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Why Work With Adam, In Numbers

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Whether you’re a candidate looking for a new role or a client ready to make a new hire, the outcome remains the same. Work with Adam and you’ll never look back.

There’s no magic formula to how we work. Top-notch candidates come to us or we source them. And with a deep understanding of a client’s and candidate’s needs, we match the best people with the best companies.

Helping you succeed is our success. And we have the numbers to prove it, as you’re about to discover.

Blazing Trials in Digital and Marketing

“Talent is the multiplier. The more energy and attention you invest in it, the greater the yield.” — Marcus Buckingham, author and business consultant

With an active database of 30,000 vetted candidates, we have instant access to first-rate individuals ripe for work. In the digital and marketing sector alone, we placed 450 candidates in 2017.

According to the Tech Nation report: “In 2016 UK digital tech investment reached £6.8 billion, that’s 50% higher than any other European country.”

In a hyper-competitive environment, it’s critical that digital companies recruit the best candidates available to stay ahead of the game. We enable this for our clients through powerful connections.

As a preferred partner for 6 of the top UK tech investors, we are always on top of market trends. We’ve also gained access to difficult to find candidates. This gives us a foothold to reach employees at the pinnacle of their careers.

When we find such candidates, we don’t treat them like numbers. Instead, we take a very personal approach. High-calibre individuals looking for employment through us feel confident and content that their futures are in good hands:


“Chris (an Adam recruiter) took a personal interest in my job hunt. Rather than wait for the roles to come to him, he approached companies that fit in with my culture and ambitions. Other recruiters would try to put me in front of anyone and everyone whether the roles were suited or not.” – Darren Ravenscroft, product developer


Finding Top Talent Under the Radar

It’s a similar tune for the other industries we specialise in, from HR to freelancing. Winning and supporting exceptional candidates is at the heart of everything we do.

For example, we recently placed Jennie Richards in a senior HR role. Her experience with us was very different to her past dealings with other recruiters:

“Due to my senior HR experience, I got approached by a lot of recruiters. They saw £ signs because they could place me in senior roles. Lindsey (an Adam recruiter) took a much more personal approach. She understood me and the type of roles I’m suited for and would enjoy.”


This is why we currently experience a 97% client retention rate. Our ability to source passive candidates contributes greatly to client satisfaction:

“Passive candidates are really the unicorns of recruiting: elusive and unattainable. The best workers are engaged, productive, valued by their managers and peers, and in general, happy where they are.” – Charles Mah, vice president of talent acquisition, Workday


37% of our placements are passive candidates. We’ve achieved this percentage using tools like social media to find candidates not currently on the market. Rather than mine through hundreds of CVs, we start meaningful conversations to build relationships based on trust.

Happier in Work, Happier in Life

We pack a huge proportion of our lives into work, a total of 90,360 hours to be exact. If you’d rather be packing a suitcase for a lifelong holiday, that’s a surefire sign your job isn’t making you happy.

As far as we’re concerned, an unhappy candidate is an unfinished job. Fortunately, we rarely experience job dissatisfaction after a placement.

94% of candidates we place stay within their new roles for a minimum of one year.

There are a lot of brilliant reasons why employee retention is so high.

70% of candidates enjoy their work more than they did in their previous role. For us, helping people find work they love is paramount:

“Loving one’s job is not only a “rare-to-find-nice-to-have”, no, it is essential for our entire society and for our overall well-being.” – Anna Kupkar, Forbes

Kupkar’s words ring true: because our candidates enjoy their work more, they become happier in their lives. 65% felt more content in life because of their new job.

Championing a Better Work-Life Balance

There’s a fine line between working hard and working too much. Once it’s crossed, job pressure can affect your relationships and wellbeing, as The Mental Health Foundation highlights:

“The pressure of an increasingly demanding work culture in the UK is perhaps the biggest and most pressing challenge to the mental health of the general population.”

So when we help candidates find a new role, we seek companies with pro work-life balance cultures.

The result? 50% of candidates said their work-life balance has increased after placement. On a similar thread, 50% also said their well being has improved.

Our Dedication to You

We’ve set a high bar for client and customer satisfaction, as the numbers show. While we’re thrilled with these exceptional standards, we’re eager to learn more.

Thankfully, working with people means we are constantly expanding our knowledge. Each placement is a new experience that delivers valuable insights into how we can elevate our customer experience.

For instance, 99% of candidates would happily use us again. But why stop there? Here’s to reaching 100%.