Media Zone

By harnessing our knowledge and insight into the UK Employment landscape we contribute to a number of media articles and keynote topics.  Cordant Recruitment’s Board of Directors present and deliver at industry seminars, conferences and exhibitions and also eagerly participate at forums.

Cordant Recruitment is continually approached to give their views on employment trends and recruitment techniques.

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TechWeek Europe - 5 IT Christmas Nightmares

The Cordant Group recently featured in an article titled "5 IT Christmas Nightmares – How To Avoid The Festive Fallout". You can read the full article below:

Career Builder - Cordant People Coverage

Cordant People received coverage in Career Builder's blog, discussing the wide number of job opportunities in Bristol - read the full article below:

‘Bristol has one of the most thriving job markets in the UK today, while the South West is leading the way in terms of the number of jobs available and the number of firms looking to take on staff,’ says Hayley Morris, Senior Manager at Cordant People Bristol, specialising in general recruitment.

Procurement Leaders - New Skills Come In Different Shapes

Read the latest article from Zoe Wilson, Head of Interim at Cordant Procurement, in the Procurement Leaders magazine. The article discusses recent feedback from clients and the need to upskill in procurement -

How To Succeed in Finance - The Telegraph Coverage

Savant have featured in The Telgraph, in an article discussing how to succeed within the finance industry. 

Mark Sheldon, Managing Director of Savant commented:

“I recently spoke to the chief financial officer of an investment group who told me when they’re judging people at entry level, if two candidates were equal but one had a master’s in finance, they would grade that person above the one with just a bachelor’s degree."

You can read the full article below:

Jobsite Coverage - Cordant Group

Cordant Group recently featured in an article on the website in an article entitled "How do you provide career support to people with many different careers?". You can read the full article below:

Teresa Cann (Senior Learning and Development Consultant, Cordant Group) commented - “People are no longer prepared to stay in roles that they do not find satisfying and make decisions to try something new very quickly. People’s expectations to be able to move jobs within the organisation and receive access to training opportunities are also far higher.”

Staffgroup shortlisted for IRP Awards 2015

Staffgroup have been shortlisted for two IRP Awards categories, the Best Back-Office Support Team and the Best Company to work for (up to 250). The news has received coverage from Recruitment International and OnRec. Read the full articles below:

The winners of the IRP Awards 2015 will be announced at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 9 December.

Cordant's expansion featured in Bdaily & Commercial News Media

The news of Cordant People expanding to Cardiff and Huddersfield has been reported by Bdaily and Commercial News Media. 

Kim Partridge, branch manager of Cordant’s Cardiff office, said: “We are delighted with the office here in Windsor Place which reflects our company’s desire to have a high profile presence in the capital. We are looking forward to working with clients and job seekers across South Wales and making our mark as market leaders here in Wales.”

Read the full articles below:

Business News Desk - Engineering Recruiter Doubles Headcount

The Cordant Group have had some more regional coverage on the Manchester expansion of Cordant Technical & Engineering. You can read the full article below:

9 of the best tech jobs in the UK - CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder have featured Eurostaff and Cordant Recruitment on their blog, discussing 9 of the best tech jobs in the UK. You can read the article below:

CareerBuilder has over 24 million unique users a day, reaching business professionals seeking jobs and career advice.

Dispelling the myth that family firms dont innovate

The Cordant Group have featured in The Times supplement Raconteur, with Executive Chairman Phillip Ullmann commenting on why the slow-paced stereotype for family firms is unfair in many cases.

You can read the full article below:

Phillip Ullmann states:

“The owners actually control the business so decisions can be rapid and there is potential to align all the stakeholders totally. It can adopt a longer-term approach to decision-making and is not constrained by the short-termism of the City.”

Earn as you Learn - Guardian and Observer Coverage

Cordant People have received some great coverage in The Guardian and The Observer on ways to earn money as a student. You can read both articles via the links below:


CareerBuilder and West Briton Coverage

Cordant People featured in CareerBuilder and Abacus Recruitment have received coverage in the West Briton newspaper this week. You can view the articles below:

James Orr, Operations Director at Cordant People Scotland, has seen a sharp rise in demand for telesales and administration staff in Edinburgh. ‘The need for telesales staff has rapidly increased. This role more than any other is ruling the candidate-driven marketplace, with companies increasing basic salaries by as much as 20% in the past 12 months.

‘Renewable energy, facilities management, IT and the finance sectors are all taking on office staff from junior roles through to executive level PAs,’ says James.

‘Whilst we have seen a decline in the need for legal secretaries and receptionists over the last few years, these roles are now in demand.’

Breathe life into the tools of the trade - Cordant Procurement

Procurement Leader's have featured an article from Joanne Till, Managing Director of Cordant Procurement, in their latest release. 

Joanne Till comments "Cultural fit and personal qualities, such as ambition, passion and drive, are always going to be important skills, but in the fast-paced world of procurement, they alone are no longer enough: it is key that a procurement function is able to adapt in line with organisational change and deliver everincreasing cost-saving and efficiency targets."

