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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You made the process so easy and I have upmost respect for how you work, and ECS overall. Never a late payment, never a mistake, clear communication. You have made the contractor experience a seamless and enjoyable one.Candidates
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.Clients
How do ECS go the extra mile?Candidates
We have been working with ECS for several years and their service has always been excellent. Their understanding of the business needs and culture of our organisation enables them to provide us with high calibre applicants. I know when I interview an ECS candidate they have already been vetted as a suitable fit within our company. They have always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending ECS to anyone, working with Natalie, Gemma and the team is a pleasure.Clients
Paul is an experienced first-class resource management partner whose dynamic approach ensure he takes the time out to understand the needs of the business. Paul is extremely personable who holds high values which reflect the flexible way he approaches his work. Paul operates with a high degree of integrity and constantly strives to go the 'extra mile' ensuring he does everything possible to stay ahead in a very competitive and challenging marketplace. Having worked with Paul on a number of key recruitment assignments over the past 10+ years I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul or The ECS Group to other organisations.Clients
After arriving at Arden Group it was important to find a trusted to partner to provide professional services for contractors to work with our key customers. ECS proved to be a very good choice. Carl and his team are a very professional and genuinely listen to your requirements and only fields individuals that fit the bill. - Michael Gowen - Group Sales Director at Arden GroupClients
I began working with ECS when I started with the company, after my colleagues recommended them. Within our industry you tend to stick with who you know and what you know, so I had my reservations. It was my first high profile large project within my role and one that I needed reliable help resourcing. I spoke to Carl, who introduced me to his team and from there I began a journey with ECS I am very thankful to have taken. They were able to find me people who were a perfect fit, not only for the project but to our company. Something I find is often overlooked, this really helped develop PTGs relationship with our customer. The turnaround from engagement to resolution is outstanding, I can’t fault their process. I am often calling out of hours yet I’ve never felt like a burden to any of the ECS team. But most of all ECS deliver people who are always an excellent fit, I don’t have to trawl through endless lists and CVs, or waste time with unsuitable people thanks to their expertise. They have saved me more time this year than anyone else and I can say 100% without their help some of the projects I have undertaken would have overrun timescales and budgets. As well as being great to deal with and delivering excellent people, ECS provides a web portal so I can manage with ease. Everything is automated and easy to use, from contract signing to timesheet authorisation. Overall I can’t recommend ECS enough, not just for their personable approach but the efficiencies and benefits they have imparted on our business. Working with ECS has been a pleasure.Clients
We have been working with ECS for the last 3 years as a resource partner and our relationship has gone from strength to strength in this time, with an excess of 50 contractors now on site. A very important point for me to make is that they are always honest with us! If something is not feasible, whether that be a project or any aspect of a contract, they will always tell us. They never set unrealistic expectations, so this gives us the utmost confidence in them as a partner. They always deliver and if they cannot do something, they tell us! As well as this, they make sure they are contactable (even out of hours when needed) plus make themselves available to be onsite at short notice. It is never an issue for them and they always go the extra mile. ECS ensure they work with us to understand all of our needs and requirements for every role. They even provide additional support to make sure that all of the projects run smoothly and all contractors on site are supported. Their level of contractor care is second to none. They keep in regular contact and resolve any issues or queries that may arise, meaning there are no gaps in communication with our contractors on site.Clients
I would just like to say that I think it is a shame that there are not more agencies like ECS with consultants like Faye. Faye found me a well-paid contract working for a high-profile finance company. The company was friendly and my boss there was a pleasure to work for. The company wanted me to work at their Brighton office for 2 weeks and Fay negotiated an increase in pay rate and expenses quickly and efficiently, enabling me to do this. I would not hesitate in recommending ECS to any contractors I know.Candidates
ECS is easily the best recruitment agency I have dealt with. Their communication and candidate care set them apart from agencies I have been with in the past. They are very professional yet caring and accessible at the same time. My consultant Christina is brilliant, friendly and very relatable. I haven’t come across an agency where consultants personally make an on-site visit to check on their employees but that’s what Christina does which shows a personal touch and it’s very much appreciated.Candidates
