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Permanent Contracts Gained at Schutz!

Massive congratulations to our candidates who have secured permanent contracts at Schutz! Thank you for all of your hard work, we wish you all the best!   From top to bottom (left to right): Adrian, Mateusz, Marcin and John. Schutz is an IBC Manufacturer looking to expand their Worksop team. What are the benefits of…


Mental Health Awareness Week, 9th-15th May 2022

Every year we fully support Mental Health Awareness Week as an opportunity to focus on how our business looks after the well being of our staff and our temporary workforce. This year we wanted to focus specifically on awareness – in the past we have tried promoting wellbeing by encouraging our staff to take walks…


Temp of the Month – April 2022

Congratulations to our April Temp of the Month winner Natasha! Natasha won with 70 votes! Read her nomination statement below: “We have nominated Natasha for her constant improvement since joining The Romo Group. She has had a great attendance and work ethic, she always just gets on with the work.” Branch: Mansfield Natasha works as…


CPL donates to Nottinghamshire Mind for Mental Health Awareness week 2022

CPL work with Essential to donate £100 to Nottinghamshire Mind for Mental Health Awareness Week. This month, we worked with our client CPL Distribution who wanted to choose a charity to donate to which was close to their heart. Susan Foxon, Worksop Operations Manager at CPL asked us to donate to mind  Nottinghamshire Mind. Mind…


Welcome to the team: Alex Offless

  We recently welcomed Alex into our Worksop team as Recruitment Resourcer. We wanted to get to know him a little better, so we had a chat about his experience so far, his background and how he’s getting on!   So, what made you choose a role with Essential? “I wanted to start a career…


Find Your Next Job Through Our Facebook Groups!

  Never considered using Facebook to find a job? Didn’t know Facebook was so popular for job seeking?   We currently have over 120,000 members within our Facebook groups from job seekers to local employers and agencies. Our groups are welcome for all to join, so you can find an array of vacancies from warehouse…


Working With Essential: How Does Our Compliance Department Benefit Your Company?

Why is it so important to ensure the agency you are working in partnership with is fully compliant with employment law? There are various serious implications to consider if compliance checks are not performed, including legal action and damage to brand image & reputation, in turn affecting profitability and client and staff retention. We have…


May Open Days & Inductions

Come along to our Recruitment Open Days & Inductions in May!   We’re holding various open days, induction & site tours across May with lots of roles available to suit a wide range of candidates. See more information below or keep up to date with our Facebook page.   4th May – Ripley Office Open…


Hiring? Here’s How Our Marketing Department Could Assist You…

You may be familiar with working with recruitment agencies, but have you ever worked with an agency with an in-house marketing team? If not, you may be unaware of the benefits it provides to work with an agency who have a dedicated team to advertise and promote your vacancies, including: Saving money from outsourcing a…


Your Agency Worker Rights: Everything You Need to Know

What are Agency Workers Rights (AWR)? These rights ensure any agency worker is eligible to receive equal pay and the same working conditions as pre-existing staff after 12 continuous weeks of employment.   From Day One   1. You are entitled to workers employment rights from the first day you start work: Receive the National…


A Cracking Result for our Easter Egg Donation Campaign!

    Our Business Development Manager, Charlie has been working with our clients and other businesses in the Burton area to coll-egg-t easter eggs to donate to local charities!   The first donation was to CVS in Swadlincote, a charity working to improve the quality of life for people in South Derbyshire. Their food bank…


19 Groups to boost your Advert Response

  If you’re recruiting on a budget, Facebook groups can be a great solution.  We’re currently seeing around 1800 visitors per week to our website from the site, mainly from the groups feature. If you’re struggling for response to your vacancy, why not try posting here yourself?   We recommend to: Post often (multiple times…


National Insurance Change from April 6th 2022: How does this affect you?

  From today (6th April), the Health and Social Care Levy comes into effect in the UK, which means the rate of National Insurance contributions you pay will change for one year.   The amount you contribute will increase by 1.25 percentage points which will be spent on the NHS and social care across the…


Temp of the Month – March 2022

Congratulations to our March Temp of the Month winner Demi! Demi won with an amazing 132 likes! Read Demi’s nomination statement below: “Demi has been nominated for her excellent time keeping and attendance. She is an all round great worker!” Demi works as a Trainee Trimmer at The Belfield Group in Ilkeston, take a look…


National Minimum Wage Rates from April 1st 2022

  The new National Minimum Wage rates have seen an increase by 6.6% today for workers aged 23 years and over and 9.8% for ages 21 – 22 years. The wage for an apprentice has been increased to the same rate of a 16 – 17 year old for the first time. The new rate…


April Open Days & Inductions

Come along to our Recruitment Open Days & Inductions in April!   We’re holding various open days, induction & site tours across April with lots of roles available to suit a wide range of candidates. See more information below or keep up to date with our Facebook page.   1st April – Ferdinand Bilstein Induction…


9 Benefits of Signing up to a Recruitment Agency

Not sure how using an agency could be beneficial to your job search? Here are some reasons to consider when you’re looking for your next role:     1. Be the first to know about new vacancies Did you know not all of our roles make it to the website?! We often fill vacancies by…


6 Reasons You Should Consider Hiring Temporary Workers

Never used an agency before? Not sure how using temporary workers can benefit you? We have listed some reasons below for your organisation to consider when you’re in need of extra staffing:     1. Flexibility Temporary workers allow you to respond to the demands of your organisation on a more reactive basis, whether you…


11 Services We Provide To Our Clients

If you have never used an agency before you may be unaware of the services we can provide to your company or the benefits of using an agency to recruit for your vacancies and save you the time of inhouse recruiting. We have listed 11 elements below that are included in our service, as well…


Global Recycling Day

  How much do you know about recycling attitudes and behaviours in the UK right now?   Did you know that… 88% of UK households consider recycling an established norm. 9% admit to only recycling occasionally, and 3% say they do not recycle at all. 52% of us recycle more than we did a year…


Mythbusting: 7 Things People Claim About Agencies That Aren’t True

We see many comments and claims about agencies and working for agencies that actually aren’t true! We wanted to clear up any confusion/misinformation that people may have heard in the list below:   1. “Agencies don’t care about their workers” At Essential Recruitment we do very much care about our candidates, without our candidates we…


Our Financial Controller Sarah Walks for Ashgate Hospice

  Our Financial Controller Sarah completed the Ashgate Hospice High Peak Trail Walk on Sunday 13th March with her sister. They completed the 11 mile walk in 3.5 hours, raising £265 between them for the hospice! Ashgate Hospicecare charity (no. 700636) provide palliative and end-of-life care free of charge to people aged 18 and over…


£1,000 Per Year Boost to Wages in April 2022

  The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced in his Autumn 2021 budget on Oct 27th 2021 that minimum wage is set to increase by 6.6%, rising from £8.91 to £9.50 per hour from April 1st 2022 for workers aged 23 years and over. The new rates will also see an increase from £8.36…


Temp of the Month – February 2022

Congratulations to our February Temp of the Month winner Diane! Diane won with an amazing 156 likes! Read her nomination statement below: “Diane has been nominated because she is always on time, always offers to work weekends and just genuinely lights up the room when you are around her. She also brings me cakes and…


Essential Support for Ukraine

The war in Ukraine has gripped the world – we watch, stunned and speechless as countless acts of terror unfold upon innocent citizens. Our support comes from our hearts, but also from empathy for our community. Many of our workers, neighbours and colleagues have family and friends in Ukraine or the surrounding countries and are…


March Open Days & Inductions

Come along to our Recruitment Open Days & Inductions in March!   We’re holding various open days, induction & site tours across March with lots of roles available to suit a wide range of candidates. See more information below or keep up to date with our Facebook page.   1st March – Jayplas Onsite Open…


Temp of the Month – January 2022

Congratulations to our January Temp of the Month winner Claire from Rotherham! Claire won with an amazing 174 likes! Read Claire’s nomination statement below: “Claire has been excellent since joining us! She is always working hard and tries to go the extra mile for other staff members, she’s never late and always has a smile…


Our staff milestones over the past year!

Congratulations to our staff who have progressed with us over the past year! Our branches have grown rapidly over the past year, taking on a lot of brand new business and seeing 12 new Consultants joining us in 2021! Here’s a look back on milestone moments for our staff over this past year…    …


‘Way to Work’ Campaign to get 500,000 people into jobs starts today!

The Government have launched a new mission today to turbo-charge our national recovery from COVID-19 by targeting to move 500,000 people into jobs by the end of June. With job vacancies at a record high this ‘Way to Work’ campaign will focus on moving those on Universal Credit who are ‘job-ready’ into these available positions….


February Open Days & Inductions

Come along to our Recruitment Open Days & Inductions in February!   We’re holding various open days, induction & site tours across February with lots of roles available to suit a wide range of candidates. See more information below or keep up to date with our Facebook page.   2nd February – Long Eaton Recruitment…


5 reasons processing payroll online can benefit you

  Still using paper timesheets in 2022? That’s so last year!    Introducing Epsilon – our online payroll management platform. Timesheets can be uploaded, processed and authorised all within our online portal. It’s completely free for our clients to use, and a designated account manager will provide training / a demo either in person, over…


7 Ways You Can Contact Us If You Don’t Have Credit

  We understand that not everyone has a contracted phone and a lot of temporary workers need to top up their phone with credit. If you ever need to contact us but don’t have enough credit to call us, please use one of the options below. *Please note our office hours are Monday to Friday,…


11 Reasons Why People Need Temporary Work

        We see comments being made within our Facebook groups speaking very negatively about temporary work. There’s many reasons and circumstances why someone may be in need of some short term work and we wanted to clear up what these reasons may be. There are also workers who choose to be temporary…


4 Types of Recruitment within a Recruitment Agency

        We often hear that people think agencies only offer temporary work, while this is true to an extent, there are many opportunities to gain permanent work with an agency. We have listed the 4 main types of recruitment that we offer as an agency:   1. Ad Hoc  Ad hoc work…


550 Stagecoach Drivers Strike Indefinitely in South Yorkshire

  Following the strike actions towards the end of 2020, further strikes have been launched in South Yorkshire, affecting the Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Dearne Valley areas.   Between January 1st – 2nd, 550 Stagecoach Drivers began striking indefinitely over an ongoing pay dispute. This strike action is now affecting workers in the local areas…


Temp of the Month – December 2021

Congratulations to our December Temp of the Month winner Liam from Worksop! Liam won with an impressive 137 likes! Read Liam’s nomination statement below: “We would like to put Liam forward for temp of the month, Liam is only a young lad, working 12 hours days and nights, he hasn’t missed a shift since he…


January Open Days

Come along to our Recruitment Open Days in January!   We’re holding various open days across January with lots of roles available to suit a wide range of candidates. See more information below or keep up to date with our Facebook page.   6th January – Ripley Recruitment Open Day See info on opportunities available…


Christmas Payroll Deadline

    Some of our Consultants and Accounts team will be popping into the office over the festive break to process payroll for our temporary workers. We would be really grateful if you could make things a little easier for us by ensuring that timesheets for your staff are returned by 24th at the latest…


Essential Donate to Derek’s Tree

  Our Business Development Managers, Charlie Baker & Andrea Tantrum has last week taken part in Derek’s tree, a charity event in Burton on Trent which every year collects presents for disadvantaged kids in the local community. Throughout the year we collect money from our staff in order to fund our charity pot, which is…


Welcome to the team: Jodie Homewood

Our Chesterfield office has expanded once more! We welcomed Jodie into the team last week – we asked her a few questions about her time with us so far…     What made you apply for the role at Essential Recruitment? “I wanted a new challenging role with opportunity to grow within a company.” Tell…


Weekly Open Days for Cerealto

Our Worksop office are holding walk in open days every Wednesday for Cerealto. No need to book, just drop by the office between 9am – 3pm.  Address: The Turbine, Coach Cl, Shireoaks, Worksop S81 8AP *Our open days are Covid secure*   The open day involves: – Speak to our team about opportunities at Cerealto…


A charitable gift for our Employee Owned friends

      As you may have heard, Essential Recruitment recently became 100% Employee Owned!  To communicate this to all of our staff, we held an event at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield where all of our Directors explained how everything would work, gave them more information about what this means for the business, and…


Permanent Contracts gained at Cerealto!

Massive congratulations to our candidates who have recently gained permanent contracts at Cerealto! We’re so pleased for you! Thank you being such great candidates, we wish you all the best in your permanent roles.   From left to right: Marc, Eleanor & Darren. Cerealto are a global company within the food sector, founded in 1991….


Now working in partnership with Co-Op

  Our Mansfield branch welcomes the Co-Op into their portfolio! We’re assisting in recruitment of Chilled Warehouse Operatives for their Castlewood Distribution Centre. With no experience required and pay rates between £12.75 – £14.42ph and overtime rates up to £25.50ph, this is a really attractive role! We’ve taken a look around the site and feel…


Further Stagecoach Strike Action in South Yorkshire!

  Further strike action will go ahead in South Yorkshire.   This strike action will affect the commute for workers who rely on public transport to travel to and from work.   Most services will not be running during the below dates and the following areas will be affected:   Saturday 11th December – Friday…


Essential becomes Employee Owned

On the 3rd December 2021, HR Essentials Ltd T/A Essential Recruitment based in Chesterfield sold 100% of their shares to HR Essentials Trust making the business wholly owned by its employees.   With offices based in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire, the 50 employees will now share in the future success of the business….


Temp of the Month – November 2021

Congratulations to our November Temp of the Month winner Michelle from Worksop! Michelle won with an impressive 139 likes! Read Michelle’s nomination statement below: “Her time keeping and attendance has been perfect since starting and her attitude is great. Does a good job and picked it up fast and does it with a smile.” Michelle…