NETBOX RECRUITMENT 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
Posted on 2nd December 2019
2019 has certainly been a busy year for everyone at Netbox Recruitment. We've continued to utilise our refreshing approach to recruitment, working as our clients' business partners in talent attraction and acting as their brand ambassadors in the local job market. Similarly, we've remained committed to helping our candidates make their ideal career move through recognising the intricacy and complexity of their unique range of experience and skillsets.
This year, we have also taken on an array of other projects and activities. From working alongside Netbox Digital to raise money for the fantastic work carried out by Heart of Kent Hospice, to running a series of online competitions and working to help break down the barriers surrounding disability at work, we have a great deal to look back on over the last twelve months.
Discover some of our favourite highlights below from across 2019 and don't forget to follow us on our social channels (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) to stay up to date with the latest news in the new year.
DID WE MANAGE TO ESCAPE?
The Netbox Recruitment team had a fantastic start to 2019, which was celebrated by being the first participants to take part in Escape Kent's Prison Island. This adrenaline-fuelled afternoon saw the team competing against each other to win a series of challenges and puzzles.
PROUD TO WORK ALONGSIDE THE EDUCATION PEOPLE
This year, we were proud to begin working alongside The Education People and Kent Supported Employment, organisations widely renowned for their dedication in helping those with disabilities find meaningful employment. Our consultants dedicate their time in providing invaluable guidance and coaching to candidates with disabilities. The Netbox Recruitment team also work with potential employers reminding them of the fantastic benefit to their businesses this talent pool represents as well as providing guidance on the hiring process.
OUR EASTER HAMPER WINNERS REVEALED
As well as delivering a range of chocolate treats to companies over Easter, we also ran a competition to win a chocolate-filled hamper. Entrants took part in our survey where we wanted to hear about employee performance, the importance of organisational fit and your predictions for the next generation of employees. We delivered the hampers to the competition winner, Hayley Marshall from Rift Group and runner up, Judy Williams from Golding Homes.
FANTASTIC FEEDBACK FOR OUR CONSULTANTS
Our team are committed to helping our candidates secure fantastic careers at companies that will suit their needs, utilise their skills and provides them with the challenge and future opportunities they desire. It is always fantastic to receive thank you messages from successfully placed candidates and this year saw the team receive flowers and cards in appreciation of their efforts.
DID YOU SEE US AT THIS YEAR'S 'BUSINESS VISION LIVE'?
2019 saw Netbox Recruitment return to the Kent Event Centre to exhibit at 'Business Vision Live'. The Netbox Recruitment team were on hand to provide essential skill shortage consultations as well as running a fantastic prize draw to win a free placement at your organisation. We were also proud to exhibit alongside Netbox Digital, part of the Netbox group of companies. Having now completed its fifteenth year, Business Vision LIVE is the largest gathering of business professionals in the South East. This year's show saw more than 3,000 visitors and 250 exhibitors.
DELIVERING SUMMER TREATS
We were pleased to deliver our summer hamper to Kim Roberts from Icomera. Kim won this great prize by taking part in our Brand Ambassador survey where we wanted to hear insights on considering cultural fit in the hiring process. We also awarded a runner up hamper to Nikki Hurst from RS Sales.
CHARITY FUNDRAISING WITH OUR OFFICE BAKE SALE
October saw us host a bake sale in support of our fundraising efforts for Heart of Kent Hospice. The teams from London Security Automation, Ash Contracting Network Computing, MacDonald Fyne Limited and Lillico Atlee donated generously as we prepared a selection of sponges, cupcakes, scones, biscuits and savoury bites! The bake sale raised over £120 which in turn was added to our Just Giving page in support of our 12.5 mile sponsored walk.
WALKING 12.5 MILES FOR HEART OF KENT HOSPICE
Through 12.5 miles of mud, hills and aching limbs, the Netbox Recruitment and Netbox Digital teams successfully completed their lengthy sponsored walk around Bewl water to raise funds for Heart of Kent Hospice. The weeks leading up to the event saw a succession of donations to the Netbox 'Just Giving' page. In total, just under £1,600 of donations were received which Netbox then doubled to reach an overall total of £3,196.
CELEBRATING OUR FANTASTIC TEAM
We're always happy to celebrate each member of our fantastic team. As well as celebrating each team member's birthday, we also welcomed new members to our teams of Recruitment Business Partners and Talent Resoucers. Our top performers also enjoyed a series of trips including visiting the historic city of Amsterdam.
OUR WINTER HAMPER WINNER REVEALED
Most recently, we unveiled the winner of our Christmas hamper filled with chocolates and champagne. Congratulations to Megan Wanstall from Fileder who has won the hamper by taking part in our quiz to guess how many hours we spend each year sourcing and placing candidates using our in-depth approach.