Supporting Local Communities
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
On a daily basis, Venn Group supports companies of varying size by sourcing exceptional professionals who can contribute to their success.
However, as a national business with seven regional offices and over 350 employees, we believe our potential to create benefit goes beyond our work as recruiters. Therefore, we encourage our consultants to pilot and take part in events that are societally beneficial wherever possible.
Over the course of the last twelve months, we have given local support to many of the community-conscious businesses that we work with. The type of action varies greatly depending on the organisation and their individual focus. On one hand, we utilise our knowledge within the recruitment space to benefit others. An example of this is the work of our London Education division, who have run pop-up CV surgeries at universities in the city, including Regent’s University London and London South Bank University.
Meanwhile, Jade Gorrod and Rula Tripolitaki, both members of Venn Group’s management team, joined the London Borough of Sutton as ambassadors for their ‘Women Mean Business’ event at Nonsuch High School. This involved a rotational Q&A with over 50 female students, who had the opportunity to 'interview' the ambassadors in timed sessions, asking about everything from motivation to CV advice:
“We were truly impressed with the enthusiasm from the pupils that we encountered at Nonsuch High School for Girls. We were delighted to be able to add social value in this way, and lend our expertise to advise and motivate these young women on how they can shape their futures.”
A different type of action was undertaken by Elise Lamberton and Kimberleigh Parsons from our Midlands office, who decided to decorate a ward at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital for Christmas. The benefit to patients who were facing a Christmas away from home was obvious:
“I’ve been wanting to decorate a ward with Christmas decorations at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a number of years, but have never worked for an employer that has allowed me time to do this previously. On top of this, the hospital is a great client of ours across various sectors in the Birmingham office, so we thought it was a great opportunity to give something back…With a bit of luck, we can help spread some Christmas cheer and brighten up a child’s day, who unfortunately, won’t be able to spend Christmas at home this year.”
Events such as these not only help our clients, but are also enjoyable and rewarding for our employees. We look forward to continuing to form partnerships with many more local organisations and contributing further to communities across the country.
If you would like more information about our social value, then view our full summary document here.