Strong showing for recruiters in Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list

Recruiters featured prominently in this year’s Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

Topping the list of recruiters employing more than 250 staff are:

Recruiters featured prominently in this year’s Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.

Topping the list of recruiters employing more than 250 staff are:

Office Angels(12)
Adecco       (26)
Huntress Search(30)
Pertemps Recruitment Partnership(38)
Hydrogen   (45)
Blue Arrow (57)
Michael Page International(58)
Robert Half(72)

Welfare to work providers also make the list with Pertemps People Development Group 4th and Ingeus 21st.

Office Angels brand manager, Julie Davy says: “We are delighted to have been awarded 12th place in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year, we faced fierce competition with many new companies entering the list while others no longer appear.

“Office Angels has kept its place as the highest placed recruitment consultancy on the list and we are thrilled to remain in the top 20 and even more so to have been there for six years running.”

Carmen Watson, managing director, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership says, “Pertemps was founded 50 years ago on an ethos which focuses on its staff. Our entry into the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work for just reinforces that this is still the case today.  The success of our business is down to our teams at the sharp end out in the field, as well as the people who work behind the scenes supporting them. This achievement demonstrates that our values which include loyalty, resilience and determination, team spirit run all the way through our business.   

“Employee achievements are recognised in many ways, including highly competitive remuneration and benefits packages with many of our employees benefiting from the company share incentive scheme. Further employee recognition is also awarded through the company annual awards ceremony that invites them and their partners to a glamorous event and involves staff winning prizes including holidays, gold watches, cash incentives.”

Recruiters also feature strongly in the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For, with Goodman Masson leading the way (2nd), while HR outsourcer Randstad Managed Services is 99th. Executive search firm Palmarium Group ranked 79th.

The full list of recruiters employing fewer than 250 staff is:

Goodman Masson(2)
Connect Group(4)
Timothy James Consulting(5)
Penta Consulting(14)
Leap29      (22)
GCS  (29)
Red Commerce    (39)
Selby Jennings    (44)
Renaissance Personnel (49)
Macdonald & Company (73)
Astbury Marsden (80)
Spring Personnel (93)
Chadwick Nott     (94)
Tate  (100)

Guy Hayward, Goodman Masson CEO says: ’Being ranked number two in our first year of entry is an exceptional performance and it’s the highest ever entry for a newcomer. We were shortlisted in three of the five categories and won the award for our approach to well-being which is defined as how corporations look after their people. I am delighted’.” x

Todd Grondona, CEO of Connect Group, told Recruiter that one reason why the company rates number four in the Best Small Companies list is the way it incentives its staff, including its back office and admin staff.

“We like to reward all our people irrespective of the amount of money they bring in. This brings a sense of togetherness to the company,” he says.

Timothy James Consulting managing director Christopher O’Connell says: “To see Timothy James Consulting ranked in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For brings us a great amount of personal and professional pride. Our employees are our strongest asset and by giving them a fun but productive atmosphere to work in, our clients get the best customer experience possible.”

Paul Clark, Penta group managing director says: “We are thrilled to be recognised as one of the nation’s very best small businesses to work for and I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work and commitment to Penta.  This is a very special award because it asks staff to rate a number of factors, which in turn measure employee engagement, so it’s a true reflection of how they feel about working at Penta.  When we launched Penta thirteen years ago, one of our key drivers was to create an inspiring working environment where staff were valued, recognised, rewarded and well looked after.  This top level ranking confirms that while we now operate in over 85 countries around the world there is still a strong sense of family, people care for one another and working at Penta is fun.”


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