Have you ever bought the Big Issue? Read it over a bar of Divine chocolate? Watched Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen? Visited the Eden Project? Shopped at the Co-op? If your answer is yes, then you already know a bit about social enterprises: businesses that are changing the world for the better.
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits.
Social enterprises are in our communities and on our high streets – from coffee shops and cinemas, to pubs and leisure centres, banks and bus companies…..and also here, as Prime Candidate.
Prime Candidate is a Social Enterprise organisation working across the UK, aiming to eliminate inequity in the employment market for the mature worker. PrimeCandidate.org.uk provides a recruitment service for the more mature worker and is the leading provider of hope and aspiration to candidates whilst supporting business growth and prosperity.
There are other organisations who say they operate like a Social Enterprise, but you can be sure that Prime Candidate, accredited and certified by Social Enterprise UK, work to provide support, guidance and jobs for the more mature worker, whilst partnering with employers to ensure that their business is enriched with qualities and skills to help development and growth within their business.
Prime Candidate is the result of a group of senior people who want to make a difference to the lives of the older worker, by providing an easily accessible and user friendly environment to capture their skills and knowledge, and presenting new working opportunities from employers who recognise the values that more experienced and skilled works can bring to their organisations.
We lobby the public and private sector to raise awareness of the ‘hidden’ workforce and how they can be employed to create sustainable growth.
We make our service accessible for all size of employer, from the micro, 1-10 people business, to large corporates, with an affordable and straightforward process of advertising new roles. We don’t have any gimmicks, just an effective and efficient system to match the right candidate to the right role.
We pride ourselves on our ability to match candidates, and our unique approach is utilised for all candidates and employers.
We also support employers with their commitment to Age Diversity programmes, Corporate and Social Responsibilities, and creating employer benefits, through our Outplacement Service. When tough decisions have to be made, this service provides added value to the employer and employee, in that the released employee can join our Outplacement programme to assess and consolidate new career avenues, whilst also joining the recruitment programme and accessing new opportunities. Again, we have designed this unique programme to provide ultimate value to both candidate and employer, with hope and aspiration for the candidate and an affordable package for the employer that helps them offer significant value to their HR and Employee benefits.