DP Connect was today recognised by Recruiter magazine in it’s inaugural award programme for having the ‘Most Effective Flexible Working Strategy’.
Since the company was established in 1990 with a part-time worker, a Mum returning to work and a YTS trainee, DP Connect has embraced the principal of flexible working and 24 years on it is truly engrained in the culture of the company. In a highly competitive employment marketplace it has been a differentiator for DP Connect, and within the sales team there are experienced Consultants working remotely, part-time or compressed working weeks. The support structure has been tailored so it adapts to accommodate the requirements of flexible working and offers a seamless service to clients. Staff retention on average is higher than the industry norm at 4.5 years and within the team working on flexible arrangements staff retention is running at an average of 14 years.
CEO Toni Cocozza commented ‘I am delighted that our working practices have captured the interest of the judges and I hope that we may have inspired other recruitment businesses to adopt a more flexible way of working. It has certainly worked well for DP Connect and has enabled us to hire and retain some of the best talent. Our customers have also involved us in their diversity and inclusion programmes and we have been able to share best practice with them.’
London, 22nd October 2014