Meet Our Contractor Recruiter – James Richardson

James is one of our RBP’s who recruits our Contractors for us.

Describe your job in 25 words or less: 
Recruitment Business Partner my job is to support Telefonica’s contract hiring needs and partner closely with the business to drive key objectives and business performance

What originally attracted you to O2? 
The building always stood out as unique and interesting, after learning more about the culture and what solutions were being offered in the future I was keen to be a part of it

What are 3 words that best describe O2? 
Collaborative, Customer-focused, Diverse

What has been your proudest moment at O2? 
I’ve only been with Telefonica 5 months but plenty to be proud of already. The best so far would have to be supporting the contract team during a complete transformation, which I think is now really showing a lot more business value and allowing us to partner more closely with line managers.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? 
Speaking and meeting with different people every day. I get a complete view of what the business is driving towards and have the chance to help on many different roles

What advice would you give to people looking for a role in O2? 
Be proactive – Our contract vacancies are advertised online but reach out to the Contract Recruitment team of Business Partners

What are 3 words that best describe you? 
Tenacious, Focused, Mellow

Do you feel you can bring your true self to work? 
Yes – everyone I’ve met here is really down to earth and themselves. It’s great to work in such an open environment.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I play football twice a week, over the past 5 years have started Snowboarding which is great fun and I train in the Bath Road gym regularly

Written by James Richardson, Recruiter

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