Whitehall Resources Selected for The People’s Platform Award for Outstanding Company Culture

We are delighted to share that Whitehall Resources has been awarded The People’s Platform Award for 2023. This award reflects our commitment to our team, our company culture, and the distinctive workplace environment that we’ve cultivated.

Celebrating our Exceptional Team

The People’s Platform Award recognises organisations that prioritise their employees’ well-being and satisfaction. But it’s not merely a mark of recognition; it’s an affirmation of our ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and engaging culture. Among the 10,000+ companies evaluated, Whitehall Resources standing out as one of the victorious few is a source of immense pride. 

Our HR Manager, Tia Ward, shares her thoughts on receiving the award.

Tia Ward, HR Manager at Whitehall Resources

Tia Ward
HR MANAGER

To have won the People’s Platform Award, and highlighted as one of the top recruitment companies who truly pride ourselves for being at the forefront of workplace culture and employee innovation is a huge achievement. I’m really proud of Whitehall for winning this award.

Whitehall Resources is different to the vast majority of recruiters. Our growth is underpinned by teamwork, which then creates a healthy and thriving environment for all of our people. Every team member benefits from the knowledge, capacity, and contribution from others around them, which then creates undeniable teamwork and continues to feed into our great culture here at Whitehall.

I think it’s easy for companies to say they are a ‘family’, but here at Whitehall I do feel like every single person here knows that no matter how much we grow or no matter how many new people may join us along the way… every single one of them is just as important as each other. Whitehall is a happy, positive, and thriving environment full of likeminded people, so winning this award just further shows what a great place Whitehall is to work.

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2023 Award Winner | The People’s Platform

Whitehall Resources Selected for The People’s Platform Award for outstanding company culture.

What is the People’s Platform Award & How Were Whitehall Chosen?

The People’s Platform Award employs a meticulous evaluation process that scrutinises thousands of companies, spotlighting their present and future employee initiatives, results, and commitments. The assessment utilises an in-depth, anonymous survey system designed to remove bias and gauge the authentic sentiment of employees towards their workplace. 
 
Over 60,000 employees’ inputs were analysed using closed-ended and open-ended responses to comprehend how employees genuinely view their company. A sentiment analysis was performed to consider the emotional impact of keywords used by employees in their responses, providing a complete picture of workplace sentiment. 
 
This award attests to our dedication to fostering an environment where our people are not just considered, but prioritised, and their satisfaction is key. It encourages us to keep seeking innovative ways to make our workplace culture even more rewarding and engaging for our team.

Looking Ahead

As we continue to pioneer the recruitment and executive search sector, our heartfelt thanks go to our devoted team members. Their commitment to our vision is the key to our success. Our gratitude also extends to our partners and clients who trust us with their recruitment needs and support our journey.

In the future, we vow to continue to uphold our people-focused culture, reinforcing our values and pushing the boundaries in the recruitment industry. Inspired by the People’s Platform Award, we’re committed to making Whitehall Resources a place where employees can truly blossom.

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Team Whitehall at The Big Purple Games 2023

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Become Part of Team Whitehall

This award serves as an open invitation to join our enriching culture. If you’re a professional seeking a workplace where you can flourish and make a difference, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Explore career opportunities with Whitehall Resources and join us in our growth story.

To our team and all who have been part of our journey so far, this award is a tribute to you. Your innovation, commitment, and passion are the driving force that propels us forward. Here’s to celebrating many more achievements together!

About the author

Whitehall Resources is a specialist SAP, IT & Data recruitment agency based in Colchester, Essex. We take pride in partnering with some of the biggest and best-known brands in the world, and matching them with highly skilled IT professionals. 

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After working at Whitehall for a number of years now, I look back and wonder why I didn’t get into recruitment sooner. The company values, team spirit and the atmosphere is what makes Whitehall the place to be. On top of that, the commission structure, company rewards and career progression are second to none and I am excited for what my future holds and the goals I can reach.

Nicola Saxham - Senior Consultant – International (DACH) team

I have worked at Whitehall for a long time now and it has been a pleasure to be part of the company’s continued growth. It is an exceptional place to work, with a family orientated mentality, and you are rewarded for working hard and being dedicated. I have loved my time here so far and look forward to progressing further.

Jason Wood – Credit Control Supervisor

Whitehall has really helped me curate my career into one I can be proud of – starting as an admin assistant,  I was promoted to the Facilities & Senior Administrator after just 18 months! Just recently, I was part of a project to help the company become Carbon Neutral, which is the best news!! The camaraderie of the whole team is wonderful, and I would thoroughly recommend Whitehall to anyone who is looking to kickstart their career into something amazing!

Abbie Elwood – Facilities & Senior Administrator

I joined the company as an entry-level consultant in the newly formed Key Accounts team back in 2010. Throughout those years I have progressed within the company and have had multiple promotions along the way and have never once looked back. At the moment, I’m looking to continue the growth of my team by adding to the current headcount and in supporting their development to help them to achieve their aspirations.

Adam Edgell – Associate Director – Key Accounts Delivery

The environment here is second to none, I am constantly learning and improving thanks to those around me and from the support of my managers. This is a company that rewards hard work and gives you all the tools you need to develop and succeed. I would recommend Whitehall to anyone, from those looking to start their journey into recruitment to those who already have a number of years’ experience as you will be joining a close-knit team and have the opportunity to thrive and work with some of the best in the industry.

Nathan Joseph – Principal Consultant – UK Permanent – ERP & IT Client Development

Since joining Whitehall Resources, they have given me the opportunity to grow and develop from a trainee position. Whitehall Resources is the ideal company if you are looking for career progression.

