5 Ways to Work From Home With Kids

Working from home is now the new norm, and for parents across the UK, ‘bring your kids to work day’ is every day! Routine is important for everyone, especially children. With them being used to being entertained for the day – parents are faced with the challenge of juggling tantrums, emotions, and teaching. All within the midst of adjusting their own work lives. Which is why we have put together 5 ways you can work with your kids from home.

  1. Structure

Every household is different, but we advise you put a routine in place that suits your family. You don’t have to be a drill sergeant – creating some sort of timetable that your family can stick to will help everyone’s productivity. Involving all your family to help you create this timetable would be a great activity to kick off with. This not only makes the kids feel included but it also shows you how you can balance your time and make it more effective. Additionally, make sure you incorporate; things to look forward to, exercise and family activities.

  • Relay & Replay

Next steps – now you have set out your family plans, it’s time to relay it to the team. A great technique after you have relayed the plan is replay. It is set out as follows:

For example, it is time for your kids to do their English work. This means they need their books, pen/pencils and paper. Settle them into a quiet place and read out the task at hand. Make sure there is ways you can track their progress as well as setting benchmarks.

Finally, ask each person to relay what you’ve just said – ask some specific questions to make sure they really understand the task at hand.

  • Boundaries

For those parents who are both WFH, you can 50/50 split on care of the kids – it is usually the popular option. One parent does the morning, the other does the afternoon.

Highlighting your times of day where you are most visible for work requirements is a great way to match your own work schedule. If you have young children, a great tip is to match up their nap time with video conferences and meetings.

Here are some ideas to create boundaries:

  • Use a timer to help encourage focus or set boundaries of play.
  • Get creative with your workspace – take calls in your car if you have to!
  • Reward Good behaviour

Establishing boundaries is one thing – but you also need to make sure you’re acknowledging and rewarding good behaviour. A good example of this if you have young kids that require a lot of attention, before you start a meeting let them know what’s happening and that you can’t be interrupted. Get them to start a quiet puzzle or a colouring project. Here are some activities you might want to try:

  • CBEEBIES for arts, crafts and online games. 
  • Unleash the old-school boardgames. Monopoly, Game of Life, Scrabble, BattleShips, Who’s in the bag, and Dobble.
  • Mindset

The key, if you can, is to ‘stress less’. If we cannot change our circumstances, we must change our way of thinking and adapting. During ‘normal’ times you may monitor screen time – but working from home during an emergency is different. Whilst you don’t want them attached to a screen for weeks on end.. there is nothing wrong with letting them have a little more screen time than usual.

Additionally, whilst it is an uncomfortable and difficult time, keep in mind that working from home right now – even as hard as it is with kids – can be the difference that keeps millions of people safe. Remember, it’s worth the challenge, and we are all in this together.

How To Remotely Onboard

As we all deal with this unprecedented global pandemic, people will be working from home now, more than ever.  However, this does not mean the world has stopped and neither should your hiring process. Fortuitously, businesses across the world have been remotely on-boarding for years. Whether it’s a chat app or great HR and training software, we have included some useful links for you to facilitate a successful on-boarding process.

During the first few days, the process can be frustrating and confusing – for both employers and new employees. But the great news is that there are many resources that will help new employees learn and grow accustomed to their new role quickly.

As we enter unchartered territory, we want to help you as much as we can. Therefore, we have created a step-by-step process to help you remotely on-board new employees successfully.

Paperwork

Once you have managed to successfully find someone through video-interview, you will need to ensure that contacts are signed so they are ready to start.  Online platforms that can support you with this process are:

Signable – allows you to create legally binding documents to send to your employee’s new work inbox so that they can be signed easily and electronically via their PC. 

It is important to ensure that any of your regular materials are adapted into a digital format so the new starter can easily access it. Obie.ai is a great learning software that can be integrated with popular business applications such as Google Docs, Dropbox and Slack. Your new employees can access the responsive chatbot (Obie) to help answer any or all their questions. Obie can highlight specific steps and pages in process documents and it can even help them identify and access company assets i.e. your logo font.

