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Experienced learning and development professional David Curtis joins Staffgroup in a newly created role and takes on the responsibility for the on-boarding of all new consultants and on-going classroom and floor based training for existing employees at all levels.

Building on being named the 5th Best Small Company to Work For in 2012, Staffgroup are gearing up their companies Eurostaff and Earthstaff for a significant period of growth and development in 2013, not just in terms of size and coverage – but also for the individuals within the specialist recruitment group.  Commenting on Curtis’ appointment, Mark Znowski, managing director of Staffgroup says:

“We’re delighted to have David on board as our Head of Learning & Development. His background as a recruiter, combined with his experience of working in a learning and development department at one of the leading recruitment businesses in the world is highly impressive and really adds to our already excellent infrastructure team here at Staffgroup.” 

Arriving from Pareto Law as a consultant having worked with clients such as Barclaycard, Oracle and CBS Outdoors, David sees the opportunity at Staffgroup as a unique one:

“Staffgroup are ideally positioned to take advantage of the expected growth in the core sectors of Finance, Technology and Energy.  I’m excited to have the chance to develop and deliver a learning strategy that runs in alignment with the business objectives.  I want to create a learning function that allows us to develop our talent pipeline, help with career progression at all levels and instil a sense of self-development across the business. As the competition grows in the recruitment industry, the learning and development function has to evolve - gone are the days of equipping people solely with sales and recruitment knowledge – recruiters need to be solutions driven by challenging their clients and candidates throughout the sales process.  This is a whole new skillset that needs to be taught.”

Looking forward to 2013, Mark continues: “We want to create a culture of continuous development and have the right people in place who are learning and taking themselves to the next level both personally and professionally.

We have ambitious plans for the next 12 months - in what will be our ten year anniversary - including almost doubling our headcount and opening new offices. In order to achieve what we’ve set out to do, we need to attract, retain and continue to develop the talent in our businesses.  With our current leadership,  infrastructure and consultant teams we are in a great position to do that and build on the past decade and we are all looking forward to further future successes.”


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