From candidate attraction, selection and onboarding, working in partnership

Rozy Manir, Resourcing Lead

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Rozy is a Recruitment Lead for the RPS Consulting segment and manages a team of five people. From candidate attraction, selection and onboarding, she works in partnership with the business to attract people who share our passion to solve problems that matter.

QWhy is this kind of work important? And what does it mean to you personally?

It’s important as without people you have nothing. We need the right people in the right place at the right time to deliver on our client’s aspirations. Working with the business to understand their needs and resources is paramount. I feel privileged to be part of a candidate’s journey, sharing their experience and hopefully the good news!

Quick Q&A

Which woman scientist/ecologist/pioneer should know more about?

Dorothy Hodgkin. Dorothy attended secondary school where only boys were allowed to study chemistry, but she fought the system to be enrolled. She later discovered the structure of insulin and is the only British woman to have won a Nobel Prize. She’s a trailblazer and advocate for change.

What was the best/most useful thing you did to further your career?

I refused to give up and believed in myself. Of course, there were setbacks and hurdles along the way but having a challenging mindset kept me focused and driven.

Outside of work, what are you most proud of?

I’m proud of being a full-time working mum of three! Perseverance and time management make all the difference!

QWhat advice would you give to your younger self?

To be open – not to have a single vision of what your career may look like and to say ‘yes’ to opportunities and then figure out how to do them. Working with positive likeminded people helps, knowledge sharing, networking and just being authentic.

QThis year’s International Women’s Day theme is ‘Break the bias’, aiming for women’s equality and celebrating inclusivity. What is this industry getting right? (And what else could it do?)

We’re all fishing in the same pool for talent, and we know that we need to widen this pool otherwise we’re not making progress. I think this mentality and visible role models is driving STEM awareness and changing attitudes – we’re getting there, slowly. Also, our openness to flexible working conversations and how we can make this work where possible opens these barriers. All these little steps create a big impact in supporting equality.