Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment: looking back, thinking forward

In this tenant spotlight, we catch up with Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment to discuss the changes and successes that they’ve embarked upon over the last twelve months.

2023 was certainly a busy one, which included the launch of a new website and a new People Partner role created. This role was matched to Natalie Ball, who brings her extensive skills base to the team to elevate the service offered to all candidates and clients.

I love that I am based here and as the business grows I am committed to employing more people from the local area

Sarah McKenna

Relationships have been at the heart of Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment’s success story with the pattern of the business model evolving and a higher percentage of clients who are now long-standing customers. The team have seen a high influx of recommendations and referrals from their highly engaged social network, with a noticeable increase in new enquiries and introductions through LinkedIn.

With an established base at Hope Street Xchange, founder Sarah McKenna is on a mission to further build the momentum, continue to grow the business, invest in the region and in particular Sunderland further.

Sarah McKenna said: “As a Sunderland girl myself I love that I am based here and as the business grows, I am committed to employing more people from the local area. The growth journey for the business has been phenomenal, exceeding targets and building the most amazing network of clients and contacts over the last seven years.

Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment recruits across all industries and specialises in HR, Learning and Development and Talent roles, from HR Director to HR Graduates. The team have built a strong and respected reputation for having an authentic, friendly and transparent approach offering high-quality service to both clients and candidates alike.

Sarah said: “As the business continues to enter another phase of growth this year, we would love to support even more businesses. Our network is not just here in the North East, our candidate reach covers the UK, so we’re really looking forward to the next stage of the journey in 2024!”.

You can find out more about Sarah McKenna HR Recruitment on their website.

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