Michelle Theuma is a director at Onyx Recruitment with more than 20 years in finance and HR recruitment gained within large corporates and, since 2003, with the local consultancy Onyx Recruitment. Michelle runs the Milton Keynes office and oversees recruitment in the Northern Home Counties and across the UK.
With a successful track record in recruiting for senior interim and temporary accountancy vacancies, Michelle then branched out into permanent recruitment and has forged a reputation for providing a professional, supportive and committed service. “Running a smaller owner-managed business gives me the insight into what my clients need from a recruiter and that is a partner,” she says. “Someone who appreciates how crucial the next hire is and the importance placed on both the technical ability and the cultural fit.”
Living in Milton Keynes, she believes the city is the perfect place to both bring up a family and to develop a career. “I have a young family and I believe that running a successful local business affords me the work-life balance that I have strived for throughout my career.
“The opportunity to help people foster successful careers and to contribute to continued local growth by helping organisations grow their teams inspires me daily. I look forward to the future when my children are leaving school and entering the working world and have exciting opportunities available to them locally in a diverse and dynamic town. Being able to contribute to the growth of the town I live in is highly motivational and fulfilling “
The recruitment sector is seen by some as a fairly commoditised marketplace. “Onyx offers the personal touch,” says Michelle “giving local businesses the opportunity to work with like-minded business owners who take great pride in offering a specialised, tailor-made recruitment consultancy service.” Onyx recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and continues to forge a reputation as trusted advisors in installing teams, interview coaching, salary surveys, and career advice.