Bluestones Investment Group

We are a human capital investment company, investing in the recruitment sector throughout the UK and overseas.
https://www.bluestonesgroup.co.uk

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An entrepreneurial culture and ambitious vision creates an exciting workplace at Bluestones Investment Group. In the fast-moving recruitment industry, its team offers a tried and tested approach to launching new businesses and developing them to reach their full potential. Based in Cheshire with more than 30 offices around the UK employing nearly 200 people, Bluestones was established in 2014.

The company has built up a multi-million-pound group with a balanced portfolio of small and medium-sized recruitment organisations. One is a learning and development business, Thirsty Scholars Partnership, whose mental health and wellbeing courses were made freely available during the pandemic in recognition of the extreme challenges people faced – both personally and professionally.

Regular team meetings and less formal team WhatsApp groups and discussions over social media were valuable to keep every member of staff in the loop about Covid-19 announcements and what they meant for the business, especially for those who had been furloughed.

The 2020 annual awards ceremony – usually a black-tie dinner – was held as a webinar event. The winners were commended for exceptional sales, and nominated by colleagues for putting into action the company values – passion, accountability, collaboration and enjoyment. When travel restrictions are eased they are due to be rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

92% of staff agreed

My manager cares about me as an individual

Senior leaders made sure two-way communication was frequent and open to hold the Bluestones team together during a tumultuous year. Feedback from staff showed that the monthly all-staff communications were well regarded, striking a balance between optimism, realism and pragmatism.

Personal Growth

89% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The company has an in-house training team to provide micro-learning sessions for managers in collaboration with specialists throughout the business. During the pandemic, furloughed staff were encouraged to take the opportunity to take online courses and develop new skills.

Wellbeing

75% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Bluestones is likely to introduce a hybrid working model where most staff work remotely one or two days a week. The company's Healthshield plan provides free access to counselling services and GP visits, and employees have been trained as mental health first aiders.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2011
Total number of employees
19
Number of UK locations
35
Employee average age
36% : 64%
Male : Female employee ratio
33%
Employees earning £35k+
5%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

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Quote from the top...
"Securing a two star accreditation for the second year running, particularly as we've had a pandemic to contend with, is testament to the way we value and treat our employees. I'm pleased our people have had an opportunity to provide this feedback to us through the Best Companies survey and am confident we'll take some key learning points away from the data."

Steven Pendergast, CEO - Bluestones Investment Group

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