TMM Recruitment team grows by a third as post-pandemic world creates new opportunities
Aberdeen recruitment agency TMM Recruitment has grown its team by a third to meet growing demand from clients and job seekers.
A total of nine employees, including five hired in the last six months, brings its headcount to 32, with new hires specializing in areas such as accounting and finance, supply chain, office support, recruitment QHSE, IT and HR, plus additions to TMM. The own administrative recruitment team.
Managing Director Amanda McCulloch said the expansion is part of the company’s strategic plan for growth, particularly in the highly technical disciplines of IT and engineering, while allowing TMM Recruitment to meet specific recruitment demands emerging as a result of the pandemic.
Formerly Thorpe Molloy Recruitment, TMM Recruitment was founded in 1997 by Jude Thorpe and Karen Molloy.
Celebrating its silver anniversary later this year, the company has grown from a niche accounting and finance agency to a trusted advisor in 10 recruitment specialties across a wide range of industries.
Commenting, Amanda said the post-pandemic world has created new opportunities for the recruitment industry.
She said: “Recruiters are in high demand at the moment, playing a key role in helping employers with business and hiring challenges.
“As employers struggle to identify the talent they need, we provide trusted advice and consultation on hiring practices, candidate attraction, talent sources and leadership.
“This is driving significant fee growth, this year to date fees are almost double the same period in 2021.”
As the shortage of applicants continues to be a challenge across the country, she said, “We are experiencing a post-pandemic rebound for professionals in accounting and finance, HR, IT, supply chain, trades and marketing and communications in particular.
“Reflecting the national picture, there has been a steady increase in vacancies month on month, peaking in May, while conversely there has been a sharp decline in the number of jobs filled by direct applicants, with employers experiencing the constraints of applicant shortages and the challenges associated with attracting applicants.
“The decision to launch our executive search service during the pandemic is also bearing fruit, as organizations seek support to ensure their leadership teams have the right mix of skills and strengths to take advantage of opportunities in renewable energy and bring new products and services through development.
According to Amanda, the growth plan includes bringing in graduates as well as harnessing valuable transferable skills.
She said: “We are continuing the people approach that has served us so well over the years by bringing graduates to be trained the TMM way, on the specific way we do things.
“We are also keenly aware of the value of transferable skills, which is why one of our hires during the pandemic was a boomerang employee who had worked with us 10 years prior and we knew of his skills and strengths.
“We also hired a former police officer, as his particular skills were a perfect fit for both the recruiting industry and our team.
“We are part of the solution to candidate shortages and we get to know the person behind the resume and not just pass it on.
“This personalized approach, combined with the team’s deep knowledge, expertise, market intelligence and networks means we are on track to continue to grow as we enter our next quarter of century.”
Based in Albyn Place, Aberdeen, TMM Recruitment’s team of recruitment experts specialize in a personalized approach to finding the best people for vacancies in accounting and finance, engineering, HR, IT, Legal, Office Support, QHSE, Supply Chain and Contracts, Trades and Executive Search.