I am a Delivery Team Lead at Corecom, where I focus on placing candidates across multiple IT disciplines on a contract and permanent basis. This adds a great deal of variety to my role as one day I could be helping to place BI Developers and on the next day I could be placing a Head of IT. I am also a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Ambassador within Corecom, which has allowed me to upskill my own knowledge, develop a D&I strategy, and deliver this in the form of workshops and training programmes for our employees, candidates and clients.
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Call me on 0113 457 1454 EXT: 114 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
What does a normal day working for Corecom look like?
Before September 2021 my day would typically start at 7am with a dog walk, however since then I have become a dad which means I am part of Team No Sleep as my day could start anywhere between 5am – 6am. I’d like to spin a positive light on this as it means I am WIDE awake by the morning meeting due to being three coffees deep (thanks to my Pret subscription).
I usually aim to get to the office 20-30mins early so I can casually eat my porridge and honey at my desk whilst chatting to the other keen beans, along with checking emails and setting up for the day. This is then followed by an 8:30am team meeting where we listen to everyone’s wins and learns from the day before and three key things they want to achieve that day.
We will then break off in to our own teams to properly prioritise the order of the day for everyone so we are clear on how we are going to achieve our targets for the day and week. Once this meeting is finished, I’ll begin to reach out to candidates for live roles, align candidate and client calendars for interviews and then run through interview preparation, in addition to taking job specs from clients. Whilst all this is going on, I am exercising my vocal chords by singing and rapping along to whatever the office DJ has put on.
I usually wrap up the working day around 6pm, bang the headphones on and put on my schoolbag for the journey home where I get to spend time with my family. The singalong doesn’t stop at work as I’ve now learnt most of the words to the baby sensory playlist on Spotify (worth a listen if you’re looking for some banging tunes). After bath time (for the baby) is done I’ll sit down with the other half around 8/8:30pm and stare at the wall through tiredness, exchange a couple of words, she goes to bed at 9pm and I’ll take the night shift.
Where most people’s day would end, mine just begins as I tend to watch some random videos on YouTube, listen to podcasts, maybe play a little Fifa and intermittently settle the baby when he cries. Bed time is usually around 12:30am/1am. I then wake up and do it all over again. It might sound like a long day but it’s nothing that 4x coffees, a busy day, and a few tunes can’t sort! Plus I’m loving every minute of my family time!
What’s the best thing about working with the Corecom team?
I have worked at Corecom since 2019, and whilst it sounds cliché, it really is one big (albeit slightly dysfunctional) family where everyone is pulling in the same direction. They champion you being your authentic and genuine self when working with candidates and clients as this is what will set you apart from what is a stigmatised industry. Championing authenticity means there’s less micro managing which encourages people to have ownership and accountability.
Recruitment can also be known as a “dog eat dog world” however Corecom feels completely different to this as everyone readily celebrates each other’s successes.
How do you spend those well deserved days off?
Since becoming a dad, my weekends have changed slightly from having a few beers to going on big walks with the dog and family. Luckily for us, we live in quite a rural area, meaning plenty of walks are on our doorstep.
I still try to keep some of my old life however. I am a big Leeds United fan, and will try to shape my weekend around the games. The other half doesn’t know I do this, she just thinks I’m a very organised person on the weekends. Hopefully she doesn’t read this otherwise I’ve been rumbled!
What job would you be terrible at?
A handyman – I once put a shelf up upside down
What’s a piece of advice that has stuck with you?
Expect little from people, expect a lot from yourself.
What I wanted from this partnership was to be able to take a step back and free me up to focus on my other responsibilities in addition to recruitment. Working with Corecom alone made everything so straight forward. I wasn’t having to chase up several agencies and there was no duplication of candidates. Tunstall was their no1 focus and I trusted them to deliver, which they did. There was noticeable improvements in CV-to-interview and interview-to-placement ratios which was a real pain point before changing the model on how we worked together. Working on a retained basis gave me confidence that extra effort and resource would be put in to filling the roles.