Kin HR is a human resource app that has an on-boarding feature built in that creates a personalized process for each new employee. It is great for weekly check-ins, which is key when your part of a distributed team. Similarly, Gusto is another great app that helps you manage time off, payroll and even lets you initiate employee surveys and track key engagement metrics directly through the app. It also helps to navigate new employees through the process of direct deposit forms and tax documents.

Equipment

One of the greatest things about the internet is that you can practically order anything, including new equipment, online. The equipment that you would normally get if you were in an office can be delivered direct to sites or homes.

Introductions and Meeting the Team

The hardest part of remote on-boarding is meeting the team – although this too can be done through ‘virtual’ team meetings.  In the first week, make sure you book some time into the diary for a video conference call so your new starter can meet other vital members of the team.  The structure of the meeting can be tailored to your business but we would suggest you start by asking each member to introduce themselves and then briefly explain what they do and how they might be working with them. Having digital face-to-face time with each other ensures that your new started feels connected, engaged and part of the team!

Video conference done, you need to factor in how you aim to manage your virtual employees. A good remote team management software is Scoro – this allows you to manage a remote team from just about anywhere! It provides instant overviews of teams and allows you to keep track of progress on projects (by using a real-time tracking report) and flexibility to manage an unlimited number of projects.

Initial Training

You think this is where it gets tricky? This may seem like one of the biggest tasks but training can transfer easily to the digital world.  It is also an opportunity for the employee to work through on-line training more autonomously! Highfield PS use platforms such as Zoom or Google Hangouts which are great for video team meetings. Slack is good for quick, easy and direct communication with your employees. It enables you to text your co-workers as well as launching informal video conferences so you can get those much-needed visual cues. Remote working has never felt so personal!

In terms of teaching Lessonly provides resources for you to be able to transform important work knowledge into lessons that teach new employees everything they need to know. It’s designed so that new staff can get up to speed quicker and any updates to lessons can be done within minutes.

Assigning them internal ‘mentors’ is a great way to support your new starters. Especially within the first weeks when they will have more questions and you may not always be available to answer them.  It’s a good idea to nominate someone from their team to be ‘on-call’ for any questions in the first instance.

First 1-3 months

There are three easy steps you should use:

  1. Communication – frequent contact is vital during the initial stages! As the weeks go on you can decrease the 1-1’s from daily to weekly, as staff settle in.
  2. Day Planning – this is not only great for organising someone’s time and productivity but helps the new starter have a clear written structure of what is being asked of them.
  3. Team meetings – make sure you are getting them involved in video calls so they can get used to participating and becoming a valuable member of the team.

Benefits of Remote On-Boarding

Employees

  • Enables employees to monitor project milestones, manage bid tendering and collaborate with subcontractors, colleagues and management wherever they are.
  • 70% of managers’ report that remote working results in increased productivity.
  • Work flexibility – reducing sick days and increasing staff retention.
  • Increase in efficiency – for example employees can spend their time working on projects and completing data entry immediately, rather than having to return to the office at the end of the day.

Employers

  • Employees will feel more satisfied in their role and more willing to engage with your processes.
  • Nine out of ten companies say that offering flexible working arrangements is an effective way of improving employee morale.
  • Remote working can be used as a recruitment tool to bring your construction company together.
  • Offering flexible technology attracts Generation Z to your business.
  • With staff retention becoming an increasing problem in the industry, it’s important to keep your employees happy.

Remote on-boarding can ‘appear’ difficult, but with the technology we have today it is much easier than you think. There is no doubt that if you follow our simple steps and implement some of these excellent tools, teams can successfully on-board a new starter without meeting them face-to-face!

10 Ways To Ace Your Video Interview

Many people worry about video interviews for many reasons, here are a few:

 I don’t understand how to set it up?

What if I have technical issues?

However, we have put together 10 tips that will ensure you won’t be caught off guard and instead show your skills as a candidate ready for the job at hand.

Firstly, let’s start with the day before preparation:

  1. Video Call Environment

An interview conducted anywhere still needs to be professional, which means you need to think about what room in your house meets these requirements. The interviewer will see what’s behind you, so you need to make sure there are no distractions that could move their focus from you. It is also key to have good lighting as you don’t want your interviewer to struggle to see you – first impressions matter! Once you have chosen your room and set up – make sure you have discussed with your family that there will be an interview taking place at a certain time and therefore you need them not to walk in and keep any noise down.

