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A Different Approach to Talent Acquisition

Our new recruitment service will assist you to recruit and retain a diverse and productive workforce, creating opportunities for all members of society.

As well as offering a competitive recruitment service, our approach to candidate engagement will help you to target a wider pool of talent, diversifying your workforce and showing your commitment to social value.

Many traditional recruitment services fail to reach under-represented groups and as a result their employers miss out on committed and enthusiastic employees. We want to change that.


The Recruitment and Workforce Challenge

  • Are you finding it difficult to attract candidates with the right attitudes and skillsets?
  • Are you finding it difficult to find the best talent in the current climate?
  • Are approaches, which once worked, no longer providing the recruits you need?

It’s time to look at new and innovative ways to recruit and retain staff.

This isn’t just about competitive rates of pay, it’s also about doing things differently.


The Solution – Diverse and Inclusive Recruitment

  • Attracting and hiring the best individuals from under-represented groups can help to solve your talent shortage
  • Simple changes to the way you promote vacancies will help you to attract a wider candidate pool and give you a better chance of finding the right person.
  • Small changes to the way you assess candidates will give you the opportunity to consider a broader range of candidates with the right skillsets and attitudes


Build a Diverse Workforce with Aspire in Partnership

We offer a comprehensive recruitment service covering temp, temp-to-perm and permanent positions across a wide range of roles and business types.

  • We will support you to take positive action in your approach to recruitment and the way you make hiring decisions
  • Our team will target candidates from diverse backgrounds including minority ethnic, LGBTQ+, gender networks and people living with disabilities
  • We assess all candidates prior to submission so you can be confident the candidates you select for assessment are well prepared
  • In many cases, we pre-train candidates in the specific skillsets and functions you require – meaning they hit the ground running and less time is spent on induction


Onboarding and Retention

  • We can advise on best practice to onboard your new hires, so they feel included and able to deliver their best work
  • We will help you to take new approaches to induction, training and progression planning, which is a low-cost way of making a big difference

Our workforce development packages will ensure your recruits learn new skills specific to your needs, meaning staff develop and progress - increasing retention, satisfaction and productivity.


The Benefits

The most forward-thinking companies now see that diverse recruitment not only lies at the heart of successful talent attraction strategies; it supports wider business aims as well, including:

  • Mirroring the make-up of your local community – increasing your reputation as a good employer
  • Reflecting your customer base – customer-loyalty and attachment to your ethos
  • Aligning with commissioner priorities – many invitations to tender demand proof of social impact, a direct way of meeting those expectations.
  • Delivering Social Value – more and more customers and employees are as interested in a company’s ethos as they are in rates of pay.

Working with us will lead to results which showcase your organisation as an inclusive and modern employer, bringing significant benefits.

Proven track record 

The Growth Company has worked with the University of Manchester to break down the barriers that prevent candidates from a variety of different backgrounds from finding work. This partnership has proved that putting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of recruitment really works, as we have supported more than 4,000 local residents into roles at the university over the last 10 years.   

Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of  Social Responsibility at The University of Manchester, says: “We believe that by combatting these barriers to entry for candidates of all backgrounds, we can help improve the quality of applications and preparedness for work from local candidates, which supports individuals, families and businesses to thrive.     

“While progress is being made in supporting more inclusive recruitment across our region there’s still plenty more to be done - and services such as Aspire in Partnership are making a real difference for employers across all sectors of our economy.”   

Why should your workforce reflect its community?

Research from Cloverpop has shown that decisions made by diverse teams are better 87% of the time, with improved results 60% of the time.

Global management consultancy, McKinsey, revealed in their latest report on diversity that:

  • Companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians
  • Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 15 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians


Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 pupils in schools in the UK are from minority ethnic backgrounds, yet only 1 in 16 Board members in UK companies come from such backgrounds.
  • 16% of the working-age population are living with disabilities or long-term health conditions, yet only 46% of working-age disabled people are in employment compared with 76% of the general population
For more information or to start your journey to a more inclusive workforce with Aspire in Partnership, email or call us on 0161 245 4946.   


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