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REC Award Nominees: Debra Fong

Introducing Debra Fong

Nominated for: Permanent Recruiter of the Year

In 2020/2021, Debra has been responsible for changing 46 lives - an impressive total considering the challenges of COVID-19 over this period. Debra was one of the first people to join our Edinburgh branch back in 2018 (not long after it was opened). She had never worked in recruitment before but was determined to show us her determination and talent - and she hasn't disappointed.

When the pandemic hit, the Edinburgh team was put on furlough, but the HRS director, Ricky Martin, saw something special in Debra and asked her to become HRS's first full-time remote worker. Despite the challenges that come with working from home, Debra was not only able to achieve the targets set out for her, but she massively exceeded them - proving that remote working was a feasible option for HRS life changers.

Some of Debra's most notable achievements:

  • Debra was the consultant of the month in October 20/21 (and many other months prior).
  • Debra had the most Google reviews in the company for 3 consecutive months: March, April, May 2021.
  • Debra was in the high performer's club in Q1 and Q2 2020.

What kind of jobs does Debra recruit for?

Debra is in a delivery consultant role, which means she recruits for a wide range of jobs across the life science industries. She has recruited laboratory scientists, engineers, project managers and chain/operational staff. This shows how Debra is able to adapt her recruitment approach to suit jobs of ranging seniority and focus.

Positive feedback from Debra's clients

Here are just some of the many great testimonials we have read about Debra's work over the past few years. You'll get a clear picture of Debra's work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile, all of which makes her an excellent candidate for the REC Permanent Recruiter of the Year award.

One of Debra's clients said:

Debra was incredibly helpful in assisting me with recruiting for 2 open positions. She sent me CVs which were well suited to the job descriptions advertised and referred candidates with exactly the skill sets required. It made the recruiting process go smoothly. Debra was always available for a call to discuss potential candidates and checked in with me to see if there was anything else she could do. I would recommend Debra and HRS for any future recruitment opportunities.

One of Debra's candidates said:

I am very grateful for the services provided by Hyper Recruitment Solutions, in particular Debra Fong. Debra was the most dedicated, communicative, patient, friendly and professional recruiter I have ever encountered. She supported me before and after the interview by providing links to websites with useful information, calling me in order to solve technological or issues related to documentation. I was searching for a scientific job during the COVID-19 pandemic and Debra helped me to find a meaningful job at a renowned company where I could utilise my Molecular Biology skills for the greater good by helping the fight against COVID-19 as a sample preparation specialist.

Managing director of HRS, Ricky Martin, said:

I am not even sure words can outline what a success Debra has been this past year at HRS. Not only has paved the way for what a full-time remote worker looks like at HRS (she was our first indefinite full-time worker as of July 2020) she has been top of almost every analytics board we run, received almost as many recommendations/testimonials from our customers than the rest of the business combined, she has been a real pleasure to work with. Debra does everything with a smile, positivity and ambition to show us how well she can do. If there were some words I wanted to sum up Debra in a succinct way, it would be every company needs a Debra!

For all of Debra's hard work and achievements over the past year, we really think she's a great candidate for Permanent Recruiter of the Year & we wish her the best of luck at the upcoming awards ceremony. We'll be rooting for you Debra!

Want to become an HRS life changer too?

Here at HRS, we are always on the lookout for people like Debra to become HRS life changers and recruit for exciting scientific positions. If you think you have the skills to become a talented recruiter, then we want to hear from you! Take a look at all the current roles at HRS below, or give us a call on +44 (0)203 910 2980 to find out more!

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