2. Test the Process

The day before, it is paramount to test the video on the platform you are using whether it’s Skype or Zoom. You can do this with a friend or family member and video call them so you can become more confident in using the platform. Make sure your sound and microphone are working, as well as your camera and get your friend/family member to run through some interview questions. The most important thing to ask them for is FEEDBACK, not just on your interview answers but also; can they hear you… clearly? Is the picture quality ok? Is there any delay? This run-through will familiarize yourself and also give you time to make any adjustments.

3. Is your account professional?

As we said before, first impressions matter! For platforms like Google Hangouts or Zoom, the majority of the time if you are a first time user they will use your first and last name. However, if you have been asked by the interviewer to call via Skype. Make sure, especially if you are using an old Skype account that the username and profile picture is professional and appropriate. You could even consider making a new account, specifically for work.

4. Write down any notes to prompt yourself and have questions to ask!

Like you would if you went to a face-to-face interview, print off your CV and have it ready as the interviewer may ask you some questions based on it. Everyone forgets the points they are going to make… its only human. But you can write down prompts that remind you how you want to answer questions about yourself, as well as some questions you would like to ask them.

Remember…

Try not to look down at your notes too often – you want to remain good eye contact with them to show you are engaged.

On the Day….

5. Set up with plenty of time

You wouldn’t go to a face-to-face interview and not prepare for it – this is no different! 15 minutes before your interview, log onto the platform and make sure everything is ready to go. This ensures that when the interviewer calls, you are ready to accept and start. The last thing you would want is to miss the call, as it may leave a bad impression on the interviewer with assumptions that you cannot manage your time or you are disorganized.

6. Dress to Impress

We’ve heard so many stories about people getting ‘half’ ready and looking smart on their top half, but wearing tracksuit bottoms on their bottom half. Whilst predominately the interviewer will not see all of you – it is best that you still dress as you would for a face-to-face interview! 

7. Body Language

We know it seems harder to build a good rapport over video call – but it is not impossible! Make sure you are clear and looking directly as the webcam (eye-contact) when you speak. This will ensure the interviewer that you are engaged in the process. Don’t forget to smile throughout and maintain and good posture as this shows you are confident and ready to answer anything that comes your way.

8. Engagement

When the interviewer is talking make sure you are acting as you would if you were there. Nodding, gestures and animating your face are all key signs of engagement in the process.

9. Technical Issues

With technology, comes issues. Your or their Wi-Fi may be slow and you may lose connection, or there is a massive delay when speaking. These issues could arise, but the important thing is to stay calm when this happens. You can even turn it into an opportunity to show your potential employer that you have the ability to stay calm and deal with the situation proactively.

10. Follow Up

Once the interview is over it is a great idea to send an email via your recruiter to say you enjoyed meeting them and learning about the role. As well as, asking them for any feedback.

The video interviewing process may be new to you, but by following these simple steps, we have no doubt it will be a success!

International Women’s Day 2020

For a number of years, International Women’s Day has been a key date in Highfield’s calendar. We come together each year to recognise the contributions women have had to our business. This increases awareness of our diversity and inclusion, as well as renewing the energy for gender parity.

This year’s theme is #EachforEqual whereby we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. This involves challenging stereotypes, fighting biases, broadening perceptions and celebrating women’s achievements. Let’s all be #EachforEqual.

The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of ‘Collective Individualism’ whereby we are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, behaviours, and mind-sets all have an impact on our society as a whole. Which is why collectively we can make a change happen.

As you can see in the picture above the woman is demonstrating the #EachforEqual pose. The reasoning behind this is to motivate others, so put your arms out and STRIKE the pose!

Kay Fadden is our People & Performance Manager, who has been successful in her role here at Highfield. She works part-time and is a mum of three whilst continuing to further her career. We asked her a few questions in relation to #IWD2020:

As someone who was recently promoted to a managerial role, describe 3 characteristics about yourself that you believe led to your success in the workplace? 

Real“Seems a bit ‘odd’ but of one the things I learned early on working in customer service and management was to be real and be YOU. If you pretend to be someone you are not or make comparisons to everyone else, you’ll always overthink and lose the best bits about yourself. Focus on the strengths and you’ll make an impact.”

