You know that light bulb moment when you think “what on earth am I doing in this job? This is really not for me?” That was me in the summer of 2014. So, I did what any sane person would do and I left. The very same day.
Although I had nowhere to go, I did have some super clients and active candidates with whom I was keen to continue working. I jumped on the tube to head home and by the time the train emerged from the tunnel at my stop, Bijou was born, and I can honestly say it was the best decision of my professional life.
Right person, right place, right time.
When I set up the business, I had no idea how it would evolve; all I knew is that I wanted to apply high professional standards and ensure that everyone who passed through Bijou’s virtual doors, would have a superlative experience.
What has actually evolved is a reputation for matching the right candidate to the right company, borne out by the amount of repeat business I get from my lovely clients and the referrals I get from my candidates.
When you work with Bijou, I want you to experience it much like you would sitting in an independent coffee shop: the service is far better, the staff are friendlier, the coffee is far tastier, the price is fairer and you would happily go back to try a different blend.
Much like an independent coffee shop, I offer a welcoming and friendly environment; my style is open and engaging and yet I challenge the norm and I will never let you – be you a client or a candidate – settle for average. I take the time to get to know you because getting it right the first time is important, for all of us. These are what make the Bijou Difference.
Bijou is all about authenticity. My primary objective with Bijou is to offer a genuinely friendly and open service so that no matter what the outcome from our meeting, you will have a positive experience and tell all your friends and colleagues about the Bijou Difference.
Recruitment is not about working to a formula, it’s about being flexible.