Our Chosen Charity for 2023
Homeless Project Scotland
The 2017 UN Report, ‘Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals’, outlines seventeen global issues that still require action until equality, safety and fairness become the everyday.
Goal 8 within the report is to provide decent work; reducing the unemployment rate, with particular regard to young people. As a recruitment agency, this is something that is clearly in keeping with our mission to find work for as many of our candidates as we can. In seeking to achieve this goal, we have partnered with The Prince’s Trust (Scotland) and regularly take part in fundraising events and volunteering days.
We have also hosted our own annual charity quiz night and Hallowe’en or Easter themed Bake Offs to raise money. Further to this, we have also taken part in the Mary’s Meals Backpack Campaign, giving children in Africa access to basic school supplies such as pencils and notebooks.
Goal 3 talks about working towards better health and wellbeing. Mental health within the workplace is particularly important, as is getting the work/life balance right. This is something that is reflected in our Employee Value Proposition; offering benefits such as flexible working, access to an EAP, and in-house mental health first aiders. We also dedicate our blog to Mental Health Awareness Week related content.
Another important objective is found in Goal 5; striving towards gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls and countering deeply rooted gender-based discrimination. Here at HRC Recruitment, we are pleased to be led by both a female CEO and Founder. We offer part-time and flexible working solutions to those who are juggling work and parenthood. We also celebrate International Women’s Day via content and social media takeovers.
In addition to monetary assistance, we have recognised that we can support charities through our core business activity of finding the right candidate for the job. Our mission – to marry up jobs and talent – can support charities by helping them to find appropriately skilled members of staff or trustees. This gives the candidate in question great career opportunities to enhance their CV and experience but, in turn, offers a service to the charity and provides them with a reliable member of staff.
We believe that it is our responsibility (as a business and as individuals) to make a positive impact on the communities we live and work within.
HRC Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer and all applications for work will be treated as such.