12 Reasons Why You Should Choose Essential Recruitment As Your Agency

If you’ve never used a recruitment agency, you may be unaware of the types of services we provide when working for us, and how these are a benefit to you.

We have listed 7 elements below that are included in our service, as well as 5 extra things we provide to our candidates to reward them for their hard work!


1. Job Shadowing

Our Consultants conduct job shadows of the roles we’re recruiting for, where they will visit the company and perform the job role first hand. 

This ensures we understand the role and environment we are placing you in to and can describe the role accurately to you, so you know exactly what to expect when being placed into the role.


2. New Starter Check Ins

We will be onsite to check you in on your first day. We will also make contact mid way through and after your shift to ensure you are settling in as expected.


3. Onsite Check Ins

Our Consultants conduct on-site check ins on a regular basis to ensure that there aren’t any issues in the workplace and to check you are enjoying your work.


4. Health & Safety Awareness

We ensure our candidates have been properly trained on health and safety and will ask you to sign documentation to confirm you have understood your training.


5. Induction Assistance

Our Consultants assist with your induction, making sure you are completely set up to begin your role and minimising risk of accidents in the workplace. They will cover topics such as:

  • Company history/information
  • Job details and description
  • Conduct on assignment
  • Recording of hours
  • Accident reporting procedure
  • Fire procedure
  • PPE
  • Health and Safety
  • Company rules
  • Manual handling procedure


6. 24/7 Call Out Service

We operate a 24/7 call out service that is available 365 days of the year to ensure we are available for any emergencies any time, day or night. This service provides you with assistance for urgent issues outside of our 8am-5pm working hours. Our phones divert automatically, so just call our usual office numbers.


7. Staff Surgeries

We hold ‘Staff Surgeries’ onsite to speak with you privately and confidentially about any queries or problems arising that may be affecting you in the workplace or personal life. All communication is in confidence.




8. Temp of the Month Competition

To show our appreciation to our hardworking candidates, every month we run a Temp of the Month competition where our clients’ and branches nominate candidates who they feel deserve recognition for their dedication to the role. Each nominee receives a box of chocolates for being nominated and is put forward with a nomination statement. Our Facebook followers vote for their favourite – look out for the next one on our Facebook Page.

Take a look at all of our previous winners and nominees here https://www.essentialrecruitment.co.uk/category/temp-of-the-month/

Here are some of our previous winners with their vouchers & prizes…


9. Permanent Contracts 

If we have placed you into a company where you are really enjoying the role and the company would like to offer you a permanent contract we are more than happy for you to accept a permanent contract with the company. In the first 3 months of 2022 we’ve had 154 of our candidates become permanent members of staff at their placements!

Here are some of our candidates who have gained permanent contracts so far this year…


10. Gifting Hardworking Candidates

Over the years our branches have done various things to say thank you to our candidates. In the past this has included gifting a candidate with new trainers, providing lunch on-site or hiring food/ice cream trucks, gifting boxes of chocolates, Easter eggs, gift vouchers & more. Take a look below at some of our deserving candidates who we’ve rewarded:


11. Assist candidates in receiving better certifications

We can assist workers in receiving better certifications where required to help you develop within your role and gain new skills.


12. Refer a Friend Scheme

If you know any family or friends that are looking for work, refer them to us for your chance to win a £20 voucher (t&c’s apply). Here’s one of our candidates who referred friends to CPL Distribution receiving his vouchers:

Read more about our Refer a Friend scheme here https://www.essentialrecruitment.co.uk/candidate-portal/refer-a-friend/ 


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