Optimus Search

We are specialists in the provision of Digital, Data and Life Sciences recruitment services.
https://www.optimussearch.com/

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Staff at tech recruiter Optimus Search place candidates in digital, data and life sciences jobs. Led by Co-Founders and brothers Neil and Nigel Livingston the 2005-founded firm's UK site at London Bridge is the global headquarters. It is linked with a network of European offices in Germany, Ireland and Switzerland – and the growing company plans to expand its footholds in Europe.

Inclusivity, diversity and individuality are championed at Optimus Search, which takes pride in maintaining the energy of a start-up even as it has grown and become established. For many employees their job at Optimus Search is the first step on the career ladder, and new starters are welcomed warmly. Staff were able to work from home from the start of the pandemic, supported by the right equipment and regular catch-ups.

As a way of enhancing mental wellbeing performance management procedures were paused and replaced with upskilling sessions. The successfully roll out MS Teams meant communication did not pause, and staff were in touch with each other daily, weekly and monthly though chat, team messages, video one-to-ones, and company-wide updates.

Staff have been ablet to return to the office as restrictions eased – if they wanted – but the company's new ‘work from anywhere' policy allows those who'd rather continue remote working to do so. Meanwhile the office is being reimagined as a centre of excellence for training, and for those who prefer to come in.

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My Company

91% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Sales-focused though Optimus Search is, not only financial big hitting earns rewards; every month a different incentive award recognises contributions in areas such as going above and beyond to help colleagues or reaching non-financial goals. Rewards include extra holidays, vouchers, a gift of choice or points towards the next incentive trip.

Personal Growth

88% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Weekly training sessions for each team focus on sales-related group coaching, while lunch-and-learns incorporate more ‘life' elements – such as how to buy a house or understanding credit ratings – tailored to support young employees. Team members are brought up through the business under the guidance of director Richard Eggleston and new managers receive both in-house and external training.

My Team

91% of staff agreed

I feel a strong sense of family in my team

Colleagues recorded congratulatory videos for each other to celebrate achievements and special occasions such as birthdays and work anniversaries during lockdown. A daily social group call helped keep team spirits lifted, plus there were quizzes, bingo nights and virtual games.

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