Director – Square Peg Associates Ltd
After a very short time of chatting with Suzanne Edmonds, Recruitment professional, you know that she does not place any candidates into the wrong ‘shaped hole’.
Initially found it hard to believe that Suzanne had more than twenty years industry experience and not because of her specific knowledge. She has worked in the City of Manchester recruiting for some of the largest names in the UK.
Suzanne decided that it was time for her to return back to her roots and adjust the pace of her life. She has just completed her first twelve months of trading and what a success. Testament to her meticulous processes, she has now created a new problem for herself. All candidates bar one are still in situ which means that her clients no longer have an immediate need for her service.
She also faces the challenging decision, posed by her accountant, to operate the business at it is now or grow and expand. With her calm manor and soft voice I found myself ‘leaning in’ to catch her words. I could very easily imagine candidates doing the same as she asks for clarification of details contained in the CV.
At the moment Suzanne has a great work life balance, creating lots of time for her young family – ‘do I really want to change that?’ she says. She does need to attract new clients, but not so many as to disrupt her lifestyle.
Suzanne explained to me the process she goes through with each candidate and company – it’s all in the detail. Collecting, sifting, sorting, reviewing, interviewing and placing – being the Matchmaker. Behind her calm exterior there must be driven ambition person in order to make these matches. The list I outline is by no means near exhaustive. Included is advertising, networking, head hunting referral marketing, all performed to strict deadlines. Her specialist area is recruiting for the supply of Accountancy and Finance Professionals and Commercial Office Support Staff across the North West of England.
My time with Suzanne seemed to just fly by – a sure sign of engaging with someone who has an interesting and captivating story to tell. We both made notes and identified possible areas in which we could help each other, barely enough time before having to leave the room.
I have met Suzanne on two earlier occasions and each time I was struck with the way in which she projects her professionalism. True to her word Suzanne has arranged to meet with one of my contacts. If you are looking to recruit or want to be recruited give Suzanne a call without obligation. She will find square holes for square pegs!
Suzanne Edmonds ‘The matchmaker’
Call Suzanne Edmonds on 01706 523 079