Employers get the best of both worlds with recruitment service

EMPLOYERS, are you looking for a way to fill your vacancies but also want to give something back which will help to improve the local community?

EMPLOYERS, are you looking for a way to fill your vacancies but also want to give something back which will help to improve the local community? Then help is at hand with a new recruitment service from Working Links.

The organisation now offers a full recruitment service for regional employers looking to fill any vacancy, from entry-level or unskilled positions right through to managerial posts. The new service is unlike any other recruitment service because profit is not Working Links’ main focus.

The service is free of charge for entry level or unskilled jobs, and for roles that require specific skills and experience, highly competitive terms are available.

By using the new service employers can be confident that they’re investing in the local community through the Links Foundation, the charitable trust that is responsible for managing and distributing Working Links’ Community Reinvestment Fund. Since its launch in 2004, the Links Foundation has supported almost 50 different projects throughout the UK – to date Working Links has invested more than £1.2m.

Abigail Conway-Todd, who manages the new service in the North East, said: “We believe that sustainable employment is the best route out of poverty, so we are now extending our service so that more people can find the job that’s right for them and move up the career ladder.

“And there are benefits for employers too. Not only do we offer a bespoke recruitment service but companies can meet their corporate and social responsibility pledges by helping to invest in the local community.

“This service really does combine good business practice with significant social impact.”

A dedicated team of experienced recruitment consultants provides the service across the whole of the North East and across all sectors, from hospitality, contact centre, public sector and engineering, to commercial and finance.

Stockton-based Brulines, which supplies information management systems to the pub and licensed trade, is already benefiting from the service, having used it several times in recent months to fill positions.

Christine Robertson, human resources manager, said: “The staff at Working Links have listened to our requirements and worked with us to ensure that candidates have the skills and experience we need. Brulines is very much an equal opportunities employer; using this service allows us to attract the right candidates for the right roles and also gives quality opportunities to people, giving them the chance of achieving their ambitions with a degree of confidence in progressing their careers in successful businesses.”

For more information call Jamie Gardner or Chris Martin on 07870 559 475.


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