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Find out more about the benefits of becoming a client, and the wide range of workforce management and consulting services the Thrive Group can offer your business.

Our services help clients deliver.

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Our services help clients deliver.

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Recruitment

Across the Thrive network our local teams are dedicated to securing the finest individuals for temporary assignments and permanent vacancies in opportunities across the essential sectors. Typical roles include HGV drivers, delivery drivers, warehouse and workshop staff, factory line operators as well as supervisors and managers across all sectors.

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Managed services

For many clients we go beyond the tactical supply of temporary staff from week to week to offer a comprehensive one-stop-shop service delivering flexible, agile, custom designed, on-site workforce solutions across the UK.

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Workforce planning & advice

We go above and beyond just recruiting candidates by providing expert insight on a range of workforce aspects, including creating our tailored Workscape Reports to review your workplace challenges and opportunities.

Why choose Thrive.

Our workers

Good workers with great benefits. Our candidates have access to a great range of benefits through our app. See more below.

Our office network

We support our clients with dedicated teams through a network of local offices across key regions of England.

Support & advice

We are workforce experts and are keen to share our knowledge with you to help with your planning and management.

Our candidate app.

The Thrive Benefits App

Our candidate app.

All our candidates have access to an app with essential employee information and packed with benefits such as access to discounts, free counselling and 24/7 GPs. As well as being very useful for candidates, this helps to ease the administrative burden on our clients by providing a helpful means of providing benefits information to any candidates they employ.

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Our office network.

We support our clients through a network of local offices across Britain. Our reach and number of offices continues to expand as new members join the Thrive Group.

Thrive Oldham
Thrive Oldham
Thrive Shepton Mallet
Thrive Shepton Mallet
Thrive Skelmersdale
Thrive Skelmersdale
Thrive Swindon
Thrive Swindon
Thrive Tilbury
Thrive Tilbury
Thrive Trowbridge
Thrive Trowbridge

Our central team.

Chris Moore

Chris Moore

Chief Executive Officer
Emma Pickering

Emma Pickering

HR Director
Ionel Popescu

Ionel Popescu

Performance Director
Sam Rose

Sam Rose

Operations Director
Clare Oakford

Clare Oakford

Finance Director
Steve Curzon

Steve Curzon

Marketing Consultant
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Key Sectors.

We are proud to specialise in the essential work of the factories, workshops, warehouses, and hauliers of Britain; the local authority key workers & operatives and general labourers too.

Great jobs for excellent people.

Find out more about what we offer to our candidates and why they choose Thrive.

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Creating a Covid Contingency Plan

​As we are all aware, the pandemic has tested many businesses ability to react and support their staff. Even today when we are living without any restrictions in the UK, most businesses are having to account for to staff shortages and an increase in candidates prioritising jobs that have measures in place for their health and safety. One of our clients, a food manufacturer based in Somerset, shared their experience with us…Being in the industrial sector, this company needed to ensure that its staff were able to work safely in their workplace as they were unable to work from home, and also prepare for the fact that they may face staff absences due to COVID that could limit their workforce. To address this head-on, they worked with Thrive to introduce a COVID contingency plan which was to keep a core of agency staff in place that equated to 20% of their workforce. This enabled them to cover staff members absent from work for various reasons due to COVID. In February 2022 the restrictions were lifted by the government and the contingency that the food manufacturer set up during the pandemic was lifted. However, without this contingency they met several issues with staffing because the agency staff in place were let go and went on to find work elsewhere. The manufacturer currently faces daily shortages because alarmingly there are more staff who have COVID now than even previously when the contingency was in place. The easing of the restrictions throughout the UK has introduced more exposure to COVID when people visit environments where safety precautions are no longer being observed. Now Thrive is working with the manufacturer to further recruit and retrain new staff, a process that will take time to regain a skilled workforce that was previously established.The numerous issues they faced ensued a reintroduction of their contingency plan that will be kept in place for some time. Their story serves to prove the continued importance of having a plan in place to cover unexpected absences, even post-restrictions, and the importance of planning early so your workforce is fully staffed and trained for when they are needed.How can I ensure I have a COVID contingency plan?Thrive Group is here to support you and help fulfil your workforce for whatever happens as we navigate the weeks and months ahead. With all of this in mind, now is a great time to think about what policies you will retain in your workplace to help build back a better, safer space for your employees. Get in touch with us today to discuss further how we can help your business thrive. ​

