Happy 1st Birthday… Watson Black

Happy Birthday Watson Black!

Watson Black was formerly the permanent recruitment function of Standby Healthcare (our Sister Company), which is an agency that focuses on temporary cover for nursing and care across the North East. This was a ‘two birds with one stone’ business, however, it eventually made sense to separate the two businesses. This is where Watson Black was born.

Our intention with Watson Black was to bring something a little different. Whilst there are a lot of small recruitment brands, there are not so many executive healthcare brands within the private sector in the North east. Now, we know there are a lot of companies in the country that are already recruiting in this sector, but what is one more! With a plan to do things a little different, we aim to retain our experienced executive search function and reach ‘hard to get’ candidates in the market, all whilst tailoring our solution to service the small fish in the big pond, so to speak.

We predominately support providers with less than 50 services. Whilst this wasn’t an initial plan, it became a real selling point along the way and we have a genuine desire to continue putting them first above the corporate providers. Of course, as we grow this is likely to change and we will relish that. Working with these brands has helped us to achieve some great results in our first year. We can boast a couple of things, one being that 96% of candidates offered a job via Watson Black start and stay past their probation period. Not bad at all.

I’m not sure if you noticed but we also finally have a new website!!

And what better way to celebrate our birthday than with a new website. We hope you like it!!  Something else that also crept up on everyone but at least it’s here better late than never. Keep your eyes peeled, with everything that is going on in the world at the minute, we’re fortunate to have the ability to grow and take our brand to the next level. Exciting times ahead for Watson Black!

Take a look at our website, look at the jobs and feel free to get in touch and see if we can support you on your search. Not all live roles are on the website, we just like to share the appetisers. If you are a client and are looking for a new recruitment partner, I’m sure we can add success and value to your process.

Finally, Happy 1st Birthday Watson Black, here’s to a bigger and more successful 2nd year!