We offer expertise in recruitment and search derived from both the corporate sector and the social economy, but we also bring invaluable experience in corporate partnership work, business development and marketing, informing our selection of candidates for roles requiring these skill sets. What’s more, we are advocates of social change through mission-led innovation and entrepreneurship.
Our clients recognise the importance of working with a consultancy experienced in identifying candidates who not only have the right skill sets but also a true passion for social change.
We emphasise the need to fully understand the business and culture of our clients, as well as the characteristics of its leaders and line managers.
We offer a well-defined end-to-end recruitment process which has been instrumental in developing a successful track record of important appointments across the social sector and in mainstream business.
We have great connectivity to pioneering and active change makers and social ‘actors’ across the sector who share employment opportunities and in some cases are looking to use their well-developed skill sets to drive change in a new setting.
We have an acute awareness and understanding of the importance of responsible leadership and the need to galvanise employees into action through effective management and a relatable mandate.
Mindful of diversity & inclusion
This is a key concern in today’s recruitment world as companies endeavour to be as inclusive as possible. If you are a business focused on delivering social change or are a company embracing new ways of doing business to contribute to a more sustainable world, then you need a workforce which is resilient, productive and innovative. By encouraging a more diverse workforce you will necessarily bring employees with a new perspective to the decision-making table, presenting new ideas, different approaches, new ways of thinking, providing solutions and potentially mitigating risk. Diversity in the workplace and in leadership roles is vital if we are to really drive the social impact agenda forward.
Embracing diversity in the organisation’s recruitment process:
- Encourage a more inclusive culture and approach, placing positive value on diversity across the organisation
- Reinforce value of respect for diversity, celebrating differences in work and life experiences, different cultural and religious background
- Engage Line Managers in training programmes around unconscious bias
- Announce the organisation’s commitment to diversity in Job ads and Job Descriptions
- Remove names and possibly educational establishments from CVs which are presented to Line Managers
All around the world we see instances of corruption, autocratic leadership, narcissistic management, none of which sits well in the social impact arena. Instead, organisations with a social impact or sustainability agenda are in need of leaders with emotional intelligence and prepared to drive change though collaboration, inclusion and discourse, engaging multiple stakeholders, not just the shareholders. Careers4Change is well prepared to identify those leaders of change.