Recruitment firm launches psychology offshoot

RECRUITMENT consultancy McAdam King has announced the creation of a new company which will specialise in business pyschology.

The firm, which has offices in Glasgow and Stirling, says the launch of McAdam King Business Psychology will help client companies to improve the performance of their managers.

The new company is the result of McAdam King founding directors, Maureen Blenkharn and Colin McAdam, taking a stake in the business psychology firm led by Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Rob Miller.

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The move has created three new jobs and paves the way for further expansion for the Stirling-based firm.

"The whole issue of talent management, staff retention, and leadership development is directly related to the recruitment process and we're now equipped to work across the whole spectrum," said Colin McAdam.

The new company will be led by Rob Miller, now McAdam King Director of Business Psychology and a specialist in evidence-based practice with a client list including Kelloggs, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Takeda, Grnenthal and Vallourec Mannesman Oil & Gas.

He said: "People are the most valuable asset for any business and ensuring that performance is optimised from the boardroom to the shop floor has a direct correlation to profitability.

"Studies show that effective managers are 40-70 per cent more productive than moderate performers, so it's vital that key people in any organisation are achieving optimum levels of performance."

Maureen Blenkharn said the firm had thought carefully before embarking on a new venture in a turbulent financial climate.

She added: "Setting up the new company when budgets are under pressure was a definite risk.

"We are driven by the knowledge that businesses are demanding much more quality from their recruitment, training and development processes and we're now specifically equipped to deliver a high return on investment in people.

"The McAdam King mission statement is "Understanding people, delivering results" and that sums up what we're all about."

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