2020 is a monumental year for us. This year we have partnered with seven key charities over the course of 2020 to focus on unemployment relief. From employee fundraising and voluntary outreach services to donating 5% of invoices made in May and October to our client's charity of choice, we look forward to making a difference to our wider community.
Creating opportunities for young people
As one of only 20 employer partners to Fast Futures, and the only recruitment company on the programme, we are committed to providing not only mentoring and mock interview training, but job opportunities with us and with our clients. With 5,000 young people from diverse backgrounds to be reached this year, this is just one of the ways that we are setting ourselves apart and engaging the next generation of talent. Find out more: https://www.avadolearning.com/fastfutures/
We strive to partner with companies that are aligned with our core ethical and sustainable values and beliefs, helping the overall economy.
We have donated £100,000 to charity so far. Throughout the year we work alongside our CSR partners through various fundraising initiatives such as our annual big October fundraiser where we donate 5% of invoices (in 2020 we raised an amazing £24,000). We also raise funds through charitable sky dives, employability workshops; working in partnership to make as much impact as possible.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
We are working with Enham Trust, The National Autistic Society, Mental Health Foundation and the Peter McVerry Trust on a campaign covering work placements, internships, training and other awareness-raising activities. Our mental health first aid training, workshops, and partnerships launched in 2020. We were proud to receive the APSCo award and partner with RIDI 100 on a mission to become disability-inclusive.
Our Innovative DEI Initiatives
We deliver a variety of webinars, podcasts and events focusing on DEI. Our DEI groups at Broadgate Search include our BioTalent social podcast and webinar series. We are proud of the award-winning, global impact we have had with our equitable initiatives and the communities we have built.
Recruitment Outreach Services
We provide voluntary outreach services to help our local communities with unemployment relief within various demographics groups including ethnicity, mental health, socioeconomic, veterans, gender and accessibility. We work with our social enterprise Ex-Military Careers and our charitable partners Smart Works, Blueprint For All and The National Autistic Society on our voluntary outreach services. One prime example is our 'Digital Inclusion' workshop on how to maintain a positive digital footprint and the power of LinkedIn, utilising our recruitment skills to enable attendees from underprivileged backgrounds to enhance their employability prospects and career opportunities.
Improving the health of our planet
We strive to recycle 99% of our waste and hold various initiatives including meat-free Fridays in our offices in an attempt to be a greener organisation.