Mr X Appeal Drives Charitable Ambitions
With just over one week to go until the New Directions group of companies make their annual donation to the Mr X appeal, ambition in the office is running high.
The Mr X appeal asks businesses, individuals and groups of people to offer a Christmas present donation for young people living in poverty or care.
Last year the business heeded to the call of South Wales’ charity initiative providing gifts for over 50 children.
Leah Seltzer, who heads up the drive on behalf of New Directions comments ‘This campaign is so very important. At a time of year when people are enjoying time with their families, and indulging in all that the festive season has to offer, we need to be conscious of those who need a little extra support.
I set a personal challenge to recruit over 100 donations this year; this has been reached and surpassed. We will announce the final figure next week when we drop off our gifts’.
The New Directions Team will be dropping off their ‘gifts from Santa’ on Friday December 5th 2014.
New Directions Shortlisted as Employer of Choice
On 12th November 2014 New Directions was included in an elite list of recruitment agencies as a shortlisted employer of choice at the Recruiter International Awards.
The ceremony, which took place in London was to celebrate the top 250 recruitment agencies throughout the UK. The event was attended by New Directions Senior Management Team, Jeff Tune, John Andrews and Greg Element.
Speaking about New Directions inclusion in the top 250 list, Jeff said ‘to be shortlisted as one of the top 250 agencies in Britain was overwhelming. We all work hard to ensure that this business continues to grow, succeed and provide a recruitment and training sevice that is second-to-none’.
As an addition to being included in the top 250 list, New Directions were also shortlisted for ‘the best recruitment company to work for (£10-40m)’ category. The impressive shortlist which was sponsored by First Choice Software included a number of prestigious agencies from across the UK.
Victoria Deane, Group HR Manager for New Directions commented ‘the nomination for best recruitment company to work for comes after a really intensive period of hard work from all within New Directions. In the last 18 months we have achieved IIP status, as well as being named as a Hot 100 Recruiter and achieving many other accolades. Our teams, especially our employee forum, have worked hard to ensure that the best interests of those that work within our business are represented at all times’
Victoria continues ‘we became the first agency in Wales to introduce a supportive IVF policy. We also ensure that we offer our staff as many opportunities as possible to develop as professionals – we are exceptionally proud of this’.
New Directions is a group of companies that provide recruitment and training services to a number of bespoke employment sectors. The business experiences growth of around 20% annually with offices in 10 UK locations across England and Wales.
For more information about working for New Directions visit: http://www.new-directions.co.uk/careers/work-for-us/