Recruitment group Pure shows it practices what it preaches with IiP silver award

From left, Pure Resourcing Solutions directors Gill Buchanan, Lynn Walters and Ian Walters with the

From left, Pure Resourcing Solutions directors Gill Buchanan, Lynn Walters and Ian Walters with the firm's Investors in People silver award certificate. - Credit: Archant

One of the firms behind the Best Employers, Eastern Region (BEER) scheme has received an employment accolade of its own.

Professional recruitment specialist Pure Resourcing Solutions has been presented with the Investors in People (IiP) silver award, having been described by its assessor as offering a “rewarding and positive place to work”.

IiP is a mark of excellence for people management, training and development and Pure’s strengths have been identified as including involving staff in planning and strategy, creating a culture of openness and trust, a strong social responsibility ethos, an openness to new ideas and continuous improvement, and the provision of a range of work-life balance solutions.

Pure was formed in Cambridge in 2002 and now also has offices in Ipswich, Chelmsford and Norwich, with a total workforce of more than 50. The BEER initiative was jointly created in 2012 by Pure and consultancy business eras and involves a biennial survey, including county and regional awards, to identify good employment practice, supported by a programme of seminars.

Pure director Lynn Walters, a co-founder of the BEER initiative, said: “In recent years, we have been very focused on employee engagement, which has enabled us to grow with our values at the heart of the business.

“We have awarded many local organisations for their excellent engagement strategies, and it feels very rewarding to receive the IiP Silver accreditation, which tells us that our own engagement practices are very successful.”

Gill Buchanan, also director at Pure, added: “The national IiP silver award means a great deal to us as it demonstrates that the relationships we have with our people enables them to build the long-term, positive relationships with our clients and candidates.”