Premiere People Business Update: Q1 2021

Premiere People has got off to a fantastic start in 2021, setting the standard for what is forecasted to be an extremely successful year.

We are proud to have further secured our growing private sector client base by retaining the Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, and the Northern Ireland Healthcare Trusts for a further 12 months, whilst also securing a 5-year renewal with the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS), making this our third partnership term. 

Inclusion and Diversity

As part of the Buy Social project, in partnership with NICS, we are further investing in inclusive and diverse hiring by engaging with audiences who might find barriers to employment. This includes individuals with disabilities, those struggling in long term unemployed and students who have recently left higher education. We are committed to offering sustainable opportunities, and workplace transition support to give these job seekers the confidence and resilience needed to thrive.

We have also collaborated with Inspire to embed their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) amongst internal employees. The EAP offers members access to a 24-hour freephone helpline, a confidential counselling service and specialist wellbeing resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

Technology and Innovation

In line with our growth plans for 2021, we are undergoing a brand refresh to further enhance our market position. Part of this will be the launch of a brand new website which will offer a greater user experience, convert more applicants, boost engagement, and acts as a hub for both candidates and clients. The website will also integrate with our new candidate tracking and MI system, Epsilon, to provide better hiring process management.

To further enhance our communication strategy we have introduced Clientshare and Odro to improve stakeholder engagement in an ever augmenting virtual world.