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Changing company in recruitment is never an easy decision. You probably feel a loyalty to your current employer (and why wouldn't you?), you're on a desk you've worked hard to build and you're earning commission, it's hard to walk away from! Or, like many people, you've started to feel disengaged with the recruitment industry, you're sick of KPIs but you still love recruitment and you're looking for somewhere better.

We truly believe Pod can offer you a fantastic environment to do recruitment in. You can be yourself working here, we have no crap KPIs and we'll offer you great progression and development.

This page will tell you a bit more about people who were like you once, considering a move, hovering over the apply button. They were brave, they made the leap, and now they are here. Come on in and find out more...

why I joined pod talent

​I joined Pod Talent because I was attracted to the way of working Pod promotes. As a value driven business, it promotes individuality, creativity and most importantly openness which allows me to truly work competitively in the market in the right way.

I joined Pod because I was looking to join a successful business with an adult environment where I could continue to develop, Pod ticked all of these boxes for me.

I felt like I finally found a place where I can be myself 100% of the time and work in an environment that fits with my goals and values.

​I was frustrated and disillusioned by the way other companies operated in the recruitment industry and I wanted to join a company that worked to change this perception and do things the right way.

​I had reached the point where I was planning to leave the recruitment industry. I hated the daily lying and cheating and being someone I wasn't at work. Pod allowed me to be myself and still be a successful recruiter.

​I joined Pod because everyone can learn from one another. People have a wide range of skillsets and it allows the team to look at things in different ways. There is also a clear plan and determination to succeed and for the company to grow, as well as striving to offer people opportunities to grow their careers.

benefits and incentives

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monthly and quarterly company incentives

Hitting quarterly target means everyone goes on a fun afternoon adventure, often involving an activity such as crazy golf, hiring a boat on the canal, bowling or even axe-throwing. We also have a quarterly lunch club for high performers which involves a fancy restaurant and afternoon off, and prizes for employee of the month and making your first placement.

holiday vouchers

The consultants who bill the highest percentage over their annual target get a holiday voucher so they can take a well-earned rest after all their hard work to go travelling the world. ​

perkbox

After 3 months of being at Pod, all staff get access to Perkbox. This is a site which gives a range of discounts and perks such as free phone insurance, discounted cinema tickets, and great deals on restaurants.

private healthcare

Once passing probation, all staff are offered private health insurance. We have very comprehensive cover available for that extra peace of mind, knowing that if something happens, you’re covered.

GROWN UP ENVIRONMENT

We want our staff to feel energised and be at their best at work. Typically, recruitment was known for its long hours, hut we don’t believe working longer hours means working harder! We have implemented a shorter working well, flexible start and finish times, 2 days a week from home (forever, not just due to lockdown!) and we don't wear suits, ever.

free breakfast

As the old saying goes, we believe breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! We provide all staff with more breakfast options than you can shake a stick at, as well as lots of fresh fruit to keep you healthy (disclaimer: if you want to supplement this by buying biscuits and chocolate that’s fine, as long as you share with us)

I joined pod from another recruitment business...

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what is your role at pod?

I manage our International business, and personally I recruit senior level appointments particularly in the areas of Operations, R&D and Supply Chain

how has your role developed since you joined?

I’ve had various roles since I joined the team, always focussed on trying to improve the service offer we can provide for clients, so I have developed our non- UK recruitment footprint, focussed on executive level appointments and grown out an R&D focussed desk. I have also gone from having a stand alone team to managing the International team- as well as becoming a shareholder!

WHAT advice would you give someone joining?

Be prepared to work hard and remain adaptable, at Pod our emphasis on customer service means doing things I hadn’t really considered in previous roles, but I like to think that the strength of relationships is better because of that. Also be prepared to be yourself- we are a really eclectic bunch at Pod and we try to make everyone feel welcome as individuals- so don’t worry about leaving your ‘office persona’ at the door.

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what is your role at pod?

I am a senior consultant leading the procurement desk in the FMCG and chemicals markets, within our international division.​

why did you join pod?

I joined Pod Talent because I was attracted to the way of working Pod promotes. As a value driven business, it promotes individuality, creativity and mostimportantly openness which allows me to truly work competitively in the market in the right way.

WHAT advice would you give someone considering applying to pod?

100% apply! If you are looking for a workplace with excellent values and great people, this is the place for you. The working environment is very important to us so when talking to Pod, I would advise you to highlight not only how you could be successful in work but how you are outside of work!

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what is your role at pod?

I head up the Manufacturing and Logistics teams at Pod

what progression have you had?

I joined Pod as Principal Consultant and my role has grown every year. I have been promoted twice to now head up a team of 6 people. I've also become a partner in September 2019 as well!

WHAT advice would you give someone considering applying to join?

Do it! If you want a business where you can work with passionate people, develop your career and be true to your own personal values then Pod's the place!