Stafffinders story

Award-winning family-run agency, celebrating 50 years in recruitment.

For over 50 years, Stafffinders has been creating strong and genuine partnerships with an impressive collection of prestigious clients whilst sourcing high-calibre candidates to help them secure invaluable career-enhancing opportunities.

Our network of Scottish offices in Edinburgh and Paisley allows our expert recruitment team to identify the best temporary and permanent opportunities available in the current market throughout the whole of Scotland, successfully matching our vast candidate database with like-minded clients.

Stafffinders specialise in multiple industries, including Hospitality and Catering, Office Support, Technology and Digital, Industrial Jobs and Property & Surveying.

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​Scottish Recruitment Awards

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Sous Chef

Are you a passionate Sous Chef with a flair for fine dining? Look no further! An exciting opportunity awaits you at our client’s prestigious 2AA fine dining restaurant nestled within a luxurious 4-...

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Commercial Cleaners

Stafffinders are seeking experienced Commercial Cleaners for a well-established cleaning company in Edinburgh. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who have previous cleaning experience...

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Catering Assistant

Stafffinders are looking for a Catering Assistant to join our care home client based in Duns, in the Scottish Borders.   Your rate of pay and hours of work In this position, you will be compensated...

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Production Manager

If you're passionate about optimising processes, fostering a culture of quality, and leading a talented team, this opportunity could be for you. We are looking for a Production Manager to join our ...

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Credit Risk Analyst

Join our renowned client as a Credit Risk Analyst and be at the forefront of shaping financial strategies in Glasgow. Bring your expertise to the table and enjoy working in an environment that valu...

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Hotel Group Sales Manager

Ready to make your mark with a prestigious hotel group? We're in search of a seasoned Hotel Group Sales Manager to join a welcoming team at the head office in London. In this position, you'll have ...

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PVG Chef - Care Home

Do you have a passion for creating enjoyable dishes that bring joy to others? Do you thrive in a bustling kitchen atmosphere? Stafffinders are looking for talented Care Home Chefs to work at our cl...

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Credit Controller

Stafffinders are currently seeking an experienced Credit Controller to join our well-established construction and manufacturing client in Glasgow city centre. This is a fantastic opportunity for a ...

Senior Accounts Assistant

Our accountancy firm client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Assistant Manager to join our team in the capital city of Edinburgh.   What you will get in your new role Salary of £28,000 to £30...

Assistant Manager

Our accountancy firm client is seeking a dedicated and experienced Assistant Manager to join their team in the capital city of Edinburgh.   What you will get in your new role Salary of £28,000 to £...

Chef de Partie

Would you like the chance to live and work within a well-known hotel on the beautiful Isle of Islay, whilst earning £25,000 to £26,000 per annum and working alongside a fantastic team of fellow Che...

Senior Administrator

If you’re an experienced administrator, this is your chance to be part of a specialist equipment hire company that's redefining industry standards right here in Hillington, Glasgow. As a Senior Adm...

Care Home Chef

Join our client at a premier care home nestled in the heart of Linlithgow. As their new Care Home Chef, you'll be crafting delicious and nutritious meals that brighten the lives of those they care ...

Catering Assistant

If you thrive in a bustling kitchen environment and have a heart for serving others, this is your opportunity to make a difference while being part of a supportive community. Join our client at the...

Paid Ads Specialist

Are you a talented Paid Ads Specialist looking for a new challenge in the heart of Edinburgh? We’re seeking a driven and ambitious individual to join our client as they continue to grow and expand ...

Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Are you ready to bring your expertise to the forefront of cutting-edge technology and design? Embrace the opportunity to be the new Mechanical & Electrical Engineer at our client’s organisation and...

School Chef

We are currently seeking a dedicated School Chef to join our client’s education facility in Haddington. This is an excellent opportunity for a culinary professional with prior experience in a simil...

Data & Information Analyst

​​We are working with a leading property-management group seeking a highly skilled and experienced Data & Information Analyst to join their branch in Glasgow.   Your rate of pay and hours of work T...

Purchase Ledger & Accounts Assistant

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Purchase Ledger & Accounts Assistant to join our client’s team at their global stationary manufacturing company based in Paisley. This is an exc...

Sales and Account Co-Ordinator

Are you ready to drive growth and foster relationships in a fast-paced environment? We're seeking a talented Sales and Account Co-Ordinator to make a significant impact on our client's success stor...

Leather Production Operative

Join a family-owned watchmaking business based in Bo'ness, as they are currently seeking a dedicated and skilled Leather Production Operative to join their welcoming team.   What you will get in yo...

Retirement Home Deputy Manager

Join our client at their reputable retirement home in Perth! We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Deputy Manager to contribute to the exceptional care and services they provide to t...

Chef de Partie

We are currently seeking a dedicated and passionate Chef de Partie to join our client at their prestigious cultural society located in the heart of Edinburgh. This is an excellent opportunity for a...

Chartered Building Surveyor

Are you a qualified Chartered Building Surveyor, ready to take the next step in your career? We’re working with a multi-disciplined construction consultancy based in Edinburgh, who are looking for ...

Hotel Group Operations Manager - London

Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with a luxury hotel group? We are seeking an experienced Hotel Group Operations Manager to join their team at the Head Office in London. In this role,...

Email Marketing Executive

Are you a savvy marketer with a passion for fashion? Join our client, a distinguished fashion retailer based in Glasgow, as an Email Marketing Executive and take your career to new heights.   What ...

Conference & Event Host

Join our client as a Conference and Events Host or Hostess for a short-term opportunity at a prestigious professional learning and development event in the vibrant city of Glasgow.   Your rate of p...

Conference & Events Administrator

Become a Conference and Events Host or Hostess with our esteemed client, offering a temporary position at a renowned professional learning and development event set in the lively city of Glasgow.  ...

