The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) is launching a brand-new sector group for the HR arena and is delighted to announce that two high profile recruitment leaders – Natasha Makhijani, CEO of Oliver Sanderson and Nick Croucher, Partner at The SR Group and Head of the Commerce and Industry Practice at Frazer Jones, are joining as founder members and will co-chair the group. The first meeting will be held on 24 November.
Natasha, who has a Masters in Human Resources, set up Oliver Sanderson after time spent at Hays and Michael Page. Oliver Sanderson currently recruits for senior leadership and board level appointments cross sector and, in particular, delivering to HR at senior levels across interim and executive search. “I want the group to come together as a forum to connect with peers, exchange ideas, share insights and come up with solutions, both from an HR issues perspective and also to share perceptions of HR recruitment in terms of best practice and what the future of the sector could look like, “says Natasha. “I can also bring the perspective of a female BAME entrepreneur who knows what it’s like to set up a recruitment business and specialise in the HR space.”
Nick is Head of the Commerce and Industry Practice at Frazer Jones (part of The SR Group) and focuses on mid to senior level HR appointments across the UK, as well as supporting Frazer Jones’s global proposition. He has recruited in the HR market since 2007 and also has a specialism within the talent, OD, Learning and Diversity arenas. “I’m passionate about change and enjoy challenging our sector to do things differently and am really looking forward to sharing ideas and ways of working as we collectively strive to raise the profile of our sector, “says Nick. I firmly believe as a collective we can absolutely collaborate and share whilst still thriving in our respective businesses.