At Cpl, Giving Back is integral to what we do. Through our many active CSR initiatives, we aim to better people’s lives and the communities in which we operate in.
CSR initiatives and activities are of real importance to our people, our clients, our values and our culture. To reinforce our people’s connection with giving back we enable our staff to choose the charities we support and how we support them in 4 main ways:
1. Volunteering of Staff Time
We encourage all our people to use 2 paid volunteering days each year. These days can be used individually or as part of a team effort to benefit a cause or community of their choice.
Charities our teams have proudly supported in 2017/2018 include:
- Special Olympics
- The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland
- Dublin Simon Community
- Charity Mind
- The National Autistic Society
- Cancer Research UK
2. Community Involvement & Skill Sharing
Our people are experts in their fields and are keen to share practical, useful advice with others outside of our group. We have strong relationships with minority and educational groups across Ireland including Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disability, EPIC, Junior Achievement, Junior Entrepreneur Programme and an award-winning partnership with Jobnet.
Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disability
Cpl has a strong partnership with the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Our consultants, directors and manages offer mentoring, CV and interview preparation, mock interviews and an introduction to the world of work.
“We are incredibly grateful to have Cpl on board with us as a business partner and it is already making a huge difference to both our students and our graduates”. Marie Devitt from TCID
EPIC – Employment for People from Immigrant Communities
The EPIC employment programme works with immigrants and refugees to help them integrate into Irish society. Cpl have been supporting their valuable work since 2008 through conducting mock interviews and providing constructive feedback to interviewees.
The participants come to our offices and avail of our interview rooms thus encouraging a “real life” interview experience. In the last 12 months, Cpl has supported a total of 165 interviews.
Jobnet runs 5 programmes a year to support individuals who are struggling to enter or re-enter the workforce. Cpl support this award-winning initiative by providing mock interviews, career advice and actionable guidance around networking,
Junior Achievement & Junior Entrepreneur Programme
A selection of our employees works with non-profit Junior Achievement to educate and mentor children in disadvantaged schools, inspiring them to continue to Leaving Cert and beyond.
Cpl are also strong supporters of JEP, which opens the idea of practical learning to children, parents and our education system. It’s an example of how accepting change and can be a positive force of disruption and prepare our children for the future of work.
3. Using Digital for Good
As Irelands largest recruitment agency we have an extensive global network of candidates and clients online. To raise awareness on a national and international level we use our social media platforms to promote charities and share our CSR ethos through the hashtag #CplGivingBack
Charities and causes we have promoted successfully through digital campaigns include:
- MPS Blue Day
- Cliona’s Foundation
- Paint it Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
- Temple Street
- Darkness into Light
In 2017/Cpl have collaborated with charities to host several internal fundraising events including Cpl’s Annual Easter Bake-off in association with The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland, Football vs Homophobia in association with The Rainbow Project, a Sleep out for The Welcome Organisation in Northern Ireland and the Christmas Gift Tree for Saint Vincent De Paul.
Cpl also makes direct donations to charities that are of importance to our people and our local communities, these charities include Cpl Crumlin Medical Research Foundation, Irish Down Syndrome, Irish Heart Foundation, Charity Mind, St Michaels Hospice in the UK and many more.