–Working with knowledge, continuing to learn and being experts at the job we do.
–Maintaining a positive attitude, communicate positively to encourage colleagues and create solutions.
–Thinking creatively to find innovative solutions for the on-going improvement of our business.
–Working smart, with a methodology and sense of urgency, to deliver with both speed and accuracy.
–Making sure we do what we say we are going to do. Ensuring we deliver to our clients!
Reasons to work for Amida
Expertise Positivity Innovation Efficiency Accountability
Holidays & Flexi Time
Training & Development
Global Shared Database
Systems & Processes
High Performing Colleagues
Privately Owned Business
Amida is a fun workplace:
•We endeavour to create a work environment that people enjoy working in. This means encouraging people to have personality and a laugh with their colleagues at work.
•We do things like celebrating birthdays with cake and glasses of Champagne, enjoying a drink in the office on Friday afternoon or quarterly incentive activities like trips up the Shard, Bounce or Universal Studios
•We have also facilitated activities like yoga, cycling, lawn bowls, archery, and pinicing in the park. Each year the Director holds a summer/mid year party for staff and of course we have a Christmas party where we invite staff and their partners.
Amida recruits for market leading clients:
•Our managers and senior/principal consultants have long standing relationships with the above market leading companies which means our consultants have access to recruit into these organisations.
•Some of our current key clients include:
•We are working hard to identify further key clients we want to work closely with and to secure PSA's.
Amida pays great commission:
•Above market commission structure that pays out after low threshold (10% of salary)
10% salary threshold-10k = 15%
£10-15k = 17.5%
£25-£30k = 25%
£30k-35k = 30%
£35k + = 35%
•(Example) Basic = £24,000.00 therefore monthly Salary Threshold = £2,400.00
•Christmas bonus - all employees got a small Christmas bonus last year.
•Budget based performance bonus - high performing consultants
•Quarterly bonus - based on achieving or exceeding budget which rewards consistent performance
Amida employs resourcers to enable our consultants to bill more:
•Subject to hitting agreed criteria Amida employ resourcers for our top performing consultants to take them to the next level of billing.
•Resourcers will typically be focused on administration and candidate generation aspects of the job - this enables the consultant to focus on business development opportunities and servicing higher volume accounts - ultimately significantly increasing margin billed and therefore commission take home.
•Typical criteria required to be meet before resourcer added to a portfolio:
• - £150k margin billed (run rate calculated over minimum of 1 quarter)
• - Sign up to a £250k minimum budget
Amida has global database of senior candidates:
Shared Global Database
•Web based database that has the latest recruitment functionality built into it such as client candidate bridging, linked in integration, bespoke tagging, bulk e-mailing and access 24 hours from anywhere with an internet connection.
•Other functions include integration with broadbean for auto recognition of CV's, outlook plug in so e-mail CV can be up- loaded automatically with click of the mouse.
•Our database is global shared platform which means 24hrs a day it is being up-dated with new candidates by our consultants around the world. We encourage candidate sharing through candidate ownership policy which enables sourcing consultants to be eligible for 25% split on candidates placed by another consultant.
•We offer premium Linked In accounts for staff which enables greater searching
•Linked In Recruiter Platform for senior high performing staff enables full access to Linked In database and extremely powerful searching/filtering capacity
Amida has a great reputation with our clients:
Reputation of service excellence:
•Massive focus on building excellent client relationships that have supported the business through depth of the recession.
•Reputation built around delivery - making sure that we make the recruitment process an efficient one for the client by sending relevant CV's and ensuring we get them across in a timely manner - communicating with the client right through the process.
•Sustainability brand has created a reputation as a responsible, ethical business which has attracted clients to us as they look to work with sustainable organisations and green their supply chains (e.g. Arup).
•We intend to put significant business effort to enhancing our reputation over the next 12 months so Amida stands out from the competition no matter what market we are competing in. Part of this will be driven through integrating the core values further in the systems, processes and the day to day decision making of everyone in the business.
