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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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Deputy General Manager

Are you passionate about hospitality and looking to advance your career in one of Scotland's top restaurants? We are seeking a dedicated Assistant Restaurant Manager for our client’s establishment ...

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General Manager

We are currently on the lookout for a passionate General Manager for a trendy restaurant in Prestwick. This is an excellent opportunity for a General Manager or Deputy General Manager looking to ma...

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Rust Developer - Fully Remote

Earn up to £70,000 per annum as a Fully Remote Rust Developer and have the opportunity to work for a global crypto tech company who are passionate about implementing new and emerging technologies. ...

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Head Chef

Are you an experienced Chef looking for a leadership role in a relaxed, all-day brasserie establishment? We are seeking a Head Chef to join our client on the northern outskirts of Edinburgh. As the...

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Sous Chef

Are you passionate about creating exceptional dining experiences? We are seeking a talented Sous Chef to join our industry-leading client at one of Inverclyde's most popular and trendy restaurants....

Senior Sous Chef

Our client, an elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Sous Chef to join their culinary team. This is an exciting opportunity for a chef profe...

Chef de Partie

Our esteemed hotel client in the heart of Edinburgh prides itself on providing exceptional dining experiences to their guests. We are seeking a dedicated and talented Chef de Partie to join their c...

Live-in General Assistant

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced Live-In General Assistant to join our client at their charming venue in the Inveraray area. This unique opportunity offers a beautiful living environment ...

Chef

If you are a passionate Chef looking for a temporary role with the possibility of future opportunities, we would love to hear from you as we currently require a skilled Chef for a fresh food café i...

Personal Assistant

We are working alongside a well-known organisation in Howwood who are seeking an experienced Personal Assistant to support their CEO and senior leadership team. If you have previous PA experience a...

Residential Administrator

Are you a talented Administrator within the Property sector? Our high-level property and surveying client is currently seeking an experienced Residential Administrator, to join their team in Glasgo...

Retail Sales Assistant

Are you a friendly and hard-working retail professional? We are seeking a temporary Retail Sales Assistant to join our client’s charity retail store in Perth. You would be ideal for this role if yo...

Business Support Administrator

Are you an organized, detail-oriented professional with a knack for numbers and a passion for supporting business operations? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you as a Business Support Ad...

Care Home Cook - Temp to Perm

If you are passionate about cooking nutritious meals and making a difference in a care home environment, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity as a Care Home Cook in our client’s...

Sous Chef

We require a dedicated and experienced Sous Chef to join our esteemed award-winning hotel client in Perth. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented culinary professional to showcase their sk...

Machine Operator

Join our fantastic client as a temporary Machine Operator at their leading manufacturing company in Glasgow! They are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to ensure our products meet ...

Bookkeeper

We partnering with an established accountancy firm based in Prestwick, seeking a diligent and experienced Bookkeeper to join their team. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a vari...

Logistics Coordinator

We are partnering with a leading logistics provider specialising in the efficient transportation of goods by sea, air, and road to and from the global market. Our client requires a motivated Logist...

MIS & ERP Systems Analyst

This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the operational efficiency and strategic growth of our client’s organisation as their new MIS & ERP Systems Analyst. If you are looking for a ...

Sewing Machinist

We are working alongside a reputable manufacturing company based in Boness, recruiting a skilled Sewing Machinist to join their dedicated team. If you have a passion for sewing and a keen eye for d...

Assistant Restaurant Manager

Our client is a renowned venue in the heart of Glasgow, celebrated for their exceptional service and buzzing atmosphere. They require an enthusiastic and experienced Assistant Restaurant Manager to...

Account Manager

We are working with a leading online retailer based in Glasgow, dedicated to delivering high-quality products and exceptional service to customers. We are looking for an experienced and driven Acco...

Sous or Senior Sous Chef

We are partnering with a stunning bar and restaurant venue in Edinburgh's historic old town area. The venue is renowned for its exceptional culinary offerings and lively atmosphere, attracting both...

Venue Manager

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Venue Manager to join our team at a charming and historic pub in Moray. The ideal candidate will have a passion for hospitality, a keen eye for detail...

Production Manager

We are partnering with a leading manufacturer based in Airdrie who are looking for an experienced Production Manager to join their team. Along with a generous salary of £43,000 per annum, our clien...

