In a video released today Chris Kenneally, CEO of Cordant Group, PMP’s umbrella brand, has praised employee’s attitude and commitment to delivering “projects that will help to change lives”.
In the statement Chris explains how proud he is of the entire company’s progress since announcing it was becoming the largest corporation in the UK to adopt Social Enterprise.
In the video Chris discusses Cordant Group’s up to date Social progress, saying; “We set ourselves an ambitious target to make a meaningful difference across three distinct areas of life: education, the workplace and healthcare. We want to deliver genuine, measurable social impact and we want to deliver it over the long-term, that is why our strategy is based on a five-year programme.”
In just six months Cordant Group have;
Been subject to an audit with a leading advisory legal firm, to understand where the organisation currently positions itself, and to build a guideline for the future
Devised its ‘Good Job Strategy’ in line with the Taylor Review
Collaborated with Richard Gerver, an educational expert, to focus on bridging the gap between school and the workplace
Increased opportunities for the personal development, training and upskilling of employees across its entire workforce
Began to establish IT platforms at zero cost for the healthcare sector
Chris also expressed deep admiration for the hard work of his team over the past 6 months, and was keen to celebrate them as being at the core of the initiative.
“It has been challenging six months as we have 11 different businesses and we are building a programme that will allow each employee, whether they are full-time or otherwise, to make a personal as well as company-wide contribution. I recognise just how hard everyone works throughout the Group and I am proud of our progress to date.”
Here are just some of the areas where PMP are already making a difference;
PMP embraced apprenticeships to attract talent, upskill and invest in future business leaders. To date, 3 external young apprentices have been hired into sales and marketing, over 100 colleagues have commenced, or expressed interest in career development programmes.
Retain, Retrain, Redeploy
People are at the heart of everything we do and although we’re a trusted supplier of both permanent, and temporary workplace solutions we never like to see colleagues return to unemployment. RRR allows us to retain colleagues through; training opportunities and redeployment to other roles within our business.
Doing the Right Thing
PMP launched a partnership with modern slavery charity Unseen and to date have raised over £18K of much-needed funds. A £150K target has been set for 2018 and a calendar of campaigns has been agreed with the objective of raising awareness and eradicating this hidden crime.
Going forward Cordant Group must weave Social Enterprise into its fabric and deliver on its mission, Chris states; “Our foundation as a Social Enterprise must be structurally sound and embedded with care and consideration.
"Our vision and mission must stand up to intense scrutiny - we must be conscientious and make a lasting and meaningful difference in all our endeavors.”