In 2002 Star was Tim Webster and Lucy O’Neill recruiting for direct to headcount pharma vacancies from Tim’s living room in High Wycombe. Today, Star is a full service outsourcing and resourcing company that delivers great people, insight and commercial outcomes for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies in the UK and Ireland from offices in Bath, Maidenhead, Manchester and Dublin.
In 2015 Star was acquired by Uniphar Group plc (‘Uniphar’), a leading pre-wholesaler, wholesaler and provider of services in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in the Republic of Ireland; Uniphar has a diverse customer base and an annual turnover in excess of € 1bn. Leveraging the strengths of both companies allows Star to offer a broader portfolio of services to more clients, and a larger variety of opportunities to candidates, while retaining what’s best about Star – great people and candidate experience.
“You are mindful that Star’s success depends on attracting people of the right calibre”*
Star is 2016’s most preferred recruitment agency and joint first CSO, as ranked by the pharma industry in Pf’s Company Perception, Motivation and Satisfaction survey, which benchmarks the pharma industry’s thoughts on remuneration, motivation, satisfaction and recruitment. Star’s also a Gold Standard Investors in People organisation, a big achievement as only 7% of all IIP organisations achieve this standard.
Star’s Investors in People assessor’s report noted that Star has all the characteristics of a high performance team. Star’s people value the company’s reputation and commitment to do the right thing; levels of trust and motivation are high and challenge is welcomed. The report commended Star’s succinct business strategy and goals, and the influence of the company’s deeply embedded vision and values on culture and behaviour.
“As recruitment experts you are expected to have an effective process for recruiting your own team, and you do not disappoint.”*
Star’s focus on its team and dedication to high standards attracts and retains the very best consultants, who leverage wide, trusted client relationships to gain access to the industry’s hottest opportunities. At Star we focus on work-life balance, remain mindful of the personal behaviours that influence our success at work, and use our life goals as drivers for our career goals. Our team takes the same approach with candidates; they’ll work hard to get to know you, then find you an opportunity that helps you achieve your professional and personal goals.
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*excerpt from Star’s Investors in People assessor’s report