Mission: To expand our presence in Europe and continue growing our company organically.
NonStop Recruitment, one of the fastest growing recruitment firms, has an equal passion for connecting top talent with top employers as it has for training and developing top talent for itself.
As a leading name in European recruitment within the pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, care, education, technical, and digital sectors, we are continually striving to raise the bar of recruitment industry standards. As part of that, we are dedicated to continuous training and development for our employees.
Comprising a diverse range of nationalities, cultures and personal backgrounds, we have created a highly rewarding, genuinely meritocratic working environment where every employee knows they are part of something special and all are supported on their personal journeys to find success.
And we want our people to have the best possible working environments too, which is why we have a range of stunning offices across Europe including on the 32nd floor in London’s Canary Wharf, making us the highest recruitment consultancy in Europe, and Prague’s Danube House, which you will be able to spot in James Bond’s Casino Royale.
The Prague office is also home to our award-winning recruitment training academy where a new group of ‘high potential’ trainee recruiters join us each month to begin their own international careers. Once passing the basic training and proving they are on the path to success, they will be able to choose which of our offices across Europe they want to work from.
Our industry unrivalled in-house training team provides personalised support to each trainee while more senior recruiters provide coaching and mentoring.
The training academy, and the company as a whole, is supported by our dedicated in-house Quality
Assurance team which takes an objective, data-driven view of our practices to ensure employees are developing the right skills, and help them stay on the path to success. This function, unique within the recruitment industry, also means we know our people provide nothing but the very best, ethical service.
As a recruitment consultancy, we understand talent is at the forefront of every successful business and that is why we continually invest in our employees with training and development and why we have fostered a mentoring culture to help everyone take a step up in their careers.
This is supported by an objective performance improvement programme that helps employees identify their hurdles and what they need to do to overcome them to achieve their goals.
NonStop has grown organically – all our recruiters, including team leaders and managers joined with no prior experience, as did some people in our operations team. We believe in meritocracy, which means your career will progress, should you want it to, to management level and beyond based purely on your skills and mentality regardless of your personal background. We strive to help you and your career progress as quick as you would like and therefore provide training and development, coaching and mentoring throughout. Our Business Accelerator programme provides intense mentoring to support our highest achievers to develop faster.
As a NonStop employee, you will be part of a company that celebrates your achievements and rewards your individual contribution to our business with packages designed to equally reward our geographically diverse workforce.
Our recruiters receive an industry unrivalled, uncapped commission structure on top of a competitive base salary.
Exceptional performers are rewarded with five-star treatment including yearly trips abroad and quarterly lunches.
Those on our Business Accelerator model – which supports our highest performers achieve even more – are rewarded with significant bonuses including supercars.
What else is on offer?
Committed to organic growth, creating a truly meritocratic culture and developing the most rewarding career in the recruitment industry, NonStop’s ethos is best summed up by our motto: Develop, Grow, Succeed.
Develop: In addition to formalised training and development, you’ll receive coaching and mentoring from more senior colleagues, ensuring individual and company knowledge and experience is passed on to new generations of NonStop colleagues.
Grow: Utilise the skills and knowledge you have developed to lead by example and motivate those around you. Inspiring others to achieve their personal best means they, you and the business grow.
Succeed: As each person learns to develop and grow themselves and others around them, new layers are added to the business, new people are promoted and everyone involved finds success.
I have been working at NonStop Recruitment full-time (More than 5 years)
Training - everyone starts in the same position as a trainee, regardless of what you've done in the past. Everything is transparent in terms of what you need to do to get to the next step, both to yourself and to everyone else so no matter what sort of help you need, there is someone there who can give it to you.
People - NonStop puts a lot of effort into finding the right people to join us. In the 5 years I've been here for, I've only seem a handful of people who didn't seem right for the business. The Assessment Day also gives you a full opportunity to learn about the business to decide if it's going to be the right fit for you, as well as for us.
Environment - I've been lucky enough to work in 3 of the offices we have - Pardubice, Prague and London. It doesn't matter which location you chose to work in, the atmosphere and the people are brilliant. The Prague office is the biggest by far which is fun to be in and rewarding in that you are working in the same office as the trainees who you can watch develop. The London office is a bit smaller but the people there tend to be more experienced so the vibe is a bit quieter and focused.
Culture - NonStop hires people from everywhere and doesn't discriminate on any accounts. Part of the reason I enjoy coming to work everyday is because on my table of 7 people, there is 1 British, 2 French, 2 Dutch, 1 Bulgarian and 1 Swiss. I feel I would be a very different person today had I not had the opportunity to learn from people across so many different nationalities and cultures.
Rewards - the career path of a Sales Consultant is very defined and your eligibility for promotion has nothing to do with the time you have been in the business for. It's purely on your success and meeting the criteria which is laid out for you from your first day of being here. I have progressed faster than others who have been in the business longer than I have and the same is true for people who have been here less time than me. You get out what you put in and if you're not afraid to make mistakes and ask for help, you'll go a long way.
Self Development - NonStop offers you the opportunity to learn things about yourself not just professionally but personally as well. This isn't just a job where you're just a number - the management generally care about each individual reaching their full potential. It took me 2.5 years to become a Team Leader, others have done this in just under 11 months and for some it took a bit longer. A lot of the motivation actually comes from the transparency of the management. They actively tell everyone about the future plans for the business and how we can play a part in that. They understand the motivation of their staff is one of the most important things to achieve these plans and as a sales force, we are committed to helping them achieve these goals as well.
NonStop was the first job I had from University and accepting the offer to join them back in 2012 was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
Feedback - if you can't take it, this job isn't right for you. You get feedback in bucket loads here and it's not always going to be positive. Sometimes you need to hear that you need to change, grow up, start being operationally mature etc. and you need to be able to take that on board otherwise you'll completely plateau and others will rise above.
Commission - you won't be earning shed loads of cash straight away. You have to work for it and it may take you 9/10 months (even a year) before you start seeing big pay checks. That might mean staying late in the office or coming in at the weekend. No one forces you to do it but the ones who want to succeed the quickest generally will. Recruitment isn't a get rich quick scheme but if you put the work in and are smart with it, the rewards will start rolling in.
Advice to Management
Never lose the transparency you have with the staff.
I applied online. I interviewed at NonStop Recruitment in May 2017.
It was a phone interview and I was asked with typical interview questions such as: tell me a bit about yourself and why would you like to work with us.