The Organisation – Start It Right
Croydon-based CIC, Start It Right, is a non-profit organisation focused on creating stimulating environments to engage young people through informal learning and play. The organisation runs a whole host of holiday schemes and youth projects across London which are designed to provide support to children facing challenges such as child poverty, mental health and obesity. Through their work they are providing access to a solid network of support – whether that be in school or youth provisions – which will help these young people transition into happy and healthy adults with affirmative goals and aspirations.
The Brief – Review, feedback, streamline
Start It Right came to Link UP with the hopes of reviewing their HR onboarding processes for their volunteers, staff and board members. The organisation was looking for assistance from an experienced Skilled Volunteer who could help them produce a more streamlined procedure using their current recruitment platforms, and also feedback on their current recruitment process and policies.
The Solution – Charlotte, an industry expert with a passion for people development
Charlotte boasts more than 18 years’ experience working in the Finance industry across a plethora of roles including people development, risk management and business strategy. Not only that, but she’s hugely passionate about people and their experiences in the workplace which is highlighted through her varied coaching and mentoring roles. Charlotte was able to share her knowledge about how to effectively bring people into a CIC and give new insights and perspectives which is invaluable to an organisation that wouldn’t otherwise have access to this high-calibre of skills.
“It was wonderful to be able to contribute to Start It Right’s inspiring mission of supporting youth in their community. Knowing that my support has helped to save them time in the long-term so they can do more of what they do best has given me a great sense of purpose.” – Charlotte
The Result – Time and money saved for the things that matter most
Following the completion of this Skilled Volunteering Project, Start It Right now has a fully functioning HR toolkit, with links to all relevant documents, to support their recruitment of volunteers, staff and board members. Being able to access all the required information quickly and follow new clear procedures has meant they feel better equipped to do their work as a result of this project due to all documents and processes being streamlined and easy to find and follow. This will have a hugely positive impact for them because it means less paperwork overall and also avoids duplication of work, thus giving them more time to support their end users.
“Companies always get offers from various external organisations and there is ALWAYS a catch. However, Link UP London does what it says and is very swift with the support it offers and how it is all put together. I would fully recommend them to any establishment, new or old.” Alexia, Start It Right
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