We understand employer marketing. We know how challenging it can be. And we come up with plenty of smart and innovative ways to help all kinds of organisations find, keep, motivate and engage their kind of people.

Our team loves helping businesses tell their story of why they’re a great employer. They’re equally excited about finding ways to attract great candidates for specific roles.

If you want to see the full range of what we do, just click the button below to make a request. It’ll only take you a minute.

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Our work

Here’s a quick snapshot of some of our favourite work. There are projects here for all sorts of clients. There are quite a few award winners too. And they’re all here because they worked.

Mencap

Mencap

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Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods

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House of Fraser

House of Fraser

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easyJet

easyJet

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The Co-operative Bank

The Co-operative Bank

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Yodel

Yodel

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Key people

Our experts come from a mix of agency and in-house backgrounds, and they’d all be happy to talk to you. Here's who to contact.

 

Richard Badley

Head of Planning

The man with a whole load of digital plans, data and diagrams. Richard combines these things with a broad sector knowledge to come up with new ideas on a daily basis.

Sarah Sturgess

Agency Director

Sarah’s SMRS through and through, having joined us way back in 1999. She plays a huge role in developing our business and our culture. And she still (somehow) finds the time to work closely with many of our clients.

People First
Experts a
close second

What we are doing

Planning strategies or writing research reports. Coming up with creative or running workshops. Or simply getting out there and mixing. We’re always up to something in the employer sector.

YWare - unraveling youth market data

By SMRS

19th July 2018

With 20 years of expertise in education and employer marketing - it was written in the stars. We united the two, to come at youth marketing in a whole new direction.

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Gender pay gap: The measure of measuring

By Mike Hoffman

16th April 2018

By 6 April, all UK businesses with more than 250 employees were supposed to report to the government about the Gender Pay Gap in their salaries.

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The whitewashing of Diversity?

By Mike Hoffman

6th April 2018

​For those keeping an eye on trends in diversity in employment, the last 20 years has seen an interesting shift.

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Alive and Amplified: Why and how recruiters need to be using social

By Marcus McNeilly

5th April 2018

A common theme I am hearing at the moment when I speak to recruiters is that they get that they need to be using social but aren’t maximising the opportunity.

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Taking part in an award-winning revolution

By Jon Windeatt

4th April 2018

Finding quality candidates is never easy. In the world of construction, it’s nigh on impossible.

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Happy Clients

We're proud of the work we do. But we're prouder of what our clients think of it.

  • “I have this huge sense of pride working for this business. So being able to have a platform to share that pride, is a hugely powerful thing. I’m really grateful to SMRS for helping us do that, so thank you.”

    Eunice Clements-Tweedie, Director of Talent, Kerry Foods

  • "The Resourcing Team at Wilko loves working with SMRS. They know their stuff, they work really hard and we definitely have fun along the way!"

    Claire Ronan, Resourcing Manager, Wilko

  • "Working with SMRS on our employer brand and careers site has been an absolute delight, they have worked with tight timescales and delivered exceptional quality every time."

    Paul Lundbeck, 
Head of People Operations, Swinton Insurance

  • "It's been a really interesting and challenging project. Now we have an authentic and passion-fuelled employer brand ​in place, and we're feeling really enthusiastic about bringing it to life across our business. Already, candidates and colleagues are engaging with our new careers site, and interest in joining our team is at all-time high - proving that when we all work together on a vital project like this, we can make B&Q a good home for everyone."

    Deborah Garrett, Employer Brand & Attraction Manager, B&Q

  • "SMRS are a valued and trusted partner to CRUK, the team work hard to understand our organisation and to deliver creative solutions and ideas."

    Rachel Howard, Lead Resourcing Business Partner , CRUK

Let's talk

If you have something you need help with, or just have a question you want to ask, get in touch. Sarah will get back to you as soon as she can.

where to find us

Manchester


  • Express networks 2
  • 3 george leigh street
  • manchester m4 6bd
  • 0161 200 1444

London


  • 5th Floor
  • 6 - 7 St Cross Street
  • London EC1N 8UA
  • 020 7421 3350

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There's always something going on at SMRS worth hearing about. We'd love to keep you in the loop about things like our take on the latest developments in employer and education marketing, our new products and services, and forthcoming masterclasses. You have our word that we'll take excellent care of your personal details, and certainly won't be selling them to other companies.

Just let us know if you're happy for us to email you, by picking one of these options.