This month we interviewed Kellie Poole, Recruitment Partner at Daylesford, to learn more about why a candidate should choose a career with Daylesford. Kellie delves into their staff offering and what they look for when recruiting.
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Why should someone choose your business to work for?
Daylesford Organic is an exceptional business, unique and we whole heartedly believe in what we do. Our people are what make us one of the best places to work – we are lucky to work alongside so many individuals who are experts in their field and clearly passionate about what they do.
What do you offer your employees to help them develop skills and progress their careers?
No matter your skillset, we have a role for you. We help our teams grow and nurture them by offering relevant and up to date training. We actively provide you the tools to perform your role to the best of your ability.
What type of person do you try and attract to work in your business?
We are open to welcoming all levels of experience and skillsets. What we are looking for is a mindset - a motivated, passionate, and enthusiastic individual. That is the foundation, and from there we will help to shape your career within our business.
What additional benefits do you offer your staff?
Aside from the typical benefits you might see elsewhere, we offer some truly fantastic perks to our employees – a 50% staff lunch discount at their local Daylesford farm shop, free food and drink available on shift (and in the office), a 30% Daylesford and 60% Bamford Skincare discount from day one, as well as 10% discount across our group of pubs. We recognise excellence within our team with our ‘Bee’s Knee’s’ team member of the month scheme which awards £150 to an individual who goes above and beyond as well as recognising long service with our milestone awards at 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. In addition, we reward our employees for their role in attracting new talent to the business with our ‘Refer a Friend’ bonus scheme – of up to £1000. We are a wellness focused business with a seasonal weekly Organic veg box programme, employee helpline, a voluntary health cash plan, subsidised private medical insurance, and access to a variety of discounts on retail, restaurants and cinema tickets. We encourage a work life balance with straight shifts only and a focus on bringing our teams together to celebrate and socialise – with two company parties per year, our ‘Heart of Daylesford’ scheme and visits to our Cotswold farm.
What advice would you offer to someone coming to interview for a job in your business?
Firstly, and most importantly, come along and be you. Do some research on our business and why we strive to be sustainable and organic. Whilst learning a little more about us you will be amazed as to the breadth of roles we have under one roof in our collection of brands.
Browse the wide range of opportunities available with Daylesford and apply now.