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.

Premiere People Business Update: Q4 2020

Our year at Premiere can be summed up as ‘transformational’. We have introduced new technology, moved to online processes and invested in creating a cross-functional team of brand ambassadors who share our values, mindset and way of thinking.

Reflection 

At the start of 2020, our goals were to increase our client base, boost revenue within the private sector and secure our existing public sector portfolio, and we’re proud to have seen success on all three counts. 

Remote, virtual working allowed us to rapidly meet both client and candidate expectations in some sectors. By allowing people to work remotely, we overcame the limitations of geographical boundaries, in turn increasing our talent pool. Working from home also strengthened our internal team with an increased use of tools and technologies that help manage remote working.

Looking forward

We have ambitious goals to continue our transformational journey and invest in our growth plans in 2021. Having proved it in 2020, we know that we will welcome the New Year as a more transparent, agile and innovative business. 

Our key focus will be increasing our private sector client portfolio through investment in strategic sales - we’re excited to be welcoming a new member of the team who will drive business development initiatives.