Progressive was established more than 21 years ago and is a founding member of ATSCO (Association of
Technology Staffing Companies). Working with over 90% of the FTSE 100, we have a multi million
pound turnover and have been well established FTSE PLC ourselves for the past six years.
We believe our success is directly related to the talent and passion of our people. Each specialist consultant receives the highest level of support and training to ensure that a professional service is delivered every time.
In 2008, this was recognised by our inclusion in the following awards:
This enables us to attract the highest calibre of consultants available in the marketplace. 100 Best Companies to work for Sunday Times 2008 Financial Times Best Workplaces 2008 Britain's Top Employers 2008
Progressive is a leading specialist recruitment agency with over 21 years of experience within the IT industry. Our specialist consultants focus on ‘embedding’ themselves in their specific market building long-term relationships with their clients and candidates alike. Accordingly, we have consultants that cover the following areas of IT:
Business Intelligence / Data Warehousing
Network / Support / Infrastructure
Technical Coverage - IT CRM Testing RDBMS Audit/Security Network/ Support / Infrastructure Infrastructure Networking Support – 1 st – 4 th Line Architects/Consultants/ Engineers/Analysts Business Intelligence Other Development SAS Business Objects Cognos EPM Microstrategy Microsoft BI Oracle BI ERP SAP Microsoft Dynamics Peoplesoft Oracle ERP JD Edwards Microsoft Front-end GUI Open Source Senior Appointments IT Directors / CTO Transformation Managers Programme Managers Business Analysts Project managers
Historic breakdown of IT placements within London & South East
Progressive London IT - Value Added Proposition
We have successfully placed over 17,000 candidates and contractors in the London and South East region.
Our strength lies in our technical specialism, i.e. our consultants are experts within a specific area of your IT department. Indeed we are also able to provide an equally strong service whether you are looking for a contractor or a permanent member of staff.
Our proposition goes beyond just providing you with a permanent and/or contract resource. Our extensive background and vertical market / sector focus means we can provide you with excellent value added benefits including the following:
A Client Services Manager to ensure quality standards and manage complex recruitment drives
Up to date salary and daily rate information
Technical testing with internationally renowned specialists Kenexa Prove it! ™
Advice on the availability of resources (contract and permanent skill profiles)
Assignment Progress Reports
360 ° contract and permanent referencing
Free on-site interview facilities at our offices
Job description writing service
Progressive London IT - Value Added Proposition
We have a proven track record in successfully filling contract vacancies within 48 hours and permanent vacancies within two weeks. The breakdown of timeframes for CV submissions, interviews etc will always be tailored to meet our clients needs and can be agreed in writing in a Service Level Agreement.
For us, placing a candidate in their new role is just the beginning. A rigorous post placement care strategy ensures that we are able to boast exceptional extension and retention rates. We also strive to improve our services at every step and welcome all feedback through our Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires.
The designated Client Services Manager will manage your recruitment programme ensuring that the highest quality standards are maintained throughout the process.
The CSM’s core function is to act as a single point of contact to minimise duplication, ensure continuity and an efficient, streamlined process.
Escalation and issue resolution. The Client Services Manager will be able to act as the first point of contact to ensure that any matters are addressed with immediate effect and do not become problematic.
The CMC will agree the most cost effective commercial agreements based on historic, current and future business levels.
Our Team Structure Richard Manso London IT Business Manager Andrew McCutcheon Client Services Manager Network, Support & Infrastructure Business Intelligence Senior Appointments ERP Lawrence Doe Director Contract Development Permanent Network, Support & Infrastructure Business Intelligence Senior Appointments ERP Development
Progressive will always work with the utmost commitment to fill any vacancy registered with us ensuring that your recruitment needs are met. By empowering us to manage your vacancies, you can take full confidence in our ability to deliver leaving you the time to manage the rest of your business effectively.
As part of our business growth we have adopted an ethos based on open, honest communication and transparency. As one of our customers it is important that you always know where you stand.
As a company our route to success is based on four main values; rapport, respect, energy and reward. It is these values that will underpin our approach to identifying a solution to meet your recruitment needs and how we hope to develop our relationship with you.
Making informed decisions, retaining control and managing the process effectively are three key aspects that our customers identify as crucial to any recruitment process. That’s why our consultants produce Progress Reports including the following information:
Candidate Acquisition methods including job boards used, searches conducted etc
The number of candidates notified through our bespoke Siebel database
Candidates interviewed by consultants (on phone and face-to-face)
Reference checks undertaken
Summary of submitted candidates
Performance ratios including: CVs sent to interview ratio, interview to offer ratio, offer to placement ratio.
Over the past 4 years, we’ve invested in excess of £2m in our bespoke Siebel candidate database. The continuous development of the functionality enables our specially trained consultants to manipulate the database and identify the best candidates for your vacancies.
At present, we have more than one million candidates registered on our IT database spanning the entire IT spectrum.
The core functionality of Apollo enables consultants to run dynamic search strings based on dozens of criteria including locality of candidates, specific expertise, previously short listed candidates for competitors etc.