ISL Recruitment: 5 lessons to improve recruitment's work-life balance

ISL Recruitment, recently named amongst Great Place to Work’s Best Workplaces, has shared their top tips for recruitment firms wanting to improve the work-life balance of their recruiters.

With the ten-year-old Bristol-based recruitment firm also celebrating a record £3million turnover, Director Henry Keeys believes this wouldn’t have been possible without their positive work culture.

Keeys, along with Alan Furley, co-founded the multi-sector hiring agency after becoming frustrated with the harsh working cultures he had experienced throughout the recruitment sector.

Keeys states that recruitment still has a long way to go to eschew the “old school” image of offices run by impossible-to-meet KPIs, governed by bullying bosses and exhausted by unsustainable working hours - but there are benefits for agencies that do.

Speaking exclusively to Recruitment Grapevine, Keeys explained: “We believe [a positive work culture] is the cornerstone of why we have been successful. We have had exceptionally good staff retention over the last couple of years and we are now reaping the benefits.

“We are believers that the happier the employee, the greater the engagement and the greater the productivity of the employee.”

With the work-life balance of recruiters a topic that will always spark debate, any initiatives that improve productivity and reduce the risk of employee burnout will always be popular.

Therefore, click next to see Keeys’ five top tips on how the work-life balance of recruiters could be improved.

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