Choice Team, an overview of the people involved and experience
Choice People Recruitment Specialists is one of the positives that came out of Covid. Following a few conversations with my employers, they encouraged and supported me to set up a recruitment agency locally in Laois which has been my home for the past sixteen years. I began working on all aspects of the business, from choosing the company name to creating website content and building our brand. Choice People opened its doors in November 2020, a challenging time with another lockdown looming. But over the coming months, the database of candidates and clients grew and placements were made. Choice People now has a team of four with a combined 90 years of experience.
Three of the team are based locally and our fourth member, Clodagh is located in Dublin.
Valerie O’Connell has worked in management roles for several years, overseeing the sales and operations of different sectors. She has an extensive background within the hospitality industry, completing the CERT Professional Culinary Arts Cookery course and worked in premium kitchens across Europe, before moving to front of house. These roots have given her the experience required to assist her in her current role as general manager of Choice People, where she is dealing day to day with a variety of operations throughout. Valerie’s current focus is developing a premium recruitment firm that specialises in staffing solutions for the hospitality sector nationwide.
Clodagh Szakacs, developed her professional skills during her fifteen years working in hospitality and catering in Ireland and Australia in the areas of human resources, finance, sales & marketing and operations, including four years on cruise liners. She also provides seven years’ experience in the recruitment industry, specialising in hospitality. Clodagh has a BA Degree in Business, Tourism and Hospitality Management, a Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management and a CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development.
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