Founded in 2009 by social entrepreneur Jan Golding, Roots HR is the UK’s first and only specialist HR provider for social enterprises and civil society organisations.
This milestone is another boost to the organisation following news last year of its inclusion in the RBS Top 30 list of Fastest Growing Newcomers in the UK Social Enterprise sector.
Roots HR’s 100-strong client list illustrates the vibrancy and diversity of the civil society sector and includes the CBSO, the Royal National College for the Blind, Performances Birmingham Ltd, Action Aid UK, VoiceAbility and many local organisations such as YMCA Worcester, Jericho Foundation, Social Enterprise East Midlands and Deaf Direct.
Roots HR’s 100th client is the Centre for Equality & Diversity (CfED) in Dudley, a charity whose mission is to promote a fair society in which the full range of minority groups that exist can make a positive contribution in their communities.
“We designed, managed and delivered an ‘assessment centre’ style recruitment exercise for the client as part of a major Big Lottery-funded partnership project,” Jan Golding says. “This was a great example of how good HR support can really add value to what many would see as an important but rather routine process such as recruitment and selection. But getting recruitment and selection right are the lifeblood of a business — and that means delivering fairness, quality and equality, transparency and a great result.”
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