Quick facts

About Darwin Professional Staffing Group


What is it like to work for Darwin Professional Staffing Group

Leadership
Leadership
Darwin’s CEO Paul sits on the sales floor amongst the consultants, this way he ensures that he is constantly accessible all day every day. Paul’s sentiment and commitment is fully reflected in the new Darwin strapline; Collaborate and Evolve. The company collaborate with staff to help them evolve within the business. Every six months Darwin hold “15 minutes with Paul”, which takes place over a number of weeks. During this time, Paul travels around the Darwin offices and meets with every member of the business at every level. Staff are encouraged to speak to Paul about any concerns or questions they have and to offer suggestions for improvements to the working environment and business processes. The ideas and feedback is then shared with the board and Senior Management/operations teams who, in turn, take responsibility for driving through the relevant changes. This proves to staff that Darwin value their feedback.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Darwin have developed a fully embedded learning and development culture. Every member of staff is encouraged to learn and develop at every stage of their career, from Trainee Consultant through to Management. The company call this the Darwin Career Academy. They have enlisted the expertise of an external recruitment training and development expert, who delivers the induction training for new consultants, as well as specific modules that help the recruiters to progress and achieve their own career goals. For Darwin’s mid-level staff, they have developed a programme called 'Rising Stars'. Each module is delivered in person by Darwin’s CEO and co-founder Paul Kirby. Darwin support Central Services functions to obtain bespoke qualifications to their profession and therefore give access to flexible working arrangements to attend ongoing Continuing Professional Development events. Most recently the company have supported Darwin’s Systems Analyst to obtain the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate qualification and for a member of the HR Team to obtain the Certificate in Human Resources Practice.
My Company
My Company
Darwin believe that they offer an unrivalled career development path, with training and development to support their staff every step of the way. This is fully reflected in the company’s Consultant and Management frameworks, as well as their new brand collateral. Once Darwin’s new Vision and Values were defined, it was extremely important to ensure that they were mirrored in the brand, imagery and website. Their existing brand and website was quite dark, old fashioned and used a lot of stock imagery that is found on countless recruitment websites. Every image that can be seen on both the new website and all of the new marketing collateral is of Darwin’s people and their offices. The company have worked very hard to develop a brand that is reflective of their Company Values and who they are as a business. The company want everyone to see them as the ‘face’ of Darwin and their new website truly is their ‘shop window.’

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    100

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff Turnover:

    22%

  • Average Age:

    27

  • Male : Female:

    66% / 34%

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