The Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For' 2014
Unlike most workplace awards, this well respected accolade relies solely on the input of employees in an anonymous survey. The thoughts and opinions of our people determined both our placement within the Sunday Times Top 100 and our ranking.
Our performance was assessed in leadership, corporate social responsibility, internal communication, employee welfare and professional development. With over 1,250 staff, located across eight UK offices, it’s encouraging that the consensus amongst them is that they benefit from personal growth, leadership and a fun team environment.
An impressive 93% of employees said that they can make a valuable contribution to the success of the company. Other areas receiving high scores were around relationships with managers as responses included “I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me.”
Our high number of long serving employees reinforces our win, 25% of our staff have been with us for over five years, and 10% have clocked up over 10 years.
CEO, Richard MacMillan, said, “We are delighted to have received national recognition as one of the best companies to work for in the UK. Our success is testament to our commitment to professional development, corporate social responsibility and the welfare of our employees.”
“We have become one of the fastest growing staffing agencies in the healthcare sector. Our employees are at the heart of what we do as we wouldn’t be able to excel without their hard work and support. Our revenues are climbing which proves that being a great place to work contributes to outstanding results.”
Almost 900 businesses and organisations take part in the Best Companies to Work For survey annually.
Staffing Agency of the Year, Health Investor Awards
We were named ‘Staffing Agency of the Year’ at the Health Investor Awards in 2012.
The independent judging panel included Lord Ara Darzi, best known for his national review of the NHS, Bob Ricketts, the Department of Health’s Director of System Management and New Enterprise, and Martin Green, chief executive of the English Community Care Association.
The panel said, “The winners are genuine specialists with a real understanding of what is changing in the sector. They have plenty of evidence of delivery and success, reinforced by a focus on patients. And to cap it all they have broken into The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For.”
The Health Investor Awards promote excellence and recognise innovation in the healthcare sector.
Platinum Audit Status
We have been awarded Platinum Status for our compliance and recruitment of general and critical care nurses, midwives, theatre and care staff, and our allied health professionals. The London Procurement Programme conducted compliance audits of all suppliers on the London NHS agency framework agreement resulting in our Pulse nursing team scoring an impressive 98%, and our allied health team receiving 100%.
We are very proud of this achievement as our teams are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance at all times.We have a 15 year track record of filling shifts and servicing contracts both in the NHS and the private sector; we can offer clients excellent discounts to suit their staffing needs.
Our accreditations include:
- United Kingdom Home Care Association Limited (HCA)
- Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
- The REC’s Diversity Pledge
- Sector Group Member of REC Nursing and Social Care
- Sector Group Member of REC Medical
- NHS Employers Code of Conduct
- Cyber Essentials Certification
- ISO certification – the international information security standard covering all stored information. This ensures that we take all the necessary steps to protect customers’ and candidates’ personal details.
Bodies we have been awarded by:
- Crown Commercial Services
- Health Trust Europe
- London Procurement Programme