Ricky has been a recruitment consultant since 2005, with years of experience in the construction industry before he began his recruitment career. His extensive work across the UK and Europe includes supporting main contractors, sub-contractors and developers with both permanent and temporary hires. He’s a firm believer in the power of development through candid feedback, both with candidates and clients. He’s always happy to share his story of the time he met the Queen.
Ricky worked with our company to help deliver our recruitment needs mainly around the Construction and Project areas of the business via a secondment, from January 2022 to November 2022. Ricky is a very experienced and competent recruitment specialist, adept and confident in his ability to source relevant candidates and provide market advice, guidance and trends. Ricky has the ability to build good rapport with candidates and work well with other providers to support our recruitment strategy. Whilst working here, Ricky also built a talent pipeline tool and has been attentive to short notice changes in recruitment needs and helped problem solve. Ricky is a team player, hardworking and has been a great support during an exceptionally busy period for the HR team.UK People Lead HB Reavis
Ricky Robson is an exceptional talent in the field of efficient, determined, market-leading recruitment delivery.Changes within the talent acquisition team coupled with an increase in secured work, left us with more vacancies than we could deliver; as such we needed interim external support, which meant reaching out to People Group as a trusted partner. Ricky was identified as the resource to be seconded into the existing TA team. It became clear very quickly that we had uncovered the perfect solution for the task at hand. Ricky gelled with the existing team, built immediate relationship with stakeholders across the business and opened up new talent pools within niche markets. Ricky was instrumental in driving change across long established processes whilst identifying efficiencies at every level. He challenged poor behaviour in a productive way and took historically difficult, stubborn stakeholders on ‘his journey’.An initial period of 3 months with Mace soon extended to 9 months, concluding with Ricky becoming a key member of the talent acquisition team. Ricky delivered above and beyond our expectations, recruiting great talent, reducing agency spend within the engine he recruited for, leaving a legacy of great happy candidates and happy clients. He went above and beyond, integrating into the team fully, even supporting Mace charity partners on volunteering days and ultimately replacing himself with a permanent employee who has settled well.If any one of our competitors, supply chain or clients were looking for an embedded or interim internal recruitment solution, I would highly recommend Ricky and The People Group; we were sorry to see Ricky’s time with Mace come to an end.Associate Director - Recruitment
Ricky is an extremely professional and diligent expert with a wide ability to understand both business culture and technical fit for organizations. I’ve worked with Ricky and regularly engaged with him for his expertise on recruitment. He responds fast to all newly released roles and his standards of candidates are always good. He is well connected in the marketplace and provide right conduit to access the talent I need. He has helped me find solutions to my resourcing needs on many occasions, always delivering a perfect service.I recommend Ricky. A pleasure to work with.Human Resources and Administration
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