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VHR Finalists in Think Global Awards

  • by: Jennifer Robinson
  • On: 3, Mar 2020
4 min read

VHR are delighted to announce that we have been named as Finalists in three categories of the Think Global Awards.

The annual awards programme aims to commend achievements in effective brand and messaging communication, understanding local and global markets and successfully expanding products and services into new markets to connect with businesses and consumers across worldwide marketplaces. The programme strives to promote the awareness of thinking globally for individuals, communities, start-ups, small and medium sized businesses, global brands and large-scale international organisations.

VHR are shortlisted for the following award categories:

· Community

· Going Global

· Professional Services.

VHR joins a shortlist of innovative start-ups, SMEs and large global brands including:

· Formula E

· Fujitsu

· Caterpillar Inc

· National Geographic

· Sainsbury’s.


This category recognises those companies with a positive impact on their local and global communities. Shortlisted organisations will have an ethical sustainable business model and be able to evidence a positive impact upon their employees, stakeholders, suppliers and community residents.

Created by experienced recruiter Danny Brooks in 2003, VHR was born of a desire to build a completely different kind of recruitment company, with ethics at the heart of the business. Danny saw a gap in the market for a more partner-oriented recruitment approach: he set about embedding VHR’s services within every client business to act as an extension of their HR departments, providing a truly unique, beneficial service to everyone involved.

The International Labour Organisation estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide are currently working under conditions of modern slavery. VHR are a prominent ethical recruitment company, and our services are built on the international Dhaka Principles to protect candidates throughout the recruitment process and all the way through their work placements. By going the extra mile for every client and candidate, VHR are striving to raise the standards of global recruitment.

VHR are proud to offer a great place to work for all our 90 employees across our 9 offices. We provide 21 employee benefits including:

· Flexible working

· Company trips abroad every year (recent trips include New York, Boston, Valencia and Barcelona)

· Holiday incentives

· Private healthcare

· Qualifications support – VHR pay 50% of fees for professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA, CIPD and CIM and provide paid study leave.

VHR operates transparent career progression across functions and levels, helping our staff to achieve their full potential. Last financial year, VHR promoted almost half of our 90 employees. Our two in-house Learning & Development Coaches create unique training programmes for junior, mid-level and senior employees to help them grow professional and soft skills.

Going Global

This category recognises businesses that can demonstrate how working internationally has benefited their international business strategy. Each shortlisted organisation will have an innovative approach to establishing and entering new international markets and demonstrate long-term sustainable business success across continents.

For almost 17 years VHR has been proud to partner leading international businesses across the Aerospace & Aviation, F1 & Automotive, Engineering & Defence and Marine industries, and we now work in 52 countries around the world. Our team of 90 employees originate from over 20 different nationalities and they collectively speak 24 languages, enabling us to work closely with business leaders and candidates around the world.

Professional Services

This category recognises professional services companies that provide exceptional services for their customers through innovation and investment.

VHR finds the talent needed around the world when not available domestically. We incorporate, register, work towards compliance and obtain labour licenses to provide high quality contract and permanent workers around the world. This has meant VHR investing significantly by incorporating in numerous geographies to offer innovative and compliant recruitment, payroll, and visa solutions. With expats representing 95% of the workforce and difficulty obtaining residence visas, UAE businesses face growth restrictions. Incorporated in the UAE as an On-Demand Labour Supply company, VHR can sponsor unlimited worker visas.

VHR source candidates and also arrange all onboarding and logistics – travelling to meet candidates in their home countries and personally transferring them to their new homes and work sites, organising accommodation, providing expert guidance on local tax and healthcare, and even collecting candidates from international airports at early mornings– to protect candidates from any situations that could leave them vulnerable, and ensure businesses receive the best quality services.

VHR’s recent successes include:

· Featuring in the London Stock Exchange 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2019

· Expanding to 90 employees (from 60 in 2017 – a 50% growth rate)

· Continuing decade-long partnerships with a European Formula One team and three global airlines

· Raising over £25,000 for multiple charities in two years

· Finding over 1,500 new jobs for permanent and contract candidates every year.


Award-Winning Recruitment in the UK and Globally

In the past two years VHR has won 37 Awards including:

· IoD – Our Founder and CEO Danny Brooks was voted Global Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in 2018 and our COO Paul Robinson was named the IoD’s SME Director of the Year in 2019

· Recruiter Awards – VHR received two Recruiter Awards trophies for the titles of International Recruitment Company of the Year and Engineering Recruitment Company of the Year in 2019

· SME National Business Awards – VHR’s CEO and Founder Danny Brooks was voted Best Entrepreneur and VHR was named Best Enterprising Business in the 2019 Awards.

VHR are passionate about the industries we work in and the people with whom we work. We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Think Global Awards and look forward to attending the Awards ceremony later this year.

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