I am the Head of Contract and Contract Test Consultant at Corecom. I am responsible for the day to day running of the Contract Team, conducting daily catch ups, ensuring sign off on roles across the business, reporting to Senior Management and undertaking hands on contract recruitment in the Test market.
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Call me on 0113 457 1454 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
What does a normal day working for Corecom look like?
My day usually starts around 7.00am and the coffee is calling before I go on a 2km walk with our dog Simba-Cecil to kick start the day. Once I’m back and ready, I sit down and plan my day ahead before the 8:30am catch up meeting with the team.
My morning is typically focused on candidate calls, catching up with those that are in process, as well as qualifying available candidates in the contract market. Lunch comes around at 1.00pm and I’m ready for my workout in my home gym, followed by something healthy I’ve whipped up.
After the afternoon catch up at 2.00pm I focus my time on client facing work, which includes face to face and virtual meetings, receiving updates on outstanding roles and building new relationships. I finish work at 5:30pm and it’s straight out on another walk with the dog to get my steps in. When I’m back I cook tea for me and my family, and then I settle down to watch my latest Netflix series.
What’s the best thing about working with the Corecom team?
II like that there’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to working for Corecom, my life fits around my job, not the other way around. Hybrid working has allowed me to save on my commute to work, as I live around an hour away, so I have a better work life quality as I have more time in the morning and evening to myself and not driving down the motorway. There’s also plenty of great opportunities and incentives to keep you motivated and rewarded, a personal favourite is the ski holiday at the beginning of the year.
How do you spend those well deserved days off?
We have just bought a new house which we are renovating so my spare time for the foreseeable will probably revolve around that which is very exciting. I am
I got back into Motorcross in 2021 after doing it for a few years and taking a break. I’ve entered competitions and go on the weekend to watch those I don’t participate in. I love to travel and I try to go on as many city breaks, both in the UK and abroad, as often as I can.
I also live on a farm, so I help out around that with my parents whenever I can!
What job would you be terrible at?
Dentist – I couldn’t think of anything worse than sticking my fingers in someone’s mouth.
What’s a piece of advice that has stuck with you?
From a young age my dad always emphasised that ‘there is no such thing as a stupid question. A question is the search for knowledge and the search for knowledge is never stupid’. I think on occasions he’d wish he kept his mouth shut but regardless it’s something that’s stuck by me.
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.