A blog post from Recruit 121’s managing director, Che Hookings.
On Wednesday 3rd June, I will start off on a journey of over 300 miles – cycling from Cardiff to Paris in aid of #StayStrongForOws.
#StayStrongForOws is the fundraising and awareness campaign launched by rugby team Cardiff Blues, to support player Owen Williams who was injured while playing in Singapore.
The last physical challenge of this scale I took part in was the 55 mile Manchester ‘Bogle Stroll’ whilst I was in University and my only cycling experience is during short rides with my family. A few friends of mine are closely connected to the Cardiff Blues and mentioned the challenge to me so I jumped at the chance to get involved in raising money for such a fantastic cause.
The signing up was easy, now it’s time to don the padded lycra shorts and get on my bike – I’ve learned to love lycra, I’ve been told the alternative is a product called ‘butt butter’, which I hope I’ll never have to use! During the challenge, both the mental and physical aspects will be extremely tough. However, getting to share them with a bunch of like-minded people for a great cause gives me a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Sharing challenging times with my peers takes me back to school trips to Storey Arms outdoor pursuits centre, experiencing new things and challenging myself was always lots of fun.
As I think about the challenge ahead, I can’t help but think how the world of SAP recruitment is somewhat similar.
SAP Recruitment is a competitive space that requires a lot of hard work from those in the industry, hopefully my experience with this will help me with the dedication it’ll take to complete the cycle.
Despite being a very valuable service that contributes directly to the success of the business by supporting enterprise wide programmes, the industry has a reputation for being ‘money driven’ and untrustworthy and overcoming that perception in a competitive market is a significant challenge.
Delivering a professional service in an ethical, transparent and cost effective manner is the mission of Recruit 121. To do that effectively we require a close engagement, where communication is open and consistent, rate transparency and a dedication to understanding the product. We understand these commitments may mean we are not right for everyone, but the reward comes in terms of service quality recognition when we bring the components together.
Let’s hope that my dedication and training, coupled with lots of communication with my team mates and my trusty lycra, get me through the challenge.
Those of you who’d like to donate towards this fantastic cause can do so via the Just Giving page
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