Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Specialist Marketing Recruitment
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    London, Yorkshire & Humberside
  • Contact
    • 322 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7PB

About EMR

What is it like to work for EMR

Simon Bassett has been the Managing Director of EMR since 2008, shortly after the company was acquired by FiveTen Group. One of the key reasons Simon is admired and respected by EMR staff and fellow FiveTen Group management is his extensive marketing recruitment experience, having worked in almost every role in EMR, from Junior Consultant through to now Managing Director. This positively influences the culture within EMR, reinforcing one of leading by example, visibility and open communication. Simon also focuses on leading by example by continuously developing himself both personally and professionally through an executive coach, and being a key contributor to the UK marketing community. As such, Simon is a member of The Marketing Society and a regular judge at the annual Marketing Week Engagement Awards. He also supports the CIM with career planning and advice to their members and has been a guest lecturer at Henley Business School. Simon is also Vice Chairman of M Squared, the marketing sector group of APSCo - the professional body that represents the interests of recruitment organisations. As part of a commitment to innovation, Simon introduced Marketer's Pulse in 2011, a Twitter feed devoted to the UK professional marketing community which encourages all EMR stakeholders to get involved, including clients, candidates and employees.

My Team
My Team
Following EMR's Mid-Year Review, employees were transported by coach to Go Ape - an outdoor adventure park, to participate in six unsupervised tree-top rope courses. This was a half day event that was followed by a BBQ and drinks on-site, before being transported via coach back to London where a bar tab and more snacks were provided. The purpose of this day was to reward employees for their on going contribution to the success of EMR through a fun, sociable day, to recognise key achievements over the past six months and congratulate employees on promotions. This event also proved invaluable in increasing employee engagement across the organisation.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The recruitment industry is highly competitive and can be very challenging at times. As such, it's vital that their employees are appropriately recognised and rewarded for the contribution they make to the success of EMR. While the EMR benefits package is comprehensive, in addition to this they offer on going rewards for meeting and exceeding monthly individual and team targets, as well as on going quarterly and annual rewards for value-based performance. These include bottles of champagne, iPads, extra holiday days, bar tabs, team lunches and the Red Letter rewards scheme outlined above. A generous bounty system is also in place to reward current employees who refer new employees into the business.

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  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

Company Statistics

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  • Staff:


  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%


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