With a headline like this one, you know it's going to be another interview with the latest member of staff at Peace Recruitment. It just goes to show what a talented lot we are: whether it's rescuing a thumb that's been severed on site or listening to the great excuses some candidates come up with for not turning up for work, it's all in a day's work for Mel...
Name – Melissa Knight
Job title – Account Manager
What other jobs have you done apart from working in recruitment
I worked for our family catering business.
What is the funniest thing you’ve seen at work (anywhere)?
The excuses given when people don’t show up are really funny. For example, someone once called up and said he slept in because a pigeon flew in the window during the night and switched his alarm off .
Biggest disaster anywhere at work? (that you can tell us about!)
When someone cut their thumb off on site and we had to go and collect it (the thumb!) and take it to hospital to be reunited with its owner.
Why did you join Peace?
Simple - I joined Peace because I wanted a new challenge. I didn't expect the thumb though...
Who in the Peace office makes you laugh, and why?
Emma, she is really funny.
Favourite holiday destination?
My favourite place to go is Tenerife
Favourite sport/team or hobby?
I enjoy going long walks with my dog.
Where are the real challenges in the recruitment market just now?
At the moment it's the imbalance between jobs and candidates (too many of the latter chasing too few of the former - which is, of course, where your friendly, local recruiter comes in!).
Favourite (non work) website and why?
My favourite website is Pretty Little Thing, because I like buying clothes.