“The will must be stronger than the skill.”

I cannot believe we’re 1 week away from completing our first month being established as Maxwell Bond. It’s been a truly tremendous start, with a steep learning curve – I would never have thought it would be so difficult to get 2 pictures put up in the office. I had an epic fail moment putting 4 holes in the wall, then paying £25 for a handyman to put 2 pictures up!!!! Someone should look into recruiting these people….

The response has been great, people have genuinely wanted to help myself and Mike progress. We’ve had ex clients, candidates, HR Managers, Recruitment Directors/Managers or ex colleagues get in touch and offer guidance, support and help. In what is often painted as a cut throat industry, it’s great to see so much humanity.

For those who’ve been following us, please find the finishing touches of Maxwell Bond’s first office. There’s just one thing left to add which I’ll get to at the end of this post. 

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Firstly, I wanted to talk through the layout from left to right. With the pictures we have:

·        Conor McGregor – The loud, confident, brash UFC x2 weight World Champion fighter. Similar to recruitment, he’s perceived as being extravagant and cocky but if you look deeper into his life, you learn he’s dedicated his entire life to his craft, making it look simple. He also helped Ireland win a nationwide vote on legalizing same-sex marriage, voicing his support by stating –

“We’re all human here at the end of the day – regardless of colour, gender, sexuality… we all deserve the same rights.”

With these views, from someone who believes in hard work above all else…what’s not to love?

·        Tony Robbins – The self-help author, businessman and philanthropist. Tony has overcome poverty, disease, abuse and all odds to become a multi-millionaire who now helps people all around the world. Tony has allegedly helped celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton, Hugh Jackman & Mother Theresa. If Maxwell Bond can hope to help people aspire as much as Tony does, we’re doing a great job.

·        Ryan Reynolds – You have to have humour thrown into life and who better than Deadpool himself!. Deadpool is constantly having things thrown at him which would kill a normal human being but as he can heal himself, he makes a laugh out of the situation. Recruitment is an emotional roller coaster, not everyone will agree with you and there are critics out there who don’t want you around regardless of the good you do. Remember, it’s not fatal, have fun and move on!

·        Muhammad Ali – Who else? His quote pretty much sums it up for me;

“Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

The self-help cabinet: I’m an avid believer that leaders are readers. Life is all about growth, we should always look to grow & develop ourselves. At Maxwell Bond we have a number of books available for people to continuously improve. I also believe “motion creates emotion”, so we also allow our staff to have longer lunch breaks to work out their frustrations
at the gym (I’ve already broke the punch bag at the gym).

With that comes healthy living & eating hence the fruit. There’s also the lovely Bonsai Tree which allegedly helps relieve stress, fight fatigue, whilst also cleaning and purifying the air. You may not believe in all of this and I’m not entirely certain I do but if we’re looking to improve every little bit of our people’s lives, surely that in itself will become a self-fulfilling prophecy meaning our people will in turn, give back too.

With the tremendous start we’ve had, exceeding all projections, we’re now looking to add our 2nd team member. If you like the look of the above and want to join us on the journey of changing IT recruitment for the better, please get in touch! We’d love to hear from you!

Recruitment isn’t broken; you’re just not using it right!
New beginnings, excessively long contracts and “will you stop going on."

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