Birmingham-based recruitment company wins employer of the year at influential awards

Gleeson Recruitment has been named Employer of the Year at the Downtown in Business Birmingham Awards.

The rapidly growing Birmingham-based recruitment company was recognised for its inward investment and focus on employee happiness.

Despite growing from five to 85 employees in just seven years, Gleeson has maintained an industry-leading staff retention rate. A recent staff survey highlighting the collaborative, open and inclusive office environment as a central part of what staff enjoyed most about working for the company.

Gleeson has a proven focus on continuously improving the quality of working life for employees, with a vast range of perks including flexible working days, an onsite gym, weekly yoga sessions and a fortnightly masseur.

Other benefits include collaborative learning opportunities and the chance to win all-expenses-paid trips abroad.

Jason Blakey, director at Gleeson Recruitment, said: “Winning the award is a great achievement for the whole team here at Gleeson.

“It’s very important to us that we create a great environment for people to work in and we’re continuously looking for ways to improve employee engagement. Our employees are our most important asset and are at the core of everything we do so it’s only right we do our best to ensure they enjoy coming to work.”

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