Name of Company:Alium Partners
Alium Partners is an SME and leading global recruiter of interim executives across the private and public sectors. The firm established its CSR programme to engage with young graduates in the local community of Tower Hamlets who face barriers to employment. The corporate volunteers use their own business skills and expertise to support a project called Fastlaners.
They help young people draft CVs and develop interview techniques. Alium Partners also hosted interview days, director-led mentoring and advice sessions on networking. 50% of these candidates were helped into work after just 3 months of the project. The recruiters got involved with City Action and Heart of the City 18 months ago.
Alium Partners has reported huge business benefits from its CSR. It has helped embed a culture of professional development within its own company and has helped them identify new entry level team members. New staff the firm has taken on were initially attracted because of the positive CSR work of Alium.
- 50% of young people successfully entered the workplace after just 3 months.
- 75% entered employment after 9 months
- 600 hours volunteered
- 70% of Alium staff took part in volunteering