Starting EdenMarsh Sydney back in Feb 2020 was such an exciting opportunity for me and a privilege to work again with Sam after many years and launch her recruitment business to the Oz market. We had a great response from candidates and clients seeking to support the ‘new kid on the block’ recruiter, and we pretty much hit the ground running. Then Covid came to town…
Managing the new business through the pandemic was a massive learning curve for me; it taught me the skill of resilience and patience, also adapting to the new way of doing recruitment from face-to-face to then moving online. I also gained comfort and encouragement from the London team, who were also navigating this unstable market, so working in tandem with them was a significant source of support to me.
My biggest driver through that time was staying connected and being ‘available’ to as many candidates as possible as so many were losing their jobs. The fear of the unknown brought us all together, both candidates and clients.
Thankfully the freelance side of our business picked up, and slowly the green shoots of new opportunities with clients came through. After putting down those strong foundations in an impossible market, seeing the business thrive now makes me feel very proud!