Lynn has been in the recruitment industry since 1983, initially working as a temporary PA/Administrator herself which was the ideal starting block for setting up her own company in 1986. “If you are going to be involved in any business, you can’t get much better than doing the job yourself - when I’m looking for staff for our clients I feel that my experience has given me a real insight to what’s expected from temporary staff and what it’s like to walk into a new situation and then the feeling of accomplishment when you manage to help out.”
Over the years a lot of things have changed in the recruitment industry. Agencies have started up and, just as quickly, disappeared. Due to the economic ups and downs, some of the initial clients are no longer trading but others are going strong and continue to use Workforce Unlimited to help with their staffing shortfalls. Over time we have built up really good working relationships with old and new clients, listening to their requirements and often helping with staffing shortfalls at short notice and that’s important - getting it right makes all the difference when things are ‘on the line’!
Neil has been with Workforce Unlimited for 18 years, a complete change from his background of marine and civil engineering. Neil is involved with overall business strategy, tax planning and employment legislation issues involved with recruitment agencies.
Maria has been working as the Office Manager of Workforce Unlimited since 2003. She initially studied at Boston College for two years and gained a BTEC National Diploma in Hotel & Catering Institutional Management Operations before moving South and working in the hospitality industry. Maria worked in various roles including Corporate Sales Executive, Business Development Manager, Supervisor and Assistant Manager in hotels in London and Bath, gaining excellent customer skills which she has been able to utilise in her time at Workforce.
“I thoroughly enjoy meeting people and assisting them in their search for employment as well as helping local companies find the right people for their vacancies.”
Laura has been with the Workforce Unlimited team since 2008. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I am a chatty person and enjoy speaking with clients and candidates alike and love the thrill and buzz of being able to match the right person to the job.”
Laura’s previous positions have been office based in the shipping and wood industries and moving into the recruitment industry was a major change of direction for her but one that she has relished and embraced with enthusiasm.
After finishing a degree in Heritage Studies, Keelie worked as a temp for Workforce Unlimited in a variety of roles before securing a permanent position in Tourist Information, quickly being promoted to Assistant Manager and Relief Manager. This role involved dealing with the general public along with businesses and organisations and the experienced she gained in this position has been an excellent platform for the role that she now has within Workforce Unlimited. After leaving her role in Tourist Information, Keelie contacted Workforce Unlimited in an effort to find further employment. Initially Keelie joined us in a part time capacity but she quickly built up a rapport with clients and candidates and became a full time member of our team. “I love talking to people, whether they are businesses looking to recruit, or our candidates looking for work. I take the time to get to know the person to find out their individual needs and requirement to enable me to give that all important personal touch. I thoroughly enjoy my job and love the fact each day poses a new challenge and no two days are ever the same!”
Graham has been involved in the accountancy profession for the past 35 years. The majority of those years were spent as an Accountant at a local printing company. For the past 10 years Graham has been a member of the Workforce team. Workforce Unlimited support and sponsor many local charities and events, amongst them are a local boys’ football team and also the Boston Sunday League. Football is one of Graham’s interests and he regularly attends home matches for Boston United, where Workforce Unlimited has an advertisement hoarding. “It’s really nice to work for a company that gets involved with local people and events, helping to put something back into the Community.”
Payroll and Credit Control Clerk
Julie has worked in an office environment for over 25 years and has been part of the Workforce team since 1997. Her main duties within the company are processing the weekly payroll, collating information for invoicing and looking after the credit control. “I really enjoy doing the payroll as it is so varied – each week brings different challenges. I pride myself in being approachable and friendly, helping our employees with completing difficult forms and any other problems that they may have.”