This blog was originally posted on doinggoodleeds.org.uk in January 2020.
Have you ever had a recruitment headache? Not sure how best to fill your vacancy? Struggling to pull together an interview process? Last year our team at VAL YOU were busy expanding and growing our recruitment service, with all profits used to support the work of Voluntary Action Leeds.
Maxine Woods, Operations Manager for VAL YOU, was keen to create a comprehensive service that supported the needs of the Third Sector:
“It’s important that Charity’s are able to attract the best people to their organisations, but often they don’t always have the resources or expertise to confidently recruit for their vacancies. We really wanted to offer a service that would allow us to share our wealth of experience, tailor the service to each organisation we are working with and do this all at an affordable price”.
The end to end recruitment framework was created which would ensure all aspects of the process were covered; from working with the client to produce a job advert, to fielding queries from applicants and hosting interviews here at Stringer House.
John Casey, from Leeds South and East Foodbank, explains why the recruitment service was the perfect choice for his organisation:
“We were already a VAL YOU Payroll client and have always received a good service so when we heard about the recruitment service we were interested to find out more.
Maxine was extremely professional and efficient, and was able to manage the full process. It really took the load off us.
VAL offers the complete package for recruitment, which for an organisation like ours with no HR resources it was a real benefit. I would strongly recommend.”
What are the plans for the future?
Looking forward into 2020 the team are expanding the service further and introducing an Associates programme for charities looking for specialised people with a specific skillset to help their organisation.
In addition the recruitment service will not only be working with the Third Sector but will also be offering the affordable service to small businesses and the private sector.
“It is so rewarding to see organisations recruit the best people and we hope to see more organisations benefit from this service in the future.”
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