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MANAGERS INTERVIEW: Cande Krause, Recruitment Manager

Why did you decide to start your adventure at Talent Search People more than 6 years ago?
When I started my adventure at Talent Search People, I was 22 years old. I had many interests, ambitions and willingness to learn and develop my skills and knowledge within Human Resources.
After a one-year internship in another recruitment agency, it was time for me to look for a new professional challenge. When I had my first interview at Talent Search People I found everything I was looking for; I could feel the great multicultural environment, the many possibilities I could have in the future and last but not least the feeling of trust that there was with my interviewers and future colleagues.

Nowadays, it is not very common that a young professional stays long in the same company - how has TSP contributed to change this trend?
If you decide to change your job, it is normally a decision based on two main reasons; conditions and/or career progression. During the last 6 and a half years I grew in both senses, always having new challenges and going outside of my comfort zone.
I started my career at TSP as an intern and after 6 months, I obtained a contract as a Recruitment Consultant in the IT & E-Commerce department. Two and a half years later, I was offered a new position as Recruitment Manager for the Native Speakers department, where I spent three incredible years of my career path at TSP.
During this last year in the company, I had the opportunity to spend 6 months in our Madrid office and I am now starting to develop the international expansion of Talent Search People within Europe.
Summing up, there was no time to think about changing my job, as I already had internal opportunities to make me grow and enjoy my job.

What do you like the most about working in a Human Resources Consultancy firm?
Definitely the constantly changing environment. Normally there are many things going on at the same time, new projects, new clients, vacancies etc. As a Recruitment Agency and myself as a Manager, I enjoy understanding what the client needs are and what is the best solution we can offer to fulfil their needs. Moreover, you get to know different environments and types of companies as well as many different profiles.
What’s more, we have the perfect combination of being business and results oriented plus having the opportunity to match great candidates with their dream jobs.

And the least?
I would say that not having the opportunity to always work with all the different departments within the HR Field. We are experts in Recruitment but we are as well in other areas such as training and development or employer branding. It would be great to provide our clients with 360º services, toget to know them much better and provide even better services.

We work in a very competitive sector, to what extent do you encourage teamwork and/or competition within your own team?
From my point of view, teamwork is basic for a Business Unit to succeed. I also promote competition, but competition with themselves, to have better results than the last week, to give a better service than before, to be faster than our competitors and our clients, but with better quality.

Why do you think teamwork basic for a BU to have success?
Because if one team member has incredible results but the others do not, the team will not survive. Instead, if all the team members work together to achieve a common goal, then their particular objectives will be achieved, therefore, the company objectives too.

Any advice you would give to candidates who hesitate to go to work in other countries?
I would say jump to it! Living and working abroad gives the opportunity to know new languages, cultures and societies. It is an incredible opportunity to open our minds and truly know ourselves to decide where we want to live and what we would like to do in the future.
I have had the opportunity to live in three different countries and I would recommend it to everybody. Lately, companies are willing to hire people with international experiences, who speak more than one language and are open minded. If you can, take the opportunity!

And finally, would you explain to us any anecdote during your trajectory within Talent Search People?
Many things happen when you work for so long in a company, and I have enjoyed quite a few of them. Days working non-stop to win a project and having pizza in the office with the rest of team members; celebrating placements with the team and suddenly starting to sing, jump or scream; Laugh, a lot; in short, when you look back, you remember good times, the little and big anecdotes, with a smile.

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