Social recruiting March/April 2024

ceo founder lynis bassett and MD naomi howells

Recruiters and their staff continue to donate money and time to charities. Take a look at a few of the many examples we’ve seen since the previous Recruiter

Class People puts its money where kids need it

Education recruiter Class People’s charitable organisation, the Class People Foundation, has announced its current round of funding available to support children and young people in early foundation stage, primary and secondary education across the Midlands and South-West of England. Schools and nurseries can apply to receive funding of up to £1.5k per establishment to support a wide range of projects. The annual grant has so far supported a dozen schools with projects worth around £10k and is hoping to fund at least 10 more this year. Class People recently completed an MBO led by managing director Naomi Howells (above, right), daughter of founder Lynis Bassett (above, left). Although CEO and former supply teacher Bassett announced plans to step back from her role, she remains fully involved with the Foundation.


Pertemps partnership makes Sense for employment

An ongoing partnership between the national disability charity Sense and recruitment giant Pertemps has seen around £100k donated by the recruiter to the charity since it started in 2022. Aimed at tackling the employment gap, the funding aims to help people with complex disabilities with job searching, job interviews and support in the workplace.

ResourceBank staff step up on Blue Monday

Resourcebank staff step up on blue monday

More than 50 staff from outsourced recruitment specialist ResourceBank walked 248 miles, the equivalent of walking between the company’s offices in Telford and Henley-on-Thames and back, on Blue Monday (Monday 15 January) in aid of mental health charities. The event raised nearly £2k for Action Medical Research, the company’s partner charity, and the Be Bold in Blue campaign supporting the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. Let’s hope everyone put their feet up for a well-deserved rest afterwards!

Charity work and volunteering remains key for Sellick Partnership

ella mason and simon briffa at wood street mission

Professional services recruitment firm Sellick Partnership has donated over £15k to charity, with staff taking part in almost 100 hours of volunteering throughout 2023. As well as charity lunches, quizzes and fancy dress days, the firm held five different sporting tournaments, including the Manchester Professionals’ Football League and a tennis tournament. Every staff member gets a fully-paid day each year to take part in voluntary work, such as at Manchester-based charity Wood Street Mission (pictured), and sight-loss charity, Henshaws: packing collateral, assisting with campaigns and helping to put on events.

REC AGM: New government set to create industrial strategy council

A new industrial strategy council that will set targets and monitor progress across government is likely to be created under the new Labour government.

New to Market 12 July 2024

QX Global Group receives £100m growth investment from Long Ridge

QX Global Group, a provider of business process management (BPM) and offshore recruitment services, has received a £100m investment from US-headquartered Long Ridge Equity Partners.

Contracts 11 July 2024

Home Secretary Cooper seeks to recruit border security commander

Recruitment begins today [8 July 2024] for a border security commander reporting directly to the UK home secretary as a new UK Border Security Command is established.

People 8 July 2024


This week’s new launches include: Alliance (CS), Crerar Hotel Group, Gaia

New to Market 8 July 2024