Tuesday 8th March 2022 is International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme of #BreakTheBias campaigning for a gender equal world, free of bias stereotypes and discrimination.
At Multitask Personnel, we’re proud to not only be an equal opportunities employer, but also an inspiring place to learn, work and prosper in a largely female led environment.
Our Managing Director, Claire Lee, takes a look at how developing a successful business from the ground up can empower others to do the same.
Claire tells us more about her journey: “I had worked in recruitment for around 10 years prior to setting up Multitask Personnel, mainly in account management for the environmental, business services, hospitality and industrial sectors. This gave me the grounding and knowledge needed to build up my own business after deciding the more corporate business model was not the direction I wanted to go.
“When I set up Multitask Personnel, it was just me working out of my dining room with a laptop and a phone, but I had a clear direction of where I wanted to take my business. In a largely male dominated industry at the time, it was important for me to break down the stereotype of women in recruitment and lead from the front.
“Business quickly took off, and our first recruits came on board as we started to break into new industries, such as construction, building services, trades and M&E. Again, largely male dominated industries, our team of female recruiters grew the business with confidence, determination, and a lot of hard work.
“Multitask Personnel is now 12 years old with a team of over 15 wonderful people (of which 11 are female), all striving to better themselves and reach their potential. Recruitment can be a cut-throat industry, so it’s vital to have a team of self-motivated and driven people who can take a negative and turn it into a positive. It’s that determination that helps you succeed, and our team have that in abundance.
“None of what we have achieved would have been possible with the support of my fantastic team at Multitask, with three members of the team having worked with us since the beginning, and a further three recently surpassing 5 years’ service of their own. Our success is theirs to celebrate as well.”
Dawn Wilson-Crumbie, PA at Multitask Personnel adds: “As a woman in business, working for Multitask Personnel is empowering. Developing strong female leaders within the business helps us stand out in what has typically been a male dominated sector, but it also creates an environment where young women can learn and develop a new career, and reach the top.
“There’s no glass ceiling here, and with the right guidance and strategic development plans from the senior management team anyone can achieve anything, regardless of age, race, background or gender.”
Behind every great business, is a great team. Read more about our fantastic team here!