Since Heart of London Business Alliance partnered with Cross River Partnership to offer its members a free local recruitment service, a total of 115 job vacancies have now been filled for 21 of our business members, generating recruitment cost savings of over £330,000.
Alongside this centennial milestone six job starts were achieved last month, setting the team well on their way to achieving their annual target ahead of August 2018.
Working with West End employers to provide a simpler and quicker route to sustainable work for local people the Recruit London initiative has been operating in central London since 2009. Available to all our business members the free service will ensure businesses are met with to discuss their recruitment needs, before being provided a shortlist of candidates recruited from the local community. Candidates are then fully prepared for the interview process and the job, and carefully matched to the right employer. Once a candidate starts work, they will continue to be offered support for six months to ensure the opportunity translates into success.
Recruit London is managed by Cross River Partnership and delivered in partnership with Heart of London Business Alliance, The Crown Estate, New West End Company, Capco Covent Garden, and the Business Disability Forum. It is supported by Westminster City Council, Camden Council and the Department for Work and Pensions.