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The service from Venquis has always been of a very high level with all vacancies filled within 4 weeks which is an impressive achievement within the London Insurance Market. In 2013 we entered a Managed Agency relationship with Venquis, giving Venquis exclusive access to Business Change vacancies reducing our overall costs of recruitment and further leveraging the great service that Venquis provide.
Venquis are a proactive recruitment company who have worked hard to become a preferred supplier. They attract quality professionals in both the contract and permanent positions and understand their chosen business areas well. Most important to me is their communication approach, which is open, available but never overbearing. They are also trustworthy and recognise the value of long-term relationships.
ATOS has been recruiting Technology & Business Change candidates from Venquis for many years and the service has always been of a very high level. Venquis has introduced us to some exceptional people. As a further indication of my overall satisfaction with Venquis I have recommended Venquis to various personal contacts who have always been delighted with their tailored approach and results.
It’s World Mental Health Day and this year the focus is on stress. According to a recent YouGov survey a staggering 93% of young adults surveyed had experienced feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope in the past year. The recruitment industry is full of young people and Venquis is certainly no exception. On top of that we are a high performance sales environment and that too comes with its stresses. Getting and staying ‘Fit for Work’ With this in mind, two years ago we introduced our Fit for Work scheme as we strongly believe that healthy bodies and minds create a productive and engaged sales floor. We want each and every one of our employees to be the best version of themselves and over the last year we have offered a variety of activities to help them achieve that. There’s something for everyone – whether you prefer a high energy workout at PT session or a more reflective yoga class to reset your mind and focus for the day. There’s free fruit always available in the office and we’ve bring in external speakers to give lunch-time talks on a wide range of topics including sleep, nutrition and tactics to handle stress. All our offices take part in annual company runs; some of us are faster than others but everyone makes it to the finishing line and having fun is what it’s all about. We also have a Sports Day each summer. It’s a great way to get everyone outside and reconnect away from the daily routine and everyone returns invigorated and up for the challenge of the job. Encouragingly we’ve noticed an increasing number of our clients also taking a much more open stance on the topic of mental health. Many of them now run regular workshops and forums available to all employees. Conversations in the workplace around mental health issues are also much easier to have these days, largely due to the excellent media coverage, improving our understanding of the topic and well respected celebrities being honest about their experiences. Fit for Work may be small steps in tackling a big issue and we don’t presume that we can take away a person’s anxieties (other than work-related ones) but if we’ve provided individuals with different outlets to combat the stresses they face then we may have played a small part in helping colleagues deal with their challenges, whilst at the same time creating a healthy work environment.
Danish-based A.P. Møller Maersk, the largest container ship and vessel operator in the world, worked with Venquis to create streamlined communications for 76 IT divisions across the globe. In order to do this, one single capability was built which can be accessed by all terminals. Head of IT and programme management, Doug Martin, had the following to say: “Venquis were responsible for sourcing and placing all the members of a new Service Management function within my current company. The quality and professionalism of the staff recruited, is testament to the hard work and dedication shown by Venquis. They have managed to put together a dynamic team of high functioning SMEs which is having a tangible, positive impact on our company. While placing individuals which work well collaboratively in a team environment.” Closeness is key A.P Moller Maersk worked closely with Jack Grimes, Venquis Sales Director, to support the integration by hiring the right people for the right roles. The roles consisted of, to mention a few, developers, architects, testers and designers. To ensure quality and consistency, the Venquis team relocated to the Netherlands for 3 months to support A.P. Møller Maersk directly from their head offices. We have placed 41 candidates in 6-months. To kick-start your business transformation project contact Jack Grimes, Venquis’s Sales Director, who can help you with all your needs and enquires. See some of the other projects we have been working on here.
KPS is a leader in consultancy and expert in areas like innovation strategy and technology implementation within Europe. Today, KPS is working with Venquis on various roles across its business. Currently supporting KPS recruitment in finding specialist skill sets in a wide variety of business areas, and across several countries. The roles range from sales teams, digital transformation consultants and SAP specialists. The success of Coop's implementation The success of Venquis’ recent work digitising Coop, Denmark’s largest consumer goods retailer, brought KPS to Venquis. By being agile, able to work remotely and set a high standard on finding the right candidates, quickly and efficiently, KPS knew that Venquis could help them change their business, too. Read more about the work we have done with Coop Denmark and further clients here. Have any questions? Feel free to get in touch with our Sales Director Jack Grimes, who can help you with all your hiring needs.
Coop is the largest retailer of consumer goods in Denmark and recently went through a process of streamlining its retail experience by creating an omnichannel approach for its customers. Venquis specialists across the whole of business change supported Coop’s transformation programme, helping to migrate core systems and processes onto new platforms; SAP implementation, ERP, project management, security and digital. “Working with Venquis has enabled us to fully outsource the recruitment lifecycle, allowing us to get on with our day jobs.” - CIO of Coop DK, Morten Holm Christiansen A dedicated point of contact Ella North – the dedicated point of contact for Coop, is our European Client Relationship Manager specialising in the Nordic region. With weekly communications and conscientious selection, Ella recruited more than 40 people across the whole of business change. CIO of Coop DK, Morten Holm Christiansen had the following to say upon the completion of the project: “Venquis is totally solution driven and has a real appetite to improve, constantly asking for feedback and ways to advance. The calibre of candidates is at a very high standard and we have been able to secure candidates that we would never have been exposed to under our previous model. Ella has been great at managing our expectations and managing the whole process from start to finish, really going above and beyond my expectations. Feedback from candidates that have been or haven’t been successful with their application has been equally positive. I’m looking forward to continuing working with Venquis and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services.” The work was effective across all Coops retail chains. Venquis continues to work with Coop and has been for the last 7 months. The ability to place more than 40 candidates in 7 months The digitisation program is still on-going, as is the hiring of specialists. So far we have placed 41 people, and are continuously adding to that number. They have quickly become the core team in delivering Coop’s retail experience. Require expert advice? Ready to start your business transformation journey? Get in touch with Ella North, Client Relationship Manager for the retail sector in the Nordics region. See more of our work here.