Honest“Honest conversations are something as a basis for work and life. I think it’s so important for relationships good or bad to be assertive and honest.”

Kind“A no brainer really working in a people role. Being part of a support team and driving change and improvement is constant – you need to support people through change. I’ve always enjoyed supporting others and try and do the right thing! Have a giggle and build strong relationships – it’s the crux!

As a mum of three, how do you balance your work/life/career?

“A daily juggling act! I talk with my children all the time about what’s important in life. This keeps me focused. Reminding myself also, about what I can and can’t control. Again, I think it comes back to the above… if you’re honest, real and kind when the dark stuff hits the fan – you’ll pull through together. It’s give and take, and that’s how I get by.”

Kirsty Lockyear is a Principle Recruitment Consultant here at Highfield, she is also known as ‘Superwomen’. Why? Kirsty works part-time, a mum of two and one of our top billers. We also asked her how she continues to be so successful in her role:

What is your secret to being a mum, working part-time and being one of the top billers in your company?

‘I am massively OCD! I plan everything weeks in advance and cannot live without my lists!! I also have a very rigid process that I follow for each aspect of my role, this enables me to ensure I am efficient in the short amount of time I have in the office.’

Kirsty has been at Highfield for over four years and continues to bill constantly high. This has got her onto the ‘top performer’s weekend away’. This involves an all-expenses-paid holiday courtesy of Highfield. To become part of this weekend, you have to bill a certain amount which involves a lot of hard work and determination!


How did it feel to get a place on the top performer’s weekend away?

‘Amazing!!! It is hard to maintain a place within the top 10 performers in the office when I only work half the hours that everyone else does. So to consistently achieve that and be rewarded for it is really motivating. Roll on Palma!!!’

 #IWD2020 is put in place to celebrate the achievements of women across the world, and for us, we feel privileged to have women role models like Kay & Kirsty. They continue to show their success both in the workplace and at home. For International Women’s Day 2020 and beyond, we support, how will you? #EachforEqual

Enjoy our International Women’s Day blog? Check out our piece on STEM blog 2019 and find out about young people going into the industry.

STEM Day 2019

STEM is an acronym (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) introduced in the US by scientific administrators of the National Science Foundation. It was revealed that students in America were underachieving dramatically in STEM-related disciplines compared to other countries. However, since them STEM programmes have been acquired by countries all over the world such as China, France, Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

The charity has a vision of young people from all backgrounds having the ability to have the knowledge and skills to thrive when progressing into STEM related careers. As well as, improving the general awareness of STEM related subjects and partnering with other charities such as WISE to encourage women to be in roles such as engineering and science.

According to the US department of Commerce STEM occupations are growing at 17% in relation to other occupations at 9.8%. Additionally, STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Careers in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are ones that are a key component in sustained growth and also the stability of the economy. STEM educating is so important to young students, and here are some reasons why:

  • Science and technology is everywhere around us and continuously expanding
  • Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges as well as tackling the challenges of the changing global weather and environmentally friendly changes.
  • Mathematics is in every occupation and every activity we do in our lives.

As a recruitment agency that are experts in the engineering industry, it is important to us that we support STEM learning. Our directors take visits (see picture below) to our local schools to make donations of robots in support of the promotion of engineering in younger generations. These robots are used in the schools STEM department.

STEM learning is something that is very close to us, as we aim to drive and inspire young people from all backgrounds into STEM sectors. We care about our applicants and want to advise as well as support them to help them to achieve their dream job. With a proven track record of supplying expert consultants in STEM disciplines, STEM is a partner you can trust. Helping raise awareness for STEM has so much significance to us and we try to contribute as much as possible, as it can have a great difference on the pathway that young people take. 

By celebrating the day, it encourages younger generations to pursue an interest in STEM. Talking about the opportunities that STEM related careers can provide could help someone decided their future.

South Coast Business Awards 2019 ‘SME of the year’ goes to Highfield Professional Solutions

On Thursday the 17th of October, we attended the annual South Coast Business awards 2019. We were finalists in the ‘SME of the year award’. We are delighted to say that we won the “SME of the year” award and it is a great achievement for us and we would like to thank all our employees as this is a result of their hard work.

