5 reasons you should be working for the best recruitment company in Bristol

by James Ackland

Environment vs Pay – Why Compromise?

With the recruitment industry worth approx. £35.1 billion per year to the UK economy and predictions of up to 7% growth this year, it’s no wonder so many recruitment agencies are actively looking to strengthen the number of consultants in their business.

For those keen to establish a career within recruitment, it can be quite overwhelming when searching / applying for these positions, with each agency specialising in different sectors with their own individual approach.

Utilising social media, we gathered feedback from our followers and ran a Twitter poll asking what was more appealing when looking at potential new employers; the salary / bonus scheme or a good working environment. It was positive to see that a good working environment was the overwhelming choice, with 73% of the votes.

Other independent surveys have highlighted the desire for extra holiday, access to fitness facilities, free snacks and social activities / games rooms as perks that professionals would like to see offered in the work place; all things our employees enjoy.

Here at Heat we take pride in our work and strive to deliver a positive impact on the recruitment process for candidates and clients and believe this should be extended to our employees too. We have a fantastic team of consultants and regularly reward them with further training courses and competitions for their hard work and commitment, encouraging everyone to maintain a healthy work life balance.

We don’t believe that someone should have to sacrifice a higher salary or bonus for a good working environment, which is why we offer both including a 30% uncapped commission structure along with many other great perks, such as 33 days’ holiday.

Direct from our Recruitment Consultants, we found out why they believe Heat is the best recruitment agency to work for in Bristol:

1. Our team

The professional relationships we build can have a huge impact on our work and have the ability to help make or break a career.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to spend my week with.”

“Having a close-knit team really makes a difference, I regard all of my colleagues as close friends which makes enjoying the highs even better – but importantly they also help you get through the lows!”

“I knew straight away that there was something special about Heat from the moment I came for my first interview. Every person I met greeted me with a smile and seemed genuinely happy and I didn’t see that anywhere else”.

2. Progression

Progression opportunities are highly sought after, with most Recruiters stating it as an important factor in their search for a new role.

“Routes for progression are completely transparent, you know from day one what you need to do to take the next step in your career”

 “I’ve been given two promotions and now work as a senior on the desk all within 18 months. You get offered the chance to take on extra responsibility when you work hard”.

3. Rewards

We encourage a professional yet fun environment and regularly reward employees. We enjoy summer and winter company events, top Consultants lunches, consistency rewards and not forgetting our uncapped commission structure.

“I counted and I’ve received 5 pay rises on my basic salary over the last 18 months!”

“I didn’t even have a tux when I first started at Heat and now I’ve been to 4 black tie events over the past year including awards ceremonies and charity dinners”.

“The incentives, competitions and prizes are great and are only getting better. In the last year, I have won:

Ski Trip

47-inch TV

Set of Speakers

Kindle Fire

£75 voucher for an award-winning restaurant”.

4. Training

From our training academy, teaching the basics of ‘The art of recruitment’ to our fast track and future leaders scheme, we value the importance of training and ongoing development.

“I’ve learned so much here, the training has been great. I was even shown email management when I first started here which is so helpful but not something others would take the time to do”.

“Usually when you join a company the training fizzles out after a few weeks but here its ongoing and you’re always adding to your skills. The Managers really get the need for it and encourage you to learn.

5. Autonomy

Once we’ve delivered our training and you’ve been given the tools you need, you are given the independence to develop them further. We don’t believe in micromanagement, we support our staff and encourage them to create their own solutions.

“I’ve worked in a few different offices and have always been restricted to working to a structure that the companies had set and didn’t want any deviation from. Here, I’ve been encouraged to think creatively and work the way that best suits me to achieve my outcomes”.

“It’s a business within a business, where you’re given the tools and training to become a specialist in your sector”.

When looking for your next career move, take the time to think about and write down what is important to you and what you are looking for from the role and organisation you join. If you are clear on this from the beginning, then you are more likely to find and apply to the roles / companies that are the perfect fit for you without comprising what is important.

Recruitment is a notoriously high pressurised environment and requires a lot of hard work and drive to be successful but if this is the kind of environment that you thrive in then the fun, rewards and career opportunities at Heat are fantastic.

We have an exciting year of growth ahead so if you are looking start / continue a successful career in recruitment without compromising, you should talk to us on 0345 375 1747 / hollie.thomas@heatrecruitment.co.uk

Or view our consultant positions here

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