Our experiences of working with the ECS back office team over the past year have always been positive and professional. ECS provide us with an exceptional level of support from their back office and clearly have well defined internal processes that mean the information and data we receive from them is accurate and clear to understand. There is full visibly and an ownership culture within their back office. Their consistent work is evidence of the pride they take in their work and passion for their business. From a communication perspective, we have defined contacts and the relationships between the Ricoh and ECS back office teams. It is positive and productive on all levels. The key to this is the cultural synergy between the ECS and Ricoh back office cultures, in particular around our people management and engagement philosophies - this produces a cohesive working harmony between the teams which ultimately makes the ECS back office team feel as a partner or extension of the Ricoh team as opposed to just another supplier. A big thank you to ECS for your commitment and alignment to our Ricoh back office goals over the past year and we look forward to more of the same!Clients
We have worked with ECS for many years, the reason our partnership has continued is undoubtedly down to the great service we receive. That can especially be said for the back office team. They always go above and beyond in order to ensure everything runs smoothly and we never have any issues. ECS make the effort to understand our processes and ensure they are aligned. The back office team are pro-active, professional and friendly. They are a definitely an integral extension of our business that also sees our temporary workforce being supported and paid on time every time.Clients
My experience of working with ECS back office team has been nothing short of splendid. ECS back office has always provided A-class service when it comes to my timesheet or billing queries. They always seemed to know the answers on top of their mind and when this is not the case they update you clearly that they need to verify or ask someone else and would get back to you and they do get back to you as committed. They clearly have very well defined processes not just for documentation purposes but they are adhered to as well. Even senior people with-in ECS are very approachable and never shy away from picking up your call or replying to your emails and even if they do not deal with your query directly, they always leave you in good hands. In the end, you do get your query answered or get the support you were expecting.Candidates
ECS is fantastic to work with. They are very efficient, dependable and provide an exceptional service. Everyone has a unique set of circumstances ECS took time out to get to know me and put me forward for roles that matched my skills sets and my personal situation. ECS kept me informed through the recruitment process they called me each stage of the interview process and were prompt in following up. What makes ECS a cut above the rest in my view is honesty and integrity by delivering on their promises and finding the balance between and candidate and the recruiters requirements. Thanks, ECSCandidates
ECS has been pivotal to my ongoing success. Since beginning in my role through ECS, I have received ongoing support and guidance which has repeatedly resulted in improvements in my position and my ongoing contract. Whilst ECS have been supportive. Professionally, they have also provided a personal element to the situation whereby I’ve felt I’m contacting friends rather than a stranger behind the phone/screen. I would and have personally recommended ECS to others and will continue to do so in the future.Candidates
Daniel and his team at ECS were incredible during my last contract. The occasional confusions and concerns between the client and me were dealt with quickly and professionally – always with a satisfactory outcome to both parties. Regular contact was made to check on progress and my rate was renegotiated to may benefit as soon as requested. This was by far the most positive experience I’ve had with a recruiter in my contracting career, and I hope to work with the team again soon.Candidates
As a contractor, I have worked with ECS for five months and enjoyed every minute of it. It was flexible and easy to talk to the ECS consultants and every query was dealt with in a timely manner. Christina was my main contact throughout my contract period. What a fantastic professional and amazing person she has been. Christina gave me useful advice and was very supportive. - Ahmed Ibrahim - ContractorCandidates
Matt from ECS made the transition into my new contract a breeze! He kept in close contact from the start, updating me at all stages through the process. Where ambiguity became apparent, Matt worked to clarify the situation, quickly and effectively. From a contract administration perspective, I place ECS at the professional end of the recruitment market; their end to end retention process is clear and fair, making the whole experience of client engagement streamlined and productive. - Mark Austin - ContractorCandidates
