L-R: SimkissGuy co-founders, Becky Simkiss and Richard Guy

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SimkissGuy Recruitment expands Healthcare Division

SimkissGuy Recruitment, a multi award-winning Midlands-based recruitment consultancy, is continuing to expand its services following the growth of its recently formed healthcare division. With extensive experience across the sector, the independent firm is set to provide its signature full-service support to clients across the country following a host of new business wins over the past 12 months.

With the pandemic shining a light on the importance of healthcare workers and raising the profile of the sector, the demand for healthcare recruitment has grown exponentially, with candidates being more sought-after than ever for a wide range of roles across the industry.

Utilising co-founder and Managing Director Richard Guy’s years of experience within the sector, the firm has recently launched a dedicated division to support a variety of businesses across the country with their recruitment needs, for roles including mental health support to full-time residential care. The team are confident that Richard’s wealth of knowledge and skills will further establish SimkissGuy as the go-to recruitment partner for healthcare businesses across the region and beyond in the coming months, following a series of significant client wins within the sector.

Commenting on the success of the new division and the industry’s projected growth for 2022, Richard said:

“With the post-pandemic recovery of the sector fully in motion, employers are looking to promote longer-term career opportunities in healthcare. Therefore, to find the most suitable candidates, a sophisticated interview process is required to assess each candidate’s skills, personality and long-term career goals in order to align them with the most suitable culture and careers offered by employers.

Our new services have been tailor-made to fulfil this criteria for healthcare businesses, and are backed with stellar industry knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm in equal measure. We are really looking forward to continuing to build on the momentum of the team’s hard work throughout the past year and deliver on our clients’ changing needs.“

Boasting almost 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, with nearly a decade spent specialising within the healthcare sector, Richard was previously Director of Community Relations for a global company that specialised in commissioning and running bespoke residential and nursing homes. With key achievements including successfully launching a major Birmingham-based development and driving a Solihull-based development to profitability, Richard went on to found his own firm - SimkissGuy Recruitment - with co-founder Becky Simkiss in 2013.

“Having secured numerous high-profile contracts within the past 12 months - including being appointed as the official recruitment provider for a leading national mental health charity - we’re certain that we’ve laid strong foundations for our growth strategy in 2022.

“As with all areas of the business, we’ve continued to develop excellent working relationships with our healthcare client group and have enjoyed an impressive client retention rate of 100%. With the healthcare sector continuing to expand rapidly, I’m confident that our Healthcare division will play a major part in the success of SimkissGuy Recruitment Group going forward,” added Richard.

With offices in central Birmingham and Solihull, SimkissGuy has established its trusted reputation as a market-leader in the region’s recruitment scene. Within the last 12 months alone, the firm has celebrated several other notable successes; with Abby Goldie most recently joining the team to head up its hospitality division.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Lucy West .

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