PageGroup has been recognized as a Top 100 Employer for LGBT people based on The Stonewall Work Equality Index.
We’ve been listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for women 2018. In this article, Global Diversity & Inclusion Director Sarah Kirk , and UK Diversity & Inclusion Director Sheri Hughes, discuss initiatives that we have implemented over the years in order to reach this stage.
PageGroup is made up of three market leading global recruitment brands; Page Executive, Michael Page and Page Personnel.
From where we started in 1976, we’ve grown to become a worldwide leader in specialist recruitment, with 153 offices in 35 countries. We have 28 offices across the UK and more than 25 disciplines – each providing a service to a specialist area of the market.
PageGroup is a sales focused environment. Our values and culture are reflected in everything we do, in each of our offices across the globe. It’s what sets us apart – join us and you’ll receive the best training, support and development opportunities throughout your PageGroup career and plenty of rewards for your work.
No one can match the opportunities we offer – and it’s up to you to decide the path your career takes. Want to lead a team of consultants and see them beat targets every quarter? Want to develop your career internationally? Want to be the highest biller? All of this can become a reality at PageGroup.
At PageGroup, we have five values that have always contributed to our success; take pride, be passionate, never give up, work as a team and make it fun.
Our values and culture are reflected in everything we do, in each of our offices across the globe. It’s what sets us apart – join us and you’ll receive the best training, support and development opportunities throughout your PageGroup career and plenty of rewards for your work.
Here are some of the key reasons you should join PageGroup:
We’re passionate about your progress – whichever level you start at in your PageGroup career, you can work your way up the ranks with support from your team, managers and ongoing training.
View the profiles of some of our international transfers to find out why our global presence makes us a great company to work for.
Never give up learning – the training and development opportunities at PageGroup are endless.
Rewards and wellbeing
Rewards and health made fun – employee wellbeing is top of the list at PageGroup and our benefits are among the best in the industry.
Giving back to others
We’re proud to give something back to our communities and partner with different charities across the globe.
Our inclusion promise ensures a team that’s diverse in every office across the globe.
Visit our website to find out more about why you should choose us.
We are specialist recruiters. This means all our consultants are experts in their industry and only recruit into their specific market, giving our customers the best insight and widest reach during their recruitment process.
The role of a PageGroup recruitment consultant revolves around business development, commercial customer service and generating revenue while engaging with clients, candidates and your PageGroup colleagues.
Find out what the key responsibilities of a recruitment consultant are.
Recruitment is fast-paced, exciting and incredibly rewarding and it’s often challenging too. You must be prepared to push yourself in a sales environment if you want to reap the rewards.
Visit our website and take our test to find out if you have what it takes to join PageGroup as a recruitment consultant.
PageGroup also operates in 35 countries, with 153 offices worldwide. Interested in working in one of our global offices? Click on the country below to find out more:
I worked at PageGroup full-time (More than 5 years)
I loved working for Page! I learned so much, tripled my salary in 4 years, worked with some amazing people and got some amazing opportunities. Negative reviews you might read are outdated; 8-6 working is a thing of the past, and flexible working has meant that employees come and go much more freely, and the office is a more relaxed and far less corporate place than the one I joined. Some departments are now completely dress down but even the more corporate ones (finance) are no longer wearing ties to work.
Nowadays the company culture is very different all together. I never worked on the weekend or in the evenings, but it’s easy to get invested and as a manager I spent a lot of time telling my teams to switch off while on days off. This is a company that is very exclusive about its hires - if you have any concerns at all about a potential hire, they’re probably a no. Therefore everyone around you is pushing to move forwards and it’s extremely rare to overhear anyone moaning about the business.
Despite being a global business, the SLT are extremely visible in local offices and take time to understand staff, even joining teams on celebratory nights out etc.
Progression can be extremely fast, training is excellent, and support is always there should you ask for it, although once you know what you’re doing you are given a great deal of trust and freedom to do your job. Bonuses take a while to start as you build your market, but once they do they can be significant. In the meantime, and throughout, there are loads of smaller rewards along the way, ranging from public awarded bottles of champagne to trips abroad for top performers.
They put you through your paces to get to management, and as such all the managers are truly inspiring. There are also loss of opportunities to move abroad, if that’s your thing, after a few years good service, or to move into different areas.
The company, for a recruitment company, is extremely moralistic. Compliance checks ensure that revenue is properly signed off by clients and focus goes on maintaining clients long term relationships. That said, many clients see recruitment as an entirely free service, and will cancel roles after several weeks work etc. The company finds a great balance between customer service and commerciality, and the benefit of such a well known brand is they are I afraid to walk away from non commercial business.
Over the last couple of years the business has transformed completely, investing more in technology and development than ever before, and reviewing and changing their corporate structure to better serve clients.
If you’re looking for a great company that will progress you up your career and let you do some amazing things along the way, this is the one for you.
Nothing atypical of a big company.
- Changes can be talked about for several months without ever moving forward, then someone can leave and everything changes very quickly.
- You have to work in the next role up for some time before being promoted to it. The higher you go, the more hazy and less specific the targets for promotion become, and you have to put faith in the business that thy will promote you when they are ready. Of course, it’s a performance business, and the higher up the ladder you are the less you bill. As such, the higher up you are, the closer to the door you are should the team below you stop delivering.
- bonuses can again be hard to predict. Since the bonus is dependant on both your personal performance and the wider teams, since bonus pots can be shared at a higher levels with other teams and since the team costs are never publicly shared (so people can’t work out colleagues salaries), working out likely bonuses is tough. Having said that, looking back on bonuses, they’ve always worked out fairly over the course of each year.
Advice to Management
I’ve seen some good people leave because they weren’t allowed to transfer departments (because they were billing well), and I’ve seen others offered promotions to buy them back after leaving. If they are worth those promotions, and if the company doesn’t want to lose them, give them opportunities and reward their work before they get to the point of quitting.
Otherwise, keep doing what you’re doing - love the business.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PageGroup (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in June 2015.
Firstly I received a telephone call, was nothing more than a chat. Told them a bit about myself and got to know the company. All very casual.
The next round I was scheduled in for a telephone interview. Lasted approximately 40 minutes and consisted of general and competency based questions.