I'm very happy with the service offered by ECS Recruitment and, in particular, the communication, knowledge, expertise and skills of the consultants. They are very helpful, particularly in terms of finding positions that are suited to my needs and skills. They explain the expectations and requirements of contract opportunities and he explains these very precisely. This makes things easier for me to take on board and helps even further when I'm doing the job itself. It results in me being fully equipped with a wealth of information about what to expect when I visit a client site. In addition, I'm very pleased with all ECS Recruitment staff based in the Coventry branch; they do a fantastic job in looking after me and seeking positions when and where necessary. - Shahzad Ahmed - Contractor
Very friendly and efficient. I have worked several contracts for them and the most impressive thing is that they keep in touch with their contractors to see how things are going unlike some other resource partners, who place you and you never hear from them again till the end of the contract. I would highly recommend ECS. - Witold Dyozinski - Contractor
Arden Group have worked with Carl and ECS to deliver IT projects to our existing client base. Carl and his team have always been super responsive to our requests and only put forward the highest calibre of consultants. We are delighted to continue to work with ECS and look forward to expanding our partnership further on future shared projects.Clients
I would just like to acknowledge how grateful I am for all the dedication, support and professionalism you have not only shown to me but guided my process with over the past few weeks. From the initial call to every stage of the process of my three interviews, contracts, salary (to name but a few) you have been jovial, polite and relentless in your pursuit of me obtaining a fantastic role in a company I could not be more than happy in. ECS staff (major thank you to Matt Bryson) have also always been happy, polite and quick to remedy any situation. To be honest I don't have a lot of good things to say about most recruitment agencies (along with a lot of other people) but wholeheartedly would recommend your agency for an award if I could. Perhaps your agency could teach other agencies to lose the stigma of consultants and move with the times, interests, politeness, professionalism and happiness to work with, that you, Matt & ECS staff do. A massive thank you and much appreciation for helping me to turn my life around.
I learned quickly that I could rely on my contact (Marko) to respond quickly and efficiently to queries and keep me up to speed on progress. Marko went over the top in making sure I had clear and relevant information at each stage and provided a number of useful hints and tips in relation to key events, for example, interview technique. As it turned out my application turned into an offer which I have since accepted. Experience tells me many will appear to have your best interests at heart when you look for employment, few however really care about the end result for you and my feeling is that ECS have this front and centre at all times. It’s been a great experience throughout and I would certainly use them again in future should the need arise.
I choose to work for ECS due to their openness and professional approach. ECS are always gunning for what’s best for me; negotiating the best rate and sorting out any issues that I may have before they actually become problems. I can always talk to someone and I don’t feel like I am always having to fight my corner or justify myself. As a professional, I need to concentrate on getting to the client and doing a fantastic job. ECS sort out the logistics, leaving me free to concentrate on what I have to do and at the end of it all, I am happy to say that I am representing ECS! I DO recommend ECS to others all the time! Faye is a consummate professional. She never sounds like she’s out of ideas, is phased or in any way put out. She is always willing to hear me out, talk through ideas and represent me to clients in the best possible light. Leave it up to Faye to sort out any issues that may rear their ugly head. She is my knightess in shining armour!Clients
I learned quickly that I could rely on my contact (Marko) to respond quickly and efficiently to queries and keep me up to speed on progress. Marko went over the top in making sure I had clear and relevant information at each stage and provided a number of useful hints and tips in relation to key events, for example, interview technique. As it turned out my application turned into an offer which I have since accepted. Experience tells me many will appear to have your best interests at heart when you look for employment, few however really care about the end result for you and my feeling is that ECS have this front and centre at all times. It’s been a great experience throughout and I would certainly use them again in future should the need arise.Clients
David is a rare find in the current recruitment agent market. Prepared to actually talk to you on the phone and keep you updated as to what is happening with your applications. I have badgered David to bits over a recent application, which resulted in a successful offer in place thanks to his help, and he has never once gotten tired of these constant questions, or "are we nearly there yet" annoyances! I would go back to David in a flash should I find myself on the market again (though hopefully not for a few years yet!!), or to help me recruit where necessary, and I believe anybody should consider using David to find the staff, or as an agent to find them work.
