Hunter Gatherer Group

We build and invest in healthcare recruitment companies globally and provide a unique blend of operational support and capital.
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Hunter Gatherer is a recruitment group that owns and invests in human capital companies in the health care sector, helping them to grow organically and support their own employees. Originally formed as Hunter Health Care in 2011, it identifies markets where they can compete and make a difference.

At the start of the pandemic, senior managers were determined to retain, engage and support staff to ensure the company could emerge from the economic downturn in a stronger position. Although initially two staff were furloughed, it has now recruited 17 new staff, many of them made redundant from other jobs, as market recovery took place.

The company prides itself on being crystal clear with employees about what is expected of them and the rewards they can earn as a result. It outlines a career pathway of six promotional steps from the outset, all of which attract awards linked to the achievement. Managers are given comprehensive training support to progress to the next level.

As an added incentive, top performers are offered an equity stake and the opportunity to start their own company within the group.

The company actively promotes environmentalism with two electric company cars for staff to attend meetings, encouragement to join cycle-to-work schemes and a ban on in-office use of plastic water bottles and take-away coffee cups. Offenders are hit with a £10 donation to charity.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

97% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

Leadership teams kept in daily contact with their team members during the pandemic to hear and take action on concerns. Lessons learned from the first lockdown will be incorporated into future practice when offices fully reopen.

My Company

95% of staff agreed

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

Concerned about mental health during the pandemic, Hunter Gatherer created a well-received do-a-good-deed “secret friend” initiative in which employees received help for a week from an unknown colleague. Acts of kindness ranged from delivering home made bread, hand-picked flowers or a favourite coffee to creating a Spotify playlist.

Wellbeing

76% of staff agreed

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

A performance coach and wellness adviser was appointed to deliver weekly wellbeing survival packages to more than 70 employees. A nutritionist helped staff to build immunity and stay healthy during the lockdowns and leadership teams devised weekly sessions on HIT, yoga, meditation, cooking or learning Spanish.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2011
Total number of employees
4
Number of UK locations
30
Employee average age
64% : 36%
Male : Female employee ratio
51%
Employees earning £35k+
22%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

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Quote from the top...
"When we started our first company, our aspiration was to be one of "The 100 Best Companies to work for in the UK" and to date all our companies in the group share the same aspiration. It has taken 10 years of nurturing and embedding a strong culture of employee engagement to make this aspiration a reality. We believe people build companies and to be placed in the top 100 not only recognises our commitment to this belief, but is also testament to the passion and hard work of all our teams across the Hunter Gatherer Group."

Gavin Johnstone, CEO - Hunter Gatherer Group

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