We were very grateful for the judges’ comments which were “We were impressed by the company’s huge commitment to its workforce, with initiatives ranging from clearly defined career paths underpinned by solid training and ownership reward, to simply creating a truly first-class workplace environment. This has resulted in a strong and fast-growing business which is a significant contributor to the local community and economy. They have a passion for their business, which is second to none and an ability to shape the future of their industry.

The team had a wonderful evening in which we would like to thank the sponsors of the event which include: KPMG, NatWest, BDB Pitmans, James Cowper Kreston, Taylor Made Computer Solutions – A Peach Technologies Company, RoyaleLife, Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, Oberon Solutions and media partner Lee Peck Media.

We were really impressed with our fellow competition and we loved learning and networking from all of the other businesses in our category. As winners of last year’s’ Outstanding Contribution to the South Coast Region’, it is important for us to be able to add another award to our companies reputation. All awards that we win now and in the future are very purposeful to us as it represents the hard work and achievements of all our employees as well as their contribution to the success of the company.

We love to celebrate our successes together and on Friday, the day after the awards we received bacon rolls and dominos as a thank you. It’s gestures like this that really makes Highfield a great place to work. No work goes unrecognized, and our directors are constantly showing us how much they value us in our teams as well as individuals.

We are always looking to progress our company and create as many opportunities for our employees as we can. Highfield are an ambitious, rapidly growing, modern and entrepreneurial organisation driven forward by a hard-working team. We have belief in our values and the confidence they give our candidates and clients.

We refuse to set a limit on our achievements and are determined to continue to improve ourselves and the services we provide, addressing the skills gap in the Technical Engineering Sector by growing our diverse global engineering community.

If you would like to keep up to date with our social story follow us on:

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If you are a hiring manager looking for a recruitment partner, visit our client’s page to find out more about the solutions we can offer.

If you are a candidate looking for your next role, take a look at our latest live vacancies.

Will AI change the way we recruit?

The growth in technology in the last decade has been massive, and AI is slowly becoming a very recognizable part of our daily lives. There are many scare stories about AI taking work away from humans, but in reality, it will take years for any serious adoption of this. However, it does not mean to say that AI has no influence. Recruiting is about interacting with other humans and AI is revolutionizing these connections.

The adoption levels for AI in recruiting is still relatively low, due to the traditional industry. Bullhorn statistics show that only 27% of recruiters are prioritizing investment in digital transformation to improve overall operations. Here at Highfield, we are constantly investing in software’s and platforms that makes recruiting for our consultants faster, more effective and specialised.

Here are just a few of the platforms that we are currently using to improve our recruiting process:

Bullhorn: We currently use bullhorn as our CRM system, where we store our data on clients and candidates that we work with. We also integrate it with Gmail and outlook which allows consultants to easily parse in CV’s, notes, as well as being able to create new tasks and appointments from candidate emails. It enables recruiters to be more productive with their time, and it manages the entire recruitment and applicant management process from a single, easy-to-use interface.

Cloud Call: We use cloud call to improve our communications, making them easier, quicker and more powerful. This software integrates with our CRM and our consultants can manage their communications in the same space as their data.

Hubspot: Is a platform that provides us with the tools for all our inbound marketing such as; social media marketing, content management, web analytics, landing pages, customer support and finally search engine optimization. We also use it as another CRM system for our internal recruiting so we can attract and qualify people to work in our very own business. Its online ecosystem helps our inbound marketers put out the right content to our audience through easy to use tools. For example, we use Chatbots on our website which helps automate replies to customers visiting our website. It allows a consistent feedback loop, whereby the robot has pre-written answers that can deal with requests as well as qualifying candidates.

But for us it isn’t just about the AI platforms that help our business run better, we also use it to target the best candidate in our industry. For example we run regular training for our recruitment consultants on advert training. This is presented by our marketing team who show the consultants how to use good job description formats that help to resonate better with candidates. Using specific words and phrases that are pinpointed for optimum SEO results improve our engagement and overall outcomes.

Is AI the future of recruiting?

AI plays will play a massive part in the future of recruiting because it is constantly trying to simplify the process. It ultimately allows recruiters to work more effectively and provide them with better use of their time and data. It is important that recruiting professionals are not resistant to the change, but instead use it as a tool to allow them to be even better at their job.

