THE GOOD + FAIR EMPLOYERS CLUB CELEBRATES ITS SECOND BIRTHDAY
A message from the Club’s founder, Tanya de Grunwald:
Amidst the current gloom, we bring you some good news – the Good + Fair Employers Club has just turned two!
We’d like to thank all our Club Members (whose logos adorn our birthday card, above) for your enthusiasm and commitment to leading the way when it comes to fair, responsible and inclusive recruitment of young people. Right from the start – at our launch event at the end of March 2018 – we’ve been inspired by your energy and willingness to share both your challenges and solutions with one another so that we can all get where we want to go, sooner.
The Good + Fair Employers Club is still the only employers network that asks new members to pass a test before they can join (!) – and we love that all of you have risen to this challenge to demonstrate that you really do live by your stated values.
As the coronavirus outbreak has taken everyone by surprise, we anticipate that the Club will become more valuable than ever to our members this year. Nobody has ever had to work out how to run 21st century early careers recruitment (including attraction and on-boarding) against the backdrop of a global pandemic, so it makes sense for you to be in regular contact with your peers across the UK’s best employers of young people, to enable to you to discuss how it’s going, and swap ideas and solutions to help you tackle the coming challenges.
Since the Club started, we have run eight live events, at various fabulous venues including the Ned, the Groucho Club, the Treasury building and Channel 4. Whilst getting together in person is always fun, we see no reason why the magic of the Club can’t be transferred online during this extraordinary period (and perhaps beyond).
To meet this demand, we have already created a new members-only LinkedIn group, where Club Members are already asking each other questions and sharing successes and solutions.
And our planned spring event on mental health (see poster below) will go ahead as planned on 30th April – virtually! It’s likely we’ll also run regular drop-in sessions online, for informal discussion and knowledge-sharing in the weeks and months to come. As we like to say: “We run the Club, but you are the Club!” so we encourage you to use our network as much as possible during this tricky time.
If you’re a Club Member and have ideas about ways we can continue to support you this year, do get in touch. Similarly, if you’re not a Club Member yet but would like to be, please drop me a line via LinkedIn or through this link.