ELAS employee shares canine capers to raise money for charity
Aug02

ELAS employee shares canine capers to raise money for charity

Working as a PR Manager for HR advisors ELAS, as well as a long career in journalism in both the US and the UK, means that Miriam Payne is used to being in the headlines. However, she’s normally writing the headlines, rather than being the subject herself! Miriam is a passionate animal lover and since adopting two rescue dogs, Ramsey and Blue, Miriam became acutely aware of the struggle animal charities have to raise funds, so...

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Why HR Managers make great charity trustees
Jul27

Why HR Managers make great charity trustees

Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited and Managing Director, Russam GMS explains why senior HR professionals are making a huge difference in the third sector. Many senior level professionals want to give something back to society and a growing number are doing this by offering their time, skills and expertise by becoming a charity trustee. Charities need a diverse range of skills on their boards and HR experience is something many...

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HR Managers doing CSR: “I love using my HR skills to help young people!”
Jul20

HR Managers doing CSR: “I love using my HR skills to help young people!”

Claire Williams, ACIPD, explains why she enjoys sharing her professional skills by volunteering as a governor at St Bedes Catholic Primary School in Chorley, Lancashire.  Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, PWC and KPMG are just a few of the major corporates whose highly skilled staff have opted to give back to the community by teaming up with SGOSS, an independent charity dedicated to recruiting volunteers from the business sector to serve...

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Offices, staffrooms: Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning needs you
Jul19

Offices, staffrooms: Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning needs you

What: Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning When: Friday 29 September 2017 Where: Offices, staffrooms and canteens across the country   Macmillan Cancer Support’s much-loved World’s Biggest Coffee Morning will be returning to workplaces and staffrooms across the country – for its 27th year – on Friday 29 September 2017. Having raised a total of £29.5 million in 2016, this year’s event aims to raise even...

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Monarch pilot conquers Everest, raising vital funds for Monarch Foundation
Jul18

Monarch pilot conquers Everest, raising vital funds for Monarch Foundation

It was uphill all the way for Manchester based-Monarch pilot, Paul Fox who has achieved his childhood dream of scaling the world’s highest mountain to reach the highest point on earth. Back in 2015 Captain Paul Fox was 6500m into his ascent of 8848m Everest when his trip was abandoned due to the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal. Almost two years on the keen adventurer has now completed the climb, raising almost £4500 for...

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PHMG staff raise over £28,000 for charity
Jul18

PHMG staff raise over £28,000 for charity

Audio branding specialist PHMG are firmly on course to hit its fundraising goal for 2017 having raised over £28,000 for charity.   Staff at the Manchester-based firm have been organising and taking part in a wide range of events to help smash their colossal end-of-year target of £50,000. Taking place under the company’s official charity, PHMG Foundation, recent activities have included a marathon and the Christie Tower Run, a...

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Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser
Jul04

Welsh employer supports male suicide charity with band night fundraiser

A leading Welsh property and construction firm has raised over £2,000 to help combat male suicide, the leading cause of death for men aged 20 to 49 across the UK, following the loss of a respected and popular co-worker. Jehu Group hosted a fundraising band night at popular Cardiff venue Tramshed in aid of suicide prevention charity CALM, which provides help to men who are down or in crisis, as well as support to those bereaved by...

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New funders enabling more charity employers to pay the real living wage
Jun22

New funders enabling more charity employers to pay the real living wage

  More charities will be able to pay staff the Living Wage now that four new grant-making organisations have joined the Living Wage Foundation’s scheme for charity funders. Often one of the down sides for quality candidates seeking work in the charitable sector is low pay.  While all employers must pay the minimum wage, few charity employers are able to pay their staff the real living wage. This is set to change as the Coutts...

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RSG supports Princes Trust initiative to get disadvantaged young people into employment
Jun22

RSG supports Princes Trust initiative to get disadvantaged young people into employment

The UK’s largest independent recruitment organisation, RSG, has named The Prince’s Trust as it’s chosen charity partner in a bid to help disadvantaged young people across the country take the first steps into work. The Prince’s Trust aims to support 60,000 new young people across the UK, helping to give them the skills and confidence needed to get a job. With five centres across the South, the aim is to reach more than 10,000 new...

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Recruitment start-up proves even the sky is no limit!
May16

Recruitment start-up proves even the sky is no limit!

Last month, London-based recruitment start-up, Love Recruitment, jumped out of a plane in the name of charity.  The skydive came as a daring bid to raise money for education material for their India-based charity partners, Nanhi Kali, meaning “for the girl child”. The company smashed their Just Giving page’s fundraising target by 158% which saw two of the office’s youngest, Ross Norton and Skye Vadas, jump out of a plane in April. The...

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How to get listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Employers List – HR Manager shares her secrets!
May16

How to get listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Employers List – HR Manager shares her secrets!

Being listed in the prestigious Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Companies to work for’ is often something HR Managers aspire to. It goes without saying that you want appreciation from the C-Suite, but there is nothing that satisfies HR Managers more than recognition for doing a good job for the people they look after, by the people they look after.  Unlike many such lists, for the Sunday Times list, it’s the staff themselves –...

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Hireserve donates technology to power ‘The Volunteer Pool’ – a new initiative to encourage staff volunteering
Apr24

Hireserve donates technology to power ‘The Volunteer Pool’ – a new initiative to encourage staff volunteering

Recruitment software specialist, Hireserve, has donated its ATS technology to power ‘The Volunteer Pool’, a new online platform which encourages staff volunteering. Poole CVS and Bournemouth CVS are two charitable organisations which offer support to over 1,500 charities, voluntary and community groups. These groups are crucially important because they provide a service to over half the population across Bournemouth and Poole. Poole...

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So you want to be a charity trustee?  Top tips for ensuring success
Apr05

So you want to be a charity trustee? Top tips for ensuring success

Guest blog by Ian Joseph, Chief Executive, Trustees Unlimited Embarking on a PhD is a real commitment; you have to count the cost in terms of how much time you can commit and you need to be passionate about the subject; a passion that will sustain you when the going gets tough. Sounds very much like the things to consider when becoming a trustee! And all this for no pay. People become trustees not for a financial reward, but so that...

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More than £1 billion given to charities through payroll donations
Apr04

More than £1 billion given to charities through payroll donations

Generous employees have donated more than £1.3 billion to charity direct from their pay through the UK’s first and largest payroll giving scheme. The huge sum – donated over 30 years – is even greater than the £1.04 billion raised by Comic Relief over a similar period and would comfortably buy the entire squad of Manchester United – the most expensive in world football – twice over. More than 220,000 people in...

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Pedal Power kick-starts new Whizz-Kidz partnership with Kronos
Mar28

Pedal Power kick-starts new Whizz-Kidz partnership with Kronos

Disabled children and young people’s charity Whizz-Kidz is delighted to announce workforce software provider Kronos Incorporated as its newest corporate partner. The three-year partnership – which has already raised thousands of pounds to support Whizz-Kidz’s work – was kick-started with a series of fundraising cycling events at Kronos’ Bracknell location. Kronos team members Steve Gracey, Rob Hiron and Paul Richardson (pictured)...

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