With over 28 years' experience of delivering a wide variety of specialist IT resources, ECS has an unrivalled level of knowledge and expertise. ECS helps clients to find the right solution that meets their recruitment demands, adding immediate value and improving quality and service. Our five proven, bespoke services deliver a range of solutions for your specific resource requirements.
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The candidate provided by ECS was an excellent fit for our client. He more than matched the required skill set, which exceeded our client’s expectations on numerous visits to the client site. The client originally requested the candidate to scope the work required and was so impressed with his skills that they requested him to complete the project. He regularly participated in conference calls on our behalf and kept us fully up-to-date with the progress of the project. All the paperwork provided (during scope and sign off) was of a very high standard and was extremely detailed. I wouldn’t hesitate in using ECS, and the candidate provided, again.
The ECS Group offers huge opportunities for you to develop your career within a team rich in experience and driven to succeed. ECS is a youthful, fast-paced environment - the aim is to work hard and enjoy ourselves! We have created an exciting working environment and a way of conducting business that enables personal ambitions to be followed and which actively encourages a forward thinking approach.
Controversially, the process of using website visitors’ computer power in order to generate cryptocurrency is now being used by websites as an alternative to charging its visitors to view the content. As with some websites, to view all of the articles, you may be required to pay a subscription, allowing them to profit. Alternatively, the site hosts adverts, which appear as pop-ups to its visitors. However, with more of us using ad-blockers, consequently that advertising doesn’t get in front of a significant proportion of people. Coinhive is a system that offers sites the platform in order to generate revenue, sold as a way people can support the sites without viewing online ads, arguably improving their user experience. Websites such as ‘Salon’ have used this method as a legitimate revenue model, stating that they will use ‘processing power to mine cryptocurrencies to recoup lost ad revenue when using an ad blocker’. Therefore, even if you were to avoid pop up ads, often as an extra safeguard against viruses, your computer may still be at risk of being used by a third party system. Furthermore, Coinhive doesn’t require third-party sites to actually inform visitors that their computer systems are being exploited whilst on that site. This can have an enormous effect on the performance of that computer as can be seen in the image below. So once you go on a site that uses this method, you could find it slows down and actually navigating through that site becomes more hassle than it’s worth! (source – BBC) An added controversy of this use of crypto mining software is that it has been in the headlines for hackers using this technology on government websites. Although the malware was only able to run on people’s computers whilst they were actively visiting the site, computers systems were being used to illegally mine cryptocurrency. If you are the type of person to keep a website open in a tab, as many of us are, then this would leave you open to the malware for as long as that tab is kept open. So, the buy in of businesses to use the same method to profit from their site users could be considered to be a negative decision. What do you think?Read More
Working within the recruitment industry carries the additional responsibility of guaranteeing that all private information held, is kept protected. The frightening fact, that firms holding personal information are more likely to be attacked, adds even more pressure to ensure that there are cyber-security measures in place. Furthermore, those businesses who keep personal data electronically are even more likely targets. Having a world of information available within seconds at your fingertips, and being able to email people anywhere (within reason!) in the world has obvious benefits, however, a whole host of risks can be derived from them. Often, the most common breaches are through fraudulent emails that contain viruses and malware. These are an enormous threat to all levels of organisations, particularly those responsible for safeguarding other people’s personal information. Therefore this increases the pressure on companies to firstly, ensure that they have protective measures in place, secondly, have training for staff on what to look for to prevent any fraudulent emails being opened and finally have a plan for if there is a breach. Consequently, a lot to consider to take the necessary steps to protect your business. At ECS, we have seen the effect of these cyber-attacks and how it can be detrimental to a business. Having supplied niche resource (using our Skills Benches©) to a client following an attack which crashed their entire network, it can stop companies in their tracks, leaving them unable to actually operate. Despite the doors that the internet has opened, unfortunately, those doors are open to people all over the world who are able to access more than we would like. Therefore it is important to be safe whenever using the internet, whatever age you are and whatever you are using it for. It is also vitally important to ensure we are educating others on the safe use of internet and the risks associated with it. For more information on any cyber-security resource requirements or to talk to a specialist, get in touch 01676 545375.Read More
Is it better to offer more jobs to people and have a higher percentage employed, but at a lower individual salary, or to have fewer people employed but pay them more? There are various arguments in favour of both. On the one hand, surely it would be better for more people to be employed as it offers a higher number of individuals a secure income? With that said, would that income be sufficient for living costs? Offering a larger number of employment openings is all well and good, but that is only if what you are paying is adequate. With it being well-known that our cost of living is increasing at a faster rate than our wage can keep up with, would it not be more beneficial to pay less employees a better wage with more progression opportunity? This could also contribute to employers being more likely to retain those staff, by paying more and giving more options to develop within the role. Furthermore, additional junior roles over fewer senior roles could potentially result in overqualified employees being ‘stuck’ in lower paid positions due to there