Meet Stephanie Florentin, Manager for our Sales and Marketing Recruitment Team, this year, Stephanie has signed up to compete as part of a team in Raid Amazones, a sporting competition that really puts participants through their paces.
Read on to find out how she's been keeping herself in tip top condition for the competition and how sport is not so different from recruitment.
Parallels between business (especially recruitment) and sport are numerous: performance, competition, individual commitment, team management, courage to name but a few. This is why Morgan McKinley sponsored this project: Raid Amazones. Six months ago, I decided to take the plunge and participate for the second time in this raid.
This year it takes place in Malaysia and 90 teams of 3 women, for 6 days, compete in three disciplines, canoeing, mountain biking and orienteering.
Why have I chosen to take part in Raid Amazones? Because I love to face challenges with a team, I also love to get out of my comfort zone and to discover new horizons.
I presented Raid Amazones to Morgan McKinley with one very clear point in mind, that my participation in this adventure would be under the values of personal commitment and the celebration of team spirit; values which are strongly shared by Morgan McKinley.
Participating in Raid Amazones is also a way for my teammates and I to support a cause that is dear to us, the Association for Support of Children's Hospital Raymond Poincare in Garches. Thanks to donations collected, we will contribute to the building of a new kitchen that will brighten the lives of young patients and allow them to forget for a moment their illness.
Participating in this raid also asks a strong organization! (As a team member of Raid Amazones and a staff member of Morgan McKinley, there is nothing better to learn how to manage priorities!) For three months now, I have been getting up early and training in the mornings before work. So far, I have succeeded in managing my time for my job, my clients, my team, my family and my friends.
Watch this space for the latest news and updates on how we get on in this year’s Raid Amazones. Show your team spirit and click on the link to follow and sponsor us!
Parlez-vous en Français? Read this blog in French on our corporate website! To see how Stephanie Florentin started her career in recruitment, read her interview here.