things to do, which leads to constant multi-tasking. One minute you can be writing an introduction email to a candidate and the next talking to a client about a new project. Calling existing clients regularly and chasing up new business leads are fundamental to our high performing culture. We also have short meetings every now and then, so each team member is fully briefed with the most urgent vacancies we need to fill.
On the candidate side, we make sure that pre-screening is carried out thoroughly and precisely and that all the candidates we put forward are properly authorised to work in the UK. Candidates that have been offered interviews are briefed and provided with the necessary information and those that have successfully secured a new contract or permanent position through Blueprint are congratulated and prepared, with all the start details confirmed in writing.
We finish our day at 5.30pm but there are never enough hours in the day so we usually stay until 6pm and beyond to finalise some admin and to catch candidates who were unable to speak to us earlier.
Then it’s off home for some of us – the gym, or classes for others.....and maybe a game of golf at the Cams Hall Golf Club next door for the lucky ones. ........ if the sun is shining of course !