Celebrating Success – 10 minutes with Laurence
In light of Laurence winning October’s employee of the month and recently being promoted, we caught up with him to ask some questions about his time at ISL so far. Scroll down to read his story…
Tell us about your time at ISL so far…
I joined ISL from another well known recruitment agency in Bristol around 18 months ago. I’m part of the UK IT team and have recently been promoted to Senior Consultant- it’s been a really good journey so far.
What’s been your biggest highlight at ISL so far?
The two quarterly lunch clubs I’ve been on are definitely my biggest highlights. The first lunch club I went on was at a Michelin starred restaurant called Casamia which was great, the food there is amazing. More recently I was part of the lunch club where we went to Pasture, which is a really good steak restaurant. I love good food, so lunch club is an obvious highlight for me.
What keeps you motivated at work?
Money and being the best. Money comes first, but staying at the top of my game is also a really big motivator for me. I’m currently the top biller in my team which keeps me working hard because I want to remain on the top spot.
How does it feel to win employee of the month?
Winning employee of the month was pretty unexpected. There’s some strong competition in the office so it’s always hard to know who will win. I work really hard and I’ve had a successful few months so it’s great to be recognised and celebrated for my efforts.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learnt at ISL so far?
The most important thing I’ve learnt at ISL is to get on the phones and work to build relationships with clients and candidates; it’s crucial to success. You get better results through building relationships, so putting in that extra time and effort in on the phone is really valuable.
What would be your top tip for someone new starting at ISL?
Learn from others around you. I’ve always been told to observe the top performers and ask for their advice. Do what they’re doing and you can’t go wrong.
How does it feel to be promoted?
Again, it feels great. The same as winning employee of the month, it’s really good to be recognised for your hard work. I really want to become a Team Leader at ISL, so my promotion is another step closer to one day building and managing my own team here- that’s what I’m working towards.
If you weren’t in recruitment, what would you be doing?
I’d definitely be in another sales job. Something where I have to sell and can make a lot of money- maybe a stock broker?
Describe ISL in 3 words
Autonomous, motivational and rewarding.