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All Set For Summer

We’re ramping up to a big summer at Benchmark with new faces joining the team and celebrations on the cards.  Check out the latest news from our HQ…. Make History With Us – Benchmark 10th Anniversary 2016 is set to go down in the Benchmark history books as we’re already planning our 10th anniversary celebrations in September – and we want you to be a

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Say It With Flowers

When a candidate hand delivers flowers and chocolates to thank you for helping to place them in a new role, it’s a great feeling and drives us on to keep delivering a first class service that genuinely makes a difference to people’s lives. Here we let the words speak for themselves – this was the message our consultant Becca received

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Creative Creatures

When you think of famous artists you don’t generally think of animals – well, thanks to Whirlow Hall Farm this is all about to change.   The charity is set to host a unique exhibition featuring artwork by their own creative creatures from the farm itself. The original artwork will be showcased at this exclusive event on Thursday, 28th April at

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What’s in a name?

From our experience a name says a lot, and a strong name will make someone stand out from the crowd.  We want our chicks to enter the world confidently and are taking the naming of them seriously. So far we have Whirlow, Beaksy, Penelope and Yeezy.  With 12 chicks we need a couple more inventive hen inspired names before our

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#Eggwatch LIVE

You heard it right #eggwatch is now live and broadcasting – simply click here to view the action from the hatchery. There are cracks appearing in egg 20, 7, 17 and 3 – we have our eagle eyes on the eggs to see which cracks fully open first.  The race is on, and whoever is closest to the arrival date and

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#EggWatch

We’re heading into week two of #eggwatch and the egg-citement (sorry couldn’t resist!) is building. Thanks to our ovascope we’ve been able to keep a beady eye on the chicks growth – this is where they’re up to at the development stage of Day 7/8. In total we have 20 eggs and potentially a third to a

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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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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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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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