Eville & Jones has appointed Louise Rhodes as head of global talent, where she will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction and execution of world-wide hiring.
Leeds-based Eville & Jones, the largest private provider of veterinary public health professionals in Europe, has increased its workforce by a fifth in the past two years despite an industrywide recruitment crisis, and has sights set on becoming the world’s leading provider of official veterinary controls.
As part of the hiring drive, Louise will be accountable for both employee recruitment and retention; leading the talent acquisition team to deliver the end-to-end recruitment for the business while also coaching and developing a team of consultants, to provide dedicated onsite support to internal and external customers.
Louise will work closely with Eville & Jones’ director of people and senior stakeholders to ensure a smooth delivery of high-quality recruits, which includes facilitating the hiring of 100 vets over the next 12 months.
Bringing with her over a decade of experience in the recruitment industry, Louise joins from International Procurement & Logistics Ltd where she was group resourcing manager for five years.
Charles Hartwell, chief executive officer at Eville & Jones, said: “We’re excited to have Louise on board to strengthen our recruitment process and help build a solid infrastructure in which to grow from over the next five years. We are investing in and empowering our people, providing opportunities to make a difference for themselves, the company, and society. Louise brings with her a wealth of impressive experience and will help navigate this further, creating efficient resourcing strategies for us to meet business needs and continue as a leader in veterinary public health.”
Louise said: “I am delighted to have joined the team at Eville & Jones where it is an exciting time as we embark on a period of change, modernisation and growth. It has been a pleasure getting to know my colleagues and learn from the experts within the industry and their fields.”