We believe in a more transparent, trusting and skilled recruitment service. Our squad philosophy ensures that you have a dedicated project lead at your service, with the support of a wider team of recruiters, creatives, strategists and sourcing experts.
We’re a squad of culture heroes, storytellers and hiring hackers. We work with founders to build rapidly growing teams by showing people what they’re made of.
We make partners out of clients and establish real connections with our candidates. We couldn’t find a model that let us focus on these experiences so we built one. Now we’re in a world we love: working on recruitment, not in it.
Flexible working approach
If team members need to adjust their core working hours to suit individual needs - no problem, they consult with their line manager and we will handle the request in line with Govt guidelines. Our normal working hours are 09:00 UK to 17:30 UK, with 1 hour for lunch plus early finish Friday (16:00) . We allow a maximum of 1hr flexibility either side of our normal working hours, once per week. To take advantage of this, team members speak to their manager no less than 24hrs beforehand and place a reminder in their manager's diary. If team members need this flexibility more than once per week, we revert them to our flexible work pattern request.
In regards to appointments there is no need to take holiday but team members are asked to make their manager aware via slack at least 3 days prior to your appointment, place the app in theirs and their managers diary, set their slack channel to vacation and their email on our of office during the event.
And if you do have an emergency(we all have them!). We ask team members to make their manager aware of the emergency inc. handover of any urgent tasks, preferably in written format if they have time, verbally as a minimum.
As with anything in the remote world, effective written communication is key to making agile working work for all stakeholders (manager, colleagues & customers). With any of the above scenarios, we ask team members to give as much notice as possible, adhere to the minimum expectations, place everything in their managers diary and keep their status up to date on slack & email.
Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.
Employee benchmarking score
Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.
"I think Canda recognise the gaps for improvement and actively do what they can with the resources they have to make it the most comfortable place to work. They are also very accommodating of employees that have families and understand that flexibility is needed. I think parental leave is a big one that needs to be worked on (I know it's currently in the review process). When I went on maternity leave there was no set in stone policy to follow in terms of financial support."
Anonymous Canda Employee
What do we think of Canda?
The hiring and talent sector has classically been notorious for its lack of flexible working. So to see a brilliant company like Canda make big strides forwards in their own flexible working environment is a big win for anyone operating in this space.
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What they offer their employees
Open to part-time employees
Weekly Team Jams where we #createhustleadapt
All of the latest tools you need to get the job done
A culture of learning: Regular knowledge-sharing and training sessions
30 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays on top), and we encourage you to use them all up!
Personal Learning + Development budget paid yearly + study days
Personal well-being budget paid monthly
WFH set up bonus upon joining
Early finish Friday
Enhanced maternity leave