Account Executive

Are you a savvy marketer with a flair for innovation? We're on the hunt for a capable Account Executive to join our client’s digital marketing agency in the heart of Edinburgh.   What you will get ...

Assistant General Manager

We are seeking an experienced and hands-on Assistant General Manager for our 5-star luxury hotel and spa client in Aberdeen.    What you will get in your new role Attractive salary of £45,000 to £5...

SEO Executive

Accelerate your SEO career by joining a leading digital marketing agency in Edinburgh in this brand-new role as SEO Executive.     What you will get in your new role £24,000 - £30,000 per annum Fle...

Marketing Manager

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Digital Marketing Manager to lead our client’s innovative campaigns and drive success in the ever-evolving digital landscape. As a forward-thinking agenc...

Digital Account Manager

Are you passionate about leveraging digital solutions to drive client success? We're seeking a skilled Digital Account Manager to lead client accounts, manage digital projects, and foster strong re...

Guest House Manager

We are currently seeking a passionate and dedicated Guest House Manager for our luxury Guest House client, situated in the heart of Edinburgh. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is pa...

Data Centre Manager

 Do you have a passion for technology and strong leadership skills that can drive success within a data centre? We are thrilled to be working with our renowned cloud technology client who is curren...

Care Home Chef

Step into your new role as a Chef at our client’s esteemed luxury care home in Kilmarnock, where every dish is crafted with care and served with warmth.   Your rate of pay and hours of work In this...

Head Chef

We are working with an award-winning hotel that invites passionate chefs to lead their culinary journey as their new Head Chef. Embrace the opportunity to showcase your talent and creativity while ...

Cafe Manager

Are you ready to lead and shape the bustling atmosphere of a renowned, trendy coffee shop located in the Paisley area? We're seeking an experienced Cafe Manager to spearhead operations and create a...

QMS Advisor

Do you pride yourself on your leadership skills and have a strong background in quality management? We are working with a renowned construction organisation specialising in plant and tool hire whic...

Maintenance Engineer

Are you a talented Maintenance Engineer with a passion for ensuring the seamless operation of manufacturing processes? Are you ready to take on a pivotal role within a dynamic and innovative manufa...

Health & Safety Trainer

Are you ready to take the next step in your career as a Health & Safety Trainer? We have partnered with a highly reputable construction company based in Livingston, who are currently seeking a skil...

Paid Media Executive

We are working with an innovative digital marketing agency in Edinburgh who are looking for a dedicated Paid Media Executive to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-pa...

Sous Chef

Calling all passionate Sous Chefs ready to elevate their culinary journey! Nestled within the prestigious greens of Alexandria, we invite you to join our dynamic team and redefine excellence in gas...

Senior Chef de Partie

A unique opportunity is newly available for a talented Senior Chef de Partie to join a reputable venue located near the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. This is a full-time, permanent role for an experi...

Administrator

Are you an experienced Administrator looking for a new challenge in the bustling city of Inverness? We have partnered with a prestigious chartered surveying agency who are currently seeking a talen...

Land Agent

Our Rural Surveying Practice client is seeking an experienced Land Agent with a background in the utilities sector. This role is integral to their Perth-based operations and offers excellent progre...

Guest Services Manager

​​ If you thrive on delivering unparalleled guest experiences, have a knack for leadership and the charisma to lead a team in the vibrant city of Glasgow, then this is the opportunity you've been w...

Industrial Weaver

Are you an experienced weaver seeking a new and rewarding opportunity in the textile industry? We are thrilled to announce our partnership with a renowned bespoke textile manufacturer located in Da...

Operations Administrator

​​Are you a detail-oriented professional with a passion for keeping things running smoothly? We're on the lookout for a proactive Operations Administrator to be the backbone of our Paisley client’s...

Commercial Property Manager

Are you an avid multi-tasker with a penchant for the property industry? Stafffinders are currently looking for dedicated Commercial Property Managers to work with a variety of renowned clients thro...

Ruby on Rails Developer

We are actively seeking a Ruby on Rails Developer based in Belfast, ready to spearhead innovative mobile solutions. If you have a passion for pushing technological boundaries and excel in a collabo...

Ruby on Rails Mobile Developer

We're on the lookout for a Belfast-based Ruby on Rails Mobile Developer to be the driving force behind cutting-edge mobile solutions. If you're passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology...

Laptop Repair Technician

Stafffinders is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced Laptop Repair Technician, to join our client’s established team, on a temporary basis in Livingston. Due to a period of sign...

Chefs - Flexible shifts available

Are you a culinary professional looking for an opportunity to explore your creative flair? Are you looking for flexibility and to be in control of your own working schedule? Stafffinders are curren...

Reservations Agent

Do you thrive when providing excellent customer service? Do you have a can-do attitude and are seeking a new challenge? We are currently on the hunt for a talented Booking Agent to join our partner...

Nightshift Reservations Agent

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with an innovative and growing family business, as they seek an additional Reservations Agent to join their team. Our client is a market-leading operator...

Business Development Manager

Are you an experienced Business Development Manager looking for a new opportunity in the Glasgow area? We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our client's team of skilled profession...

Chef de Partie - Accommodation Available

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and become a Chef de Partie within a luxury hotel setting? We are currently seeking a talented Chef de Partie to join our client’s incredible team...

Sous Chef - Accommodation Available

Are you a talented and driven Sous Chef looking for a new opportunity in the Highlands? We are currently on the lookout for a talented Sous Chef to take on an exciting role within a 5* 3AA luxury h...

Marketing Executive

Are you an experienced Marketing Executive looking for a new opportunity in the heart of Paisley? We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running and make a real difference to our client’s...

Barista

We're on the lookout for a talented Barista to join our welcoming client at a chic espresso bar in Edinburgh. This presents a wonderful opportunity for a skilled and passionate professional to cont...

Barista

We're currently seeking a talented Barista to join our friendly team at an upscale espresso bar in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity for a skilled and enthusiastic professional to contribute...

