Occupational health and wellbeing specialist PAM Group has launched a recruitment drive for 100 new staff to meet increasing demand for its services and to facilitate further growth as part of an ambitious expansion strategy.
The roles are being created across the group’s operations, including clinicians, managers, client services and sales.
Founder and chief executive James Murphy said PAM is bolstering its workforce as it gears up for a £10m increase in revenues this year following an influx of new business and growing demand from existing clients.
Warrington-headquartered PAM, which currently employs 700 people nationwide, posted revenues of £45m for 2022 and is on track to reach £55m this year. PAM is looking to grow turnover to £80m over the next few years through continued organic expansion and acquisitions.
Alongside the new roles, James also announced a raft of new employee benefits and rewards as part of PAM’s recruitment and retention strategy.
The improved package includes:
· A new group income protection scheme, funded by the company, under which staff on sick leave will receive 60 per cent of their annual salary for up to two years after 13 weeks’ absence on full pay;
· Staff with seven years’ service at PAM will receive a gift of £250 every year during the month of their birthday;
· An option to buy or sell up to five days’ holiday entitlement each year – up from two days – for staff who are full-time equivalent;
· Those previously on the National Living Wage will be paid the higher Real Living Wage. All others will receive a 4.25 per cent pay rise.
PAM is also introducing a benefits and rewards programme in conjunction with Perkbox, is handing out more individual bonus payments recognising great service to clients and other ways in which staff go above and beyond the call of duty, and is rolling out to all staff and their families the Raiys wellbeing and lifestyle improvement app.
The group is a major provider of occupational health, employee assistance programme, health screening and wellbeing services across the UK. It offers a range of integrated services to public and private sector clients, supporting more than a million employees at over 1,000 businesses and organisations.
PAM’s services include absence management, physiotherapy, employee assistance programmes, psychological support, corporate health assessments and neurodiversity assessments, mobile health screening and drug and alcohol screening. The group operates a network of 25 clinics across the UK. It also has a retail arm which supplies fitness, exercise and rehabilitation equipment to consumers, sports clubs and sports and physiotherapy professionals.
The group is backed by private equity firm LDC to support its growth and the launch of new products and services.
PAM’s growth comes as businesses and organisations place more emphasis on the wellbeing of their employees, particularly in the wake of the pandemic and because of a pressing need to retain staff, especially in sectors which are experiencing a shortage of workers.
James said: “There is more focus by UK employers on workplace wellbeing support and occupational health, and this has resulted in an influx of new business for PAM Group. This means our team is set to grow substantially during 2023, to cater for this increase in demand for our services.
“Alongside this, we are mindful that colleagues across the group are being impacted by rising inflation and energy costs. It is therefore the right time to be making a significant investment to improve the salaries, benefits and rewards for our staff.
“Our team is pivotal to the ongoing success of the business, and we want to encourage and reward people for their efforts in ensuring we continue to deliver great service to our clients. The enhanced package will also be important in helping us to attract the right people as we expand our team significantly over the coming months.”
He added: “While the new package of measures will add well over £1m to our overheads, we don’t see it as a cost – it’s an investment in our people, and will enable the business to grow further.”