1 year at 13 Blue Sky Way
This month marks exactly one year since we moved into our office in Hebburn, a lot has happened in this time from cooking competitions to record breaking sales weeks. We thought we’d take this opportunity to look back over the events of the past year. Moving offices during a global pandemic was never going to be easy and it took a while to find the right place, after months of searching we finally decided to move to our current premises in Monkton Business Park.
Our temporary workers
We have always had close relationships with our temporary workers, unfortunately due to the on-going COVID-19 restrictions we haven’t seen them as much as we would have liked. As restrictions started to ease in the summer of 2020, we hosted a BBQ which was a great opportunity for our consultants to put a face to the names to some of our new workers. Sadly, as COVID cases rise this was the last time we were able to have face-to-face interaction until the new year. Once the country had come out of its second lockdown, we begin to invite all our workers into branch for a catch up and an update meeting with our Compliance Manager David Lewis.
During the past year, our internal team has grown significantly across all our departments. Alongside adding more consultants to our recruitment team, we now have a dedicated in-house marketing team and a growing compliance department. Health and Social care will always be at the heart of what we do here at JAYCO but our Transport and Industrial team have rapidly increased their supply to clients, especially over the past 3-4 months. Our current growth has also allowed us to extend our services into new sectors – as a result of this we launched JAYCO Catering in June 2021, supplying all levels of chefs and kitchen staff to the care and hospitality industry. We also updated our recruitment CRM system to Temp ID+ which helped improve our overall efficiency with booking candidate into shifts. This new system also came with our very own worker app called Pocket Rocket. This app allows all our temp workers to view their upcoming shifts in one place and to upload their availability on a weekly basis so we know which shifts to offer them.
Our internal office team have also enjoyed some great memories at 13 Blue Sky Way. We have hosted Come Dine with me and Great British Bake off competitions with some interesting results to say the least! During the christmas period, the team also used the top floor as a social area by having regular quizzes and team lunches to help lift spirits through out another national lockdown. Our team have also taken part in various sales games such as Snakes and Ladders, Heaven and Hell and more recently we had a casino themed sales week with some great prizes on offer for the whole team.
In May 2021, we opened our second branch in Halifax, West Yorkshire. From the very start we have built off the back of the success we have had in the North East, utilising our longstanding relationships within the Health and Social Care sector, helping our new branch hit the ground running. In the next 1-2 years we plan to open more branches across the UK with our office in South Tyneside effectively becoming our national headquarters.
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