Women in Engineering
Gender diversity is a priority for the Engineering industry, and we are partnering with two leading organisations working to promote the role of women across our sectors: the Women’s Engineering Society and the WISE Campaign.
We will be developing best practice, holding events and offering support to any of our clients who also prioritise this issue. There will be further opportunities to participate in targeted advertising in conjunction with an advertising partner to promote our efforts and those of our clients in promoting a gender-balanced workforce.
We will also offer outreach to schools and colleges around routes into STEM careers, as well as skills sessions around the recruitment process, and will be partnering with our clients to provide role model speakers.
Our sister company Cordant People is partnering with youth homelessness charity Centrepoint, a leading UK charity who provide accommodation, health support, life skills and opportunities to get young homeless people back into education, training and employment.
Cordant People have set a fundraising target of £10,000 for 2019 which they aim to meet through a variety of events and initiatives which will run across the business.
Not only are Cordant People supporting such a worthwhile cause through fundraising but they are also working with Centrepoint on an initiative to offer traineeships in branches to their young people in 2020.
For more information, visit the Cordant People website.
Modern Slavery is real… it’s happening and it’s closer than you think. The International Labour Organisation states that over 40 million people worldwide are currently trapped in slavery, and the National Crime Agency estimates there to be tens of thousands of victims here in the UK.
In 2017, our sister company PMP began a partnership with Unseen based on encounters with modern slavery in its own operation, and in response to increased press coverage on the issue. The business went through a process of changing the mindsets of its people through training, seminars and workshops. We needed to ensure that modern slavery wasn’t seen as a taboo, and that suspicions weren’t being hidden in fear of blame.
If you recruit in high volume, or have a supplier who does, it’s likely that 1 in every 200 members of your workforce is a victim of forced labour in some form – that’s one too many! And behind each single case is a criminal gang manipulating large groups of vulnerable individuals with promises of a better life; controlling their freedom of movement, housing them in cramped accommodation and taking their money. These people need our help to BE SEEN and BE HEARD.
PMP’s people are now a driving force behind the abolition of modern slavery; they want to spot the signs, protect others, and remove victims from situations of forced labour… and not just to benefit us but to benefit our clients, candidates, colleagues and the industry as a whole.
This is why we launched BE SEEN, BE HEARD; a campaign aimed at raising awareness of modern slavery in high volume recruitment and supply chains. There’s currently very little data, and even less best practice collaboration between business leaders which is why we need to join forces and start a movement… only as a united front can we drive change!
For more information, visit the PMP website.