Morson Permanent Recruitment extends across all of the vertical markets we operate within. We support our clients with thousands of permanent hires, internal moves and temp to perm transfers every year, through our extensive candidate networks and innovative attraction techniques. By working collaboratively with our clients to understand your business needs, we can deliver the best candidates to your business.
Six of the best performing recruiters from Morson International were treated to a weekend trip as a reward for their continuous improvement and excellence. Claire Abbot, Paul Stroud, Adam Ritchie, Ben Pascall, Matthew Crook and Joanne Edwards were flown out to Deauville in France with Morson Group CEO Ged Mason to enjoy the weekend and savour the food and drink of the Normandy commune. On the first day, the group took to the beach for a relaxing day, before heading to the local Honfleur region to sample a seven-course meal and a walk on the docks. The group then enjoyed a day out at the races, and found themselves scooping €268 in winnings to be shared within the group. Paul Stroud, of Morson's construction division said "It was great to have a bit of a bet on the horses. I managed to pick 5 out of 6 winners independently of the rest!" Claire Abbot, who doubled her average placements per month in the second half of 2017 said: "I really loved the trip. I got to try some foods I'd never tried before and it was great to sit in the restaurant right on the finish line at the races." Ged Mason added: "As an organisation we have always been about treating our employees well. They're the lifeblood of our business and our most important asset. We like to celebrate and reward high earners and those that go above and beyond. It was a pleasure spend some quality time with my colleagues and I look forward to doing it again in the future."Find out more
In the past companies have dismissed employer branding as not a business critical task, believing that demonstrable ROI is unattainable. However, defining and promoting your employer brand does have a significant business impact and we’ve broken down the benefits into four overarching themes: It's Easier to Recruit The recruitment market is already competitive and with the introduction of new technology and retention initiatives such as flexible working, employer branding can help you stand out in a crowded market. "88% OF MILLENNIAL'S BELIEVE THAT BEING PART OF THE RIGHT COMPANY CULTURE IS VERY IMPORTANT AND 78% OF PEOPLE WILL LOOK INTO A COMPANY’S REPUTATION AS AN EMPLOYER BEFORE APPLYING FOR A JOB." With these statistics in mind, If you don’t have a solid set of employee benefits or a demonstration of a positive working culture, it’s important to consider how many talented people you may be losing at just that first click onto your website or social channels. "WE'RE NOT SAYING YOU HAVE TO DO A GOOGLE" We're not saying you have to do a Google but defining what makes your business special, whether that be charity partnerships, flexible working or a strong inclusive environment and finding the right channels to communicate this within your business and externally is key to motivating talent. By showcasing your company’s culture, values and beliefs consistently and openly, you create a talent pool of engaged candidates who are aspirational. They actively want to work for your organisation and will be fully engaged when you go to market with your job opportunities, allowing you to attract top talent with minimal effort. Improves Employee Engagement Employees who work for companies that have a strong employer brand are generally more enthusiastic and motivated. This means that your employees will be more productive and ultimately drive growth for your business. Additionally, employees feel more valued in their roles which leads to… "REMEMBER, YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES ARE YOUR GREATEST ADVOCATES. IF THEY GIVE A POSITIVE VIEW OF YOUR COMPANY THROUGH INTERACTIONS THEY HAVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WITH THEIR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND EVEN CONTACTS FROM OTHER COMPANIES THEY ORGANICALLY CREATE A NETWORK OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ENGAGED WITH YOUR BRAND." Better Retention of Staff Re-recruiting quality employees is time-consuming and costly and most of the time is avoided at all costs. Happy and fulfilled employees don’t come from giving expensive benefits – small and regular incentives and creating and open and inclusive culture go a long way in creating employee advocacy and retention. Additionally, cost-free techniques such as giving your employee’s the time and space to contribute to the business through open forums and discussions with the top leadership team creates a culture where the workforce feels valued. The key is to develop a dynamic employer brand that really resonates with your employees, you want them to feel proud to work for you and tell people about it too. "A RECENT STUDY REVEALED THAT 87% OF EMPLOYERS STATE THAT IMPROVING EMPLOYEE RETENTION RATES WITHIN THEIR COMPANY IS ONE OF THEIR TOP PRIORITIES." Free Up Funds to Use Elsewhere One of the biggest and most attractive benefits is the overall cost saving you can achieve when you have a strong employer brand. "ACCORDING TO LINKEDIN, COMPANIES WITH STRONGER EMPLOYER BRANDS, COMPARED TO COMPETITORS ON AVERAGE SEE A 43% DECREASE IN THE COST PER CANDIDATE THEY HIRE." If you have a strong employer brand you won’t need to spend as much money on recruiting; minimal social advertising, minimal job boards and less time interviewing as you will have attracted a higher calibre of candidates. Potential candidates will want to work for you, and you will reap the rewards of the natural talent attraction traits of an attractive employer brand. The money you have saved can then be used elsewhere in your business, to improve processes, buy new equipment, develop new products; all developments that will put you ahead of your game and give you a competitive advantage. Want to know more about how you can increase retention and attract top talent for your business? We've created an #EmployerBranding Guide to help you do just that. Get your copy here.Find out more
Soon to mark 50 years in business, much of Morson International’s journey from a bedroom-born recruiter established in 1969 to a global leader in technical sectors, rests on our ability to remain agile and adapt to the evolving needs of our clients, contractors, candidates and employees. Equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I) remain hot topics, especially when analysing representation, or the often thereby lack of, at the top, and we’re working hard to ensure that ED&I becomes part of the norm by changing the conversation. A lack of diversity has created an imbalance in many of the sectors that we operate in, such as engineering, aerospace, IT, rail, nuclear and construction, and we’ve witnessed first-hand how females, LGBTQ+ and ethnic minorities have been underrepresented, particularly at senior level. Change is Coming Within our own business, we strive to ensure that our workforce represents our customers and society as a whole, which means recruiting from the widest talent pool possible and giving our people the tools, drivers and learning opportunities to thrive and reach their full potential, from entry through to board level. We are ferociously challenging stereotypes to build diverse workforces that drive innovative ideas, change the status quo and raise the bar for success. Including inclusivity as one of our core company values ensures that we do everything possible to provide a fair, open and equal culture from the top down and bottom up so that ED&I touches every part of what we do. We also excel in the levels of diversity amongst our senior management and to ensure our board of the future replicates this same forward-thinking approach to talent irrespective of their gender, race, sexuality, age, religion and belief, and more, we run an ongoing mentoring programme with our leaders who possess the drive to reach the top. Diversity breeds innovation, productivity and drives commercial earnings, and we work in partnership with a number of our clients to champion their own ED&I programmes, by giving everyone a voice and developing cultures that embrace change and outperform their peers. The Diversity and Leadership Exchange Maintaining an equal, diverse and inclusive workforce is part of Morson International’s DNA. As one of the most respected names in recruitment, we’ve built a business that delivers excellence for our employees, candidates, contractors and clients. Improving diversity, particularly in leadership positions, is good for business, yet many technical sectors still lack gender and ethnic diversity at senior level. We’re hosting a unique panel event which brings together world-class leaders from various professions and industries to share their own stories and insights on leadership behaviours to create inclusive cultures, lead successfully diverse teams and develop environments where all staff can thrive and reach their full potential. Our panel includes: Anna Delveccio, FTA Everywomen Transport and Logistics Woman of the Year 2018. A champion for women in transport who began her illustrious engineering career aged just 15 and by her early 30s, was already appointed commercial account director for infrastructure giant, Amey Alex Rodick, client account manager at Stonewall, Europe’s largest LGBT charity. Alex's focus is on supporting the professional services industry to increase LGBT diversity in the workplace and ensure that individuals can reach their full potential. Simone Roche (MBE), CEO & Founder of Northern Power Women, Simone launched Northern Power Women out of a passion to connect and engage with people about gender equality. Adrian Adair, operations director, Morson International, Adrian is a major driving force behind Morson International’s diversification into new markets and transforming the brand into a global specialist in permanent and interim talent-based solutions. To achieve this, he has identified the future boardroom, ensuring it’s diverse, equal and inclusive. We will be releasing the findings of the event in a video and write up which hopes to uncover the latest trends affecting business and how current and future leaders can navigate these issues to create more diverse teams that are engaged, productive and innovative, and ultimately drive business objectives. Show Your Support Tweet us using the hashtag #DiversityinLeadership and tag in @MorsonGroupFind out more
London is considered one of the best cities to live in in the world. The lure of jobs, diverse culture and exciting social scene attracts many young professionals who want to develop their career whilst living in a vibrant city. Because of this London is home to a much higher proportion of 25-34-year olds than the rest of England at 24%. There’s a lot to consider when thinking about moving to a new city, so if you want to know what it’s like to live in the big smoke, read on for our guide to living and working in London: Living in London Culture Transport Accommodation Things to do in London Working in London Key industries Top Employers Living in London Culture London is the city of culture, known for its diverse array of people, events and locations – no matter what you’re into you’re sure to find something you like in the city of London. It’s also one of the world’s top tourist destinations, meaning you can take full advantage of having some of the best attractions and events on your doorstep. Transport Being the capital city, London has some of the best transport links in the country. The London Underground connects all of the major areas in London and extends out to as far as Essex. There’s also excellent bus routes and most recently, bikes that you can rent around the city for a small fee. Accommodation There’s no getting away from the fact that London is expensive. Accommodation is one of the main stumbling blocks that people face when moving to the city and therefore a number of young professionals opt for living outside of London to save on rent costs. This is an excellent alternative as with the fantastic transport links that are mentioned above, you can be back in the city in no time at all. House/flat shares are very common in London with young professionals to keep costs down. There are specific websites which match likeminded individuals in order to find accommodation. Things to do in London The list of things to do in London is truly endless. Although the tourist attractions are plentiful and great to visit when you first move, there are so many hidden gems that you need to see! A trip to the gentrified Borough Market selling deliciously fine wares should definitely be high on your agenda. The smaller Broadway shows where you can buy a ticket for £5 are also a must see too! Working in London London's Key industries London is one of the world’s most important business and financial centres. The Financial sector is the most dominant industry in London, however, the creative, technology and manufacturing industries have a large presence too. At the heart of the UK economy, it is vital to the country's financial stability and economic well-being and therefore, a large number of people are employed in this industry to ensure it runs smoothly. To the north of London Bridge and around Canary Wharf you will find the most important financial institutions, such as the Bank of England and the London Stock Exchange. Most large businesses also have offices based around the city too. Top Employers in London In London, when you think of a company you would like to work for, you can almost guarantee that they will have some sort of presence in the city of London or surrounding areas. Google was ranked the best UK company to work for in 2017 and has a headquarters based in London. They have also recently announced plans for a large new complex to be built near Kings Cross station. The BBC is another great place to work with opportunities to get involved in film, TV, Radio and everything in between. Does this sound like the place you want to be? Why not check out our latest jobs in London and begin the process of making the big move.Find out more
We recently surveyed our contractor workforce and found that almost half (46%) of employees living with a mental health condition do not inform their employer, with more than a third (39%) saying that they feared their reaction and the repercussions. Other reasons cited included not being comfortable telling the individual (59%), the stigma around mental health (42%) and the lack of support in the workplace (22%); with 55% saying they were either unaware of any support available or that their workplace lacked in any assistance for mental illness. The same survey of 1,400 respondents, which comprised 80% males aged 41+ working within sectors such as construction, professional services, IT, digital, engineering and rail, revealed that 1 in 5 (21%) had experienced a mental health problem and of those, 62% were either seeking treatment or had sought treatment in the past. Almost 1 in 10 (9%) of all respondents had also at some point considered taking their own life, revealing that their mental health issue had left them feeling suicidal. Adrian Adair, operations director at Morson International, said: “These results are shocking and unacceptable. There’s still a major