Pertemps Professional Staffing Network Limited

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DRIVING A TANK is a skill few recruitment consultants can list, but top performers at Pertemps Professional Staffing Network know how. They spent a day learning to handle the mighty machines during a reward day out, followed by dinner and drinks to debrief. Life at the recruitment agency's eight offices in England and Wales feels far from regimented, however. Its 115 employees rank it top for Wellbeing in our survey, with a positive result of 85%. Deadlines are realistic (90%) and staff, specialising in IT, engineering, education and healthcare markets, do not feel under too much pressure to concentrate (89%). Both are top scores. Between a quarter and half of employees stagger their hours to co-ordinate with their clients across the world, working any time between 7.30am one day and 5.30am the next. This means staff can get the job done in an average 40-hour week, rather than putting in overtime. The workforce says Pertemps Professional Staffing Network is more proactive than reactive (88%), a top score. New fathers are allowed 13 weeks' unpaid leave on top of the statutory two weeks on full pay, and can then work flexible hours to accommodate domestic duties such as the school run. Based in Teddington, Middlesex, the agency was founded in 2000 and has been a Best Company before as Connect Group Consulting, then Nurture People. It rebranded again last year after its acquisition by Pertemps, and employees were encouraged to get involved in the new brand design, strategy, and opening of new offices. As a result there is a real sense of family, with colleagues going out of their way to help each other (both 93% and top scores). People share practical advice, give feedback on company incentives and take company surveys through a “knowledge hub”. Staff get together for quiz nights, bike rides, picnics, and team-building events to raise money for charity. Employees on a new charity committee have chosen two children's hospices as good causes. Staff can make donations through a tax-efficient give-as-you-earn scheme — and 95% do, encouraged by the company (95%, fourth). The firm matches funds raised for charity, and 32 people donated time during work hours last year. Staff are less convinced about the firm's environmental commitment (80%, in 46th place — its worst showing), but it has bought solar panels to reduce its carbon footprint.

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My Manager

100% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

All staff within the company have a structured training programme that is evaluated under the company's ISO accreditation. The company's structured training programme has been further developed over the past 12 months. Operational staff are encouraged to undertake their NVQ qualifications and in the past 12 months in excess of 10 operational staff have completed their NVQ Level 2, and have chosen to progress to Level 3. Individuals are fully supported and work time is set aside for them to complete their modules to ensure work-life balance in maintained. Sales/Recruitment staff now undertake not only the company's bespoke structured training programme, but the company have also set aside a budget for individual coaching. The individual coaching is on topics chosen by the individual and his/her manager during their monthly business reviews and has proven to be highly successful.

Giving Something Back

100% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Pertemps Professional Staffing Network Limited has a training programme that has been rolled out and further developed over the past year. The programme trains managers around setting goals, coaching and recognising the importance of being a leader and role model.

My Team

100% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

The company has an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) where all employees have access to a confidential Assistance Programme that is managed by an external supplier. They have "Break Out" areas in all of the company offices, these are areas where staff can get away from their desks at lunchtimes or for short breaks to relax or have informal meetings

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