To apply to one of our fantastic job roles available please email Kay on [email protected] or click on the link below to apply:

https://careers.highfieldps.co.uk/apply-now

Mental Health Awareness Day 2019

The aim for world mental health day is to raise awareness for mental health issues as well as advocate against the social stigma of it. This a day whereby we can provide the opportunity to add wider conversation to it, as well as highlighting the great work that has already been contributed such as addressing mental health stigma in the workplace.

This year, the theme is suicide and suicide prevention. Suicide is a tragedy that affects families and communities and has dramatic long lasting effects. These are just some of the statistics of why we need to raise awareness:

  • Every year close to 800,000 people globally take their life, and there is many more people who attempt to.
  • It’s the leading cause of death amongst young people aged 20-34 in the UK and globally the second leading cause of death amongst 15-29 year-olds.

In support of this World Mental Health Day, we are reflecting how we create learning opportunities for our staff and raise their overall level of understanding of mental health as well as supporting those who might need the most help.

Here at Highfield we make mental well-being a priority in the work place. We do this by creating a supportive work environment and carrying out activities to promote well-being. This includes having a personal trainer come every Thursday – it’s a great way to catch up with colleagues and strengthen positive attitudes. We also have a meditation room where people can have a moment with their thoughts and time to relax.

Our financial controller is a qualified mental health aide and is currently running weekly group meditation sessions which is great for anyone who needs that extra support. In addition to this, he also writes a well-received column in our monthly Highfield Newsletter, giving employees tips on wellbeing and mental endurance.

The Top Apps we recommend for Positive Well-being

Calm App – The App includes over 100 new programmes every month and includes; meditation, calming music, daily calm, positive body programmes and many more!  It has over 200,000K+ positive reviews as well as being rated top by our own staff. Apps are a great way to improve your positive mental attitude. Especially those who may be unwilling/unable to attend face to face therapy. Or for those who just simply want to improve their lifestyle and thoughts.

7 Cups – The app is for if you are feeling isolated? Connect instantly with one of 160,000 trained volunteer listeners and licensed therapists with 7 Cups. The app engages users in anonymous, free, confidential conversations so you can vent about your day or simply hear a human voice. It also gives the option to connect with multiple users and to participate in guided discussions in group support chat rooms.

What should you do if you need help?

  • Talk to your local GP
  • Inform friends/family

If you have a friend/family member who you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, here are a few tips on how you can help them.

  • Listen to them
  • Talk them out of negative situations
  • Talk through practical steps
  • Change the conversation to positive thoughts
  • Take care of yourself as well

It is very important that we get rid of the negative stigma of mental health, because it is just that that is making people suffer more!

This week is a great time to have a chat with a friend, family member or colleague and have think about your own well-being too. You could even join some campaigns to help raise awareness.

Our Future Plans for Highfield Professional Solutions

9 Things about Highfield Professional Solutions You May Not Have Known

This article is simply to give you a glimpse into life at Highfield and a true reflection of what you’d expect to see working in this office space. #WeWelcome embraces candidates with the most senior level experience in recruitment to Graduates with no previous experience and below is just 9 reasons why Highfield Professional Solutions could be for you.

Reason 1: The people

The three director’s workspace is spread across the office with all the employees, the reason for this being they know the work culture like the back of their hand. The advantage of this is the ability to bring it fantastic recruits that build to the work culture in the new office. With the team rapidly growing the directors say the success has been down to the brilliant people that work here. Wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do, the care for our employees is taken very serious and we have weekly meditation session’s to participate in.

Reason 2: The work/life balance

Once again another bright idea to motivate staff was to bring in “Early Finish Fridays & Never work on your Birthday” The team have reacted really well to this incentive, if they hit their target they get to leave at 1pm on a Friday. The reasoning for this is because the directors believe if employees have a good work to life balance they are much more productive and happy when at work.

Reason 3: Own shares

The opportunity to own shares in the company accompanied with a completive salary and incentives shows it’s a business that the employees believe in. This means they are much more likely to be motivated during working hours and want the absolute best for the company. It shows that there is a real togetherness in the culture of the workplace.

