Congratulations to Davidson’s consultant Cameron Norton, who was recently named the SEEK 2019 Recruitment Consultant of the Year.

A Partner within Davidson’s Executive & Boards Victorian team, Cameron was delighted to receive the honour in front of his industry peers.

The award recognises a recruitment consultant who has excelled in client and candidate engagement and contributed to the recruitment industry as a whole.

So it was a fitting honour for Cameron, who has brought a new standard in candidate experience and innovation to the recruitment industry.

Cameron was one of the first consultants in Australia to use video to enhance his service to clients and candidates and bring a personal touch to his role whilst utilising the leveragability of technology.

“I’m really humbled by winning this award and feel it’s testament to the environment at Davidson where I have had the faith and support to trial new approaches, innovate, make mistakes and build better practices. All whilst working with some great people and having fun along the way”, Cameron commented after his big win.

“When I first joined the recruitment industry, I heard many stories of people saying ‘recruiters don’t get back to you". 

“I saw this as an opportunity to stand out by doing basic things well and then I set about finding ways I could better communicate with clients and candidates over time. As the business grew and the volume got greater, I needed to find ways to keep evolving my approach towards candidate communications whilst not losing the personal touch. That led me to utilising digital videos as a point of difference that was scalable but also personal when it came to keeping candidates updated on what was happening with their application”.

“I really have the team at VideoMyJob to thank for the mobile app that I use for creating and editing videos quickly that has helped me to change the game in my approach. My leadership here at Davidson has also embraced my natural desire to continuously improve and evolve what I’m doing. Without that, changing the game would be so much harder!”.

Small things like a personal update video message on a Friday has had a big impact on candidates and Cameron is inundated with positive feedback from candidates for the effort he makes to keeping people informed.

As part of his ongoing communications strategy, Cameron also equips candidates ahead of interviews by sending them a suite of articles on mindset, interview preparation, interview tips and an overview of key areas to reflect upon prior to meeting with the client. Again, this is something that has helped candidates be at their best come interview time. The articles also provide a reference point for future interviews even if Cameron isn’t involved in the recruitment process.

Whilst the focus on clients and candidates has been critical to Cameron’s success. It has been the impact on his colleagues where he has naturally brought a lot of value for Davidson.

Cameron has received a host of internal awards through the Davidson Reward and Recognition program across his years with the business including multiple Most Valuable Player awards and Values Awards (awards voted on by his peers).

In his winner’s speech, Cameron thanked Bruce Davidson and Clare McCartin for having faith to bring him into Davidson to help contribute to the growth they wanted to achieve in the Executive and Boards market within Victoria. Cameron also acknowledged the great team of people around him that have contributed to his journey over time. 

Cameron finished his speech by talking about how he views his position as a role where you can impact the lives of many individuals every day. He said that “you never know who might be looking at you to make a decision about their life so it’s important to bring your best to the table every day as you never know just who you might be inspiring”