Thank you so much. I am so please I cannot put my feelings into words! Thank you for all your support, I have worked with a number of agencies over the years, both personally and through business, and you have been absolutely fantastic throughout.Clients
Natalie has helped place me at various contracts throughout my career in IT. Natalie will often send an email or call me to see how things are going on with my current work assignments whether placed through her or other agencies. Natalie is approachable, friendly and always willing to help. ECS/Natalie are one of a few agencies I always pass onto my colleagues when they are looking for work....keep it up!Clients
Chris I would like to say where the relationship is between Ricoh and ECS. In the last 12 months, the relationship has really blossomed and we at Ricoh have seen what a valued and strategic relationship can look like with a resourcing partner who really knows their stuff, took time to know us and now work side by side with our SME and sales teams. We are seeing significant growth in business because of it, so long may it last, my thanks to you and your staff for the service we are getting.Clients
What services and products do ECS offer that differ to alternative suppliers?Clients
Over the past two years I have worked with ECS on desktop deployments at Turning Point and the University of East Anglia, I have found the pre and post sales service to be highly efficient and have never felt “out of the loop” or “in the dark”, the individuals placed on site have always worked effectively as an extension of DTP and I would have no issues in placing them in any one of my customers.
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.
Brexit is likely to change the life of everyone in the UK in some way. Previously, we discussed the effect it would have on self-employed individuals, so now we want to focus on the other side of the coin. Organisations who employ EU nationals are beginning to question how to navigate Brexit successfully. What decisions will need to be made to ensure the best for their business and teams? Others are wondering if staying in the UK is the best for them, as the media continues to report on large corporations such as Panasonic and Nissan considering to move elsewhere (The Guardian). The good news is that instant decisions don’t need to be made now! EU citizens will be able to work and live freely in the UK until the 31st December 2020. If any citizens do want to stay after the transition period, they will need to apply for either a settled or pre-settled status. Prior to the end of 2020, it is important that employers support their teams where they can. As many individuals will be concerned about where Brexit will leave their career, it is imperative that companies are aware of different decisions that they may need to make. Having a department or member of staff available for EU professionals to talk to, will allow them to chat openly about their concerns and what options they have. It is important that this department is aware of any legislative changes or laws so that they can provide relevant advice. Being informed about Brexit is the key to being able to handle the changes effectively. Companies who are aware of which of their personnel are going to be affected by Brexit will be able to prepare in advance. If any professionals are thinking of leaving, it will allow time for them to fill any spaces in positions or skills that may open due to changes. If gaps do become apparent, businesses should use this opportunity to nurture their current staff. Training opportunities can widen abilities, improve confidence and potentially even increase loyalty to employers (Recruiter). As all the choices made by the government are expected to take time to implement, now is a good time to look at alternatives. Self-employed contractors can be a good way to fill a skill gap or position whilst a longer-term alternative is found. These professionals can work in expert positions at a competitive rate with little to no training, enabling them to hit the ground running. Therefore leaving companies to focus on improving the expertise of their permanent workforce for the future. As they are often working as a limited company or under an umbrella agency, HR concerns such as holiday and sick pay are not a problem. If the government were to provide the UK with a clear plan for what to expect in 6 months’ time, it would be reassuring for everyone. Uncertainty is counterproductive for organisations who are not confident about of what their workplace may look like after March 2019. If the Prime Minister could agree on a deal with the EU, employers would know how their workforce is likely to be affected and implement a solution. However, with ongoing negotiations and a call for a second referendum, it is unlikely this will happen any time soon. Businesses should look to prepare now by looking at alternatives to permanent employment and be willing to invest in training.Read More
Nowadays, you don’t have to look far before you see technology in action, often without even thinking about it! With smartphones dominating our work and personal lives, we (unfortunately) tend to view a lot of our day through a screen. When you look into the nature of what we do and how technology is involved, it becomes apparent that we are a lot more reliant on it than we have ever been. In turn, ‘it’ seems to know a lot more about us than we might like! Ever wondered why your social media profiles are scattered with advertisements? All of your internet searches are used to put them in front of you, tailored to your interests, learnt through your search history. Although you agree to this when signing up, there have been cases where people argue Facebook has gone a step further (no surprise there). On numerous occasions, users of the platform have reported adverts popping up related to things