You can read the full article below:


Expansion at Cordant Technical & Engineering

OnRec and North West news hub Huddled have featured Cordant Technical & Engineering's expansion of its team of consultants, in response to a significant uplift for jobs in the engineering sector. It is now looking for 12 more consultants, to add to its current staff of 25 and has further plans to increase the total number to 72. 

You can read the full articles below:

How important are academic results when recruiting graduates?

Jobsite News have featured Lisa Rinaldi, Regional Director of Cordant Recruitment, in their article "How important are academic results when recruiting graduates?". You can read the full article below:

Lisa states "If a candidate has a high academic achievement from a top university this would be advantageous, especially if it is an essential requirement for the job, [but] you can’t tell too much about a candidate purely based on what result they achieved in their chosen degree. If a candidate has a lower degree but has extensive work experience this could also be a beneficial factor."

That's Manchester Interview - Cordant People

That's Manchester reporter Olly Dickinson interviewed Darren Roscoe, from Cordant People, to discuss what people can do once they've received their A-Level results and the options in store for people not studying at University:

Mark Sheldon to head up new Cordant consultancy Savant

The launch of Cordant's new consultancy, Savant, has been featured via the Recruiter and Recruitment International...

Savant will sit within Cordant Professional Staffing, which is led by managing director Sid Barnes, and recruits financial directors, chief financial officers, financial controllers and UK roles across four specialist business lines. These are: risk, compliance & governance; tax & treasury; credit management; and accountancy & financial management.

Cordant Recruitment has hired Mark Sheldon, former managing director of Hays’ accountancy and finance business, to lead new consultancy Savant.

To find out more, read the full article below:'s-new-finance-consultancy-27561.htm

Why the IT industry's recruitment processes are changing

Cordant Dynamic have featured in Computer Reseller News, with Ed Bell, MD of Cordant Dynamic, commenting on why the IT industry's recruitment processes are changing:

"Companies are looking to find more innovative ways of engaging with employees," 

To read the full article, please see below or in the print version, please read pages 3-4:

Moving jobs – how often is too often? - Cordant People

Cordant People have featured on offering their advice on how often people should change jobs.

Zoe Fowler, a Director at Cordant People, says: “If, for example, you’ve had four jobs in four years, that may portray you as someone who gets restless and bored easily and that would probably make an employer cautious in interviewing or hiring you.” 

You can read the full article below:

Cordant Procurement - Career Tips

Great piece of coverage for Cordant Procurement today in Supply Management with Simon Burr, Associate Director of Cordant Procurement, offering his tips on how to know if you are board-ready.

The full article is below: 

Cordant Group acquires Staffgroup

Cordant Group, has acquired Staffgroup for an undisclosed sum. Staffgroup will become part of Cordant Recruitment’s professional staffing division, headed up by managing director Sid Barnes. Staffgroup, which specialises in technology, finance, engineering and energy recruitment, will retain its name and own brand identity. Joint managing directors Mark Znowski and Paul Flynn will join the Professional Staffing executive board. Founded in 2003, Staffgroup has had exponential growth. It increased turnover in the last year alone by 40% and reported turmover of over £40m in RI's 2014 Top 250 Report.

Find articles regarding this below:

Cordant Services invests more than £1m in industry first

Cordant Services has announced it is investing over £1m in an industry leading initiative designed to attract people into the sector and help them develop into the business leaders of tomorrow. FInd out more in the articles below: 

Movers and shakers: odd jobs in the data center

Brendan Musgrove, Cordant Specialist Services MD, is featured in an article on about odd jobs in the data center:

An ordinary cleaning company may not drive a coach and horses through your security plan, says Musgrove, but they will frequently hold the door open. “The cleaners we recruit have to be paid more because they have some technical understanding.”

How to turn contacts into valued connections - Career Builder

Anna Jonas-Gibson, Managing Consultant at Cordant Recruitment Sales & Marketing, has been quoted on Career Builder, discussing how to turn contacts into valued connections. She comments:

‘With the advent of LinkedIn, we all have dozens of online connections but the ones that really count are the people you can call upon and know they’ll have time for you.'

‘It takes time to build supportive relationships with people who become our personal ambassadors. Rushed, frenzied networkers who seek a return on their investment from every interaction have the opposite effect.’

Read the full article below:

Earning while learning - The Daily Mirror

On Thursday 2nd April, one of our workers, Sakib Saleem, was interview by The Daily Mirror (page 61). He talks about how he has been able to combine work and studies whilst working for Cordant Recruitment. 

Manufacturing jobs: Find the right career for you

Following on from our story in the Daily Mirror on Thursday 26th March - the paper mentions Cordant People in their online edition of a story on 'Manufacturing jobs: Find the right career for you':

How to find a job a manufacturing job - Daily Mirror

On Page 55 of the Daily Mirror jobs section, Thursday 26th March 2015, both PMP Recruitment and Cordant People appear in a full page article. The article features one of our candidates onsite at our client, International Greetings, talking about his role at the card manufacturer. 

