News & Views From Our Cheltenham Recruitment Agency

What is the most effective way to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

November 27, 2020

The case ‘for’ being a diverse and inclusive employer is irrefutable. There is a plethora of research dating back over the last 10 years or more that shows how businesses who provide the same opportunities for each individual, regardless of their identity or background, are more attractive as an employer and enjoy higher staff retention rates, which in turn boosts productivity and positively impacts the bottom line. Business is simply better when it is diverse and inclusive. 

But while the sales pitch is easy to buy into, actually developing it in practice continues to be a challenge for a great many employers. Here we will take a look at some of the most effective ways that this can be accomplished. 

What do millennials and Gen Z want in an employer?

November 13, 2020

Millennials (b.1981-1996). The very utterance of the word has been known to prompt eye rolling among many baby boomers (b. 1946-1965) and Generation Xers (b.1966-1980). As for Generation Zers (b.1997-2012), well, this could be one demographic that’s even less understood than their Millennial forebearers despite the fact that a significant number of them may have been in the workforce for the last seven years.

However, as an employer, understanding who you have within your teams is critical both in terms of forging effective working relationships from a top down, bottom up and linear perspective but also in the way organisations seek to position themselves as an employer of choice.

Hooray continues to grow with the appointment of Stephen!

November 3, 2020

A HUGE welcome to Stephen who joins the Hooray team today as our Lead Consultant in our Professional Services division.

With an impressive 20+ years in recruitment and vast knowledge across the financial services industry, Stephen is a senior recruiter and expert client recruitment partner.

The importance of ‘connectivity’ with employees in the virtual office

October 30, 2020

Being a manager, an employer, is not an easy job. No matter how experienced one may be, this is a role that will constantly challenge and surprise you in equal measure. This has never been truer than right now. With many organisations today being a hybrid of virtual and physical workplaces, the pressure is on employers to ensure their teams remain connected.

How has COVID-19 changed the way candidates look for jobs?

October 16, 2020

To say that the coronavirus has impacted our everyday lives, would perhaps be the greatest understatement of all time. With the economy in a state of flux, and demand for talent across every sector rising and falling seemingly on a daily basis, it is a strange and frustrating time for job seekers. So, how has the pandemic shaped changed the way in which people are searching for jobs?

Welcome to Hooray Dan!

August 21, 2020

A HUGE welcome to Dan Hulme who has joined the Hooray team! He comes on board as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in the Social/Healthcare spaces and is super excited about getting in touch with our fantastic existing clients and candidates. Plus he will be proactively supporting local businesses recruit the best talent in the market and helping candidates find their next new roles. Do drop him a line to say hello on 01242 300228 or

Welcome to Team Hooray!

July 30, 2020

Catch up’s in Montpellier Gardens planning Tom’s first week at Hooray. We are VERY excited about welcoming him to Team Hooray on Monday! He will be our Talent Resourcing Executive and will be not only managing our fantastic existing candidate network but actively engaging with the best talent in the market 🌟

Hooray – Covid-19 Update

March 25, 2020

Please welcome Hooray’s newest recruit!

Our operations director Ian’s gorgeous dog Louis is doing his bit to help him work from home as we have now taken the decision to work remotely to do our bit to limit the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak and keep ourselves and our families safe.

We are lucky enough to be an industry that can easily do so, so please be advised we are still contactable on the office number and via email for any queries or recruitment help.

Give us (or Louis) a call if you need any help with immediate staffing, permanent staffing or you just need some recruitment related advice!

Top 5 ways Hooray can help you with your job search!

February 5, 2020

You have been thinking about it for a while and you have decided it is time to move on from your current role. You have just been made redundant.

You are looking to return to work following a break. You are looking for your first professional role. Here at Hooray we know how you feel and we would like to let you know all the ways we can help you in your new job search.

1. You are looking at all the roles online and you are not sure what role will suit you.
Hooray can help- we can speak with you about what you are looking for and boil it all down for you and what might suit your skills and experience, it is certainly worth speaking with us to see if your skills and experience would be applicable in a new role or a career change and how to go about it.

2. You are looking at your CV and you would like some advice.
Hooray can help- our experienced consultants can support to get your CV right and can offer professional advice on how you can stand out from the crowd, just give us a call and ask to register with us.

SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards

January 7, 2020

Hooray is proud to announce we are a sponsor of a category at the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2020 which happens at the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies’ College on Thursday 28 May 2020.

An exciting extension of the SoGlos brand, the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards were launched in 2018 as our flagship event – and have quickly cemented their position as the definitive awards of their kind.

SGGLA recognises and celebrates the very best lifestyle businesses and individuals in and around our county, with all winners chosen by public vote, culminating in an exciting awards evening taking place in a different iconic Gloucestershire venue each year.