Meet The Team – Jon Baker & Denise Whiteside
29 November 2022
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Pure Staff are opening our doors into the worlds of our committed and talented team, to introduce the real people who will be taking care of your recruitment needs.

 

Jon Baker

Image of Job Baker, Permanent Recruitment Consultant at Pure Staff.

Name: Jon Baker
Job Title: Permanent Recruitment Consultant
Branch: Birmingham
Number of years in recruitment: Four
Number of years with Pure Staff: Four
What’s the best job you’ve ever had (before Pure Staff of course): Poker Tournament Director
What do you like to spend time doing outside of work: Days out or holidays with my family
Favourite Singer/Band: Any 90’s Hip Hop
Favourite Food: Any type of seafood pasta
Favourite Animal: My kids!
Favourite Hobby: The pub
Favourite Film/TV Show: Goodfellas
What do you like most about working for Pure Staff: You’re not micro-managed which allows you to give your all to where and when it is needed most. As far as recruiting goes – finding the right candidate for the right company making all parties happy and that’s where the job satisfaction comes from.
What’s your biggest challenge in recruitment right now: The candidate market. It seems that the recent upheaval with Covid, Brexit and the financial fallout of both has made candidates harder to find than ever!

 

Denise Whiteside

Image of Denise Whiteside, Credit Controller at Pure Staff.

Name: Denise Whiteside
Job Title: Credit Controller
Branch: Head Office, Birmingham
Number of years in recruitment: 3 Years
Number of years with Pure Staff: 3 Years
What’s the best job you’ve ever had (before Pure Staff of course): I worked for a Traffic Calming and Safety Equipment company in accounts for 31 years until they closed down,  And of course I love my job at Pure Staff.
What do you like to spend time doing outside of work: Being with family and friends, Going to the theatre love musicals, I am also a founder member of a Housing Co-operative and sit on the committee which is all voluntary.
Favourite Singer/Band: George Ezra, Russell Watson
Favourite Food: I like lots of foods, but I think my favourite has to be Italian.
Favourite Animal: Dog
Favourite Hobby: Gardening
Favourite Film/TV Show: Love the Soaps, watching rugby, my favourite film has to be The Notebook
What do you like most about working for Pure Staff: The working environment, working with lovely people. And getting to know the customers on the phone. And being involved in the pure staff foundation helping different charities, really enjoying that.
What’s your biggest challenge in recruitment right now: To get the payments in on time from customers, and to keep the purples weekly spreadsheet down 😊

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