Live-in Restaurant Manager

Stafffinders are recruiting a passionate and experienced Live-in Restaurant Manager to join our esteemed client at their luxury hotel nestled in the breathtaking Scottish Highlands. This role is pe...

Duty Manager

If you are a dedicated Duty Manager with a flair for leadership and a passion for excellence, and you’re looking for a new role in the Fort William area, we have the job for you. This is a fantasti...

Live-in Head Bartender

We are working with a prestigious luxury venue located near the scenic Scottish Borders, renowned for delivering exceptional hospitality experiences. Our client is seeking an experienced Head Barte...

Restaurant Manager

If you are driven by a passion for hospitality and excellence, this is the job for you! We are recruiting a dedicated Restaurant Manager for our luxury hotel client in the Scottish Borders.   What ...

Head Chef

We are partnering with a bustling bar, restaurant, and event space located in the heart of Glasgow, known for its popular atmosphere and high-quality food and drink offerings, which is looking for ...

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 - £26,000 per annum and working alongside a fantastic team of fellow Chef...

Process Support Technician

Are you ready to revolutionise the future of technology? Our innovative client in Paisley is seeking a skilled Process Support Technician to play a pivotal role in their cutting-edge operations. If...

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...

Spa Therapist

Do you have 'healing hands' and find great satisfaction in making people feel good? If so, we want to hear from you! We are seeking Spa Therapists for a variety of temporary roles with luxury hotel...

Spa Therapist

Are you a passionate Spa Therapist looking to elevate your career in a luxurious and serene environment? Our prestigious 4-star hotel client in the heart of Edinburgh is seeking talented Spa Therap...

Front of House Manager

We are looking for an experienced and committed Front of House Manager to join our client at their prestigious events venue near Edinburgh. This role presents an excellent opportunity for a seasone...

Forklift Driver

We are hiring a motivated and skilled Forklift Driver to join our client, a leading beverage wholesaler in Alloa. This role encompasses a variety of tasks within a warehouse environment, with a pri...

General Labourer

Stafffinders require a motivated and skilled General Labourer to join our client at a leading beverage wholesaler in Alloa. This role involves a variety of tasks in a warehouse environment, includi...

Night Porter

We are looking for a Night Porter to join our luxury events venue near Edinburgh. If you are proactive and interested in a role that offers ongoing training and development opportunities, we encour...

Chef de Partie

If you are an ambitious Chef de Partie looking to advance your career in a luxurious and supportive environment, we would love to hear from you as we recruit for our esteemed hotel client based in ...

Chef

If you have a passion for creating exceptional dishes and want to be part of our client’s esteemed golf club, we would love to hear from you! We are looking for a skilled Chef de Partie for a fanta...

Executive Assistant

Are you a highly experienced Executive Assistant with a strong personality and the ability to thrive under pressure? We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our client in Greenock, support...

Chef de Partie

Our industry-leading hotel restaurant client, located just outside the vibrant city of Glasgow, is seeking a talented Chef de Partie to join their esteemed kitchen brigade. This is an excellent opp...

Finance Supervisor

We are working with a leading manufacturer with a global presence who are based in Hamilton, on the outskirts of Glasgow. They are looking for an experienced Finance Supervisor who is looking for a...

Junior Transport Planning Coordinator

We are excited to have an opportunity for a proactive individual looking for a role with real longevity and progression. Stafffinders are searching for a Junior Transport Planning Coordinator to jo...

Property Administrator

Join a friendly and supportive team as a Property Administrator for a prestigious property client in Perth. This exciting opportunity offers a salary of £23,000 to £25,000 per annum, with convenien...

Pastry Chef de Partie - with accommodation

Are you a skilled and passionate Pastry Chef de Partie, determined to make your mark in the industry? We are delighted to be working with a stunning hotel in the beautiful Scottish Borders, as they...

Principal Recruitment Consultant - Industrial

Are you an amazing Recruitment Consultant, frustrated at your lack of career progression? Do you feel like you are banging your head off that metaphorical triple-glazed, glass ceiling?? Well, if yo...

Principal Recruitment Consultant - Commercial

Are you an amazing Recruitment Consultant, frustrated at your lack of career progression? Do you feel like you are banging your head off that metaphorical triple-glazed, glass ceiling?? Well, if yo...

