Starting her career working on the in-house side of recruitment for large IT organisations, Sheetal took a break from work to raise a family. Determined to return to recruitment she decided on an agency-side role and joined Hewitts Consulting. “I didn’t want to return to The City and looked for a more local recruitment agency that would offer the challenge I wanted with a working ethic I could respect.” Although she considers there is more pressure on the agency side, her previous client-side experience means she knows exactly what clients want. “They certainly don’t want a one-size fits-all approach – that’s not our ethic. Bombarding clients with candidates is pointless, we don’t do that. We build relationships, take time to know and understand candidates and client – and that’s vital.”