Published On: Wed, Apr 19th, 2017

The human touch

Mat Gibson, Managing Director of Chase Taylor Recruitment, is heading to the FIT Show with a number of exciting recruitment related initiatives  

It is widely acknowledged that one of the main reasons the glazing industry is so innovative and responsive to market trends is the dynamic nature of its workforce. Right from the fitting teams to the management of the industry’s leading manufacturers, the people within these organisations are often the lifeblood of the business. With this onus on people it is important to manage human resources correctly, especially when it come to recruiting staff and looking for new job opportunities. Chase Taylor Recruitment is at the forefront of this process and offers professional recruitment services to both candidates and employers tailored specifically for the glazing, construction and fenestration industries.

The fast moving and dynamic nature of the fenestration industry affords ample employment opportunities across all layers of the sector. It can however be a daunting task that could benefit from the intervention and guidance delivered by a trained professional. Calling on the services of a professional has become the norm in so many aspects of life. We would use the services of a solicitor for legal issues and an accountant for financial matters, but when it comes to our own employment we often go it alone by simply updating our previous curriculum vitae. Mat Gibson, Managing Director of Chase Taylor Recruitment, believes that for your employment prospects it is of paramount importance to engage with a human resources expert to maximise your own potential. As part of Chase Taylor Recruitment’s drive to support the fenestration industry with added value human resource management, Mat and his team are offering a career health check service to individuals. Mat believes this will help develop the sector further in its efforts to deliver excellence in terms of service and products: “The fenestration and glazing industry is heavily reliant on the personnel that work within it. Career progression is a natural requirement for any industry, and without it, you run the risk of it escaping from the talent pool and jumping into another industry. At Chase Taylor we work closely with candidates offering them career advice and help them to reach their full potential.”

The free career health check service is an ideal way for individuals to perform an audit on their careers: “It is always important to assess the opportunities that exist to further enhance an individuals career. This doesn’t have to necessarily mean a change of employer, it could relate to ensuring they are maximising their talent and capabilities at their current employer. We are here to help and advise, and offering to perform a career MOT for candidates. The health checks are comprehensive and cover a range of areas including: financial benchmarks – how candidates’ pay compares with that of their industry peers; advice on CV creation and interview techniques.” explains Mat.

A key focus for Chase Taylor is to target workers who may have become rather institutionalised over the years working for a single organisation, as Mat explains: “Sometimes workers may find it a bit daunting to make the break from a relative comfort zone; we are there to help them achieve their full potential. At the FIT Show we will be offering our free bespoke advice service. These no-obligation consultations we have been offering candidates are proving extremely popular and this is something we want to build on. The FIT Show offers us the ideal platform on which to do this. A good example is someone who has reached their early- to mid-50s and wants a career push but has no idea where to start as they have been working for a single organisation for the majority of their working lives.”

Chase Taylor is gearing up for its appearance at this year’s FIT Show at the NEC in Birmingham, and is looking to further support candidates with the appointment of a new contact manager. Coupled with the free career health check service and a new, fresh website, its exciting times at Chase Taylor. Emma’s appointment signifies the start of a new period of growth at the company. Her role with be to engage with candidates and organisations to ensure their needs are being met. She comes from a very customer-focused recruitment background and has invaluable experience in dealing with clients. In addition to the appointment of Emma, Chase Taylor is embarking on a number of initiatives that are centring on its attendance at the FIT Show in May, the aim being to drive candidates to a newly updated website and the stand at the exhibition. As Managing Director Mat Gibson explains: “We are updating our website with a completely new fresh skin, to include new features that will enhance greatly the user experience. Emphasis is also being placed on the career health checks we are offering candidates.”

Chase Taylor prides itself on its approachability. It offers a service that is geared towards the needs of its candidates and clients and is much more than simply a place to find jobs. As experts in recruitment within the fenestration industry, Chase Taylor offers a truly bespoke consultancy service. For further information please call Mat Gibson on 01543 897800 or email: To view current vacancies please visit: Chase Taylor with be exhibiting on stand G21 at the FIT Show from the 23-25th May 2017.