Finance Administrator - Part-Time

Are you looking to accelerate your career in Finance within a highly reputable company? We’re on the lookout for a driven and diligent temp Finance Administrator to join our client based in Bellshi...

Security Officer

We're on the lookout for a vigilant and dedicated Security Officer to join our client at their office building based in the heart of Glasgow City Centre.   Your rate of pay and hours of work You wi...

General Manager

Are you ready to take the next step in your career and become a General Manager within a brand new 4-star hotel opening in Glasgow city centre? We’re on the lookout for an exceptional leader to joi...

Assistant Coffee House Manager - Edinburgh

Fuel your passion for coffee and leadership in the enchanting city of Edinburgh as we search for a dynamic Assistant Coffee House Manager to join our client’s rapidly growing Coffee House chain.   ...

PVG Chef

Are you a passionate and talented chef with a heart for creating delicious, nutritious meals that bring joy to others? Look no further! Our vibrant care home client in Girvan is on the hunt for an ...

Event & Banqueting Chef

Looking for a new opportunity in the heart of Scotland? We’re on the hunt for an Event and Production Chef to join our prestigious client, located in Pitlochry. As part of the kitchen team, you wil...

Chef - Newton Stewart

Are you a talented chef with a penchant for versatility and a heart for creating culinary magic? Embrace a temporary and flexible opportunity in the picturesque town of Newton Stewart! Our esteemed...

Chef de Partie

We are currently seeking a Chef de Partie to join our client’s award-winning 4-star hotel based in Ayr. If you are looking for a flexible role within a luxurious setting where you can choose your o...

PVG Kitchen Assistant

Are you ready to add a dash of culinary passion to the heart of caring? We're on the hunt for a dedicated PVG Kitchen Assistant to become an essential ingredient in our client's esteemed Care Home ...

Live-in Chef de Partie

Are you searching for an exciting position that combines diversity and flexibility to accommodate your lifestyle, all while granting you the chance to reside in the breathtaking landscapes of Scotl...

Senior Surveyor - Property Management

Are you a seasoned Senior Surveyor with a passion for property management? Join our esteemed client and be at the forefront of transforming the property landscape in the vibrant city of Newcastle. ...

Chef

Are you a passionate chef with a flair for flavours and a heart for community? Step into the world of culinary creativity and social impact as we seek a talented Chef to join our not-for-profit hou...

Senior Transfer Pricing Manager

Kingpin International is thrilled to be working with a pioneer within the Financial Services industry to bring to the market an exciting opportunity for a tax professional who is ready to grow thei...

Assistant Indirect Tax Manager

Come aboard a globally recognised professional services firm with a strong commitment to its workforce and a thriving corporate culture. Within this dynamic environment, you'll benefit from compreh...

Spa Therapist

Are you passionate about beauty and thrive on creating memorable customer experiences? We have partnered with a contemporary 4-star luxury Spa Resort that currently has an opportunity for a dazzlin...

General Manager

Are you a talented General Manager that wants to take charge of a lively establishment? This is your chance to shine in a bustling and vibrant venue situated in Fife, where you'll be responsible fo...

Residential Administrator

Would you like to take the next step in your career and become a valuable member of a top-tier property and surveying firm? We are currently searching for an experienced Residential Administrator t...

Sous Chef - Fine Dining

Are you a culinary virtuoso with a passion for creating exceptional dining experiences? Do you thrive in a dynamic, world-class environment where creativity and precision meet to elevate the art of...

Software Developer

Are you passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology to create meaningful human experiences? Do you have a deep fascination with conversational AI and social robotics? If so, we invite you...

Associate - Property Management

We're in search of an ambitious and forward-thinking Associate Surveyor who is eager to become part of an exceptional Property Management client's journey of expansion and development. This present...

Senior Surveyor - Property Management

Are you a highly talented Surveyor ready to take the next step in your career? We’re seeking a driven and proactive Senior Surveyor to join our Property Management client as they continue to grow a...

Business Development Executive

If you are an experienced Business Development Executive looking to take the next step in your career, we have a unique opportunity for you to join a product wholesaler based in Greenock.   Your ra...

Care Home Chef

Start an incredibly fulfilling and flexible journey as a new Care Home Chef, where you can create a significant impact on people's lives every day. Stafffinders is actively seeking devoted, experie...

School and Nursery Chef

Embark on a thrilling and flexible career as a School and Nursery Chef, where you can find tremendous fulfilment and make a positive impact on the lives of numerous individuals daily. Stafffinders ...

School and Nursery Chef

Start an exciting and flexible journey as a School and Nursery Chef, where you can experience immense satisfaction and have a positive influence on the lives of many individuals every day. Stafffin...

Care Home Chef

Embark on a highly rewarding and flexible role as a new Care Home Chef, making a huge impact on people's lives daily.  Stafffinders are currently on the lookout for dedicated, experienced and enthu...

Sous Chef

Stafffinders is currently in search of talented Sous Chefs to fill immediate positions in ongoing temporary assignments across Glasgow and its surrounding areas. These thrilling opportunities await...

Sous Chef

​​Stafffinders is currently seeking highly skilled Sous Chefs for immediate placement in ongoing temporary assignments within Edinburgh and its surrounding areas. These exciting opportunities are a...

Commercial Agent - Glasgow

Are you a true property professional with a strong network and the drive to succeed? We are currently seeking an ambitious Commercial Agent to join a multi-disciplined real estate consultancy in Gl...

Junior Sales Executive

Are you a graduate looking to kick-start your career in sales? We are currently on the search for a talented and driven Junior Sales Executive to join our client's retail product organisation based...

Commis Chef

Are you a culinary professional with a passion for unleashing your creative flair? Do you value the freedom to design your own work schedule? Look no further, as Stafffinders is actively seeking te...

PPC Consultant

Are you a data-driven marketer with a passion for paid media? Do you want to work for a progressive organisation that will invest in your development and ambitions? Do you value work-life balance, ...

Bookkeeper

Are you an experienced and dynamic Accountant or Bookkeeper looking for a new opportunity in the heart of Paisley's bustling financial scene? Look no further! We are seeking a talented Bookkeeper, ...

Seasonal Live-in Chefs

Are you looking for a temporary role where you can explore your creative passion for food? Fancy a change of scenery and are keen to explore new and unique parts of Scotland? We are currently hirin...

Assistant Operations Manager

If you are a Managing professional within the Hospitality sector, we have a fantastic opportunity for you! We are partnering with an outstanding, luxury hotel venue in Argyll and Bute to bring to t...

Live In Food and Beverage Staff

Are you seeking a diverse and rewarding role which offers flexibility around your lifestyle as well as the chance to stay in a stunning location in Scotland? We thought so! Stafffinders are current...

Agency Surveyor

Are you looking for an exciting new role where you’re recognised for your hard work and efforts? Do you have a determined and ambitious approach to your career? Stafffinders are keen to speak to ta...

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​Chloe immediately understood our requirement and the need for a highly qualified and experienced individual who would be able to come into a senior accountant role and bring with them a number of skills.

Chloe provided us with a selected number of clients who were ideal for the position, and quickly we agreed on who to interview.

The process was simple, straightforward, and extremely professional. It was a pleasure working with Chloe and the Stafffinders team.

Parris and McNally

I have to say that John from Stafffinders was exceptional and really made everything go smoothly.

John took everything on board that we asked for, which couldn't have been easy as we work in a pretty niche market that I doubt he has worked with closely before.

The candidates were of a high calibre and have proved since joining that they were the right choice.

Maidsafe

​We have used Stafffinders for the past 10 years, they have taken the time to get to know us, the location and our requirements.

We have always found them helpful and able to cater for our needs, both planned cover and in emergency same-day situations.

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Reimagining Nursing Careers: Addressing Challenges and Expectations in Scotland
Reimagining Nursing Careers: Addressing Challenges and Expectations in Scotland

​Nursing career challenges and expectations in Scotland: What are the important factors to job seekers choosing a career?This morning, our CEO, Jane Wylie-Roberts, appeared on Radio Scotland with Kaye Adams, where they discussed the barriers to entering nursing as a profession and why we are seeing a drastic decline in the number of applications to study nursing at universities in Scotland. Throughout the segment, it was said how rewarding nursing can be, and how it comes with plenty of career opportunities, whether that may be working in the community, in a hospital, or on cruise ships! However, along with a decline in the number of applications to study, there has been a change in the applicant demographic as well, with fewer school-leavers applying, and more mature students ready to take the step into the world of nursing. With the demographic change in nursing applicants, it appears it may be time to consider if the structure of the nursing pathway and long-term career is suitable. With many applicants having children at home and other responsibilities, are the bursaries enough to provide for families? Are 12-hour shifts sustainable? Are nurses given the support to manage the stress and toil that comes with the job? It appears that an assessment and restructuring of the vocation may be necessary in order to promote and improve recruitment within the nursing profession. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that appear to be most important for job seekers (including and out with nursing) at the moment… Flexibility – more now than ever, especially after the COVID lockdowns, employees want flexibility in their roles. Whether this is remote or hybrid working, or flexible starting/finishing times, it’s evident that many young employees want the freedom to decide when and where they work.  Trust – having a reasonable amount of independence and autonomy in a role can be a huge focus for young people. They do not want to be micromanaged and want to feel trusted to manage their own workload.  Prospects – growth is a huge factor when deciding on an employer. Candidates want to know that they will have the opportunity to develop their skills and climb their career ladders. When employees begin to feel stagnant, they tend to be open to opportunities elsewhere.  Salary – of course, given the current economic climate, salary is a heavily important factor. The cost of living is increasing significantly, and job seekers are looking for market-competitive salaries that increase alongside inflation.  Company culture and ethics – it is increasingly evident how crucial company culture is to prospective employees. In today's landscape, inclusivity and diversity stand as paramount values. Individuals seek workplaces where they feel accepted and supported, and where reasonable adjustments can be made to demonstrate this acceptance.  Value – feeling appreciated and valued in one's role holds a lot of importance for many individuals in the workforce. When employees feel undervalued, it not only diminishes their morale but also serves as one of the primary catalysts for seeking job changes. Recognising and acknowledging employees' contributions not only boosts their sense of worth but also fosters a positive work environment where productivity and loyalty increase.  Sustainability – in today’s society, we are witnessing a remarkable shift towards environmental consciousness, with an increasing number of individuals prioritising green practices. Many now seek employment with companies that demonstrate awareness of their environmental footprint and actively engage in efforts to reduce carbon emissions while fostering sustainable operations.  It's evident that nursing, which is a vital component of our healthcare system, is undergoing significant shifts in its applicant demographics and the expectations of its workforce. The radio segment highlights the need for a reassessment of the nursing pathway and long-term career structure to accommodate the evolving needs of potential candidates, particularly in terms of family support, work-life balance, and stress management. Moreover, the broader job market landscape presents clear indicators of what today's job seekers prioritise, and these factors resonate not only within nursing but across various industries, signifying a larger societal shift in workplace values and expectations. In moving forward, it's essential for stakeholders within the nursing profession, educational institutions, healthcare systems, and policymakers to collaborate on strategies that address these challenges. By fostering environments that prioritise the well-being, growth, and fulfilment of nurses and other professionals, we can not only improve recruitment efforts but also lift the quality of patient care and the overall resilience of our healthcare systems. To hear the discussion take place, slide to 10.36 on the BBC Scotland programme linked here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001wj79

Our CEO, Jane Wylie-Roberts, is Recognised in the Women in Family Business Report 2024
Our CEO, Jane Wylie-Roberts, is Recognised in the Women in Family Business Report 2024

