Got a placement going on? Bang a gong

A Surrey-based recruitment agency has taken inspiration from English rock band T-Rex in marking new placements.

While some agencies choose to ring a bell, play a favourite track or have a polite round of applause, specialist cloud and IT infrastructure staffing specialist InfraView has opted to ‘bang a gong’ when consultants successfully make placements, as revealed in a LinkedIn post showing apprentice Owen Harris (pictured) making his first placement of 2020.

Speaking to Recruiter this morning, joint founder and MD Tim Davey revealed the gong is housed in the agency’s new larger Surbiton home following their relocation from Kingston.

“You see all the people with ‘deal bells’ and things like that and I’ve always thought they looked terrible. The noise they make and the action of dinging a bell is not great either.

“We decided to get a ‘placement gong’ in our new offices. It is the first time it’s been used as we’ve just moved in and it was fantastic that it was by Owen who has come through our training programme as a government-approved apprentice … it feels great striking it and hearing the noise it makes when celebrating the success of putting people into great new opportunities.”

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