Supporting our Employees’ Endeavours
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Maire Gerrard — No comments
The most important part of Venn Group is undoubtedly our people, as it is through them that we continue to grow our reputation as a market leading recruitment consultancy. Therefore, we believe in supporting our employees’ growth in all aspects of their lives.
Within the office, our consultants all receive individual and group training from their very first day on the skills needed to become a successful consultant. This facilitates fast career development, allowing them to achieve promotions and pay rises through our unique Pathways & Milestones progression model.
However, while Venn Group offers exceptional career opportunities, we recognise there is more to life than work. Therefore, we support our staff in their interests outside the office. A key example of this is the sponsorship of our Midlands consultant, Sophie Powell, in her global karate endeavours. This has had a monumental impact on her ability to represent her country:
“The support meant everything to me. As the Shukokai Karate Federation (SKF) is an amateur association, members of the England squad are required to self-fund their international competitions. Without my Venn Group sponsorship, I genuinely wouldn’t have been able to afford to go to Sweden and represent my country in the KSI World Championships, so it is massively appreciated.”
Another large part of our social value is the importance we place on giving back. Our involvement with charity runs cohesively alongside our business objectives, with our employees voting annually on our corporate ‘charity of the year’. However, we go a step further by giving everyone two days of paid annual leave for volunteer and charitable activity.
This is not confined to activities in aid of our charity of the year, giving people the freedom to benefit causes that resonate or have a particular significance to them. An example of this was a challenge undertaken by two consultants earlier this year, who used their charitable days to walk 153 miles from Warwick to our London Bridge office in aid of the Myton Hospice. They raised a staggering £2500 for the hospice, who had cared for the father of one of the walkers in 2018.
In addition, our Director, Robert Bowyer is in the middle of a mammoth 410km cycle to Holland today in aid of the Wooden Spoon; the children’s charity of rugby. They fund life-changing projects across the UK and Ireland to support children and young people who have disabilities or are facing disadvantage.
If you would like to know more about our social value, then view our full summary document here.