Purchase Ledger Receptionist

We are collaborating with a family-run construction business based in East Kilbride, renowned for its commitment to quality and service. They are offering an annual salary of £23,000 to £26,000 and...

Finance Assistant

We are partnering with a family-run construction business based in East Kilbride that prides itself on its commitment to quality and service. Offering an annual salary of £25,000 to £30,000 per ann...

General Manager

​​If you’re looking for a role in an upmarket, leading venue in East Lothian, this is the one for you. We are currently seeking an experienced and passionate General Manager to join our luxury hote...

General Manager

​​Stafffinders is seeking a dedicated General Manager for a boutique hotel client in the picturesque area of North Berwick. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual with a genuine passi...

Residential Surveyor

We are working with a leading multi-disciplined Property Consultancy that is looking for a Residential Valuation Surveyor to join their team and support business activities in the ever-changing pro...

Commercial Valuation Surveyor

Are you a surveyor seeking an exceptional opportunity to advance your career with one of Scotland’s leading surveying firms? Our esteemed client is currently seeking a Commercial Valuation Surveyor...

Commercial Valuation Surveyor

Are you a surveyor looking for a unique opportunity where you can climb the career ladder with one of Scotland’s most prominent surveying firms? Our renowned client is looking for a Commercial Valu...

Building Surveyor

​​ Are you an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor looking to take the next step in your career? We are working with a prestigious property consultancy in Aberdeen that is seeking a talented and...

Building Surveyor

​​Are you a seasoned Chartered Building Surveyor eager to advance your career? We are collaborating with a renowned property consultancy in Glasgow, which is on the lookout for a skilled and ambiti...

Building Surveyor

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

Spa Therapist

Do you pride yourself on your ‘healing hands’ and take great gratification in making people feel good? Then we want to speak to you! We are looking for Spa Therapists for permanent opportunities in...

Live-in General Assistant 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...

Administrator

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as an Administrator within a supportive and respectful environment where your role will be pivotal in providing excellent service to the clients. By joining ...

Technical SEO Executive

If you’re a talented SEO professional with a flair for the more technical side of SEO, who’s looking to be somewhere where you can make an impact and further develop new skills to adapt to the ever...

Spa Therapist

Escape to the serene beauty of the Isle of Islay and join our luxury hotel client as their brand-new Spa Therapist. This is an excellent opportunity for a skilled individual to embrace an island li...

Office Administrator

Are you an experienced Office Administrator looking to thrive in a picturesque farm estate environment near Stirling? We are seeking a dedicated individual with strong administrative skills to join...

Operations Administrator

Are you ready to play a key role in Glasgow's bustling retail scene? We're looking for an Operations Administrator to join our shopping centre client on a permanent basis. This is an excellent oppo...

Bar Supervisor

Are you ready to take your hospitality career to the next level? We are hiring an experienced Bar Supervisor to join our client’s prestigious hotel team in the picturesque Scottish Borders. If you ...

Head Waiter or Waitress

If you have a passion for delivering world-class hospitality, exquisite customer service skills, and experience in luxury settings, we want to hear from you. We're looking for a talented Head Waite...

Legal Secretary

Are you an accomplished Legal Secretary seeking a new opportunity? We are collaborating with a prestigious law firm in Glasgow, actively seeking a skilled professional to join their team. This role...

Property Administrator

Are you an experienced administrator with a passion for property? We are on the lookout for a dedicated Property Administrator to join our recognised client in Falkirk. This part-time role offers a...

Property Accounts Assistant - Full-time or Part-time

Are you ready to take the next step in your finance career in the bustling world of property? We're looking for a detail-oriented Property Accounts Assistant to join our thriving client in Falkirk....

Food Production Operative

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced Food Production Operative to join our client food production business in Inchinnan. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with previous p...

Administrator

Are you ready to be part of an exciting international business right here in Paisley? We're hiring a skilled Administrator to join our market-leading client. This role is your gateway to a world of...

PVG Chef

Are you passionate about culinary excellence and providing delicious meals to residents in a caring environment? We are seeking dedicated chefs to join our clients across multiple care home venues ...

PVG Kitchen Assistant

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to make a significant impact in the lives of residents while also furthering your career in the care home and hospitality sectors. We are lookin...

Retirement Home Supervisor

Come be a part of our esteemed client's retirement community in Edinburgh! We are actively searching for a committed and skilled Retirement Home Supervisor to enhance the outstanding care and servi...

