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Stories about our latest news, team members among other exciting things happening with Hannelius Recruitment family. 

GET TO KNOW US: Meet Danielle

Danielle Warne is our fierce and considerate finance and office manager and a mother of two girls, Jessie and Jasmine. She has been in the finance industry since 2001 and joined the Hannelius Recruitment team in 2014.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Loyal

Trustworthy 

Outgoing

What’s your typical day like?

My day is usually very hectic in between doing school runs for my two girls, taking care of the house and working part-time. I have been fortunate enough to be given flexible work hours that have helped to fit in my daily routine. 

What’s your favourite part about your job?

I like a challenge working with Excel and Word documents for work and making sure everything is accurate and completed on time. I am very particular and want everything to be just right! 

How have you witnessed the finance industry has changed?

Everything is now remote in banking.  I used to have to write at least 30 cheques on a Friday. But now everything is done at the touch of a button.

What are you hoping for the future?

Happiness and good health for myself, my family and friends. 

What are the five essential qualities of a work culture that makes you feel engaged?

Good work friends 

Equality

Stability

Good work environment 

Flexibility 

Speaking of flexibility, how does flexible working help you as a working mum?

For instance, if one of my girls is ill one day and I can’t make it to work, then I can make it up on another day. It is also nice to be able to take and pick up my daughter from school every day.

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

Going out to eat with family and friends and spending time with my girls and watching them grow up. 

Share a quote or motto you live by.

Just don’t take life too seriously.

THE FUN FIVE 

1. If you could meet one person, alive or dead, who would it be?

Bruno Mars 

2. What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

My two girls 

3. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

Jumping off a cliff into water when I was young.

4. What is something about you that people would probably not expect?

To stand up in a large crowd and speak.

5. What is your “guilty” pleasure that not many know about?

Disney films 

 

GET TO KNOW US: Meet Jennifer

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Jennifer Elliott is our warm-hearted talent manager covering full service research roles. After completing her BSc (Hons) degree in psychology in 2009 and travelling the world, she followed her passion to work in recruitment. She has now eight years of experience covering the fields of Market Research, Data Analytics and Education. She joined Hannelius Recruitment family in July 2019. 

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Resilient, hardworking, personable

What made you want to pursue a career in market research recruitment originally?

I found this sector interesting. People are so passionate in this industry. I enjoy speaking with candidates and clients and hear their stories and experiences. 

What’s your favourite part about your job?

Working with Bonnie on full service research! She loves what she does. She is really experienced. So being able to share that same passion and drive everyday and learn from her is amazing…and she’s one of my best friends too!

What are you hoping for the future?

That Bonnie and I have really pushed the full service arm of the business, building even more long-standing relationships with both new and old clients and candidates.

What are the five essential qualities of a work culture that makes you feel engaged?

Working with like-minded and passionate people, strong work ethic from all colleagues, flexible work environment, regular conversations/meetings with clients and candidates and able to have a laugh at work too!

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

Friends and family are a huge part of my life – so much of the time is spent with them eating and drinking wine.  I also love the gym and challenging myself with training. I have previously run the London Marathon and walked the Great Wall of China for a charity that is very close to my heart.

Share a quote or motto you live by.

You only live once!

THE FUN FIVE 

1. Who is your biggest inspiration and why? 

My mum because she has had some really tough times throughout her life and I’m in awe of her strength and resilience. 

2. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 

Invisibility

3. What would your perfect vacation entail? 

A mix of relaxing (beach) with some adventurous elements to it like kayaking 

4. What is something about you that people would probably not expect? 

I can do the splits. I’ve also done three skydives: one in England, one in Australia and one in California.  

5. What is your “guilty” pleasure that not many know about? 

Mixing peanut butter and Marmite on toast. My friends used to tell me that it’s weird until recently they found out that the mix was brought in the supermarkets – that was my invention!

GET TO KNOW US: Meet Bonnie

Bonnie McAlpine is a power-house talent director running the Full Service Market Research sector at Hannelius Recruitment. She has extensive work experience in recruitment, the first six years working with Sales Recruitment and then in Market Research field the last 11 years. She joined Hannelius team in July 2019. 

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Enthusiastic

Passionate

Loyal 

Regarding your work in market research, what gets you excited?

The people in the industry and meeting them face to face! They are so warm, friendly and genuinely interesting and interested. I have intelligent conversations every day, which I enjoy so much. I attend many networking events and client meetings because it simply fulfils my heart to get know the people in our industry and see what they are about and what they have to offer. Meeting candidates and knowing they will make an excellent match for a client I have - those are my favourite moments.

What’s your typical day like?

I am a morning person and like to get a head start on the day. I have been called ‘slightly mad’ when I tell people this, but my alarm goes off at 4.30 am so that I am on the first train to London from Surrey and at the gym door by 6.30 am. I am often training alongside Jen who works for me in the full-service team. Colleagues that train together stay together! I usually get to the office for 8 am and my day is spent talking with clients and candidates as well as training my team and helping them to develop. 

What are you hoping for the future? 

To continue to grow Hannelius Recruitment as a business and a brand. 

What are the five essential qualities of a work culture that makes you feel engaged? 

High energy, passion, loud buzz, flexible, friendly/warm

How do you enjoy spending your free time?

Food, fitness and films in healthy measures! All either washed down or rewarded afterwards with a LARGE glass of red wine. Most Thursdays I go out for DDD night (dad, daughter & dinner) – my dad and I take turns picking a restaurant that serves authentic cuisines from around the world. I am also a bit of a feeder. I love to cook for people from baking cakes to making curries. Last Sunday my twin brothers and the kids were at mine and I made roast with all the trimmings for the ten of us! I earn my dinner that’s for sure! I am also a film buff, Tarantino films in particular, I will watch at least three per week!

Share a quote or motto you live by.

Glass is half full.

THE FUN FIVE

1. What do you cook better than anyone else? 

Lasagna 

2. Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? 

My cat 

3. What is your “guilty” pleasure that not many know about? 

Watching the antiques roadshow.

4. What’s your secret talent that not many know about? 

I am a qualified fitness instructor.

5. What is something about you that people would probably not expect? 

I have a phobia of fish! Can’t eat them, or even look at them. I can’t walk past a fishmongers in a supermarket.

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