New starter spotlight – Ian & Selina

As we head into Q4 it’s time to introduce our newest hires – Ian & Selina!

Ian has extensive experience within both recruitment and business development and joins Network HR.Following the success of Network HR and increased market demand Ian will join our London hub as a Principal Business Development Consultant, working closely with our delivery team to provide both retained and contingent HR recruitment solutions.

Selina is another new recruit, who has 18 months recruitment experience within the commercial property sector. After spending time on both a permanent and contract desk within property and commercial Selina joins Procurement People as a Recruitment Delivery Executive, collaborating with our business development team in Procurement.

Read the interview below to find out more about the newest #RisingStars of Network House!

What drew you to recruitment in the first place?

Ian: I began my career in Commercial Insurance Broking and made a career choice to move into recruitment because I wanted a role that would enable me to work with a broad spectrum of corporate clients. I am passionate about recruitment because it enables you to build long-lasting relationships with clients and rewards well if you are prepared to work hard.

Selina: After leaving school and being stuck as to what I was going to do with my life I was told about recruitment by a number of people who came from the industry and recognised that I had the right personality traits to fit the world of recruitment.
After 18 months and exploring different areas of recruitment I have found that I enjoy having the ability to manage your own workload as well as of course the incentives that come as a reward for the hard work.

Describe your personality in three words.

Ian: Driven; Ambitious; Fearless

Selina:  Friendly, determined and trustworthy.

One of ENG’s strongest values is inspiration. Who inspires you the most?

Ian: Martin Luther King – His ability to inspire a generation through the power of his words.

Selina:  My dad – he was born in Turkey, didn’t get much of an education but has since built a successful company based in Ireland, is fluent in 6 languages, travels globally and has an extremely positive outlook on life as well as a very strong work ethic.

What would you do if you didn’t work in recruitment?

Ian: I would have remained in commercial broking.

Selina: I would probably have gone to University and studied Literature or Philosophy and then not had a clue what to do afterwards.

How do you spend your spare time?

Ian: I love skiing and ski 1-2 times a year in Europe and North America when the opportunity permits; I ride a road bike on weekends and take part in 100 mile sportifs, I also mountain bike in Wales once a year.

Selina:I love going on holiday, meeting up with friends and binge watching TV.

What are you most excited about working at Executive Network Group?

Ian: ENG has a great team ethic and atmosphere; I’m really excited to work with colleagues who are passionate about helping the group to achieve its growth targets and continue to build on what has fast become a formidable brand.

Selina:  I’m excited to be a part of a large and well respected company and being able to develop knowledge within a new industry (Procurement)!