Aspect Personnel Appoints Recruitment Director

Mark Li2

​Melbourne-based built environment specialist Aspect Personnel has promoted Mark Parrent to the newly created role of recruitment director.

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​He will head up Aspect's recruitment leadership team, while still recruiting in town planning, urban design and landscape architecture for private consultancies.

"Taking on this new challenge was a no-brainer for me. I love what I do, and I love who I do it with. We have an amazing leadership group, our consultants are passionate about the industry, and we all share the same values," says Parrent, who has been with Aspect since 2009.

"As we kick off the new financial year, I'll be focusing on how we can elevate the Aspect business. I'm committed to continuing to deliver an excellent service to our clients, growing our temp portfolio, and making Aspect a place that attracts and retains the very best recruitment talent."

Matt Sampson remains in the role of managing director, and says the new recruitment director role will give him more time to build out Aspect's core service offering, bolster capability, implement innovations, and prioritise the business' culture as it enters the "next phase of growth".

Leading operations and strategy as well as the recruitment side of the business was starting to "inhibit how we can evolve the business", Sampson tells Shortlist.

"We identified that having someone with a key focus on leading our recruitment teams and growing out that side of the business was a good idea."

A key priority is to complement its core recruitment offering with talent advisory solutions, says Sampson.

"We're being leaned on, particularly over the last few years, for more talent consulting work. We're not only completing recruitment assignments for our clients, but also providing advice to them on how to find, attract and retain top talent", and is also running leadership training for some clients.

Aspect has also recently promoted three consultants to senior and manager roles, and three trainees to associate consultants.