Here at Recruit UK we promote a strong focus on ensuring all employees obtain a good work/life balance. In todays fast paced business world it is becoming more and more difficult to achieve this balance. This is why we ensure flexibility and sane work hours. Maintaining work life balance is not only important for your personal health and relationships, but it can also improve the efficiency of your work performance. If you need further convincing – read through these quotes on what ‘normal’ working hours means to employees at Recruit UK.
“Having flexibility in my working day allows me to have a good work-life balance. Family and a social life are very important to me. Recruitment is a tough job you need lots of energy if you want to last a long time in the industry. It is important that you have fun in your personal life and a chance to recharge your batteries. 12 hour days, 5 days a week may get you better short term results but will not sustain a happy life or a long career in recruitment! I am nearing 10 years in the industry living proof that a good work-life balance benefits a long career in recruitment.”
“Flexibility in hours makes it so much easier to get a healthy balance between work and life. Stuart and Sam are always understanding if you need to arrange a midweek appointment as there is always the option to work your hours back elsewhere. They don’t run you into the ground expecting you to stay later than necessary. We get to finish at 5 and being a Cardiff resident means this makes a great difference for me, as I can still get home at a reasonable hour to spend time with my husband and friends.”
“The flexibility in the working hours at Recruit UK really do make a difference to your work life balance. If I need to do something important in the morning and work a bit later than I can, if I have a football in the evening one day then I can start work a little bit earlier. It means that I can actually have a life and not just work all the time. The other side of not working every hour under the sun means that I can stay focused when I am in the office as my time in work is more valuable.”
“When I first came to Recruit UK from an IT Recruitment company, I was amazed that 5pm was the finishing time. People disappeared out the door past me at 5pm. I was impressed as the directors were amongst those leaving at 5pm. Now I’m used to it, it is a benefit I would be very disappointed to lose. Obviously, we do call candidates on an evening when we need to, but it is a pleasure to get home at a reasonable time to be able to cook for my children and have some evening left to enjoy. Starting early means I can miss the traffic on the way into the office and make a start ahead of my day, so when core calling time comes I can get straight into it. I also know if I need time to sort schools/children out there is a flexible approach to working. This gives me great peace of mind. It is all about being effective during core hours of the day and wanting to do well with other team members, rather than a competition to see who can work longest hours.”
“I am very thankful of the working hours with Recruit UK after realising a number of hours other recruiters are expected to do! I have horses so having the flexible hours means I am able to look after them and ride them after work. I have the flexibility to change my working day from a 7-4, 8-5 to a 9-6 in order for me to have work life balance. Friday the business finishes at 4:30 and we all go for a drink afterwards.”
“Being a father to 3 children working reasonable hours allows me to spend time with them, reading to them, playing games with them and most importantly tucking them into bed and wishing them a good nights sleep. The flexibility allows me to take them to school in the mornings. Working 8-5 gives me the flexibility to partake in my hobby of running, to spend time with my wife and to see family and friends, a work life balance is so very important to my mental health and well-being.”