Scott Van Heurck- Director of Wood Recruitment
Great Companies: Please tell me something about the business and how did you come up with such an idea?
Scott Van Heurck: You could say I was born and bred into Recruitment with my Mother, brother and sister all in the same line of business. After 13 years in our family recruitment business, which was a real generalist and across all sectors, I decided it was time and with my wife we purchased Wood Recruitment in 2008. This allowed us to specialise in our focus areas of Accounting and Office Support.
Great Companies: What are the various services and products provided by your company?
Scott Van Heurck: Our focus is the provision of Temporary and Permanent Staff for our clients in the Perth sector. Our clients are predominantly SME's who live and breathe the same business struggles as we go through and we can relate very well to them. We will also assist in any HR issues around Recruitment as well.
Great Companies: Why should one choose you over others in this field?
Scott Van Heurck: We are veryy passionate about building long term relationships with our clients. Both directors of Wood Recruitment were born and/or raised in Perth and have well established networks. And our clients tend to come back to us because it s not them fitting in with us - its all about what is best for them. We are very flexible around our processes and procedures to fit in with the clients requirements. We really do get enjoyment over seeing our candidates grow with our clients.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Scott Van Heurck: Its funny you are speaking to us right now as we first started with Wood Recruitment just 4 months before the Global Financial Crisis in mid to late 2008 - it wasn’t the best of timing at all. The current challenges with the virus are very similar to back in 2008 but of course a lot worse. One struggle is keeping focus on our key areas. We spend a lot of time, wasted really, on searches outside our focus. Cashflow is also an issue for small business as we expand our temporary team of candidates - there are a lot of costs to pay out first before we collect our payment. Otherwise as a small team access to the latest technology in recruitment is difficult or costly. Great Companies: What do you think are the few main things which are most important for a successful business? Scott Van Heurck: Integrity, good networking and do the right thing as people remember.