With more than 1,500 recruiting partners in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, Personnel 2000 has the ability to reach out across the globe to meet the needs of its clients.
The company, one of the longest standing recruitment agencies on island, offers executive search, temporary staffing, testing and immigration services to accounting, financial services and legal firms. Further, they offer their candidates a wide range of services including job placement, career assessment, and professional resume writing.
Though business has changed with the economic ups and downs, it’s trending up according to Mark Choice, recruiting manager and senior career consultant. “The pool (of available candidates) has definitely grown larger, but clients (hiring managers) now are much more critical about what they are looking for in candidate profiles. Choice said that the recruiting business is typically cyclical. Owing in large part to the global economic downturn, business slowed in 2008, but has picked up and is starting to return and hopefully will completely get back on track by end of 2010.
“As far as the recruitment agencies on island, we’re one of several, ‘Choice pointed out, noting Personnel 2000’s longevity and numerous repeat clients. The firm’s partners are Caymanian and Cayman Status holders, he emphasized, and they are very much in tune with the needs of employers in Grand Cayman. In addition, our career consultants are tenured recruiting professionals who are qualified by HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute).
As for the success of our recruiting services (executive search and temporary staffing), Choice explained that specialized recruiting services have been around for a long time and are necessary for our clients, human resource generalist typically handle a multitude of responsibilities, ranging from workforce planning, health and human resource legislation & regulation, not to mention recruiting for all functional areas of the business. Therefore, when there is a requirement for a resource with specific industry knowledge, qualification, or technical expertise, clients turn to Personnel 2000 for its recruiting expertise and extensive partner network. And just to quantify it, Choice estimates that the firm has placed “hundreds” of candidates on island since the late 1990s.