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Rachel Dettmer - Marketing Manager - Si digital
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Recruiting during Covid-19

Head shot of TomBy Tom O’Malley

Recently we added to our dynamic team, with Marketing Manager Rachel Dettmer.

Rachel joins us with five years of corporate and award-winning agency based marketing experience, and brings a wealth of skills to her new role. 

The new Marketing Manager role will be responsible for all marketing activities including; annual planning, budget management, public relations, content creation, copywriting, social media management, analytics and reporting. 

Due to Covid-19 and the strict lockdown measures imposed by the government, the interview process broke away from traditional methods. Instead of in person interviews, the entire two-staged interview process was unprecedentedly hosted online via video calls. At no point throughout the entire interview process was there any in person interaction.

Unfortunately, the sad reality of lockdown meant most companies froze recruitment or withdrew offers, but we started and pushed ahead with the recruitment process regardless. This was due to receiving an influx of business enquiries, and requests to help create virtual services and digital experiences for existing clients and their consumers. The lockdown has inevitably increased the demand for products and services to be online and Si digital is rising to this challenge.

When asked about the recruitment process and her new role Rachel said: “I’m thrilled to be joining such a great team, especially in such trying times for individuals and businesses alike. Interviewing virtually was a new experience for me, but we all adapted quickly and it just goes to show that it can be done successfully. I am now on-boarding virtually and despite this, I have had a warm welcome to the team.”

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Steven Piper, Founder of Si digital added: “We’re delighted that Rachel has joined us. In 18 years of running the business, I’ve never recruited without meeting the candidate face to face. However, the whole process was easier than expected. Rachel is a fantastic member of the team who will help us achieve our aims for continued growth over the coming years. The whole company welcomes her and looks forward to a long and successful journey!”

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