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Health and social care recruiter celebrates 4th anniversary

Founded in 2011 by former industry executives and colleagues Julie Estall and Karen Hedger, Bright Selection sought to provide a service that would add value to the industry and pioneer the recruitment process for senior staff. The approach paid off, and the company now has a team of eight health and social care recruitment specialists, industry-leading retention rates and representation throughout the UK.

“Julie and I had both worked in health and social care recruitment for more than 15 years, and saw that the industry was changing at a fast pace, so we shaped our business structure around anticipating needs,” explains Bright Selection Director, Karen Hedger. “The health and social care industry has evolved under intense pressure on care providers and consequently on their senior staff, with ever-changing legislation and exceptionally high expectations. We work hard to monitor and understand the industry’s broad range of requirements and designed Bright Selection to move away from impersonal database recruitment processes, believing that personal, proactive relationships with clients and potential personnel would add value not just to our clients, but the industry as a whole.”

This personal approach has been well-received, with Bright Selection not only retaining all of its first year clients, but growing the business year on year, earning and maintaining exclusive relationships with a series of prestigious care providers and achieving 96% in candidate retention rates for its clients.

“We’ve proved that finding the right long-term candidate is about more than database CV matching,” says Karen. “Understanding the culture of an organisation is so important, and the relationships we build with our clients, along with personal sourcing and extensive interview processes ensure the best possible match for both parties. Talented candidates can be choosy about the positions they take and the relationship they have with a recruiter is symbolic of the one they will have with their potential employer it’s vital we get it right to secure the best possible personnel for our clients.”

To find out more about Bright Selection, visit or telephone 01206 848448


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