James Kenealey HR
Morson is delighted to welcome Emma Taylor to join our HR recruitment team. Emma joins us after spending over five years working for a number of recruitment firms in Manchester. We caught up with Emma to find out a bit more about her:
What attracted you to the business?
Craig Saxby attracted me to the business – I bought into him straight away as I feel that we have a very similar recruitment style. I was also attracted by the size of the business and the opportunity for me to expand my earning potential and further develop my network of candidates.
What is your area of expertise?
I'm a specialist HR Recruiter with 5 years’ experience. I've been focussing on the junior-mid market across HR, L&D, Internal Recruitment, Reward, HR Systems/Data/MI. Typical roles I recruit for include HR Officer, HR Advisor, HR Manager, HRBP, Recruitment Manager, Talent Acquisition etc.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome in your career?
I don't really have one, recruitment is a challenge in itself – staying positive and cracking on is the only way to get on with it!
What is your proudest achievement?
Setting up a HR recruitment desk from scratch at Portfolio Group. Not a single HR candidate or contact was on the system when I joined. Within 6 months of me joining the business, this desk became the highest billing desk across both the Manchester and London office as I won a huge contract to recruit exclusively for Peninsula’s HR roles. Also very proud of filling an international HRBP role with Jet2in Alicante.
What would you say is your best attribute?
I’m open, honest and approachable - what you see is what you get with me (this has worked very well for me in recruitment)
Did you learn anything about yourself during lockdown this year?
I learned a lot about myself during lockdown – I learned to stop worrying about things you cannot change and focus on the here and now! Also, having your family and a good set of friends around you is more valuable than anything you can buy. Lastly, I learned that you need to push yourself out of your comfort zone if you want to experience change.
What is the best TV show you’ve watched recently (and why)?
Great British Bake-off – what’s not to love about cake?