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Schools Returning; The Beginning of the New Normal?

COVID-19 Working Advice | News | Posted 01.06.20

Following 9 weeks of lockdown and as daily rates of confirmed cases starts to drop, the government have announced their plans to return to ‘normal’, starting with the reopening of schools. 1st June marks the phased return of children back to school; starting with specific years in primary schools. Initially, pupils from nursery, pre-school, reception,…

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The Good Work Plan – Legal Changes for Agency Workers

News | Working Advice | Posted 03.04.20

6th April 2020 marks a series of legal changes in the recruitment industry for managing agency workers and wider changes for all workers across the UK. As part of the ‘Good Work’ Plan and advice from the Low Pay Commission, all of these changes are to implement positive improvements for all employees. National Living Wage…

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How to Protect Yours and Others Wellbeing in Self-Isolation

COVID-19 Working Advice | News | Working Advice | Posted 23.03.20

During this testing time, it’s more important than ever to follow government advice regarding self-isolation and social distancing. Social distancing is what you should adhere to if you or someone you live with have not shown symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19. Whereas if you have shown symptoms or live with someone who has symptoms…

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Coronavirus: How To Be Productive If You’re Working from Home

COVID-19 Working Advice | News | Working Advice | Posted 17.03.20

In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, there will be more and more of us being asked to work from home. If this something new to you, it can be challenging to stay away from distractions and focus your mind on the work you’re meant to be doing. Here are our top tips to stay…

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Coronavirus: How To Advise Your Employees To Work From Home

COVID-19 Working Advice | News | Working Advice | Posted 17.03.20

  In the face of COVID-19, advice has been given for people to work from home where possible and to limit unnecessary travel.  We’ve put together some advice for businesses owners looking to implement working from home for their employees, and how they can be prepared! Organise online meetings If you use a cloud-based network…

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#EachForEqual: International Women’s Day 2020

News | Posted 06.03.20

Happy International Women’s Day! At Cordant People, we believe that an equal world is an enabled world. That’s why today we’re choosing to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements across the UK and the world. Let’s all be #EachforEqual! Jason Partington Russell – Regional Manager “Gender diversity and culturally mixed…

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Coronavirus | COVID 19: Advice For Employers And Employees

News | Working Advice | Posted 05.03.20

Information about the virus At the time of publication, there were 40 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK. The government provides the updated numbers here  The current risk level has been raised from low to moderate. People at greater risk are those with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions such…

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Calling In Sick: The Worst Excuses

News | Working Advice | Posted 03.02.20

Most working professionals will have had to call in sick at some point in their career. Today is the first Monday in February, which is also known as ‘National Sickie Day.’ This is when most people will phone in sick to work, using a variety of different excuses to take the day off. While many…

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New Research Shows Many Customer Service Employees Are Unhappy In Their Job

Contact Centre | News | Posted 09.01.20

With the start of a new year, it looks like many customer service employees are looking for a new job in January.  Research has predicted that nearly 40% of workers in the industry are less happy in January than in any other month, and as a result, could start looking for a new role.  It’s…

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National Living Wage Set To Rise in April

Contact Centre | News | Posted 08.01.20

The government have recently announced that the National Living Wage is set to rise in April. This will mean a salary rise for those on the lowest wage, but what exactly are the benefits of this announcement? How does it affect businesses and their employees? What is the National Living Wage? The National Living Wage…

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#CordantLovesChristmas Winners Revealed!

News | Posted 19.12.19

Christmas is the season of giving. Not only giving presents but also giving back to the community. That’s why this Christmas, Cordant People wanted to do something special. We invited clients, candidates and members of the public to nominate someone special who they love or admire to receive a festive gift from us. It could…

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Cordant People Are Proud To Support Centrepoint’s Apprenticeship House

News | Posted 22.11.19

Since January 2019, Cordant People have been proud to support the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, Centrepoint.  Our aim has been to not only fundraise for this incredibly important cause but also to use our skills and expertise as a recruitment business to help young homeless people into the world of work. This month, our…

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Why Are Companies Asking New Employees To Start Before Christmas?

Job Hunting | News | Working Advice | Posted 18.11.19

Christmas is nearly here, which means the season of mince pies and office parties is about to start.  In the past, the festive period often meant that employers asked newly hired staff not to start until after Christmas. This was usually so they don’t have to pay them for ‘dead time’ over the festive period,…

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4 Reasons Businesses Should Offer A Real Living Wage

News | Working Advice | Posted 12.11.19

Employees of businesses who are a part of the ‘real living wage’ scheme will be happy to know that they will have pre-Christmas pay bump!  For them, the UK hourly rate will increase to £9.30 an hour, and in London it will rise to £10.75. This is a big incentive for people looking to work…

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Invest in Wellbeing To Improve Retention

Contact Centre | News | Working Advice | Posted 04.09.19

A healthy workforce is a happy workforce, right? In order to get the most out of your employees it’s sensible to assume that they must be treated well and valued within the workplace. But not enough companies are aware of this, and so neglect the wants and needs of their office. Wellbeing Probably the most…

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Cordant People partnered with Blackpool FC

Cordant People announced as Official Recruitment Partner of Blackpool FC

News | Posted 20.08.19

Blackpool FC, known as ‘The Seasiders’. has chosen Cordant People, part of Cordant Group, as its official partner for the provision of all its permanent roles. Under the terms of the exclusive deal Cordant People will provide an end to end permanent recruitment solution ensuring the club attracts and recruits the best people throughout the…

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How to avoid burnout at work

How to Avoid Burnout at Work and in Life

Contact Centre | News | Working Advice | Posted 19.08.19

In the age of technology and instant communication, it’s easy to feel like you’re not doing enough, and everyone else is getting better results than you. This goes for your career as well as your personal life. Curating your Instagram. Checking your emails. Updating your LinkedIn profile. With little chance to escape, it’s no wonder…

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Employment Rates Hit Record High

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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International Women's Day

#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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