Social recruiting July/August 2021

From climbing Three Peaks, running 100 half marathons and joining 100 other recruiters, you’ve been busy since the last Recruiter...


Benefer takes up the 100 Challenge…

Regular readers of Recruiter and may recognise the name Peter Benefer (pictured) – champion fundraiser, and chief hedgehog and wildlife supporter. A headhunter for CSG Talent, in the past Benefer has completed half marathons and the Three Peaks Challenge (going round three times, though). He has now decided to accept the challenge of the Captain Tom Foundation and complete the 100 Challenge. Not one to do anything by halves, Benefer is trying to complete 100 consecutive half marathons. He normally runs before work, trying to be out the door at 5.30am and taking 2 to 2.30 hours. “The first 50 were awful,” he told Recruiter. “I had constant aches, which interrupted my sleep. However, the aches are gone and I’m all good now!” By the time Recruiter goes to press, hopefully he would have completed the challenge on behalf of two hedgehog rescue centres – Hog House in Leeds and HERBY in Bingley. If you want to show your admiration, please go to his Justgiving page and donate.


…as 100 recruiters impact homelessness

Social enterprise Beam has launched the ‘100 Recruiters for Impact’ campaign with the goal of having 100 recruitment and headhunting companies helping homeless people into jobs by the end of this year. Over a dozen companies have already signed up to the initiative, including La Fosse, The Up Group, Otta, Leathwaite, Founders Keepers, JBM and 3Search. So far, the initiative has supported more than 100 homeless people into stable jobs in careers ranging from construction to healthcare. Recruiters looking to join the campaign can email [email protected]


MCG Group ‘peaky minders’ scale Three heights for charity

A team of 13 volunteers from recruitment company The MCG Group have completed the Three Peaks Challenge and raised over £5k for mental health charity, Mind. The ‘Peaky Minders’ scaled the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours, battling with harsh weather and tricky terrain. To add your support, visit the fundraising page here

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