Relative applicants highlight pride in jobs

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There are host of measures of employee satisfaction - but recommending a family member for a job at your company shows conviction.

Independent Forgings and Alloys recently advertised for a hammer driver and received 120 applications. It is also looking for another forge operative who will be put through an apprenticeship.

HR manager Katy Edmonds said: “One of the things that makes me sure people are proud to work here is the number of job applications we get from relatives of employees.”

The firm employs 137 people and turns over £20m a year. Customers include Rolls Royce.