The scale of the Haart huge push to set up a ‘virtual’ network of partners across the UK has been revealed after it posted over 350 job adverts on recruitment websites across the UK, The Negotiator has been told.
Haart has confirmed that this is part of its major expansion programme across the UK as it rolls out its new Partnership scheme with employees working flexibly from home, but also recruits new staff to its pared-down branch network.
CEO Paul Smith (below) says: “Estate agency is evolving and as a company we are adapting and growing in response to the needs of our clients and our staff.
“Last week alone, we received more than 2,000 CVs and appointed our 41st Partner.
“Our recruitment drive shows just how much we’re committed to our strong branch network as well as recognising the success of the Partner scheme.
“Our people are at the heart of our success and we’re delighted that so many want to be part of the Spicerhaart estate agency network.
“We’re proud to be a sought-after employer and we are doing everything we can to find the best people to help our customers with their property needs.”
Research by recruitment website Adzuna shows that roles for remote working positions like those offered by Haart’s Partnership programme are ballooning as Covid impacts attitudes to home working, up nearly seven-fold compared to before the pandemic.
This research shows that the Spicerhaart group has the most ads for remote positions followed by Bupa and Mastercard.
“Remote working is here to stay, but remote job opportunities have a way to go to catch-up,” says Adzuna co-founder Andrew Hunters.
“Nine-in-ten job openings fail to specify if a role is remote and may be missing out on applications from cautious job seekers nervous about returning to the office.”