An independent recruitment company is celebrating a milestone 15 years in business.
Newcastle-under-Lyme-based CV Recruitment was set up in 2006 by mother-of-three Vikki Yarwood in what she describes as a ‘natural step’ in her career.
Today the company, which is based in Merrial Street, works with a growing number of companies – ranging from small businesses to blue chip organisations – around Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire to provide temporary and permanent recruitment for both candidates and clients.
CV Recruitment is headed up by Vikki and her friend Charlotte Owen, who have more than 20 years’ combined experience in the industry.
Vikki said: “We’re very proud of what we’ve achieved with CV Recruitment – although it’s gone very quickly.
“We are delighted to be celebrating over 15 years of growth and success. We love making people’s dreams a reality. Whether it’s finding and securing that dream job or getting the right person for the right job.”
During the pandemic, Vikki and Charlotte have witnessed several shifts in recruitment behaviour.
They include seeing many more temporary jobs available than is the norm to cope with demand in certain fields, including home deliveries and warehouse operatives, and revealed many were taken up by self-employed workers to make ends meet as well as alleviate boredom.
Covid has also seen CV Recruitment introduce a new hybrid approach to recruitment – a mix of face-to-face and digital – to help organisations redefine their workforce.
And over the next 12 months, the agency wants to expand its team and partner with more businesses.
Charlotte said: “We’re excited for the next 15 years to accomplish so many more milestones in our business.
“We look forward to partnering with more businesses where we can support their need to recruit. We also plan to recruit additional members to the team in the near future.”