Nicholas Associates Group

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http://www.nicholasassociatesgroup.co.uk

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Nicholas Associates Group wants its workforce to feel valued as people, not just employees. This mid-size operation, which has more than 40 years' experience in recruitment services, is a business driven by sales targets but it recognises that stress can be debilitating.

It promotes a caring culture, has partnered with Mind and provides regular communications and advice on how to deal with stress. Weekly team meetings and monthly one-to-ones are structures that help to ensure support is offered to people who need it.

As part of their wellbeing, staff are encouraged to take short breaks during the day to take a walk, chat with a friendly face or practise a relaxation technique. The company also likes to get people away from their desk or workstation for lunch, which helps them recharge and work more productively.

Nicholas Associates operates nationwide and specialises in construction, engineering and technical jobs, executive search and graduate placements. It provides its people with the tools and organisational framework to help them succeed in their role and achieve their goals. This begins with the induction process and includes performance and development opportunities.

The group has a flat structure and an open-door policy that allows each employee to build strong relationships with directors. Reward packages include annual pay reviews, health plan, childcare vouchers, long-service awards and retail discounts. An annual conference celebrates success.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

83% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

To tackle the uncertainty and concerns brought about by the pandemic, the company pulled together the various parts of the business to form the 4pm Club, a mixture of information sharing, health and wellbeing support, fun and general camaraderie facilitated by Zoom.

Wellbeing

64% of staff agreed

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

The company provided information, leaflets and links to wellbeing websites to support the mental and physical wellbeing of staff, using the intranet and NA Connect newsletter. It introduced a cycle-to-work scheme and the rambling club continued to organise group walks when this was possible between lockdowns.

Fair Deal

49% of staff agreed

I feel I receive fair pay for the responsibilities I have in my job

Nicholas Associates enhanced its annual profit share scheme, which was increased from 10% to 30% of any profit made over and above the threshold, after the threshold was reduced to reflect the 2020 market conditions caused by coronavirus. The profit share is awarded to every employee in the business.

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