The recruitment industry's about to get shamed into eradicating the shady practices it's become known for.

"The Ethical Recruiter" podcast is a weekly episodic show that promises to get people thinking about how they can affect positive change within the workplace, and therefore ultimately improve the overall employer-employee relationship.

It's targeted towards bridging a divide between companies and potential employment candidates.

It will do this by featuring a mixture of staff, and high-profile business leaders, who will share their stories of how forward-thinking contributed to their own successes.

As Director Patrick Graham suggests in the show's trailer, "it's about helping (businesses) with their decision making or planning and shaping who you are."

EllisKnight, a Pangbourne-based recruitment firm is the first to become Planet Mark-certified, and there's a reason they've got there.

At the centre of their brand is the consciousness they demonstrate both as a business and individuals. They're very driven towards philanthropy, championing B1G1 (Buy one, give one), and indeed that charity's founder Masami Sato is one of the show's first planned guests.

Director Paul Smith was the one who come up with the idea of a podcast for Ellis Knight. And he was clear from the beginning that he didn't want a podcast about recruitment. He wanted it to be about far more than that.

"If every business made a small change or were inspired by a guest or something we've done and we've given that platform to make a good, positive difference... that's a worthwhile podcast to host", said Paul Smith.

And the company means business. Unlike many marketing departments who decide to start a podcast, this isn't a show made by simply placing a phone on a desk and talking into it.

They've brought in the help of a professional podcast production company, Oxfordshire-based Podknows Productions. As a result, every episode is recorded using professional-grade equipment.

But it's not all seriousness.

A lighthearted aspect of the show comes in the form of the fun-loving banter they have with their other Director, and friend, Dave Holby-Wolinski, otherwise known as "Dave the rower" by adoring fans in his home town of Basingstoke.

Listeners will be treated to stories of Dave's foray into the world of acting, and the many hilarious stories he has to offer about such topics as football and his relationship with TV broadcaster Anne Diamond! You'll need to listen, to learn more about that!

 

The Ethical Recruiter podcast is available on all major podcast apps, including Apple, Google, and Spotify. Links:
Here's how to subscribe via Apple Podcasts!
Here's how to subscribe via Google Podcasts!
Here's how to subscribe via Spotify!

 

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Last week, we celebrated the Living Wage week 2020; where accredited employers spread the word about all the benefits that brings to pay above the minimum wage to their employees. Also, more now than ever, it was a powerful campaign to encourage more organisations to join the movement and promote a better income capacity for everyone.

 

What's the Living Wage?

The Real Living Wage campaign is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay. Employers choose to pay the real Living Wage on a voluntary basis - it provides an ethical benchmark for responsible pay.
The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by nearly 7,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets every day needs; the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist. Over 250,000 employees have received a pay rise as a result of the Living Wage campaign.

The new rates are officially announced:

  • The London Living Wage is currently £10.85 per hour. This covers all boroughs in Greater London.
  • The UK Living Wage for outside of London is currently £9.50 per hour.

*The rates are calculated annually by the Resolution Foundation and overseen by the Living Wage Commission, based on the best available evidence about living standards in London and the UK.

The EK team has a meeting every Friday specifically to talk about their CSR, sustainability, and charitable efforts, to spread awareness throughout their staff.
Last Friday meeting, as part of the Living Wage week celebrations, the team decided to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 'No Poverty' donating via B1G1, with the following projects:

  • Shaun - Provided Music Training for a Child (3 music training sessions to help vulnerable children).
  • Emma - Supported an Entrepreneur in Africa (5 dollars to support entrepreneurs in Africa).
  • Stephanie - Provided Better Schools for a Better Life (50 days of access to improved schools and learning opportunities).
  • Maddie - Gave Families a Bank Account to Prevent Child Trafficking (180 days of access to a community bank for a migrant family in need).
  • Declan - Gave a Meal for the Homeless (3 nourishing meals to homeless people in South Africa).
  • Sam - Protected a Colombian Child from Sexual Exploitation (20 sexual exploitation prevention workshops to children in Colombia).

 

Read more about our CSR & Sustainability efforts, partnerships and impacts here: https://www.ellisknight.com/csr-and-sustainability

 

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