Meet the Team: Leslie Billy

The first interview in our Meet the Team series is with the Director of our Operations Division, Leslie Billy! So, everyone, this is Leslie. Leslie, meet everyone.

Katie: First things first, why were you initially interested in joining Impact Recruitment?

Leslie: I saw it as a really good opportunity to expand my career. I’ve been in the industry for 12 years and most of it has been on the temporary side of things, so I was very excited for an opportunity to explore the permanent side of recruitment, while also using the knowledge and experience I already have.

K: Using your experience in temporary and contract recruitment, do you feel that you’ll be able to help grow and improve Impact’s sister company, Impactemps?

L: Yes I do, definitely, and that was one of the reasons I chose to come on board with Impact. I felt there was a very entrepreneurial spirit at this company, and that’s something that is so important to me. I did have other offers on the table, but after I got the chance to meet with Jeff Harris (CEO of Impact Recruitment and Impactemps) I really began to understand what the core values of Impact were and I made the decision to come on board here where I knew my opinion and experience would be valued.

K: Impact is growing rapidly, so much so that we’ve made the PROFIT 500 list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies for several years in a row. Is that exciting for you, or is it kind of intimidating?

L: No, not intimidating at all. I love it. I feel like it’s a great thing because, you know, companies need to grow and need to change and need to innovate, it needs to be happening constantly. A company, no matter how good it is, can’t just stay stuck where it is, because even if you’re on the right track if you don’t keep moving it’s only a matter of time before you get hit.

K: What is your favourite thing about working at this company?

L: The culture, I love the people. I honestly love the people I work with. Within my first week I felt like I’d been here so much longer than just three days! We do big team lunches, have company events, we go for drinks together. We have a real work hard, play hard mentality, and that’s me, that’s who I am as a person and I love that the culture at Impact embodies that.

K: On a lighter note, what is something about you that you would consider a skill that nobody knows you have? Or at least nobody at Impact knows.

L: Oh, wow. Ummm, well I used to do mixed martial arts? I think that’s the most unique “skill” that I have. At my last job they called me the Karate Kid.

K: Leslie the Karate Kid. Can we start using that here at Impact?

L: Please don’t (laughs).

K: For you personally, outside of Impact, what are your favourite things to do?

L: Uh (laughs) Netflix? Netflix and wine with my cat, if I’m being honest. Those are my favourite things to do.

K: I love that honesty! What do you hope to see for Impact in the future?

L: I want to see it keep its entrepreneurial spirit, no matter how much the company grows and expands, I want us to always keep forging forward and really dominate the industry. We can always strive to be better, and everybody who’s here is here for a reason. We’re all part of this team and together we can win and win, and keep on winning.

K: Say someone applies for an internal role here at Impact, and they’re preparing to go into an interview with our CEO, Jeff Harris, what would your advice be for them?

L: The recruitment industry is all about wanting to win, and the best advice I have is to make sure you convey that competitive nature in the interview, and really make sure it comes across that you’re driven, and you’re a team player, and at the end of the day you’re here to win.

Connect with Leslie on LinkedIn, or send her an email at lbilly@impactrecruitment.ca. If you have any questions about working at Impact Recruitment or would like to inquire about internal positions, feel free to give us a call at (604) 689-8687.

Two years running!

Impact Recruitment Ranks No. 104 on the 2017 PROFIT 500

–Canadian Business unveils 29th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies –

Vancouver (September 14, 2017) Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked Impact Recruitment No. 104 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

Impact Recruitment has made the 2017 PROFIT 500 list for the second year in a row with a five-year revenue growth of 694%.

“It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year’s applicant pool was the most competitive yet,” says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager. “This year’s winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these.”

“We are honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking for the second consecutive year,” says Impact Recruitment Founder and President Grant Tufts. “We have some exciting plans to continue our growth and keep Impact Recruitment on the PROFIT 500 list for a third year and beyond.”

About Impact Recruitment

Established in 2009 by co-founders Grant Tufts and Jeff Harris, Impact Recruitment entered the market with a singular vision – to provide the highest quality recruitment service in North America. Today, with over forty team-members, five specialized divisions and the addition of Impactemps, Impact Recruitment is recognized as Western Canada’s premier search firm for experienced professionals and managers.

About the PROFIT 500

For 29 years, the PROFIT 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking visit PROFIT500.com or CanadianBusiness.com.

About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

Questions?

For more information about Impact Recruitment, please contact Katie MacAlister at kmacalister@impactrecruitment.ca, or by phone at (604) 689 – 8687.

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