A Family Run Business With Family Values

Family has long been the backbone of our culture, so when it comes to starting a business it’s only natural that many choose to do so with their family members. Established in 1971, Stafffinders has made its mark on the recruitment scene and now boasts two offices in the heart of Paisley and Edinburgh. Forty-nine years after its establishment, Stafffinders remains a family-owned recruitment firm, with our current Managing Director Jane Wylie-Roberts succeeding her father in 2006. Our family roots are a core part of our identity, and most importantly part of our values. We pride ourselves on our personal approach and want both clients and candidates to know they are in safe and friendly hands. Covering over thirty divisions, it could be easy to get overwhelmed, but not at Stafffinders. Our expert consultants have a strong background in the industry for which they recruit for, meaning they have invaluable knowledge, experience, and sensitivity. Most importantly, they know exactly what you’re looking for and are committed to providing the best possible service.

Starting and leading a family business welcomes many advantages. It's great to be surrounded by those closest to you when taking on an exciting – and often risky – new venture such as starting your own business. Making a business family-based can often guarantee a higher level of commitment than hiring out-with the family. There is often a sense of strong solidarity and trust – being so closely tied means that family businesses are likely to stick together, particularly through difficult times. Carrying the business through to new generations not only keeps the family ties alive, it can also keep the business in line with the times with new ideas from the younger members of the family.

At Stafffinders, we have committed ourselves to embrace the positives in order to overturn the negatives surrounding the risks posed to family businesses, making us one of Scotland longest standing recruitment agencies. Successfully steering the business through the succession process, Jane’s direction has allowed the business to further evolve and keep up with the times. We are incredibly focused on keeping up to date with the latest technology in recruitment and aim to use our online hub as a method of taking our timesheet system completely paperless in the very near future.

The hard work that goes into maintaining a successful family business is substantial, but it certainly pays off. This makes the work of organisations such as Family Business United incredibly important, in acknowledging and rewarding the passion behind family businesses, and bringing the innovative community together.