#NationalShareAStoryMonth: The Fat Man of Maldon

News | Posted 09.05.19

#NationalShareAStoryMonth was set up to celebrate storytelling and to encourage people to share more stories – with that in mind – we thought we’d dive into the history of some of the 40+ locations we have branches in to see what stories we could unearth! So then, seen as our Maldon branch is currently the…

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#NationalStressAwarenessMonth: Ways Employers Can Reduce Stress

Working Advice | Posted 09.04.19

5 Ways to Help Reduce Stress as an Employer. Lead by Example. As a manager or a person supervising other members of staff in a workplace, it’s important to not let any negativity, anger or stress that you may be feeling rub off on your employees. Practice what you preach and ensure you give yourself…

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#NationalStressAwarenessMonth: Self Help for Stress

Working Advice | Posted 04.04.19

As stated in last weeks article for #NationalStressAwarenessMonth – the first step in order to better deal with stress is to identify its cause. As Professor & Occupational Health Expert at the University of Lancaster, Cary Cooper stated: “In life, there’s always a solution to a problem,” “Not taking control of the situation and doing…

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#NationalStressAwarenessMonth: Recognising Stress

Uncategorized | Posted 28.03.19

April marks the start of #NationalStressAwarenessMonth, a month dedicated to increasing public awareness about stress, highlighting the causes of stress, the negative effects on the mind and body & how to relieve stress once and for all. At some point in life, most people will experience stress themselves – but a constant feeling of stress…

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The Value of Tourism in England

News | Posted 25.03.19

The English tourism sector employs over 2 million people, generates £106 billion a year and supports thousands of businesses in this country. So is there any wonder that this #EnglishTourismWeek we’re highlighting the importance of the industry. I mean, just check out some of these figures from Visit Britain here: Visit England Tourism In England Infographic…

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Cordant People Recruitment partner with Centrepoint charity to provide support to young homeless people

News | Posted 18.03.19

Cordant People Recruitment partner with Centrepoint charity to provide support to young homeless people Cordant People are extremely excited to announce the start of our partnership with the youth homelessness charity Centrepoint. Centrepoint are a leading UK charity who provide accommodation, health support, life skills and opportunities to get young homeless people back into education,…

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Spring Clean Your CV

CV Writing | Posted 15.03.19

The springtime; a time famed for cleaning and flowers, but why just stop at cleaning out your cupboards? Ever considered spring cleaning your CV too? Here’re our top tips in order to do just that: 1. Brush Away the Dust Just how long exactly has it been since you updated your CV? This can seem…

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The Importance of Staying Hydrated at Work

Working Advice | Posted 13.03.19

Considering we now spend on average about 13 years at work throughout our lifetimes, It’s becoming increasingly important, now more than ever, to keep hydration levels high so you can be sure you’re always running at 100% while in the workplace. That’s why this Nutrition & Hydration Week we thought we’d do our bit by…

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#BalanceForBetter: International Women’s Day

News | Uncategorized | Posted 06.03.19

Happy International Women’s Day! This International Women’s Day at Cordant People we believe a balanced world is a better world. That’s why today we’re showing our support for a more gender-balanced world by celebrating women’s achievement, raising awareness against bias and taking action for equality. Let’s build a gender-balanced world. “As the mother of two…

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#NCW2019: National Careers Week

News | Posted 04.03.19

“NCW is run as a not-for-profit company to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance”. Happy National Careers Week! National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources…

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Why are more and more companies asking applicants to start before Christmas?

News | Posted 30.10.18

There is a natural tendency at this time of year for companies to delay starting their new employees until after Christmas. The reasoning given for this is usually so they don’t have to pay them for dead time over the festive period or so that someone can have a “clean start” in the New Year.…

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#WorldQualityDay 2018

News | Posted 26.10.18

Today at Cordant People we are supporting #WorldQualityDay 2018, we decided to look back on our quality achievements and how the changes in our processes have improved and continue to improve our service to our stakeholders. Our goal in the Quality Department is to ensure the business runs efficiently, compliantly – meeting all legislative requirements,…

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What makes Willy Wonka a great manager?

