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What makes a company a great one to work for?

Charlotte Dennis our consultant managing the role
Published on 30 April 2019

A good company knows that its people are its most valuable asset, therefore focusing on employee engagement, job satisfaction and company culture are critical elements for any employer to consider.

To increase employee job satisfaction, managers and directors should consider what they can offer to their staff rather than just what their staff can offer them. Positive employee morale reduces turnover, saves money and boosts productivity. At Quanta, we understand this and have taken active steps to make working at Quanta enriching and enjoyable — one of the reasons why we’ve been placed in the Sunday Times’ 100 best small companies to work for list for the second year in a row. It’s an achievement we’re extremely proud of as we know the vast benefits there are to offering employees a great place to work.

So what makes a company a great one to work for, and what are candidates looking for in a new job?

In-depth onboarding process

34% of employees have reported that their company don’t have an onboarding process at all, however a good onboarding process can improve employee retention by 82%. This process allows new hires the time to integrate with the company and provides them with a solid plan for their future. In addition, any new hire wants to feel the company is investing time and effort into training and supporting them.

If you join the Quanta team, you'll go through a personalised four-week induction programme with sessions delivered by our directors, trainers and subject matter experts throughout the business. We'll ensure you always have the support you need with weekly and monthly review meetings, smart objectives and regular feedback sessions.

Development opportunities

68% of the people who change jobs cite the reason as a lack of development opportunities or career progression within the company. Employees who invest their time and dedicate themselves to their jobs should be rewarded with opportunities to progress in accordance with their skills and experience. In a similar way, it’s beneficial for both employees and organisations to promote continued learning and development. Quanta makes these opportunities available to all members of our team. We carve out career paths and offer training programmes and regular coaching sessions with external trainers. This is on top of the internal support team members receive from those in managerial positions.

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to progress without limitations and have structured career plans that support you in reaching your career goals.


One of the most frustrating things people may experience at work is not being recognised for their efforts. A report found that 79% of people leave their jobs citing a ‘lack of appreciation’ as the reason, demonstrating the importance of employee appreciation. Providing your team with regular feedback can be highly beneficial for the morale and productivity of team members. For high-achievers and hard workers, such incentives and benefits are important to promote a hardworking ethic and to reward them for their contribution to the success of the company.

Building a great working culture starts with prioritising and treating employees well. All of our employees have ample opportunities to receive great rewards including early finishes and lavish weekends away for meeting company targets, no matter what area of the business you work in.

At Quanta, we like to build a great space to work which includes our ‘penthouse office’ which has table tennis, foosball, a ball pit and a PS4 to liven up your breaks and lunchtimes.

A purpose

They say, ‘do something you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life’. Recruitment can be an extremely rewarding career as you connect people with opportunities that allow them to live out their passions. At Quanta, we source candidates for life sciences, renewable energy and the ICT sectors. As a recruiter, not only are you making a difference by matching people with their dream careers, but the people you place will also be making hugely positive contributions to society in terms of healthcare, energy and technology.

In addition to this, you can make a difference while working by raising money for our three charities through your day-to-day work and get involved in regular fundraising in the office. In 2018 we gave £24,000 to our chosen charities, with more to come in 2019.

Life at Quanta

We’re always looking to grow our team and have many exciting opportunities for talented recruitment candidates looking to join us. Want to be a part of this award-winning company? Learn more about what it’s like to work at Quanta and apply for our latest vacancies today.