Two recruitment agencies get (Princess) Royal approval

Two recruitment agencies have been commended by Princess Anne with Princess Royal Training Awards for their commitment to training and skills development.

London-based Gravitas Recruitment Group and Warrington-based Evolution Recruitment Solutions were among 40 organisations announced by the City & Guilds Group in late August.

Evolution Recruitment Solutions was recognised by assessors for having developed a “sophisticated” programme blending corporate core needs with an individual’s needs, driven by a coaching approach at all levels, with staff motivation, morale and performance all increasing “exponentially”.

Meanwhile Gravitas’ programme was recognised for training its employees in leadership skills, resulting in improved timescales for employees to achieve promotion and reduced staff turnover.

The recruiters’ recognition followed a selection process, which starts off with a written submission supported by evidence set against three hallmarks of excellence, ahead of a validation visit at which assessors go through the evidence and hold interviews with members of staff who had attended training programmes.

Awards will be handed out in a ceremony at St James Palace in November.

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