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Recruitment’s Personal Development Pathway.

Tod Bamber

Personal Development can definitely come in many different shapes and sizes, and is different for every single one of us. Over the past decade or so there has been a visible surge, heavily influenced by social media, in the yearning for a highly productive, successful, and ever improving existence. There are different views on this, some believe health and fitness to be the key, others believe in learning a new language and many see personal development as merely an indicator for how quickly you can grow your bank account. 

 There is no right and wrong and each individual will have different views. Personally, I have always been of the belief that one’s professional career will have a profound effect on anyone’s pursuit of their perceived utopia. The majority of us spend most of our time in the workplace. For this very reason I have always sought an environment where my personal development can be aided, not only by the type of work that I am doing, but more importantly the people with whom I do it with. 

 Now, entering the second half of my first year with Harrington Starr, I can safely say that both boxes are being ticked on a daily basis. I am not the techy type, so working in the development team here has exposed me to new information on a (literally) hourly basis, whether it be through a conversation with a hiring manager about their desired skill set of the candidates or forming an in-depth conversation with the candidates about technologies they have used throughout their career on different applications or systems. Learning, I believe, is a key ingredient of personal development, after all ‘knowledge is power’. However, the motivation to learn has to be there. 

 The environment we create at Harrington Starr can provide motivation for a wide range of personalities, we have a room full of intelligent, professional, and motivated individuals. With backgrounds from professional sport, engineering, banking and the armed forces, all of which require a wide range of personal qualities and attributes. 

 I am a strong advocate for the notion that you become the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Simply put, spend time with great people to become great. If you, like millions of others are in search of personal development or your ‘utopia’ then maybe recruitment, and more specifically Harrington Starr could be the path for you?