News | Posted 03.09.18

We all grew up on his fantastic tales about talking foxes, giant peaches, and marvellous medicine but what about his most famous entrepreneur? Willy Wonka is probably the best-known factory owner in the world, and the most mysterious. But when Roald let us into the Chocolate Factory in 1964, we got a look at what…

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Tattooed? You could be at jobseeking advantage

Interview | Job Hunting | Posted 14.08.18

New research suggests that tattoos could actually be advantageous in a candidates quest for a new job, despite popular belief they greatly hinder a person’s chances of landing a role. According to a recent study conducted by the University of Miami Business School, as well as the University of Western Australia – jobseekers with tattoos…

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Are ‘Texting’ Interviews becoming a thing?

Interview | Posted 30.07.18

How would you feel if you had the opportunity to conduct your next job interview over text message? Sounds kind of interesting, right? Well, 73% of Brits and Americans agreed that they prefer texting to picking up the phone itself and engaging in a phone call, according to a recent study conducted by LivePerson. Bearing…

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Cordant makes 2018 Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 list

News | Posted 13.07.18

In a list, compiled by Fast Track and published by The Sunday Times, Cordant Group has ranked amongst Britain’s top 100 private companies with the biggest sales. Across the whole of the UK, £205 billion of combined sales can be attributed to these top 100 businesses. Cordant Group listed 73rd on the list. CEO of Cordant Group,…

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5 tips to boost your LinkedIn recruiting

Job Hunting | Posted 18.06.18

Every recruiter knows the power of LinkedIn – the professional networking site where the skills and expertise of thousands of potential candidates are right in front of you, just waiting to be snapped up. A recent study from CV-Library showed that most recruiters are using LinkedIn to find talent, with 6 in 10 stating they…

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The Ultimate Motivational Playlist

News | Posted 18.06.18

We’ve compiled the ultimate motivational playlist of our team’s favourite tracks to get you pumped for whatever it is you’ve got to do today! #WorldMusicDay https://open.spotify.com/user/cordantpeople/playlist/0TQCbrZKVmkp180MRr25Kl?si=_6HW9r44SRKtJLyJZ2IfaQ Once In A Lifetime – Talking Heads chosen by Alex in Digital Marketing. Ooh Aah – Gina G chosen by Emma in Stirling. Paradise – George Ezra chosen by Felix in…

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The benefits of cycling to work

Working Advice | Posted 16.05.18

With this week being national #BikeWeek we thought we’d explore some of the benefits that cycling to work can bring you and the world around you! So without further ado, here’re 8 reasons why you should consider getting back in the saddle and cycling to work. It’s fun! By cycling to work, you allow yourself…

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Candidate turns to stone to land dream job

News | Posted 14.05.18

We’ve previously reported on the number of creative ways in which hopeful jobseekers have tried to stand out from the job hunting crowd but one 23-year old graduate, Jade Delaney, might have just taken the cake. As Bristol Live reports, Delaney was struggling to get her foot on the career ladder and was having trouble…

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Microchipping Workers: Is this the future?

News | Posted 08.05.18

Three Square Market, a Wisconsin based tech company, has recently become one of the first businesses on the globe to microchip their staff. “Why?” I hear you ask? Well, it’s not so they can control their employees through mind control or even give them superhuman strength, it’s for a much more practical reason – so…

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Is this the end of job hunting?

Job Hunting | Posted 02.05.18

Tech experts are suggesting that more automation will be used in the future of job-searching and hiring. Not a big fan of long application forms as a jobseeker? Find interviewing potential candidates a laborious process as a hiring manager? Well, you may just be in luck as the future of job searching and hiring seems…

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#MicroDay: Cordant People Volunteer Stories

News | Posted 13.04.18

Happy #MicroDay! A day dedicated to celebrating the power and potential of volunteerism. #MicroDay is also an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to their communities – no matter the size! We’ve taken this opportunity to take a look at some of the…

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Cordant People & Caring Hands in the Vale

News | Posted 05.04.18

Our wonderful team in Evesham have been working closely with the charity Caring Hands in the Vale in recent years, so we decided to talk with Community Worker Diane Bennett about the charities relationship with our Evesham team – as well as why its important for businesses to get involved with local charities wherever possible.…

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10 tips for creating a harmonious working environment

Working Advice | Posted 05.04.18

One of the most effective ways of working towards creating a harmonious working environment is to adopt the behaviour and attitudes you’d want to see in your ideal boss and perfect colleagues. This theory is based on the simple premise that, if we show respect, kindness and encouragement to others, we will, in turn, receive…

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Man ditches cover letter, records music video instead – but does he land the job?

