Square One Resources

We’re the leading European IT, ERP & Pharma Specialist Recruitment partner for locating, engaging and mobilising talent.
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Square One Resources was founded in the age of dial-up and has been connecting IT and pharmaceutical professionals with leading brands for 26 years.

The recruitment agency, which takes its name from a popular Caribbean Soca band, has stayed in step with staff – some have been with Square One for two decades. Others have risen from junior level to top managerial roles, including the chief executive.

The recruiter has about 80 staff, based in London's Shoreditch and operating on the Continent and in North America.

Rewards on offer to them include all-expenses-paid holidays and lunch clubs for high achievers.

The senior management team focused on safety over profits during the pandemic, but ensured employees still felt spoilt at Christmas by replacing the usual party with a luxury hamper for them to enjoy with their families.

Management hosted a weekly company meeting on Zoom to give business updates and maintain team spirit. The sessions were lighthearted, with everyone asked to bring a drink and their best joke for the weekly “joke-off”. The chief executive and finance chief made drop-in calls to staff during lockdown, including to those on furlough, who also received a weekly newsletter.

Regular “stop, start, carry on” focus groups have been held for employees to share their opinions about what they like about the company and how it could be improved.

Featured Workplace Factors

Wellbeing

88% of staff agreed

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


Square One's round-the-world fitness challenge proved a brilliant way to improve wellbeing and develop a “we're all in this together” attitude after lockdown began. Staff could run, walk or cycle to contribute their portion of the mileage. A virtual running club and weekly fitness challenges also boosted mind and body.

Fair Deal

80% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work that I do relative to others within this organisation

Square One offers a unique company car scheme; once employees have achieved certain criteria they are entitled to a company car or a cash alternative. At the top end of the scheme, they can drive a car worth up to £35,000.

Giving Something Back

100% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

Square One's charity initiatives remained as creative as ever despite the pandemic. Under the dress down code, employees donate £2 a month to be able to dress casually for work. One staff member raised £1,500 in 48 hours by having his head shaved live.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1995
Total number of employees
1
Number of UK locations
34
Employee average age
64% : 36%
Male : Female employee ratio
63%
Employees earning £35k+
32%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

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Quote from the top...
"We are delighted to have been awarded such a high rating from the Best Companies survey. We know we have a fantastic business here at Square One, and it is great to see it being recognised as such by our team. We are constantly striving to achieve more and to continually improve as an employer for our staff. Having this feedback from Best Companies will only allow us to do that more quickly."

Adam Breacher, CEO - Square One Resources

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