This month we have celebrated a two-year work anniversary for Lewis our Recruitment Administrator!
Lewis has done a fantastic job within our recruitment team, ensuring potential staff members are out working as quickly as possible, whilst always putting safety and compliance first. This has enabled thousands of people to be cared for, by our amazing care staff across the UK.
We are extremely grateful to have Lewis as part of our AH24 family, he is always putting a smile on our faces and is a true asset to the company.
It was fantastic to catch up with Lewis and find out more about him and his role…
1) Please can you tell us about your role of Recruitment Administrator and how your role evolved?
Originally when I was first employed, it was for the role of Engagement Officer back when the branches were Somerset, Shropshire and Devon soon after. As the company was a lot smaller I used to call applicants to try and book interviews for the Managers. I'd also assist with making sure everyone got in their timesheets, post adverts on Facebook and ready the weekend handover.
As times changed and the company grew, my role evolved to focus more on compliance-based recruitment admin. Nowadays, I primarily make sure all the documents and details given by the applicants who start our process are correct. Ensuring they can be made compliant as soon as possible so they can start working. This includes: issuing their online training, applying for their DBS and sending out their handbook after induction as well as communicating to the branch what we're missing from them.
2) Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?
I would say it has to be when an applicant finishes the process. When I do that final check that we have everything needed and they are good to receive their Terms of Engagement. it's satisfying to see that person get to the end and know they are ready to work once those terms are all signed.
3) What do you find most challenging about your role?
I think the biggest challenge is actually how much variety there is from person to person in getting them ready for work. Although there are a lot of cases that are quite common, just when I think I've nailed down exactly what I'm looking for or what to do in each scenario, there's a surprise around the corner. After 2 years, just when I think I've seen it all, there's still something new to learn.
4) What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
When I first joined the company, video games were my biggest hobby. Since fitting into this rather peculiar family and making some of the closest friends I've known, I've also come to pick up board games! Rekindling my love for Dungeons and Dragons especially. There's also electric guitar but that's as work in progress as work in progress gets...
5) If you had to be an animal, which animal would you be and why?
Jeeeeeez there's a lot of cool and wacky animals. I reckon I'd just really want to be a dog. Maybe a Malamute or a Saint Bernard or even a Labrador. Something big, soft and gentle with a lot of love and care, and a sprinkle of goofball energy. Something not too complicated. That or just a really chill, big ol' toad, living its best life. As to what animal I'd actually be, I don't think I could answer that in a million years.
I'd really also just like to add a big thanks to the whole team for being amazing. Part of what I do involves working and talking with them regularly and I don't think I could have asked for a nicer bunch of colleagues to work with.
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