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Meet the Team – Director Edition

We are very proud of the highly professional and personable service Intro Personnel has provided to both job seekers and companies in North Staffordshire for the last 13 years. We are one of the highest rated recruitment agencies in the local area and this is because of all the hard work and dedication our team puts in each day.  

Following on from the introduction of our HR sector employees in “meet the team” this month we will be introducing you to one of the founders of Intro Personnel.

Rob Hulse, Company Director, spoke with us about his life before Intro Personnel and how Intro Personnel came to be.

How did you start your career in Recruitment?

I have always enjoyed sales and customer service, having previously worked within financial services for a number of years.  Recruitment seemed like a good opportunity to try something new but still dealing with people.  A lot of agencies at the time wanted previous recruitment experience but thankfully someone took a chance on me in April 2000 and the rest is history!

Why did you want to set up your own recruitment agency?

I had a really good schooling by working for large recruitment companies but I increasingly felt that the personal touch was missing in terms of how these agencies operated.  The little devil on my shoulder saying that I should try and set up my own business was getting increasingly louder!  Thankfully, a chance conversation with Stuart at half time at a football match showed me that he felt the same and this was the final push that I needed. 

What sets Intro Personnel apart from other recruitment agencies?

Our team is our major strength in terms of our experience and how we conduct ourselves.  We treat people how we would want to be treated if we were looking for a job or if we were a business looking to recruit staff.  The Intro team has over 50 years cumulative experience within recruitment and HR and we know the local job market inside and out.  We have 2 customers in our job – candidates and clients –  and not every agency thinks the same so it is really important to never lose sight of this.  Being professional, honest and transparent with people is absolutely essential and we are very good at this.  Our reviews on Google and Facebook are excellent and back this up. 

When you aren’t at Intro Personnel, what will we find you doing?

Usually pulling my hair out about Stoke City FC at the weekend (and some weekdays!) I am a very family orientated person and love spending time with my 2 children and wife.  I enjoy a good night out but try to keep fit by running badly round the streets of Alsager!  I also love travelling abroad.