Surgeons Quarter, the commercial arm for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, has introduced a new benefits package as part of its ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ recruitment campaign, which includes a holiday package worth £2,000.
Surgeons Quarter will contribute this amount towards an employee’s holiday costs, with no limitations on how or where it is used. Employees can book through the organisation’s own concierge system, which will provide them with flights and hotel bookings, and can make up additional costs beyond £2,000 themselves.
Full-time chefs and hospitality team members will be provided with the holiday package after completing 12 months’ service, as well as a further £1,000 in cash bonuses. Surgeons Quarter has also introduced a £500 signing on bonus, along with a £500 end of probation reward.
The business, which set a target of increasing staff numbers by 70% at the start of the year and now employs more than 150 people, has offered existing staff comparable benefits.
In addition to the recruitment scheme, Surgeons Quarter offers an enhanced employer contribution pension plan at 7.5%, provides access to employee assistance programme (EAP), and gives employees complimentary use of its onsite SQ Gym. It also provides access to discounted staff rates in hotels within the UK and globally, with a 30% staff discount offered on food and drink in all SQ outlets.
Scott Mitchell, managing director of Surgeons Quarter, said: “Our Work Hard Play Hard scheme offers extraordinary bonuses that we hope prospective recruits will jump at the chance of. It is so exciting, now that we are back up and thriving, to be able to provide our recruits with this fantastic and rare opportunity.
“It was really important that we were not only providing our newest recruits with financial bonuses, but that our loyal and current staff members were also reaping the well-deserved rewards. As we enter this busy year and experience the events sector spring back to life, we know that all of our employees will be working hard and we want them to know that this will be rightly recognised.”