Linx signs the social mobility pledge

Workforce Solutions specialists Linx, have joined the wider NRL Group in signing the Social Mobility Pledge.

They follow 550 businesses employing more than 5 million people, and representation of almost 2 million students through more than 50 universities, all keen to help shape the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Coalition members pledge to undertake community based social impact work in three key areas – outreach work, providing access to work opportunities and adopting open recruitment processes to ensure a level playing field.

The Social Mobility Pledge was founded to give organisations a platform to drive their community support work – actively encouraging them to work with local schools and colleges, and support opportunities within their own businesses for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain vital experience. Using their industry experience to share knowledge and encourage young people to start thinking about their future.

Reflecting on the important of this initiative, Linx Client Services Director Richard Hanson said,

“The people we interact with as young adults, the influences in our lives and the opportunities we’re given, go on to shape our future. That’s why the Social Mobility Pledge is so important.
Organisations like Linx and the NRL Group, make a public commitment to allocate their time and resources to help engage young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds, to help them build an aspiring future.
We join a long list of organisations who are putting social mobility at the heart of their operations and are delighted to be able to work with the wider NRL Group to progress this important focus area.”

NRL Group CEO David Redmayne also commented,

“It’s always been important for us to be able to support as many people as possible, whether that’s within our own teams, or when recruiting roles for our clients within our recruitment operations. We’re able to offer a wide range of opportunities across so many industries and know first-hand that with more diverse workforces, organisations flourish.
So when it comes to social mobility, we were delighted to be able to sign up to the pledge to reinforce the work that’s already being undertaken across our branches, as well as encouraging us to continue to focus on this important area.
The NRL Group was founded on a strong culture of doing the right thing, being accountable and giving back – so it’s rewarding to see our colleagues engaged in community initiatives that will help to shape the next generation.”

Organisations interested in finding out more about the initiative can visit their website.