Consultant Spotlight – Atif Hussain

“When I first met the leadership team at Livingston James Group, I was struck by the passion and drive that had gone into creating a business from the ground up.  I found the commitment to growing Hamilton Forth as a brand and the understanding that technology is a huge area of growth in Scotland both inspiring and intriguing.

“The recruitment industry is full of big personalities, so sometimes it can be a challenge to feel a genuine connection.  Whilst the recruitment process in itself doesn’t change dramatically, when you find a team of people with whom you connect and have a shared vision, it can make a huge difference to how and why you do what you do.

“At the Livingston James Group there is a real focus on our purpose and values.  For me, joining the organisation virtually during lockdown, it became clear that the purpose was really key to the success of the business during such challenging times.  Everyone has a clear understanding of the purpose and values and how they impact what we deliver for clients and candidates.

“In addition, the team has really come together to find ways to connect and support each other during the pandemic.  There is a real focus on health and wellbeing, with many of our CSR fundraising activities focusing on physical exercise and the outdoors.  Recruitment consultants are a competitive bunch so it’s great to see our competitive natures focussed on something that has such a positive impact on so many levels.

“I have also been struck by the efforts of the leadership team to be inclusive to all staff. Shortly after I joined the team, we were gifted a luxury hamper as a thank you for their efforts during the pandemic. As a Muslim, my hamper was filled with non-alcoholic drinks and edible gifts to suit my dietary requirements, whilst another colleague received her hamper full of gluten-free treats. It certainly beats the ubiquitous bottle of fizz!

“Joining Hamilton Forth at a time of planned growth for the business is an exciting opportunity for me.  Technology is a huge growth sector for the Scottish market, but the digital skills shortage is an unfortunate reality.  At Hamilton Forth we are committed not only to the growth of our business and sourcing the right people to support our clients’ businesses, but we are also committed to the long-term success of the sector, which is why we are focused on grass roots growth, partnering with universities and further education institutions, as well as with charities such as DressCode.  We’re in it for the long-haul.”

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