Cooper Lomaz Recruitment

http://www.cooperlomaz.co.uk

Officially a Very Good
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“JUST OK” IS never good enough at this East Anglian recruiter. Luckily, in its first year of entry it has been voted a top-25 Best Company. The firm, based in Bury St Edmunds, finds people for professional and technical jobs and has three offices in Suffolk and Norfolk. The business is expanding, from 44 to 65 employees last year and with revenues and profits increasing annually since 2010. It's a tight team, even though 22 people joined in the past six months. Hard work is rewarded with trips abroad to Marbella, Prague or Dublin, forays to five-star hotels in London or Ascot racecourse, and meals in local restaurants. All this gives a buzz to teamwork (an 88% positive score), and people say colleagues go out of their way to help (94%, and the highest ranked result at fourth). There's fierce competition, too — but only when people are challenged to wear the most outrageous tie (results are posted on Facebook). People are encouraged to use all their skills (72%) by offering courses for other employees, and much training is done through internal coaching and shadowing. Last year more than a third of staffers had promotions, with role model examples (89%) such as sales director Richard Mould and operations director Mark Fletcher, who started as consultants and less than five years later are part of the senior team. Bosses talk openly and honestly (92%), while senior managers stay in touch by hot-desking at all three offices. “We have big ambitions for the future, so it will come as no surprise that we expect a lot from our people,” the company says. The downside is feeling exhausted on most days (just 45% positive, the 89th score nationally). The firm funds qualifications such as human resources awards from the CIPD, and Prince2 (projects in controlled environments) management courses. People say jobs are good for personal growth (93%, a top-10 score), and there are few limits to the chances to learn and develop (84%). There are uncapped personal commissions for sales staff and pay feels fair for the recruitment industry (82%). Other perks include a week of extra holiday after each three years of service, an extra day off for the top fee-earner of the quarter, plus mobile phones, computers and a car allowance for some. And Fridays always bring the added fizz of the beer fridge. www.cooperlomaz.co.uk

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My Manager

100% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

Cooper Lomaz hold events in Dublin, Marbella and Prague. They hold a summer social BBQ and have an annual awards ceremony. They have the Cooper Lomaz football Cup and the Cooper Lomaz bake off.

My Company

100% of staff agreed

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

As an organisation Cooper Lomaz have a very strong commitment to employee development, encouraging promotion from within, taking risks to give staff new opportunities and investing generously in training. One of the clearest indicators of this is the Sales Director and the Operations Director both of whom started their careers at Cooper Lomaz as consultants and have achieved director status in as little as 5 years. Progression is based on merit rather than length of service and Cooper Lomaz are constantly reviewing their staff to see what their next step could be. Last year 38% of their staff received a promotion. Much of this progression is achieved by mentoring and whenever they identify a rising star they will buddy them up with someone already in the role they are aspiring to. Cooper Lomaz run internal training on sales, recruitment and management topics, and have training boards in both offices where anyone can sign up to offer training on a given topic or to request it. They also invest in external training, and currently have staff working through their CIPD and taking Prince 2.

My Team

100% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

As an organisation Cooper Lomaz have a very strong commitment to employee development, encouraging promotion from within, taking risks to give staff new opportunities and investing generously in training. One of the clearest indicators of this is the Sales Director and the Operations Director both of whom started their careers at Cooper Lomaz as consultants and have achieved director status in as little as 5 years. Progression is based on merit rather than length of service and Cooper Lomaz are constantly reviewing their staff to see what their next step could be. Last year 38% of their staff received a promotion. Much of this progression is achieved by mentoring and whenever they identify a rising star they will buddy them up with someone already in the role they are aspiring to. Cooper Lomaz run internal training on sales, recruitment and management topics, and have training boards in both offices where anyone can sign up to offer training on a given topic or to request it. They also invest in external training, and currently have staff working through their CIPD and taking Prince 2.

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