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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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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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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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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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Wellness Breakfast – Feel Good Factor

The Wellness Breakfast team: Hanna Leahy, Business Development Manager at SHU Centre for Sport, Exercise and Science, Louisa Harrison Walker, Director at Benchmark, James Wilson, the Sleep Expert, Lucy SIbbald, Benchmark Marketing Manager, Rob Shaw , Sales & Operations Manager and Anouska Carter from SHU Centre for Sport, Exercise and Science (left to right) Employee wellness was hot on the agenda for the

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Businesses Switch on to Working Fathers

At Benchmark Recruit we polled working fathers to reveal Yorkshire businesses are switched on to the pressures of family life, with 83% of respondents admitting their employers are flexible when it comes to their working hours. The survey questioned Yorkshire Dads on their working habits now they are fathers, and showed 20% have reduced their hours since having kids. Working

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Father’s in Business

With Father’s Day on the horizon, we’ve decided it’s time to uncover the truth behind father’s working routine, and how adaptable employers are around their family commitments.  Are businesses more open to male part-time workers?  Has becoming a father hampered your chances of promotion?  We want to hear from you. We’re asking you to help us by  taking part in our

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Embracing The Digital Demand

At Benchmark we’re spearheading the search for digital candidates in Sheffield to meet the digital job growth across the region. More than 5%* of job roles in Yorkshire are a result of the digital revolution and weren’t in existence pre 1990 – since 2004 IT and digital jobs have had a real impact in the national and regional employment figures,

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Heads Up For Neurocare

As a trustee of Neurocare, our very own Amy Tingle last weekend had the honour of handing out finishers medals for the Neurocare Head Start event at Rother Valley Country Park. In it’s sixth year, this event attracted over 600 runners and walkers and is set to make over £20,000 to fund life saving equipment for use in the Neuro

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Yorkshire Post Excellence In Business Awards – Most Outstanding Employer!

Well, it is only right we practice what we preach, so we were delighted to be shortlisted for The Yorkshire Post Most Outstanding Employer in recognition of the policies and processes we have in place to reward, retain and develop our internal staff. Judges visited our offices, grilled the boss ladies for a few hours, then interviewed the team. The

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Hats off to the team for these thank you notes…

“I would like to say a big thanks to Benchmark Recruit especially to Michael Jakeman, who has been one of the best recruitment consultant I’ve come across . Today I secured a temporary position at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive with all the help and support of Michael. Michael has been really helpful and supportive in finding me the right job that’s suited my

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Are students making the right choice?

We believe that students should choose their degree carefully after a national report revealed a quarter of employers are struggling to find good graduates to fill job vacancies. With A – level results being released today, it is more important than ever for students to make the right decision. Benchmark Director Louisa advises young people who opt for university to

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Championing the cause for local libraries!

Sheffield City Council has announced that our under threat local libraries will move into community control. This includes Totley library that our Director Louisa has been campaigning to save. Since October 2013 Louisa and a team of volunteers have been campaigning hard to keep their local library open. This has involved many public meetings, hundreds of consultation response forms being completed, countless petitions being

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All aboard, full steam ahead!

All aboard, full steam ahead! We are delighted to welcome back Melanie B and Amy T who have both had babies recently. They are both looking forward to getting stuck back in, speaking to grown ups and not being covered in baby food! Also welcome to Rebecca Morris who joins our buoyant legal desk, and will be covering legal roles

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Wrigleys Take The Benchmark Approach

Wrigleys take the Benchmark approach to employment WRIGLEYS Solicitors in Sheffield has made two new appointments with the support of a new approach to candidate selection from city recruitment and retention specialist Benchmark. Rachel Disney and Hannah Strafford both underwent Benchmark’s assessment morning of competency-based activities designed to draw out the exact experience required for the job. Rachel, who previously

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Team Assist for Doncaster Rovers!

