I have always loved working with people, spending the first 17 years of my career in sales. I loved my work, travelling the world to source high-end giftware and selling to wholesale customers. As the high street changed I moved into recruitment to explore another opportunity to work with people using my sales skills.
I started my recruitment career in a business development role, moving into the Accountancy & Finance sector at the qualified end of the market. I now specialise in the Commerce and Industry sector and work on roles ranging from UK Payroll Managers (Compensation & Benefits) through to EMEA & International Payroll Managers, Global Payroll Directors and Strategic Partners/Systems Implementation Managers in the UK and overseas.
Having a thirst for the industry I thrive on building a solid relationship with my clients alongside an honest consultative approach. Oakleaf was a natural choice for me as the business is built around its strong values and is a leader in HR, Payroll and Reward recruitment.
Away from work, I am a devoted family man with a gorgeous daughter and wife who I am besotted with. In my spare time, I volunteer with a couple of charitable organisations. Combatting rough sleeping and homelessness is important to me and each year I spend a few nights driving around distributing food and sleeping bags to people on the streets.
Ross Bennett specialises in payroll recruitment into commerce and industry sectors. Here, he examines the added pressure on this specialist profession with the furlough extension.