Peter Doku joined Hudson RPO as a Recruiter working within the Tampa Center of Excellence working for one of our Pharmaceutical clients, Bausch and Lomb. He is an integral part of the Hudson RPO team as well as the internal hiring team at Bausch and Lomb. Peter, who identifies as Ghanaian, was inspired by Black History Month to share his journey and give advice to those looking to building meaningful careers.
When it comes to sourcing and recruiting, trends are changing fast. For Peter, he values the learning opportunities provided to all employees through Hudson RPO’s partnership with SocialTalent – the world’s leading e-learning platform dedicated to improving the hiring process. Peter said, “SocialTalent has taught me to how to use new and improved recruiting technology that we have access to and provides resources on inclusivity during this hiring process.” He enjoys being able to learn on his own time and working for an organization that promotes learning and development.
While looking for a new career, Peter was drawn to organizations that appreciate all cultures, diverse backgrounds, and varying experiences. Peter shared “seeing black and brown faces, especially in leadership, is motivating and inspiring for me. Hudson RPO encourages women in leadership, diversity and inclusion, and internally celebrates Black History Month, International Women’s Day and more.” He loves that Hudson RPO creates a community for all and appreciates that managers are interested in learning about all teammates on a personal level, rather than limiting conversation to work.
“Working in an RPO model is unique” Peter says. “It is the best work experience I’ve ever had. I am able to feel a part of the Hudson RPO team as well as my client’s internal recruitment team.” Because of the nature of a close relationship with the client, Peter values this partnership deeply because it allows him to succeed in his role. He understands clearly what a “good candidate” looks like to the hiring manager and has in depth knowledge of the internal talent acquisition process compared to previous staffing agency positions where he was jumping from several clients at once.
For Peter, one of the biggest reasons that he decided to join Hudson RPO was the work/life balance and the fact that the organization prioritizes mental health and wellness. Peter said “Hudson RPO recognizes hard work but they also emphasize enjoying the work you do. That energizes me to put forth my best work and has made me feel appreciated since day one.” During his free time, Peter says he “likes to listen to Jay Z, watch the Ravens play, and enjoy time with my family and two dogs.” With a flexible work schedule, he is easily able to fit this into his day.
Flexibility and creating a culture that celebrates differences is at the core of our business. For Peter, working for Hudson RPO is about feeling included, promoting DE&I, and balancing family time and work. Of course, everyone’s situation is different, but if you are looking for flexibility and a place to thrive, read more about life at Hudson RPO, or check out our current job opportunities.