Property specialist Amida are an ethical recruitment company who deliver fun and results on an even basis for their staff. Based in London, Australia and Singapore there’s a quality led approach and everyone’s treated with respect. Not just their candidates and clients. They also start every week off with a game.
We measure employee well being through an external survey and a well being consultant assisting us to look at issues such as: • Job structure • Task diversity • Work/Life balance • Communication • Career progression • Work Environment • Relationships • Pay • Health • Happiness We are a great place to work, but we can always be better. We aim to understanding all the factors that impact the well being of our staff and work on making improvements.
We are proud of our above market commission structure that pays out after low threshold (10% of salary), and pays up to a lovely 35%: 10% salary threshold-10k = 15% £10-15k = 17.5% £15-20k =20% £20-£25k =22.5% £25-£30k = 25% £30k-35k = 30% £35k + = 35% (Example) Monthly GP = £20,000 Basic = £24,000.00 therefore monthly Salary Threshold = £2,400.00 Commission = £3,015 • Christmas bonus • Budget based performance bonus - high performing consultants • Quarterly bonus - based on teams achieving or exceeding budget which rewards consistent performance
We have a reputation built on quality and have long standing relationships with many market leading companies. This means our consultants have access to recruit into a huge number of fantastic organisations. Some of our current key clients include: Arup, Gleeds, ISG, M+W Group, Dornan Engineering, Overbury, Mace, St William, Ballymore, Kier Group PLC, Berkeley Group, Ringway Jacobs Limited, Buro Happold, St James, Volker Highways, CVU, Mount Anvil Ltd, Artelia, Capita , 8 Build, Gardnier & Theobald LLP, Fourway Communications, Crouch Waterfall. And they have nice things to say about us too:
Team Engineering & Design
Amida Xmas 2017
St Patrick's Day
A privately owned business means that objectives of the business are more aligned with the people that work in it. We don't have public shareholders that a listed company has to please each quarter with results. This means we focus on the needs of the business and take a more strategy medium term view without outside pressure. It also enables us to respond to the market better and be more agile in how we work. We can meet the needs of our staff more quickly as decisions are made in an inclusive manner with the staff in mind - not the corporation's share price or distant shareholders.
We aim to create office environments that enable our staff to feel relaxed, comfortable and confident whilst having a balance of professionalism to the space. In both London and Singapore we have recently moved into WeWork offices meaning we have great work spaces with common space, shared kitchens, (coffee, tea, fruit water and beer on tap) and with some fabulous views! It is important to us that our work spaces is: - Functional - Clean - Open plan - Bright - natural light - Positive - Creative
We endeavour to create a work environment that people enjoy working in. This means encouraging people to have personality and a laugh with their colleagues at work. • We do things like celebrating birthdays with cake and glasses of Champagne, enjoying a drink in the office on Friday afternoon or quarterly incentive activities like trips up the Shard, Bounce or Universal Studios • We have also facilitated activities like yoga, cycling, lawn bowls, archery, and picnicing in the park. Each year the Director holds a summer/mid year party for staff and of course we have a Christmas party.
After work drinks in Singapore
Our Singapore team
Amida summer party 2017
We have a strong set of values the guide how we operate. We believe that business should be carried out in such a way to create positive outcomes and hence have adopted sustainable business practices. We consider economic, environmental and social factors when making decisions. This extends from how we treat our staff, our candidates, clients and suppliers. Some of things we do in the business include: • Sustainability encompassed in the brand • Comprehensive sustainability policy and strategy for improvement • Accreditations - Green Procurement code (Gold), Eco-step • Environmental Management Strategy (EMS) part complete • Involvement with Charities - last year we did a number of activities with Article 25 and the Gold Challenge (associated with London Olympics) like boxing, archery, volleyball. • Responsible attitude to business • Put staff well-being at the top of our business priorities • Integrity when dealing with clients and candidates
• Subject to hitting agreed criteria Amida employ resourcers for our top performing consultants to take them to the next level of billing. • Resourcers will typically be focused on administration and candidate generation aspects of the job - this enables the consultant to focus on business development opportunities and servicing higher volume accounts - ultimately significantly increasing margin billed and therefore commission take home. • Typical criteria required to be meet before resourcer added to a portfolio: • £150k margin billed (run rate calculated over minimum of 1 quarter) • Sign up to a £250k minimum budget
Web based database that has the latest recruitment functionality built into it such as client candidate bridging, linked in integration, bespoke tagging, bulk e-mailing and access 24 hours from anywhere with an internet connection. • Other functions include integration with broadbean for auto recognition of CV's, outlook plug in so e-mail CV can be uploaded automatically with click of the mouse. • Our database is global shared platform which means 24hrs a day it is being up-dated with new candidates by our consultants around the world. We encourage candidate sharing through candidate ownership policy which enables sourcing consultants to be eligible for 25% split on candidates placed by another consultant.
