Firm with King’s Lynn branch hailed as one of the best to work for in the UK

Staff at Swanstaff Recruitment in Bishop's Lynn House on the Tuesday Market Place has been named in the top ten Sunday Times list of companies. From left: Jorden Jackson, Liam Heaphy, Sam Bone and Stephen Fenton. ANL-150315-205231009
Staff at Swanstaff Recruitment in Bishop's Lynn House on the Tuesday Market Place has been named in the top ten Sunday Times list of companies. From left: Jorden Jackson, Liam Heaphy, Sam Bone and Stephen Fenton. ANL-150315-205231009
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Lynn’s branch of Swanstaff Recruitment are celebrating the news that its company has been rated as one of the best to work for in the UK.

The branch which opened at 18 Tuesday Market Place last year has gone from strength to strength.

Swanstaff Recruitment were rated as number 58 in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List 2015. It also achieved the highest accreditation with a three-star Extraordinary ranking for employee engagement.

The recruiting company, which has a staff of 93, finds temporary contract and permanent staff an array of jobs that ranges from nursing to engineering. Last year, 76 new employees joined and more than half of them are still there and believe that team spirit is the company’s strongest asset.

At the Lynn branch there are currently four employees, but there are plans to extend that to six this year. Team leader at Lynn, Sam Bone, said: “We are all really proud to be part of the Lynn branch for Swanstaff Recruitment.

“Since August last year, the branch has come a long way and continues to grow and succeed and we have over 400 clients that we service at this time.

“Being placed within the Times 100 Best Places to Work is a true representation of the company’s core values and we feel honoured to be part of such a fast-growing organisation.

“We take pride in the fact that we create new job opportunities within the local area and as successful as our branch has been in our first nine months, we are still keen to recruit new people and place individuals into work.”

The company prides itself in playing a role to help the local community and teams often get together for fundraising activities.

On Friday in Lynn the staff were taking part in a company-wide Disney Day fundraiser in aid of Comic Relief.

In the report relating to Swanstaff’s rating in the ST list, it states that Swanstaff recognises the best and most-improved branches and individuals with gifts ranging from a bonus or trophy to a fully-paid trip to New York.

It also says everyone is encouraged to undertake healthy hours and claim the breaks and holidays due, so few feel they are spending too much time in their professional roles.

Staff also said the deadlines they’re expected to meet are realistic and a new policy on doing overtime prevents anyone from working long hours on their own.

Swanstaff has a network of 17 sites and recruits a diverse range of candidates for its client base. The markets it supports includes driving, industrial, health and social care, commercial, family support, engineering, technical and pharmaceutical.