​In a recent initiative by Family Business United, the invaluable contributions of women in family firms across the UK are being celebrated through a dedicated campaign. This initiative aims to shine a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of women, both family members and non-family members, who are making a significant impact in the vital sector of family businesses.We are delighted to share the exciting news that our very own CEO, and the driving force behind Stafffinders, Jane Wylie-Roberts, has been acknowledged in the annual report compiled by Family Business United. Her remarkable leadership skills, commitment to innovation and advocacy for family businesses have earned her a well-deserved place in this important report.As our CEO, Jane has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities that have propelled the family business to new heights. Her vision, strategic thinking, and ability to inspire and motivate our team have been instrumental in our success and have carried on the legacy her father began in 1971.As we celebrate this well-deserved recognition for Jane, we also extend our congratulations to all the women who have been acknowledged in the Family Business United campaign. Their stories inspire us and highlight the integral role that women play in the triumph and sustainability of family businesses across the UK.To view the full report, please follow this link: https://www.familybusinessunited.com/women-in-family-business-campaigns​

Stafffinders Sponsors the Royal National Mòd in Paisley 2023
Stafffinders Sponsors the Royal National Mòd in Paisley 2023

​Celebrating Scottish Gaelic Culture and Music: Stafffinders' Dedication to the Mòd​​The Royal National Mòd, an annual celebration of Scottish Gaelic culture and language, recently took place in Paisley. This cultural extravaganza is a significant event in the Scottish Gaelic calendar, and this year, it was known as MòdPhàislig, as it was held in Paisley for the second time in its 132-year heritage. The first occurrence in 2013 had been a remarkable milestone, drawing one of the largest crowds in the event's history, and this year was no different, attracting approximately 8,000 visitors to Paisley.​As one of the event's oldest supporters, Stafffinders Recruitment Agency has a special connection with the Mòd. We have been an integral part of the event since 1978 when we gifted the Stafffinders Quaich, which is competed for annually in the prestigious Margrat Duncan competition for senior choirs. This competition is a highlight in the Mod, and the quaich is awarded to the choir with the highest marks in music in this competition. This year, Stafffinders had the honour of sponsoring theMòd once again.​The highlight of Stafffinders' involvement in this year's Mòd was the presentation of the Stafffinders Quaich to the winning group, the Black Isle Gaelic Choir. Not only did they secure the quaich, but they also won the coveted Margrat Duncan Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row.​In addition to our sponsorship of the Mòd, Stafffinders proudly supported one of our own employees who took part in the 'Our Language Our Music' concert. This remarkable event celebrated a night filled with the richness of Scottish culture, featuring traditional music and Gaelic heritage, and showcasing talented singers and bands from across Scotland. Louise, a highly experienced hospitality recruitment consultant at Stafffinders with 11 years of snare drum experience, played a pivotal role in this event. She joined her band on stage, the Kilbarchan Pipe Band, and enjoyed the event immensely.​The Royal National Mòd in Paisley was held from the 13th to the 21st of October and was an exciting and busy week for competitors and spectators alike. Stafffinders' continued support and active involvement in the event demonstrate our commitment to preserving Gaelic culture and language, and Stafffinders can’t be prouder of our participation in the event.​Visit the official Mòd website for upcoming events, and consider volunteering, attending, or contributing to keep this rich tradition alive for generations to come.​​Black Isle Gaelic Choir winners of the Stafffinders Quaich​Kilbarchan Pipe Band at the 'Our Language Our Music' concert​Kilbarchan Pipe Band at the 'Our Language Our Music' concert​Stafffinders sponsors the Paisley Mòd 2023

Creating a Stress-free Workplace
Creating a Stress-free Workplace

​Strategies for Employers and Employees to Create a Stress-free Workplace​National Stress Awareness Day serves as a crucial reminder of the persistent issue of stress in the modern workplace. Stress not only affects individual well-being but also has significant consequences for productivity and job satisfaction. But what really is stress? When we experience challenging or threatening situations our brain releases what is referred to as the ‘stress hormones’ cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones speed up the heartbeat and breathing rate which in turn prepares your muscles for a response. Under temporary circumstances, this can be advantageous for your well-being and can encourage ‘survival mode’ to help deal with dangerous situations.However, if these elevated hormone levels are persistent and continue well beyond what is required for ‘survival’, it can have adverse effects on your overall health and cause a variety of symptoms that can affect you, such as chest and muscle pain, stomach problems, irritability, sleep, diet, hair loss and can take a toll on your mental health. This could be considered chronic stress.The word stress is unfortunately used to encompass both short-term situational responses and long-term chronic issues, but it is important to differentiate between these. If you think you may be suffering from chronic stress, please reach out to your GP for support. Although there are some jobs where stress can’t be escaped, let's explore some of the ways in which both employees and employers have the ability to help reduce both their own work strains and that of the people around them.​Employee Insights:Mindfulness and Meditation: Incorporating mindfulness practices and short meditation sessions into your daily routine can help reduce tension. Simple breathing exercises can be done at your desk or during breaks, allowing you to stay focused and calm.Time Management: Prioritising tasks, setting realistic deadlines, and avoiding procrastination can alleviate the stress caused by heavy workloads. Tools like to-do lists, calendars and time management apps can be extremely helpful.Work-Life Balance: Maintain a healthy balance between your work and personal life. This includes leaving thoughts of work in the workplace and nurturing your well-being with hobbies, exercise, and quality time with loved ones. Being able to switch off from work is key!Effective Communication: Open and honest communication with colleagues, supervisors and Managers can help resolve issues and make the work environment more pleasant. Discuss concerns, seek clarification, and provide feedback constructively.Physical Activity: Regular exercise releases endorphins, which are natural mood boosters. Even a short walk during lunch breaks can do wonders for your short-term stress levels.​Employer Insights:Promote Flexibility: Offering flexible work hours or remote work options (where it’s practical) can empower employees to better manage their personal and professional lives. This flexibility can reduce the pressures associated with rigid work schedules.Wellbeing Initiatives: Implement stress management programmes, workshops, or seminars relating to employee wellbeing. These can provide employees with tools and techniques to handle work-related stress effectively and can also act as a team-building exercise.Healthy Work Environment: A clean, organised, and comfortable workspace can enhance employee well-being. Consider ergonomically designed furniture and provide access to natural light and greenery. Ask your employees what works for them.Training and Development: Invest in training and development opportunities for your staff. When employees feel they are growing in their roles, they are less likely to experience demotivation associated with stagnation.Recognition and Appreciation: Acknowledge and reward your employees' hard work. A simple 'thank you' or an employee recognition programme can boost morale.Mental Health Support: Offer mental health resources, such as access to counselling or Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Reducing the stigma around mental health can make employees more comfortable seeking help.Clear Communication Channels: Foster a culture of open communication by encouraging feedback, listening to concerns, and providing clear and transparent information about company changes or policies. Employees will feel more motivated and happier when they know they are valued.​National Stress Awareness Day reminds us of the importance of addressing stress in the working environment. Both employees and employers have a role to play. By incorporating mindfulness, effective communication, and time management into their routines, employees can better manage work-related stress. Employers can contribute by offering flexibility, promoting a healthy work environment, and supporting their employees' mental health.Together, employees and employers can build workplaces where stress is reduced promoting happier, more productive employees and fostering a positive company culture.​

