New ‘recruit’ Ashley appointed to help meet regional job market demand

May 17, 2022

As the regional jobs market continues its robust recovery from the pandemic, a leading recruitment agency has strengthened its team to help meet client and candidate demand.

Peterborough-based Anne Corder Recruitment has welcomed Ashley Phillips, an experienced retail and operations HR manager/partner, to the team.

Ashley (34) has taken on the role of HR & General Recruitment Specialist, after registering as a candidate turned into a job offer with the agency itself!

Ashley added: “My partner was placed in a role with Anne Corder Recruitment a few years ago, told me how amazing they were and suggested I get in touch.

“After a long chat with Managing Director Nel Woolcott, she told me that I was just what the businesses was looking for as part of their expansion plans and offered me a role.

“I feel that I bring a degree of understanding and empathy when it comes to the HR sector. Having held or managed the roles that I am tasked with recruiting for, gives me an insight into the requirements which helps both the business and the candidates.

“Along with my experience of running my own business I understand recruitment across multiple sectors and the challenges we all face in finding the right candidate for the business and the right business for the candidate.”

Ashely added: “It has been fantastic to speak with the HR managers out there to see how adaptive and exceptional they have all been through the pandemic. My aim in my new role is to make recruitment as smooth and easy as possible for both the candidate and the employer.”

Ashely spent many years working in all aspects of retail management for large supermarkets all over the country, and in 2016 decided to focus on a HR career path.

He said: “I gained my CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personal Development) qualification and was able to transition from operational management to HR management.”

Nel commented: “Ashley brings a new dimension to the business and is a perfect fit with our team. His knowledge and first-hand experience of HR roles is invaluable, particularly at what is now a very busy time in the regional jobs market. We are delighted to have him on board.”