What's on your recruiter wish list? 30% comms? Unlimited holiday? Flexitime? Dress down? Gym length lunches? Awesome sector? 2 days working from home? How do you fit that all in one company? Knowit know how. Owning the Product Development space in London and Manchester, Knowit offer their consultants autonomy in their role and incredible incentives to reward success. If you want to bill big, have flexibility, and fun to boot send them an anonymous note today.
Knowit was originally born out of frustration. Frustration for an industry with a damaged reputation. We felt strongly that we could do things differently and so in early 2013 we opened our doors and as they say – the rest is history. We love challenging the stereotype that so many companies and consultants give our industry and one way we can do this is by not being “generalists" who take on any role. Our team is solely dedicated to building product development teams, and our knowledge of this industry and each skillset puts us in the best place to find amazing people, and help companies build the best tech teams.
CO-FOUNDERS - SAMM AND NICK
There is just under 40,000 recruitment agencies registered as trading in the UK, so you’re really spoilt for choice! What makes us stand out? The proposition, knowledge, culture and team. We believe that modern recruitment is not purely about KPI’s, long hours and call times. Every individual here has a voice and we are encouraged to express our views and ideas. These are discussed fortnightly as a team and every single person is listened to. We are heavily involved in helping define the direction of the company and we all work together to make sure we deliver an awesome service to our candidates and clients. There is a real sense of purpose when you're helping something develop and grow.
Check out our instagram @Knowit_Rec to see more of what we get up to
Just had an incredible idea that came to his head.
We run some pretty cool, all-expenses-paid, company-wide holiday incentives. Think European destinations like Berlin and Ibiza right to awesome hot spots in the States such as Miami and Las Vegas. If you hit your target, you will be staying in the best hotels, eating at the best restaurants and partying in the best clubs. If that doesn't get you motivated, I don't know what will. Not to mention our unbeatable Christmas parties... Our last two were in Amsterdam and Dublin. We don't find out where we're going until we're at the airport.
Our culture is at the heart of who we are. We work as hard as the rest of them, but have monthly nights out and activities to celebrate the previous months achievements. Coupled with these, we go on awesome holiday incentives to let off some steam. Our team is small and we are all very close, getting along both in and out of work. So forget those Monday morning blues... We feel pretty lucky that we like coming to work and genuinely look forward to seeing one another. We have pool and table-tennis tournaments all throughout the week, just be careful not to get 7 or 11 balled! On Friday's, the pool table conveniently converts into a beer pong table, and the competition gets fierce. Check out our Instagram @Knowit_rec or Twitter page @LifeatKnowit to get an idea of what happens during our working week. Watch our video below for glimpse...
HR/Fun-organiser. Incredibly good at rounding everybody up for a big night out.
Spends all his time outside of work attending stag-dos.
Finds it impossible to wear shoes around the office.
- Progression plan - Quarterly awards - Professional development budget - Birthday off - Bespoke training - Company-wide holiday incentives - Paid leave between Xmas + New Year - Health plan - Access to GP - Legendary Christmas trips away the whole team - Sports day - Summer party - Subsidised gym membership through Westfield Health - Recruiter Licence - Monthly team outings and activities - Free beer and cider on tap - Brand new MacBook Pro - Tools such as Source Breaker, Monday.com, Slack, Trello
At Knowit, we have a nurturing environment where you are coached towards personal improvement. If you want to work in a business where you have the opportunity to put your ideas forward, be listened to, grow quickly and even own a piece of the company, then let's talk! The benefits we offer, are rare in the world of recruitment. We don't have a KPI heavy environment and employee's are given a lot of trust and autonomy.
The real boss.
Multi-tasker, can hold slack convos with everyone in the company at once.
XMAS PARTY IN AMSTERDAM
Pushes the boundaries in the group chat. Communicates solely in memes.
Loves cider, and putting "ideas" in the ideas box.
We put a very strong emphasis on a collaborative culture and because we're still quite small, it means we often work with different team members across the business. We have an open plan work space where we listen to music and have regular team meetings where we are working on company projects outside of your "everyday recruitment". We have fortnightly meetings over beers where we go through the ideas box... Samm and Nick love it when we speak up with idea’s so you can't take a back seat here, we want to hear what everyone has to say! Off the back of a company-wide cultural survey we ran, we identified issues around work-life balance and were given benefits like two-hours free a week (time we don’t have to make up), unlimited holiday if you’re on target, 1.5 hour lunch break for the gym and two days a month where we can work from home. Speak up and be heard!
Office seagull. Always losing things.
Always cold. Likes the temperature in the office to be over 25 degrees at all times.
Always too hot. Likes the office temperature be under 10 degrees at all times.
Breaking Bad Bar
When you start at Knowit, we don't just put you at a desk and make you get on the phone. You'll be sitting with your team mates who are at a similar level to you, and your mentor will be there to guide you throughout your first few months, and on-going thereafter. We are proud to say that we have an extensive 'Knowit' training programme for all levels, that we have developed internally from what we've seen works and what we know doesn't. You will also have sessions with several members across the company to train you on all things recruitment and the specialist markets we work in.
Chosen by the people, for the people.
On the first Friday of each month, we finish around 4pm, go through the ideas box, promotions, awards and general company-happenings. We have a social committee who are in charge of making sure these are planned and booked in each month in advance. If we've had a particularly awesome month then we'll do a fun group activity. Things we do... - Go-ape - Laser tag - Comedy club - Cocktail making - Go-karting - Annual sports day - Escape rooms - Summer party - Mini golf - Shuffleboarding - Flight club - Quiz night - German beer hall - 'Design my night' events/bars - Rooftop bars - Knowit olympics - Beer pong - Bowling - Treasure hunt - Bubble Football Not so good month? We'll have games in the office, grab some pizza and head out for drinks!
LUNCH CLUB AT MAZE RESTAURANT
Winner of the least awkward first-deal dance at Knowit.
The Hacker Games is our competitive 48-hour Hackathon (the first company vs. company event of it's kind in the UK) run independently by Knowit. We invite our clients down to compete with the sole intention of encouraging innovation while raising awareness and money for some awesome charities.
WEEKLY FIVE A SIDE FOOTBALL
The real MVP. Your best friend, confidante, and go-to IT guy. Terrible at table-tennis.
Half-human, half-robot. Does deals in his sleep.