The Staff Agency 30 years of bringing people and business together
The Staff Agency 30 years of bringing people and business together.
Thirty years ago, on the 2nd of March, 1981, The Staff Agency opened its door for business, in Lune Street, Preston. Its founder, Elaine Rooking, had a clear vision of how she wanted to create a professional, bespoke recruitment company offering a different kind of service, one that exceeded the current employment agency practice available on every High Street.
Today, Elaines dream lives on, now based on the prestigious Navigation Business Village development, and still providing that bespoke recruitment service. My vision was and still is, to deliver to my clients and candidates the best possible service available, absolute quality, all the time, no exceptions. One of the ways in which The Staff Agency leads the market is in the way it attracts and retains its candidates. Our candidates are our most important assets, says Elaine, a bond is established from the moment of contact through to registration and follows on, hopefully, to placement stage. This bond is one of our unique differences and is fundamental to our operation. So many people have returned to us over the last 30 years, be it for a career change or to recruit staff themselves. Because we have history and we follow through, our clients and candidates trust us to give them excellent service.
Another unique feature at The Staff Agency is that their staff are not target driven. Therefore nothing gets in the way of our consultants giving the best possible service to our candidates. They have had the same management team for 30 years and over 65 years of recruitment experience in total. Their professional body, The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has played an important part from conception to the current day. REC set high standards in recruitment practice and The Staff Agency continually endeavour to exceed those standards. Both Elaine and Maria Duncan, her co-Director are Fellow members of REC.
Despite all the legislative changes and the recent economic downturn, I am still so proud of what we have achieved over the last 30 years and look forward to the future.