Social recruiting September/October 2022

Up and down the country, recruiters have been busy raising money and awareness for charities and those in need. Here are just a few of you...

VIQU pledges to support UN goals

Last year, VIQU IT Recruitment committed to support the UN’s 17 Global Goals, including on climate change and zero hunger. At the start of this year, VIQU announced its Green Pledge, a three-year journey. Having already achieved Carbon Net Zero within months of its announcement, the VIQU team have turned their attention to one of the UN’s other Global Goals ‘Zero Hunger’. So far, they have made two major donations of food items and toiletries to Birmingham City Mission, a local organisation which helps the homeless, and VIQU plans to do another food bank drive at Christmas.


Pertemps gives old laptops to kids

Recruitment specialist Pertemps Network Group has donated 60 laptops to a Midlands charity that provides devices for schoolchildren to help them catch up on their missed learning during the pandemic. The laptops will be refurbished by Wolves Tech Aid and then redistributed to families in need across the Wolverhampton area.



Hays rises to the 50km challenge for homelessness

In aid of its charity partner End Youth Homelessness (EYH), 54 employees across Hays UK embarked on a 50km+ challenge to raise awareness and funds for the youth homelessness charity (right and main image). The challenge, consisted of cycling 26km to and from the base of the tallest mountain in England, Scafell Pike, hiking 19km up and down the mountain, before completing the challenge with a 5km kayak on Lake Windermere. Their amazing efforts have raised £41k+ for EYH so far, with donations still coming in.


Eurobase golfers go a fairway for The Indee Rose Trust

Chelmsford, Essex-based Eurobase People has chosen The Indee Rose Trust as its charity of the year. The Trust makes bespoke treasure boxes for children around the UK who have been diagnosed with brain and spinal tumours. Three Eurobase staff members played four rounds of golf in a single day, starting at around 4.20am, walking more than a 26-mile marathon and raising over £1,800 on its GoFundMe page at




This week’s appointments include: Anderson Quigley, Astute, Nicholas Associates Group

People 16 November 2023

Social recruiting November/December 2023

You’ve been going to the ball, making noise, linking up locally and supporting communities since the last issue of Recruiter

Lighter Side 10 November 2023

Green means go for UK jobs

The Green Jobs Foundation was formally launched at the Eden Project in Cornwall.

New to Market 10 November 2023

Recruiters must take skills bootcamps seriously

Recruiters need to start thinking about how they support and place candidates who have completed skills bootcamps as the policy is here to stay, the CEO of a leading employment charity has said.

17 October 2023