Swanstaff Recruitment

http://www.swanstaff.co.uk

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STEPHEN ROGERS WAS a full-time firefighter when he set up Swanstaff Recruitment 20 years ago. Staff love working for the Dartford-based agency (86% positive), which employs 129 people in 23 branches and recruits for private and public service clients. They have fun (94%) and care about each other (90%). Team-building activities range from a spaghetti tower challenge to Swanopoly, an auction with £1,000 worth of prizes up for grabs. www.swanstaff.co.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

91% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

All of the offices have the Core Values printed as large vinyl's onto the wall. Swanstaff promote the company ambition right from the outset at interview stage, through to the induction and this is also spoken about regularly by the CEO and Management team at events andtraining. Swanstaff ‘thank you' badges on the HR system refer to the Core Values so that staff can recognise when someone has met the value. The annual appraisal process, probation reviews and monthly one on one supervisions also refer to the core values and staff are asked to reflect on how well they work to these values and how well they feel these are reflected in the company culture. These are also spoken about in the induction video, showing new employees how these are reflected in every day work. Employees often recite these core values when speaking to clients and candidates - they are also shared with candidates through the Ambassadors programme.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

All of the offices have the Core Values printed as large vinyl's onto the wall. Swanstaff promote the company ambition right from the outset at interview stage, through to the induction and this is also spoken about regularly by the CEO and Management team at events andtraining. Swanstaff ‘thank you' badges on the HR system refer to the Core Values so that staff can recognise when someone has met the value. The annual appraisal process, probation reviews and monthly one on one supervisions also refer to the core values and staff are asked to reflect on how well they work to these values and how well they feel these are reflected in the company culture. These are also spoken about in the induction video, showing new employees how these are reflected in every day work. Employees often recite these core values when speaking to clients and candidates - they are also shared with candidates through the Ambassadors programme.

Giving Something Back

62% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Swanstaff encourage people to share good news or innovative ideas via the ‘All Staff' email thread. This increases communications and opens up visibility of best practice. They run regular team challenges including a "Spaghetti Tower" challenge that took place at a recently quarterly meeting ensuring groups sat with other branch and teams to encourage cross company communication and interaction. They encourage their staff to thank their colleagues, this is done via the system ‘People HR' and notifies the employee when they have received thanks. This has been used over 150 times in the last month alone.

Benefits

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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