Whilst this role provided him with the autonomy that he sought, it also gave him the opportunity to join an established company which offered him support and enabled him to leverage off an established client base.
The culture at McGregor Boyall was attractive to Chirag; rather than being heavily KPI driven, the focus was on a consultative approach, with less emphasis on aggressive sales techniques. He found this to be a much more positive environment to work in – whilst there is a focus on results, he was encouraged to develop his own style in order to achieve his targets. For Chirag this meant engaging directly with clients and developing strong personal relationships, not just relying on portal based roles.
Twelve months into his role, Chirag was given his first opportunity to coach and mentor direct reports. Over the last 5 years he has worked hard to achieve his current position of Associate Director and has grown the desk to compete with much larger competitors in his industry. He feels that he has been able to achieve this as he was given the space, time, encouragement and responsibility to develop the desk in a way that he saw as most beneficial to the company.
“McGregor Boyall allows good consultants to express themselves with
their own style of recruiting. There is a strong emphasis on organic growth
within the organisation and the continuous development of staff. The
entrepreneurial culture offers consultants the opportunity to build their
own business and work alongside like-minded driven individuals.”