Cordant People launches in Scotland

Cordant People has officially opened for business in Scotland. The company has just opened offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Livingston and Stirling with sites in Aberdeen and Inverness to follow in the coming months. The company works in general staffing recruitment and is looking to recruit a total of 58 staff across its newly opened offices to fill an increasing number of client job vacancies in temporary and permanent roles. 

Recruitment International, BDaily and Reruitment Grapevine have recently featured the news on their website:

Grays appoint new director and launch HR practice

Some great coverage for Grays Executive recently as OnRec, Recruiter, Global Recruiter and Recruitment International have all featured the news regarding the appointment of Director Nigel Bastow and the launch of their HR Practice.

You can read all the articles below:

Cordant Technical & Engineering launch new office
Cordant Services offers vacant property management service

Cordant Services has recently hit the headlines in FM World, FMJ and I-FM with the news that they have launched a vacant property management service, which will ensure that organisations can keep their valuable property assets clean, secure and fully maintained.

You can read the full articles below:

Cordant Technical joins Data Centre Cooling Question Time

Some great coverage for Cordant Technical in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Magazine recently, with the news that Frank Mills, Design Consultant Cordant Technical has joined the panel for the forthcoming RAC Data Centre Question Time discussion event in London on March 24th.

Already confirmed are Dr Jon Summers of the University of Leeds, Consultant Robert Tozer from Operational Intelligence and Mark Acton data centre specialist from CBRE Norland, together with Steve Lorimer, Keysource.

Find out more below:

Cordant Technical & Engineering expands

We've received three great pieces of coverage for Cordant Technical & Engineering - the announcement of the expansion into Aberdeen and Abu Dhabi has featured in Recruitment International/The Recruiter and Jobsite have quoted Cordant Technical & Engineering MD, Shaun Simmons, regarding creativity in engineering.

To read all articles, please click below:


Sid Barnes appointed as MD of Professional Staffing

The appointment of Sid Barnes, MD of Professional Staffing, has also been published in recent issues of the Global Recruiter.

The Global Recruiter has a reach of 15,000. You can read February's magazine online below:


Creativity in IT - Cordant Dynamic

Edward Bell, MD of Cordant Dynamic, featured on commenting on the rise of creativity in IT... 

“It will be exciting to see how the next generation of Software Developers change our world over the next 20 years.”

You can read the full article below:

Cordant Services acquires UKFM

FM World and Premises & Facilities Management Online have featured Cordant Service's acquisition of UKFM. The acquisition will see the transfer of two specialist air conditioning businesses Thermotech Engineering Services and G8 Environmental Solutions, to Cordant Services to further support its Technical Projects Division and enhance its HVAC engineering capacity.

The full articles can be read below:

Increasing number of procurement professionals reach board level

Cordant Procurement has featured in the Sunday Times, with Joanne Till, MD of Cordant Procurement, commenting on the increasing number of procurement professionals taking up board level positions.

Over 787,000 people read the Sunday Times. You can read the full article here:

Facilities Management Journal - Cordant Services Launches

A fantastic article by Charlie Kortens outlining what Cordant Services has planned for the FM industry.

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Career Counsel - featuring Shaun Simmons via the FT

Shaun Simmons, Managing Director of Cordant Technical & Engineering, Sales & Marketing and Contact Centre has featured in the Financial Times both online and offline, offering his expertise on how to reach board level within an organisation.

The Financial Times has a global circulation of 2 million a day. You can read the full article here:

FM World - Cordant Launches New Services Division

Some good coverage from FM World explaining how Cordant Services is going to progress for the future.

You can read more here:

Professional Security Magazine - Cordant Launch

Professional Security give a fantastic summary on all four divisions and how they will come together to create Cordant Services.

Read the article here:

How to know when it's the right time to change career

The article 'When's the right time to change careers' has gone live on The Guardian Careers section with comments from Cordant People MD, Kelly Kendall.

Kelly comments that people should 'talk to your manager about any career concerns, plan ahead and research your industry to be sure you make the right move'.

Read more about the article here:

SHD Logistics - Cordant Looks For Growth in The Warehouse Sector

A great article by Peter Macleod discussing our investment in technology and infrastructure to create growth across our sectors.

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International expansion and the creation of 50 jobs

The news of Cordant Dynamic expanding internationally and launching 50 new job vacancies has been featured in North West FYI and Bdaily.

Managing Director of Cordant Dynamic, Edward Bell, said: “Cordant Dynamic is pioneering the recruitment of specialists in these exciting new fields and we’re launching our international expansion from Manchester, a fantastic, fast-growing IT and nanotechnology city with a university that’s one of the top institutions for graphene research worldwide."

You can read the full articles here:

Cordant Services Launches With Multi Million Investment

Cordant Services CEO, Chris Kenneally features in Data Centre's concise overview of our divsions and the services we offer including an insight into our investment in technology and our infrastructure.

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Data Centre Vendors - Cordant Services Launches

A fantastic insight into Cordant Services and what we have planned for the future through our huge investment in technology.

You can read the article here: