In a year dominated by uncertain change, it’s encouraging to find that growth and stability are still present in many businesses in the UK. Never has this been more applicable than for specialist new homes recruiter Maitland Selwyn. 2016 has proven significant for the company, as they continue to lead from the front and spearhead innovation for finding talent in the new homes industry.
With a number of significant developments, including record levels of training for new and existing sales advisers, expansion into the south and south west of England, investment in social media and a brand-new company website Maitland Selwyn have broadened their horizons to match the growth in the sector seen in the last two years.
A central focus has been a dedication to improving the quality of sales professionals throughout the country, an issue identified quickly after the housing market began to rise out of recession in 2013. Maitland Selwyn’s comprehensive training programme saw xx events up and down the UK in 2016, and resulted in 193 candidates, either new to the industry or from existing positions, being fully trained and placed in temporary or permanent roles.
An unqualified success, managing director Chris Haley is delighted with the numbers seen this year: “We work with 100 major developers up and down the country who are keen to see this skills shortage addressed, and our reputation means that developers look to us for help. Already this year our academy has recognised many new stars of the future, and its success proves it really is the way forward both for new people looking to get into the industry and our developers needing quality, trained candidates.”
In addition to increased training, Maitland Selwyn has, for the first time, recruited dedicated positions to cover the south and south west of England. With existing teams in the north and midlands, this adds to an already accomplished and experienced team, perfectly in tune with the nuances of the industry.
On the marketing side of things, 2016 saw the launch of a brand-new company website, and investment in social media content. “We appreciate things need to keep moving.” Chris says, “If we aren’t investing in these areas there’s a danger of being left behind in our own marketplace. Among all of the other things we have to do this can obviously prove difficult, but we’re pleased with the outcome and the website now gives a true representation of the company, its approach and, most importantly, our people.”
For more information on Maitland Selwyn and their services for developers, visit www.maitlandselwyn.co.uk.