being fewer prospects or lack of better options. This debate can be seen in full force with Sainsburys confirmation that it would be cutting thousands of jobs in order to save costs. These are going to be mainly floor management positions, replacing them with fewer (and mostly better paid) roles. Current employees have the options to apply for these new roles, accept a more junior (suggesting lower paid with a potential career step backwards) or take redundancy. Tesco has also announced it will be cutting 1,700 floor management jobs, whilst only creating 900 in place of these. The dilemma we have been discussing is evident here. For those who get those higher paying opportunities, it is a positive change. They could be more likely to progress within the company. Firstly due to there being a far lesser number of people to contend with, secondly, they have been selected over their peers, suggesting that they are deemed able to fulfil the needs of the role at a higher level. Plus, have more dispensable income. However, for those left as a casualty of the cuts, would it have been better for the larger number to have been able to keep their jobs? Potentially bringing forward a more utilitarian argument, which is potentially best kept for another time!Read More
In a recent survey commissioned by the Employee Awards, it was found that 52% of employees in both private and public sectors, will be looking for new employment. These staggering figures have been put down to some key factors that are understandably causing discontent amongst our workforce. Firstly, and some may argue most importantly, real wages have not matched inflation. Therefore if our earnings aren’t keeping up with the current increase in the cost of living people may look for higher pay elsewhere. However, the findings put forward suggest that it is actually the lack of recognition received from managers that is the primary reason for the frustration. In fact, 55% felt they were not valued and 62% went so far as to say they were hardly ever or never appreciated. Considering that 90% of employees say that recognition in the workplace is important to them, it isn’t surprising that not receiving gratitude from your superiors is a large factor in many employees looking for new opportunities. So what can be done to ensure that your best talent isn’t becoming discontent and leaving? A research project by Forbes found that companies who invested in a “recognition-rich culture” had significantly lower voluntary turnover rates. This project also highlighted the best practices to ensure that you are encouraging your teams. It is important to show recognition based on specific results and behaviour. So rather than a blanket ‘employee of the month’ which isn’t linked to any particular success, reward people for a specific action like outstanding customer service. This can encourage others to focus on the quality of their work. The main point of these results is that we should aim to increase levels of ‘discretionary effort’; the type of effort people make when they feel inspired as opposed to feeling pressure or fear to achieve more. By showing encouragement and appreciation to staff when they are succeeding, it may motivate others. Encouraging peers to show gratitude is a great way of encouraging employees. It was found that being thanked by colleagues is more meaningful. They see what you do on a day to day basis, therefore you know it is more sincere. So when you see someone going above and beyond, take a minute to show that you have noticed. The gratitude you show to your employees should also reflect your own core and company values. Instilling the same values in everyone is the best way to ensure that these shine through in the actions of all teams. This is both beneficial in strengthening your brand and providing the best service to clients and customers.Read More
Another year has flown by, but what a year it’s been here at ECS. Over recent years, we have been focusing on growth as a business and have been working hard to satisfy the needs of our clients and contractors. A large focus of this was, and still is, to ensure that we don’t lose our core values that, in our opinion, sets us apart from other resource companies. We have had the pleasure of working with new and existing clients, but I would like take this opportunity to thank and give credit to our accomplished contractors and candidates. Without their commitment and experience, we would be unable to offer the level of service we do. As our business grows, we have continued to develop our teams, who really are the foundations of ECS. We now have over 30 passionate and proactive individuals working at ECS. With 3 talented teams of consultants, a fantastic operations team plus a new marketing team, we are able to continually expand, keeping our core values at the heart of everything we do. You can see some of our new starters here! Nowadays it’s all about quality and service. Don’t get me wrong, price is still important, but it’s now not all about who’s the cheapest. This way of working is reflected in our range of services, tailored to the needs of our clients. We are a consultancy partner that works with our clients to ensure delivery is always at the highest levels. Those who work with us in this way are really seeing the benefits! We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in various charitable days this year too! Our Macmillan coffee morning not only raised over £500, but also showed the level of dedication our office has to fancy dress! Next April, we are going to be tackling the Spring Wolf Run in aid of Marie Curie as a team and you can follow our progress on our various social media accounts. Finally, a big thank you to every member of ECS for your continual hard work this year, to our contractors who have represented us and to our clients, who have put their trust in our services. From all of us here at ECS Resource Group, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Chris Evans CEORead More
Traditional permanent recruitment focuses on live roles. While ECS provides this standard service, we go further: establishing strong relationships with candidates and contractors, and building loyalty. By understanding the motivation behind a candidate's search for a new role, and through getting to know our contractors well, we are able to provide each of them with a unique, personalised and fulfilling experience.
ECS provides a wide range of specialist IT resourcing services to IT solutions companies and end clients. These services come within five tailored packages: Consulting, Accredited, Skills Benches, Project Services and Talent Pools. ECS helps clients to find the right solution that meets their recruitment demands, adding immediate value and improving quality and service.