Recruitment consultancy is one of the most undervalued professions in the economy – but not at PFJ and the Aspire Global Network. We know we help people move jobs and in many instances change their lives for the better. We also know that we have improved the fortunes of our clients by finding them top talent.
Following financial services, recruitment is one of the UK’s biggest service sectors with an annual turnover in excess of £23b. This means we play a pivotal role in the success and growth of the economy, by not only providing the finest talent but also as an industry in our own right.
The Aspire Global Network was established in 1992 and now comprises around 80 people working across six distinct brands:
• The Graduate Recruitment Company
• ICUR, based in Sydney
• Aspire Global Network Singapore
Our vision is to become a global network of leading specialist recruitment companies, and there couldn’t be a more exciting time to join.
The recession hit the recruitment industry hard and there were not many consultancies that were able to trade profitably and maintain reasonable staffing levels. The management of our business enabled us to make key investment decisions at a time when most of our competitors were looking to cut.
As a result, we have quickly bounced back and expect to achieve record levels within the next 18 months.
There are a number of major projects underway such as:
• New website launches for all brands
• Corporate redesign
• Brand new CRM
• Launch of Aspire Global Network Singapore
• Sponsorship of Team 2012 for success at the London Olympics
Because our brands reflect our hard working staff, we focus on recruiting and selecting the best possible talent to provide a genuine career path. We have invested in an external appraisal system called Aspire which aims to help us develop a Career Development Structure for everyone in the business. So whatever your role, you can develop your career according to your skills and competencies.
In addition, we are a Sunday Times Best Company to Work For, and are accredited with the international quality standard ISO 9001. We are an Investors in People company and winners of multiple recruitment awards.
At the Aspire Global Network, we try to make work enjoyable which is why we have the Ministry of Fun, a team dedicated to organising events for our people from bowling nights to quizzes and drinks parties.
In a crowded market, I believe we have something genuinely different to offer.
Chairman, Aspire Global Network