It’s time for you to meet Darren, our Senior In-House Recruiter who joined us in 2018. Recruitment provides the life-force of any organisation and Darren loves being at the helm; enabling innovative, forward-thinking people to come together as a team. His favourite part of the job is seeing people walk in on their first day, having guided them throughout the process.
So, read more to find out what's his typical day like, what's his secret talent, and which Somo team he'd like to swap places with for a day.
1. What’s your day-to-day job like?
I work as the Senior In-House Recruiter here at Somo, where I manage the day-to-day activities of the recruitment team.
My typical day usually starts with a 15-minute stand-up with the recruitment team to discuss the applications we’ve received overnight, the progress on our open positions, and any concerns, problems or blockers the team may have come across. Next is a check-up on the requests for new positions raised within Somo, and setting up briefing sessions with the team leaders to discuss what's needed for someone to succeed in this position.
The rest of the day is filled with liaising and meeting with stakeholders for the ongoing recruitment activity, booking and conducting interviews and, of course, searching for the top talent that makes Somo who we are! We're looking all across social media, job boards and anywhere else where we can engage innovative individuals. Given the growth over the past few years at Somo, there is never a day that isn’t a 'GO, GO, GO!'.
2. Which team would you most like to swap places with for a day?
I think it would be the product team! They always work with some amazing clients, coming up with new strategies and ways to change the world with technology and innovation! I’d love to see what it’s like sitting with the client when unveiling these amazing ideas and seeing their reactions.
3. What’s your secret talent?
Well, that’s a secret!
I’d definitely say cooking, I love it and think I’m pretty nifty in the kitchen! From cooking posh meals to making my own beef jerky. I quite often watch Saturday kitchen and have a go at cooking the meals that are featured on the show.
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