Our awards

The Sunday Times '100 Best Companies to Work For' 2014

This prestigious award relies exclusively on the input of employees via an anonymous survey. The opinions of our staff determined our inclusion within the list, but also our rank in the Top 100.

Our performance was assessed in leadership, corporate social responsibility, internal communication, employee welfare and professional development. With over 1,200 staff, located across eight UK offices, it is encouraging that the results showed 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. We also received high scores in relationships with managers, with positive comments such as “I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me.”

25% of our staff have worked for us over five years, and 10% over 10 years. We feel this level of loyalty reinforces the positive working environment we aim to achieve at Pulse.

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. For more information on The Sunday Times top 100 click here.

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. To read more about The Health Investor Awards click here.

Platinum Audit Status

We have been awarded Platinum Status for our recruitment and compliance of general and critical care nurses, midwives, theatre and care staff.

The London Procurement Programme conducted compliance audits of all suppliers on the London NHS agency framework agreement and our Pulse nursing team scored an impressive 98%.

We are extremely proud of this accolade as it demonstrates our teams complete commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance at all times.

We have a 10 year track record of filling shifts and servicing contracts in the Middle East and can offer clients excellent value 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 
  • 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