Daniel Owen

To be the leading recruitment partner for people in the built environment.
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http://www.danielowen.co.uk

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Brothers Robin and Philip Andrews founded the recruitment company that was to become Daniel Owen in 1986, after they spotted a gap in the market for suppliers of reliable construction workers.

As the company grew, its knowledge of the building trade and engineering market expanded and a need for recruiters to find a pool of professional and technical talent was identified. This led to the creation of Daniel Owen, in 1995. It was set up to recruit for white-collar roles. In 2015, Workmates and Daniel Owen rebranded to become Daniel Owen.

Over three decades, the company has built up a unique and vast database of high-calibre candidates, some of whom have worked with the company since the early days. It enjoys long-standing and valued relationships with some of the country’s largest and oldest construction and engineering companies and local authorities.

Daniel Owen believes the emphasis it places on honesty, respect and reliability, while delivering exceptional service by "going the extra mile”, is how the company has built long-term relationships with the people and organisations it works with. Whether temporary, long-term or permanent candidates, the right person is matched to the right job, taking the pain out of recruitment for both clients and candidates.

Working for the organisation involves plenty of opportunities to support good causes, thanks to a dedicated group of "Charity Champions". Thanks to the group's work, employees can join in with initiatives to support children's hospices, food banks and take part in family fundraisers.

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My Team

94% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Monthly wrap-ups are used to celebrate teams' successes and encourage communication about shortfalls and lessons learnt. These are vital to create a strong team, leading to robust bonds between teams and, ultimately, the entire business. Managers also benefit from quarterly meetings together, with interesting brain-teaser challenges thrown in for fun.
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90% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Knowledge accrued within the company over the years has been compiled on a new e-learning hub. It means new recruits can supplement one-to-one learning with a programme that they complete at their own pace and can revisit at any time. It allows them faster access to the nuances and finer details of the job.
Personal Growth

94% of staff agreed

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

All staff have access to training programmes from day one. Continuing development courses are used to reinforce knowledge, as well as to provide a forum for them to voice their own ideas.
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94% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Monthly wrap-ups are used to celebrate teams' successes and encourage communication about shortfalls and lessons learnt. These are vital to create a strong team, leading to robust bonds between teams and, ultimately, the entire business. Managers also benefit from quarterly meetings together, with interesting brain-teaser challenges thrown in for fun.
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90% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Knowledge accrued within the company over the years has been compiled on a new e-learning hub. It means new recruits can supplement one-to-one learning with a programme that they complete at their own pace and can revisit at any time. It allows them faster access to the nuances and finer details of the job.
Personal Growth
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94% of staff agreed

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

All staff have access to training programmes from day one. Continuing development courses are used to reinforce knowledge, as well as to provide a forum for them to voice their own ideas.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1986
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
31
Employee average age
56% : 44%
Male : Female employee ratio
30%
Employees earning £35k+
27%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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Our working environment and company culture is very important to us at Daniel Owen, with surveys from Best Companies helping us to understand the strengths and pitfalls of our business. Employee engagement is vital at any business and we want to ensure that Daniel Owen is hitting the notes our employees deserve.

Karl Burnett, Group Managing Director - Daniel Owen

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Companies offering school hours contracts to all staff.

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