Realigning Energi’s vision and values
Life at Energi People is busy! The team are either on the phone, meeting candidates, visiting clients or on our digital channels communicating with both. That leaves very little time to take stock and remind ourselves why we’re here. In the process it’s easy to lose sight of core values and our vision for Energi, which is why we recently held an away day at Gorse Hill Hotel for the entire team.
To start with this is a great venue. Set in stunning countryside the hotel seems like a million miles away from the Cody Technology Park in Farnborough where Energi is based. It’s actually a short drive but the perfect place to get away from distractions and focus on our goals.
Inspiration to be the best version of ourselves!
To provide inspiration and motivation we invited rugby player and endurance athlete Richard Parks along to talk about his 737 Challenge. He spoke about his experience of climbing the highest mountain on 7 continents and completing the Three Poles Challenge (North Pole, South Pole and summit of Mount Everest) in 7 months! An outstanding achievement and one that he was able to relate to our business and the challenge the team has to hit their targets and strive to be the best version of themselves.
Bringing technical people together
Our strapline is ‘bringing technical people together’. That’s what we do and the Energi conference was a great opportunity to share what that means with our team and how we’re doing it. I won’t bore readers with all the details, but here are a few points that I hope give you some insight into Energi and our vision:
- We want to help technical and engineering companies be more successful by recruiting the best staff to achieve their aims.
- We want to help technical and engineering staff find better career positions to achieve their ambitions.
- Our business is all about people. We want to put people at the centre of everything we do. Whether that be clients, candidates, employees or colleagues.
- We want to be the best not the biggest. Bigger is not always better.
- We want to make the very best use of technology we can. It means better results for our candidates and clients, a better fit and better communications.
- We want to look after our employees, grow and develop them. We need employees who want to learn and grow and develop.
- We want our employees to have a good work life balance. Feel enthused to come to work, invigorated, challenged but in control.
- To be the best, we need to raise the bar, up our performance, and constantly look to take it to the next level.
- We see Energi People becoming synonymous with Technical Recruitment.
- We want to be a business with a global reach, as a business we have placed people in Russia, Iraq, Antarctica, India, Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands.
- Where it makes good business sense, we want to open office in locations across the globe to give us better coverage and open up more opportunities.
- We continue to develop better relationships with our clients and candidates. To be able to find the right job for somebody we need to understand their motivations, their goals and desires. To find the right employee for a company we need clarity on what the company is looking to achieve and where they are looking to go.
- Our goal is to develop the business further as a Technical and Engineering specialist with specialist recruiters focusing on niche engineering and technical sectors.
It was great to spend time with the team realigning our vision and introducing it to some of our new team members. I’m incredibly proud of what Energi has achieved so far, and have so much confidence in the ability of the team to deliver on our goals. It was a very inspiring day.
Rugby World Cup Final
It was no accident that our guest speaker Richard Parks is a former rugby international. This season Energi has a box at Twickenham and we’ve enjoyed providing hospitality and entertainment for clients, candidates and staff over the last few months.
While not all of the team were rugby fans to start with, I think we’ve managed to convert quite a few and so we’re all looking forward to the Rugby World Cup final which we’ll be watching together on the 2nd November.
In other news…
Congratulations to Kat Slater who has been promoted to Managing Consultant. Kat has been with us for less than 2 years and has already received several promotions. In fact it was only in September that we were celebrating her promotion to Senior Recruitment Consultant. Kat’s a great example of an employee who wants to learn, grow and develop.
James Mowat has been rewarded for his commitment, hard work and passion for both recruitment, building services and Energi, with a promotion to Associate Director. James is a valued member of the senior leadership team and highly respected colleague to everyone at Energi. If you read our ‘consultant in the spotlight’ blog posts you’ll see his name often mentioned because of the support he gives consultants working on the MEP Building Services desk and across the business.
I hope the above has given you some insight into what we do, what we’re striving to achieve and what it’s like being part of the Energi People team. If you’d like to work with us, whether as a client, candidate or employee, please get in touch.