The Jenrick Recruitment Group

http://www.jenrickgroup.co.uk/

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

#
4
Best Company to work for in the UK
th
Best Company
to work for

LISA HENCH LIKES a spot of ballet, Maria Guasto is learning to drive and Kevin Matthews loves cricket. It's OK to bring your personality to work at the Jenrick Group. In fact, 58 people (including this accounts employee, payroll assistant and head of marketing) can proudly show who they are through costumed pictures in the “meet the team” section of its website. Simon Murphy, the chief executive, believes in the “Fish!” philosophy — inspired by an American fish market — of being present, play, making people's day and choosing your attitude. Employees are introduced to this on their first day, when their photo is taken for a web page profile. Jenrick, back on the list after three top-20 places from 2007 to 2009, is a place where people stick: 13 employees have more than 15 years of service and two-thirds have at least five. The recruitment specialist is based in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, with offices in London and Burton–on-Trent, Staffordshire and it finds people for engineering, IT and commercial jobs. It gets seven top scores in our survey and makes people feel best about Giving Something Back (a top-two positive result of 91%). Each year it runs a “helping hand” initiative, inviting everyone to nominate a cause for a £1,000 donation. People vote online and can add their pledges, which the firm then doubles. Most recently, they awarded one employee funding to attend a Son-Rise treatment programme to help her autistic son. People agree the business has a strong socal conscience (94%, ranking it first). Meanwhile, “the Jenrick experience” prize draw gives one lucky staffer a year £1,000 to fulfil a lifelong dream. www.jenrickgroup.co.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

100% of staff agreed

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

Jenrick believe the term work life balance is an out dated expression, due to the fact that they now live in a world where they are constantly connected through their mobile, email and other electronic devices. As such, Jenrick believes that the expression ‘work/life integration' is a far more appropriate term to describe a modern working environment, simply because an individual's personal life and work commitments will constantly overlap. For this reason, they seek to enhance the wellbeing of employees by being flexible in their approach to working hours. For example, employees who are parents often need to adapt their working hours so they can attend school events such as morning assemblies, sports days and parents evenings. Jenrick are always accommodating when circumstances like this arise. They're not clock watchers and have built a strong culture of trust where it's more about getting the job done, rather than set working hours. They know that if people deal with their personal issues at the time, this will result in them being much more focussed and effective in their work.

Leadership

100% of staff agreed

My manager helps me to fulfil my potential

Through schemes such as ‘Jenrick's Helping Hand' and the ‘Jenrick Charity Photo Calendar', the company donates in excess of £2,000 per year to charitable causes nominated by staff and the local community. The ‘Helping Hand' charity initiative is run each year and enables any member of staff to nominate a charitable cause that they would like Jenrick to donate £1,000 towards. Once all the nominations are received, an online voting system enables every individual member of the company to decide which cause they believe merits the award. For every additional pound given in personal staff donations Jenrick also doubles the amounts. Every year, The Jenrick Group create a ‘charity photo calendar competition' allowing candidates, clients and their own staff to enter in photos based on a theme. The competition is now in its sixth year and has already raised thousands of pounds to a large number of charitable causes. The final 12 winning photographs are featured in Jenrick's calendar and each winner receives £100 to donate to a charity of their choice. These schemes are so unique to Jenrick, and for a company of their size, it's quite remarkable how much money they have raised over the last few years, often raising awareness for lesser known charities. It would be very easy to 'follow the norm' and nominate a designated charity each year, however, because Jenrick's values are built around ‘People', having two schemes that allow individuals to nominate charities very close to their hearts adds far more meaning.

Giving Something Back

96% of staff agreed

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

Through schemes such as ‘Jenrick's Helping Hand' and the ‘Jenrick Charity Photo Calendar', the company donates in excess of £2,000 per year to charitable causes nominated by staff and the local community. The ‘Helping Hand' charity initiative is run each year and enables any member of staff to nominate a charitable cause that they would like Jenrick to donate £1,000 towards. Once all the nominations are received, an online voting system enables every individual member of the company to decide which cause they believe merits the award. For every additional pound given in personal staff donations Jenrick also doubles the amounts. Every year, The Jenrick Group create a ‘charity photo calendar competition' allowing candidates, clients and their own staff to enter in photos based on a theme. The competition is now in its sixth year and has already raised thousands of pounds to a large number of charitable causes. The final 12 winning photographs are featured in Jenrick's calendar and each winner receives £100 to donate to a charity of their choice. These schemes are so unique to Jenrick, and for a company of their size, it's quite remarkable how much money they have raised over the last few years, often raising awareness for lesser known charities. It would be very easy to 'follow the norm' and nominate a designated charity each year, however, because Jenrick's values are built around ‘People', having two schemes that allow individuals to nominate charities very close to their hearts adds far more meaning.

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

List Positions

National Ranking
#
4
Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
4
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
4
Best Large Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
4
Best Big Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
4
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
London
#
Best Small Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Large Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Big Companies to work for in London
The Midlands
#
Best Companies to work for in the Midlands
East of England
#
Best Companies to work for in the East of England
The North East
#
Best Companies to work for in the North East
The North West
#
Best Companies to work for in the North West
Northern Ireland
#
Best Companies to work for in Northern Ireland
Scotland
#
Best Companies to work for in Scotland
The South East
#
Best Companies to work for in the South East
The South West
#
Best Companies to work for in the South West
Wales
#
Best Companies to work for in the Wales
Yorkshire & The Humber
#
Best Companies to work for in Yorkshire & The Humber