If you think that Recruitment is sat at a desk all day then think again. We love getting out and about attending events, meeting people and of course, celebrating our successes!
Read below to find out what we've been up to recently:
Yolk Folk News
One of the great things about working for Yolk is our state-of-the art office space that we designed to feel like a home from home.
From the comfy sofas to the pool table, we’ve invested serious time and thought into creating a space that our team loves spending time in.
And don’t just take our word for it! Our head office recently featured in an article by Smallbusiness.co.uk about how well-designed workplaces can boost employee retention.
For our Christmas Target Club, the Yolk Target hitters were treated to a day out in London with a slap up meal at the amazing Blacklock following by very 'Cool' cocktails at IceBar.. A great way to end what has been a very successful year. Bring on 2018.!
Ready Steady cook!
Autumn target club saw our target hitters getting competitive in the kitchen with a chef's cookery school challenge at Llanerch Vineyard and very tasty it looked too.
Our yearly summer AGM has become legendary as a day to shout about the success of the first half of the year and announce new plans for the upcoming months. This year was no exception, we celebrated a record start to 2017 with a pirate themed day with boat team building and walking the plank followed by an afternoon out in Cardiff Bay (luckily no-one ended up in the dock!).
Feeling Fancy at ladies day
For our summer target club, our Yolk Folk were treated to a day out at Ascot. They all enjoyed getting all glammed up for ladies day and even came home with some winnings!
Big hitters in the big smoke
To kick off 2017 the Yolk Target hitters from the end of last year were treated to a day out in London with champagne while enjoying the view from the top of the Shard, a slap up meal and cocktails at a secret underground club. A great way to kick off another successful year we hope!
CELEBRATING ANOTHER YEAR AT FAST GROWTH 50
The Yolk Folk had a great night celebrating the successes of the year at Fast Growth 50 Awards at Holland House Hotel, Cardiff.
We were already chuffed to be part of 2016's Fast Growth 50 list for the fourth consecutive year, so you can imagine our excitement when the team also took home Wales' Fastest Growing Recruitment Agency 2016 on the night!
A PAMPERING TREAT FOR TARGET CLUB
Yolk's target hitters were treated to pampering treat in October - a luxurious spa day at Celtic Manor Resort complete with massages prosecco and lunch. Well deserved ladies!
YOLK EXECUTIVE CLUB HITS LONDON
Yolk's top hitters were treated to a 5 star trip to the big smoke in August for all their hard work. After sampling the delights of Borough Market they enjoyed a slap up meal in STK followed by a night at the stylish ME Hotel.
yolk team spirit at our 2016 agm
As Team Spirit is at the heart of all we do at Yolk, we decided to make it the theme for our 2016 Annual General Meeting. After a chance to put ideas forward to the business during our innovation session , the team enjoyed a day of Team Spirit fun including games, american style buffet and bowling.
YOLK LEGENDS TAKE ON THREE PEAKS
Yolk Folk David, Kevin, Nici, Phil and Tom wanted to challenge themselves whilst raising money for a good cause so decided to take on the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Ty Hafan on 18th June 2016.
Now in its 18th year, Welsh Three Peaks is a renowned climb and the team joined travellers from all of the world by taking on the challenge, walking a distance of 20.35 miles, making a total ascent of 9,397ft (2,864m)!
Their mission included climbing Snowdon, Cadair Idris and Pen-y-Fan, the three highest mountains in North, Mid and South Wales, within a 15 hour time period.
A massive well done to these Yolk legends who took on a huge personal challenge whilst raising an amazing £1,202 for a fantastic cause.
WELCOME TO THE SHELL
We’re super excited to introduce our new Cardiff HQ which has been lovingly designed with a focus on staff well-being.
Arcade games, herbal tea stations, a pool table, even Mindfulness sessions with a Tibetan monk, – it’s all happening at The Shell. See more pics here.
TALENT ACADEMY STARS
Our Talent Academy superstars are off to a flying start. New recruit Stacey Williams is crowned as our first Talent Academy Performer of the Week.
fast grow 50 - sustainable growth award 2015
NEW MEMBERS TO 'THE EXECUTIVE CLUB'
Not only was October a record breaking month for us here at Yolk we also welcomed not one but two members of staff into our 'Executive Club' - well done Mo & Kate! They will be joining the Directors and the other members of the Executive Club on a European City break.
Record breaking month - october 2015
We certainly celebrated in style! The morning started in the office with breakfast, massages and a champagne lunch, followed by fun & games before heading out to the local watering hole.
cilex - a splash of afternoon tea
It's not all about Recruitment for our Legal Recruiter, Sarah Castle. As a committee member of CILEx Sarah was duty bound to join fellow members for a spot of Afternoon Tea at the St Davids Hotel. Joined with Lynne Squires, Fran Edwards, Jennifer Robinson, Alexis Thomas & Sally Fitzherbert.
Star of the year winner
Every week a 'Star' at Yolk is nominated for their hard work, enthisuasim and dedication to their job. At the end of the 12 month period, all the winners are put into a draw and selected at random to win a European trip abroad. This year, our fabulous Business Support Recruiter Emma Harries won and enjoyed an all expenses paid trip to Barcelona! Congratulations Emma!
We don't just attend other people's events, our IT team noticed there wasn't really a place where South Wales based Techies could meet up so we organised our own. Now a well established event on the Calendar in both Cardiff & Swansea our quarterly TechTalks feature expert speakers on a range of tech subjects, drinks and informal networking. If you're interested in attending you can see when our next Cardiff & Swansea Tech Talks are:
Getting Out & About:
It's not just all sat at a desk, we often attend, sponsor and present awards at ceremonies such as CANMOL and Cardiff & District Law Societ Ball.
Here is Nici, our Client Relationship Director presenting the Peter's Pies with their CANMOL 2014 Award.
Here is our Legal Specialist Sarah looking super glamourous at the Cardiff & District Law Society Ball.
We're always out and about getting involved in the local business scene. Across Cardiff & Bristol we attend and sponsor a number of events and meetups including FiftyOne3, DesignStuff Cardiff, Ignite, Hackathons. If you love meeting new people in a relaxed environment then Yolk might be the place for you.
Every quarter anyone who has hit their target gets a day of fun & games out the office.
Whether it's White Water Rafting, Paintballing or just chilling at a Spa we always have a great time usually followed by a slap up meal and a few drinks.
For our Autumn target club the team had a day out the office Quad Biking & Clay Pigeon shooting followed by a slap up pub lunch: