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EGG-traordinary news

We’re going retro this Easter and are recreating the classic Easter classroom experience with an egg incubator! This is a real throwback to our youth and we’re super egg-cited to bring new life into the Benchmark world.  We’re all set to nurture the eggs, and watch them hatch before they are rehomed at Whirlow Hall Farm. This will probably be

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Vote For Values

Every month at Benchmark we have an internal vote called ‘Vote For Values’ where we decide which one of our fellow Benchmarkers has demonstrated best practice in the work place.  Each employee votes for the colleague they feel has demonstrated most of our company values, picking out positive moments from the month just gone – this can be anything from

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Carve Out A Strong Career Path

Do you feel like you’re watching colleagues take the next steps in their career and want to experience the same success?  If you’re looking to progress your career and have ambition to succeed you need to drive that enthusiasm in the right place, and in doing so carve out a strong career path for yourself. Broaden your horizons and make

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Love The Job You’re In

Considering we spend a large percentage of our lives in the work place it’s important to feel fulfilled and to take enjoyment in your role.  If you can learn to love your role you’ll be more productive, and bring positivity to your working environment which will also work to enhance your work/life balance. Demonstrating a love for your job isn’t

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Sheffield Roots

At Benchmark we’re proud of our Sheffield roots, and when it came to supporting the Master Cutler’s Challenge this year there was no question of doubt that we wanted to be involved.  Having the opportunity to support St Luke’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospice through this unique charity event is one we couldn’t resist, as they both provide invaluable services to

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True Colours

This week we played host to business leaders of Sheffield and South Yorkshire with our Perfect Pairings Business Breakfast. Our early morning starters entered into the spirit of the event taking on famous character names and finding their perfect pair.  So, we had Brad Pitt searching for Angelina and Homer looking for Marge all at the Workstation! Once connected we

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Perfect Pairings

With Valentines round the corner we couldn’t resist this opportunity to spread the love across the Sheffield business community with our quarterly business breakfast with a twist – Perfect Pairings. Following the great success of our two Business Breakfasts in 2015, by popular demand we’re back with this new twist.  With a strong business network we’re keen to share our

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Step Up For Benchmark Consultant Rebecca Morris

Benchmark’s Commercial Consultant Rebecca Morris has stepped up to Senior Consultant after a phenomenal 2015 where she exceeded all  expectations with the number of candidates she helped place in their dream role. In her new position Rebecca will head up a team of five consultants at the Sheffield recruitment agency, whilst also handling roles across the commercial sector, primarily focusing

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Big Kid In You

Remember when you spent hours deliberating what to put on your Christmas list and holding out for Father Christmas to bring you the goods?!  Well, with Christmas round the corner we’re feeling nostalgic – this week we asked each of the Benchmark team what was on their Father Christmas list when they were a kid. Louisa Harrison-Walker – Director “I

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Hands Up For A Career Move

Hands up if you’re looking for a career move in 2018?!  If so, our advice to you is be ahead of the game as it’s a crowded candidate market in January with lots of people looking to jump ship. It’s not a time to panic though, if you’re organised and know what you’re looking for you could secure your dream

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Benchmark Secures A Class Act For School Trends

Benchmark Recruit recently helped School Trends secure their newest recruit Kimberly Ward as Marketing Officer at the Sheffield based company. Kimberly was successfully appointed, and now works alongside the existing in-house marketing team to further promote the supplier of personalised school uniform. “With extensive internal and external marketing experience Kimberly stood out at the candidate searching stage, and we were

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Sharing Knowledge – Master Cutlers Ambassador Programme

Two of our Benchmark team, Ellis Ridge and Connor Welch, were on hand to support The Cutlers Made in Sheffield Ambassador Programme this week, when they joined a session to help deliver interview advice to pupils on the programme. The Cutlers Made in Sheffield Ambassador Programme is run by work-wise and delivers a high quality ambassador programme to students looking

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Find Interviews Boring?

We trialed a new way of recruiting  with competency based assessment days, giving our clients the chance to be Alan Sugar for the day. Our candidates were put through their paces with team activities, presentations, speed interviews and debating challenges all tailored to each client and each specific job. Each day has had a 100% hire success rate. Candidates have

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Thinking Outside The Box

We had the Sheffield business community quite literally thinking outside the box with our MADE Festival Fringe event at Benchmark HQ in partnership with Common Purpose.  We worked with Common Purpose, the leadership and development provider, to host a practical session focusing on the ‘Art of Collaboration’ to upskill attendees, and allow them to develop fresh techniques to broaden their

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Icing On The Cake

It’s been a memorable week for our Benchmark consultant Becca Morris – she nailed second place in the Neurocare charity Bake Off, plus the icing on the cake has been hitting her ambitions target for 2015 two months early! Becca cooked up a treat for Neurocare’s annual Bake Off going up against the city’s star bakers, showcasing her own signature

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Bonding over breakfast

Nothing like being handcuffed together for a bonding networking event!   That is what the guests to our second business breakfast were treated to courtesy of The Great Escape Game today. The Business Breakfast with a twist focused on team building through fresh and inspiring techniques, from the Great Escape Game and, business psychologist Simon Kilpatrick from Intrinsic Links.  This morning

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A New Chapter at Benchmark HQ

There’s the dawn of a new era at Benchmark HQ as Rob Shaw is promoted to Sales Director.  Rob will form a new partnership with Managing Director, Louisa Harrison-Walker to further develop the recruitment firm. Rob’s appointment comes as he returns to Benchmark following a year’s adoption leave.  Rob is set to help drive the business forward and continue to

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All work no play?!

We’re excited to announce details of our second Business Breakfast with a twist – on Wednesday, 14th October at 8am we’re partnering up with Sheffield’s Great Escape Game to deliver a networking breakfast focusing on fresh techniques to retain your best staff. The Great Escape Game, Sheffield’s escape room experience, will have practical games and an insightful tactics to encourage

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The Importance of Down Time

When embarking on a career, many of us thrive on being successful, climbing the ladder, breaking through that glass ceiling and, ultimately being well paid for our efforts. Whilst it is great to have a rewarding job and to be stimulated by the 9-5, it’s very easy for the ‘work to live’ ethic to turn in a ‘live to work’

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Making the Right Impression

If there is one place where first impressions really do count, it’s in an interview situation. In a startling number of cases, a decision is made the very second a candidate enters the room. Even if the candidate has the best credentials for the job, it can be very difficult for an employer to overcome that crucial first impression, which

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Home grown talent at Benchmark

Our apprentice Ellie was ‘hired’ this week as she secured a permanent position as an Office Administrator at Benchmark HQ following a year completing her Level 2 diploma as a Business Administrator. Ellie is a product of home grown talent, as she joined Benchmark at age 18 and has gone on to complete her Interserve apprenticeship learning on the job

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No Fear

We’re giving a big shout out to our consultant Ellis who showed no fear in her the jump for Whirlow Hall Farm and sky dived to raise a whopping £536 for the Sheffield charity. Ellis absolutely loved the experience so much so that she’s contemplating booking in for the next one.  We think her face says it all! The funds raised

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Goldmann sachs

Congratulations to Louisa our director who recently graduates from the Goldman Saccs 10,000 Small Business Course at Manchester Metropolitan University Louisa won her place on the course after a gruelling application and interview process. The course which is funded by the Goldman Saccs foundation was run over six months and involved a cohort of 30 business leaders. The modules 

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Gardening Day at Whirlow Hall Farm

As part of Benchmark Recruit’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibilty we were delighted to take lend a hand at Whirlow Hall Farm and Eductional Trust. The farm provides interactive educational programmes for children from all areas and backgrounds across Sheffield. Whirlow Hall Farm relies soley on donations and contributions from local businesses and people. We were joined by several members

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Chesterfield College

We are often surprised how many young people apply to us with poor CVs and lacking the ability to sell themselves at interview, considering how essential these life skills are we were more than happy to lend a hand and host a seminar for the pupils at Chesterfield College. The session focused on offering advice and guidance on how to

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Benchmark Recruits for Neurocare!

It was during a chance meeting at Nabarro’s Annual Summer Ball held at Sheffield Cathedral that Lesley Eland from Neurocare mentioned that she was desperate for an extra pair of hands in the fundraising office, but was just too snowed under to get it sorted! Knowing the hard work and dedication that the Neurocare team put in to their charitable

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Yorkshire Day

Ey up! Staff at Benchmark Recruit recently joined forces with JCI Sheffield on a campaign to celebrate everything Yorkshire-like and raise money for local charities, in association with the South Yorkshire Community Foundation. On Friday 31st July all staff were encouraged to come to work dressed as one of the county’s stereotypes and donate a minimum of £2 for the

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Whirlow Hall Farm Charity Raffle

Benchmark Recruit, sponsors of the JCI Ball held in Sheffield last month,raised over £1000 for Whirlow Hall Farm with a charity raffle. The prizes were donated by a range of Sheffield companies and organisation including Cubana’s bar and restaurant, The Mediterranean, Sheffield International Venues, Exposed Magazine, Seams Ltd and so on. Bridget Evans, Chief Executive of Whirlow Hall Farm Educational

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Charity Race Night!

Benchmark Recruit were one of the main sponsors of Irwin Mitchell’s ‘Charity Race Night’ – an event held at the Irwin Mitchell offices in Sheffield city centre. Ladies were invited to place bets on the races and the evening included some highlights of horse-racing and spectating from the 80s as well as many interesting hats and head-attire! A huge success,

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Benchmark’s Amy Tingle now a Neurocare Trustee!

We are delighted to announce that Benchmark Director Amy Tingle has been chosen and appointed as a trustee of Neurocare the charity that provides Funding to purchase world-beating technology for the Neurosciences Department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield. Lesley – Chief Executive of Neurocare said “it became apparent during our talking head focus group that Amy was capable

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Sponsored walk for Water Aid

Benchmark Directors Amy Tingle and Louisa Harrison joined other JCI Sheffield members for a sponsored walk to raise funds for WaterAid, a charity that helps provide clean drinking water for underprivilaged children across the world. The theme of the day was to walk a mile in someone elses shoes which involved walking across Sheffield carrying a water bucket and between

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Benchmark Charity Business Club

Our first charity networking event went with a bang! Over 50 attendees came to network and support a charity close to our hearts. The breakfast event raised just under £500 Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, which is the unique environmental and educational trust that works with inner city children and young people with special needs or disabilities. Since its launch in

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Three Peaks Challenge!

Benchmark and the extended team proved they had the heart and the head for heights after tackling one of the country’s toughest outdoor challenges in aid of the British Heart Foundation! The group had less than 24 hours to complete the notorious Three Peaks Challenge and raise £1,000 for the charity! The challenge saw the team climbing Ben Nevis in

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Charity football tournament

Benchmark Recruit joined forces with JCI Sheffield to host a football fundraising tournament in aid of the South Yorkshire Community Foundation (JCI’s nominated charity of the year) and the Boots For Africa campaign. The tournament was a culmination of months of hard work by Louisa (who is also Community Director for JCI) and Andrew Whitham of SUFC and simply wouldn’t

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Charity on the farm

We may be sharp-suited city slickers…but there’s nothing the team at Benchmark Recruit like more than an escape to the country. And that’s why we have become members of the 480 Club, the business organisation that supports the city’s Whirlow Hall Farm. Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is the unique environmental and educational trust that works with inner city children and

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Selling Scarves for Neurocare…

“We were absolutely thrilled to have employees from Benchmark Recruit helping out with Neurocare November scarf sales. Their competition amongst themselves meant they often had the heaviest collection tins of the day and really helped to boost our totals. We are so grateful for their constant enthusiasm and support.” Emma Douglas, Fundraiser

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