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Morson Group has once again been named on the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) Staffing 100 Europe list. Selection for the list recognises our contribution to the recruitment industry and marks us out as innovators in this space.
SIA is a global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Now in its ninth year, the annual SIA Staffing 100 Europe list recognises the most influential staffing leaders from across Europe, and their contribution to furthering the workforce solutions ecosystem.
Morson’s CEO, Ged Mason, and COO, Adrian Adair, are both named on the list. Morson’s leadership team and staff of more than 1000 recruitment professionals are building on a 50+ year legacy in more than 60 locations worldwide. Morson Group continues to deliver an industry-leading service across eight brands
Ged Mason comments:
“2022 is a momentous year for us in so many ways. As a company, one of the ways in which we set ourselves apart is our commitment to driving a synergy between our goal of delivering a sustainable skills pipeline for our clients and our vision for delivering social value and inspiring future generations.
“This year, our funding commitment to support the University of Salford has resulted in the new Maker Space and Morson Engine Room within the university’s new interdisciplinary Science, Engineering & Environment Building. This innovative facility enables students to experiment and collaborate with hands-on access to equipment that they may go on to use in STEM-based workplaces.
“It builds on our achievements in enabling young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their full potential with the Gerry Mason Engineering Scholarship and the Morson Scholarship, which have resulted in 53 students accessing higher education so far.”
This passion for developing initiatives that answer businesses’ future skills requirements while enhancing the career prospects of future generations draws on the experience and vision of Morson’s entire leadership team and is part of the company’s wider ESG strategy. This year has also seen Morson complete the loop for inspiring future generations to study STEM subjects and aim for aspirational careers thanks to a partnership with IntoUniversity, an organisation that provides local centres where young people are inspired to learn and achieve.
“Morson’s sponsorship of the IntoUniversity Salford Central centre will help to capture young hearts and minds early, encouraging them to believe in their own potential, which will shape both their future and the UK’s skills landscape.”Ged Mason
The SIA Staffing 100 Europe list recognises how hard Morson’s senior team are working to tackle current workplace challenges. COO Adrian Adair said
“Covid had a massive impact on our business, our industry and our clients and, thanks to the family values embedded in the business, we worked together to support colleagues, peers, clients and candidates through those difficult times. We were able to work strategically with clients, advising them as they overcame the skilling and operational challenges they faced.
“Post Covid, as the recruitment environment shifts again, our approach is not just filling roles, but understanding the needs of each client and supporting them with their people strategy, whether that’s delivering improved diversity and inclusion, accessing hard to reach skills, or attracting transferable skills into their sector.
“Recent upheavals, such as the announcement that IR35 reforms would be repealed, followed by a U-turn to keep them in place, indicate how important it is that we remain agile and respond to our clients’ needs in real time. I believe our success in achieving that goal is one of the key reasons why Morson has consistently made it onto the SIA staffing 100 list.”Adrian Adair