October 30, 2018

Out & About in October

The clocks may have gone back but it's been a month of swimming forward for the Firefish shoal, who have been super busy both in and out of the Aquarium!


Recruitment Agency Expo

Wendy swam down to Birmingham to speak at the Recruitment Agency Expo, where she shared her thoughts on what the recruitment agency of the future looks like.  If you know Wendy, you'll know that she's extremely passionate about the recruitment industry and those who heard her speak have been raving about her insights! 


Recruitment Agency Expo 2018, Wendy McDougall, Firefish Software, News


As the biggest trade-only event in the UK dedicated to recruitment agencies, the Recruitment Agency Expo is always a brilliant event...made even better when we bump into our friends from TEAM, Boomerang Funding and ParkLane Recruitment!


Recruitment Agency Expo 2018, Firefish Software, ParkLane Recruitment, TEAM, Boomerang Funding, News

Tru Glasgow

Closer to home, but just as inspiring, Tru Glasgow saw a great gang of recruiters gather at the Hard Rock Cafe for a glorious day of recruitment ideas and inspiration.  With 18 tracks led by key figures in the in-house and agency talent attraction sectors (including our very own Wendy and Cameron!), word on the tweet was that even without the burgers and fries, this event still would have been Tru-ly satisfying!


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TEAM Scotland

We rounded off our event-full month at the TEAM Scotland Regional Networking Event.  Alan enjoyed an informative morning of updates from TEAM and BTO Solicitors, and presentations from ISV Software and CV Library. 


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We weren't just busy at events in October - there was lots happening in the Aquarium, too!


New Fish!

We've been rather greedy on the recruitment front this month, but when your new Fish are this fabulous you just can't say no to topping up your tank! 


Our wonderful Welsh Head of Product Marketing, James Barrett-Bunnage, has previously made quite a splash devising and implementing marketing strategies for extremely well-known brands, and is now the driving force behind our amazing marketing team.  Not only is he passionate about marketing and data, he's also an excellent musician...and fish-punner!


After a decade in agency and inhouse recruitment - where he worked predominantly on technical positions across the globe - Marc Crichton  has joined us as a Client Success Champion in our award-winning Happiness team.  When he's not helping our clients get to grips with Firefish and manage their recruitment strategies, Marc enjoys spending time with his wife and their gorgeous pup, Peggy. 


Data is the backbone of any successful recruitment business, so it's imperative that the information is in the right place, at the right time.  That's where our Recruitment Data Specialist, Scott Banner, comes in!  Football fanatic Scott started his career in large financial services organisation where he was responsible for in-depth data analysis, then moved into recruitment...the perfect combination to help our clients swim to success!


James Barrett-Bunnage, Firefish Software, News
Marc Crichton, Firefish Software, News
Scott Banner, Firefish Software, News



As well as new Fish, we had some oldies celebrating their Firefish anniversaries. 


Head of Happiness (Ops) & Talent Magnet, Vicki, has been with us for 5 years.  Vicki looks after all our recruitment (so has been pretty busy recently!), talent and culture...and has the longest job title known to Fish! 


Vicki Moir, Firefish Software, News


Automation Engineer, Minh, joined us a whole year ago, and has been shocking us with his super speedy development skills since day one! Happy first Fishaversary, Minh!


Minh Nguyen, Firefish Software, News


Fish of the Month

Our Fish of the Month for October was described as always prepared; quick to action plans; a great help not just to clients but to colleagues, too; and consistently receives excellent feedback from their clients. 


A huge well done to Client Success Champion, Andy, who was our very deserving winner this month!


Andy Gardner, Firefish Software, News

Focus Day 

Every six months we all get together to update on what we've been up to; brainstorm our plan of action for the next six months; and have a heap of fun!


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We're putting the finishing touches to a video so you'll be able to see what the Fish have in store for you, and who won the Firefish Go Karting championship - keep your eyes peeled for that coming soon!