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Employment Rates Rising

Contact Centre | Job Hunting | News | Posted 15.08.19

The latest reports from the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people out of work fell again, by 33,000 to just 1.33 million. The unemployment rate is now reported at just 3.9%, with a record number of 76.1% of people in work. It’s also been reported that average weekly wage growth hit…

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Benefits of Being Left-Handed

Contact Centre | News | Posted 13.08.19

Love A Lefty! Today marks international Left Handed Day. So in honour of all our left-handed loved ones, we thought we’d showcase the benefits of being a little bit different! In a world seemingly dominated by rowdy right-handed renegades, it’s about time we showed some love to the left. 1. Better Memories Keep forgetting to…

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Why Having Friends at Work is so Important

Contact Centre | News | Working Advice | Posted 30.07.19

Having Friends is Good for your Soul  More than a third of our life is spent at work, so it’s important to be happy and healthy in your working environment.  Having friends, especially someone you consider a best friend at work is proven to not only be a benefit to your mental health, but also…

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#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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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

Contact Centre | 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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#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

#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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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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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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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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#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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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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15 interviews – no human interaction?

News | Posted 07.02.18

After applying for 55 jobs 21-year-old graduate, Peter Lane, secured himself around 15 interviews – yet – never met any of his potential employers. Lane told the BBC: “They were all video-based screening interviews – I didn’t even meet my potential employers, there was no way to tell if I’d impressed them with my answers…

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Could businesses attitudes to tattoos be out of date?

News | Posted 04.02.18

Ever worried that visible tattoos could keep you out of the jobs you’ve always wanted? Well, the times could be a-changing. The conciliation service Acas has called negative views on visible tattoos outdated and said that employers could be missing out on top candidates because so many young people have tattoos. They’ve even called for…

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Can you solve these World Maths Day problems?

News | Posted 04.02.18

Today is World Maths Day – a day where we remind ourselves that there are two types of people in the world, those who love numbers and those who wish maths wasn’t a thing. Find out which one you are by doing our quiz. Tell your friends how you did!

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Should the UK have more Bank Holidays?

News | Posted 02.02.18

Bank Holidays, who doesn’t love them? A day that the banks officially close their doors and, thanks to MP Sir John Lubbock way back in 1871, your office does too. The theory of the bank holiday was simple, if the bankers weren’t doing any business, then why should everyone else? This was coupled with the…

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The ultimate Bank Holiday playlist

News | Posted 02.02.18

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend! There’s nothing better than enjoying the extra day off with some brilliant tunes. Here’s our pick of the best ones to enjoy your day off.

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Robots will “take 800 million jobs by 2030”

News | Posted 31.01.18

According to recent reports, workers, particularly in the Midlands and North of England, are most at risk of losing their jobs to robots. According to The Centre for Cities estimates, nine areas across the UK could lose over a quarter of jobs to automation and artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030. So, who’s the most at risk?  …

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Genius gap in CV explanation

News | Posted 24.01.18

When sifting through an endless stream of CV’s, as a hiring manager you’re constantly looking out for that special something that makes a candidate stand out from the rest.   Director at Halo Resourcing, Amanda White, says she was doing just that when she noticed a CV, which she says, made her day. Speaking with LinkedIn,…

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Mental health issues at work – what to look out for

News | Working Advice | Posted 23.01.18

Whether you’re overseeing a team of people or working within one, it is extremely important to be able to spot whether or not an employee or fellow colleague may be suffering with their mental health. One of the biggest issues in the workplace today is poor mental health, which last year lead to an average of over…

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British Sandwich Week

News | Posted 23.01.18

It’s British Sandwich Week! That’s right, one whole week of celebration a year, solely devoted to perhaps the greatest and most iconic British culinary invention – the Sandwich. Sarnies, butties, barms and baps, whatever you might know them by there’s no denying that sandwiches are at the very forefront of British culture and that isn’t…

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The benefits of having friends in the office

News | Working Advice | Posted 23.01.18

We spend the majority of our lives at work, an average of about 47 hours a week to be exact. With that being said, and with it being #WorldFriendshipDay, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to hit you with some facts and figures about the importance of turning colleagues into friends. After all, friends are the family…

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Why flexible working is important

News | Posted 22.01.18

Recent reports have suggested that the amount of employees requesting flexible working hours has been on the rise recently. Flexible working, the process of working in a way of better suiting the employee’s needs, isn’t just for parents and carers anymore – all are entitled to it, something that many employees don’t realise. So then, if you’re an…

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The jobs that are saving the world

News | Posted 16.01.18

It’s National Environment Day! What does that mean exactly I hear you ask? Well, It’s a day of awareness – a day to put the environment at the forefront of the global agenda and acknowledge its importance. There is nothing more important than sustaining our planet and making it a better place for current and…

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The perfect book for each stage of your career

News | Posted 16.01.18

Happy World Book Day! And what better way to celebrate than by compiling a list of all the titles that will help you through every significant stage in your career. Big shout out to the wonderful guys over at Business Insider who have done just that. So without further ado let’s check out this list.  Career Moment: When you’ve graduated.…

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Is there a benefit to being left handed?

News | Posted 16.01.18

For all you southpaws out there, let’s commemorate Left Handers Day by listing all of the benefits of left-handedness.  But first, a bit of science. So, why are some people left-handed? Hand preference is influenced by two manifestations of a gene at the same genetic location. The D gene and the C gene. The D gene…

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International Literacy Day: QUIZ

News | Posted 16.01.18

Happy International Literacy Day. It’s International Literacy Day, an annual holiday dedicated to, according to founders UNESCO, highlighting the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. This year, in particular, UNESCO is ‘looking at what kind of literacy skills people need to navigate increasingly digitally-mediated societies, and to explore effective literacy policies and programmes that can…

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6 careers for video game enthusiasts

News | Posted 16.01.18

Happy Video Games Day!  Video Game Artist A fan of doodling? Got sketchbooks full of characters just waiting to be brought to life? Well, every video game needs designers who can create vivid characters and environments from scratch. A keen eye and a steady hand may be required for this job but it could be making you around…

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Footballer aims to help retired athletes into work

News | Posted 16.01.18

Now that’s an assist to be proud of. Exeter City striker, Robbie Simpson has set up a recruitment platform to help ex and current athletes find employment after their career has ended. Simpson, who has worn the colours of Premier League Huddersfield Town as well as Exeter City is the mastermind behind Life After Professional…

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