Luke Moriarty works within BIE’s Transformation practice. We caught up with Luke to learn more about his career successes, how he manages the recruitment industry highs and lows and how many countries he's travelled to!

What’s your greatest source of job satisfaction?

As clichéd as it sounds, making a difference in people’s lives. We’re in a very fortunate position to be able to help people achieve their ambitions and dream jobs so when somebody you’ve built up a great relationship with gets the role they’ve been wanting, it makes all the tough times worthwhile.

What have you learnt along the way?

Resilience.  When I first started in recruitment, my first manager told me that I’ll experience some of the highest highs but because it’s a rollercoaster, there will be lows as well, and it’s how you bounce back from them. It’s always stuck with me, and I believe that resilience is key for anybody who wants to forge a successful career in this industry.

What are your career highlights or ‘defining moments’?

Putting together my first pitch took me much longer than it should’ve done and then seeing all the time and effort I put into it come off, I look back and think this was a turning point. It has enabled me to work with an array of clients from FTSE 100/250 and PE clients through to SMEs across a number of different industries including FMCG, Technology, pharmaceutical to name but a few.

What professional achievements or successes are you most proud of?

Seeing a programme of work that you’ve been supporting on, that has been built up from scratch, quickly scale up and deliver long lasting change, gives me a great source of pride. Whether this is across ERP, SSC/GBS or a broader operating model change, I think seeing the hard work come to fruition makes all the time I've spent on it seem worthwhile.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard/been given?

Treat people how you would like to be treated.

How would you sum up the BIE culture?

Open, collaborative, mature and dynamic. There’s a eclectic mix of personalities here but underpinning the culture is the fun element. There isn’t anyone in the BIE team who wouldn’t give up some of their time to help or support with anything.

Describe your onboarding experience at BIE

Smooth. I was onboarded remotely which naturally made things a little harder but after the first few weeks I felt as though I was part of the furniture. Due to the business growing and some more fresh faces joining, the ‘newbie’ tag was quickly passed on.

Name one interesting fact about yourself

I’ve travelled to 6 continents and over 50 countries.

If given a chance, who would you be for a day?

The King (Eric Cantona)

Name one thing on your bucket list

Try as many of the top 50 restaurants in the world? Or is that 50 things on my list?

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?

To play the piano.

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