International Women's Day (IWD) 2022 is here, and the theme for 2022 is "break the bias". It is the goal of IWD to raise awareness and help make the world a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place.
Employment Solutions employ inspirational women throughout our business, from Managing Director Carolyn Frodsham, Systems Managers Sue Briggs, Recruiter Sam Worsh and many more. We thought today would be a fantastic day to introduce you to our new Operations Manager, Rachael Dormer.
Hi Rachael, Introduce yourself; tell us what you do?
I've recently joined Employment Solutions as the Operations Manager, and my role involves managing the Recruitment Consultants, ensuring they have the appropriate training, and helping create their personal development plans. The other aspect of my role is to ensure we are working as efficiently as possible so that our candidates and clients receive a first-class service.
What attracted you to the career or industry that you work in?
I always wanted to work in an environment where you could influence your earnings, and I liked the work hard, play hard culture in my younger years. I have worked in the industry for 12 years, and now I'm older, I enjoy helping others achieve their goals in and out of work.
Do you think there is gender equality in your industry, or could more be done?
As an industry that is generally merited on performance, I think it is pretty neutral; for example, my current MD is a woman, my last MD was a woman.
Tell me about one achievement in your career that you are really proud of?
I helped establish a successful 180 model of working in my previous business, developing my last desk and tripling revenue. I coached and mentored a trainee into a successful consultant who became my predecessor.
Is there a woman that inspires you or you look up to in terms of your career or just life in general?
I'm a big Beyonce fan, and I think it's amazing that she appears to do it all; she is where she is after years of hard work and dedication as a child and teenager, and now she's a mum, wife and talented artist with an array of businesses. She dominated a space that was predominately male-led whilst supporting her heritage. The other woman would have to be my mum; she was a single mum working full time and completing her nursing degree to provide for my sister and me. She taught us to be kind and grateful for what you have.
You can find out more about how you can support International Women's Day by visiting their website here.