Fifi SclifSenior Account Manager
Fifi has been with us for 7 years now working as an Account Manager. She studied Psychology at the University of Sussex (earning a high 2:1) and took a job in a market research business during her studies. They spotted her talent and quickly promoted her to Recruitment Coordinator where she helped recruit people to work in their 100-seat call centre. Since joining HCP, she has become an invaluable member of our team who enjoys managing clients and candidates. Ask her what she loves about HCP and she’ll tell you that we’re a “unique company where everyone is encouraged to push themselves as individuals”, and that she believes everyone is valued. Ask about her weekends, and it’s even more interesting. Fifi’s into geocaching (finding treasure in the woods) and yoga, but only when she’s not spending quality time with her family.
Before working at HCP, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
When I was young my parents owned an Antique shop, I would get paid for wrapping up (very carefully!) the antiques the customers had just bought.
How did you first learn about HCP?
It has been quite some time, so I cannot recall.
If you could pick one [or maybe 5] theme for HCP to turn into a book about the company, what would it be?
- The Diary of a Recruitment Consultant
- The roller coaster ride you experience with speaking to candidates and clients
- Candidate profile pictures – how hilarious and sometimes inappropriate they can be
- The weird and sometimes wonderful things people write on their CVs
- The reasons why candidates have been rejected from positions after an interview (wore a Christmas tie, didn’t have any front teeth).
If you could switch your job with anyone else within HCP, whose job would you want? And why?
I wouldn’t mind spending a day in the life of Raj, different lunch every day.
What do you find the most challenging at HCP?
Absolutely nothing, I love each and every day. It is truly is a family run business built on ethics and trust and because are working very closely, I regard everyone as family.
Who has been your favourite client at HCP?
I am always guaranteed a laugh and to smile when I speak to a particular Client [Operations Director] in Canterbury. He doesn’t have a filter and says things how he sees them which can be very amusing.
What is your proudest moment at HCP?
After spending time training new recruits our way it is very rewarding seeing them flourish, everyone is different and I love this, watching them grow into successful recruiters and account managers is super.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you…
- My surname stands for Spirit Can Lift Inner Feelings – SCLIF
- I was in the Newspaper because my tortoise escaped when I was younger, he was found travelling at 0.00000000005 miles per hour on the motorway (this was the head line).
- I beat Ash at a Mercedes-Benz Track Day – I had only just passed my driving test too 🙂
Are you messy or organized?
I would describe my desk as organised chaos. There is a lot going on and I like to spread out but I know exactly where everything and what everything means, even if no-one else does!
This is the same in other aspects of my life.
Choose your Mr. Men/Little Miss, to describe your work personality?
Little Miss Curious. I am always asking questions and trying to understand why on everything.
What is the worst thing you did as a kid?
I don’t recall – must have been an angel.
Do you have an office nickname? What is it?
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? And why?
Cristiano Renaldo – The Footballer – nice cars, house and sporty but down to earth and charitable.
What is the last joke you recall?
What did the fish give to the Octopus to make the fish laugh….?
Ten-tickles (and then tickle my 2 year old son)
What is the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Not really weird but I was a Receptionist/ Filing Clerk at a Doctors Surgery and when patients had to come into to get their blood pressure checked I would take it for them and inform the Doctor of any high readings.
What one food do you wish had zero calories?
Tesco Granola squares
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? And why?
Definitely a giant hamster – I would then be vegan, always warm and could have pet humans. I would just need a custom-built hamster wheel to make my life complete.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
I am big believer in Karma and what you get out is what you put in.
Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with?
Sponge Bob Square Pants, chilled and always sees the best in people.
You’re happiest when?
When I am with my 2 year old son