In the run up to Employee Ownership Day, Just Recruitment will be distilling its expertise on the topic
In December 2017, Just Recruitment Group Ltd made a bold business move.
|...it was time to empower the next generation, to reward the people who had worked hard to build the brand into a successful, multi-branch, recruitment agency...|
The company had been privately owned by its founder Jenny Wrightson since 1983. But Jenny saw that it was time to empower the next generation, to reward the people who had worked hard to build the brand into a successful, multi-branch, recruitment agency that turns over in excess of £15m per year.
She saw that the time was coming when she would want to hand over the reins of her business, so that it could continue to grow for the next 35 years.
So Jenny did something that remains unusual among SME owners: she transferred ownership of Just Recruitment to its employees.
Now, every single member of the workforce owns 3pc of the business. They all have a stake, no matter how long they’ve worked there or how senior they are.
As a result, Just Recruitment has seen efficiency and productivity increase, staff retention improve, and customer service reach ever-greater heights.
What is more, members of the workforce are seizing the opportunity to drive the company forward. They’re rising to the challenge of steering the business. They’re dreaming dreams, identifying opportunities for growth, and developing skills so that they’re able to carry Just Recruitment into the next phase of its life.
On Friday, 28 June 2019, the UK celebrates Employee Ownership Day. It just so happens that Just Recruitment will be issuing its half-year trading results that day, too. And it’s no surprise that the figures look great, given the many advantages associated with employee ownership.
To celebrate both events, we’ll be on a countdown to Employee Ownership Day all next week. We’ve filmed a documentary reflecting on our experience. It features interviews with Just’s senior management team and with our staff.
It tells the story of employee ownership, helping other companies develop their understanding and identify the benefits.
We’ll release extracts from the video throughout next week, accompanied by a series of informative articles about employee ownership. The documentary will receive its full online premiere on Friday, 28 June 2019 at 10am.
Keep an eye on our website and social media channels to follow our story. It’s one of entrepreneurialism, business savvy and a genuine commitment to doing the right thing.
That’s the Just Recruitment way, and we’re excited to share it with you in the week ahead.
Published: 21 June 2019
© 2019 Just Recruitment Group Ltd
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|Salary:||£10.00 - £11.00 per hour|
Just Recruitment is recruiting for a goods in and despatch person with some QC experience on behalf of a company based in Colchester.
You will be responsible for booking in and booking out all deliveries for the company. Competent skills in use of computers and Excel is essential for this position.
To assist the two Production Managers with the coordination and control of all goods in and out process, for all departments. Excellent communication between departments is necessary.
|Sector:||Engineering and Manufacturing
|Salary:||£18,000 - £20,000 per annum|
Just Recruitment is looking for a Machine Operator/Assembler for a client based on the outskirts of Sudbury.
The role will involve the following skills:
In addition, candidates should be:
Monday to Friday 8am-4.30pm
20 days plus bank holidays
Standard gov pension scheme.
Just Recruitment is delighted to be representing a company based on the outskirts of Colchester, they are looking for a new member of the sales team.
Are you a driven sales person looking for a new business role?
Would you like to self manage your day, drive your own leads and develop new business?
Would you like to work in a role where you have autonomy?
The package offered includes a basic salary and commission, this is uncapped and the average sales person is earning in excess of £40k.
As well as a good financial package you will have 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, staff benefits, an excellent working environment and the opportunity to progress.
You will also have a fully expensed company car!
Your normal working hours will be Monday to Friday 9 - 5:30 but this role does require some travel and 1 night away away from home (Thursday night - fully expensed and meals included)
You must possess the following skills and attributes:
This is an excellent opportunity to build a successful career, its all about you!
Please note that due to the nature of the role and travel required you must have a full clean driving licence and be prepared to stay away from home 1 night a week (Thursday).
|Sector:||Accountancy, Banking and Finance
|Salary:||£19,000 - £23,000 per annum|
|Location:||Norfolk – Norwich
Our client, a leading independent accountancy firm are looking to recruit a Payroll Administrator to join their practice in Norfolk
This role may be suitable for you if you have previously been involved in the preparation of payrolls (ideally within a bureau environment) and if you have a keen interest in further developing your skills and becoming part of a busy payroll bureau.
The available position is working within the Business and Private Team in the payroll bureau, assisting with the processing of client payrolls which vary in frequency (weekly, monthly, 2/4 weekly) and in size (1 to 100+ employees).
You will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the payroll function and will have the potential to progress with increased responsibility for clients. We are looking for a candidate with good communication skills, who enjoys working as part of a team, has the ability to organise their workload and an appetite for learning and development.
Addresses, discusses and advances conclusion in respect of technical and audit issues identified during the course of the audit
Controls the audit in relation to timescales, budgets and risk managements procedures
Provides feedback through regular communication and timely assignment appraisal
To be conserved for the role you will have: