Relationships Lead to Success for Health and Social Care Recruiter Bright Selection

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Bright Selection, an Essex-based health and social care recruitment company that started with just one client has announced that it is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a national client base of more than 40 care home groups and a planned further expansion in 2015.

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Talented candidates can be choosy about the positions they take. The relationship they have with a recruiter is symbolic of the one they will have with their potential employer

Founded in 2011 by former industry executives and colleagues Julie Estall and Karen Hedger, Bright Selection sought to provide a service that would add value to the health and social care industry and pioneer the recruitment process for senior staff. The approach paid off, and the company now has a team of eight health and social care recruitment specialists, industry-leading retention rates and representation throughout the UK.

“Julie and I had both worked in health and social care recruitment for more than 15 years, and saw that the industry was changing at a fast pace, so we shaped our business structure around anticipating needs,” explains Bright Selection Director, Karen Hedger. “The health and social care industry has evolved under intense pressure on care providers and consequently on their senior staff, with ever-changing legislation and exceptionally high expectations. We work hard to monitor and understand the industry’s broad range of requirements and designed Bright Selection to move away from impersonal database recruitment processes, believing that personal, proactive relationships with clients and potential personnel would add value not just to our clients, but the industry as a whole.”

This personal approach has been well-received, with Bright Selection not only retaining all of its first year clients, but growing the business year on year, earning and maintaining exclusive relationships with a series of prestigious care providers and achieving 96% in candidate retention rates for its clients.

“We’ve proved that finding the right long-term candidate is about more than database CV matching,” says Karen. “Understanding the culture of an organisation is so important, and the relationships we build with our clients, along with personal sourcing and extensive interview processes ensure the best possible match for both parties. Talented candidates can be choosy about the positions they take and the relationship they have with a recruiter is symbolic of the one they will have with their potential employer; it’s vital we get it right to secure the best possible personnel for our clients.”

To find out more about Bright Selection, visit http://www.brightselection.co.uk or telephone 01206 848448

About Bright Selection:

  •     Bright Selection was founded in 2011 by recruitment specialists Julie Estall and Karen Hedger
  •     From a starting team of two founders, Bright Selection now has a team of eight staff and operates throughout the UK
  •     Bright Selection has retained all of its initial clients, grown its active client base by 47% and boasts a 96% candidate retention rate. The company has seen exceptional growth of 30% in the north of England and anticipates a further UK growth of 15% in 2015.
  •     Bright Selection HQ is based at the North Colchester Business Centre, 340 The Crescent, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9AD

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