Kirsty Small – Contracts Administrator

I joined Whitehall with no experience in recruitment or IT and I could barely use a computer myself. Since joining, I have built a career and a joined a family here. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity I have been given and the guidance I have received from my managers and colleagues (friends). With hard work and a bit of tenacity, Whitehall can give you the chance to change your life for the better.

Jacob Lee – Executive Consultant – UK SAP Contracts

I joined Whitehall Resources with zero recruitment experience and a background in pharmaceuticals. Fast forward six years I have been promoted on multiple occasions and can vouch first hand that Whitehall Resources is a great place for career progression whilst having lots of fun along the way. On top of the career available you get to win lots of incentives including holidays abroad and overall, it is a great place to work.

Georgia Pike - Executive CSM - CSM

I joined Whitehall in late 2015 as IT Support Engineer and have now progressed to Team Lead. Whitehall is a fantastic place to work, where hard work and a strong work ethic is rewarded in both Sales and Operations alike.

Dan Appleby – IT Manager

Having spent a large part of my life at Whitehall, it’s fair to say I have seen the evolution from a successful recruitment firm, to one of the best in each market. Expanding globally, with some serious talent within WHR.

There really is no limit to earnings in the sales division, the more effort you put in, the more rewards you receive. An exceptional CEO/MD makes life very easy, given they have both been a consultant and worked their way up. They understand a recruiter’s struggle and frustration and they are always around to help and guide you.There really is no limit to earnings in the sales division, the more effort you put in, the more rewards you receive. An exceptional CEO/MD makes life very easy, given they have both been a consultant and worked their way up. They understand a recruiter’s struggle and frustration and they are always around to help and guide you.

Great incentives, with great earning potential makes work very enjoyable. I am honest when I say, I do not see myself leaving anytime soon!

Harrison Pickett – Executive Consultant

I’ve been at Whitehall for over 5 years now, and I still LOVE going into work every day! Safe to say, the ups and downs can be really tough in recruitment, but Whitehall are always there to support, encourage, and inspire us as individuals, and they provide us with the tools to survive the rollercoaster ride!

Since my time here, I’ve been promoted to a Senior Consultant, become a homeowner, and this is all down to Whitehall and the opportunities given to us here. Can’t wait to see where it takes me next! 😊.

Katie Plowright – Senior Consultant

As someone who has worked in a number of different sales environments, I can honestly say that this has overall been the best place of work so far! I have only been with the business just shy of 2 years now and taking into consideration opportunity to earn, work life balance, and working environment, Whitehall is pretty hard to beat. I’d encourage anyone from a sales background looking for a place to grow and more importantly earn, to consider Whitehall Resources.

George Baker – Consultant

Working at Whitehall is very enjoyable and the atmosphere is always positive, but what makes it great for me are my colleagues who are all amazing!

Morgan Andrews – IT 1st/2nd Line Support Assistant

I have been with Whitehall Resources for nearly 10 years and have seen it go from strength to strength. We all work really hard to keep focused on our goals, but also make time to balance that with enjoying the progress and achievements. With awesome parties, food and takeaways delivered into the office, Mental Health Days and much more. Whitehall Resources really make sure they look after their employees, to give them the best of the work lifestyle balance.

Charlie Calderbank – Senior Consultant

As a relatively new member to the Whitehall family, I have already been made to feel so welcome and feel as if I have fitted right in. Everybody, no matter your job title, is made to feel included and equal.

Whitehall are so supportive of everyone, and they genuinely want to see everyone succeed and be the best they can be.

It’s a cliche but no day is ever the same and I am continuously learning and building new relationships – something the company is really keen on.

I truly love coming into work every day and am really excited to see where my life at Whitehall takes me!

Emily Jones – HR Assistant

I have been with Whitehall Resources for nearly 2 years, and throughout my time here it has proved I made the right decision in coming here. They really are a great company to work for, providing opportunities for growth, and helping you to strive to be the best you can be both professionally and personally. With the summer and end of year parties, lunch club, takeaways delivered into the office and mental health days they really do reward you for all the hard work.

I really was welcomed into the team with open arms, with a great family feel and look forward to what the future holds for me at Whitehall Resources.

Cheyenne Wood – CSM Coordinator

I’m approaching 8 years working at Whitehall and with everything in life there are ups and downs. One of the many things and reasons why I love coming to work, being part of a great team and the company overall is that when the ups come along the business and people are there for you to say a ‘well done’ and to celebrate that with you. When the downs arrive as we all know they do, again those people within the business are there but for support, reassurance and genuine care in helping you turn those downs into ups.

I’ve made some genuine and close friendships in my time with Whitehall and I think the company values continue to support this.

Shane Scott – Executive Consultant

I can honestly say I am thoroughly enjoying the time I have spent working at Whitehall Resources for the past 5.5years; the company gives you a great platform with continuous training to really build a career proving clear pathways for internal promotion. As well as the great opportunities professional Whitehall also offers a great social aspect to the job including summer and Christmas events, in office rewards and personal out of office rewards to name a few and has a real family feel in/outside the work environment. Personally, Whitehall have given me the opportunity to travel to several countries for work and reach personal goals quicker. I look forward to what the years ahead have in store.

Hannah Burch – Client Services Manager

Whitehall has really helped me curate my career into one I can be proud of – starting as an admin assistant, I was promoted to the Facilities & Senior Administrator after just 18 months! Just recently, I was part of a project to help the company become Carbon Neutral, which is the best news!! The camaraderie of the whole team is wonderful, and I would thoroughly recommend Whitehall to anyone who is looking to kickstart their career into something amazing!

Abbie Elwood – Facilities & Senior Administrator

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