We have a number of extremely high performing staff who set the standard and help others around them perform at a higher level. We encourage mentoring and give time and exposure to these experience staff members to facilitate learning opportunities. We are transparent with our results which are circulated around the business in our monthly newsletter. This encourages competition and gives an opportunity to benchmark performance against the some of the best consultants in the market.
Our Training & Development Director ensures everyone in the business benefits from a tailored training & development plan, including our Aspire Training Programme, 121 mentoring and regular recruitment skills workshops. Aspire Training Programme This is a 2 phase training programme, which includes 'introduction to recruitment' modules for people new to recruitment, and 'introduction to Amida' modules for those making a mid career move. We teach crucial recruitment skills such as questioning, qualifying and negotiation techniques in interactive group sessions and 'top these up' with 121s for everyone with our Training & Development Director. Recruitment Workshops Once you have bedded in and started to make some money, we offer 'next level' recruitment workshops to enhance your performance on desk. Things like prioritising, pipeline management and developing great customer relationships. We also work with an external training provider offering away days to develop key skills.
Halloween at Amida HQ
It's important to us that our people love coming to work
Being a new business means there is huge potential to grow with the company and take a lead role as we expand. Career Path: • Administrator • Resourcer • Consultant • Senior Consultant • Principal Consultant • Associate • Manager - (Business Unit, Branch, Office, Finance, Account, Business Development) • Director Career Track Program...we have developed a full career track program that comprehensively plots the path of an individual's career options within the business. This includes development of competencies, training and achievement milestones. We assess people with a comprehensive yearly career review and set professional goals through the development of a personal business plan that is monitored quarterly.
We are building systems and processes from the ground up consultant perspective. We have worked very hard get systems in place that remove the blocks for consultants to make money. We have invested in back office, middle office systems to make sure that we have smooth processes to run freelance workers. We have invested in cloud based IT so our systems are accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. We have put in place a knowledge management system (Amida Hub) which hosts all shared documentation, templates, training programs and be a portal for linking with your colleagues globally.
Founding Director of Amida with 15 years experience within the recruitment industry
Leanne is responsible for BD and with at least one other colleague attend's the world's largest Property Exhibition MIPIM in Cannes each year.
8 years of financial results - all showing growth and stability with most profits invested back into the business to support the development of infrastructure and support for more success. We have an established funding facility in place to run our freelance business in the UK - this business continues to grow and with it the solid relationship we have with our invoice financing provider becoming even more important to them as we become a larger client. We have an excellent credit rating and well established reputation which enable us to be very competitive in large procurement and tender processes.
Amida Summer Party, London
Team Design, Singapore
Our culture is one that encourages positive communication and empowerment for people to do their best with encouragement and support from all in the business. This means we help people through the tough times and celebrate success in the good times. We facilitate this culture through workshops which can include training sessions, employee feedback cafe's, external speakers and presentations from staff on various activities happening in the business. We celebrate success, socialise and have a laugh at wrap-up every Friday to make sure everyone has the opportunity for recognition from their peers and people feel that they are part of a team working together. We encourage staff to share ideas and be creative about how we can improve the business. We do this through workshops, bright ideas forum, our intranet and management engaging with staff both in 1-2-1's and informally in the office or over a drink.
Christmas Challenge 2017
Talent Consultant Construction &Property at Amida Recruitment