Nine REC members listed in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For
Nine REC members have been named in the Sunday Times prestigious 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
This follows on from the eight in the newspaper’s 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.
Yet again, this demonstrates the vibrancy of the UK’s private recruitment industry and why those choosing it as a career can derive job satisfaction and great personal rewards.
Kevin Green, the REC’s Chief Executive, said: “Again, this is another fantastic achievement for our members to be performing so successfully against household names such as Microsoft and Kellogg’s.
“It is praise indeed for the recruitment industry that so many people enjoy their jobs and are given every encouragement by their employers to further their careers through personal development and some very attractive incentives.”
Highest placed is the London-based human resources consultancy Penna whose employees give the company the highest scores in the whole of the UK for sharing important knowledge and a high score for the strong sense of family.
Just behind is Office Angels, where team relationships are stronger than at any other Best Company. What is more, top performing employees at the Hertfordshire-based consultancy were rewarded last year with trips to Mauritius and Marbella.
Hampshire-based Hill McGlynn scores highly on the way its managers talk openly and honestly to people. Its staff also think the experience they gain at the consultancy is valuable for their future.
Pertemps Recruitment Partnership is not only cited as a fun place to work, but also puts most of its consultants through REC qualifications which the company pays for. Staff say the personal as well as professional support offered is what gives the company the edge and they also have great faith in its Chairman, Tim Watts.
Teamwork is the main strength of Luton-based Blue Arrow while personal growth also rates highly with most staff saying they feel they can make a difference there. Coupled with that, they also say that their bosses care about their job satisfaction and help them fulfil their potential.
Employees at London-based consultancy Huntress say the company is so switched on, it makes them perfectly qualified to help people seek out their ideal job. They also believe that senior managers truly live the organisation’s values and have confidence in their leadership.
The idea of limitless career and all staff having a personal programme to succeed – these are just two of the reasons staff like working for London-based The Hydrogen Group, part of which is in REC membership. They also say working there gives them a buzz and the consultancy also ranks very highly on its overall team spirit.
At Michael Page International, staff like the fact the company practises what it preaches on personal growth. The overwhelming majority are proud to work for the London-based agency and think the work is stimulating and good for personal development.
Also making the Top 100 is healthcare recruiters, Pulse which rates highly with employees on the way it offers them plenty of opportunities for promotion through in-house and external training. The consultancy annual awards ceremony is particularly popular with winners getting cash bonuses or trips to places such as Las Vegas.