International Women’s Day 2019
The 8th of March has come around again and that can only mean one thing, International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911.
This year the theme of the day is Balance for Better which is all around making sure that a balanced world is a better world. Asking yourself how you can you help forge a more gender-balanced world as well as celebrating women’s achievement and raising awareness against bias behaviour. And above all else making sure that we all take action for equality.
At Highfield we are passionate about paving the way for equality and will always employ and reward for hard work and dedication and not based on gender. Recruitment can be a heavily male dominated industry, this is certainly not reflected at Highfield. We have a 60/40 Male/Female split at present and we are working to get that to 50/50. We have many amazing women working at Highfield, both part and full time across the sales floor and the operations team.
Kirsty has been with Highfield for three and a half years and is a prime example of how hard work and dedication provides you with a rewarding career and work life balance. From promotions to incentives, Kirsty has achieved a lot in the last few years.
Kirsty is a mother of 3 young boys which includes a set of twins that keeps her very busy at home! When asked about her work/life balance she commented on it saying “It’s excellent, I work for 24 hours over 4 days which gives me the perfect work/life balance so I can still enjoy taking and picking my children up from school and spend the evenings with them.” This is something we are passionate about at Highfield, we offer part time, flexible hours which helps parents especially to enable them to look after their children and work the hours that fits around their home schedule.
She got into recruitment when a good friend of hers encouraged her to go to an assessment day and since then she has not looked back. Before working at Highfield she had been working for another recruitment company but decided to join Highfield for many different reasons. One of those being the incentives and rewards available, which she consistently achieves for going above and beyond in her role. Another reason is the Highfield Culture, we aren’t corporate or a start-up but she still gets the family feel of working in a close knit team with an excellent reputation in the market.
Since starting at Highfield Kirsty has had many great achievements. The biggest one being promoted to Principal Consultant. As a part time employee this is an outstanding achievement. This promotion was achieved because of her constant hard work and dedication. In the last 12 months Kirsty has hit many incentives including numerous lunch clubs and being able to treat her husband to dinner in Hu Tong on the 33rd floor of The Shard. Kirsty is consistently one of the top sales performers at Highfield and made the top 10 in 2018 which is even more impressive when she only works part time.
At Highfield we will continue to employ and appreciate all the women we have in the company. Everyone is treated exactly the same and will always be recognised for the work that they put into their job.