Successful Disaster Recovery Test

Posted on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments


Over nearly two decades, Venn Group has built its reputation as a reliable recruitment partner, filling critical skills gaps with skilled professionals and helping individuals take the next step in their careers. We have achieved this by always acting with integrity, and placing paramount importance on our responsibility to ensure those we partner with receive an exceptional service every time. As we outsource nothing as a company, the entirety of the recruitment process lies with us.

For this reason, on Saturday over 140 consultants from across our offices took time out of their weekends to take part in a company-wide Disaster Recovery test. This entailed a full electrical shutdown of our London head office to simulate the impact any ‘event’ would have on our ability to carry out both our operational consultancy tasks and payroll function.

We are pleased to say this was a resounding success, with consultants able to continue with business as usual tasks and the completion of a contractor payroll despite the scale of the shutdown. This provides peace of mind to anyone who works with Venn Group that even in extraordinary circumstances, we will not fall short of their expectations.

Our CFO, Keith Wilmott had this to say following the event:

“For many years Venn Group has maintained investment in an integrated Disaster Recovery Plan. Although it is almost impossible to predict the nature of a disaster, from the outset the Board requested a resilient and flexible solution which could be activated quickly with minimum disruption to day to day business operations.

Despite the loss of power to Venn Group’s main London head office, over 140 staff were able to operate as normal across all regional offices on the day of the test. I can also confirm Venn Group’s contractor payroll successfully relocated to the Milton Keynes office and was able to run process timesheet and deal with a number of contractor queries.”

This would not have been possible without the unrivalled commitment of our fantastic employees. We would therefore like to say a huge thank you to all who took part in the day; your efforts ensure we continue to provide a consistent and quality service to our clients and candidates.

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