Stafffinders - Scotland's Original Recruitment Agency
Stafffinders - Scotland's Original Recruitment Agency

​​At Stafffinders, we pride ourselves on being a dedicated family-run recruitment agency deeply rooted in the vibrant community of Paisley. With a passion for connecting businesses with top talent and a commitment to fostering employment opportunities, we have been serving businesses across the UK for over 52 years.As a family-run agency, we understand the value of personal relationships and the unique dynamics of the local job market. We believe in the power of personalised service and our team brings a diverse range of expertise to the table, ensuring that we can cater to a wide variety of industries and job roles. We take the time to understand our client's specific requirements, culture, and values, which enables us to present you with candidates who not only possess the necessary skills but also align with your company's ethos.When you choose Stafffinders, you're choosing a team that is genuinely invested in your success. We are passionate about making a positive impact on our client's businesses and the careers of the individuals we place. Our dedication to integrity, transparency, and professionalism forms the foundation of our agency.Whether you are an employer seeking exceptional talent or a job seeker pursuing your dream role, we invite you to get in touch with us. Let us be your trusted partner in the dynamic world of recruitment.

The Crucial Role of External Hires in Family Businesses
The Crucial Role of External Hires in Family Businesses

Why It’s Important To Get External Hires Right In Family BusinessesFamily businesses possess a distinct allure of heritage and legacy, an essence that sets them apart in the world of business. They carry with them a rich tapestry of tradition, unwavering values, and an unbreakable thread of familial bonds, cultivated over generations. Yet, within this unique tapestry lies a delicate challenge – the art of bringing external candidates into this intimate circle.In this blog, we embark on a journey to understand the importance of making the right external hire for the success of family businesses. 1. Fresh Perspectives and SkillsetsFamily businesses are often the torchbearers of time-honoured practices, but they must also evolve in a dynamic business landscape. External hires, with their fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and diverse skill sets, breathe new life into these enterprises. Whether it's a cutting-edge marketing strategy, the embrace of transformative technology, or the adoption of industry best practices, these new faces can usher in invaluable changes that may not have been considered within the family circle alone.2. Filling Skillset GapsStrategic external hires play a pivotal role in bridging skillset gaps within a family business. While family members may bring dedication and a deep understanding of the company's culture, heritage and values, they may lack specific expertise or experience in critical areas. External hires can be the missing piece in the familial puzzle and complement the family's strengths.3. Objectivity and ProfessionalismMaintaining the delicate equilibrium between personal and professional relationships is an enduring challenge in many family businesses. An external hire, equipped with objectivity and professionalism, can provide that much-needed balance. They are well-positioned to offer constructive criticism, make tough decisions, and hold individuals accountable, all without the emotional intricacies that can often ensnare familial dynamics.4. Avoiding Nepotism PitfallsNepotism, the act of favouring family members over more qualified candidates, can at times cast a shadow over family businesses. Its detrimental effects can lead to resentment among employees, obstruct talent development, and ultimately jeopardise the business's performance. Recruitment agencies, with their expertise, can guide family businesses towards implementing fair and transparent hiring practices, where qualifications and experience take precedence over familial ties.5. Bridging Generation GapsFamily businesses often span multiple generations, each with distinct values, expectations, and work styles. An external hire, acting as a bridge between these generational chasms, can inject new ideas and facilitate communication and collaboration among family members of different age groups. This ensures a harmonious work environment and the continuity of cherished traditions.6. Expanding the NetworkExternal hires bring with them an invaluable gift – an expansive network. In industries reliant on extensive connections and partnerships, this can be a game-changer. Recruitment agencies, armed with a diverse pool of candidates and extensive networks, can open doors to resources and opportunities that family businesses might never have contemplated.7. Professional Development and Succession PlanningHiring external talent can be an integral part of a family business's succession planning. It enables family members to concentrate on honing their skills and leadership abilities, secure in the knowledge that qualified individuals within the organisation can assume pivotal roles when generational transitions beckon. How Stafffinders Can HelpNow that we've illuminated the significance of making the right external hires, let's explore the advantages of working with an agency and the pivotal role Stafffinders can play in this process: 1. Expertise in Family Business DynamicsOur specialised hiring firm grasps the intricate challenges and dynamics unique to family enterprises. We excel in identifying candidates who not only align with the business's needs but also harmonise seamlessly with the family's culture, especially since we are also a family business. We understand the importance of protecting legacy and heritage.2. Customised Search and SelectionWe tailor the search and selection procedures to the family business's distinct requirements and values, ensuring candidates are a perfect cultural fit.3. Assessment and EvaluationAt Stafffinders, we employ robust assessment methods to meticulously evaluate candidates, ensuring they possess the requisite skills, experience, and personality traits essential for success within your business.4. Generational Handover SupportWe understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with generational handovers in family businesses, as we have experienced them firsthand. We can provide invaluable support to fellow family enterprises navigating this critical transition. Our insights into successful generational transitions can guide you in making informed handovers and hiring decisions that will foster continuity, innovation, and sustainability and help ensure a seamless and prosperous passing of the torch to the next generation in your family business. Integrating external hires into a family business represents a strategic manoeuvre that brings forth fresh perspectives, professionalism, and opportunities for growth. Yet, this integration must be approached with meticulous care to preserve the family's unique dynamics and heritage. Stafffinders, a long-standing recruitment agency rooted in the ethos of a family business, can be a guiding star in the quest to identify and select the ideal candidates. Our involvement contributes not just to immediate success but also to the enduring legacy and resilience of the family business. Embracing external talent, with the support of a recruitment partner, empowers family businesses to thrive amidst the ever-evolving business landscape while safeguarding cherished family business traditions and values.​Take a look at our services to find out more about what we offer and how we can support your family business.

Challenging Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them
Challenging Job Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

​If you were a kitchen utensil, which one would you be and why? You may think this type of question is never going to crop up in your upcoming job search, right? Wrong. Welcome to the future of job interviews, where quirky questions are becoming more common and thinking of answers outside the box is a must. Let’s brush up on your interview skills and prepare for the unexpected. Here are some of the most unusual questions you might encounter in your next interview, and how to answer them like a pro. "If you were a fruit, what kind of fruit would you be?"This classic oddball question is still used, and it's not going anywhere. The key to answering this question is to think about the qualities of the fruit and how they relate to your personality. For example, apples are adaptable and can be used in a variety of ways, from snacks to desserts to sauces and this may relate to your varied skillset and ability to handle different tasks and challenges with ease. Lemons are often associated with sourness, bitterness, and negativity, so describing yourself as a lemon might not be the most positive or effective way to present yourself in an interview!Whatever your answer, be sure to explain how your chosen fruit reflects your personal attributes and strengths and relate that to the job you are interviewing for. "If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring three things, what would they be?"This question may seem like a no-brainer, but it's actually a great way for the interviewer to see how you think under pressure. Don't just give a list of items you'd want to bring – explain why each item is important to you and how it would help you survive. For example, you might choose a knife for cutting food and making shelter, a trunk of books: fictional books for entertainment, puzzle books for mental stimulation, survival skills books to enhance the chance of escape, and a solar-powered satellite phone for calling for help. It is important to choose answers that showcase your problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to challenging situations.And remember, it’s a “desert” island… "If you could have any superpower, what would it be?"Thanks to a new wave of superhero TV shows and movies, such as Deadpool, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Marvels, so it's no surprise that this question is still popular. Your answer should reflect not only your personal interests but also your professional goals. If you choose telekinesis (moving objects), you might talk about how it could help you increase productivity and efficiency. For instance, you could move files and documents around without having to get up from your desk or manipulate tools and equipment without having to physically touch them. If you choose the ability to teleport, for example, you might explain how it would allow you to travel more efficiently for work-related tasks while saving on time and travel costs, as well as being more environmentally friendly!  "If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?"This question is all about imagination and creativity. Choose a character that you admire or relate to and explain why you think they would be a good fit for the job you're applying for. For example, if you choose Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series, you might talk about her intelligence, problem-solving skills, and dedication to learning – all qualities that would make her a great asset to any team.You may also want to expand on this by talking about how the character relates to your ethos and values. For example, Hermione's ability to stand up for what is right, even in the face of adversity. She is also a powerful advocate for social justice. You can explain how you share this commitment to equity and inclusion and believe that it is important to use your skills and influence to make the workplace a better environment. "What would you do if you won the lottery?"This question may seem unrelated to the job you're applying for, but it's actually a great way for the interviewer to see how you prioritise your goals and values. Don't just talk about what you'd buy – explain how you would use the money to achieve your long-term goals and make a positive impact.For example, you might say that the first thing you would do is take some time to carefully consider your options and plan out your next steps, this shows the interviewer you don’t go in gung-ho and approach situations with a strategy in place. You might explain that you would choose to invest in your development and education, donate some to a cause that you're passionate about, purchase a home, select some investments for security and book that once-in-a-lifetime holiday to feed your soul – don’t forget you’re a human being and in reality, we would all spoil ourselves a little! In essence, it's crucial for all questions to reflect on how your responses in an interview reflect your personal and professional identity. Is it possible that your answers may leave a negative impression on the interviewer? For instance, while teleportation may boost productivity, could the employer perceive it as a means to avoid dealing with challenging situations? One effective approach is to test your answers with friends and family before the actual interview, assess their feedback, and make necessary adjustments. Ultimately, being thoroughly prepared at all times is the ultimate solution! In conclusion, the key to answering quirky interview questions is to be creative, thoughtful, and authentic. Don't be afraid to show your personality and share your unique perspective – after all, that's what will make you stand out from the crowd. Good luck, and may the force be with you!

