We are a small highly skilled, efficient and productive team. Our skills are complimentary and blend well together.
Our recruitment experience spans over 4 decades so we blend and harness traditional and modern search strategies. We work closely with each other to ensure that candidates and clients alike receive the very best service and 100% attention to their needs.
ELKIE HOLLAND (MD / Talent Acquisition Consultant)
Elkie started Prospectus back in 1988 to provide a specialist recruitment service to the MultiValue community after starting her career in HR for an international IT application engineering and systems delivery company. Elkie is very ‘hands on’ and is still helping many of the original clients that she started her business with alongside a number of new clients that is growing month on month. Elkie is a true survivor and has never let the many ups and downs that the industry has gone through over the years’ affect her positive attitude. She was also a very early adopter of Social Media technology, (she was testing Twitter long before most people even knew what it was!).
Elkie’s strength is in networking and over the years she has gained a phenomenal amount of loyal contacts within the industry and she is held in high esteem by some of the most influential people in the business. This could have something to do with the fact that Elkie’s motto “Tell it like it is”. In other words she is honest, ethical and 100% reliable.
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CATH HARRISON (Executive PA / Office Manager)
Cath is responsible for ensuring that all the administrative functions of the business run smoothly and efficiently, and she also is a great "Lady Friday" !
Prior to joining Prospectus, Cath has over 30 years of PA / EA and internal recruitment experience, including working for Hewlett-Packard for over 17 years. She is always enthusiastic, with a confident, friendly, positive and professional approach.
CAAN THOMAS (Boolean Search Wizard / Resourcer)
He's camera shy but a master boolean search wizard who looks and finds the real gems!
His exploration deep search dives find him in a number of venues including these job board CV databases: Jobserve, CW Jobs, CV Library, Simply Hired, Indeed, Reed, Monster, Total jobs, Jobsite, Best IT jobs, Fish4jobs, LinkedIn and others. A great addition to our Team.
ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT (SEO Experts, Copy Writers, Wordsmiths, 1st Responders)
Michelle, Laura, Amy, Courtney and Tom ! Individually they are each highly skilled. Collectively, they are a "mega force" !
Their role is Candidate Attraction by way of Advertising. These days this isn't just "post a job specification" ! Let's face it, an advert is NOT the same as a job specification. Each document has a different specific purpose. A good job advert should be honed for maximum SEO to ensure visibility and good candidate attraction.
Every 3 months they are retrained in the latest SEO techniques by the job boards themselves to ensure maximum efficiency and SEO.
Believe it or not, It's a true art form - poetry and tech coming together mixed with market analysis and monitoring. They work with 7 Leading Job Boards another 32 IT Specific job boards and another 40 generalist boards as well as Social Media Channels. Now you know why this needs a whole Team to ensure best quality and results.
CHRIS WADE (Bookkeeper / Accountant / Contractor Care)
Chris Wade is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years experience. He is pro-active and service orientated. Chris is a great believer in speaking in plain english as opposed to jargon filled lingo. Very personable and approachable. Contractors are in safe and caring hands with Chris's awesome attention to detail mixed with exceptional knowledge and commonsense.
When Chris isn't number crunching, he's a bit of a sports nut. He is chairman of his local football club and also spends time coaching the U12's team. When Lockdown permits, he enjoys travelling Hard Rock to Hard Rock collecting shot glasses. Not one to sit idle and moan, he found that Lockdown showed him he has "green fingers" with a new producing vegetable plot.
SUE CATER (Group Accountant)
Sue Cater is our Accountant. Sue qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. She runs her own business Cater Chartered Accountants which she began in 1996. Prior to starting this, she worked in the West End for 3 different accountancy firms. She has worked in general practice as well as specialising in tax and she worked in the Tax Department of a large West End firm of Accountants. Cater Chartered Accountants specialises in SME's including IT Contractors.