Cpl Recruitment's Lisa Holt nominated for WMBusinesswoman of the Year Award 2012

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Lisa Holt of Cpl / Careers Register has been named as a finalist in the 2012 Women Mean Business Award

Cpl's Lisa Holt

I’ve always put the needs of the candidate first and I steadfastly believe that making a positive human connection is central to placing someone in the right job.

Lisa Holt of Cpl Resources PLC has been nominated for the prestigious Women Mean Business of the Year Award 2012. Lisa works as Director of four key specialist recruitment divisions within the Cpl group,Careers Register, Sales & Marketing and HR & Retail & Office Support. The WMB Conference & Awards event takes place on Monday October 1st and is designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of Ireland’s businesswomen. As an Industry veteran with more than 16 years of experience in recruitment, Lisa prides herself on delivering the very best service experience to Cpl clients and candidates.

In response to the news of her nomination Lisa said: “I am genuinely flattered and honoured and quite surprised. What I do daily comes quite naturally to me and whilst it’s very hard work, I love what I do, so to be nominated for an award for doing my job is such a lovely thing to happen”.

Having started her career in Cpl as a recruiter and progressed through the company, Lisa also imparts her considerable industry knowledge and wisdom to her colleagues as a manager and leader of teams, and as part of the Cpl Coaching Academy. “Each time I see a recruiter struggling I have to be very direct with them and tell them quite simply they need to try harder. Everything they are doing is grand but they need to do more. ‘Get on the phone’ is what I’ll say to them. Nothing is more powerful than connecting with people; this is a driving factor in the success of a great recruiter. That personal touch is essential and keeping promises. Go the extra mile each time and if you say you will do it, then do it. Don’t let anyone down”.

Lisa also believes that she has benefited enormously from CEO, Anne Heraty. “I am very lucky too to have a boss and a mentor whose faith in me has never waned. It’s vital for people to be surrounded by people who believe in them. It’s key to their success”.

She remains very proud of her achievements within Cpl and cites the support of her husband and parents as a source of strength and encouragement.

Lisa is acutely aware about the importance of compassion and understanding in the workplace. Her strong family values inform all of her interactions with candidates and colleagues. “I’ve always been a good reader of people”, admits Lisa, “Over a decade and-a-half in recruitment teaches you the skills of empathy and intuition. I’ve always put the needs of the candidate first and I steadfastly believe that making a positive human connection is central to placing someone in the right job. The quality of our services is underpinned by the professionalism of our people. I make it very clear with our candidates that it’s a two way street and that honesty on both parts is key to success. I promise them I will find them the best job for them and I do."

Cpl would like to congratulate Lisa on this significant career milestone and wish her the very best of luck at the WMB Awards 2012 on Monday.

Contact Details:
Dave Cullen
Online Editor
Cpl Recruitment PLC
00353 1 6146100

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