Reason 4: Highfield Academy

A phenomenal academy that has the potential to turn a candidate with no recruitment experience into a top recruitment consultant. The academy itself includes:

Interactive training with each department & managers
– 2 days classroom training with expert external sales trainer
– 10 week structures training programme with weekly focus
– Feedback and awards

Your development is ongoing and so is our commitment to training. There are ten weeks of academy aftercare, constant on-the-job learning and additional monthly sessions with external specialists – and with a 100% pass rate the results speak for themselves. Highfield is where the bar will be set for the next generation of recruitment performance.

Reason 5: Clear career progression

Speaking to any Highfield Professional Solutions employee it’s easy to see how clear the progression structure is. A trainee recruiter will know there pathway all the way up to a director which gives them a clear structure and realistic time scale of when they can achieve their goals.

Reason 6: Team socials

As a group we plan out fun events which are different each time with a range of activities. This means in the workplace we always have something to look forward to when in the office and bring the team closer together. In the past we have done escape rooms, Goodwood and Go karting.

Reason 7: Breakout area

In our new offices we have a huge breakout room for employees to eat and have fun with during the lunch break. We are always playing table tennis and pool amongst other activities like darts. It’s a great time to relax and reset during the day. The team are so welcoming with new-comers and there is always something to do.

Reason 8: Access to the Best Tools & Software

In terms of resources Highfield Professional Solutions has the absolute best resources in the recruitment industry in order to provide a platform for it employees to achieve success. The software is used to be as efficient and effective as possible.

Reason 9: Highfield Top Performance club

Highfield Professional Solution rewards its employees with a special club which occurs once a year. This is a whole day filled with surprises and an evening away with the directors, all expenses covered of course. 

To apply to one of our fantastic job roles available please email Kay on: [email protected] or click on the link below to apply:

https://careers.highfieldps.co.uk/apply-now

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The Benefits of Working at Highfield Professional Solutions

7 Reasons why you should join Highfield Professional Solutions.

In this article, we will be looking at why you should invest your time into Highfield Professional Solutions future plans. After speaking too many of the employees here they truly believe in the Founders vision and want to grow themselves within the business to become part of the senior leadership team.

The first reason would be Highfield Professional Solutions has been recognised for its excellent work culture by winning “Outstanding Contribution to the South Coast Region” in the South Coast business awards. This is a big achievement to be recognised externally for an outstanding contribution to training and developing graduates and trainees from the local area.

Secondly, after speaking to employees about their future, they all responded saying how much they loved working here and saw a future within the business. There is a crystal clear career path they which motivates them to want to succeed for the business and hit their targets.

The third reason would be the support new members of staff get when they join and beyond. With Highfield Professional Solutions management team and the Highfield academy, it provides a platform and support system to care for new employees within recruitment and can improve and specialise even the most senior of consultants.

The fourth reason is the growth at Highfield Professional Solutions, with targets to expand the office and increase staff members the ambition for the business is firmly set and insight. The business has now grown to over 40 members of staff and will steadily increase as we hit our 2021 business plan. By looking at employee testimonies on our social media you can get a first-hand experience in how committed the staff are.

The fifth reason and possibly the biggest statement made by Highfields Professional Solution is the employees can be gifted shares within the business once they are in a senior role. This is popular around the office and shows the intentions and desires to achieve from employees when you have employees invested into the business they work for it shows how confident they are in the director’s management style and belief in their colleges. Over £600,000 worth of share options has been gifted to date.

The sixth reason would our obsession with promoting our homegrown talent into future leaders. This attitude to work culture shows how the directors put the people of Highfield Professional Solutions first and being able to hire high-quality candidates is the basis of the success here at Highfield Professional Solutions.

The final reason would be our amazing incentives like the Highfield Top Performers club, this is for the best performing employees who get taken on an all-expenses paid trip to London. With a VIP itinerary planned including some of the best restaurants and bars in London.

With the entire business dedicated to the growth and achieving our 2021 plan, we need outgoing and driven candidates to join our fantastic team. If this sound like the dynamic workplace that you would be interested in being involved with we would love to hear from you.  

To apply to one of our fantastic job roles available please email Kay on [email protected] or through our website at https://careers.highfieldps.co.uk/apply-now

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