they have never searched. One group even tested the theory by discussing a random object that none of them had searched for or even mentioned prior to this occasion with, the Facebook app open. Following their talk, two ads based on that conversation appeared within 5 minutes. Facebook has denied these allegations, however, it’s difficult to dispute the number of stories alongside the fact that the company also owns WhatsApp: further access to a person’s interests. This combined with Facebook’s questionable data protection in the past (on top of the more recent data breach!), makes it no surprise that people are more concerned with how much of their personal information is being collected and used. Another example of mainstream AI technology is Amazon’s selection of Echo products. Piloted by ‘Alexa’, it uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) and speech recognition to interpret voice and present results back to you. Alexa is always available to ‘help’ as long as she is plugged in, giving an eerie idea that she is always listening. Although generally reliable, Echo users this year reported Alexa ‘laughing’ with no prompt and giving random facts about biological agents – when asked to repeat herself she denied. Fortunately, Amazon confirmed this was just a glitch. It could be argued that the technology may be listening to your conversations at any point. That said, the audio function could be equally beneficial. Recently Amazon has updated her to ‘learn’ the normal sounds of your home and alert you to changes. For example, if Alexa always hears you locking the door at 8 AM, but one morning she doesn’t hear this, you will receive an alert. Furthermore, if she unexpectedly hears noises such as smashing glass and raised voices, she will send you an alert to warn you. Therefore the constant ‘listening’ could be a safety feature and for some, reassuring. It’s not just home systems that are always monitoring data. The popular navigation app, Google maps (you know the one…) is tracking your whereabouts constantly. It allows the app to calculate traffic and provide concise estimated times as well as rerouting you to avoid congestion. On top of this, it can update in real time. Therefore, if there is an accident on your route, you are able to avoid it which, in some cases, can save you sitting in traffic for hours! As with all technology, it can be used for good and bad and it’s certainly not going anywhere. The question is whether you are ready to embrace it? If not, how easily can you live without it, now that it is so ingrained in our lifestyles?Read More
In June 2016, the UK voted in favour of leaving the EU. Winning with a majority of just 51.9%. Therefore, it isn’t a surprise that many are in favour of a second referendum. A result of the decision to part ways with the EU has affected the pound, with sterling currency fluctuating with dips in value. Even though Brexit has dominated the news for over two years, many are still left confused as to what is happening, particularly those who are self-employed as to how they will be affected. So, we thought we would try and clarify a few things. It seems that individuals who work for themselves are faced with the realisation that opportunities to work in EU countries may well be restricted. Currently, the free movement act allows UK residents to work freely within EU countries due to the single market. At this time, 69% of self-employed people would like admission to the single market to be a priority for the government. Unfortunately, they are likely to be disappointed as Theresa May’s approach for ‘chequered’ access to the single market is being largely criticised. Donald Tusk, a senior EU official, has simply said ‘it will not work’, which leaves the UK in the dark about what the outcome of discussions will be. Earlier in the year, many were positive that Brexit would cause little to no problems to their businesses. However, now the 6-month countdown has begun many are feeling pessimistic as government officials fail to make significant decisions. This has been magnified by key changes the treasury has made ahead of the 2018 autumn budget. Initially, self-employed professionals were pleased with the proposals set out in the budget due to a national insurance cut. Now Philip Hammond has confirmed a halt on the policy due to the impact on the 300,000 self-employed individuals who earn less than £6000 a year. Hammond has claimed the national insurance reform would cause this group to pay 5 times more pension contributions than they do currently. Many have suggested that the real reason for the alteration was due to the government being able to save £360 million if the policy was shelved. Although long-term solutions haven’t been found that satisfy contractors, there are some elements that they are benefiting from at the moment. Currently, employers are unwilling to employ permanent staff as they are unsure of where their business will be after Brexit. This means that the amount of contractors being employed, particularly those who specialise in IT, is on the rise. This increase in contracts is expected to last for the next couple of years as companies adjust to life after Brexit. Unfortunately, after the initial surge of contractor positions, it is likely this will reduce. There will be two main reasons for this. The first being companies who successfully navigate Brexit will look to employ permanent workers again. The second reason will be that many companies who sell to the EU from the UK will look to another EU country to do this. This may inevitably leave the UK with fewer jobs across the board for both contractors and permanent employees. The general tone of Brexit negotiations over the last two years has not been positive for the self-employed. With no clear proposal as to how Brexit will affect them, their faith in the government may be dwindling. In the final 6 months of discussions, self-employed individuals are looking for government stakeholders to make decisions that will benefit them. Their requests aren’t extraordinary - a visa system to allow them to work freely as well and a safe and modern tax system. Time will only tell if this will happen and make Brexit the positive move that they were told it would be at the beginning of the referendum.Read More
