Are there any companies in Building Control that haven't lost any staff? Yep. I am working for them to find surveyors for their residential team. And they haven't had anyone leave since well before the pandemic. Not many can say that, can they? Why haven't they lost anyone to a competitor? Loads of different reasons... I reckon a big factor is that they have added in better benefits that the staff actually wanted rather than crappy stuff that people don't care about. Like when they don't give you a pay rise but they do buy a pepperoni pizza. They gave bonuses based on how well they were doing. They started it at the end of 2020 and done it every 6 months since. So its not a new thing that they treat people well, its continuously improving. Also, they listen to what you want. You would deal with the Directors in person, so you aren't just a number or a name on a spreadsheet, they know you personally. They have a good approach to work/life balance, they have a local office you can work from or you can mix it up to how it suits you even working from home full time, if you wanted. Their family friendly policies mean that they support you going to school runs when you need to and give you the flexibility to work around your life. Project load - they have a reasonable amount of projects that you would work on, not 300 that you cannot manage. They recruit when the workload gets too much. They also don't hang about an risk the mental well-being of their staff by asking them to "pitch in" without giving anything back. They are looking for some one to join their team now. There isn't ridiculous city centre travel to contend with either. Isn't it better to be working in a nice environment with a realistic workload with a decent salary and benefit package? Makes going back to work after the summer a lot better, doesn't it?