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Ethical and innovative recruitment company bridges gap

Ethical and innovative recruitment company bridges gap between talented graduates and dissatisfied employers

Open Society, a network for young people and graduates at the start of their career, has launched an ethical and innovative recruitment service tailored to SME’s and start up’s, offering a unique try before you buy package.  

Launched in response to the rising number of unemployed graduates, and the recent figures from Edge Education charity stating that 1 in 6 employers are unhappy with the skills and competencies of current graduates, Open Society set themselves up as a social enterprise with the aim of supporting these talented young people in learning vital workplace skills whilst they search for a job in the industry they love.

Their new recruitment service is specifically aimed at SME’s and start-ups, offering companies the chance to take on candidates as paid interns for up to 12 weeks before having to make any decision to take them on as full time employees. Andrew Williams, Seventeen Events says “Open Society’s package suited us fantastically. We knew we needed someone quickly, but weren’t in a position to risk investing in someone without seeing their skills at work first. We were very happy with the candidate Open Society selected for us - we took them on as a paid intern and she now has a permanent contract.”


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