Currently, 900,000 people work in Sales and Business Development. Companies rely on their sales teams to expand their client reach and increase prospects to, inevitably, increase revenue. This flexible environment gives many professionals a fast-paced setting to gain experience and learn transferable skills. So, what attributes are needed to become a success in this industry? Compared to many other occupations, there are no specific credentials needed to gain an entry-level position. The majority of the skills needed for this career are personality based (or soft skills). Working in sales can be demanding, meaning being able to work calmly under pressure in a challenging environment is crucial. As deadlines are tight, confidence in your own ability and decision-making are key without the luxury of spare time to deliberate. Arguably, the most important skills needed are knowledge and understanding of both the sector and the company or product you are endorsing. Without this, you are not likely to gain the trust of your customer, which is essential for you to ensure a good relationship with them. Many find the continuing trust received from customers to be one of the biggest rewards of the job. Once you have secured your place within a sales environment, you can expect plenty more perks to working in this industry. The first is a distinct lack of micromanagement, managers trust individuals to independently organise their workloads. Targets are set with the expectation that they will be overachieved and the responsibility on how that is accomplished is down to the consultant. Exceeding these goals allow for the individual to earn commission, a great boost to their earning potential. Another advantage is the likelihood of a long-term position – companies will always need these roles to be filled, so job security is often fairly certain. Continuity within a sales career advances reputation, which in turn can make the chance to work in different fields a real possibility. By investing time in talented individuals, they have the chance to learn all the necessary skills to become skilled at what they do. Many of the most influential in the sector have a great desire to constantly learn and widen their understanding. This career isn’t purely about creating new opportunities, it’s about providing customers with the most relevant service or product to them. Researching and understanding what the client needs can make sure their expertise becomes indispensable. One great sale can increase the value of the company being represented, turning one-time customers into recurring ones. A combination of expertise and passion for the industry and services they are selling is the formula for victory.Read More
With Brexit still dominating the news as the government struggles to make a deal with the EU, many are left with concerns over the current skill shortage within the UK. Earlier in the year, various employers believed that Brexit would worsen the current skill shortage. Now, the Independent has confirmed that 3 out of 5 workforces are struggling to employ people due to a shrinking amount of suitably skilled workers available. Since the financial crisis in 2008, where graduate recruitment declined, the skill shortage has been a concern for UK employers. A decade later employers are struggling to find skilled workers to fill the roles needed. Whilst there are more skilled workers than ever graduating from university, the Guardian reports they are not able to compete with their international counterparts. The ongoing concern of Brexit means employers are now less able to look internationally for skilled workers. Global workers are also less inclined to work in the UK, favouring countries such as Australia and Canada where it is easier for migrant workers to find employment. This has only been worsened by the earlier Windrush disaster, which has left numerous workers in fear of complications with VISA’s and therefore risks of deportation. This, of course, is a large factor in decisions on whether to work in the UK. However, a lack of training is also considered an influence on the skill shortage. The Organisation of Co-operation and Development has identified both universities and employers as guilty of this. Employers are not maintaining the levels of training for employees, causing their skills to become outdated and irrelevant. Therefore, employees are leaving positions relatively unskilled for future employment. Training is often beneficial to businesses and allows employees to maintain current skill requirements. For new graduates, maximising potential skills can set them apart from others. Therefore, training is of high importance. Colleges and Universities have been criticised for not encouraging students to build their skill sets early in their careers, causing potential for a knock on effect later in life. Whilst initially these issues sound worrying, (particularly when alongside the complications caused by the looming Brexit deadline) there are positives. Employers are now widening their search criteria when looking at potential candidates, to include those with transferable skills from other professions. Therefore, more opportunities may be available than ever before. Furthermore, employers are now faced with less choice, meaning starting salaries could be higher than previously offered. There could opportunities available to those who would not have had them beforehand.Read 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.