Marty started working for us in November whilst looking for some extra money, after being recommended to us by a friend. At this stage Get Staffed only had around 20 staff, the majority of which are still with us today. As the year went on Marty finished his studies at UCLan and decided to stay in Preston. Marty was soon offered a full time position with the team due to his hard work and determination, as well as recognition from major clients throughout the UK. Marty became a Senior Event manager and the company’s Recruitment and Training Manager – a big role within Get Staffed. “I still feel there’s still room to grow and progress within the team, I love working here and the family feeling which is promoted through Get Staffed.”
Marty studied Sports Coaching and Development at UCLan, learning how to deal with people. Marty’s degree taught him that different people learn in different ways and that people react different to feedback, criticism makes some people work better than praise would and vice versa. Managing staff on an event is no different to managing staff on a football team, the only difference is that the venue is the pitch, small targets being met is a goal and a successful event is a win.
Likes – Football & of course Gaelic Football
Dislikes – Late nights and early mornings (there’s a lot of us around here who miss sleep!)
Favourite Drink – Guinness (obv)
Greatest achievements – representing local clubs in prestigious competitions like the Foyle Cup and the Galway Cup, winning GetStaffedUK’s ‘Client’s Employee of the Year’ and graduating university!
Hobbies – Playing football, watching football… you get the gist
Least favourite part of the job – We’re back to the sleep thing here
Favourite part of the job – Meeting new staff and introducing them to the family at Get Staffed UK; making someone feel happy and welcome at work is very satisfying and makes them want to work harder, win-win situation for me!
Lessons learnt – It’s always better to be over-prepared and over-staffed, I also learned that not everyone progresses at the same speed as some people learn quicker than others. The main thing I’ve learnt though is that Get Staffed UK has that family feeling about it, everyone makes you feel welcome and a part of team, which means a lot especially for more quiet and shy people like myself; making it easier to blend in and adapt.