We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been placed 7th overall in the Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies To Work For 2012. As you can imagine, we’re incredibly proud of this achievement and believe that this recognition highlights that Macildowie is a business built on great people, where the passion for customers and quality of the client and candidate experience starts from within.
Sunday Times 100 Best Companies doesn’t measure a National Average, it measures those companies who are brave enough to participate. And that means those brave enough to find out what their people say about them.
‘People’ are central to our Vision, Values and our Strategic Goals. We work very hard to make Macildowie a great place to work and to give our people the opportunity to be part of something very special. But what does it mean for you, our clients and candidates?
Let’s start with our candidates. We have low staff turnover, as 92% feel supported by their managers and 94.3% of our employees have fun at work. This means that there is a very strong chance that you, our candidate, will have the same consultant looking after you each time you are looking to move to progress your own career. Recruitment is about relationships, about trust. You can be safe in the knowledge that we want to place you in the best role now to support your career goals longer term.
Then there are our clients. One of our top ranking scores from the Best Companies’ survey was the ‘fair deal’ category. This scores how happy Macildowie employees are with their pay and benefits. Our consultants’ pay is correlated directly with their billings, their billings are correlated directly with how successful they are at finding the very best candidates for you, our clients.
Another core selection criteria for Times 100 is quality of training. Our high score here is proof that our consultants are better trained than the competition. As a result, we’re able to offer our clients a more complete and enjoyable service, which in turn increases your trust in us, ultimately leading to loyalty to Macildowie. Our aim is to provide you with such a great service that you trust us exclusively for all of your recruitment needs.
We mustn’t also forget our own great people. We have an enviable track record of developing our own people through our internal ‘Talent Pool’ programme. Both Executive Directors were trained this way, as were five of our six Managers and 19 of our consultants. Coming 7th in the Times 100 illustrates that we’re driven towards building an outstanding recruitment business and that we’re determined to create growth to deliver personal opportunity for all.
Finally, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our candidates and clients for using our services and to our staff for helping to make Macildowie a great place to come to work.