Amida is an ethical business:
High values = high performance:
We have a strong set of values the guide how we operate. We believe that business should be carried out in such a way to create positive outcomes and hence have adopted sustainable business practices. We consider economic, environmental and social factors when making decisions. This extends from how we treat our staff, our candidates, clients and suppliers. Some of things we do in the business include:
•Sustainability encompassed in the brand
•Comprehensive sustainability policy and strategy for improvement
•Accreditations - Green Procurement code (Gold), Eco-step
•Environmental Management Strategy (EMS) part complete
•Involvement with Charities - last year we did a number of activities with Article 25 and the Gold Challenge (associated with London Olympics) like boxing, archery, volleyball.
•Responsible attitude to business
•Put staff well-being at the top of our business priorities
•Integrity when dealing with clients and candidates
Amida - a high quality leadership team:
Greg Brooks – Director – Sustainable Design
Greg has extensive recruitment experience in the environmental, ground engineering, sustainable design and energy efficiency marketplaces. His clients range from engineering and environmental consultancies, architectural firms, end- user clients, large main-contractors and developers. Greg is leading the development of Amida on an international basis – assisting with the development of our Singapore office.
Sam Barnes – Director – Construction
Sam has 9 years recruitment experience with a major construction recruitment company where he broke records year on year for the high billing and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in this sector. Sam heads up our Construction Division based in the London office.
Dr Martin Blake – Non Executive Director
Martin is an achievement-driven sustainability expert and visionary leader, with over 25 years practical experience, having recently deployed one of the most successful carbon management programmes in the world. Martin has diverse skills in organisational change management, stakeholder engagement, and risk management with a focus on large-scale corporate responsibility initiatives.
Bridget Francis – Director – Australasia
Bridget is a Chartered Civil Engineer with additional qualifications in civil engineering law and contract procedure. From this technical background as an Engineer she moved into recruitment where she has over 10 years of recruitment experience working more latterly at board/director level for major blue chip engineering recruitment companies both nationally and internationally. She will be building out our capability in servicing companies within the Construction, Sustainability, Mining and Consultancy sectors throughout Australasia.
Aaron George – Managing Director
Aaron has a background in resource and environmental planning in his early career, then moved into the recruitment industry in 2000. Aaron has extensive management experience delivering staffing solutions to the built environment sector and businesses driving sustainable development. Aaron has worked on global recruitment campaigns with a number of large multinational clients, particularly in the consulting engineering, renewable energy and construction sectors. Aaron leads Amida’s business from London.
The leadership team have large amount of experience with average of well over 10 years recruitment experience.
Andy Clapham – Director – Asia
Andy has extensive management experience with a proven track record of building teams and developing new markets. Andy has broad sector knowledge including Energy and Construction.
Leanne George – Director Performance & Development
Leanne has 9 years recruitment experience principally with a global recruitment business where she was consistently one of the top perm billers in the company and managed the permanent property/consultancy sector team. Leanne’s role is to enhance performance of staff through coaching and development.
Crystal Tennent – Finance Manager
Crystal is a certified practicing accountant who has a wide range of experience. She has been working for the last 8 years within a busy accounting firm servicing clients in construction, financial services, technology and mining sectors. Crystal will be responsible for payroll, credit control, invoice financing, company tax and month management accounts for the group.
Training & Development:
Amida has a 3 tiered training and development program:
Entry to recruitment - modular 12 week training course aimed at junior recruiters joining recruitment for the first time.
Mid tier - recruitment workshops focusing on improving recruitment practices and techniques
Senior bespoke training working with senior management, our performance and development director or an external trainer to enhance and fine tune experienced recruiter skill set enabling them to deliver better results.
Our performance and development director provides 1-2-1 practical on the job coaching.
We also plan to have an online assessment centre in the next few months that takes people through the various stages of their recruitment career with practical training programs to help refresh the experienced recruiter or guide newer consultants through development of a new skill set.
Being a new business means there is huge potential to grow with the company and take a lead role as we expand.
•Manager - (Business Unit, Branch, Office, Finance, Account, Business Development)
Career Track Program...we have developed a full career track program that comprehensively plots the path of an individual's career options within the business. This includes development of competencies, training and achievement milestones.
