Our first speed dating (first stage selection) for Growing Talent commences with a quick fire speed session which enables employers to identify those they wold like to meet for a more in-depth chat about their roles on their sites.
With no cvs nor formal interview to undergo, the atmosphere is relaxed and laughter quickly flows.
Andy from Winlight Recruitment chatting to some participants….
For employers Growing Talent is the only way to ‘test drive’ someone in their vacant role ensuring they fit the role, team, company BEFORE hiring. Even more attractive is this doesn’t cost s penny. Run and funded by business for business.
Always smiling! Pedro and Sharaz from Pertemps checking out the untapped talent out there….
Equally important is the applicant experience. Growing Talent is only open to unemployed people over the age of 18 – no upper age limit – in London who have a strong will to work but need a little TLC.
Growing Talent enables unemployed people to shine and grow on their journey to employment. With a provisional job upfront, they are aware of the end job. As the employer trains them in that role during the programme, there are no surprises.
Kate from Firmdale Hotels returned to share the opportunities available……
If you are looking to get new talent in your business confidently and cost effectively or an unemployed and looking to get a role where you have the opportunity to prove yourself …… check out Growing Talent now.
Sergio & Lina from ISS – Sergio’s first time at speed dating!
What have you got to lose? Why not check out Growing Talent 26 in March?
Social mobility in action delivering equality and diversity automatically.
Jamilatou & Kelly with Ewen recruitment manager for ME Hotel Group.
Navin, Bernie & Amar are all joining MitieTDM at PwC. Pictured alongside Lois – MitieTDM & Allen – PwC
Below – Charlie-Ray & Katrina with their managers at Portico – Julie & Gary
Above Heaven with Dan Recruitment Manager at Firmdale Hotels, Natasha, Robert & Drew between them going to Covent Garden Hotel & Haymarket.
Featured above are Adeyinka and his manager from ISS – Andy. Stephen also joined Adeyinka at ISS.
Diverse talent and backgrounds amongst the guys with some brilliant stories of personal growth and development ahead.
It’s risk and cost free. There is some amazing, diverse talent amongst the invisible unemployed because they don’t have the skills, qualifications or ‘blag’ to ‘sell’ themselves in a recruitment interview. Believe me – employers/recruiters are missing out using cvs and traditional interview methods.
Be honest – were you trained for your job before being hired? I know I wasn’t – but I do have lots of ‘blag’. It wasn’t always that way for me. Which is how the seed for #GrowingTalent was planted back in the early 90s. With more labels than you could shake a stick at, I was stereotyped. Employers saw my labels not my potential.
A mutual ‘test drive’ saw me secure a foot into a job – which I held for over 4 years – before securing a permanent job in recruitment which I grew into a career before starting my own business. Multiple awards for getting well over 600 people with ‘labels’ into work later, I’m still amazed at employers hesitancy to give the same opportunity to others they received themselves when they were starting out.
The feature photo shows the diverse talent of those on the 21st programme of Growing Talent. All have commitment, empathy and drive to succeed. They just need a chance to shine. Luckily these guys have that chance.
Let me ask you a question – Where would you be now if someone in your past hadn’t given you an opportunity to shine? Pay it back and make a difference. Permanent employment changes lives – literally and adds value to employers’ bottom line.
Amongst our Growing Talent Associates we have care leavers, single parents, those with strong employment history and those with little, those with learning, social and medical issues, some are degree educated, some have been managers some run their own businesses. Now they have the opportunity to secure permanent jobs by training and growing in those vacancies before being hired. Open to anyone over 18 – no upper age limit. Defined by their performance not label.
Employers for Growing Talent 21 include MitieTDM, Portico, ISS, Firmdale Hotels, ME Hotel Group
What to get involved? Then get in touch!