One of the region's leading independent recruitment consultancies,
Anne Corder Recruitment, has been awarded ISO reaccreditation.
Issued by the International
Organisation for Standardisation, ISO is now recognised as the only
international indicator of quality.
"We are delighted to receive
reaccreditation," said Anne Corder. "This once again
endorses that our business is being run efficiently and
cost-effectively which is not only a benefit for our own staff but
also our clients and candidates."
As a quality assurance standard, ISO
accreditation is traditionally seen to be sought by only the larger
companies - but Anne Corder Recruitment breaks from this way of
"Size should have no bearing on
how a company is run. Every business strives to be efficient,"
added Anne. "We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding
quality service to our clients and candidates but we can only hope to
achieve this if our own working practices are in place and operating
ISO accreditation was first awarded to
the Park Road, Peterborough company in 1995. Since this date the ACR
team have developed further aspects of their quality management
"We will not become complacent
about ISO. One thing that the award has taught us is to continually
update and check procedures to look for further improvements.
"Like a lot of companies we
believed our business was functioning at its best. But when the ISO
inspectors made their original visit it was an eye opener to see how
the operation was perceived by someone from outside. Some of the
suggested improvements were simple and straightforward but because
they were right under our noses and part of the day-to-day running, we
never actually recognised them ourselves.
"This is one reason why I would
definitely recommend ISO accreditation to other Peterborough
companies. Not only that, we are aware of a number of instances where
the ISO symbol has stood us apart from the rest and helped to secure