We assess people with a comprehensive yearly career review and set professional goals through the development of a personal business plan that is monitored quarterly.
Amida - great workspaces:
Great work space:
We aim to create office environments that enable our staff to feel relaxed, comfortable and confident whilst having a balance of professionalism to the space.
We have recently completed a full fit out of the new Singapore office that includes relaxed break out area for staff, light spacious working space with high speed internet connections, advanced communication system and top quality IT equipment. We aim to replicate this in all our Amida offices globally.
We want to create office space that is:
- Open plan
- Bright - natural light
London: Rivington Street, Shoreditch - 10 min walk from the City, urban up and coming recently gentrified location with many cafe, bars restaurants and similar fast paced business surrounding.
Singapore: Tras Street, ChinaTown - 5 min walk from underground. Up and coming area with many new businesses locating in the area.
Melbourne , Sydney, Brisbane - Our staff are currently working from home
Amida – Private Business
5 years of financial results - all showing significant year on year growth with most profits invested back into the business to support the development of infrastructure and continued growth.
We have an established funding facility in place to run our freelance business in the UK - this business continues to grow and with it the solid relationship we have with our invoice financing provider becoming even more important to them as we become a larger client.
We have an excellent credit rating in the UK where we have been trading for over 5 years and continue to improve our ratings in Singapore and Australia as the respective businesses become more established.
A privately owned business means that objectives of the business are more aligned with the people that work in it. We don't have public shareholders that a listed company has to please each quarter with results. This means we can focus on the needs of the business and take a more strategy medium term view without outside pressure.
It also enables us to respond to the market better and be more agile in how we work. We can meet the needs of our staff more quickly as decisions are made in an inclusive manner with the staff in mind - not the corporation's share price or distant shareholders.
Amida’s Top Talent:
High Performing Colleagues:
We have a number of extremely high performing staff who have been top of the league tables at some of the biggest recruitment companies in the market.
These high performing individuals set the standard and help others around them perform at a higher level. We encourage mentoring and give time and exposure to these experience staff members to facilitate learning opportunities.
We have a set of league tables that are circulated around the business monthly which encourages competition and gives an opportunity to benchmark performance against the some of the best consultants in the market.
We also circulate activity reports so everyone can see the type of activity the top performers and doing and how they achieve great results.
Amida – Staff Well-being & Positive Culture
Our culture is one that encourages positive communication and empowerment for people to do their with encouragement and support from all in the business. This means we help people through the tough times and celebrate success.
We facilitate this culture through Monday morning workshops which can include training sessions, employee feedback cafe's, external speakers and presentations from staff on various activities happening in the business.
We celebrate success, socialise and have a laugh at wrap-up every Friday to make sure everyone has the opportunity for recognition from their peers and people feel that they are part of a team working together.
We encourage staff to share ideas and be creative about how we can improve the business and be more productive. We do this through workshops, bright ideas forum, our intranet amida- hub.com and management engaging with staff both in 1-2-1's and informally in the office or over a drink.
We measure employee well being through an external survey and a well being consultant assisting us to look at issues such as:
We are trying to create a great place to work where all the factors are looked at and worked on to improve the well being of our staff.
Systems & Processes:
We are building systems and processes from the ground up consultant perspective. We have worked very hard get systems in place that remove the blocks for consultants to make money.
We have invested in back office, middle office systems to make sure that we have smooth processes to run freelance workers.
We have invested in could based IT so our systems are accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
We have put in place a knowledge management system (Amida Hub) which hosts all shared documentation, templates, training programs and be a portal for linking with your colleagues globally.
We have driven our online brand through our website. The feedback received has been generally positive and we do receive high quality applications from candidates.
We recognise our website is now becoming slightly out of date so have began the process of looking at an up-grade. This up-grade will incorporate everything from the way it is written, to SEO, to a better CMS. We have gone live with our mobile website and Amida app to ensure we drive traffic rom mobile users and enhance our SEO.