Corporate Vision Issue 4

16 CORPORATE VISION / Issue 4 2018 , An IT recruitment company with a remarkable difference, CorecomConsulting, has been shortlisted for a whopping ten awards in just 12months. The Leeds-headquartered IT recruitment company, whichwas established byManaging Director, Jonathan Sanderson, in 2008, has achieved unprecedented growth and success. Recently, we invited Jonathan to reveal more to us about this unique company. Employer of Choice Amongst Corecom Consulting’s achievements include award shortlists for the leadership and entrepreneurship displayed by the company’s Managing Director, Jonathan Sanderson, as well as for innovation, corporate social responsibility and pioneering marketing and social media activities. The company is leading the way in client nurture and candidate attraction, publishing exclusive digital resources, including podcast interviews with IT industry experts, white papers covering pertinent and effective technology and recruitment advice and punchy video job adverts. The company also featured in the latest Yorkshire Post Top 250 Companies in Yorkshire last September. Speaking of the success, Jonathan begins by informing us of the firm’s accomplishments: “Our performance to date has been achieved through organic business growth, a recruitment marketing focus, community partnerships, investment in people and our unconventional approach to recruitment.” Corecom Consulting welcomed its first female director, Gemma Robinson, to its Board of Directors last year. It expanded into North West England in January, appointing Julie Mombielova to head up the Manchester-based division. Further national and international expansion is planned over the course of the next three years, as Jonathan added: “Our focus for the next three years, is to continue to advance in the recruitment of technical specialists with broader skill sets in line with the rapid pace of change in digital and technology. “Along with our plans for expansion, we will continue our commitment to transforming society, the sector and enabling communities to keep abreast of the latest opportunities, tools and technologies.” Corecom Consulting’s community contributions include delivering free lectures and workshops to raise graduate employment prospects at local universities, including working with the University of Leeds’ Widening Participation Team this year in order to raise the employability prospects of underrepresented groups. Hosting networking events and resources across the full technology spectrum, Corecom Consulting has enabled business innovation, increased the number of women in tech roles, raised graduate prospects in the region and upskilled underrepresented community groups. The company hosted the second annual free networking event for Women in Technology, WITBoss, in June. This was in support of the national WISE initiative; a campaign for gender balance in science, technology and engineering. It also hosts an annual free networking event aimed at improving the employability prospects of university students across Yorkshire; GradBoss. This event has attracted students from all West Yorkshire universities. The objective is to introduce prospective local employers to students who are due to graduate soon and are looking for technology careers. Corecom Consulting’s charitable contributions include delivering IT training sessions and CV writing workshops at Emmaus Leeds; a local charity that provides a home and meaningful work to formerly homeless people (Companions). This is as well as assisting with clothes sorting, furniture collections, painting and upholstering at their shop. These initiatives have been recognised and congratulated in person by Stuart Andrew, MP – House of Commons: “It was inspiring to learn of the partnership between Corecom Consulting and Emmaus Leeds. It’s clearly of great value to Emmaus in helping the people they support get the skills that they need to help improve their life chances.” The company’s Managing Director, Jonathan Sanderson, will be speaking at the House of Commons in April in support and of the Moonlight Trust; a charity whose mission is to fight poverty and oppression in some of the 1803CV29 world’s poorest countries, delivering humanitarian aid around the world. The bold leadership, creativity and innovative thinking displayed by Jonathan, has positioned Corecom Consulting as the ‘employer of choice’ ahead of longer established recruitment businesses in order to attract new business, new candidates and new employees. Jonathan has shown a commitment to addressing the growing level of skills shortages in technology and to his employees, who are encouraged to take at least one day out of company time to volunteer in the community. Corecom Consulting’s revolutionary approach has enabled the company to compete with national and global players in the market with longstanding clients including, Link Asset Services, Engie Power and Computershare. It is really encouraging to see an unconventional recruitment company who is contributing to transforming society, the sector, as well as enabling communities to keep abreast of the latest opportunities, tools and technologies.