29 rec firms among the 100 best small companies to work for - 'It is incredibly important'

The Sunday Times and Best Companies has announced their list of the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in Britain.

The STEM recruitment firm Phaidon International was one of the 29 agencies to make the list, ranking second after the interior company Paragon Interior Group.

Opus Professional Services Group was the second highest ranking recruitment agency, coming in at sixth place.

The engineering recruitment firm Roc Search was the third highest ranking agency, coming in at eighth place. You can find the full list of recruitment agencies at the end of this story.

Austin Fraser was one of the agencies who made the list for the fourth year in a row. Daniel Betts is the Marketing Manager at the IT recruitment specialist. Speaking exclusively to Recruitment Grapevine, he says: “We put a lot of emphasis on employee wellbeing. It has always been very much at the heart of what we do as a company.

“Recruitment is a very difficult and tough job. It's long hours, and if you spend a lot of time at work you want it to be at a place where you enjoy being. If you are happy, you’ll be more productive.”

He explains that Austin Fraser ensures this by offering perks ranging from flexible working and technological aids to development opportunities and tailored training.

When asked about the award, Betts says: “It is really important for us as it is a reflection of how we treat our people.”

On the supplier side, Bullhorn came in on place 44. Peter Linas is the Managing Director at Bullhorn international. He said: “We are so proud to be recognised by The Sunday Times as a top employer. We have experienced huge growth over the last year, and this couldn’t have been achieved without our fully engaged, committed, and incredibly hard working staff base. We understand that a company can’t hope to be successful without ensuring its people are happy and healthy first!”


The recruiters amongst the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For

  • Phaidon International (2)
  • Opus Professional Services Group (6)
  • Roc Search (8)
  • La Fosse Associates (11)
  • Premier Group Recruitment (15)
  • Oakleaf Partnership (16)
  • Gemini People (21)
  • Austin Fraser (23)
  • Liquid Personnel (24)
  • CBSbutler (25)
  • Empiric (30)
  • Tate (36)
  • Lee Hecht Harrison (48)
  • Penta Consulting (52)
  • TFS Healthcare (55)
  • Aspire (64)
  • BCL Legal (65)
  • Celsian Education (67)
  • Orion Electrotech Limited (68)
  • X4 Group (71)
  • Argyll Scott place (75)
  • Thorn Baker (76)
  • SG Group place (82)
  • Macdonald & Company place (86)
  • Consol Partners place (88)
  • Cobalt Recruitment (90)
  • Resourcing Group (94)
  • eResponse Recruitment Group (96)
  • Oliver James Associates (100)
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