Together We Build Dreams
Making the right decisions when recruiting can be a challenge. Get it wrong and it can damage your reputation, image, message, customers and ultimately affect your bottom line and yes the future of your business.
23% of new recruits turnover before their 1st year. If you hire 10 people over the year 2/3 of them will leave in less than a year. The months spent being unproductive, the effect on the rest of the team and their productivity, morale not to mention the time and energy the line manager invests with no positive outcome. When you are trying to build, grow or adapt in a business environment this can create a big gap in your business.
From your most junior to your most senior, everyone in your business has a direct impact on the service you are able to deliver, the reputation you create, your ability to adapt to the changing business environment and ultimately the growth and success of your business.
You need people to carry out important functions in your business but you want people who are committed, engaged and have potential.
Are you recruiting the people you need or the people you want?
Why we started Edworkation
Young people are our future; yes, it’s a little cliché, but it is the working world’s lifecycle. Transitioning from university to the working world is tough, but it’s a journey that we have all had to make and can relate to. We started Edworkation to help younger people navigate this scary and overwhelming world of work, in the hopes that we can support our future, today.
Edworkation is the bridge between the younger workforce and businesses. We see potential in people, help them harness their strengths and tap into their innate talent to build a better business for you long term. Businesses are more than just a building and sales targets; it’s made up of people, and when you have the right team, with the right motivation and support, your business will have the type of longevity that Fortune 500 companies have.
From a business’s perspective, onboarding is an expensive and lengthy process, so we want to help you find the right people for the role, and then help them feel like part of the team, increasing their motivation to stay on; thus increasing your employee retention.
This is why having a rock solid recruitment process is so crucial to your business, and your career. With Edworkation, your business and your career, whether you’re a company or an individual, will massively benefit from an unbiased, external viewpoint, building a team of people who are building a career they want, not a job they need.
Edworkation for Businesses
Your team is your business’s most valuable asset. Edworkation knows that the right team can support your business to remain agile and push your business to its fullest potential. They are the key to success and we know the formula to support your business on its journey to success.
Edworkation for People
People are change makers of our future and drive business success, regardless of the industry. We understand how impactful fulfilling your purpose is on a personal level, and have the tools to help you build a career that you want, rather than having a job you need.
As featured in the Chelsea Football Club Foundation
Chelsea Foundation’s Edge of the Box Club was launched in 2015 and over the past four years an impressive 4,000 start-ups have come through the programme.
One person who has benefitted from the Edge of the Box Club programme is Cassandra Hamilton who founded Edworkation. With the help of Chelsea Foundation’s programme, the former HR manager set up a business to help young people navigate the challenges of the work place after being made redundant and discovering her passion for helping people at the start of their careers. She said: “I didn’t think my confidence, awareness or knowledge would be this strong. It has helped me build such invaluable links that have helped to really accelerate my business.”
As featured in the Evening Standard
”I always preferred the human side of HR. I interacted with a lot of entry level young people, in their first or second job. I watched how much they would struggle for their goals in their probation, and after I was made redundant in July last year, I was not sure what to do.Cassandra HamiltonFounder of Edworkation
What clients have said about us
”I worked with Cassandra as part of the People Team at Boden. Cass was self motivated, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I knew I could always relay on her to help me out- which she did many times! Her ability to solve problems in a pragmatic and professional way was most appreciated. She has an amazing ability to build relationships quickly and work out what help and advice she needs to give. Her enthusiasm and energy is now channelled into her own business which I'm sure will thrive with her at the helm!Louis MayBodem
”Cassandra and I met on December 2019. At this time I was looking for my first actual job in the UK. From the very beginning she seemed a really trustworthy and reliable person. She made me believe in myself and in my qualifications. She provided great counselling and guidance before my interviews and she was by my side when I needed to. She brought the best out of me and I successfully got the job at CACI Ltd. as a Marketing Executive. I really enjoyed working with Cassandra, as she is a lively, dynamic individual with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. Thank you for everything!Athina DouzinaCACI
”Cassandra really knows what she’s talking about when it comes to career advice. She has been so kind and helpful to me as I begin the job hunt. She has given constructive advice on how to improve my CV and how to really sell myself as a graduate, the difference between cover letters and personal statements. Would recommend Edworkation to anyone! Very grateful for all Cassandra’s help.Ciara Ronan
”"As someone relatively new to the hiring process, it was great to have that on-going support of identifying candidates, having your input on candidates, having that soundboard after interviews to talk things through and generally having support throughout the entire process to make sure I ended up with the right person in the role.
Yes I would definitely recommend Edworkation. Cassandra is extremely personable, friendly and easy to work with. Her support, advice, and guidance throughout the process was invaluable to me."Natasha ClearySenior Marketing Manager, CACI
”Cassandra helped me bring my CV to the next level and made the search for a job in this climate a little less daunting. She has such a great knowledge for what employers are looking for on your CV and how to prepare for interviews.Livvy Kathryn Ellen Luke
I would highly recommend Edworkation to anyone looking for support and professional advice.
Cassandra has been so lovely and supportive!
”I attended the "Empower your job hunting" workshop by Google Digital Garage. I have to say, the title perfectly fits the nature of the event. As someone who is not very familiar with job-hunting in London, this was eye-opening. I was able to significantly enhance my CV after the event.Diego Chip
In addition, the networking sessions were a huge opportunity to meet interesting people and learn about the possibilities that are out there.
”Cassandra really knows what she’s talking about when it comes to career advice. She has been so kind and helpful to me as I begin the job hunt.Ciara Ronan
She has given constructive advice on how to improve my CV and how to really sell myself as a graduate, the difference between cover letters and personal statements.
Would recommend Edworkation to anyone!
Very grateful for all Cassandra’s help.