Job Hunting | Posted 20.03.18

It’s common knowledge that when applying for a job, and particularly when you’re writing a cover letter, your goal is to stand out from the crowd. No one understands this better than Texan copywriter Chase Zreet, who recently put this notion to the test when he ditched the standard accompanying cover letter and instead sent…

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#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek: Our Apprentices

Job Hunting | Posted 07.03.18

Seen as its #NationalApprenticeshipsWeek we decided to ask two of our current apprentices, Laura and Alicja, how they think their apprenticeships are helping them develop their careers. First up, Laura. Introduce yourself and tell me what it is that you do? My name is Laura Girling. I am the Business Admin Apprentice at Maldon Cordant…

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#NationalApprenticeshipsWeek: Georgia’s Experience

Job Hunting | Posted 05.03.18

In 2013 Georgia started with us as an Apprentice Administrator, 5 years and 3 promotions later, now she’s a Client Service Manager. Being it #NationalApprenticeshipsWeek we decided to ask Georgia how she thinks her apprenticeship helped to get her to where she is today. Introduce yourself and tell me what it is that you do?…

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How much more productive would you be if you quit smoking?

News | Posted 05.03.18

Happy ‘World No Tobacco Day’! Did you know, according to research conducted by GfK NOP, 1 in 10 smokers quit on World No Tobacco Day? If you’re still looking for that reason to quit, we think we might have a few for you. I bet it never crossed your mind that there could be a…

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Cordant People Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

News | Posted 23.02.18

Cordant People are extremely pleased to announce that we have achieved the latest ISO 9001 certification, ISO 9001:2015, the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. “We are delighted to have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification having always placed quality at the heart of our business” says Kelly Kendall Managing Director for Cordant…

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How to explain a gap in your CV

Job Hunting | Posted 13.02.18

One of the big unfairnesses in job hunting is being rejected for a role because you don’t have consistent employment on your CV. We’re here to help you avoid that. If you have a gap on your CV, there’s more than likely a reasonable explanation for it. Getting that explanation across to potential employers is…

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What do employers look for in a CV?

Job Hunting | Posted 13.02.18

Think of your CV as a sales brochure that’s sole purpose is to get you in front of the interview panel, everything else comes later. You might possess excellent qualifications and the most relevant experience, but it’s your CV that’s most important to an employer. Every employer wants to get a good return on their investment in…

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Finding the right job

Job Hunting | Posted 12.02.18

How often do we look at enterprising people like Richard Branson or Bill Gates and assume that they were immediately successful and wealthy? There’s no doubt that their achievements took a massive amount of effort. However, career success is the entitlement of everyone so you should absolutely put in time and effort to study your…

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How to close an interview

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

If you really want the job, or if you need to secure that second interview – closing your first interview correctly is crucial. Think of the role of the interviewer, they are a liaison officer who aids an organisation in finding qualified applicants and selecting the wrong person will ultimately reflect upon their poor judgement.…

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Interview preparation – part 2

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

Earlier this week we gave you the first part of our definitive guide to interview preparation. Here’s part two – prepare to be prepared. Appearance counts. Your appearance is the first thing people notice about you and will leave a lasting impression so getting it right is really important. You need to feel comfortable as…

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Interview preparation – part 1

Interview | Posted 12.02.18

An interview can be one of the most important events in your life. After all, the hour you spend with the interviewer may determine your entire future. We know that for some people, interviews will be a really exciting opportunity but for many others it can be an extremely daunting and stressful experience. It may…

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