Team Assist he shoots he scores…. We are delighted to have played a hand, or assisted (!) Jon in securing his dream role at Doncaster Rovers. He beat off stiff competition to secure the role and commented…. Jon said: “I am delighted to have joined Doncaster Rovers at such an exciting time for the club. “I’ll bring with me experience

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Gold at Transform Branding Awards 2013

Benchmark and Attract UK have won Gold at the Transform Awards 2013! After our fantastic rebrand, courtesy of Liam Swift from Attract, we were shortlisted for the Transform Award for the ‘Best rebrand from professional services sector’. Being up against other fantastic nominee’s, Attract were announced winners at the awards ceremony which was held in London this month. We would like

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Placement For BBC’s Young Apprentice Winner

With the support of the award-winning Sheffield recruitment and retention specialist, Rotherham steel stockholders C Roberts Steel Services has appointed Ashleigh Porter-Exley, winner of BBC’s Young Apprentice, as a new sales executive.  Part of the Barrett Steel Group, the Eastwood firm hold in stock the largest range of steel in the country. Ashleigh Porter-Exley, sales executive at C Roberts (pictured

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Benchmark Recruit Makes a Move…

Benchmark have moved to new offices. After six years in Omnia Offices we have taken the plunge and moved to newly refurbished offices in the Workstation. The offices have been kitted out with bespoke interview rooms, great big board room and a smashing open plan main section with plenty of space for expansion. Come check out the picture on the

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Benchmark Rebrand

Rebrand – its all change for Benchmark as we launch our new website and corporate branding. With the assistance of Liam Swift from Attract we have tapped into the essence of what we do – help people achieve their ambitions and realise their potential. All the images relate to childhood ambitions, and if you see our business cards, you will

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Out of the recruitment office…

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 young

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Setting the Benchmark in recruitment for Ask 4

Featured in Recruiter Magazine: AWARD winning Sheffield recruitment and retention company Benchmark Recruit has launched an exclusive partnership with city Internet specialist Ask4. The deal, which sees Benchmark, the winner of the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award, meeting all Ask4’s recruitment needs, strengthens the company’s position as South Yorkshire’s preferred recruitment supplier. The partnership also highlights Benchmark’s experience in

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Sheffield Business Awards 2011

Chuffed as punch, that is what we were! Shortlisted for young business person of the year Director Louisa Harrison-Walker. We were praised for our fresh approach to recruitment, how we have changed perceptions about the recruitment industry and the graduate scheme we undertook to recruit and train three local people The team celebrated accordingly, and lets just say heads were

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Benchmark Buddies Up With Relocate2!

At Benchmark, we’re really passionate about our fair city, and have found that our knowledge and expertise has been instrumental in attracting and encouraging talent to the area! To build on this, we have teamed up with Sheffield based relocation experts, Relocate2 and our new partnership ensures we’re uniquely placed to offer the finest relocation service in the region. Relocate

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Benchmark’s 4 Peaks Challenge

On Sunday 12th July the Benchmark Bunch took part in a fundraising adventure event for Neurocare – the Edale 4 Peaks challenge which was led by the Fellandtrail Adventure Ltd. Tucked away in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park, the event took in Lose Hill, Mam Tor, Lords Seat, Grindslow Knoll and other Peak District landmarks

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Guide Dogs Annual Recruitment Drive

Guide Dogs for the BlindFollowing on from our successful recruitment drive last year, we are delighted to announce that Benchmark has again been selected as the preferred supplier to assist Guide Dogs for the Blind in the recruitment and selection process for their Apprentice Guide Dog Mobility Instructors on a National Basis. The positions we are recruiting for this year

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Benchmark’s Bucking the Trend

Business Link Yorkshire designed a brand new competition to help companies in our region innovate their way through the recession. Around 60 businesses entered this “Bucking The Trend” competition, designed to highlight the region’s can-do approach to the recession. Companies were assessed on tenacity and innovation, a can-do attitude and an ability to buck the trend of the current economic

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Siobhan’s Medal of Merit!

An initiative rewarding the outstanding achievements of individuals in companies and organisations has honoured its latest winner. Siobhan Hennessey, Office Coordinator at Benchmark Recruit, has been awarded the ‘Medal of Merit’ – a joint initiative between Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Star Business Monthly. Open to Sheffield Chamber’s 2600 plus member organisations, the award honours exceptional achievements, performances and contributions

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Enneagram Event

Benchmark Director Amy Tingle, who is also the Personal Development Officer for JCI Sheffield, teamed up with Jane and Anne Padget from Eva Consulting to host an interactive Enneagram workshop in February 2009. Hosted at the new Millennium Copthorne Hotel, the workshop was designed to enable attendees to learn more about themselves and their team using the ancient Enneagram tool.

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Networking Events!

Benchmark Recruit hosted a Personal Development & Networking Event at The Quarter Bar and Restaurant in Sheffield city centre. We joined forces with Jon Colman from Training Providers Red Vanilla to host a Goal Setting session to help attendees prioritise their work and personal life, and realise what they want to achieve in 2008! The session was informal, interactive and

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