Family Business Top 100
Family Business Top 100

​We are delighted that our CEO, Jane Wylie-Roberts, has been included in the Family Business Top 100 and recognised for Inspirational Leadership and as a Champion of Change and Innovation!​​Family Business Top 100 showcases the best family business individuals across the UK.  Nominations were sought from all corners of the UK and all sectors of the economy. Entrants must have been working in a senior position within the business for at least five years.  ​​As Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United who has created this report explains, “Family businesses are the backbone of the UK economy and often the unsung heroes too.  Family firms are significant contributors to the economy in terms of jobs provided, income generated and wealth created and behind each family firm are individuals driving them, making decisions and looking to the future.  Family firms take the long-term view and invest in their businesses and the communities in which they operate and we wanted to create the Family Business Top 100 to recognise outstanding individuals within these organisations and to shine a light on the people that are making a difference within the business and more broadly too.”​“What better way to celebrate the vibrancy of a sector than to highlight the people within family businesses, leading from the front, fulfilling a role as a steward for future generations, those developing sustainable practices and acting as innovators and agents of change, the next generation embarking on key initiatives that will drive the next stage in the family business journey and those that have delivered a lifetime of service and commitment to the family business.  Each and every one of them deserves to be recognised and celebrated.  It is these individuals and the family firms they are associated with that is at the very heart of what we do – championing family firms across the whole of the UK and beyond.”​“The past few years have not been easy and pulling the Family Business Top 100 together has provided us all with the opportunity to celebrate the contribution of family firms and the significant impact that individuals within them make each and every day.  Family business matters and we are proud to celebrate and showcase 100 individuals who are truly deserving of their place in the inaugural report.  Congratulations to each and every one of them and their contribution to an exceptional body of family business talent,” concludes Paul.​The article goes on to say, ‘Jane leads from the front with a determination and passion to succeed.  Her leadership style has enabled the business to fully embody their family business roots to create a successful business with a great culture. Jane is an inspiration to those around her and fully deserves her place in the Family Business Top 100.’ Which we couldn’t agree with more! You can read more about Jane’s recognition here.​If you enjoyed reading this, read our previous blog on Family Business Day 2022.​

Benefits of securing a temp job over the festive season
Benefits of securing a temp job over the festive season

​Looking to secure a temporary role over the Christmas period?From meeting new people and gaining additional experience, to exploring your career path and earning a little extra cash over the Christmas holidays, there are plenty of perks surrounding temp jobs, especially over the festive season.Read on to find out the many advantages of securing a temporary position over the Christmas period with Stafffinders.​Earn extra money for the festive seasonOne of the biggest advantages of securing a temp role across the festive season is gaining that extra cash just when you need it! Christmas is undoubtedly the most cash-strapped time of year for many of us, especially when you take into consideration the cost-of-living concerns at the moment, so of course, a seasonal job would help and take a bit of pressure off of your pocket. Whether you can only fit in a few shifts in between your busy schedule or you’re looking to make the most of your spare time over the holidays, any shifts that you pick up can make a difference!​Enjoy a flexible working scheduleA temporary role means that you can plan your work around YOU, rather than the other way around. Maybe you are studying and need that extra bit of money to pay your rent, or perhaps you are looking after family members and require a flexible shift pattern. Having this flexibility not only improves your work-life balance but can also bring a great sense of freedom, despite how scary a non-fixed contract can seem at first.​Meet new people and networkYou’ve probably heard the saying ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’, and temping will provide you with a lot of ‘who’. You’re bound to meet a variety of new people when working in a Christmas job, making it the perfect chance to add to your contacts – both professionally and socially. As you work your way through temp roles, take the opportunity to make a good impression on those you encounter along the way, and subsequently expand your network.​Gain additional experienceIf your CV is looking a little bit tired, a Christmas job is the perfect way to spruce it up. Temping allows you to build invaluable experience and boost those interpersonal skills every employer looks for. Through temp roles, you’ll pick up a vast amount of new skills, which all go towards building an even stronger CV for future full-time, permanent jobs. Every new workplace brings new settings and, most importantly, new opportunities – which in turn will enable you to grow your confidence in the workplace!​Protection and securitiesIf you think that you won’t receive the same securities as your permanent position counterparts – think again! As a temp worker, you will still be entitled to all of the benefits that any other individuals would, such as sick pay and holiday allowance. In the Hospitality sector, you would still be entitled to your share of the gratuities received.​Enhanced career opportunitiesAs with any temporary job, there is always the possibility of it leading to something long-term. Work to the best of your ability, show off your skills, and make a good impression – you never know where it could lead! Even if they have nothing available at the time, it might lead to another opportunity at some point in the future. It is also a clever way of finding out what job or industry you would ideally like to work for in the future, especially if you are unsure what kind of role you would like to end up in.Interested in a temp role in Paisley, Glasgow, Edinburgh or beyond? Stafffinders have plenty of tips and advice for temp workers looking to secure a new position:Temping is the gateway to a long-term careerThe benefits of temporary work for the employeeKeeping motivated during your job hunt

How to tackle loneliness whilst working from home
How to tackle loneliness whilst working from home

​Whilst many people live at home with partners, families or friends, there are many that live alone where isolation can take over. Even those that do have a full house can experience the feeling of loneliness.With more people now working remotely, the chances of being lonely and feeling isolated is heightened. Some people are fully accustomed to working from home and for them being alone most of the day is the norm, however for some people it has been harder to adjust. This can cause employees' performance at work to fall, their productivity levels reducing and most importantly their mental health being affected.Working within an office environment provides the opportunity to go and chat to your co-workers, have face to face meetings and generally just have people around you. So, how can remote workers combat the feeling of loneliness in the long-term?​Stay connectedMaintaining optimum communication between you and your colleagues while working from home is key! When working from home, social interaction is at a minimum. That’s why it’s so important to introduce more ways to connect and converse with your fellow co-workers on a daily basis. Be proactive in setting up more meetings online and regular calls with those you work closely with. ​Keep activeBeing in the same environment for a long period of time can take its toll and make people feel lonelier, especially when you’re staring at the same four walls 9-5! Take a step out of the house over your lunch break or in the evening once you’ve finished your day, just being around others' presence can make all the difference. Think of it as a little escape from the place that makes you feel lonely.Whilst popping out for a walk or to the gym may not be the sole cure for loneliness, research has shown that keeping active can reduce anxiety and depression which could contribute to the feeling of loneliness.  ​E