At Remedium, we passionately support and promote equality, diversity, and inclusion. As an industry, we believe that it’s extremely important for recruitment to lead the way and to set an example for our clients when it comes to supporting women in the workplace.
In this article, we hear from some of our amazing female recruiters of all levels at Remedium and share some of their career experiences in the recruitment field.
What does the recruitment industry currently look like for women?
Women in recruitment are breaking stereotypes and are leading the way for other industries. As an industry, recruitment is very much in the spotlight when it comes to issues around gender equality in the workplace, as a strong culture of inclusion for any organisation begins with an inclusive recruitment process. For many years, our industry was seen as being primarily male-dominated, however, in recent years, many efforts have been made to make the recruitment workplace more inclusive for women. This has been an extremely important shift in the right direction and progress continues to be made in this area, with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), championing diverse and inclusive practices across the industry.
What has created this shift in the recruitment industry from a male-dominated environment to a more balanced, gender-equal environment?
This is down to the ambitious women who love what they do. These women, who may have struggled to get to the top when the odds were stacked against them, have paved the way for the women who follow in their footsteps. These women, who understand how much value they bring to the table, know how to effectively use and embrace their talents. These women have changed the ‘male-dominated’ landscape in the recruitment industry, and now they are empowering other women to do the same!
Below, we highlight some of the experiences of the women of Remedium, who lead by example and are paving the way for other women in recruitment.
What’s your biggest recruitment achievement in the recruitment industry so far?
Dani Pathman, Senior Recruiter: “I was promoted twice during the pandemic, which I am really proud of. One of these promotions was to become a Senior Consultant. I have developed and learnt so much in this role and I’m now managing my own team. I am only 23 and this was my first job out of University.”
Rosalyne Magnus-Oyewole, Specialist Recruiter: “Working in recruitment has given me structure and determination to achieve my goals. Seeing myself progress in my confidence, mindset and intellect are some of my biggest achievements along with the ability to bounce back from the common setbacks we experience in recruitment.”
Why did you choose a career in recruitment?
Chloe Cotter, Associate Sales Director at Remedium: “One of the main reasons was the financial benefits. I always wanted complete independence and I didn’t want to have to rely on anyone. I am now able to give back to my family and enjoy life without having to worry”
Becky Jessup, Senior Recruiter: “I have always been hard working and motivated by money and so after I moved back to the UK after living in Australia for a year, I was very much accustomed to earning good money and the lifestyle that comes with it! For this reason, I decided not to go to University and worked in different sales environments, first managing in retail, then estate agency, and finally, recruitment.
Recruitment for me is by far the industry I have enjoyed the most. I love working with people, keeping busy and pushing myself to achieve more. I think recruitment is great because it involves many skills, from resourcing to candidate and client management – every day is different, what you put in is what you get out, and having the opportunity for progression is very rewarding.”
What inspires you?
Dani Pathman, Senior Recruiter: “When I get the opportunity to help people meet their career goals whether that’s recruiters or doctors. There is nothing more heart-warming then calling a doctor to tell them they were successful at an interview – you truly feel like you have made a difference to someone’s life. When I started at Remedium I looked up to the managers in the company and aspired to be like them. Now that I have a team of my own, I am inspired to help motivate them to become the best they can be.”
How do you find working in recruitment as a woman?
Cara Bishop, Client Strategist: “Recruitment has been perceived as a male-dominated space, but I have found it to be very inclusive and diverse. At Remedium everyone is encouraged to get involved with every function of the business. You feel empowered and everyone is treated the same. You’re encouraged and supported when it comes to progression regardless of your gender.”
Arooj Farooj, Recruiter: “Remedium is my first recruitment job, and it feels as though it’s a very diverse industry. The impression I get is that you get out of it what you put into it.”
Ashly John, Divisional Manager: “I find that the men in this company really supports women. A lot of them are feminists themselves and support the movement which makes everyone feel equal. There is no visible division between females and males in this company and I’ve never felt undervalued here.”
Rosalyne Magnus-Oyewole, Specialist Recruitment Consultant: “Inequality is rife in all industries and there is still a lot that needs to be done to ensure that women work in an environment which presents equal opportunities. I believe that if you have the right characteristics, attributes, and drive there is a fantastic opportunity for women to excel in recruitment.”
If you are a woman who is looking to enter the recruitment industry, it’s important to find the right organisation which aligns with your values and ambitions. Remedium champions diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re always looking for amazing people to join our team at Remedium. If you’re interested in working in recruitment, please get in touch.