This past week, Understanding Recruitment achieved a significant milestone: we expanded to more than 50 employees worldwide and moved into newly refurbished headquarters in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
In line with our company values, renowned motivational keynote speaker Pete Wilkinson delivered an impactful talk on winning teams, everyone playing their part and being the best, they can be. Pete, who has managed a large team of 300 people is massively passionate about professionals achieving their potential and spends his time business coaching and supporting Chief Executives and Managing Directors in a range of businesses from small micro businesses up to £130m Engineering Businesses.
Following the inaugural opening speech from founding directors Chris Jackson and Dale Swords, the ribbon was cut marking the official opening! The UR team then enjoyed an afternoon socialising in the new office space with a range of canapes and bubbly on tap.
As well as covering the UK, we've recently expanded into Berlin and Boston with exciting plans for continued growth across new geographical territories. But despite the growth, we’ve not gone all corporate. Giving both our clients and candidates a top-notch experience is still our priority! It was also important for us to stay true to our roots and keep the office in St. Albans where Understanding Recruitment was founded in 2007.
The only major difference between then and now is that we have a spacious 3,346 square feet to stretch out in. We also have what feels like limitless meeting space with a boardroom that seats 12 people that is ideal for our expansive internal training scheme. The new layout also boasts four smaller meeting rooms fully equipped with state-of-the-art Zoom video conferencing capabilities which means we can meet all our clients and candidates face to face!
And there’s two fully stocked kitchens, a large breakout area perfect for team lunches, a custom-made pool table, individual lockers to store gym gear, a library, and plenty of room for expansion. In fact, we still have plenty of job openings and have ambitious plans to grow our team to 100 people by 2020. We have roles in recruitment, account management, business development and back office with openings in St. Albans and Boston. So why not join the team? Working here is pretty ace!
Our newly refurbished offices are in the heart of St. Albans in The Maltings Shopping Centre on the 2nd Floor of the 38-40 Abbeyview building. If you’re curious and want to come by and visit, just let us know!