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DEVELOPING HOME-GROWN talent pays dividends at Phaidon International, the London-based recruiter that scoops second place — its highest ranking to date — in our 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list. The firm, founded 11 years ago by chief executive Adam Buck, now numbers 130 employees. Practising what it preaches, the staffing specialist credits its promotion-from-within track record on making the right hires — and looks for authentic characters in its new employees. Staff have opportunities to work overseas in Phaidon International's New York, Singapore, Zurich, Hong Kong and San Francisco offices: more than 30 recruitment consultants have transferred abroad in the past two years. The youthful workforce — 60% of employees are aged between 21 and 25 — receive upper-quartile salaries and bucket-loads of benefits. Consultants earn £60,000 on average and enjoy fun extras include a “king or queen for the day” incentive, which rewards the month's top biller with a limousine ride to work. Employees award Phaidon International a string of No 1 scores: experience here is valuable for the future (96%), prospects within the company are positive (97%) and satisfaction with pay and benefits is high (94%). www.phaidoninternational.com

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Leadership

100% of staff agreed

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

The company strategy is aligned to one of their core values - ability, and their primary guiding principle; superior financial performance. The desired outcomes are to drive superior sustainable financial performance and enhance the retention. Promotion and development of high performing staff who live the company values. The company has a progressive pay scheme benchmarked to ensure they pay median basic salaries for the appropriate grades they offer. From the outset they make it clear that talented sales staffs who are successful will obtain superior earnings, however they will never seek to drive a culture of high basic salary low value performance incentives.

My Manager

100% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Throughout the company's portfolio of brands ability, character and loyalty underpin and drive their performance. In order to maintain this culture and ethos the company regularly communicates these values to employees, at all stages of their careers via various media. Prior to and starting employment prospective hires receive “Phaidon at a Glance” Brochure and new hires receive a pack which outlines information about working at Phaidon, including information about the company's mission, vision and values. On induction, new employees are also shown the Phaidon Story video. This enables employees to be well versed on their purpose, ambition, core principles, culture and ethos even before they start work. During Monthly Business Reviews and assessment for promotions, employees are asked to explain how they regularly demonstrate ability, loyalty and character. Monthly newsletter and quarterly round pp meetings awards and mentions for ability, loyalty, character are announced within the monthly newsletter and quarterly round up meetings held by the CEO. Those who are mentioned are invited to attend lunch club rewards. Senior Management Away Days and AGM to further launch a new Mission statement.

My Company

100% of staff agreed

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

The company strategy is aligned to one of their core values - ability, and their primary guiding principle; superior financial performance. The desired outcomes are to drive superior sustainable financial performance and enhance the retention. Promotion and development of high performing staff who live the company values. The company has a progressive pay scheme benchmarked to ensure they pay median basic salaries for the appropriate grades they offer. From the outset they make it clear that talented sales staffs who are successful will obtain superior earnings, however they will never seek to drive a culture of high basic salary low value performance incentives.

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