Textile and Fabric Operative

We're on the lookout for an ambitious Textile and Fabric Operative to become an integral part of our client's textile factory in Darvel, Ayrshire. If you're passionate about fabrics and ready to br...

Solicitor

If you are looking for an opportunity to make your mark within a reputable law firm while maintaining work-life balance, we would love to hear from you as we seek a Solicitor for our Law Firm clien...

Production Chef

Stafffinders is delighted to be partnering with a well-established butcher shop, in Inverclyde, which is looking to bring on board a talented and experienced Production Chef to their team.   What y...

Venue Manager

Do you have a passion for hospitality and a keen eye on current trends. We are looking for a Venue Manager to join our client at their stylish restaurant in Renfrewshire.   What you will get in you...

Sous Chef

We currently have an opening for an experienced Sous Chef to join a stylish restaurant located in the heart of South Ayrshire. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated professional looking t...

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer

We are working with a leading wholesaler in Airdrie, currently seeking a qualified and experienced Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer to join their team.   What you will get in your new role Salary...

Chef de Partie

If you are passionate about food and want to progress in a luxury setting, this could be the role for you! We are eagerly seeking a talented Chef de Partie for our Country House Hotel client near E...

Fashion Retail Manager

Are you a talented and driven individual, ready to take the next step in your career? We are currently seeking a Fashion Retail Manager to join our highly successful Paisley-based client, where you...

CNC Miller

Are you an experienced CNC Miller looking for an exciting opportunity in the manufacturing industry? Join our client at a leading manufacturer based in Prestwick!   What you will get in your new ro...

PVG Chef

Are you a dedicated and experienced Chef with a valid PVG certificate, looking to make a positive impact in a care home setting? Join our client at a well-established care home in Dunfermline.   Yo...

Maintenance Engineer

Are you a skilled Maintenance Engineer seeking an exciting opportunity in the manufacturing industry? Join our innovative client at a leading manufacturing company located in North Ayrshire!   What...

Chef de Partie

If you have a passion for culinary excellence, thrive in a fast-paced kitchen environment and are eager to learn from some of the best chefs in the industry, this is the role for you. We are workin...

Food and Beverage Manager

Are you ready to lead and elevate the dining experience at a trendy bar and restaurant venue in the heart of Glasgow? We are currently seeking an experienced Food and Beverage Manager to join our c...

Live-in Chef de Partie

Are you a culinary expert who loves to produce outstanding and delicious dishes? Stafffinders are thrilled to bring a brand-new opportunity to the market for a Chef de Partie to join our fantastic ...

Sales Account Manager

Join a prominent IT solutions provider located in Glasgow, currently in search of an experienced and driven Sales Account Manager. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of IT hardwa...

Pastry Chef de Partie

We are looking for a passionate and committed Pastry Chef de Partie to join our client in Fife. This position offers an outstanding chance for career advancement in a prestigious, award-winning pro...

Junior Sous Chef

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Junior Sous Chef to join our Client in Fife. This role provides an excellent opportunity for career development in a high-end, professional award-winning e...

Chefs of All Levels

If you're a talented culinary professional who enjoys showcasing creativity and values the freedom to customise your work schedule, you've found the perfect opportunity. Stafffinders is actively se...

Sous Chef

If you are looking for an exciting new challenge in your culinary career, we have an opening you won’t want to miss. We are recruiting for a creative Sous Chef to join our award-winning hotel resta...

Restaurant Manager

We are currently seeking an experienced and passionate Restaurant Manager to join our client at a luxury hotel near Glasgow. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has a proven track reco...

Restaurant Manager

If you are a passionate hospitality professional looking for a rewarding career in a luxury setting, this is a chance not to be missed as we seek an experienced Restaurant Manager for a luxury hote...

Legal Secretary

If you are an admin professional looking to kick-start your career in a legal environment, then look no further! We are seeking a Legal Secretary to join our reputable legal firm client in Paisley....

Catering Assistant - Dumfries

Seeking a catering role that prioritises work-life balance? Are you a Catering Assistant yearning for schedule autonomy? We're offering diverse Catering Assistant opportunities across Dumfries and ...

General Manager

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate individual looking to take their career to the next level within a prestigious brand. We are seeking a General Manager for a unique, luxury restaur...

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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.

Accord Hospice

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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 ea