Be-IT's new resourcer, Kevin Allan
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Banter with Be-IT's new resourcer, Kevin Allan

Banter with Be-IT's new resourcer, Kevin Allan

Posted on 27th April 2018

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Kevin Allan

We like variety at Be-IT and our Glasgow office's latest resourcer certainly brings that.  From pretending to be a MasterChef to recovering cars from customers who didn't want to give them back, not to mention the hammering, sawing and other activities that go with being a joiner, he's a man of many skills - including being a  fine resourcer.  But you want to find out who he is, so without further ado, meet Kevin... 

Name: Kevin Allan

Job title: Resourcer

What other jobs have you done apart from working in recruitment?
I was a joiner for eight years, managed a team of renewable engineers and sold cars for three years.

What it your biggest disaster at work (anywhere)?
When I was selling cars I had a finance disaster (big disaster)…
I sold a car to a customer that came from an internet lead with the customer's information already entered. The details were checked by myself, the customer and verified by a manager but after the car was delivered the finance company came back and told me that the date of birth was incorrect. After changing the DOB the finance was then declined and the customer refused to give the £12,000 car back to the branch. After trying to talk her round for over a month we had to get the recovery team involved. At 11PM the recovery team uplifted the car from the customer house and the whole street got involved and the police had to be called. Needless to say it was a very stressful month...

What make a good recruiter?
From my experience in recruitment over the last year and half I feel that my experience in the motor trade has made me comfortable taking a “brass neck” approach to asking the difficult and direct questions.

Favourite food and drink and where in the world would you like to be when you are having them?
Favourite food would need to be spagbol and drink would need to be Irn-Bru (the old version of course, can’t stand the new stuff!)

If you had to choose only one, which would it be?
Facebook or Twitter
Facebook
Steak or Salmon
Steak
Beer or Wine
Beer
Pie or Bovril
Pie
Easyjet or Ryanair
Easyjet (Ryanair haven’t exactly been crown pleasers according to the news)

As a new boy, what was your first impression of Be-IT after your first day in the office?
I have worked for two two of the biggest recruitment companies in the UK and Be-IT is a breath of fresh air.  From the moment I walked in it was completely different from my previous experience with the corporate giants. Be-IT offers things like work life balance (important to me as I have a 10 month old daughter), flexible and remote working and you are also able to get to know everyone in the company on a personal level, including the MD and the CEO. The banter is also great, but verging on insane.

Favourite (non work) website and why?
Don’t have one but I like websites to do with cooking things that I would never think of. I love being let loose in the kitchen with a private version of Master Chef with my partner and daughter being the judges. (although this is generally short lived and I’m brought back down to reality when its time to clean it up).

Favourite (work) website and why?
LinkedIn – Plays a vital role in technical recruitment as you can engage the more passive candidates which every client wants.

Favourite techie gadget?
Would need to be my phone, because what can’t you do with your phone these days? (we can provide a list - Ed).

 

 

 

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