Futureheads based in Farringdon, London is a Digital recruitment company that's socially responsible and highly successful. Keen on collaboration, Futureheads have a long list of perks that provide amazing incentives for their team, who they make sure are trained to the highest standard possible. If you want to work for a truly Digital company that loves its staff, speak to Futureheads.
Painting Brighton red on our company day out
The gang (and Jeff Goldblum) getting ready for our Christmas Party!
As our business grows we continue to evolve our staff benefits, both ‘softer’ cultural offerings and more formalised benefits to enhance your overall package. Here’s a taster of what we offer: • 25 days holiday with additional leave after 2 years’ service • Flexible holiday policy – buy or sell 3 days a year • Cycle to work scheme • Season ticket loan • Working from home policy • Sabbatical leave after 5 years’ service • Simply Health – health cash plan • Group pension scheme • Enhanced maternity and paternity schemes, shared parental leave policy • Re-set days for difficult periods in life • Mobile phone and laptop • LinkedIn Recruiter licences
We’re not your typical recruitment business, we work hard and get some phenomenal results but we openly put our people first. If you want to work with genuinely nice people who care about what they do (and have a bit of fun along the way) then we might be for you!
Our team are a diverse bunch. We have career recruiters who know their markets like the back of their hands, graduates who are learning the ropes, and others who've transitioned from other careers in areas like music, events management and design and bring extensive industry experience to the party. We have a great back office team, comprising Marketing, Operations, Finance and Compliance folks who can support you. We also have a number of part-time parents in our ranks, and we're more than happy to discuss flexible working options if that's something you need. What we all have in common (other than a love of cake), is a shared belief in the power of being nice. Why not get in touch and come meet the gang?
All our senior team, sit with everyone else in our lovely open plan office, so they are always on hand to help.
Proudly collecting our third Great Place To Work award!
There's lots of opportunity to advance knowledge and skill, with external trainers, coaching sessions and on the desk training, quarterly workshops, lunchtime masterclasses, and industry expert visits. We will always focus on your strengths rather than looking for weaknesses. We have a team of really motivated consultants and resourcers who want to continue to improve and develop and be the best they can be.
Our Senior Management Team
We take time to understand you as an individual and build your training and career opportunities around your unique strengths. There are a range of career routes available to you including people management, practice lead and account direction roles, with clear guidelines around each role to help track your progression. And because we’re ambitious about both growing our existing markets and expanding into complementary market sectors, there’s lots of opportunity. If you’ve got a market growth idea, we’d love to hear it.
Futureheads is founded on the principles of being nice, and working together, and over the last ten years we've worked hard to keep a great culture, where people feel supported and empowered to do great things. But we don't rest on our laurels - we know maintaining a culture to be proud of isn't easy, and we run regular culture surveys and workshops with the whole business to make sure we understand what's working, and where we can improve.
• Free breakfasts every day • Free 25 minute massage per month • Wellness weeks and wellbeing helpline facility • Charitable donations policy • Personal development day each year • Late start or early finish on your birthday • Regular incentives and prizes • Annual company trip for everyone in the company • High-achievers trip clearly measured through bi-annual appraisals • Futureheads management pledge – what we promise as your managers • Free Friday drinks every week to celebrate our good news (and sometimes other days too!) • Recruit to music with a playlist that everyone can add to We also invest a lot in making sure we celebrate personal & professional achievements for everyone, irrespective of their level. Whether you're an Associate Consultant who has brought in your first client, a Senior Consultant who has had a personal best, or it's your birthday, we always make sure we celebrate. (Any excuse right?)
• Good News Friday - each team shares their weekly wins, with beer, wine and soft drinks to toast a great week. • Regular incentives to reward hard work with prizes including £100 vouchers, extra annual leave and free lunches. • Round of applause, and a usually pun-filled email to celebrate placements and other good work.
Our Leaders in Change event on Ai and Design
We’re passionate about our company culture, so we are delighted to have been named a Great Place to Work in 2014, 2016 and 2018 in the UK small business category, ranking within the top three companies. We’ve also won special awards for Excellence in Leadership, Excellence in Learning and Development and for being a Great Workplace for Women. We have also have been listed in London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and appeared on the Recruiter Hot 100 list, which celebrates agencies with the largest gross profit per employee.
The digital industry is growing, fast-moving and highly engaged with recruitment, yet very skills-short. There is a real need for a genuinely consultative approach – smart recruiters have a clear opportunity to over- achieve on billings and enjoy a huge variety of work. Our deep experience in digital means we can help you navigate the market quickly.
Everyone specialises in a specific digital discipline, building really deep knowledge with a niche network. We hire recruiters who are interested in becoming experts in a field, and help them build really credible knowledge which adds value to our customers. All Consultants run dual desks across contract and perm as we believe this delivers continuity of service to clients, and maximises earning potential for you. Our collaborative culture means that your colleagues actively contribute to your success, and vice versa. Several heads are better than one!
We believe great recruitment means being active in the community. We support lots of industry events - including UX London.
We recruit for a handful of digital disciplines that we know lots about, rather than tackling a bit of everything. That means a deep and genuine engagement with a niche community and its issues, conversations and events. • C-Level and Executive • Change and Transformation • Product Management • Project Management • Design & Creative •Technical • UX & Service Design
Our tech tribe members
All of our staff are given a personal development day each year to work on personal projects or volunteer for charities. We've also supported Macmillan and Crack + Cider, a great initiative that donates clothing and feminine products to those in need. We want to reward our employees, clients and candidates for completing amazing feats for charity so the business donates generously to charitable challenges.
In support of Macmillan, the gang took on a 20km walk across Richmond.
Futureheads has a unique bonus scheme which celebrates and reflects our collaborative working practices and culture. Everyone is rewarded on individual performance and company performance, reflecting their contribution to the wider business’ success. It’s a bonus scheme which engenders trust and collaboration but which also allows billers to maximise their earnings. Overall, we ensure that your total earnings (including base salary) equate to at least 30% of the Gross Profit you bill. This rises to 32% for those billing £300k+ and 34% for those at £400k+. We also ensure that non-billers, including support staff, receive a share of the company’s success, so it’s a truly inclusive scheme.
We've got a company Spotify playlist that is on all day - so everyone can hear their fav tunes!
Our breakout area is often filled with cake.
Because we work hard, deliver, add value along the way and do it all without a fuss, we have an excellent reputation amongst hiring managers and HR teams alike. Our ethics, values and reputation wins business and helps you to succeed. And because we hire the best people, you get to work with colleagues you can trust and truly collaborate with.