In 2020, our CEO Dean Spencer and the Barclay Simpson Board made a commitment to put our staff’s mental health and wellbeing at the top of our agenda. Recruitment can be a very stressful job; both when the market is challenging and jobs are in short supply, and when the market is buoyant and expectations to bill bigger numbers increase. Everyone is always “on” and the impact this can have on mental health can be huge. By creating a Mental Health & Wellbeing (MHW) Committee, we seek to pay more than lip service to mental health and wellbeing in our team.View current opportunities
10 Barclay Simpson representatives have completed mental health first aider training to provide on-the-floor support to anyone suffering, and to embed a culture of understanding and empathy within our teams. Mental health is not a subject our team shies away from, everyone is open to talk and discuss their challenges and work together to find a solution.
We offer our teams the opportunity to work remotely up to four days a week so they can strike a balance that works for them between the stresses of a work environment, commuting, city and the concentration and peace achieved in a home working set up.
While we have internal support systems and a culture of empathy, sometimes external help is required. That’s why we provide the BUPA Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that allows every employee access to up to 25 hours of therapy every year.
We have partnered with Mental Health in Recruitment (MHIR) to drive change in the recruiting industry and create a more empathy-led and sustainable workplace. We engage with a regular programme of events delivered by MHIR to educate and support everyone at Barclay Simpson as they progress through their career.
When someone is suffering from a mental health condition, it is likely to impact their work. We recognise this and work with our team to provide further training or support to get them back to where they want to be. No one should have to worry about their job performance when they’re struggling.
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