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WRS February Newsletter

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​Why we’re celebrating this February

We have a lot to celebrate this month – from our US office’s first anniversary, to many more work-iversaries within the team, to our recent award ceremonies! Plus, some industry news that’s got us excited (more on that below).

What’s new at WRS?

Celebrating one year of WRS USA 🥳

It’s officially been a year since WRS USA opened its doors. Not only are we marking its first anniversary – we’re also celebrating the work-iversaries of the founding members of the team, Hailey Rydberg and Sam Paish…

"My time at WRS has been an incredible experience. The supportive environment, welcoming culture, and opportunities for growth have truly made it a place I enjoy coming to every day. I couldn't ask for a better team and company to help me develop my career goals." – Hailey Rydberg, Recruitment Consultant

“The inaugural year at the US office has been nothing short of remarkable. We've navigated challenges with resilience and creativity, developing a strong team bond. With each milestone achieved and lesson learned, we've solidified our commitment to each other, our clients and candidates, and our shared vision for success. I'm excited about the endless possibilities that lie ahead, and how much WRS is going to impact our industry.” – Sam Paish, Recruitment Consultant

Ready to join them? Check out our current vacancies for the US office here.

US Employee of the Month

Celebrations continue with Sam Kippen taking home the trophy for February’s US Employee of the Month! Sam is always dedicated and focused in his approach, with a ‘ready for any challenge’ attitude that has led to amazing results. Congratulations, Sam!

Q4 and annual award winners

Our US team aren’t the only ones celebrating – we’re also recognising those who’ve accomplished exceptional success over the last quarter and beyond…

Q4 award winners:

  • Learner of the Quarter –Lauren Harrison

  • UK Consultant of the Quarter –Stu McNeill

  • US Consultant of the Quarter –Sam Paish

  • Global Consultant of the Quarter –Sam Paish

  • Players Player of the Quarter –Melissa Walsh

  • Team of the Quarter – Maritime

Annual award winners:

  • Learner of the Year –Jay Crowe

  • Consultant of the Year –Stu McNeill

  • US Consultant of the Year –Sam Kippen

  • Global Recruiter of the Year –Sam Kippen

  • Players Player of the Year –Pete Jackson

  • Team of the Year – Maritime

Congratulations everyone!

Continuing to fundraise for the MIK Foundation

Last month, we raised money with pastries on National Croissant Day, a world food bake sale, a potluck dinner with a Chinese theme for Lunar New Year, and pancakes for Pancake Day.

And the fundraising continues this month! Our Global Business Development Manager, Chris Morton-Collings, will be completing the Fred Whitton Cycle Challenge for the MIK Foundation. He’s aiming to raise £500 – donate to his JustGiving page to help reach the goal!


February’s anniversaries

A number of the team celebrated their WRS work anniversaries – thanks to everyone for all your hard work and commitment!

  • Chloe Jordan – 5 years

  • Jason Crowe – 4 years

  • Jodie Page – 5 years

  • Sam Paish – 1 year

  • Hailey Rydberg – 1 year

  • Sharon Dunleavy – 4 years

  • Lydia Premadasa – 1 year

  • Owen Sherrington-Hankin – 1 year


Events on the horizon in 2024

We recently attended Genera, a solar-focused renewable energy event in Madrid – it was a fantastic success! Next, we’ll be attending WindEurope from 20-22 March, as well as the GridTech Forum, and Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference later this year (where we’ll also be exhibiting).


Building your personal brand

A personal brand can help you stand out, establish credibility, demonstrate value, and attract the right audience. But it doesn’t happen overnight…

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Join Our Team

If you're looking for new opportunities within our organisation, we encourage you to explore our latest internal job vacancies. Whether you're seeking a career change or know someone who would be a great fit for our team, please feel free to send your CV to Emma Upton.

Here's to a successful and sustainable 2024 for all of us at WRS!

Stay tuned for more updates, inspiring stories, and achievements in our next month’s newsletter!


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