Tags: Charity

Charities urged not to take part in new Workfare scheme

The bosses of the 200,000 registered charities in the UK were urged not to take part in the government’s new ‘workfare’ programme launched today (Monday 28 April). The new mandatory Community Work Placements require that jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) claimants do six months work placement – or risk losing their benefits. Unite, the country’s largest union,…

IntaPeople kick-starts ‘20 for 20’ charity drive with ‘St David’s Day Dangle’ for Teenage Cancer

Cardiff-based specialist recruitment company launches year-long charity campaign to mark 20 years in business. While many were enjoying festivities in traditional fashion, this St David’s Day saw a team of brave IntaPeople recruitment consultants abseiling 177-feet from Newport Transporter Bridge for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Forming part of Jeff Smith’s Everest at Fifty challenge, which aims to…

Government measures could result in deaf workers losing their jobs

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) and other leading deaf organisations are urgently calling on the government to reassess cost-cutting policy changes to their Access to Work scheme, which are creating barriers to employing deaf people and preventing them from playing a full role in the workplace in the future. With deaf people already four…

Payroll Giving speeded up

New proposals to make it quicker for charities to collect donations and easier for employers to encourage charitable donations using Payroll Giving have been announced by the government. Following a consultation, the government is to almost halve the processing time for donations from 60 to 35 days, allowing charities to access the money that has been donated more…

UK Recruitment Squash Tournament raises £10,000 for cancer charities

InterQuest Group’s UK Recruitment Squash Tournament took place at Canary Wharf’s Classic court last Friday, raising £10,000 for Cancer Research UK, and secondary charities CLIC Sargent, MacMillan and Marie Curie. The tournament was won by leading global executive search consultancy firm Execuzen by beating the NHS team by a total of 91 points to 72.…

Charity calls on employers to end their ‘uncaring culture’ forcing people with hearing loss out of work

UK charity Action on Hearing Loss is calling on employers to end their ‘uncaring culture’ and remove the major barriers that prevent people who have hearing loss from progressing with their careers, forcing many out of work. In a report entitled ‘Unlimited Potential?’, Action on Hearing Loss – formerly RNID – is revealing the disturbing…

Business chiefs back payroll giving

Business chiefs have called on British companies to back a scheme that allows workers to give part of their wages directly to charity. The heads of multi-million pound firms including BT and Whitbread say lack of support within the business sector is preventing the Payroll Giving scheme from delivering on its “massive potential”. Despite being…

10 million interested in joining the board of a charity, but confusion remains about the role of a trustee

* 21% of British adults (10 million[1]) would like to sit on the board of a charity * Confusion about trusteeship remains: 51% of people don’t know what a charity trustee is * Young person’s game: 18-34’s are more interested in joining the board of a charity (28%) than retirees (15%) Getting On Board, the…

Charity Employees Hardest Hit on Pay Front

Charity sector pay is still as much as 18% below the private sector nationally and up to 16% in London, according to research by Croner, the UK’s largest provider of workplace information, software and services, part of Wolters Kluwer. The Croner Reward survey of more than 260 charities nationwide, representing over 47,000 staff, finds that…

Eversheds gives a little back to local communities

International law firm Eversheds is participating in its third annual Give & Gain Day 2011, the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering managed by Business in the Community (BITC). Sponsored by Eversheds, together with HP and Lloyds Banking Group, Give & Gain Day 2011 is dedicated to getting thousands of employees out of the…

Barclaycard Horizons announced educational grants for single parent s

Barclaycard has announced plans to give £150,000 in funding for educational and training grants, as part of the award winning* Horizons programme, to help lone parents back to work. The educational and training grants will be made available through Family Action, which administers the education element of the Horizons programme – with Citizens Advice giving…

Poor employee engagement costing UK businesses upwards of £17bn

If productivity of the UK workforce went up by just 1%, the nation would be in pocket to the tune of £17bn. The simplest way to boost productivity is by improving employee engagement, as studies have shown that highly engaged employees perform better than their unengaged colleagues[ii]. Key findings of a survey of 1,007 UK…

20 January – 20 February 2011 CoolTan Arts has a new art exhibition at Oxford House Gallery, London with works from participants and tutors. This multifarious array will boast something to suit everyone’s fancy, from abstract to realist and oils to watercolours. Examining the extraordinary, the ordinary and the imaginary through art and mind! CoolTan…

Oxfam has reinvented the way you donate your unwanted goods to charity by launching the first ever permanent workplace charity stock donation programme today. Oxfam Collects aims to bring in an extra £1 million worth of donated clothing, books, music and other unwanted goods directly through offices and workplaces across the UK. The scheme makes…