Roc Search

We’re a multi award-winning Technology and Engineering recruitment business with over 170 employees and 7 offices across the UK, Europe and USA.
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When forced to adapt its training because of Covid-19, Roc Search not only survived but thrived.

The international recruitment company created a comprehensive tuition plan for new members of staff to complete while on furlough so they could hit the ground running once lockdown ended.

The success of the lockdown scheme, which transformed the fundamentals of Roc's traditional training into a package delivered on Zoom, encouraged the company to adopt a new format for its long-running Roc Star Academy. Groups of trainees now undergo an intensive three-month programme before joining the sales floor.

Roc Search began life in the bedroom of managing director Conor Roughneen in 2007. Today it has offices in Reading, London, Manchester, Dublin, Frankfurt, New York and Austin Texas.

The founder stopped taking a salary during lockdown to reduce overheads during the pandemic, while Roc maintained employees' basic salaries and continued to pay commissions. Thank you bonuses were paid to non-sales staff to recognise their contribution to the business during a very difficult period.

Roc, which specialises in IT and engineering recruitment, has six core values: performance, excellence, passion, ambition, respect and fun. Those values form the basis of nominations for the Monthly Values Champion Awards, with staff voting for the winners.

The company is moving towards paperless offices thanks to a variety of software and its own video interviewing tool (Fidio), which reduces the need for paper CVs. Fidio is also better for the environment because it reduces the need for job candidates to travel.

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My Company

98% of staff agreed

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

Roc set up an employee forum to discover how the factors influencing and motivating its teams had shifted during the pandemic. This led to the rollout of a flexible working framework and reinvestment in popular incentives, such as the Monthly Values Champions Awards, lunch clubs and holiday perks.

Personal Growth

94% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The 12-month Future Leaders programme helps Roc's rising talent to make arguably the most difficult move: they go home on Friday as a team member and come back on Monday as the manager. The course provides the tools and techniques needed to transition to being a confident, successful manager.

Giving Something Back

87% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Roc's fundraising last year focused on charities close to the hearts of people within the business. One staff member collected £4,000 for Oxford Hospitals Charity because the city's John Radcliffe Hospital had saved the life of her niece. Another “climbed” Kilimanjaro for Greater Together Manchester, which helps homeless people.

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98% of staff agreed

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

Roc set up an employee forum to discover how the factors influencing and motivating its teams had shifted during the pandemic. This led to the rollout of a flexible working framework and reinvestment in popular incentives, such as the Monthly Values Champions Awards, lunch clubs and holiday perks.

Personal Growth
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94% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

The 12-month Future Leaders programme helps Roc's rising talent to make arguably the most difficult move: they go home on Friday as a team member and come back on Monday as the manager. The course provides the tools and techniques needed to transition to being a confident, successful manager.

Giving Something Back
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87% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Roc's fundraising last year focused on charities close to the hearts of people within the business. One staff member collected £4,000 for Oxford Hospitals Charity because the city's John Radcliffe Hospital had saved the life of her niece. Another “climbed” Kilimanjaro for Greater Together Manchester, which helps homeless people.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2007
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
30
Employee average age
64% : 36%
Male : Female employee ratio
33%
Employees earning £35k+
28%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
Quote from the top...
"The driver behind any successful business is ultimately it's people, which is why we have always done everything possible to make Roc Search the best place to work. When I started Roc Search in 2007 my vision was to create an environment where everyone enjoyed coming to work every day. We reward our staff at every opportunity whilst providing a supportive work environment through unrivalled training and career progression. As a result we’re now a multi award-winning business with 7 offices across the UK, Europe and USA, with plans for continued growth in new and existing locations. Above all, we’re a company that’s passionate about giving everyone the opportunity to grow their career and change their lives."

Conor Roughneen, Founder & CEO of Roc Search

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