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20 recruiters list on Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for 2018

Best Companies has released its Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work for 2018.

The Small Best Companies to Work For category is for businesses with 50 to 250 employees. The results were announced at an awards ceremony in London last night (Wednesday 21st February).

Wiser were the highest listed recruitment company on the list, coming in at 2nd.

Better Placed listed 4th, Orion Electrotech came 6th, Deverell Smith listed 8th, Roc Search ranked 10th, Barrington James came 11th, Austin Fraser listed 15th, Whitehall Resources ranked 19th, La Fosse came 34th, BCL Legal listed 35th, Oakleaf Partnership ranked 39th, Prime People came 43rd, Resourcing Group listed 45th and Handle Recruitment ranked 48th.

Xcede listed 61st, Quanta Consultancy Services ranked 65th, Premier Group came 76th, Amoria Bond listed 81st, The FISER Group ranked 87th, Mane Contract Services listed 97th, Empiric ranked 99th and Tradewind Recruitment and SANZA Teaching Agency came 100th.

James Batt, CEO of BCL Legal, commented, “It is always fantastic to appear on this list, but we are really proud that we have continually ranked higher year on year. We see being included as an opportunity to learn as we analyse the findings and identify the areas where we need to make improvements.

“For us, that approach is essential as we make sure that we actually implement the changes so we continually grow and develop as a business and a team.”

Stephen Trigg, CEO & founder of Quanta Consultancy Services, said, “Creating an environment that creates opportunity, success and wellbeing has long been a goal of the company.  It is particularly rewarding to receive this award in recognition of our achievements in this respect.”

Tremayne Hall, managing director at Whitehall Resources, commented, “We are all very pleased with how well we did. Recruitment is a people business, so it is great to see our teams giving such good feedback on their colleagues and the company. I’m very proud of everything we have achieved this year and hope the next 12 months will be even better.”

Ellie Fletcher, HR manager at Whitehall Resources, added, “We are thrilled with the result, it gives us a huge amount of confidence that we are heading in the right direction. We can only achieve our goals with the full support of our teams so it’s vital that employees not only value working here, but can see a long-term career ahead of them.”

Group managing director at Amoria Bond, Adam Standley, said, "We are delighted to have appeared in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2018 and it is especially pleasing as this is the first time that we have entered this competition.  Our company mission is all about being the best for our people as well as our customers and this is what drives us to continually improve and innovate.  It is therefore a privilege to get this accolade in a competition which receives hundreds of applications per year and benchmarks Amoria Bond against other top, leading organisations.  We hire our people predominately as trainees across the business and we invest in training and developing our colleagues so that they can achieve their full potential."

Simon Stephens from Better Placed said, “There is a huge sense of pride and achievement in receiving such an accolade. To do it at the first time of entering makes it extra special. More than anything though, I think the process is something that has allowed us to really foster the engagement and sense of belonging that we have at Better Placed.  

“It gives you confidence and belief in what you’re doing as a business and a board, when your people and the teams they work in so positively endorse their place of work and attach real value to how they feel about their careers and life at Better Placed.

“For us, like many other organisations, you like to think that you’re surrounding yourself with talented people, that you’re clear in where the business is going and that people feel engaged, happy and invested in what they are doing.  More than anything this tremendous achievement is testimony to those things. In an industry that is solely people based that means everything to us.”

Premier Group’s managing director, Ben Broughton, said, ‘We are excited to be included in this list for 6 years in a row. The aim is always to keep our employees’ happiness and wellbeing at the heart of the organisation, and we seem to be achieving that!’

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