From expansions and new start-ups to franchise roll-outs, the recent increase in housing market activity has led to a rise in the number of agencies looking to hire new members of staff to help deal with new business, and Deverell Smith has responded by announcing plans to recruit up to 70 new members of staff.
Andrew Deverell-Smith (left), CEO, commented, “The market potential in property for recruitment is huge, we have expanded to provide recruitment services within every sector of the industry, and in some sectors, although we are market leaders, we really are still only scratching the surface.“By attracting the best talent in recruitment and knowledgeable property professionals to our company we plan to become the UK’s driving force in property recruitment.”
Reflecting on the London-based company’s recruitment strategy, he said that it was important to not only attract but retain the best talent.
He said, “Over the past twelve months we have carried out extensive research and invested heavily in our employment offering. We have worked hard to shape our culture to become a team based working environment where our employees not only want to come to work every day but are able to reach their full potential.
“Maintaining a balanced work life balance was identified as the key factor for our employees’ wellbeing and happiness. In reaction to this we have restructured our remuneration and benefits package to include the most competitive commission offering in the industry, an extra four days holiday a year and contributions towards travel, leisure and childcare.”
To help attract more talent, from a range of employment backgrounds, Deverell Smith has redefined its training programme, introducing a four week property recruitment training academy specifically designed for those making the transition into the sector.