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The importance of collaboration

​Collaboration is a key value at Thrive and when it is successful in the workplace everyone benefits, the employees and the employer. “At Thrive, we build effective relationships with our colleagues, clients, workers, and external stakeholders. We understand the power of the collective, and believe that it’s better to win as a team than fail alone.”According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) ‘there is a strong correlation between finding a good job match, job satisfaction and overall life satisfaction.’ If an employee is provided with the necessary skills and an environment for growth, they will feel a high level of job satisfaction which in turn has a positive and ‘a significant impact on productivity’ for the client. Respect and trust between the employer and workforce mean that employees can feel supported when they are able to ‘balance work with other responsibilities, such as family or education.’ (REC). As a result, there is a sense of community and understanding amongst the workforce and client to help improve future collaborations. The team at Thrive Group recognise that collaboration keeps everyone effectively moving towards a common goal to create a positive working environment where everyone can succeed. We at Thrive share our expertise & insight with clients to help them directly with employee management, online recruitment, and workforce planning. This eases client management responsibilities and helps them support their employees better. For the employees, managed through Thrive Group, we provide support through the recruitment process, we help them find further work when a contract is complete and we provide additional benefits through the Thrive benefits app where they can receive 24/7 private GP access, free counselling, special retail discounts and access to all their employment information in one handy place. The new Thrive Group website allows easy job searches and applications to ensure that needs of both client and candidate are satisfied through the process, and through it all the Thrive team have the resources and knowledge to ensure the candidates with the right skills are matched to the right job. The best result for everyone! Could you benefit from improved collaboration within in your workforce and with your workforce recruitment team? Contact us to discuss this further.

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Is it time to refresh your workplace practices?

​January is so often a time for renewal. A chance to have a fresh start and review any bad habits that you might have got into. Now is a great moment for you and your workers to take a good look at how you work and what you can do to continue to improve. Here at Thrive, we wanted to give you a few ideas to think about how to refresh what you are doing and be ready for whatever further challenges the year may bring. Is the workplace clean and safe?If your workers are still physically in the workplace, it is worth making some New Year’s Resolutions to make sure everyone is doing their best to keep the workplace clean and safe for COVID. One of the biggest lessons learnt from the pandemic so far is that the health of the workforce is paramount in ensuring production can run smoothly without disrupting productivity.You might like to take a fresh look and ask the following:Are hand washing and sanitisers used regularly?Do you ensure the best possible ventilation?Can you increase surface cleaning and regular disinfecting?Do you have simple to follow guidelines on COVID testing?Are face masks/visors worn where needed?Can you reduce movement between locations where possible?Do you ensure social distancing where possible?Communication – are the measures that are in place are easy to understand and made clear to everyone?See the full government guidance for working safely here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19 Are you also looking after your workers’ health and well-being?With COVID often being at the front of our minds at the moment, it is easy to neglect other areas of health and wellbeing. There are some easy steps to take to make sure that workers can keep well. We offer all our workers free access to 24/7 GPs as well as discounted gym memberships. With finances tight and the cold, dark weather, January can also be a hard time emotionally and we also have free counselling available for all our employees whenever they need it.Do you have a good way of managing numbers and a good back-up plan?It is inevitable that some workers will end up being off sick or having to isolate. We help our clients to recruit smart by encouraging them to plan ahead for their workforce needs, over-induct temporary workers so there are trained workers available when they are needed and also build trust with their workers. If you would like to find out how Thrive Group can help you with your workforce planning and recruitment, get in touch today on +44 1793 488057 or enquiries@thrivegroup.co.uk.

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