Davidson’s consultant Cameron Norton, was named the SEEK 2019 Recruitment Consultant of the Year. A Partner within Davidson’s executive & boards Victorian team, Cameron was delighted to receive the honour in front of his industry peers. The award recognises a recruitment consultant who has excelled in client and candidate engagement and contributed to the recruitment industry as a whole.
Cameron’s work has been ground breaking. He was one of the first consultants in Australia to use video to enhance his service to clients and candidates and bring a personal touch to his role whilst utilising the leveragability of technology.
“When I first joined the recruitment industry, I heard many stories of people saying ‘recruiters don’t get back to you,” he said. “I saw this as an opportunity to stand out by doing basic things well and then I set about finding ways I could better communicate with clients and candidates over time. As the business grew and the volume got greater, I needed to find ways to keep evolving my approach towards candidate communications whilst not losing the personal touch. That led me to utilising digital videos as a point of difference that was scalable but also personal when it came to keeping candidates updated on what was happening with their application.”
Norton thanked the team at VideoMyJob for the mobile app that he uses for creating and editing videos. He also thanked his leadership team at Davidson for giving him support.
As part of his ongoing communications strategy, Cameron also equips candidates ahead of interviews by sending them a suite of articles on mindset, interview preparation, interview tips and an overview of key areas to reflect upon prior to meeting with the client. Again, this is something that has helped candidates be at their best come interview time.
In his winner’s speech, Cameron thanked Bruce Davidson and Clare McCartin for having faith to bring him into Davidson to help contribute to the growth they wanted to achieve in the executive and boards market within Victoria. Cameron also acknowledged the great team of people around him that have contributed to his journey over time.
Cameron finished his speech by talking about how he views his position as a role where you can impact the lives of many individuals every day. He said that “you never know who might be looking at you to make a decision about their life so it’s important to bring your best to the table every day as you never know just who you might be inspiring.”