As a values-led business, social responsibility is embedded at the heart of our culture. As a result, we have an active and involved Community and CSR programme, from local start-ups, to world-wide organisations. Some of our largest partnerships include:
La Fosse Pro Bono
In 2018, we launched a first-of-its-kind pro bono recruitment and advisory practice to help charities combat the threat of a cyber-attack on their organisations. This groundbreaking programme sees world-leading cybersecurity professionals placed into advisory positions at charities and NFPs that need advice and support, for free. Launched with an event at the RAC late last year, the scheme is unique within the recruitment industry. The initiative has already been a success, with five cybersecurity professionals already committing to support organisations on an advisory basis.
James Parker, CEO of La Fosse, said: "Care is a founding principle of La Fosse - which includes caring for others, not just our clients and candidates. So it's great to see that so many share this view. We've been able to use the strength of our network to match some fantastic charities to some of the best expertise in the country. A heartfelt thank you to everyone in and out of La Fosse who has donated time and resource to make this happen."
Pro-Bono Work for Amnesty International - Helping businesses because it's the right thing to do
Charities such as Amnesty International often struggle to recruit top talent in the cyber-security space due to high salary expectations that they cannot meet. Despite this, these organisations are most in need of expert cyber-security advice: they collect both personal and financial information, process payments, and are often coming up against potentially harmful factions in their work, making them an easy target for hackers.
After forming a good relationship with Amnesty, we were keen to help. We approached top professionals in our cyber-security network to ask if they would be interested in supporting Amnesty International on a consultative basis for a few days per quarter. Neither La Fosse nor the cyber-security experts involved gain any monetary remuneration for this work.
Off the back of the success of our initial partnership with Amnesty, we are now setting up a self-perpetuating structure, whereby each charity we engage with goes on to recommend five others who they think could benefit most from our help.
Moet School Sponsorhip
An amazing, community-based, co-educational day school for over 250 orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi; we are proud to have worked with MOET since 2009 by donating contributions from our profit monthly. addition, some La Fossians have generously chosen to make monthly contributions from their salary to boost this commitment. MOET is close to our heart, and we love receiving our monthly photo updates from them!
Today, more than 1 in 4 children in England leave primary school unable to read to the expected standard. These children often struggle for the rest of their lives, with poor literacy leading to limited job prospects, poor health and low self-esteem. Bookmark is an exciting literacy charity that is helping children to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond, by creating flexible volunteering at the heart of our communities.
For every client invoice paid to us within 14 days, we make a donation of £10 to Bookmark Reading Charity. Given the volume of contracts we send a month, the potential for Bookmark - and all the children who they support - is huge. Also, individual members of our tea volunteer with Bookmark for their six-week reading programme.
We proudly sponsor BEAM, a London-based social-impact organisation, funding employment training for individuals who are homeless or at risk of being so. Beam, recommended to the individuals by a charity, helps them to raise the funds necessary to gain vocational degrees and qualifications in industries such as construction, hospitality and teaching, enabling them to leave homelessness behind for good.
Secret Leaders Partnership
As one of the UK’s top business podcasts, Secret Leaders features interviews with key figures from the UK tech and creative
ecosystem. From entrepreneurs (both early and late stage), to journalists to VCs, (and even royalty!) the series profiles those who have helped shape the
nation’s culture of innovation and growth.
Hosted by entrepreneurs and founders, Dan Murray and Rich Martell, the podcast was created to help fellow entrepreneurs learn from each other, and normalise some of the situations they encounter in their day to day to become better leaders.
Disability Confident Committed
We are working to ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations while building their careers at La Fosse.