Yes, this February Smart10 is celebrating its 4th birthday! We are really proud to have achieved so much over the last four years, which has propelled us to being one of the top ranking recruitment firms in Hertfordshire, with an enviable reputation for getting the right people into the right jobs, at the right time.
But we couldn’t have done it without you! Our amazing candidates and our fantastic clients, who have become part of the Smart10 family over the last few years. We are so proud of the people who have joined us on our journey and helped us to make our mark as Hertfordshire’s most fun and innovative go-to recruitment agency.
We’re A Survivor!
But why is four years such a big deal? Well, it is a well-known school of thought that once you reach the three-year marker as a new business you are far more likely to survive. Since that point we have not only survived, we have in fact succeeded, in ways that other consultancies can only dream about (and all this whilst being started during a recession, with only organic data sourcing and no outside assistance…phew!) So what is the secret to Smart10’s success?
In the four years we have been practicing as a recruitment firm, we’ve been using our experiences to propel us further, using each problem we’ve come up against as a foundation for the next step up to success, how to improve our formula, and each success as a marker for a step up to the next level (we’ve won a few awards along the way as well). Every step of our journey has been an opportunity to re-evaluate what we stand for; our ethos, our vision, our goals…and our future success!
Some Nice Figures To Look At
With vital assistance from top trainers such as Stuart Lucas from Scire and Jeff Brazier from Come Coach With Me, we have grasped each challenge by the horns and exceeded far beyond our own (and others) expectations! Over the last four years we have increased revenue year on year by over 100%, have over 70 temporary staff currently working at any given time, and throughout all of this Smart10 have never been a penny in debt! Smart10 retain our employee's within a very competitive market, our employee's stay with us, building upon their own career success as they contribute to the company.
And we believe in reward! We have created some wonderful memories for our staff, such as fully paid holidays to New York, nights at posh Hotels, and so much more (including plenty of evening jollies!). We have a fully functioning Finance Department where all our finance procedures happen in house, meaning more financial control. And we believe in trust. We give all our team members to opportunity to progress through the firm, and give them the support they need to succeed. Our lovely Office Manager Chrissie Lewis oversaw the successful launch of the Temporaries Desk, which continues to go from strength to strength!
If there is one thing that has kept the momentum going for the driving force behind Smart10, Managing Partner Claire Brindle, it’s the belief that the company, and the team within it, will succeed. Claire has always held tight to the notion that if you dare to dream and you are prepared to work hard then nothing will hold you back. And it’s this ethos that we like to instil into all our candidates when helping them to achieve their own goals and ambitions. From helping individuals to smarten up their CV, set out a new path for achievable career targets, to getting people set up with companies who can propel them forward into their dream job, we believe in our candidates, and this motivates them to believe in themselves.
To celebrate this milestone in our journey so far, we recently held a free walk-in careers advice day here at Smart10 HQ, giving job seekers the opportunity to drop in for an informal chat, advice about employment opportunities and help with writing a noticeable and impressive CV. We regularly take part in careers advice events and business networking events, so if you you’d like to get in touch regarding these or anything else that might be of mutual benefit then please do get in touch…. we’d love you to be a part of our journey on the next road to success…Onwards and Upwards!
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