This Earth Day, we look at our dedication to being a responsible business and why our clients choose Impact as their ethical recruitment partner. Working positively with our team, clients, candidates, and wider community is part of our DNA. We believe a more sustainable world starts with us taking action!
Diversity & Inclusion
As people who really want to make a difference, we’ve talked to lots of clients about how important it is to bring in candidates from different backgrounds, especially those that have faced difficulties and our ED&I manager Dan, works closely with our team and clients to inform and educate, we asked him why businesses need to diversify their hiring process.
‘Diversifying the hiring process is great for both businesses and professionals from marginalized and under-represented groups. Whether it’s anonymizing CVs or having a diverse interview panel, companies are at their best socially and commercially when they’re able to attract and retain talent from diverse backgrounds. Knowing that you’re playing a part in ensuring a fair and equitable process for all feels rewarding. It’s a win-win at the end of the day!’
AfroYanga is happening this summer!
As part of our Social Impact programme, Impact is excited to be collaborating with one of our community partners Living Free UK to organise AfroYanga (meaning ‘African Pride’) – an annual Pride event that celebrates LGBTQ+ Migrants, asylum seekers, and Refugees of African descent and allies in the U.K. This is a special evening to inspire and celebrate through insightful discussions and workshops, professional networking and an Afro-themed entertainment with food, music, and drinks.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact Daniel.
Employee Involvement & Wellbeing
We appreciate the pressures of juggling life and work and ensure all of our team are looked after within a supportive and fun environment!
Our ‘Community Programme’ benefits charities and community groups, as well as promoting a sense of achievement and positive team building like our most recent trip, where the team headed outside of the city to plant trees.
Our team’s wellbeing is our top priority, so we enhanced our benefit package to introduce critical illness cover – a benefit we hope our team will never need, but we know how important it is to have the reassurance and support!
Ethical Business Values
We’re committed to using our position as a force for good! In 2019 we were accredited as a London Living Wage employer which means that every member of staff and our temps will earn a real Living Wage, plus we insist that all our 3rd party contracted staff are paid above the Living Wage too.
If you want to know more about our commitments and what the future holds for the rest of 2023 – download our market guide!
Impact recruitment agency is an accredited Living Wage Employer! This means that every member of staff and all of our temps will earn a real Living Wage.
The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate of pay which is based on the actual cost of living. It’s calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week.
The current London living wage for 2022-23 is £11.95/hour and UK wide rate of £10.90/hour, reflects the current higher costs of living.
Over 4,700 organisations, including Impact, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage because we believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.
This commitment applies to not only directly employed staff but also to our third-party contracted staff. We have ensured that we have a plan in place to ensure that all our third-party contracted staff, such as our cleaners, are paid the real Living Wage.
We are proud of this commitment as a Living Wage employer which is in line with our values and commitment to good business, and all temps supplied by us will be paid at a rate above the London Living Wage minimum.
If you are looking for temp work or a client looking to temporarily expand your team, why not contact us!