We are proud to be shortlisted once again for the REC Awards 2022. The ERA team have been shortlisted for ‘Community Impact Of the Year’ award, for adhering to their ethical values and mission.
We know our ethical approach and our support to our community has definitely made people look at ERA differently from the high street recruitment agency. Our not for profit model has given us a USP to feel proud of . We pride ourselves on working with our candidates and clients on a more personal basis – getting to know their needs and overcoming barriers with our flexible approach . Our skills as a team focus on people and we work hard to meet the needs of our clients , as our feedback videos and comments below show . Our ethical approach shows in the diversity of our staff and we have been commended on this from the NELC team . Our COVID team show cased this – the age range ran from 18 years to 63 years , male and female and they worked fantastic together.
We just want to help people into employment and we go the extra mile to help, guide and advise our candidates in their applications ; something Indeed doesn’t see. Not all people’s skills can be seen on paper so a more personal , face to face approach can identify these and match them with employers with greater success .
In Centre4 where we are based, we have recruited quite a few of the staff as the team has expended, and with great results as some have progressed onto management. One of our Digital Buddies that started with ERA ; Mike Waites, is a great example of how we identified skills in our candidates as we placed him in a permanent role with Centre4 and he is now the Data Manager here, all from the passion to volunteer for his community as his first step with ERA. Our mission statement says it all:
“To change the face of recruitment by making people our focus, standing by our ethical values and not for profit ethos;
always with our community and local business at the heart of our vision”