London Calling for Taskmaster Recruitment
Taskmaster directors and senior managers savoured the exquisite scent of success on their attendance at the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for Awards, staged in London last week.
At their first attempt, the Leeds based generalist high street recruitment business surpassed all expectations by making the coveted Top 100 list.
MD, Colin ONeill shared the elation of his colleagues and commented we were encouraged by senior members of staff to submit a nomination on the back of our reputation for going the extra mile to recognise and reward commitment, initiative and loyalty within the business. Given the depth of competition (just short of 1,000 entrants) we were naturally delighted to make the Top 100. On the night of the event the quality of the competition was clearly evident and our final placing, at 48, represented a quite overwhelming vindication of our endeavours to make Taskmaster a special company to work for.
ONeill believes that the companies outstanding record of staff retention proved a major contribution in the quality assessment. On the occasion recently of our Annual Staff Convention, I had the pleasure of presenting no less than six, ten year service awards, given that this represents over 10% of our headcount, the honour was a resounding testament to our longstanding conviction that good people simply dont leave Taskmaster,.
Amongst the many criteria that constitute the determination of Best Company is recognition of the business giving something back to the community at large. In this respect, Taskmaster has a history of active involvement in hosting charity fundraising events. This year alone, over 100 runners (employees, work associates and friends) are being sponsored by the business to participate in the Jane Tomlinson, Leeds 10K charity run.
Colin ONeill summed up the sentiments of his fellow directors in concluding that the Best Companies endorsement, which places Taskmaster as one of the most progressive employers within the UK service sector, would not only help attract high calibre staff to the business but would also provide the impetus for fresh innovation to further consolidate their newfound status.