12 Sep Why I love recruitment: Bryan Creith
Meet Bryan Creith, the Director of Recruitment & Human Capital here at First People Recruitment Solutions. Bryan leads our team of recruitment professionals to deliver the right candidates for the right roles, in turn, fulfilling both the needs of clients and candidates. In this post, we’ll explore Bryan’s top three reasons for why he loves what he does.
Reason 1: Fulfilling human needs
With reference to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and what it is that motivates people, a career is one of the most influential factors in fulfilling our basic human requirements. It is a personal on-going lifetime investment, which greatly contributes to our self-fulfilment and psychological needs.
Maslow’s Hierarchy establishes that our basic ‘Esteem needs’ include needs such as achievement, mastery, independence, status, dominance, prestige, self-respect, and respect from others.
Our esteem needs take two forms:
1. a need for strength, achievement, mastery and competence, and
2. a need for reputation, status, recognition and appreciation.
Fulfilment of these needs leads to a sense of self-confidence, worth, and value to the world.
Further, the Hierarchy states that ‘Self-Actualisation needs’ include needs such as realising personal potential, self-fulfillment, seeking personal growth and peak experiences.
In this sense, it is clear that fulfilling employment opportunities provide a conduit for a fulfilling life. Ultimately, what we do assists a person on their personal fulfilment journey—and I find the prospect of enriching people’s lives deeply rewarding.
Reason 2: Crafting ‘win-win’ situations
There is always a challenge in balancing a client’s requirements with those of our candidates. There are several things to consider—we must factor in the position, skills, qualifications and experience our clients are recruiting for (as well as budgets and time frames), with our career seeker’s expectations of the position, remuneration, and career development pathways. My team and I thrive under the challenge of crafting a strategic mix to satisfy all stakeholder’s expectations, resulting in both a ‘win’ for the client and a ‘win’ for the successful candidate.
Reason 3: Making the call
When my team and I achieve and deliver on the above point, without a doubt, the most rewarding phone calls I get to make are:
‘We have exactly the right candidates for your business requirements’, and