Pier Recruitment
Brighton and Hove Recruitment
Brighton and Hove Recruitment

Pier Recruitment are turning 5 this June!

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Pier Recruitment Birthday

As you may (or may not) know – Pier Recruitment is turning five this July! Yaaaaaaaaay!

With such a significant milestone on the horizon, we thought we’d take a slightly different stance on our blog post this month. Instead of offering an insight into the industry, writing a humorous office-related post or providing some helpful tips from the world of Recruitment – we decided to write a little info post about us and what we can offer you! 


Sit back, relax and grab a cuppa! This is us…


Our motivators and background

As many will appreciate, recruitment is a very fast-paced and often cut-throat industry and it, therefore, becomes easy to succumb to the demons of the sector; you can easily become driven by figures, meeting targets, making sales calls and hitting KPIs. Of course, there is no doubt that this is important and comes with the territory, however, it is easy to forget other crucial components of being a recruiter. First and foremost, you are there to provide a service – by finding candidates’ jobs and helping businesses grow and retain their workforce.

Sadly, the ‘service’ aspect of the industry is often neglected, leaving clients with a bad taste in their mouth and placing candidates in jobs they may dislike. Indeed, there are numerous consultants in the industry who do provide an excellent service, but their reputations are often tarnished by the ‘stereotypical’ recruitment brush. – This is why we decided to make a stand, and opened Pier!

As we are sure many in the industry will agree, recruitment is highly temperamental as the market is driven either by a scarcity of candidates, or a scarcity of vacancies. Depending on the economic environment, there is usually a shift in the volume of jobs available versus the candidates looking for work. With this in mind, our job becomes a balancing act to ensure we work to what the industry demands of us.

Our ethos and commitments to you

The core of our company ethos is to provide 100% service to everyone we work with, by offering a consultative, honest and transparent approach. We want to ensure that we aren’t labelled as ‘just another recruitment agency’ but are appreciated as a dedicated group of professionals who will deliver the service local businesses and jobseekers deserve. 

One of the key features of our service that makes us stand out from other agencies is that we endeavour to meet all candidates and clients who we work with – solidifying our ability to successfully match candidates to their perfect role. If you are a business, this simple solution means that we can assess how your company works, what your ethics are and how your team operates – meaning that we can then place candidates in vacancies by gauging both their skill set and team fit. If you are a job seeker, you can be confident that by allowing us to meet you in person we are sure to get your requirements spot-on. If we understand your career path, ambitions and basic requirements, we can ensure you are satisfied with the job opportunities we approach you with.

Consultants at Pier Recruitment only work with a maximum of five clients at a time, which ensures that they offer the best service possible. To further enhance our service, we have Consultants who specialise in specific industry divisions such as Property, Travel, Finance, Marketing and Legal (to name a few) which means that they have an in-depth knowledge of vacancy details and jargon found within those sectors. Consequently, we are able to find suitable candidates more effectively and efficiently than our more generalist counterparts. In cases where we need to find an incredibly ‘rare’ candidate for a notoriously difficult-to-fill job, we have an Executive Search Consultant who is adept at sourcing for such vacancies.

Our commitment seems to have struck a chord across the board, outlined by numerous testimonials and reviews which can be found on Google, our social media sites and new website. Furthermore, recent statistics also suggest that our service driven approach seems to work as we fill approximately 80% of all vacancies given to us (both temporary and permanent) when the industry average is just 33% – (a figure we are quite proud of)!

Our team and community impact

At Pier Recruitment, we are renowned for employing the industry’s most friendly, motivated and dedicated individuals who are clearly passionate about what they do. As defenders of the 2015 Perkbox ‘Happy Teams’ competition, we believe that staff happiness is of the utmost importance when it comes to being an effective, efficient and accomplished business – every single member of the team is responsible for our continued success. In just under 5 years we have expanded from two to nearly twenty and now have two branches, having opened our Crawley branch in the summer of 2016.

We are genuinely grateful that the demand for our services has enabled us to expand so quickly, as we can now register more and more candidates, resulting in more and more local jobs being filled. Knowing that we are helping people find work whilst growing the local economy really makes the tough days so much easier – and trust me, we have our fair share of tough days!

As the local community is evidentially so important to us, we make sure we do as much as we can for charity. Last year we were named official partners of the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and held a fun-packed Bingo night in aid of this fantastic cause, raising just under £1500 in a few hours.
For 2017, we have a very exciting charitable venture planned! The process is currently in its infancy….. But watch this space, if all goes to plan – it should be a fantastic fundraiser which hasn’t been done locally before!

With our fifth birthday looming, we could not be more excited to see what the future has to bring! Despite the struggles that recent political controversies may present us with, we are not a company to rest on our laurels and are keen to keep pushing the business forward. Our team’s experience of working through both recessions and booms means we understand the changing market so we aren’t at all daunted at all!

If you wish to contact Pier Recruitment, please email  info@pierrecruitment.co.uk or call (01273) 874154 (Brighton) or (01293) 223800 (Crawley).

We can fill roles in the following sectors: Office Support, Sales and Customer Service, Accountancy and Finance, HR and L&D, Marketing and Creative, Executive Search Recruitment £50k+, Warehouse and Production / Industrial, Legal, Insurance and Financial services, Property and Estate Agency, Travel and Tourism. 

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This post was written by Emma Jones