Corporate Excellence Awards 2022

In 2021, Corecom was awarded ‘Platinum’ status by Investors in People. This accolade recognises excellence in leadership, culture and people management and is held by just 2% of accredited organisations across the globe. Andrew Walsh from Investors in People said, “There is a strong cultural ethos at Corecom – the values of the business are clearly defined and have proved successful in aligning the way the people behave with the goals of the business. They have had a direct impact on the success of the business by focusing not just on what people do, but how they do it. Everyone embraces this valued led approach; they say that the leaders demonstrate the values at all times and that decisions at all levels take account of the values and the Corecom way of doing things. It is good to see how the values have also been interpreted as behaviours through the various review models which everyone is aware of and buys into.” Meanwhile, over the past two years, Corecom has faced economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many companies struggled to survive. However, 2021 was a record-breaking year for the company. With an initial forecasted turnover of £1.8m, the company actually turned over £5.3m at the end of 2021. During 2022, Corecom plans to grow its team from 30 to 50 employees, invest and build a dedicated Learning and Development Team, further build its Graduate Academy, and increase its European presence, while anticipating a turnover of £10m. Company: Corecom Consulting Ltd Contact: Jonathan Sanderson Email: [email protected] Website: Dec21519 Attracting Diverse Talent in IT Based in Leeds city centre, Corecom Consulting is an IT recruitment consultancy formed in 2008 by Jonathan Sanderson, Managing Director. Operating across the Yorkshire and Netherlands regions, the company specialises in contract and permanent IT recruitment, with an impressive client list. Recognised by Corporate Vision as The UK’s Leading IT Recruitment Company – 2022, we take a closer look. Corecom Consulting offers an honest, high quality and consultative approach to recruitment. It is driven by relationships, results, and customer service, and prides itself on best practice processes and systems that allow it to partner with the best IT talent and employers. It has successfully delivered large recruitment campaigns for some of the UK’s most well-known brands, such as Jet2, Tunstall Healthcare UK, and Leeds Building Society (LBS). It prides itself in its innovative, digital candidate attraction strategies and offers bespoke employer brand solutions which ensure its clients are at the front of the queue for the best tech talent in an increasingly competitive market. Corecom has perfected a slick recruitment process utilising cutting-edge technology platforms. Its experienced consultants coach clients through every stage of the process, saving time and reducing the risk of losing candidates to their competitors. Jonathan Sanderson said, “Corecom’s clients enjoy our refreshing and honest approach. They choose to partner with Corecom Consulting to utilise our brand and reach within the technology community, our innovative candidate attraction methods, bespoke employer brand services and excellent delivery record.” Corecom has a history of strong, shared values and a positive, inclusive culture. Jonathan’s vision was always about Corecom being an organisation that prides itself on an ethos of respect: respect for each other’s differences and the role everyone has to play in their joint success. At the heart of the company are its values which it has adapted through the years to match its goals. These are ‘champion diversity’ (supported by the appointing of two Diversity and Inclusion Ambassadors), ‘deliver excellence’, ‘drive change’, ‘be brave and work differently’, ‘celebrate and have fun’, ‘act with integrity’, ‘unite and collaborate’, and ‘share success’. Women in Technology (WIT) is also at the core of Corecom. Its workforce is now 47% female, an increase from 18% in 2019. It also wants to help its clients become more WIT-friendly, offering proactive guidance on how to be gender inclusive and female-friendly. Corecom is fully committed to increasing the number of women in technology roles and technology leadership positions and has its own WIT Engagement Team with WIT Ambassadors from all areas of the business. It has also launched a WITBoss event series that has successfully brought together leading women in IT to promote women’s prospects in senior roles. Corecom’s staff are fundamental to its success; they embody the company’s values and represent the Corecom brand to clients and candidates. They go through extensive training and development to ensure they are getting the best possible opportunities in their careers and are reaching their professional goals. When recruiting new talent, it aims to culture add, not fit. It wants to celebrate the differences of its team and believes that people from diverse backgrounds add to the culture of Corecom. As the company continues to grow, it seeks ambitious, passionate people who will help drive the business objectives. Being a close-knit team, everyone is collaborative and supportive of each other, which contributes to the business’ success, as it’s an environment where people have an incredible work ethic and strive for the same shared goals.