Macildowie has announced a major new appointment as part of its innovative fresh approach since positioning itself as the UK’s first recruitment and retention consultancy.

After almost three decades as one of the Midland’s leading recruitment consultancies, the new offering is part of the company’s mission to help businesses, who are looking to scale their workforce, have the greatest chance of recruiting talent of the right calibre whilst also investing in retaining and engaging their best staff. As part of the new approach, Macildowie has announced the strategic appointment of Des Potter as head of Recruitment Process Outsourcing.

A qualified forensic psychologist, Des joins the consultancy after more than a decade working in the recruitment and talent management sector, bringing the expertise in helping businesses improve all aspects of their hiring and onboarding process as well as enhancing their employer brand.

“The last few years have brought significant changes and challenges for both employers and employees, and we are proud to shift our approach to become the UK’s first recruitment and retention consultancy to help businesses succeed by finding, attracting and retaining their best talent,” said James Taylor, CEO of Macildowie. “The huge changes to the jobs market, from the pre-Covid-19 ‘war for talent’, followed by furlough and then the Great Resignation, means that businesses now need to think about a holistic people strategy, rather than continuing to recruit tactically.

“We’re delighted to welcome Des to Macildowie to lead our RPO offering,” Taylor continues. “He brings a massive amount of experience in helping businesses outsource their recruitment and this will be vital in helping our high growth customers to hire the right quality in relatively high quantities whilst enhancing the candidate experience and therefore protecting the client’s employer brand.”

Macildowie has further cause for celebration after being ranked as the number one (SME) Company to work for in the East Midlands, the 8th best Nationally as well as being accredited as a ”world class” employer for the seventh time according to the Best Companies to Work For.

Des Potter added: “Macildowie has a long-established track record as a game-changer in the recruitment sector and its new approach to helping businesses not only attract the best talent, but also engage and retain them, was a major part of my attraction to joining and launching our RPO offering.

“In order for us to support businesses with all of their recruitment and retention, it’s vital that we also walk the walk ourselves, and further recognition of Macildowie as a world class employer is proof of the great team and culture I am delighted to now be a part of.”

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