disconnect between mental health awareness and openness at work, which means people are still uncomfortable discussing the subject due to fear of what their employer may think or the risk of them losing their job altogether. “Too many people are suffering in silence, which can often result in people having time off work. Four of the respondents said they were off work for more than a year as a result of their mental illness, which will have had a significant impact on their employer in lost productivity. “Safety is paramount in many of the sectors that these respondents operate in and whilst their employers take great strides in protecting their people from physical harm, the same effort is needed to address mental ill health. We need to stamp out the taboos by developing open and honest cultures that are supplemented with better support and training to help sport the early signs of mental ill health. Male dominated sectors are less comfortable discussing mental health, which is why it is crucial that we create environments where anyone can voice their concerns without fear.” We have taken practical steps to tackle these issues, training a handful of staff across the business in becoming ‘mental health first aiders’, who now possess the practical skills to spot the signs of mental illness within our workforce, including our contractors and the confidence to intervene and support those in need. Our objective is to bolster our mental health first aiders over the coming months to have multiple trained operatives located across each of its key regions. Adrian adds: “We’ve prioritised mental ill health within our own business and developed meaningful and impactful mental, emotional and physical wellbeing programmes to support our staff and help them to thrive; and we hope other employers take inspiration from what we’ve done to spark their own initiatives.” To mark World Mental Health Day, we have released a new whitepaper highlighting workplace mental health and the steps employers can take to create a happier, healthier and more productive workforce. The whitepaper includes more insights from our contractor survey supported by powerful personal stories of our own employee's and ex-Morson sponsored boxer Ricky Hatton. To download, visit www.morson.com/tackling-mental-healthFind out more
Sale Sharks and Morson are proud to present a unique Business Club event exploring mental health in sport and business, featuring one of Sale's star players and two very special guests from the world of boxing. Marland Yarde, Manchester-born Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla, and former professional boxer Kieran Farrell, will be joined on stage by Sale Sharks Commercial Director Mark Cueto for a panel-style discussion this Friday, November 23, between 1pm and 3pm. Back in 2012, the two boxers, who were close friends at the time, met in the ring for a championship bout where Farrell suffered a life-threatening brain injury. He was forced to retire from the sport at the age of just 22. Both fighters have admitted struggling to come to terms with what happened and didn't see each other for a long time after the fight, with Crolla describing it as 'the darkest moment of his life'. As part of this special Business Club event, the two boxers will come face to face again at the Morson Group offices in Salford to talk about their experiences since that day. Marland Yarde, who had been in impressive form this season, suffered a serious injury when he dislocated his left knee and ruptured his MCL and ACL ligaments against Newcastle Falcons last month. The injury put a stop to his hopes of breaking into the England squad, but he’s currently on the comeback trail and will talk at the event about how he’s continuing to stay positive and aiming come back stronger and better. "We're really privileged to have Anthony, Kieran and Marland joining us for our Business Club event,” said Mark Cueto, Commercial Director at Sale Sharks. "The story of the fight between Anthony and Kieran is one that so many people in the world of sport will remember well, and to have both men with us to talk about that night and the impact it has had on them and their careers will be fascinating to hear. “Equally, Marland is dealing with a really serious injury at the moment and as a professional athlete, that can be really hard to come to terms with. He’s been really positive about his recovery though, so I think the audience will be really keen to hear more from him and how he’s working towards his comeback, both physically and mentally. "We always aim to provide something unique with our Business Club events and I think this event definitely lives up to that. It's one not to be missed!" For more information about this event, please email Georgina.Ragan@salesharks.com If you'd like more information about becoming a member of the Sale Sharks Business Club, visit https://www.salesharks.com/tickets-hospitality/packages/business-club/ Earlier this year Morson produced a whitepaper exploring mental health in the workplace with Sale Shark's 'Balls To That' programme, get your copy here https://www.morson.com/tackling-mental-healthFind out more