Cobalt Consulting UK Limited (Cobalt Recruitment)

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ONE MEASURE OF the unique approach of Cobalt Recruitment is the way it encourages consultants to set up satellite operations, so the London-based firm now has offices in 14 global locations, including three in the UK. Co-founded in 2001 by Adam Walker and Timothy Rowe, the firm filled vacancies in construction and property, then entered financial services. The 68 staff in this country care for one another and have fun (a 90% positive score for both these questions). www.cobaltrecruitment.com

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My Team

98% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

The training programme at Cobalt Recruitment comprises various elements which support employee development throughout their career including: Introduction to recruitment training. The company prepare their teams through systematic training from sector specialists and they have a dedicated in-house trainer who takes all new consultants through a 3-month induction programme. This covers the whole recruitment process, topics include skills Based Candidate Interviews, Employment Legislation, Search Methodology). Performance reviews are held every 6 months and a probation review after 3 months. Each consultant at Cobalt Recruitment creates a personal development plan to assist them reach their goals. This plan typically occurs when they have been with the business at 12 months. The company also has multiple external trainers who work with directors, managers and consultants to improve any areas highlighted for development on a one-to-one basis. Cobalt Recruitment also has an Introduction to management course in place - this training is also provided by an external trainer, topics include the manager's role, managing the task/team/individual, managing relationships with the team and Integrating new people into the team. Cobalt Recruitment provide topic based training surrounding a number of topics including written skills, fee negotiation, candidate management, headhunting, offer management and database training. There is also an Enhanced billing course available, this course is designed to reinvigorate any struggling consultants. Cobalt Recruitment also support the development of our employees who want to gain international recruitment experience. Aside from Germany, the company's overseas offices were all launched by employees who relocated from our London head office.

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96% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person. The theory suggests that humans can only comfortably maintain 150 stable relationships. That is the approximate size of the Cobalt Recruitment team globally and they operate their team management and engagement methodology based on that knowledge. A significant element of Cobalt Recruitment culture is team working. Throughout the year, there are formal and informal opportunities for all teams to interact. Every quarter, Cobalt Recruitment have company presentations which are held off-site, these presentations are followed by an opportunity to socialise with colleagues. The Fun Club at Cobalt Recruitment also organise regular events throughout the year where teams can interact with fellow colleagues, recent events have included fundraising days, boot camp exercise classes, ping pong tournaments and an in-house yoga instructor. Employees have also participated in workshops surrounding embedding the company's values into their business practices with colleagues, clients and candidates, this generated over 1200 ideas from around the globe! Cobalt Recruitment strive to consistently foster positive communication throughout the year with the right balance of structured, formal cross team training with the opportunity to have fun together outside of work. As Cobalt Recruitment has grown, they have acknowledged the importance of sustaining the united and intimate corporate feel that has always been part of the company's priorities.

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I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Dunbar's number is a suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is and how each person relates to every other person. The theory suggests that humans can only comfortably maintain 150 stable relationships. That is the approximate size of the Cobalt Recruitment team globally and they operate their team management and engagement methodology based on that knowledge. A significant element of Cobalt Recruitment culture is team working. Throughout the year, there are formal and informal opportunities for all teams to interact. Every quarter, Cobalt Recruitment have company presentations which are held off-site, these presentations are followed by an opportunity to socialise with colleagues. The Fun Club at Cobalt Recruitment also organise regular events throughout the year where teams can interact with fellow colleagues, recent events have included fundraising days, boot camp exercise classes, ping pong tournaments and an in-house yoga instructor. Employees have also participated in workshops surrounding embedding the company's values into their business practices with colleagues, clients and candidates, this generated over 1200 ideas from around the globe! Cobalt Recruitment strive to consistently foster positive communication throughout the year with the right balance of structured, formal cross team training with the opportunity to have fun together outside of work. As Cobalt Recruitment has grown, they have acknowledged the importance of sustaining the united and intimate corporate feel that has always been part of the company's priorities.

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Employees earning £35k+
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